Lester Prairie School Bulletin, May 19

Lester Prairie School Bulletin
May 19, 2022
Today’s Menu: Meatball Sub Sandwich or Deli Sandwich, Steamed Peas, Carrot Sticks, Fruit, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Quesadilla or Deli Sandwich, Lettuce Salad, Steamed Green Beans, Fruit, Milk

Important Notes and Reminders:
The last day of school for students in Kindergarten through 11th grade will be Friday, May 27, which is a full day of school.

Elementary Track and Field day will be Wednesday, 5/25. If needed, Thursday, 5/26, will be used as a rain day. K-6 will participate in Tug of War, Relay Race, 50 yd. Dash, Softball Throw, Frisbee Throw, Egg Race, and a Kickball Game. 3rd-6th grade will partake in a water balloon fight. So please, Parents/Guardians, send your student/s will either a change of clothes or a towel to dry off with after. After we are done with our events, each student will get a Freezee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Katelyn Gosh, Physical and Health Education Teacher 320-395-2521, ex 1172 gosh@lp.k12.mn.us

A set of earbuds was turned in this morning (Thursday). It was found in the fitness center. Please see Ms. Wolff to identify and claim.

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 setup 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!

Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

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 at Ms. Stender’s door. Books can also be ordered online ($2.00 charge) at https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A04066400

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

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.

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 at the school entrance and must be turned in to the school office when registering for activities.

Activities and Sports:
There will be a short meeting for all incoming 8-12th grade Volleyball players Tuesday, May 24 at 8 a.m. in the Media Center.

2022-23 Sports Physical forms are available at the school entrance or can be downloaded from the LP Activities website. All incoming 7th graders who will participate in a school sport next year will need this physical form. An updated physical form is due every three years.

Mark your calendar! The 2022-23 Athletics/Activities participant/parent meeting will take place Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for any 7-12th grade student who plans to participate in a school-sponsored sport or activity during the 2022-23 school year. This meeting will cover MSHSL rules, LP expectations, and the registration process.

CONGRATULATIONS to the JV Softball team on defeating Mayer Luther in both games of the doubleheader on Monday to finish the JV season. WAY TO GO, GIRLS!! Reminder, uniforms need to be washed and returned to Mr. Bjork by this Friday, May 20 (jersey, pants, belt, and arm band)

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 at the school entrance.

Summer Job Opportunity: Youth baseball and softball umpires are 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 preschool and kindergarten T-ball teams. Contact Jeff Engen for details.

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.

Thu 5/19 — B Baseball players are dismissed at 2:45 for their game against West Lutheran in New Germany. The bus will leave at 3:00.

Sat 5/21 — The bus for V Softball will leave at 8:20 a.m. 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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