Lane Intermediate Community Message

September 8, 2017 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

September 15th - FREE LUNCH

On September 15th, Lane will be having a FREE lunch for everyone at school. The lunch menu will be:

Grilled hot dog

Pickle

Bag of carrots

Chips

Milk

Ice Cream cup


Feel free to bring a bag lunch if your son/daughter would like a different option.

MAP TESTING Window Starts Monday, September 11th Through Friday, September 29th

The West Allis West Milwaukee School District (and many surrounding districts) use the NWEA MAP assessment as a measurement of current academic ability in Reading and Mathematics. It is not the sole measurement of student success, but is a resource that is used for teachers, students, families to support every student.


Additionally, Lane Intermediate uses MAP scores as a whole to create current and future performance goals. If you have any questions please contact your students teacher, counselor, or a member of the administrative team.



- 6th grade students will be testing the week of September 18th-22nd

- 7th grade students will be testing the week of September 25th-29th

- 8th grade students will be testing the week of September 11th-15th

- Lane Global will be scheduling through during the testing window

Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

1300 South 109th Street

West Allis, WI

Come meet your Lane Administration Team and your student's teachers!

Picture Retake

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 7:45am

1300 South 109th Street

West Allis, WI

Did you miss Forms and Fees and need an ID or would like to purchase a picture packet? School Pics will be here for retakes. Have your student stop in the main office for an order form.

Happenings at Lane!

September 11 -- PTA Entertainment Book Fundraiser Kickoff

September 12 -- District Student Presentation 'Dangers of Heroin'

September 12 -- Open House

September 13 -- Family Food Night Fundraiser at Chipotle (2711A North Mayfair Rd) 4-8pm

September 15 -- 3rd Friday Incentive - School Attendance Mandatory for Incentive

September 19 -- PTA Meeting in the Cafe

September 25 -- Entertainment Book Fundraiser Ends

September 27 -- Lane Parent Project

October 2-7 -- Nathan Hale Homecoming

October 10 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (4:30pm-8:00pm)

October 12 -- Picture Retake Day

AM Drop Off & PM Pick Up

Lane Intermediate is wedged between HWY 100 and S 109th Street. Before and after school S 109th Street can become very busy. The area for drop off in the AM is on the corner of S 109th Street and Madison. S 109th and Madison is also our supervised cross walk area - this is where ALL students need to be crossing S 109th before and/or after school.


If you need to come into the office area the northern most entrance is available. The south side entrance is blocked as that is our recess and student gathering area.


Any questions please let us know.

Service Dog


Dear Parents/Guardians:

A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have a disability. This letter is to inform you that effective September 7, 2017 a service dog will be accompanying one of our students to school. The dog is an ADA certified service dog and districts’ are required to allow access and accommodations for service dogs. Your child may come into contact with the dog throughout the day, but it should not be a distraction to the learning environment. The dog has been well trained and is up to date on all appropriate vaccinations.

It is important that we consider the needs of all of our students regarding the service dog. If your child should have animal allergies or have an unusual fear of dogs, please contact part of the Lane Administration either Mr. Antholine (Students A-L) or Mrs. Kayzar (Student M-Z) at 414-329-6610 so that appropriate accommodations can be made for your child if needed.

Sincerely,


Lane Administrative Team

Mr. Antholine Mrs. Kayzar


Clubs and Sports at Lane Intermediate

Success in school and outside goes beyond academics. A major part of the success of student is being an active participant in the events that take place and create an opportunity for school and community pride! Below is a list of the sports and clubs that are being offered at Lane Intermediate this fall - please look for updates and have your student(s) look for times to sign up!


Times and dates for the following will be shared through the community message as well as by the staff leading the opportunities.


  • Cross Country
  • Game Club/Chess
  • Saturday Open Gyms
  • Student Advisory
  • School of Rock
  • Tech Club
  • Hallway Beautification Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Math Club/Mathlete
  • Media Club
  • Others to be announced.....

