LCS Gives Week 2024

90% of 200 Donor goal
This campaign ended on March 23, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Lake Country School by clicking here!
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The LCS Gives Annual Fund is the cornerstone of support of Lake Country School and is essential for preserving its exceptional educational environment. The Annual Fund supports Lake Country's Montessori pedagogy that "follows the child", supports our dedicated faculty and staff, provides for our tuition assistance program, ongoing equity and justice work, and maintains our urban and rural campuses to connect children and adolescents with nature and inspire exploration, discovery, and joy. 

Thanks to you, LCS continues to grow and thrive as a place that gives our students all that a Montessori education offers.

Match Complete!

We did it! Thanks to your donations throughout LCS Gives Week, we achieved one of our major goals for the week; unlocking a very generous $10,000 matching gift to the LCS Gives Annual Fund! This effort will go a long way toward supporting programming at Lake Country School, and we couldn't have done it without you!

While this is a major achievement, we're still short of our overall goal of 200 donors during LCS Gives Week, but there's still time! This page will stay open until Friday and we hope to meet this goal by then. The finish line is close; thank you all for helping us reach it!

66 days ago by Harrison McLean
Temporary Tattoo Day

We had a blast with our first-ever LCS Gives Week Temporary Tattoo Day! Thank you to parent volunteers Katlyn, Leigh-Anne, Melanie, Kiri, and Annie who all helped the front and back lot tattoo parlors run smoothly and efficiently throughout the day. No hands, arms, legs, cheeks, necks, and even foreheads were left uncovered, all in the name of school spirit!

Today is our last day of celebration for LCS Gives Week (chocolate milk is happening as we speak) but it's not the last day to contribute to the Annual Fund! The campaign page will remain open through next week as we work towards our 200 donor goal and the $10,000 match. Thank you for your contributions thus far, and for your help getting us across the finish line; our goals are in sight!

70 days ago by Harrison McLean
Ice Cream & Wander After School

The buzz was tremendous around Lake Country yesterday, as rumors started flying that something sweet, yet fishy, was happening in the parking lot after school. Could it be Marshmallows with Mr. Moudry? KitKats with Katie? Or maybe even Apple Pie with April? Alas, there was no alliteration to be found, but there WAS ice cream for all and an appearance by our beloved mascot Wander the Walleye! 

Thanks to Vonny and a few brave parent volunteers (shoutout to Leigh-Anne, Mandy, and Anne), every child got to indulge in a sweet treat to celebrate the halfway mark of LCS Gives Week. After the ice cream was eaten, many even braver children made their way over to say hi to Wander, who loves hugs, photos, and high-fives. Some sleuthing students even tried to answer the question, "Who is Wander?" even though he's clearly a fish that lives in Lake Harriet and only visits LCS for special occasions.

Speaking of halfway marks, we're nearly halfway towards our goal of 100 new donors this week to secure a generous $10,000 matching donation for our school! If you haven't already, please encourage others to help us reach this goal! Today's celebration is temporary tattoos at recess; we apologize in advance, and promise they will wash off eventually... happy LCS Gives Week! 

71 days ago by Harrison McLean
School Spirit Day

In addition to celebrating our school, there's one thing that LCS Gives Week has become synonymous with: brand-new socks! Each child at Lake Country received their long-awaited specialty pair of LCS Gives socks yesterday morning, just in time to match with all of their classmates on School Spirit Day! Most people put them straight on their feet, but some staff members found more...creative ways to sport their new socks. It was great to see all the school spirit and LCS Swag, both new and old, in the halls throughout the day!

Today's celebration is ice cream after school and an appearance by the notorious Wander the Walleye. Do fish eat ice cream? Only time will tell...

72 days ago by Harrison McLean
LCS Gives Assembly

Today marks our first day of LCS Gives Week here on campus! The whole school gathered in the gym with their mentors and mentees for our LCS Gives assembly, during which we sang and talked about the many things that Lake Country gives us and what we give it in return. These included creativity, love of animals, community work, diversity, and respect and responsibility.

We also honored long-time Junior High and Land School staff member Doug Alecci for all he has given to Lake Country School over his 41 years on staff. Doug is instrumental in the establishment of the Odyssey and Bike Trip, as well as the formation of the Junior High adolescent community. He continues to serve LCS as its naturalist, tending to the bees and bird blind, creating connections to the Land School throughout the Elementary and Junior High levels, and inspiring countless children to develop a genuine love of learning and nature. Doug exemplifies Lake Country School, and we are so thankful for his immense work over the years!

LCS Gives Week rolls on tomorrow with School Spirit Day! We can't wait to see the halls decked out in blue and green, as you're all encouraged to wear your favorite LCS swag (and, word on the street is you might even get some new socks tomorrow too...)

74 days ago by Harrison McLean
Welcome to LCS Gives Week!

LCS Gives Week is finally upon us! We can't wait to celebrate all of the things Lake Country School gives us, and all that we give to LCS in return. We've got an exciting week at school, plus a kick-off happy hour at Sisyphus Brewing on Sunday, March 10, from 3-5 PM. We can't wait to see you all soon!

78 days ago by Harrison McLean

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