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Community Education - April 17, 2019

SLPHS Theatre Presents- “Anything Goes”

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-Lovely.

Performances dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Purchase your tickets today

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

District Information - April 24, 2019

Kindergarten Round-Up is Tuesday, May 14

Kindergarten Round-up in Spring Lake Park Schools is another opportunity for families with a child who will enter kindergarten in fall 2019 to learn more about the district’s kindergarten program. You will visit classrooms, go for a bus ride and experience typical activities, which will show you and your child what kindergarten is like. You will have an opportunity to talk more with the principal and classroom staff and turn in any additional enrollment paperwork.

  1. Centerview:  9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  2. Northpoint: 9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  3. Park Terrace: 9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  4. Woodcrest:  9:30-10:30 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Each session is planned in an informal open house style so families can arrive and leave any time during the scheduled sessions.

Upcoming Events

Calendar

  • Wednesday, APRIL 17 - MCA Testing, GR. 10 READING; GR. 11 MATH
  • Thursday, APRIL 18 -
    • Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) trip - All students. Group will be packing from 12 - 2 p.m.
    • Family Movie Night, 6 - 8 p.m.; see PTO Minute below for more info
  • Friday, APRIL 19 - NO SCHOOL, Students or staff
  • Monday, APRIL 22 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Workshop
  • MAY 2 - Annual Spring Showcase; details to follow
  • MAY 3 - Extended Learning Day, NO SCHOOL. Concurrently enrolled students will attend their regular high school class/es on this day.
  • MAY 11 - Fundraiser at Chipotle for DI Team; 4- 8 p.m. (location listed in flyer below)
  • MAY 6- 17 - AP Testing; for students signed up.
  • MAY 10 - Grade 4 Track & Field Event; SLPHS Track; Perm slips DUE before May 3

 

IMPORTANT: MCA Testing

MCA Testing at Lighthouse has begun. Please see the calendar for specific dates, subjects, and grade level.

On testing days, please see that your student is well-rested, has eaten breakfast, and arrives on time. Testing begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. MCA tests are taken on student iPads. As always every day, your student needs to have their fully charged district issued iPad here at school for testing.

If you have any questions about MCA testing, please contact Donna Dougherty ddough@district16.org or Mr. Berdine kberdi@district16.org

 

REMINDER: Feed My Starving Children This Week

We did it! Thank you in advance to all the adult volunteers!!! This trip wouldn't be possible without you!

Logo for Feed My Starving Children

All Lighthouse students will be heading to the Coon Rapids Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) location this ThursdayApril 18th to pack food for those in need across the world. If interested in volunteering to help, please notify Ms. Pouliot or Ms. Pearson. 

Buses will leave school at 11:30 a.m. The group is scheduled to pack from 12- 2 p.m. and return by 2:30 p.m.

Learn more about FMSC and volunteer policies

 

PTO Minute

Pop, Popcorn, ticket

 LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT THIS WEEK! 

 Join us THIS Thursday, April 18th, from 6-8 p.m.

 Student Movie: 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip' trailer

 Parent Movie: '2E2 trailer', a follow-up movie about a twice-exceptional school in California.

Light snacks will be available for minimal purchase. Enjoy!

PTO MEETING

Please Join Us - the final PTO Meeting of the school year is scheduled for TuesdayMay 145:30 p.m. New board members plan to be announced as we look forward to everyone joining us to discuss upcoming events, opportunities to volunteer, and all things school related for the 2019-2020 school year!

 

DISTRICT NEWS

SLPHS Theatre Presents- "Anything Goes"

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-Lovely.

Performances dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Purchase your tickets at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/ticket-office.

Mr. B's Corner - April 16, 2019

Please join us for Lighthouse PTO’s Family Movie Night this Thursday, April 18, from 6-8 p.m. PTO will be showing “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip” for the kids and LH will be sharing '2E2', a follow-up movie about a twice exceptional school in California.

Although your child may not be formally diagnosed as twice exceptional, many of you will see your child in the stories presented on screen. In fact, there are many educators of gifted students who believe that all gifted kids, because of their intensities and overexcitabilities, should be labeled twice exceptional (2E), and those students with other special education needs should be labeled thrice exceptional. Furthermore, many of the characteristics of gifted kids overlap with characteristics of students with special education needs thus:

MISDIAGNOSIS IS COMMON . . .GT Characteristics (Intensities/Overexcitabilities)

  • Lagging Executive Functioning Skills
    • Organization
    • Time Management
  • Single Focus
    • Perseverating on topic
  • Sensory Needs
    • Light, sound, touch, weight
  • Hyperactivity
    • Need to move
  • Struggle with change
  • Trouble with friendships

SPED Characteristics (Varies)

  • Lagging Executive Functioning Skills
    • Organization
    • Time Management
  • Single Focus
    • Perseverating on topic
  • Sensory Needs
    • Light, sound, touch, weight
  • Hyperactivity
    • Need to move
  • Struggle with change
  • Trouble with friendships

And, if none of these GT/SPED Characteristics describe your child, you may find it endlessly interesting to learn more about your child’s peers. I hope you are able to join us for a great night!

