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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Jun
21
to Jun 23

LJA Presents: The Lion King

  • Westlund Black Box Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Tickets are now on sale for LJA’s production of Lion King: The Musical. Specific scholars from all grades will be starring in this show, but it will also serve as the end of year music concert for all 5/6 grade students. We hope you will all join us for one of the four shows, which will take place at the Westlund Black Box Theatre (312 Hamline Ave N) on the Concordia University campus. Tickets cost $5, and performance times and links to purchase tickets are as follows:

o   Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 PM

o   Friday, June 22 at 7:00 PM

o   Saturday, June 23 at 3:00 PM

o   Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 PM

 

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Shadow Day

Prospective students can spend the day with a current LJA scholar and experience classroom life at LJA firsthand. It is helpful for families to take the time to tour LJA or attend an Information Session prior to signing their student up for shadowing, but is not required. This experience is intended for prospective students who are considering attending LJA and would like to learn more about our school.  Please call the school office at 651-414-6000 for more information or to schedule a visit.

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Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Conferences

Every LJA caregiver is encouraged to attend conferences and scholars should accompany them if at all possible.  Families have two different options and may select the one that they prefer.  Open House style conferences are drop in times with no appointments.  Scheduled conferences are twenty minute time blocks with a team of teachers present and appointments may be made athttps://www.myconferencetime.com/laurajeffrey

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

Spring Conferences

Every LJA caregiver is encouraged to attend conferences and scholars should accompany them if at all possible.  Families have two different options and may select the one that they prefer.  Open House style conferences are drop in times with no appointments.  Scheduled conferences are twenty minute time blocks with a team of teachers present and appointments may be made at https://www.myconferencetime.com/laurajeffrey

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Shadow Day

Prospective students can spend the day with a current LJA scholar and experience classroom life at LJA firsthand. It is helpful for families to take the time to tour LJA or attend an Information Session prior to signing their student up for shadowing, but is not required. This experience is intended for prospective students who are considering attending LJA and would like to learn more about our school.  Please call the school office at 651-414-6000 for more information or to schedule a visit.

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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

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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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Shadow Day

Prospective students can spend the day with a current LJA scholar and experience classroom life at LJA firsthand. It is helpful for families to take the time to tour LJA or attend an Information Session prior to signing their student up for shadowing, but is not required. This experience is intended for prospective students who are considering attending LJA and would like to learn more about our school.  Please call the school office at 651-414-6000 for more information or to schedule a visit.

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Feb
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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Jan
25
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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Jan
22
to Jan 26

Intersession

Intersession is coming, and the theme is “Arts”. Culinary arts, theatre arts,
visual arts, musical arts, and more! Students can spend four fun days
experiencing classes taught by organizations like She Rock She Rock,
Steppenwolf Theatre, and Midwest Food Connection, as well as some LJA
staff. On the final day of the week, we will have special decorative baking
programming for all and a field trip to Second Harvest Heartland! There are
six awesome classes to choose from.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraiser with Mischief Toy Store

LJA is happy to be partnering with Mischief Toy Store on Grand Avenue (818 Grand Avenue). Shop at Mischief on Saturday, December 9th (10 am-8 pm) and 15% of LJA community sales will be donated back to LJA.

Mischief is a toy store for all ages, featuring an irreverent selection of games, comics, art supplies and more! Please mention the LJA fundraiser when making a purchase.

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Board Advisory Council Meeting

Interested adults are invited to help us establish a Board Advisory Council. It is essential that we include the voices and thoughts of families and caregivers as the School Board and administration are exploring multiple possibilities for change at LJA for the 2018-19 school year. Contact George Sand with any questions at georges@laurajeffreyacademy.org or 651-414-6000.

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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

High School Fair

Representatives from a variety of Twin Cities high schools will be on hand to visit with students and parents. 7th and 8th grade students will have the opportunity to visit the fair during the last part of the school day and parents are welcome to attend from 4:00-4:30 pm.

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