Safe and Supported

Lane Intermediate Community,


The average age teen boys first try alcohol is age 11, for girls it’s 13. Average first use of marijuana is 14 years old. Opioids and Heroin are claiming more and more lives at every age as the epidemic worsens.


Teens who drink before the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after the legal age of 21. Teens who began using marijuana at the age of 16 or younger are more likely to show signs of arrested brain development in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for judgment, reasoning and complex thinking.


In response to these facts, the WAWM School District, the WAWM Community Coalition and the WAWM Heroin/Opiate Task Force have teamed up to make students and their families aware of the dangers of early alcohol or drug use and to offer them support if they or their loved ones are suffering from the effects of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs.


We are calling this program, Safe and Supported. During the week of 9/11-9/15 intermediate and high school students will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of safety topics ranging from the effects and the consequences of alcohol and drug use to mental health concerns to safely navigating social media. Presenters are school and district staff and members of the WAWM Heroin/Opiate Task Force.


There will be a short question and answer session. Students will also be asked to complete a brief evaluation to help WAWM School District improve the content of the programming and to let us know if they are experiencing the need to talk to a school professional (administrators, counselors, and teachers) about any struggles they or someone they know and care about might be having.


Lane Intermediate will be hosting the Safe and Supported program Tuesday, September 12th. The Safe and Supported Program will last approximately one class period. We believe the information your child will receive during this time is very important for their health, safety and well-being.


However, it is up to you. If you do not want your child(ren) to attend the program, please contact your son or daughter’s school counselor and ask that they be opted out. This can be done by contacting the Lane Intermediate Office at 414-329-6610.


On 9/18, a community-wide event will take place at Nathan Hale High School from 6-8 pm. This event will include a number of different safety topics from “rescue breathing” and narcan administration to internet/social media safety and human trafficking. The panel of experts will consist of representatives from WA Police and Fire Departments and the Medical Examiner’s Office. A Physician and an FBI Special Agent will also be on the panel.


The evening will also include tours of the KIP (Knowledge is Power) Room which is a teen replica room that reveals popular hiding places for drugs and alcohol.


Parents who attend will be offered an incentive that will benefit their child(ren): for Lane Intermediate students it will be free attendance and drink at the October Glow Dance.


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Lane Intermediate at 414-329-6610.



Sincerely,


The Lane Intermediate Student Service Team


Mr. Antholine Mrs. Kayzar Mrs. Skonecki Mr. Malin Mrs. Piotrowski

Schedule Changes - Last Day September 15

September 15th is the last day for any available schedule changes. As Lane Intermediate has grown in student numbers the spring registration is an important part of the scheduling process as well as the amount of new students that come to register in July and August.


Thank you for understanding!

8th Grade Update!

To the parents of Lane 8th grade scholars!


Hard to believe that our children are 8th graders already. With that being said we need to form a committee for the 8th grade graduation. If you are interested in being on the committee we will have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 19th following the PTA meeting. Please come with ideas to celebrate this great accomplishment for our children and also ideas to fundraise to give them a fabulous 8th grade celebration!


This committee is part of the Lane PTA and will have a report at every PTA meeting but we will hopefully only need to meet every other month. That will all be figured out on September 19th when we meet.


If you are interested in being part of the committee or have ideas but can not attend please email laneintermediatepta@gmail.com.


Thank you I wish you and your children a successful school year!


Dawn Petrovick

Lane PTA President

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Join Lane's Cross Country team. Practices are Monday-Thursday 3:10-4:15. The first meet is next Thursday, September 14th at New Berlin. Bus transportation will be provided to the meets. You MUST have a current physical form turned in. Participation fees can be paid at the Recreation and Community Services Department located at 1205 S. 70th St, via phone at 414-604-4900 with credit card, by mail, using the drop box located at the south side of the building or be registering online at wawmrec.com. Fee is $35.