LCS WILDCAT CLIPS

February 5, 2020

REMINDERS - No School

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held February 14th. You will find sign up information further down in this newsletter. There is no school for students on Friday the 14th or Monday the 17th.

Lake Country School 2020 National Geographic Bee

The final round of the Lake Country School 2020 National Geographic Bee was held on Wednesday, January 29. This PTO sponsored contest is designed to spark student interest in geography and increase awareness about resources available through the National Geographic Society. Over 250 students participated in grade level competitions until two grade level winners were selected. The grade level winners were as follows:


Grade 4 - Evan Brammeier, Arden Cummins-Brown

Grade 5 - Olen Albrecht, Lizzie Rebstock

Grade 6 - Nitin Ayyappan, Logan Welter

Grade 7 - Jason Brammeier, Hudson Maniscalco

Grade 8 - Erik Steitzer, Andrew Schmit


Jason Brammeier won the final round. In accordance with the National Geographic Society, Jason completed the state level qualifying test and is awaiting results to see if he will advance to the State National Geographic Bee. Second place went to Logan Welter, and the third place winner was Nitin Ayyappan. Congratulations to all Lake Country School students who participated in the National Geographic Bee.

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MATH ACCELERATION

Friday, February 28, 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 2020-2021 math class placement. Parents who have questions regarding this process should contact their child’s math/classroom teacher(s) or Mrs. Schneider.

SPREAD THE LOVE

Lake Country School is partnering with Hartland School District for our annual food drive, Spread the Love. All proceeds benefit the Hartland Food Pantry. The food pantry tends to be very low on stock after the holidays and are in need of donations. We are accepting non-perishable foods. Please check the date to ensure items are not expired.



Wednesday, Jan 29-Friday, Jan.31: Bring in donated items to the CLASSROOM and put items in the team's box that you think will win the Super Bowl(Chiefs or 49ers)


Monday, Feb.3-Friday, Feb.14th: Bring donated items to the front of the school and place the items in the bins.


Monday, February 10:

Toiletry Producs (Hair Products, Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, etc)

Tuesday, February 11:

Breakfast Day (Cereal, Granola Bars, Muffin and Pancake Mix, Syrup, Peanut Butter)

Wednesday, February 12:

Baby Products (Diapers, Wipes, and Food)

Thursday, February 13:

Paper Products (Toliet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue Paper)

Friday, February 14:

Kid Friendly Food (Macaroni and Cheese, Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Fruit)


*Of course any item will be accepted on these days!


Cupcakes will be sold for $1 at home basketball games on Feb. 5, 6, 10 and 20th.

Lake Country School Education Foundation is offering Scholarships! (These are not needs based awards)

Music Scholarships: These scholarships are available to students in 6th through 8th grade. Scholarships are to be used toward the tuition for band camp, vocal camp, strings camp or another pre-approved summer music enrichment experience. Student eligibility requirements are outlined in the application. Beginning this year, a student may be awarded up to two (2) music scholarships for the duration of his/her time at LCS. Applications are available in the office. Applications are due March 16th. Contact Susan Rovin, srovin3@gmail.com, or Mrs. Van Dyke vandykem@mylakecountryschool.org with questions.

For application CLICK HERE.


Academic Scholarships: These scholarships are available to students in 3rd through 8th grades. Scholarships are to be used toward the tuition of an academic camp/course or another pre-approved summer academic enrichment experience. Student eligibility requirements are outlined in the application. Beginning this year, a student may be awarded up to two (2) music scholarships for the duration of his/her time at LCS. Application forms are available in the school office. Applications are due March 13th. Contact Susan Rovin srovin3@gmail.com or Debby Schneider, schneiderd@mylakecountryschool.org with questions.

For application CLICK HERE.

PTO NEWS

CLICK HERE to view the PTO Newsletter for information on Grandparent's Week and more!

FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU

To view the February Hot Lunch menu, CLICK HERE.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

CLICK HERE for the Lake Country School monthly event calendar.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

The 2020 Jump Rope For Heart/Kids Heart Challenge Event is coming up on Tuesday February 11th for grades 5K-6. Envelopes and additional information will be sent home with your child this Friday January 24th. To view the parent letter, CLICK HERE.

SPRING BOOK FAIR

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 5 – 13th. The book fair is a wonderful and engaging opportunity for all ages to come to the library, explore and purchase books in every ready level at a discounted price from Scholastic books.


We need of volunteers to help with the fair. Volunteering is a fun & easy way to be involved to help support the school. All volunteers also receive a discount off all purchases.

If interested, please sign up via https://signup.com/go/bazOLsX or contact Tara Kozik at tlkozik@gmail.com.


Thursday, March 5th 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Friday March 6th 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Monday March 9th 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Tuesday March 10th 8:00AM – 7:00PM ** OPEN LATE**

Wednesday March 11th 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Thursday March 12th 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Friday March 13th 8:00AM – 12:00PM

NEW Payment & Shopping options

· eWallets can be set up and managed starting Feb 19th via link below

· If you are unable to attend the fair, try our new online shopping with free shipping on book-only orders > $25

· To set up eWallet or shop online, please visit the LCS Book Fair Webpage at:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/lakecountryschool1

Please note: all book sales now charge sales tax.

