Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

New Family Ice Cream Social

We would like to invite you to attend our Annual New Family Ice Cream Social at LJA on Tuesday, June 18th from 4:30 - 5:30. We would love for you to join us for a get-together that is strictly for FUN. We will model the activities that we do in our advisory time each morning (it's like homeroom). But most of all it's a time to get to know other new families and make connections with LJA staff. And to eat ice cream!

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Jun
18
5:45 PM17:45

Annual Meeting

Our school board will be confirming new members at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 18th from 5:45 - 6:15 pm (immediately before the board meeting) at LJA. All members of the LJA community (this includes all parents/caregivers, staff members, and board members) are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting to vote on the new members. Voting will also be available online in the week prior to the meeting for those who are unable to attend.

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Jun
18
6:15 PM18:15

Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to all. Please call the school office at 651-414- 6000 to confirm the meeting date and time if you wish to attend. There may be occasional changes to the schedule. The board values the participation of LJA community members at board meetings to present comments or concerns to the board members. Fifteen minutes at the beginning of the board meeting will be reserved for LJA community and general public member participation. Specific incidents and/or concerns regarding any specific member of the LJA community must first be brought to the attention of the board co-chairs and/or the Executive Director. The board co-chairs will review the matter and place the community member on the agenda. Community members listed as speaking on the agenda will be asked to sign in, and wait to speak until called on by the presiding co-chair. A time limit will be set for each speaker.

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May
21
6:15 PM18:15

Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to all. Please call the school office at 651-414- 6000 to confirm the meeting date and time if you wish to attend. There may be occasional changes to the schedule. The board values the participation of LJA community members at board meetings to present comments or concerns to the board members. Fifteen minutes at the beginning of the board meeting will be reserved for LJA community and general public member participation. Specific incidents and/or concerns regarding any specific member of the LJA community must first be brought to the attention of the board co-chairs and/or the Executive Director. The board co-chairs will review the matter and place the community member on the agenda. Community members listed as speaking on the agenda will be asked to sign in, and wait to speak until called on by the presiding co-chair. A time limit will be set for each speaker.

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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Shadow Day

Prospective scholars are invited to spend the day at LJA to find out what our school is really like! Please contact Terrence at terrencet@laurajeffreyacademy.org or call 651-414-6000 to sign your student up.

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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Earth Day at LJA

Mark your calendars now for a new spring community event! It will be Earth Day at LJA on Saturday, April 27th. Earth Day at LJA will include a rummage sale! If you have items at home that you would like to donate to LJA for the sale, start collecting those now! Maybe you have been watching a recently popular downsizing show on Netflix and have been inspired to reduce your possessions! Save those items for LJA this spring.

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Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Shadow Day

Prospective scholars are invited to spend a day at LJA to find out what our school is really like! This is an early release day, so students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. Please contact Terrence at terrencet@laurajeffreyacademy.org or call 651-414-6000 to sign your student up.

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Apr
16
6:15 PM18:15

Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to all. Please call the school office at 651-414- 6000 to confirm the meeting date and time if you wish to attend. There may be occasional changes to the schedule. The board values the participation of LJA community members at board meetings to present comments or concerns to the board members. Fifteen minutes at the beginning of the board meeting will be reserved for LJA community and general public member participation. Specific incidents and/or concerns regarding any specific member of the LJA community must first be brought to the attention of the board co-chairs and/or the Executive Director. The board co-chairs will review the matter and place the community member on the agenda. Community members listed as speaking on the agenda will be asked to sign in, and wait to speak until called on by the presiding co-chair. A time limit will be set for each speaker.

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Mar
25
to Mar 27

Spring Intersession --Audubon Center of the Northwoods

Spring intersession is three days of optional programming that takes place during the first week of our two-week spring break. LJA scholars will have the opportunity to spend three days at the Audubon of the Northwoods. This overnight trip is a great way for scholars to experience nature and learning in a different setting. Classes we will participate in include but are not limited to a climbing wall, archery, and maple syruping. We encourage everyone to sign up for this exciting yet relaxing chance to kick back with friends and bask in a few outdoor explorations!

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Mar
19
6:15 PM18:15

Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to all. Please call the school office at 651-414- 6000 to confirm the meeting date and time if you wish to attend. There may be occasional changes to the schedule. The board values the participation of LJA community members at board meetings to present comments or concerns to the board members. Fifteen minutes at the beginning of the board meeting will be reserved for LJA community and general public member participation. Specific incidents and/or concerns regarding any specific member of the LJA community must first be brought to the attention of the board co-chairs and/or the Executive Director. The board co-chairs will review the matter and place the community member on the agenda. Community members listed as speaking on the agenda will be asked to sign in, and wait to speak until called on by the presiding co-chair. A time limit will be set for each speaker.

