Comet Weekly Update

Thursday, October 20th

Hello Leland Comets!

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Recently at LPS...

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At recess, Sylvie, Elsa, and Merideth have been choosing to spend their time cleaning up our play ground. We are so grateful for these caring students who are taking the initiative to keep our school beautiful! Learn more about how IB schools encourage children to take action by watching the video linked below...

(Click "View" 1. Connect: How is action taking place in a PYP classroom?)

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Enjoying healthy snacks!

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AP Psychology created edible brains to learn the structures of the brain and their functions.

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Playoff excitement is in the air! Varsity Soccer plays tonight at 6pm

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Congratulations to our Cross Country runners for their hard work and success at the St Mary's Invite! The Boys took first place. The Girls second place. 9 individual medals were taken home.

Important Information & Events

Upcoming Dates to Remember

October 28th - Picture Packages and Retake Day


November 1st - No School for Students/Staff Professional Development Day


November 9th, 10th, 11th - Dismissal of Students - 11:30 a.m.


November 9th & 10th - Progress Reports and Parent Teacher Conferences. You will be able to go online to schedule in the afternoon or evening blocks in person or online.

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Dress Code / Cold Weather Reminders / Recess During Extreme Weather

The weather has transitioned in the last week. Please ensure your child has cold and rainy weather clothing during the school day.


Please also reference the LPS Dress Code linked below as a guide for appropriate clothing options during the school day.


During more extreme inclement weather (pouring rain, extreme cold), we make the gym available for inside recess.

Lost & Found

Students in Eryn Sluiter's classroom have started a lost and found project. If your child has misplaced a clothing item or some other possession, please check the link below. If you see your child's misplaced item, complete the claim form and the item will be returned to your child. Mrs. Sluiter has a couple of parents to help and if you would like to offer your support to this amazing project, please let her know!

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~ High School Halloween Dance ~

This Friday October 22nd there will be a Halloween Dance in the elementary wing. Come prepared to compete for a variety of costume contest categories.
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Middle School Student Council is throwing a Halloween Movie Night!

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LPS Drama Presents... Imagine It! - October 27, 28 & 29

Imagine It!

Think about a place called Town that has strict rules on imagination. Now think about some
determined kids who have other ideas and begin their journey to show others the potential of
imagination. Soon everyone is realizing how important it is to being one’s self and to have
one’s happiness. Watch and listen to IMAGINE IT! as the songs and acting illustrate the fears,
determination and laughter!

IMAGINE IT! is a one act musical play, lasting about 45 minutes with no intermission. Tickets
will be sold at the door, or the box office, or at mynorthtickets.com. Adult tickets are $12.00
and child/student $10.00. This play is appropriate for all ages.

News From the Counseling Office

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Free Zoom hour for parents to learn how to help with social emotional skills

News From The Athletic Department

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This Weekend in Sports

Thursday, October 20th

Varsity Soccer @ District Finals (Suttons Bay) - 6:00pm


Friday, October 21st

No Events


Saturday, October 22nd

Varsity Volleyball vs Leland Invite - 8:30am

Varsity Cross County @ Class D State Finals - 12:00pm

News From The Cafe

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Manage lunch money at the link below!

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*Edit to the menu* There is no school Tuesday November 1st

News from the Nurse's Office

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LPS has take home Covid tests!

Take-home Covid tests are available at the front office. We are happy to distribute these to families upon request.
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Covid guideline reminder from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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Read & Sign Parent/Guardian Medical Consent Policy

Parents/guardians must provide consent for their minor child for nursing care provided by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department School- Based Nursing Program (SBNP). Students without a signed parent/ guardian consent will not be seen, except for a student’s first visit to the school-based nurse, when staff will call the parent/ guardian before providing any services, for a one-time-only verbal consent. The waver is linked below.

News From The Media Center

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The media center has received a shipment of 4 big boxes of new books! Be sure to stop by and check them out

This year we are trying to reach a goal of 20,000 books checked out as a school. In the first six weeks of school, the media centers have checked out a total of 2,962 books. We are updating the count on a flip chart each morning in the elementary library so students can see how close we are to reaching our goal!
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Use this QR code to view the Media Center's catalog of books!

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Global Read Aloud

Multiple 1st through 7th grade classes at LPS are participating in an initiative called the Global Read Aloud. Over the next six weeks, these classes will be joining millions of students from around the world as they all read and discuss the same books. Students will be making connections between the stories and some classes will even be connecting with other children from around the world to discuss the books! Authors being celebrated this year include Christian Robinson (a selection of picture books), Jason Reynolds (Stuntboy), and Varsha Bajaj (Thirst). Ask your elementary and middle school students about their reading selections in their classes!

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Overdue Books

Secondary students will begin to receive overdue email notices from the media center each week in their student email accounts. We appreciate your help in getting materials back to the library so other students may use them!

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Sora App

Mrs. Clark, our Media Specialist, is demonstrating the use of the iPad app Sora, our eBook/eAudiobook app to the upper elementary students and then will move on to secondary students. Students have access to thousands of titles with just a tap of their hands on their iPads! Readers earn achievements in the app by trying different genres and being well-rounded learners. If you have questions about Sora or the media center, please email Anne Clark: aclark@lelandschool.com

Around The County

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Young Life *Revised* Schedule

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A fun opportunity to eat pizza and give back!

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Tap dance for upper elementary or more experienced elementary students.

Tap Time 4-H Club (first offering) will be held this fall at Leland Public School with our wonderful 4-H leader Robin Carden! For all returning Tiny Tappers cloverbuds (*ages 5-7 as of January 1st, 2023*), as well as beginner youth ages 8-9, and meeting on five Wednesdays, November 9th through December 14th (no meeting on November 23), from 3:30-4:00 pm in Mr. Evans' room. Once our 7 spots are filled, we will add people to a waitlist. Families will register youth in 4HOnline (https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in) in SPIN Club Tap Time 4-H Club. The only thing needed for the club will be tap shoes! To register for this free club, please contact Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator Rosali Collier at collierr@msu.edu or by calling our MSU Extension office at 256-9888.
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Tap dance for lower elementary students or beginners.

Tiny Tappers 4-H Club (second school offering) will be held this fall at Leland Public School with our wonderful 4-H leader Robin Carden! For all cloverbuds (*ages 5-7 as of January 1st, 2023*), and meeting on five Thursdays, November 10th through December 15th (no meeting on November 24th), from 3:30-4:00 pm in Mr. Evans' room. Once our 7 spots are filled, we will add people to a waitlist. Families will register youth in 4HOnline (https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in) by choosing SPIN Club Tiny Tappers 4-H Club. The only thing needed for the club will be tap shoes! To register for this free club, please contact Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator Rosali Collier at collierr@msu.edu or by calling our MSU Extension office at 256-9888.

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Halloween at the Government Center is back for the first time since 2019!

All offices in the Government Center will still be open for business until 5 pm on October 31. Halloween is on the 1st floor only of the Government Building.
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Catholic Charities West Michigan now offers two parent support groups, Parenting Journey and Parenting in Recovery.

These groups are held in Leelanau County for any and all parents who are interested in attending. The cost is free and a meal is provided at every group. Parents just need to call (231)-463-0137 and get registered! We hope that you are able to help spread the word in our community!
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Local All Star Drivers Education

Allstar Drivers Ed will be hosting a Segment 1 and Segment 2 class soon! Locations include Suttons Bay and Traverse City. Please check the Allstar Website for more information.
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Leelanau VFW Holiday Gift Assistance Program

Register with this program for assistance with holiday gifts.

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