As always, thanks for entrusting your child(ren) to Lighthouse School for Gifted and Insatiable Learners,

Kevin

This Week at Lighthouse School, April 16, 2019

Reading Reward Program for Students

Lighthouse School is participating in the Chipotle Reading Rewards program.

Reading Rewards through Chipotle

Students will set a weekly reading goal with their Advisors and it will be tracked for six weeks.

If they have met their weekly goals, they will earn a free kid’s meal (Grades 1 – 5) or a Buy One Get One offer (Grades 6 +) on burritos, burrito bowls, salad, or tacos.

For more information, Chipotle Reading Rewards

 

 

Grade 4 Track & Field Day, May 10

Cartoon Finger holding ribbon

 District 16 Elementary Physical Education teachers are   excited to announce the Annual Spring Lake Park Panther   Grade 4 Track Meet to be held at Spring Lake Park High   School's running track on Friday, May 10, 2019. Our primary goal for this event is to promote wellness, friendship, sportsmanship, and camaraderie between all the schools’ students. Permission slips. If you have questions or concerns about the event, please contact Mrs. Hunt. 

PLEASE RETURN THE PERMISSION SLIP BY FRIDAY, May 3rd (or sooner).

Thank you! Mrs. Hunt

 

Your Support Means the Globals to Them!

Continued Support for DI Team Heading to Global Finals

Lighthouse School's Destination Imagination Team "Yes, and..." is heading for Global competition in Kansas City May 22-25 and they need your support! This year the team needs $7,000+ to pay for the event, transportation, meals and lodging. We are casting a wide net to work hard and raise the funds. Please know that ANY support is amazing and so much appreciated! There are a few ways you can help:

  • Read more about the team and their journey, share the page, and donate on www.gofundme.com/yesand
  • Time for Spring Cleaning? Inspired by KonMari perhaps? Box up those things that no longer spark joy, and donate them to the DI team. Middle schoolers, Graydon Bandt and Sonya McGregor are heading up the team's efforts for a Yard Sale/Bake Sale May 3-5 at Sonya's house in Blaine. If you don't have stuff, but like to bake, you can donate baked items as well. Email Jane at jrmcgregor@comcast.net for more information.
  • Silent Auction at Spring Showcase on May 2nd. The team will have a table with silent auction items from local businesses and the LH community at the Spring Showcase. Come and see what you might like to bid on! Or, if you have an item to donate, or know a business who would like to donate something let Amanda Hauck know 612-247-8057.
  • If you're still looking for the way to support the team and the above don't get you excited - do you love pizza? We are selling Heggies pizzas! Taking orders until April 21. Contact Laura Bandt 612-401-4502 or Amanda Hauck 612-247-8057 to place an order.

Thank you in advance for being the amazing, supportive community that you are! The team is so proud to represent Lighthouse School at this prestigious Global Finals 2019 competition!

 

District Information - April 17, 2019

SLPHS Theatre Presents- “Anything Goes”

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-Lovely.

Performances dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Purchase your tickets today

District Information - April 10, 2019

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool

Spring Lake Park high school students in Early Childhood I and II courses will be hosting a Panther Playtime Preschool starting Tuesday, May 14 at the Spring Lake Park High School.

Who: 3, 4- and 5-year old’s. Children must be potty trained.

What: Children who attend Panther Playtime Preschool will work with high school students with a daily theme that includes fun activities, projects and games.

When:

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 17 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Friday, May 24 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, May 29 from 8-11:10 a.m.

Where: Spring Lake Park High School. Please enter at door #1. Children will be greeted in the main office and picked up there, too.

Cost: Free. A light snack will be provided each day.

Registration and Questions: 

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool here

Contact Early Childhood teacher Lori Henry at Lhenry@district16.org or call 763-600-5155 for any additional questions. The deadline to register is Friday, May 3. 

District Information - April 3, 2019

Spanish Immersion camp available at National Sports Center

Students interested in an all-day language immersion experience have an opportunity to participate in the Spanish Immersion Camp at the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine. Designed for students entering grades 1-8 in fall 2019, the camp will bring together Spanish language, heritage, sports and interactive games. The camps will be held June 10-August 23.

Register and learn more about Spanish Immersion camp here

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool

Spring Lake Park high school students in Early Childhood I and II courses will be hosting a Panther Playtime Preschool starting Tuesday, May 14 at the Spring Lake Park High School.

Who: 3, 4- and 5-year old’s. Children must be potty trained.

What: Children who attend Panther Playtime Preschool will work with high school students with a daily theme that includes fun activities, projects and games.

When:

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 17 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Friday, May 24 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, May 29 from 8-11:10 a.m.

Where: Spring Lake Park High School. Please enter at door #1. Children will be greeted in the main office and picked up there, too.

Cost: Free. A light snack will be provided each day.

Registration and Questions: 

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool here

Contact Early Childhood teacher Lori Henry at Lhenry@district16.org or call 763-600-5155 for any additional questions. The deadline to register is Friday, May 3.