Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, October 13th
Hello Leland Comets!
This week was full of sentimental sendoffs and sweet welcoming of new seasons. We savored what was likely our last warm temperatures as we welcomed more cool and blustery weather. Kindergarten watched their chrysalis turn to a monarch then wished their class butterfly good luck as they released her outside. Sports teams played important end of regular season games while celebrating parent and senior nights. Many classes are wrapping up units and starting in on something new! Fall is a great time to practice the art of celebrating change. Before you head off to enjoy sweet and sentimental moments this weekend, look over the weekly update for information important to your family!
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Recently at LPS...
Beautiful views from Mrs. Wheeler's room!
Alper's family donates for celebration of Apple Crunch Day on Monday.
Field trip to the apple farm!
1st - 2nd had an incredible field trip to the Apple Farm this Monday! Thank you to our chaperones, and a HUGE thank you to the Miezio family. The Miezio's not only opened their busy, working farm to our students, but also provide us with apples every week to fill the bellies of our hungry kids in the classroom.
Be free butterfly! Kindergarten watched as their monarch butterfly emerged from her chrysalis. They said hello and then wished her good luck as they released her outside!
Hello cool blustery weather! We started the week in sunglasses and short sleeves. We are ending it with upside down umbrellas!
1st grade math students are practicing writing and solving their own number stories. This strategy can be used at any developmental level.
Señora Creamer instructing students in MS Spanish.
Boys Soccer celebrates a win for their last regular season game and SENIOR NIGHT.
Important Information & Events
Fill out the lost & found form to have your item returned to you in your home room or advisory!
Mrs. Sluiter's life skills class has taken on the lost and found craziness! They took inventory of the ever growing pile and created a system for returning items to their kid! They will check the google form each day around noon and return claimed items to their kid's home room or advisory.
Middle School Student Council is throwing a Halloween Movie Night!
LPS Drama Presents... Imagine It! - October 27, 28 & 29
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 Classroom
Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program Move This World can be used at home!
To support our students’ social emotional needs and mental health, we are using a video-based social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum from Move This World. I’m excited to share that you’ll be able to access this helpful curriculum at home, too!
Social emotional learning is how students learn to process and manage emotions as well as important social skills. It includes everything from goal setting to stress management, and it provides both children and adults with tools they can use to express themselves authentically and safely. SEL helps students build healthy relationships, communicate effectively, and live a meaningful life.
Below, you’ll find log in instructions:
Practicing social emotional learning at home can help your students:
Identity and recognize their emotions.
Build critical social skills.
Connect with themselves and others.
Navigate challenges they may be experiencing.
Adjust to the new school year.
Move This World is a social emotional learning program delivered through an extensive online library of PreK-12 videos and resources rooted in creative expression that help students, teachers and staff develop a common language to improve communication and build trust. We’re so glad that you’ll be able to access Move This World videos and resources at home, and hope they are helpful for your students and family.
Learn more about how it works here.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions!
For more information see the link below
News From The Athletic Department
This Weekend in Sports
Thursday, October 13th
MS Soccer vs MNMC - 4:30pm (Parents Night)
MS Volleyball @ TC Christian - 4:30pm
Friday, October 14th
MS Soccer vs Benzie - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 15th
Cross Country @ LLSM Invite - 9:30am
Varsity Volleyball @ TC Central - 11:00am
News From The Cafe
Parents are welcome to attend the Local Wellness Policy committee meeting next Tuesday October 18th from 12:15 - 1:15pm.
The Local Wellness Policy committee consists of Food Service staff, Physical Education Teachers, School Counselor, School Nurse, Behavior Team, Administration staff and parents. We believe that we cannot achieve our primary mission of educating students if students are not physically, mentally and socially healthy. We focus on the health of the "whole child."
Parents are welcome to attend the meeting next Tuesday October 18th from 12:15 to 1:15pm. Please RSVP to FS Director Shawna Seitter @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Yummy local heirloom tomatoes came in this week! Thank you cafe staff for prioritizing local ingredients!
Manage lunch money at the link below!
*Edit to the menu* There is no school Tuesday November 1st
News from the Nurse's Office
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
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!
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!
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!
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: email@example.com
Around The County
Halloween at the Government Center is back for the first time since 2019!
Catholic Charities West Michigan now offers two parent support groups, Parenting Journey and Parenting in Recovery.
Join MS Youth Group at Pedaling Beans or HS Youth Group at Roman Wheel!
Middle School (Wyldlife) started meetings on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Pedaling Beans.
High School (Young Life) started meetings on Sundays from 6:45 - 8:00pm at Roman Wheel.
Please contact Carol Hoag at (989) 941-1882 with any questions.