May 22, 2020
On Friday, May 22nd, our staff will be holding meetings virtually, so there will be no distance learning. We will be sharing our successes from the year, so we can learn from each other. Math and Literacy teams will be meeting across grade levels, sharing the key skills that were reinforced during distance learning, as well as areas that we will want to review in the fall. Our school improvement team will meet to craft our next steps in continuous improvement. Even though this year has thrown us a curveball, we are still keeping our eye on the prize - how do we become an even better school for our students? Also, grade level teams will meet to map out the rest of the school year and plan for a strong finish that honors the sense of community that we want our students to experience, even when we are apart from each other.
We hope you enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend ahead of us.
Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing.
Important Dates, Events and Activities
April 20 - June 11 - Virtual learning continues
May 22 and 25 - No Virtual Learning
June 11 - 8th Grade Drive-by Celebration 3:00 - 6:00 pm
July 6 - July 30 (No Friday classes) - Summer Learning Academy
News and Announcements
8th Grade Celebration/Legacy Block
Click Here to review information. In addition, some of you were looking for ways to help your 8th grader celebrate because unfortunately due to the unusual situation we are unable to have the graduation, dance and activities that followed. At Lake Denoon, we offer the option to purchase a Legacy Block with your child or family name on it as a remembrance. If this is something you are interested in please send an email to email@example.com
Yearbooks will be shipped to us sometime in early June. Please watch the Friday, June 5, Parent Newsletter for information on when and how yearbooks will be distributed.
Last Chance! We have a limited number of yearbooks left to sell this year. If your child would like a yearbook and has not placed an order, please go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01099030 as soon as possible to place your order. Yearbooks are $25.00 each. When they are gone, they are gone!
If you have any questions about the yearbook, please contact Kelly Brutlag or Michelle Ervin.
Chromebook Repairs Completed!
There are 20+ chromebooks that were submitted for repair that are now ready for pick up. If you or your child received an email from the tech department and would like to pick up your device, you can do that at the high school's main entrance every Wednesday from 7:30am-3:00pm. If you are not comfortable venturing out, your child's device will be stored until further notice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
*****8th GRADE STUDENTS - LOANERS MUST BE RETURNED TO LDMS TO RECEIVE YOUR NEW HIGH SCHOOL DEVICE *
Chromebook IssuesSupport will be available to access loaners in the event of any damage or defect that inhibits the use of the device. Currently support will be available Wednesdays from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Muskego High School main entrance (Door #1).
Visit this link for more details: bit.ly/PHE-TechSupport
Breakfast and Lunch Services
Please note that we will have no pickup on Monday due to the Memorial Day Holiday. The pickup days are Tuesday and Thursday.
A la carte items are on the end of the year blowout until they're gone!
If you have any questions or special accommodations please contact:
Food Service Director
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MNS is aware that you may have difficulty obtaining an appointment with your healthcare provider to obtain necessary immunizations for your student. We anticipate the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide additional immunization guidance for the 2020-2021 school year. The current immunization laws remain in effect until such guidance is provided. Please see the Family Immunization Guidance for 2020-2021 for more information:
Tracy Staudacher JD, BSN, RN
Muskego-Norway School District
Office: 262-971-1790 ext. 4535
MNS Health Services
Parent COVID - 19 FAQ
A Note from your School Psychologist:
On the same day this week, my husband and I were both recognized for some accomplishments. This experience reminded me of something really important. On any given day, but especially during these times when we are feeling isolated and uprooted from our typical routines, it is critical that we celebrate our successes (no matter how small) with our children. So often I’ve seen people embarrassed and ashamed when they receive a compliment. I admit I’ve deflected or denied compliments at times. Our children are constantly observing us maneuver through all kinds of situations, conflicts, and decisions. When they see us (their parents/guardians) truly accept a compliment, they are learning the skills of being gracious while humble, and how to believe in oneself. So many external factors can negatively affect how and what we think about ourselves (magazines, TV commercials, people we know, social media…). Not being able to accept or believe in a compliment can illustrate underlying difficulties we have with our own self-worth. Middle school is one of the most challenging times in a person’s life. The push and pull of wanting to be independent yet still needing adults, the hormonal and physical changes that occur, the need for social acceptance, and the tremendous progression in executive functions (i.e., problem solving, decision making) can wreak havoc on self-esteem. Why not help build your child(ren)’s self esteem during this time and genuinely celebrate the work they are doing, the chores they help out with, the hobbies they excel in, and the positive choices they are making in this challenging time. What an amazing opportunity we have as adults to support our children’s confidence--giving authentic compliments improves internal motivation and performance (and who doesn’t want that for our kids?!). Remember, it’s okay to be proud of ourselves...and of our kids.
Be well, Dr. R
Lake Denoon Student Services Staff
Dr. Jen Rohrbaugh, School Psychologist, email@example.com
Ms. Pam Groh, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker, email@example.comIf you are in need of community resources for safety, addiction, COVID-19 supports, etc., please check out 211.org.
Instructional Coaches Corner
May is Mental Health Awareness Month - NAMI Newsletter - Click Here
Family Connection Newsletter is created by the Waukesha County Foster Care Program - Click Here
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