May 16, 2016
First, thank you to all of the volunteers (families, staff and community members) that supported our Annual Spring Carnival. We had a strong turnout! As you may be aware, the carnival is sponsored by the LMAP PTA and is our largest fundraising effort on behalf of the school. Funds go to supporting arts residencies and teacher-requested classroom supplies to enrich the learning of LMAP students.
Congratulations to our first graders last week on their annual 1st Grade Musicals. This year’s themes for the musicals included “The Selfish Giant, Tears of the Dragon and The Beatles Cloak.” In addition, congratulations to Ms. Rasheed, the cast and production team for this year’s spring play at the upper campus, School Daze.
In an earlier blog post I shared that the Minnesota Vikings and TORO organizations are sponsoring a Kaboom Playground to be built at the lower campus in support of our PreK and Kindergarten students. The build day for this event will be Thursday, June 2nd from 8:00am until 3:00pm. We are in need of volunteers to support the installation of the playground. Please click on the link below to sign-up.
This week’s gathering at the upper campus is our Spring Band Concert at 3:15pm. Next week we will host our Spring Choir Concert for our gathering Friday, May 27th at 10:30am.
We look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.
Bryan E. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
From the Principal
It is an honor to become a member of this outstanding school community. Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (LMAP) celebrates a rich history of arts-infused education for all learners.
As a long-time educator I have extensive experience in leading schools that embrace the arts. This experience has driven my belief in the power of the arts to transform educational outcomes for all students.
Most recently, I have served as principal of Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in the East Metro Integration District. I have also served as principal of Brooklyn Center Junior/Senior High School, where I was a part of a leadership team that created an arts magnet program. This program twice won Magnet School of Excellence Awards from Magnet Schools of America.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College, a Master of Arts from Saint Mary’s University, and an Education Specialist degree and licensure from the University of Saint Thomas. I expect to complete the dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University this autumn.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Katherine and our two daughters, competing in events and races such as marathons and triathlons, and listening to live music.
I look forward to serving the LMAP school community as your new principal.
Bryan E. Bass