Lake Denoon Family Newsletter

September 13, 2019

Coming Up..........

September 17, 2019 - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - LDMS PTO Meeting - LDMS Library

September 20, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Teen Center (gr 5-7) @ Bay Lane Elementary School

September 25, 2019 - School Fundraiser Kick-Off

September 30, 2019 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

October 16, 2019 - Picture Re-Take Day

October 16 & 17, 2019 - 3:45 - 7:30 p.m. - Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

October 18, 2019 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Welcome to our new school year and a new parent newsletter format!

We are off to a great start. Some of the highlights include our Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention lessons. We know that preparing students for a successful future is more than academics. Here are our goals for students:


Be Respectful

  • Use designated voice levels

  • Use appropriate language

  • Be kind

  • Appreciate others’ differences

  • Listen


Be Responsible

  • Clean up after yourself

  • Manage your time wisely

  • Be prepared

  • Be a problem solver

  • Follow directions


Be Safe
  • Care for personal and school property (i.e., lockers, Chromebooks)

  • Keep hands, feet, body, and supplies to self

  • Walk on the right side of the hallway

  • Report bullying and unsafe situations; Be an upstander


Another highlight is our 9/11 Flag ceremony. During the ceremony, Officer Nowicki reminded us that we are stronger together. This message fit well with grade level meetings about accepting others’ differences. Ask your child what they did this week to help others feel included.


Looking forward to a great year!

Linda O’Bryan, Principal

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

Now families can stay in touch with the latest events taking place at Lake Denoon Middle School by following us on Twitter! Mrs. O’Bryan will be tweeting with the handle @LakeDenoon. We look forward to sharing photos showing the learning, growing, and succeeding happening here.


MORNING STUDENT DROP OFF

School starts at 8:05 a.m. Students may enter the building at 7:55 a.m. If you need to drop your child off before 7:55 a.m. please contact a day care provider in our community as we do not have day care at Lake Denoon. Click here for before and after school childcare information.

Parents: To ensure the safety of our students and compliance with the law, please be considerate of the posted, NO PARKING - FIRE LANE in front of the building that is for BUS TRAFFIC ONLY. The correct drop-off and pick-up procedure at Lake Denoon Middle School is near the flag pole in the front parking lot. Please be sure to pull all the way to the end of the sidewalk to drop your child off rather than dropping him or her off closest to the building. Otherwise, you will be blocking traffic including buses. There is ample parking in the parking lot if you should need to stop in the school. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Reminder: Please keep the handicapped parking spaces accessible at the end of the day when picking up students.


OFF CAMPUS PASSES

Students who need to leave school during the school day must have written parental permission. Please have your student bring the written excuse to the Student Services first thing in the morning so that a pass can be issued. With this pass, the student can leave the classroom at the time they are to be picked up, and office staff can avoid interrupting learning by calling into the rooms. Please do not e-mail teachers with attendance. All attendance goes through Student Services. Sometimes appointments need to be set up at the last minute and you may need to get a message to your student when you will be picking them up. If you wish to have the office convey a message to your student, please call before 2:30 p.m. It is hard to track down students so late in the day.


BUS PASSES

Students who wish to ride a different bus must bring a note from their parent/guardian to Student Services for a bus pass before 2:30 p.m. Students will not be allowed to call home for permission to ride a different bus, as written permission is necessary. LDMS only issues daily bus passes. If your students need to take a different bus long term, please contact Dairyland Bus Company at (262) 203-9938.


2019 ALL SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

LDMS will officially kick off its only school-wide fundraiser for this year soon! We've found a great way to raise money and, moreover, it’s fast and easy for you to help support our cause! More details to follow!


YEARBOOK ORDERS

Our yearbook staff, made up of our Lake Denoon students, puts a great deal of work and creativity into building a hard-covered, yearbook full of colorful faces, activities and memories. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to buy a yearbook this year. Individualize your child’s yearbook with their name embossed on the front and include various icons representing their likes and interests. Yearbooks are $25 and will be ordered ONLINE ONLY by visiting Jostens HERE or by calling Jostens at 1-877-767-5217 before January 31, 2020. Please do not send money to school with your child. E-mail Mrs. Ervin, Yearbook Adviser, with questions: michelle.ervin@muskegonorway.org.


PARENT/GUARDIAN-STUDENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE DAYS

Parent-Student-Teacher conference days are scheduled for October 16 and 17. Conference hours on are from 3:45 to 7:30 p.m. All students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians.

Fifth and sixth grade: Homeroom teachers will contact parents to schedule conferences with the students and their parents/guardians.

Seventh and eighth grade core teachers: Teachers will have five to a maximum of ten minute walk-in conferences. Seventh grade will be held in their own classrooms and eighth grade will be held in the library during scheduled conference hours. If additional time is needed, a future appointment can be made.

