Updates from Mrs. Froning

January 13, 2019

First LEGO League (Robotic) News!

The Oakley Park First LEGO League (Robotics) team completed in the state championships, December 15, at Bloomfield Hills High School. We are so proud to share that our team and their Robot Mission scored 18th out of 60 teams! This is the teams first "official" season. Our team worked very hard preparing for the state championship including some MAJOR problem solving the morning of the event. The team learned so much about about team work and they demonstrated excellent sportsmanship throughout the competition. They were recognized for their willingness to help other teams too! This team would not be possible without a awesome team of parent volunteer! Coaches: Dave Kline & Brian Ulmer (Amy Kline and Janette Ulmer)


If you and your student is interested in learning more about First LEGO League, please contact Brian Ulmer: brian.r.ulmer@gmail.com

(team members: Eddie Petre, Ethan Kline, Connor Ulmer, James Pace, Mason Kline)

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Congratulation to our PTA Reflections Contest Winners!

We will celebrate the following artist at the Walled Lake District Reflections Celebration, Monday, March 25th at Walnut Creek Middle School.


Visual Arts

Lili Abraham

Erena Sharm

Literature

Libby Freeman

Estella Hudnut* (selected submission to the State level)

Music Composition

Eve Ashoo* (Selected submission to the State level)

Photography

Blake Farida

Jordyn Farida

Mr. Peace Returns THIS Tuesday!

We are excited to welcome back Mr. Peace, Tuesday, January 15th! Two assemblies will be held: Kindergarten - 2nd grade 8:30 - 9:20 and 3rd- 5th 9:30 - 10:30. We are looking forward to Mr. Peace's empowering presentation: The Power of Kindness Part 2. You will recall Mr. Peace was at Oakley in September to help kick off our school year sharing a special message about the power of kindness! (Thank you to our PTA for their financial support in sponsoring this Mr. Peace assembly!)

Box Top Contest Results

Congratulation to Mrs. Rozman's class! They collected a total of 477 Box Tops. A total of 4296 Box Tops were collected totaling $429.00 for Oakley Park! Thank you to Jennifer Bugajski for her leadership with Box Tops!

In-District Transfer Request Information

If you would like your child to attend a school other than the one that is assigned to your address for the 2019-2020 school year, you must submit a Student Transfer Request application.


The Student Transfer Request Application period is Thursday, January 3, 2019, to Friday, January 18, 2019.


Requests must be submitted during the application period. Requests will be processed and notification of approval or denial will be sent via email, or U.S. Mail, approximately the first week of March 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact the Walled Lake Schools’ Student Services Department at (248) 956-2085.


http://wlcsd.org/parents/enrollment/student-transfer/

Schools of Choice Information Schools of Choice Information

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools is a participant in Schools of Choice 105 on a ‘limited’ basis, limited meaning not all buildings and grade levels will have openings. Typically we accept applications for grades K-10.


Under Schools of Choice we may enroll 105 students who are not residents of our district but still reside in one of the other 27 Oakland County school districts who meet the application guidelines.


The application period for the 2019-2020 school is Jan. 14 - Feb. 1, 2019.

By law, applications cannot be accepted after February 1, 2019.

Father/Son Laser Tag

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 6-8pm

31506 Grand River Avenue

Farmington, MI

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20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2019

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District invites the community to the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Walled Lake Northern High School. The evening's events will include a Multicultural Dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an exhibition of student artwork from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m., and will also include performances by student choirs, presentations by several students, and recognition of this year’s Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award recipients. This year’s theme is “Heroes in the Community: Women Making a Difference”. This year’s MLK Day Celebration is made possible thanks to generous donations from the PTA/PTSA groups from across our district, the Walled Lake Education Association, the Walled Lake School Administrators Association, the Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union, and the Meemic Insurance Company. This event is free and open to the entire community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRTWRLhAN38

2019-2020 WLCSD Calendar is now available!

Please note:

· We will start the school year prior to Labor Day again.

· Late starts (middle school) and early release (high schools) have been eliminated.

· There are several half-days throughout the school year.

As we have in the past, we will offer a reduced rate Prime Time Care service on each of these half days.


You might be wondering...Why are there so many half days?

Throughout the school year, there are eight half days that will be used for staff professional development. We recognize that half days can be inconvenient for families. That said, research has shown that when teachers receive ongoing, job-embedded professional development, they can increase student achievement by as much as 21 percentile points (Source). As a school and district, we are committed to continuous improvement and these eight half days are an essential part of that commitment. Although they may seem inconvenient, staff development opportunities are crucial to ensure we provide an exemplary education for our children.

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Breakfast & Lunch Information

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, January 17th
  • Father/Son Laser Tag


Monday, January 21st (MLK Holiday)

  • No school for Students or Staff


Wednesday, February 6th

  • PTA General Membership Meeting 7:00 pm


Thursday, February 7th

  • 1/2 day for student': Professional Learning for staff in the pm (dismissal time: 11:18 am)


Friday, February 8th

  • PTA Family Bingo Night: more information coming soon!


Mid-Winter Break

  • Monday, February 18th - Friday February 22nd

Oakley Park School Bell Times

*Students using Owl Drop Off are to exit cars beginning at 7:55 am

Drop off: 8:00 AM

First Bell: 8:02 (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:08 PM

1/2 Day Dismissal: 11:18 AM