November 2018 Secondary Newsletter

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First Quarter ended on November 5th and we are looking forward to meeting with parents on November 13th and 15th during Parent Teacher ConferencesWhen you arrive at school, stop in the office to pick up your student’s report card.  Teachers will be available in their classrooms to meet with parents from 4:00 – 7:45 p.m.  If you are unable to attend conferences, please contact your student’s teacher by email.  We want to keep communication open with the school and parents to best serve the needs of students.

Teachers and paras participated in a presentation on vaping by Jason McCoy, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for Clay County Public Health.  Mr. McCoy shared statistics and well as information and background on a variety of devices.  He will meet with NHS and Student Council on November 6th which will be followed by students taking the hazards of vaping message to the student body.

The Musical A Little Princess matinee performance will take place on Friday, November 9th for students in grades 7-12, admission is only $1.00.

On Friday, November 9th, PBIS is sponsoring Celebrate Success student recognition.  All students who at the end of first quarter, passed all their classes, had zero discipline referrals and no unexcused absences or tardies were recognized by a staff member.

Parents may obtain Computer blocking Access on school computers at home by emailing Jared DeZeeuw, LPA Technology Coordinator, jdezeeuw@lpa.k12.mn.us.  Send Jared your request with your student’s name, grade, your relationship to students and your email.

In an attempt to improve accuracy in attendance documentation, parents are now encouraged to email Attendance@lpa.k12.mn.us or call 218-325-0754 extension 0010.  Leave student’s name, grade, parent’s name and reason for student being absent.  If you know ahead of time that your student will be absent it is expected that you contact the email or number listed prior to the absence.  Otherwise, email/call as soon as you are able.  Sheila will be checking this email for messages, so you will no longer have to contact her or send a note if you use this method.

November is recognized as Native Heritage Month.  As a school, we will have an assembly on November 12th by Dennis Rogers, spirit dancer, will share Native American “Music, Song and Dance”.  Across the curriculum Native Heritage Month will be incorporated; for example, the Media Center

For up to date LPA events, bookmark https://www.pinetoprairieconference.org

Please contact your student’s teacher if at any time you have concerns with their progress or have any questions.  You may contact by telephone or send an email.  Staff email addresses are the initial of their first name followed by last name @lpa.k12.mn.us.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to stop by the office or give us a call.  Your input is appreciated.

 

Mary Merchant, High School Principal

mmerchant@lpa.k12.mn.us

November 2018 Elementary Newsletter

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Trick or Treat

We are well on our way to a successful school year. Routines are set, classrooms are full, smiles can be seen down every hallway, and the fall book fair is right around the corner. This year the book fair will run November 12th-16th and be open before and on conference nights. Stop by if you need a few more books to read at home.  

Please share the importance of dressing warm with your student at home. Students will be outside for 30+ minutes each afternoon. If they were cold walking to the bus or car, they will be cold playing out at recess. It’s always easier to have fun when you’re dressed warmly. If you are in need of any winter gear, we do have some at the school. Please contact the elementary office with any needs. With the potential of wintery days ahead, please ensure you are receiving notifications from the school in case of any closings or weather delays (see communications below).  

Conferences are right around the corner and we cannot wait to connect with you again in person. We are lucky to have such great family support at LPA

(92% Open House Attendance) and look forward to continuing this tradition with each of you. If I have not had a chance to introduce myself, please stop in and say hello when you’re in for conferences. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on November 13th or 15th!

GO RAIDERS!

Craig Bahr, Elementary Principal

cbahr@lpa.k12.mn.us  

PBIS – School Mall Fundraiser

The PBIS team wanted to remind you of our fundraiser. You do not need to do anything (collect money, etc.). When people shop online using schoolmall.com, our school earns money. Love Target? Go to schoolmall.com and then click on Target’s website and shop. Easy! There are over 300 stores to choose from.  First, login to schoolmall.com, then select the store and make your purchase.

So shop away on Black Friday (and every day…it is ongoing)! The PBIS team thanks you!

ALICE

This year, like many schools across our nation, Lake Park Audubon has implemented new security measures in our buildings. Some of these changes will be visible with secure entries being installed soon. Other measures are intended to empower our staff and students by giving them additional tools, options, and training. The model we choose for student and staff training is ALICE:

A – Alert (Notify others in building, call 911)

L – Lockdown+ (Lock, barricade, spread out, know exits)

I – Inform (Plain language, update, anyone can notify)

C – Counter (Distract with noise and objects)

E – Evacuate (Rally points, zigzag, never leave safe situation)

Training

October: Drill to introduce lockdown+ & inform

November: Evacuation drill with students

December: Discussion with students about counter & alert

Links

https://www.alicetraining.com/

https://www.dl-online.com/news/4479034-what-would-you-do-if-confronted-gunman-local-teachers-law-enforcement-receive-active

Lake Park Audubon Elementary Transportation

To ensure the safety of our students please follow the guidelines below when making transportation changes:

  • Preferred: Email or submit a written note to the elementary office before 2PM for any transportation changes for the day.
  • Phone call: Please communicate with the elementary office before 2PM for any transportation changes for the day.

*We understand things come up last minute. We will continue to be accommodating to these circumstances.

**Students without parent communication will be asked to follow their regularly scheduled.

Communications

Elementary Office Hours: 7:30am – 4pm  

Elementary Principal: Craig Bahr cbahr@lpa.k12.mn.us  

Elementary Secretary: Barb Jenson bjenson@lpa.k12.mn.us  

School Messenger: To sign up for text alerts about events, school closings, safety alerts and more simply text Y or Yes to 67587  

Website: www.lakeparkaudubon.com

October 2018 High School Newsletter

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The end of the first quarter of school is quickly approaching – November 2nd.  Report cards will be available for parents to pick up in the office when you come for Parent Teacher Conferences on November 13th or 15th from 4:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Students in grades 7-10 will participate in Bus Safety Evacuation and Drill on October 24th as part of an annual requirement.

Other drills that are required for the year include 5 fire drills and 5 lockdown drills.  Students have participated in one fire drill and one lockdown drill so far this year.  Lockdown drills will begin to incorporate ALICE Training components.  Eight district employees, including myself attended ALICE Training this summer and are certified ALICE instructors.  All staff received training on ALICE during the district August workshop day.  During the open house, we held a parent meeting to present ALICE Training to parents.  The next step is to work with students on the components of ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate).  The training with students will take place during Raider Rally time throughout the school year.  Our first step will be to explain ALICE Training to students and then add the components of ALICE to lockdown drills.

PBIS – ask your student what it means (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is supported by all LPA Staff.  Students who are display the high school components that support PBIS are recognized by receiving LPA (Leadership, Pride and Achievement) Recognition.  This may be in the form of a paper completed by a teacher where the student brings the recognition to my and receives an award from the treasure box, or is recognized by the weekly LPA Recognition nominated by a department and is announced on the PA and their picture is posted on the website and in the paper.

If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact Sherri Lefebvre to secure a password.  This allows you to check on your students grades at any time.

The first Choir Concert of the year is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 p.m.  A wonderful performance is in store for everyone.

            The fall musical, A Little Princess, is also quickly approaching.  Students in grades 7-12 will be able to attend an afternoon matinee on November 9th for only $1.00.

Please contact your student’s teacher if at any time you have concerns with their progress or have any questions.  You may contact by telephone or send an email.  Staff email addresses are the initial of their first name followed by last name @lpa.k12.mn.us.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to stop by the office or give us a call.  Your input is appreciated.

 

Mary Merchant, High School Principal

mmerchant@lpa.k12.mn.us

 

Go Raiders!