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January 27, 2021

SPRING PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Due to current circumstances, Friday, February 12, conferences will be scheduled on an as needed basis. All conferences will be virtual. If a conference is needed for your child, you will receive a separate email from your child’s teacher(s).

Additional conference slots are available for parents who would like to discuss a special need or concern about their son/daughter. Contact your child’s teacher(s).


Lake Country classroom and special area teachers are available to meet with a parent at any time during the year if a need arises.

FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU

CLICK HERE to view February's Hot Lunch Menu.

MATH ACCELERATION

Friday, March 5, is the deadline for a parent/guardian, teacher or other school district professional to request acceleration (grade skipping) in math by notifying Mrs. Schneider, the gifted and talented coordinator, in writing. Current kindergarten through sixth grade students, who are highly capable AND high performing students, are eligible to apply. Previously placed students do not need to reapply. Included with this written notification should be a rationale for why this is appropriate for the child. Once notification is received, a rigorous review process begins that incorporates data from student performance, standardized test results and teacher observation. Lake Country School’s math acceleration committee will review the data before the end of this school year for 2021-2022 math class placement. Parents who have questions regarding this process should contact their child’s math/classroom teacher(s) or Mrs. Schneider.

6TH - 8TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL - LAST CALL

Lake Country School is offering 6th-8th grade volleyball through the Arrowhead School District Feeder Schools Athletic Conference (AMSAC). The season will begin the first week of March and end the last week of April. If there are enough players for two teams, an evaluation will be held to create teams that are as equal as possible. The teams travel to other Arrowhead Feeder Schools to compete against their team . Games are played during the week at 4:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30pm at Lake Country School or another Arrowhead Feeder School. Practices are usually held after school, per a schedule set by your child's coach. Practice, game, and tournament schedules may be modified this year to accommodate WIAA and AMSAC safety measures regarding Covid-19.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

· Sign-up deadline is extended to January 29, 2021

· Students may not play for another school.

· Cost: $70/includes t-shirt.

· Additional guidelines will be followed to keep players and coaches safe because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The specifics of these guidelines will be sent out at a later date but will include: all players and coaches must wear a mask, no fans (including parents) may attend.

· District reserves the right to end the season early due to COVID-19 case numbers. Those not following safety protocols will be terminated from the program.

· Sign-up using Skyward Family Access - Fee Management

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FOOD DRIVE

Spread the Love is celebrating 10 years of love!!! It all started with one boy seeing a TV commercial asking for donations to end childhood hunger. After learning kids were in need of food in his own community, he wanted to help. His idea sparked interest with his cousins here at Lake Country School. Ten years later, the community continues to support the idea that no one should be hungry and helping our neighbors. Join in the celebration by donating nonperishable foods or money from Feb 1-14th at Lake Country School. The Hartland Food Pantry has more people to feed than ever before. Collection barrels are located in the vestibule and by the virtual table. Monetary donations can be given to the office with checks made out to LCS with Spread the Love in the memo. All donations go directly to the Hartland Food Pantry, helping feed families in need in our community. Thank you for your support!


Due to no cupcake sales, Spread the Love shirts are available to purchase in a variety of colors for children and adults! All proceeds go directly to the Hartland Food Pantry. Order yours at: https://www.facebook.com/Spreadthelovehartland/shop/?ref_code=mini_shop_page_header_cta&ref_surface=page

A MESSAGE FROM THE WI DPI

To help improve internet speeds across Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction is teaming up with Measurement Lab, a non-profit broadband advocacy organization, to test home internet connection speeds. You can help out by testing your home internet speed with Measurement Lab’s broadband speed test. All it takes is three clicks--it’s that easy.

Why Is This Important?

The data will give the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access (and other broadband task groups) the information they need to target improvements where internet speeds and performance are poor.

Your Input Is Critical

In order to get an accurate picture of the state, we need a lot of accurate data. That’s where you come in. The more people take the broadband internet speed test, the clearer picture we can get of where internet speeds need the most help.

To get started:

1. Click on the link to the M-Lab broadband speed test.

2. Agree to the Data Policy.

3. Click Begin to start the test.

4. Consider running the test multiple times, at different times of day, as your internet speed can often vary throughout the day.

Thank you for your help in improving internet speeds in our community!

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE

To: Parents & Guardians of students in Grades 5K - 6th



Our 2021 Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) officially kicks off on MONDAY FEBRUARY 1ST! Fundraising will run through Friday February 19th.


There are a lot of fun incentives this year, and our Top 3 Fundraisers will get to hit Mr. Blawat, Mr. Green, and Mr. Lichte with a Pie in the Face!


Parents/Guardians: Please check your email for more information!


Thank-you for being a Heart Hero!

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THE READING & WRITING PROJECT

Lake Country School District utilizes Teacher’s College Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) Units of Study in Reading, Writing, and Phonics (5K-2) as well as TCRWP Reading/Writing Workshop instructional learning models. See below for an exciting opportunity to learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.

Click the link below to register.

https://tcrwp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudu-orzMrGdUN0IyGUGksRGCvS2Sjp9E5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.