Project i – Project i will send out a signupgenius e-mail where parents can select their day/time. If a parent/guardian did not receive this e-mail, please contact: amy.veit@muskegonorway.org

Encore: (health, phy. ed., computers, Spanish, French, band, chorus, art, FACS, and tech. ed.): These teachers will be available in their own classrooms during all conference hours. The teachers’ names and classroom numbers will be posted throughout the school.


FALL CHOIR CONCERT

Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choir families. The fall choir concert is Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Muskego High School PAC.

There is required attire for the three choral concerts this year. Students CANNOT simply wear street clothes to the concert. The descriptions below outline what is required. DRESS CODE must be adhered to as well. Students whose outfit is not aligned with the dress code outlined in the school handbook and choir syllabus will be required to change into something appropriate.

Attire for boys: Black dress pants, black dress shoes/socks, black long-sleeved dress shirt.

Attire for girls: Black long-sleeved or ¾ length dress shirt (school appropriate), black dress pants, black flat dress shoes.

NO SKIRTS, SHORTS, OR DRESSES OF ANY KIND. Only black pants please.


Students must be dropped off at the Muskego High School PAC no later than 6:30 p.m.


PICTURE RETAKE DAY

If you are having your child’s picture retaken due to photographer error, please return the original package of pictures that your child has received. The photographer will be at Lake Denoon Middle School on Wednesday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to retake students’ pictures.


NEW FACES/ROLES

* Heather Duerst – Interventionist

* Danielle Mueller – Interventionist

* Katherine Nielson – Special Ed. Aide

* Nicole Stoesser – Special Ed. Aide

* Rita Zalewski – Special Ed. AIde


DISTRICT CONTACT INFORMATION

Have a questions or concern? You can find information on our district website for who to contact for a variety of questions you might have. You can also find it HERE.


FRIDAYS ARE SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS

Staff and students are encouraged to wear school colors, navy and white, or school spirit wear every Friday. Spirit wear is sponsored by the PTO.


VOLUNTEERS

Muskego-Norway Schools understands and appreciates the important role that volunteers and chaperones play in our schools. We encourage parents as well as other community members to volunteer their time supporting the students and staff of our district schools. In an effort to provide a safe environment for our students, the district has established a Registered Volunteer Program. Applications must be submitted every three years unless, since your last application, you were arrested, indicted, convicted of, plead no contest or guilty to or adjudicated for any felony, any offense involving moral turpitude, and any of the other offenses as indicated below:

· Crimes involving school property or funds;

· Crimes involving attempt by fraudulent or unauthorized means to obtain or alter any certificate or permit that would entitle any person to hold or obtain a position as an educator;

· Crimes that occur wholly or in part on school property or at a school-sponsored activity;

· A misdemeanor which involves moral turpitude [e.g. an act or behavior that gravely violates moral sentiments or accepted moral standards of the community]; or

· A misdemeanor which violates the public trust.

Failure to disclose this information may result in denial of a registered volunteer status.

Please direct questions to the Human Resources Department at the Educational Services Center at (262) 971-1800, ext. 2117.

OFFICIAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the School District of Muskego Norway, pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and State Statutes 118.125 (1) and (2) and (2)(j) had designated the following as “Directory Data” and may release this data intermittently throughout the school year to specialized organizations or institutions as listed below:

I. Student’s name, address, telephone listing, date of birth, and school/grade of attendance may be released to the following:

A. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

B. Vendors who have been designated as official providers of school related services

C. Parent organizations for the purpose of producing school directories

II. Students’ names, photographs, participation in activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, awards received, and schools most recently and previously attended by the pupils may be released to:

A. Publications sponsored by the School District of Muskego

B. Area newspapers

C. Appropriate private and public sponsored magazines, journal, monographs, etc.

Any parent, guardian, or student may inform Lake Denoon personnel by completing the Request to Withhold Directory Information form at Lake Denoon Middle School, which the said student attends, that all or any part of the directory information may not be disclosed without the parent, guardian, or student’s consent provided that such notification is given to the school within fourteen (14) days of this published notice.

Any previous notice on file with the Muskego-Norway School District to withhold the disclosing of directory information is now void.

Attendance

September is Attendance Awareness Month, and we are off to a strong start at Lake Denoon Middle School! We are looking forward to supporting your child to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. You have an important role in your child's attendance and we are asking for your support!


Children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school and are more likely to feel connected to the school community. Students with regular attendance are more likely to get good grades, have a positive self-concept, have a positive attitude about school, avoid risky behaviors, and graduate from high school.


Please review the Lake Denoon Attendance Flowchart and the brochure Positive Actions to Help Improve School Attendance. Contact Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker, if there are any challenges that your family is facing that are impacting your student(s) from attending school each day. 262-971-1820 x7428|amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org

Town of Norway Fall Recreation Guide

Click here for a detailed guide to activities and events in our area!

Cultivating Success in Our Gifted Kids - A Parent Focused Event

For information, please click HERE
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Spirit wear is available for purchase here ! Show your Timberwolf spirit!!