Timberwolves Weekly

September 25, 2020

A Message from our Principals

Our teachers have a busy day in front of them. Today, we are working on setting up parent conference schedules, learning more about our new students, setting student achievement, growth, and gap closing goals, meeting as teams to find more ways to support students’ executive functioning skills, preparing a one-stop-shop for parents to find all teachers’ agendas and more! Usually, most of a teacher’s day is spent with students, and we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with each other and continue to grow our skills in service to our students and families.


We hope your student enjoys the gift of time today, as well.


Gratefully,

Your Principals,

Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing

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Sept. 29 - 5:30 - Virtual PTO Meeting - Use this link to attend

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 - Picture Days (optional portrait packages available)

Oct. 12-16 - Ski Club and Ride Sign Up Due

Oct. 14 & 15 - Parent Conferences

Oct 16 - Professional Development Day (No school for all students)

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Picture Days

This year, school pictures will occur Wednesday 9/30 and Thursday 10/1 during the school day. Grades 6 & 8 will have pictures taken on Wednesday 9/30, and grades 5 & 7 will be Thursday 10/1. In-person students will be scheduled by homerooms.


Pictures can be ordered online, now through October 8th Click Here, go to school search and use the drop down menu to select “Lake Denoon Middle School 2020-2021”. From there follow the instructions to complete picture ordering. Sports Pics will send your child’s picture order directly to your home.

Being Prepared for Cooler Weather

Fall is just around the corner and the colder weather is approaching fast. Due to our current situation, we are using our outdoor facilities as much as possible. Please make sure your child is prepared with a sweatshirt, jacket, pants and maybe a blanket (if allowed by teacher). Your child can check with their teacher on any other materials they should bring to be prepared.

Ski Club Sign Up

Ski Club and Ride Sign Up:

  • Pick up registration papers in Student Services October 5th-9th.
  • Turn in completed registration materials and fees in an envelope to student services on October 12th-16th.
  • First come first served. First 54 forms/fees turned in will be guaranteed a spot on the bus; any form after that will be placed on a waiting list.

How to Support Your Distant Learner

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR ISOLATED OR QUARANTINED LEARNER


In Addition, here is a video link, as well:

Learn about where to find your child's daily agenda in one minute!


We will also be offering a Google sheet, as a one stop shop with all teachers in one. This will be completed by the end of the day Sept 25th, and you can find it here.

Free Healthy School Lunch Available

From now through December 31, 2020 your child is eligible

for a free healthy school lunch.


Click Here to learn more!

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Picture Day - UPDATED

REVISED: While virtual students will be prioritized for pictures whatever time they are able to be brought to school either on Wednesday, September 30 or Thursday, October 1, certain times have been set aside when no other in-person homerooms are scheduled, which will minimize the wait time for virtual students and parents. On Wednesday, September 30, virtual students will have minimal wait time both 8:15-9:00 and 11:00-1:30. On Thursday, October 1, minimal wait time will be 9:15-12:00. Regardless of the grade of your virtual student, parents can bring them to school either day for their pictures.


Virtual students should report to the main office when they come for pictures, where staff will direct them to their picture location. To minimize exposure, people accompanying our virtual students are welcome to wait either in the vestibule of the front entrance or under the overhang just outside the main entrance to meet their student after the picture is taken.


Pictures can be ordered online, now through October 8th Click Here, go to school search and use the drop down menu to select “Lake Denoon Middle School 2020-2021”. From there follow the instructions to complete picture ordering. Sports Pics will send your child’s picture order directly to your home.

Attendance

If your child will not be attending virtual learning for the day, please call the Student Services office (262) 971-1820 Ext. 7011 to report the absence. Attendance must be monitored and documented for all students, both in-person and those participating virtually. Please reference the following attendance school board policy and administrative guideline for further details/ information.

Board Policy 5200

Administrative Guideline 5200

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Infinite Campus Attendance Messaging

At the beginning of each month, you will receive an email from Infinite Campus detailing your student’s attendance for the current school year. All families will be receiving this email even if their child has not been absent from school. This email is intended to be a communication between school and home. If you have any questions or extenuating circumstances that impact your child’s attendance, please contact Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker at amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org or 414-524-9117.

Appointments/Early Pick-ups for Students

Students who need to leave school during the school day must have written parental permission. Please have your student drop off the written excuse at the Student Services window first thing in the morning. By late morning, your child should stop back and a pass will be on the window ready for them. With this pass, the student can leave the classroom at the time they are to be picked up, and the office staff can avoid interrupting learning by calling into the rooms. Please do not email teachers with attendance. All attendance goes through Student Services.


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Spirit wear Orders

It's Spirit wear Time!! Click Here for more styles and colors!

All orders are due by October 11

Mark your Calendar

All LDMS parents are welcome to join this meeting!


Next Tuesday, September 29 the PTO Meeting will be held virtually. Please click this link and follow the directions to join the Google Meet.

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Chess Club

Click Here for more information

Christmas Clearing Council

The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County has been providing Christmas gifts for families in need since 1949. Families of Muskego Norway Schools who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program may apply. *Exceptions may be made for families who are not eligible for free and reduced lunch but have an extenuating circumstance.


The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.


English and Spanish applications can be found at http://www.christmasclearingcouncil.org/get-help.html

If you'd like to sponsor a family or child, make a donation, organize community service project or volunteer, please visit the website: http://www.christmasclearingcouncil.org/

Contact Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker at 414-524-9117, for more information.

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