WLE Weekly Update

Monday, January 11, 2016

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This quote is relevant to me as it is a guiding force in the way I parent my own children. This balance of education and character allows me to envision a well-rounded individual, ready for productive involvement in our society.

On Monday, January 18, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and have the opportunity to gather together at Walled Lake Northern starting at 5:00 P.M.
The celebration begins with dinner from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. with food from a wide variety of ethnic restaurants. You will also have the chance to visit student displays.

During dinner, you can visit student displays focused on our theme “Seeing the World Through Different Eyes: A New Vision for Action”.

At 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., keynote speaker, Reverend Faith Fowler, Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, will share her journey of serving the homeless, developmentally disabled adults, and others in need. Several student choirs will perform, students will present their projects, and the Walled Lake Schools Friend of Diversity Awards will be presented.

Everyone is invited to this free program. Our dinner is sponsored by generous support from the PTA and PTSA groups from around our district as well as other contributors. WLE is supporting this event with a donation as well. If you wish to contribute, there is an envelope located in the office.

If you wish, our district is collecting non-perishable food and personal products to be donated to the food pantry at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit.

For more information, please see Kathy Knapp, our Diversity Committee Representative.

Accuracy is critical!

Winter often welcomes lots of illness and absences. Please be sure to mark tardy or absent students consistently with morning and afternoon attendance. We routinely check for patterns of attendance concerns and accurate information is critical.

In addition, Oakland County is conducting a Count Day audit on January 21 and will review our attendance records.

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WLE Calendar January 11-15, 2016

MONDAY, January 11

Bus Duty this week: Chapman & Tarchalski

Vision Screening this week

TUESDAY, January 12

8:00-11:00 Galileo Leaders Event (Cyndi)

6:30-8:30 Becoming a More Connected Family @ Geisler

8:30-9:30 #wleced chat

WEDNESDAY, January 13

8:30-3:30 Formative Assessment Conference ( Lani, Pam, Cyndi)

11:00 Student Meeting/REED (RN) Stephanie, Matt, Gwyn, Karina, Michelle,

THURSDAY, January 14

7:45 EDM4 Meeting in Ellen's classroom

8:45 SIPP Team meeting

FRIDAY, January 15

Looking Ahead:

MONDAY, January 18

NO School

5:00 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration @ WLN

Bus Duty this week: Chapman & LeButt

TUESDAY, January 19

6:00 Fifth Grade Parent Meeting

WEDNESDAY, January 20

7:30-11 Leadership Team Mtg ( Cyndi)

THURSDAY, January 21

8:45 SIPP

Count Day Audit

FRIDAY, January 22

Walled Lake Elementary

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