Timberwolves Weekly

January 31, 2020

Parent/Guardian Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to the 275 parents and guardians who took the LDMS Parent/Guardian Satisfaction Survey. Continuous improvement is important to us, so your feedback is very helpful. Overall we showed a slight increase in satisfaction, with 12 of the 28 questions showing the highest satisfaction score that we have ever received.

Based on a five point scale, our highest scores were:

4.43: The school is clean and well maintained.

4.39: My child has the necessary classroom supplies and equipment for effective learning.

4.22: This school provides a safe environment for my child to learn.

Our lowest scores were:

3.31: My child understands the Academic and Career Planning process and is actively involved in creating a post high school plan.

3.56: My child’s bus driver is helpful and kind.

3.62: While in school, my child’s experiences allow him/her to explore college and career opportunities.

Our next steps will be to share the many positive comments about specific staff members with those individuals. Thank you for taking your time to share those compliments! Our school improvement team will also analyze the results. While reading the comment sections, we saw a mix of compliments and concerns in two areas: the transitions for 5th graders and communication. We will be looking to dig deeper into why our processes in both of those areas are meeting or exceeding the needs of some families but are seen as an area for improvement for others. We may be asking for further information in the future to help us continuously improve in those areas.

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Linda O'Bryan & Mr. John McEwing

Lake Denoon Principals

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  • FEB. 5, 2020: Quarter 2 Recognition day permission slip due
  • FEB. 6, 2020: Destination Imagination Dinner CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
  • FEB. 7, 2020: Teen Center grades 5-7 at Bay Lane Elementary from 7:00 -9:00 pm
  • FEB. 21, 2020: Lake Denoon Dodgeball Tournament
  • FEB. 27, 2020: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences- 3:45 to 7:30 pm
  • FEB. 28, 2020: No School- Staff Professional Development Day
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Book Fair Coming Soon to Lake Denoon

The Book fair will run from February 20 through February 28. PARENTS in order to make this book fair successful, WE NEED YOU! The entire fair is volunteer based, and requires parents to help run the fair in order to have the fair open the maximum amount of hours to ensure that every child has an opportunity to get the chance to enjoy the book fair experience. Please consider signing up for a shift or two. It is easy, and a great way to be a part of your child’s daily school experience! Also, as an incentive all volunteers will receive 20% off their fair purchase for their family! Please contact chairperson, Julie Misiak at jmisiak02@gmail.com or 414-837-0943.

Dodgeball tournament

The 10th Annual Lake Denoon Dodgeball Tournament is coming up! Make sure to save the date for February 21, 2020.

  • 5th grade games will begin at 3:25pm and end at approximately 4:25pm.
  • 6th grade games will begin at about 4:00pm and ends approximately at 5:15pm.
  • 7th and 8th grade games will begin at about 5:00pm.

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MHS Musical - Beauty and the Beast

This year Muskego High School students will be performing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. New this year, the musical will be held two weekends along with two matinee performances. Performances are on February 21, 22, and 28 at 7pm. and February 23 and 29 at 2pm. in the MHS PAC. All seats are reserved and tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket prices:

Floor Section: $12 adults; $10 seniors age 60 and above; $10 child under 18

Upper Section: $10 adults; $8 seniors age 60 and above; $8 child under 18

Tickets can be purchased online at www.mhspac.com or in the Activities Office at the high school. In addition, tickets the day of the show will be $2.00 extra per ticket. It is strongly encouraged to purchase your tickets sooner rather than later for optimal seating preference.

Taher Food Service Information

Want to learn more about the lunch program that is offered through Taher? You can view monthly menus or make payments directly on our website. Make sure to view the food service guidelines by visiting this link. If you have questions please reach out to our

Food Service Director, Chrissy Koerner (Chrissy.Koerner@Muskegonorway.org), at 262-971-1790 X4522 or the Assistant Food Service Director, Toby Dempsey (Mary.Dempsey@Muskegonorway.org), at 262-971-1790 X4622.

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One of the best gifts we can give a child is resilience. This gift lasts a lifetime - way longer than a new cell phone or athletic shoes. As a parent or guardian, building resilience in a child requires effort and consistency. Our School Psychologist will be sharing a three-part series on Resiliency in this and our upcoming newsletters.

Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by, or even transformed by the adversities of life. Everyone faces adversities; no one is exempt. With resilience, children can triumph over adversity; without it, adversity triumphs. To overcome adversities, children draw from three sources of resilience features labelled: I HAVE, I AM, I CAN. This week, we will focus on I Have.


The I HAVE factors are the external supports and resources that promote resilience. Before the child is aware of who she/he is (`I AM') or what she/he can do (`I CAN'), she/he needs external supports and resources to develop the feelings of safety and security that lay the foundation, that are the core, for developing resilience. These supports continue to be important throughout childhood.

The resilient child says …


  • Trusting relationships

  • Structure and rules at home

  • Role models

  • Encouragement to be autonomous

  • Access to health, education, welfare, and security services

What Should Parents Know About Facebook?

With the growing popularity of social media in younger users, we wanted to take the time to review one that is very popular, Facebook. This platform is available for users who are over the age of 13, however there are no age verification measures and children can easily create an account. Users are able to add photos and videos, share status updates, talk with other on the platform, and share news or stories. It's important for parents to familiarize themselves with the platform to make sure the young ones remain safe. The National Online Safety website offers great resources and insights for parents!
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Congratulations to the 8th grade boys basketball team for winning conference!

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