It is our final week of school (before summer school begins) and we are recognizing our students who have had the best school attendance for the year. Bad weather, child care, work schedules, family responsibilities, transportation and illness can impact the number of hours our students can attend Learning in Style School. We salute these students for their commitment and perseverance.
Every spring we recognize and reward students for good attendance at Learning in Style School. Students receive tickets for each week of perfect attendance. Towards the end of the school year they use these tickets to enter a lottery for prizes and gifts. Donations come from the Sponsor a Family Program as well as from friends of the school. Quilts and blankets, dishes, electronics, book bags, clothing, purses and other valued prizes are raffled off. The better attendance a student has the better the chance he or she has of winning a prize. It’s a fun and exciting time for our students.
Last week was teacher appreciation week at Learning in Style School. Our teachers are dedicated, smart, compassionate, creative and make such a difference in students’ lives. To say thank you, each teacher received a rose, a paper bouquet signed by his or her students and everyone enjoyed an ice cream sundae buffet.
A school year isn’t complete without a field trip or two. Learning in Style Students will be visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Friday, May 10. Students are often times surprised and delighted that the Art Institute is free of charge. We hope this first trip results in many more visits to come.
Books for all ages! Dictionaries, children’s story books, chapter books, teen books, encyclopedias, and more.
Bring your family and friends to grab some free gently used books this Friday.
Learning in Style School partners with external organizations to help educate students about opportunities available to them. Isuroon has been a terrific partner – here are two programs they recently brought to our students’ attention.
Learning in Style School is honoring all our wonderful volunteers this week with a bulletin board posting, special treats and the coolest socks ever! Our volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our students. Thank you!
LIS hosted local organizations for the first annual employment services fair last Thursday. Organizations included CAPI, Project for Pride in Living, Common Bond, and Metro Transit. Students had the chance to speak with representatives about employment opportunities, job training, and housing resources. A big thank you to the organizations that tabled for the fair and we hope to have them return in the near future.
Thanks to Cretin Derham Hall students, Learning in Style School had a sock give away this morning for our students.
Derham Cretin students hosted a sock drive and donated over two hundred pairs of socks to our school.
Thank you students!
Summer School begins June 10 and ends July 3. Four classes will be taught: Alphabet Practice, Writing Skills, Conversation with Books and Citizenship. Classes will be in the morning and there will be two sessions – 9:am to 10:30am and 10:30am to 12:pm. We look forward to seeing our students in the summer.
Learning in Style School will host three events for our students this March. It is a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to community organizations that can provide them with help and support.
March 7: Michelle Rivero will inform students about the newly established Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and the services they provide.
March 21: Employment Services Fair (Career Fair) with Project for Pride in Living and CAPI. Other organizations may be joining as well.
And Coming April 26: Book Fair – our first one!
We were pleased to welcome Habitat for Humanity to our school today. Twenty students and a number of our staff attended an hour long session to learn about home ownership and the services Habitat for Humanity provides.
Students learned about the differences in renting vs. owning a home, how to qualify for a loan and steps to take to purchase a home through Habitat for Humanity.
The presenter was terrific. He made sure everyone could understand what he was saying through an interpreter that accompanied him.
Learning in Style School continues to reach out to community organizations that can help and support our students. Our thanks to all the members of the Habitat organization, especially today’s presenter and interpreter.
After being closed for four days last week due to the cold, our students and staff are back to school. There are a number of activities coming up our students can take advantage of. They include:
Thursday, February 7 – Project for Pride in Living will talk to students about employment opportunities.
Friday, February 8 – Open Computer Lab
Monday, February 11 – Habitat for Humanity will talk about their program for students interested in owning a home.
And there is more to come – we are planning a book fair and will be inviting CAPI to talk to students about employment opportunities. Stay tuned for dates!
In 2019, our students will have more opportunities to build their computer skills. The staff of Learning in Style School is offering a series of open computer labs. The first session will be on January 11. Staff will be available to coach and support. We are excited to start the 2019 year of learning!