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Mar
1
2:45 PM14:45

Black History event and potluck

On March 1st, we will be having a full day of activities to conclude our celebration of Black History Month. Scholars will be watching a showcase by students from the High School for the Recording Arts and creating their own work surrounding their identities. At the end of this day of celebration, families are invited to join us from 2:45 to 4:00 for social time accompanied by the band Soul Beautiful (learn more about the band at https://www.soul-beautiful.com/). Everyone is also invited to bring snacks or treats to share in a potluck style

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Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Info Session

Information sessions for prospective families: get an overview of the school's framework, curriculum, and mission.  Information sessions last approximately one hour and include a tour of the school.  No pre-registration is necessary.

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Info Session

Information sessions for prospective families: get an overview of the school's framework, curriculum, and mission.  Information sessions last approximately one hour and include a tour of the school.  No pre-registration is necessary.

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Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

Girls on the Run 5K

The Girls on the Run 5k will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Mall of America. This event is organized by Girls on the Run Twin Cities (not by LJA), but LJA will have a Girls on the Run team and a Heart & Sole team running at the event. Running buddies for LJA students need to register for the event. The race is also open to the public, so anyone is welcome to join in! Registration and more information can be found at: https://www.gotrtwincities.org/5K . 

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Nov
2
4:15 PM16:15

Halloween Party

LJA will host our annual Halloween Party on Friday, November 2nd from 4:15-5:45 PM. There will be a small cost which includes pizza, treats and two game tickets. Any funds raised will go towards the 8th grade trip.  Costumes are highly encouraged and participating scholars will be allowed to put them on at lunch time.  Students should be picked up promptly at 5:45 pm.  We appreciate donations of wrapped candy for the party.  Please consider purchasing an extra bag of your favorite candy and dropping it off in the LJA office before the day of the party.

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual Chili Cook-off

You are invited to Laura Jeffrey Academy’s 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Everyone in the family is welcome to join us! If you are able, please bring a pot of your favorite chili. (We also need contributions of corn bread and dessert items.) Attendees will taste as many kinds of chili as they like and have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. It is FREE to attend and to eat!

Our categories for voting are:  traditional, vegetarian, spicy and “wildcard” for the less traditional chilis). Each attendee will get to vote for their favorites! We suggest families aim to arrive between 5:50-6:10 pm so we can get the food set up and start eating around 6:15 pm. 

Bring a friend or neighbor and introduce them to the LJA community!

Although they are not required to attend, all students will be showcasing summative projects at this event. We hope that many of you will be able to come and see the fabulous work that your scholars have been doing. Ask your student what they will be showcasing!


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Oct
8
to Oct 12

Fall Intersession

Intersession is coming! Students can spend five fun days experiencing classes of their choice with topics like sports, politics, build your own universe, superheroes, hip hop, mythology, horror, mystery and drama. From October 8th-12th, LJA will be providing a week of intersession programming primarily taught by student teachers from the University of Minnesota. There are six awesome classes to choose from!

INTERSESSION DETAILS:

The Enrollment Fee is $125. If possible, please consider paying additional money towards another student’s enrollment fee.

All LJA students are encouraged to participate in intersession regardless of ability to pay. Payment assistance is available to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch or are experiencing financial hardship.

The intersession day is 9:10 am to 4:10 pm – just like the regular school day. Please drop students off between 8:40 and 9:10 and pick them up by 4:40.

Because regular food service is not available during intersession, students should eat breakfast prior to coming to school, and they need to bring a bag lunch and beverage to intersession every day or sign up for a free “sandwich of the day” bag lunch on this form.

Please return the registration form with the class selections ranked from 1 to 6. Students who do not rank their class choices will be placed randomly.

Please note that there is no busing for intersession. If you will not be able to arrange transportation for your student, please contact Ms. Cassandra to assist in arranging a car pool or city bus tokens.

Students do not need to be in uniform for intersession. Outfits should be appropriate for a learning environment.

Registration forms are due Thursday, September 27th by 4:30 pm Please contact Anna with questions at annar@laurajeffreyacademy.org or 651-414-6000.


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Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

Back to School Night Potluck Dinner

All LJA Families are invited to attend our annual "Potluck Dinner and Back to School Night" on Monday, August 13th from 5:30-8:00 PM. Families wishing to have dinner together should bring a dish to share by 5:30 PM. There will be an assembly for families starting at 6:30 PM as well as an opportunity to visit classrooms and also pick up pre-ordered uniform tops and/or purchase new uniform tops. We hope that you are able to join us!

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Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

New Family Event: Tie-Dye Party

Culture & Discipline at LJA // Tie-Dye Party

Learn how LJA teachers and staff support your child’s growth through social-emotional learning and student discipline. We will introduce Peer Community Networks and the Developmental Designs approach, which provides structures for teaching the whole child, so that “academic growth is enhanced, not limited, by the social and emotional realities of young adolescents”. Led by Terrence Thigpen, Cultural Liaison and Anna Robinson, 7/8 LASS teacher.

Scholars will tie-dye their first LJA uniform shirt. Each new student attending this event will receive one white LJA uniform t-shirt to use for tie-dying as a free gift!

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