L.B. Clarke Middle School

November 20, 2020

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Let's Do Our Part!

Please help keep students in our buildings, athletes in their sports, and everyone healthy by doing the following:


  • Wear a mask when out and about
  • Physical distance of at least 6 feet
  • Wash/sanitize your hands
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
  • Do not attend large gatherings
  • Stay home if you are sick.


We all have to work together to stay safe and stay in school.

I am Thankful...

As we move into Thanksgiving week, I wanted to share with you what I am thankful for. In a time when so much is impacted by the pandemic, it is more important than ever to be thankful for who and what we have.


  • I am thankful for my family and friends, who keep me grounded and have allowed me to become the person I am.
  • I am incredibly thankful for the fact that we have been able to remain in-person at school. While other districts have been in and out of full eLearning, we have had some bumps, but have been able to sustain our in-person learning since the beginning of the year. This has been possible because we have all worked together.
  • I am so thankful to our amazing parents, guardians, and families. Your cooperation and support in implementing a very different vision of school have allowed us to provide safe in-person learning. Thank you so much for keeping our students home when they are not feeling well. This has been a huge part of our district's ability to maintain such a low infection rate.
  • I am thankful for our outstanding students, who are the reason we all get up and do this work every day. Thank you for wearing your face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, washing your hands and cooperating with your teachers to keep our classrooms and school safe. Our ultimate goal is your success.
  • I am thankful for our awesome L.B. Clarke Middle School staff. You are performing small miracles each day. Until you see it in action in the classroom, it is hard to overstate the monumental task it has been for them to learn and become proficient with all of the technology and management skills it takes to educate students in the building and at home at the same time.


At the end of the day, my job is to do everything I can to help all of you be successful. I can never truly express my thanks and gratitude to you all for what you are doing and will continue to do. We are all weary from this pandemic and the far-reaching effects it has had on our lives. Don't let up. We will get through it, but it has to be together.


I would like to ask you to share what you are thankful for with me. Please take a minute and share what and who you are thankful for in the form below. It is short and sweet. If you give me permission, I will share it with the person(s) you are thankful for. It is anonymous unless you share your name in the response. Happy Thanksgiving!

What Are You Thankful For?

Share who and what you are thankful for by clicking here.

Thanksgiving Week

Parents:

We have a two day week coming up next week for Thanksgiving. At the middle and high school level, we will be running one day of in-person school for each cohort...


Monday, November 23rd

  • In-person school for the PURPLE cohort
  • eLearning for the GOLD cohort


Tuesday, November 24th

  • In-person school for the GOLD cohort.
  • eLearning for the PURPLE cohort


NO SCHOOL:

  • Wednesday, November 25th
  • Thursday, November 26th- Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday, November 27th


If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher or the office at 794-1614.

NO SCHOOL- THANKSGIVING BREAK

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3:30pm

4608 Bellevue Place

Two Rivers, WI

Parent-Teacher Conference Week Wrap-Up

Thank you to all of you for making arrangements to meet with your child's advisor for virtual conferences. If you haven't had made arrangements to have a conference yet, please contact your child's advisor or the middle school office (794-1614). We would be happy to help you out. Our goal is always to conference with 100% of our families... and we usually come pretty close or reach 100%!


We hope you have enjoyed getting a glimpse into the school year so far and checking out your child's Kids at Hope Report Card. If you have any questions about grades, please contact the teacher of that class. They will have the best information to help. Otherwise, your child's advisor is the best contact for everything else.


Thank you for being partners with us in your child's education!

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions is an approach to behavior and discipline that LB Clarke staff has been implementing over the past two years. The model is based on the premise that challenging behavior occurs when the expectations being placed on a kid exceed the kid’s capacity to respond adaptively. It focuses on identifying skills that the students are lagging behind in and working collaboratively to solve problems with the student. The goal is to help kids and teachers solve those problems rather than trying to modify kids' behavior through application of rewards and punishments. Check out the video below to see an idea of Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions work.

