Lakes International Newsletter

April 18, 2018

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

2nd Grade Concert

Congrats to 2nd grade students on a job well done at their spring concert! Please review the "Dates for Your Calendar" section below to note all the other end of year events coming up! LILA students will showcase their learning in many ways this spring.

 

NEW NEWS:

  • No School: Just a reminder that there will be no school Monday, April 23, for a teacher work day. The school calendars are available here.
  • From Profe Carlos - Dear LILA families, After 5 wonderful years working at LILA, my wife and I are leaving to start a new life back in Europe. The reasons are mainly visa-related and out of LILA's reach, though we've had all their support. We are excited to move closer to our families and share the great experience that LILA and Minnesota has been to us. We thank all of you for welcoming us and sharing so much with us. We may see you again in a couple of years, either just for a visit, or who knows - coming back for good! Muchas Gracias! - Profe Carlos (LS music teacher) & Profe Sara (LS basic skills teacher)
  • LILA Students Helping Science: Profe Roberto, PhD candidate and LILA 4th grade teacher, got permission to use LILA students as test subjects for his research on balance and its development in children ages 6-12 years old. The study was recently published and can be viewed here. The study found that changes in stance width and visual tasks increased the natural sway of the body when trying to stand still. Children showed better control of their posture and less body sway movement the older they were. 

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

  • 4/23 - NO SCHOOL, teacher inservice
  • 4/28 - LILA Foundation Gala - buy tickets here
  • 4/30 - 5th Grade Exhibition - daytime presentations
  • 4/30, 5/1 - Theatre and Dance Performance Nights, 7-8pm @HW Gym
  • 5/4 - Upper School Spring Dance - "Under the Sea," 7-9:30pm @HW
  • 5/6 - Spring Flower Fundraiser Pick-up, 2-4pm, Main Campus Gym
  • 5/7 - Middle School Choir/Orchestra/Band Performance, 6-7:30pm@ HW
  • 5/8 - Beginning Choir/Orchestra/Band and High School Choir/Orchestra/Band Performance, 6pm @HW
  • 5/15 - Graduation, 6pm@HW, 4th Grade Music Concert 5:30pm @MC gym; Spring Iterm Begins
  • 5/18 - Family Fun Night
  • 5/23 - Last Day of School

PAST BUT PERTINENT:

  • Family Fun Night: Save the date for Family Fun Night on May 18! Currently the PTO organizers are looking for Classroom Basket Coordinators. One is needed per class/advisory. Learn more about this easy role and sign up now! 
  • Lower School Summer Camp: Looking for language opportunities this summer? LILA summer camps are now open for registration! Click here for more information about camp, and reigister under the activities page on FeePay.
  • Concordia Language Villages Scholarships: Want to try out a new language as a family or as an individual? Check out Concordia Language Villages! Scholarship applications are due April 25. Find more information here.

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