February 28, 2019
Spring parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. The dates and times for each campus are as follows.
- Upper campus (Grades 5-8)
- Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21 from 4:45p.m. until 8:30p.m.
- Friday, March 22 from 8:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.
- Lower campus (PreK-4)
- Tuesday, March 12 & Thursday, March 21 from 4:45p.m. until 7:30p.m.
- Friday, March 22 from 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. and from 12:30p.m. until 3:15p.m.
If these dates or times don’t work for you, please contact your student’s assigned classroom teacher for an alternative time to meet.
This week 2nd grade students wrapped up their arts “beading” residency with Julie Boada, Anishinabe teaching artist. During this arts-integration unit, students learned about and practiced creating MN indigenous artwork traditions featuring the use of beads. Thank you to the 2nd grade teachers for your continued collaboration with Julie.
Next week we host our annual 4th Grade Opera: “Every Being Deserves a Home.” With the recent renovation completed, we proudly return the production back to the lower campus. Opening night is Thursday, March 7 at 6:30p.m. in our lower campus performance space. Our Friday Gathering times will be 10:40am and 3:00p.m. at the lower campus.
Lastly, I am excited to share that LMAP will be hosting our first ever 8th Grade College and Career Day on Thursday, March 28th. More information on this event will be sent home to 8th grade families soon.
We look forward to welcoming families at our upcoming events!
- Upper campus (Grades 5-8)
From the Principal
It is an honor to be 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 recently completed my dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University on September 19, 2017.
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 am grateful to be serving the LMAP school community.
Bryan E. Bass, Ed.D.