Lester Prairie School Bulletin: May 17

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

May 17, 2022



Today’s Menu: Chicken Nuggets with Bread or Deli Sandwich, Steamed Mixed Vegetables, Potato Salad, Fruit, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Taco in a Soft Shell with Cheese or Deli Sandwich, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Olives, Steamed Carrots, Fruit, Milk

Important Notes and  Reminders:

Below is the link for parents to order Prom Portraits…



Make sure you mark your summer calendars for Lester Prairie Days on July 15 and 16th!  There will be lots of fun activities, great food, and a parade and fireworks on Saturday night.  In order to make sure Prairie Days is successful, lots of volunteers are needed!  This is a great way for students to volunteer in the community.  Help is needed to set-up on Thursday evening, help with games and activities on Friday and Saturday, and help take down on Sunday.  You can check out the volunteer sign-up list at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4fa9ab2fa7f49-prairie1 or go to the Prairie Days website:  https://lpprairiedays.weebly.com/   The website will be updated with the whole schedule of events, once finalized.  We hope to see you at Prairie Days this summer!


Session Two of Classroom Driver Education will be held 8:00-11:00 AM Tuesday May 31 – Saturday June 4 and Monday June 6 – Friday June 10. You must attend all 10 classes. Registration forms are available in the school entrance and may be returned to the school office. Cost is $120. Scholarships are not available for Driver Ed. Contact Bill Neubarth (bneubarth@lp.k12.mn.us) with any questions.

It’s Yearbook time!  Get your 2022 yearbook for $55.  Personalization and icons are available for an additional charge.  Forms were sent home with elementary students and high school students can pick up a form in the office or on Ms. Stender’s door.  Books can also be ordered online ($2.00 charge) at https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A04066400


United Way of McLeod County has Activities Scholarships available for K-12 students who reside in McLeod County. There are income guidelines to qualify. These scholarships can be used for school athletics and activities and community ed offerings (except Driver Ed).

Scholarship applications are available in the school entrance and must be turned in to the school office when registering for activities.


Looking for host families! Make an International Student’s Dream Come True! EF High School Exchange Year connects volunteer host families with students from Europe and Asia.  You get to choose the student that would fit best with your family’s activities and interests.  Michelle Kiefer is a local International Exchange Coordinator and can help you find the perfect student. You can call or text her to find out how to bring the world to your home, school and community. Her number is 507-430-2280.

Activities and Sports:


Spring sports participants, please complete the end-of-season surveys that have been sent to your school email address. All surveys need to be completed by Friday May 20.


Summer Speed & Strength Camp registration forms are available in the school entrance or in Coach Kapping’s room. Speed & Strength is open to incoming 7th-12th graders. There is no fee to participate in this summer’s program, but you must be registered. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 26.

Basketball camp for incoming 7-12th grade boys is June 6-9. Registration forms are available in the school entrance.


Summer Job Opportunity:  Youth baseball and softball umpires needed for summer leagues from mid May to late July.  Girls and boys age 16 and older are eligible.  We will be offering an umpire clinic this year to cover the basics for those interested.  Get paid and help out the area youth teams at the same time.  If interested, contact Jeff Engen at 612-309-7117 or engenjeff@hotmail.com  or call or text Chris Dressen at 612-799-8195.  Also needed, any interested youth willing to help out/mentor the pre-school and kindergarten t-ball teams. Contact Jeff Engen for details.


Tue 5/17 – V/B Baseball players are dismissed at 2:45 for their games at NYAC. The bus will leave at 3:00


Thu 5/19 – Track participants are dismissed at 1:45 for the MRC meet at Sibley East in Arlington. The bus will leave at 2:00.


Sat 5/21 – The bus for V Softball will leave at 8:30 AM for their 4A Tournament games at Rockford.


Sat 5/21 – The bus for B Baseball will leave at 12:30 from Municipal Field for their game in New Germany

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