March 27 Update

posted Mar 27, 2020, 6:25 PM by Brad VanDyne

Loon Lake Families,

As always, I hope this message finds you healthy and well. 

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that these first two weeks of this school closure and COVID-19 stuff has felt more like 2 months.  But we’ve made it through together, and we will continue to do so. 

As the weekend begins, I just wanted to touch base with you regarding four quick things for next week. 

First, remember that food service delivery and pick up will take place on Monday and Wednesday.  Please reach out to us if you experience any difficulty or frustration getting the meals that you need.  Huge thanks to our food service staff and all of our helpers and our bus drivers for their hard work in getting our kids fed.

Second, a reminder that new learning packets will be available for you to pick up beginning Monday at 9:00.  Huge thanks to our teachers for getting these together.  We hope you are finding them helpful.  Also, two quick side notes regarding learning.  First, we are continuing to add online learning resources that you may find helpful to our website homepage.  If you go to, you will see them right there on the left.  And second, if picking up your child’s learning packet is not an option for your family for whatever reason, just let us know.  We can deliver it to you when we are out delivering meals.  Please don’t hesitate to request this. 

Third, I want to let you know that if you purchased any chocolate during our last CPO fundraiser, that chocolate is available to pick up beginning on Monday at our school office, between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00.  If that time doesn’t work for you, that’s no problem.  Just call our office and we can set up a different time. 

Fourth and finally, I think it’s important for all of us to step back, take a deep breath, and realize that this is a challenging time to be a human being.  The stress of the virus, the stress of keeping our loved ones safe, and the stress of adjusting to social distancing.  It can all be overwhelming, not to mention the impact on local business and our economy.   It is a lot to deal with.  As you have heard me say many times by now, the only way through this is together.  So to help us stay together, we are starting something at Loon Lake School that we call One Caring Adult.  Our goal is to make sure each family who has children attending Loon Lake Elementary has one caring adult reaching out to them at least once a week.  The purpose of this call is simply to stay connected, and also to see if there is anything you might need.  It could be an academic need, or a food need, or any other kind of need, including just talking to another person for a while to remind us that we aren’t alone.   

If a weekly call like this sounds burdensome to you, no problem at all, just let us know and we won’t keep bugging you.  But we want to reach out and help in any way we can.  We will begin our phone calls next week. 

Have a great weekend, stay healthy, and let us know if you need anything at all. 

Talk to you soon –