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ANNUAL MEETING

MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 6:00 p.m.

IN LCS LIBRARY

Please join us as we make plans for the rest of the school year.

Please consider getting involved or joining the LCSEF Board.

For information, contact LouisaSelf@gmail.com (262)490-0788

SPECIAL VISITOR

Lynne Marris, Lake Country School's former art teacher, made a special visit a couple weeks ago. Lynn came and spoke to our fifth graders about the history behind the land that our school is on. Mrs. Marris, along with her students at the time, were responsible for the beautiful mural in our front lobby which depicts this history. She went through each part of the mural with the kids, talked about the process of making the mural, and answered questions. A great history lesson, art lesson and just a fun afternoon! Thank you Mrs. Marris!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

4K -7th Grade Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up

Friday, February 14th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, unless you receive notification from the teacher or if otherwise stated below.


Note: No school for students Friday, Feb. 14th and Monday, Feb. 17th



Parent/Teacher Conference sign-up is done online through Skyward Family Access. Conferences are optional, but are available by parent or teacher request. You may start signing up on Monday, January 27th. Please see below for step by step instructions.


Online Scheduling: please follow these directions at your earliest convenience to schedule conferences.

  1. Login into Skyward Family Access – The Skyward Link can be found on the Lake Country School website.
  2. Using the tabbed headings on the left hand side of the screen, click on Teacher Conferences.
  3. Your student(s) will have a tab to the right of their name entitled All Conferences. Click on that tab.
  4. Next click Select a Time.
  5. Now you can view the open time slots the teacher has available. You may want to go back and view the open time slots for any of your other children to coordinate times. When you are ready to choose a time slot, click Select and then Save.
  6. You will receive a Teacher Conference Sign-up Confirmation email shortly after registering.
  7. If you need to change your time, you will now be able to click Unschedule inside the Teacher Conferences tab. Save and begin again. You can also include a note to your child’s teacher by clicking the Notes option on the right.

Please call Lisa Acton in the school office if you have questions.



4K: Times available are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.



5th thru 7th Grade: These are group conferences so when signing up use the grade level conference option instead of your homeroom teacher. Skyward only shows one of the homeroom teachers (not necessarily yours) attached to this option but all teachers will be meeting with you. You will be contacted by a teacher if a conference is being requested.



8th Grade: In lieu of conferences on February 14, eighth grade students will be presenting research-based projects to parents, fellow Lake Country School students, and community at a later date TBD. As we get closer to the presentation dates, you will receive an email with a flexible schedule and multiple presentation choices. Options will also be available if you are not able to attend. As always, feel free to contact teachers if you feel a conference is necessary.


NOTE: If a teacher is not listed that you would like to meet with, please email that teacher directly to see if they can set up a meeting with you at a different time.




Report cards will be available in Skyward Family Access Thursday, Jan. 23rd

COMMUNITY PRESENTATION

NOTE: This is not being held at Lake Country School. Please click on the link for location information


We would like to invite you to attend an important upcoming event Marijuana: Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health on March 5th, 2020. Featured speaker Terri Alm, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Gals Institute, will discuss the impacts of marijuana use on many aspects of mental health, including anxiety and depression. The discussion will include: an overview of the history and impact of the legalization of cannabis, the differences between CBD and THC from a mental health standpoint, the latest research findings on cannabis and the treatment of anxiety and other mental health disorders, and a look at up to date research related to recreational cannabis use in people with anxiety and other mental health disorders.


The event will include a daytime presentation from 11:30-12:30 pm and an evening presentation from 6:30-7:30 pm. Registration is free but required at https://Mjanddepression.eventbrite.com.


This event is a collaborative effort of Your Choice to Live, Inc, Rosecrance, Rogers Behavioral Health, Addiction Resource Council, Gals Institute, Inc., and Waukesha County Health & Human Services.


For questions about the event, please contact Ashleigh at 262-354-8344 or email ashleigh@yourchoiceprevention.org.

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Community Bulletin Board

**Community groups shall indemnify and forever save

harmless the Lake Country School District Board Of Education

and its officers, agents and employees from any and all claims

whatsoever kind, nature or description arising out of the use of

any school facilities and communications. Lake Country School

does not endorse these organizations.


Girls Cheer Winter Clinic for Grades 1-8

https://www.arrowheadschools.org/activities/sports/camps/


Dance Team (Hawkettes) Auditions for 2020-21 For incoming Freshmen
https://www.arrowheadschools.org/activities/sports/fall/girls_pom_pons.cfm


Lake Country Players

Winter Theater Academy - More Information & Registration HERE

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE HERE


Boaters Safety

CLICK HERE


LIFT Field Hockey

LIFT at Lake Country


Parents United February events

Free Presentations!
(https://mailchi.mp/db1472781fba/upcomingevents_february_events?e=97f14aaea4)


Merton Athletics

CLICK HERE


Lake Country Youth Baseball & Softball

CLICK HERE


Arrowhead High School Athletics

https://www.arrowheadschools.org/activities/sports/camps/index.cfm#d463653


Hartland Chamber of Commerce

https://hartland-wi.org/


Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center - Winter Wonderland Weekends and Community Connections Programs CLICK HERE.