Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, June 8th
Recently at LPS
Leland is so proud of our spelling STAR, Hazel! She competed in the Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington DC 🐝 We had a huge send off party for her complete with Taylor Swift vs Famous Poet Trivia(she is our resident Expert Swiftie), a dance party, and a K-12 student tunnel! Little schools are strong because they operate like a big team. When one teammate struggles we all feel it and are there to support. When one teammate succeeds we all feel it and are there to support. Thank you for sharing your national success with us Hazel. You have raised the bar and lifted the team up! 💪🐝☄️💜
LPS HS students who were accepted to the Finnish Foreign Exchange Program met their student counterparts in Finland over Google Meet and exchanged snap chats! This program focuses on studying US and Finnish Forest Systems in an effort to expose students to new ideas they can bring back to their own countries and lives. Finnish students will visit LPS for 10 Days in the Fall of 2024 and LPS students will visit Finland for 10 days in the Spring of 2024.
These Leland boys played in the state cup final with their Northstorm team and won 5-0!
Way to represent Comets!
7th Grade Social Studies final project exhibition!
LPS Staff Carol Shipley Aide to Carmella, helped Carmella develop this garden project for her end-of-the-year social studies project. Mrs. Carol Shipley, Carmella and many others at school spearheaded this environmental cleanup project for the garden area beside the playground. Carmella worked hard on the project!
LPS Counselor Kevin Blohm and student volunteers planted potatoes, tomato starters, basil, cucumbers, peas, beans, zucchini, and lettuce this spring. One bed is also full of strawberries, a perennial plant that will be ripe soon. The lettuce is ready to be enjoyed, and the rest will be ready later this summer and into early fall. Please help yourself, especially the lettuce, which will go to seed if it is not picked.
Thanks to Carol Shipley, along with Carmella Valentine and her family, we have a beautiful new green space on the side of the building near the elementary entrance. This garden includes lavender, yarrow, and black-eyed susans, to name a few.
Important Information & Events
Thursday, June 8th - Grade 5 Mackinac Island
Friday June 9th - Tuesday June 13th - Final Exams MS & HS
Friday, June 9th - MS Field Day, Hancock Field
Monday, June 12th - Half Day 11:30 dismissal
Tuesday, June 13th - 5th grade Graduation Old Art Building
Tuesday, June 13th - Half Day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION READY FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
Members of Leland’s brand new Parent Teacher Organization wish to thank the entire school community for all of your encouragement, support, and hard work this semester. Working together, this group has completed a comprehensive due diligence process, adopted a Mission & Values, elected leaders for the new school year, identified chairs for five different committees, filed for 501 c3 status and opened a bank account, created a set of bylaws, launched a logo, and more—all in pursuit of supporting teachers, engaging parents, and enhancing our school community. The building blocks are in place to make the 2023-24 school year Leland’s best year yet. There are no mandatory dues and no pressure to volunteer, just a shared commitment to our kids. We hope you’ll join us. Logo credit: Amanda Johnson
"As Carson said yesterday, C3 is getting ready to retire :). We have made our last collection and the form is completely up to date with all items in the room! Please take a minute to go through the list and make all claims by the end of the day on Friday. We will get all final items out to their owners by Tuesday and the rest can be found at your local thrift or consignment store! Any items lost today forward will need to be located independently by the student :).
Thank you for all of your support this year! It has been an amazing learning experience for my Life Skills class! A special thanks to Miss Marsha, Gavin and George's grandma, who has been a faithful volunteer throughout the year!" - Mrs. Sluiter
C3 List of Missing Items
COATS Please fill out this form to claim your missing item! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.11. SWEATSHIRTS Please fill out this form to claim your missing item! 1.2.3. 4.5.6. 7.8.9. 10.11.12. 13.14.15. 16.17.18. 19. 20.21. 22. 23.24. 220.127.116.11. 29.30...
Calling all LPS Alumni! Please fill out the form below
We are looking to start an alumni section in the weekly update as well as become more connected between the school and alumni in our community. Please add your information to the form below to get connected!
News From the Counseling Office
Move This World - Social Emotional Learning
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!
News From the Athletic Department
News From The Cafe
Manage lunch money at the link below.
News From The Nurses Office
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
Around the County
2023 Exposures now available in the office for $5/copy!
Exposures: A Leelanau County Student Journal
Exposures is a collaborative project designed in 1988 to challenge Leelanau County students in grades 7-12 to express themselves through art and writing and provide a showcase for their work. Each year about 1,000 poems, stories, photographs, paintings, drawings, and sketches are submitted for review.
RED HOT ALERT about a cool opportunity coming up NEXT Saturday June 10. Join Leelanau Rowing. Check the flyer for all information.
Community Resource from the Traverse City Noon Rotary Club JJ Beckett Access-ABILITY Committee
Traverse City Noon Rotary Club JJ Beckett Access-ABILITY Committee is looking to share a community resource that is available to persons with disabilities. The committee's primary focus is to assist individuals to overcome limits caused by a disability and improve access to a fuller life.
Attatched is an application includes all of the information for applying.
The JJ Beckett Acccess-ABILITY Committee is an initiative funded by Rotarian Club Members – this is not a Rotary Charities program.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out via this email or cell 231.649.2752.