LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Bulletin April 24, 2015
Menu: Cheese, Pepperoni or sausage Pizza, Cooked Carrots, Lettuce Salad, Fresh Fruit, Milk
The track bus leaves at 2:25 today. Please excuse athletes at 2:15. Thank you!
Please release the varsity baseball players after 6th hour today. Athletes do not need to report to 7th hour.
Reminder: There is NO Saturday Baseball Camp tomorrow due to the LP Prom. We will resume camp on
Saturday, Mary 2nd at 8:00 a.m. Thank you! – Mr. Kley
Congratulations to our newest members of the National Honor Society: Kendra Ziermann, Jamie DeBruyckere,
Hope Feltmann, Steph Lohse, and Kaylee Scheevel!
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the 2015 Distracted Driving Video Challenge. This contest
is only open to students in McLeod County and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 videos. The objectives
of the contest are to create a video about distracted driving to promote awareness about its dangers, educate
teens and their peers regarding the risks of distracted driving in a friendly, competitive way and decrease the
number of teens driving distracted in McLeod County. Videos and signed entry forms must be submitted
electronically by Wednesday, May 15 at 4:00. Brochures about the contest are available in the office as well as
fact sheets with statistics and other information.
Congratulations to Logan Krone on being runner-up for all 7th graders in the state on an essay contest. The 7th
grade participated in an essay contest put on by the MN Twins called what my “Father Means to Me”, over
3,000 7th graders in the state participated in it. The 7th graders were supposed to write about a father figure in
their life and Logan choose to write about his Grandfather Leon. Logan and his Grandfather will be honored at
a Twins game in the summer and they will be in the running for Father of the Year Award. Congrats Logan!
TODAY last day to order your 2015 high school yearbook.
Dunwoody College Corporate & Community Training Center will have an open house at 150 2nd Street South
in Winsted on Thursday, April 30th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes at the
open house. They will be offering a welding technician 16-week program which begins June 24th. CNC
machine operator program is tentatively scheduled for October 2015. Registration is now open for welding and
enrollment is on a first come first served basis. Each program accepts 12 students and training leads to
immediate employment opportunities. The open house is for high school graduates, parents & adult learners
interested in a new career.
Since 1992, McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence has been providing assistance to those affected
by domestic violence. At McLeod Alliance, their mission is to support and promote the elimination of
relationship violence through education, empowerment, protection, and advocacy. Domestic violence, or
battering, is a pattern of abusive behaviors that some individuals use to control their intimate partners. Without
help, domestic violence often becomes more frequent and more severe, and can lead to permanent injury and
death. I will be collecting donations for the McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence. Below is a list
of items that are most commonly needed at the shelter, but feel free to donate any personal care items. There
will be a donation box in the school office. Items will be collected until 3 P.M. on Friday, May 8. Items that are
needed include Diapers (especially sizes 1, 2 & 3), Cleaning Supplies, Paper Products (toilet paper, Kleenex,
paper towels), Feminine Products, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Deodorant, Hair Conditioner. Please help me
with this worthy cause. Thank you, Taylor Kriz.
Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday, May 1 for the grandparents of students in grades K-5. Grandparents
should report to the gym for the program that begins at 1:30.
Found- a flash drive in the senior hallway. See Mrs. Scoblic.
Students in grades 5-7-Please get your registration sheets for band/choir/both into the office or Mrs. Helland.
There are extra forms in the office.
Lester Prairie School is up for one of the Pennies for Patients Fun & Funky Awards on Facebook! Comment
and share for more votes to win a $25 Target Gift Card!
YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL UMPIRES.**Note date change**
Lester Prairie Youth Baseball/Softball will be offering an umpire clinic to those interested in being an umpire
for youth baseball and softball games this summer. The clinic will be on Sunday, May 3rd from 6pm to 7:30pm
and will be held at Bulldog Field by the Lester Prairie pool. This umpire clinic is required for anyone that has
not umpired before and will be a good refresher for those that have umpired in the past. The clinic will cover
the basics of umpiring youth games along with techniques, positioning and some hands on learning. This clinic
is open to girls and boys 8th grade and older. There is no fee for this clinic. A signup sheet is located in the
office. If you have any questions, please call Jeff Engen at 320-395-9839 or 612-309-7117 or email at
The Lester Prairie Kid’s Depot is looking for some new items for students to use. Here is a list of things they
are looking for. Colors of duct tape, wallets/purses for playtime, markers, crayons, paint, different (board/card)
games, legos. If you are interested in donating some items to Kid’s Depot please drop them off in the Lester
Prairie School office with a note making them for Kid’s Depot. Thank you,
The Driver’s Ed class starting in May is FULL. No more registrations will be taken.
The Knowledge Bowl banquet will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Unhinged Pizza in Glencoe. The
cost of buffet is $11.99 per person. Parents/family welcome. Contact Coach Sebora if you have questions.
The Lester Prairie Booster Club will be opening the concession stand down at the ball fields in Lester Prairie at
most home Baseball and Softball Games. Hot Dogs, Gatorade, Water, Pop and snacks will be available. Thank
you for supporting the Booster Club.
Detention will be with Mrs. Smith the week of April 27. Detention will only be held after school on Tuesday
and before and after school on Wednesday.
Break the Stigma 5K Run/3K Walk will be held May 2 at 9 a.m. The 5k race and 3k walk will start and end at
Good Shepherd Church, 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe. For more information, or to register, go to
http://BreaktheStigmaMcleod.blogspot.com/ or email BreaktheStigmaGlencoe@gmail.com
The applications for the Lester Prairie Ambassador program are now available in Mrs. Mattson’s office. The
Prairie Days festival will be July 10-12th. You must have one of the three to qualify for application: live in LP,
go to LPHS, regularly attend a LP church. You must be 17 years old by the time of our festival. All
applications are due by Thursday, April 30th. If you have any questions you can email Melissa at :
Juniors and Seniors, it is that time of year where colleges will be making visits to our school. Please check
outside Mrs. Mattson’s door to see which schools are visiting. Any questions see Mrs. Mattson.
5K Walk/Run: Help Common Cup Ministry serve those in need. Come out and exercise on the Luce Line Trail
on May 9. Registration is at 8:30 at the Masonic West River Park Shelter (1003 Les Kouba Parkway NW in
Hutchinson) and the 5K Walk begins at 10:00 followed by the 5K Run at 10:30. For information contact Ralph
Johnson at 320-587-6733. Sponsored by Common Cup Ministry.
ATTENTION students who are driving on a Learner’s Permit. You need to be logging all of your practice
driving time on the “official” logs provided by the State. Extra copies are available outside of Mr. Bjork’s
door. You need 40 hours of practice with 15 hours at night.
Homework Help goes from 3:00 – 5:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students in Homework Help should
have work to complete.
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 25. The grand march will be at 6:30 and it is open to the public.
The After-Prom will be decorating the stage, gym and lobby during the following days and times. These areas
are off-limits at these times:
Stage: Monday – Saturday, April 20 – 25 – All day
Gym: Wednesday – Saturday, April 22-25 – All day
Lobby: Friday – Saturday, April 24 & 25 – Friday beginning at 3:00 and all of Saturday
The After Prom decorating committee is asking that all students who have games TODAY take all of their
belongings with them or put them in their vehicles. Please take your locker and locker room belongs with you
as you will not be able to get back in. Thank you!
After Prom is asking anyone that would like to help decorate, here are the following times:
Friday, April 24 – 9:00 – ? – Gym
3:00 p.m. – ? – Lobby
If you are willing to help, we appreciate it! Please check in at the office if you are volunteering during school
hours. Thank you!
Reminder to After Prom Workers: Please report to work at 11:30 p.m. the night of prom.
There are prom picture forms in the office. Please get one if you are interested in ordering pictures. Thanks!
The Junior Prom Committee and After Prom Committee are looking for Staff Members/adult volunteers to be in
the dunk tank at the After Prom Party. If you are interested please see Mrs. Mattson for more details. Thanks!
If anyone has some white Christmas lights that they are willing to let the Jr. Class borrow for prom, please label
them and hand them into the office. Thank you!
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
Time Event Details Comments 12:00pm