Interview with Ross Greene: Supporting Challenging Behavior at Home during COVID-19

The Golden Raider- Ms. Rohrer- Our School Nurse


Dominick Springstube passed the #GoldenRaider on to Ms. Rohrer, our school nurse this week! He gave it to Ms. Rohrer for always being so kind and for helping him out, ever since Kindergarten, with different injuries and being sick. Ms. Rohrer has always been there for Dominick and for all our students at L.B. Clarke! #WeAreTR #LBCisThePlaceToBe

#GoldenRaider 11-16-2020

The Golden Raider- Ben Booth

#GoldenRaider Alert: Ms. Rohrer has passed on the #GoldenRaider to 7th grader, Ben Booth. Ben is receiving the #GoldenRaider for being thoughtful, friendly, a great team player, a role model, and an outstanding kid. Ben is a great student at L.B. Clarke and we are so lucky to have him here.
#GoldenRaider 11-19-2020

Athletics Update

Sports Update:


Basketball games have been underway this week. 7th grade lost a close one on Tuesday to New Holstein. On Thursday the 7th grade team lost to Kiel, but had great hustle and teamwork. The team looks to get back on track on Tuesday at Plymouth

The 8th grade team played their first game of the season on Thursday as they faced off against a tough Kiel team. The team took a loss in the opening game of the season and looks to rebound on Tuesday.


Swimming Schedule (Keep the same sign-up link in the newsletter)

Schedule for practices and meets: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EBRLA8gM9X3ivUoD2fqSX-iZ1tiClXufa6vO2ZEz7E8/edit?usp=sharing


7th and 8th grade sign-ups are still happening. If you are interested in signing your 7th or 8th grader up for swimming, please do so soon!


Wrestling--sign up link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZH-Ix0vZHzyuPbRvxelDEjrTWWK4uDN-AA6D2BCNwuJewFA/viewform


Any student grades 5-8 is welcome to sign up for wrestling. Practices times and meet schedules are in the process of being worked out. More information will follow.

Reminders For Attendance

Please be sure to follow the guidelines in the link below in regards to keep students home when they exhibit one of the symptoms listed. When you call the office to report the absence, please be ready to provide your child's symptoms to Mrs. Zarn (794-1614). If you leave a voicemail, please provide that information so she doesn't need to call you back. Unless they are feeling really under the weather, students should then attend classes online for the day.


  • If your child/ren are not feeling well (with one symptom) they may not attend school. They need to stay home or will be sent home.

  • Students may not attend school with any medication that reduces symptoms (such as tylenol or cold medication).

  • If you or any family member tests positive/negative or in close contact with someone who does test positive this information MUST be provided to your child's school.


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Parents of Two Rivers Band and Choir Students: 5th grade through High School

Do you love that your children love to perform music? (Yes, even percussionists)


Do you want to help your preteens/teens to love performing music even more?

We are looking for a brand new group of dedicated parents to promote this love of music throughout our district. We have so many talented musicians that enjoy making music at every grade level in our schools. Our small, but devoted group of teachers and parents just want to help them continue to have this love and eventually maybe even become life-long musicians, but we need your help.


We need a chorus or ensemble of parents to help:

  • Basses/Bass Guitars: Help a little and support our TR musicians with our yearly fundraisers by purchasing and/or selling fundraising items.

  • Tenors/Tenor Saxes: Help a little more and volunteer your time with concessions, music programs, fundraising order pick-ups and many other small but important music related needs.

  • Altos/Alto Clarinets/: Help quite a bit more and join our board in an executive position or as a valued team member at Covid-Free Zoom meetings from the comfort of your own home. Help planning our fundraisers, band and choir trips, supporting the band and choir teachers, drumming up volunteers as well as many other great ways of promoting music in our schools.


Please Join Us Now - All we need is your contact information to begin:

If you are ready to join our chorus and learn more about the TR Music Boosters Organization, please contact Nathan Ehle {PR Chair} or either of the Clarke band and choir directors: Brandon Meulbroek or Erin LaFond, or either of the TRHS band and choir directors: Mariah Honeck and Shannon Meulbroek.

Thank You, Jade and Susie!

We would like to thank Jade Cowdery and Susie Ehle for their great work on the morning announcements over the past month. You can enjoy each of them on their last day below.


Starting Monday, Paige Jeske and Ciara Herman will take over for them.

LBC Announcements 11/17/20
LBC Announcements 11/19/20
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