Family Update OVLC 4K-6th Grade

Information for the week of 3/29 - 4/2

2020-2021 OVLC Smore

Thank you for reading our weekly update! Here are some highlights:


  • Spring Break (no school) March 27 - April 5
  • 3rd-6th Grade State Testing (Forward Exam) Information
  • Summer School Information
  • Student-led OVLC Newspaper Opportunity: OVLC Times
  • And MORE!

Mrs. Lang

4K-6th Grade OVLC Principal

LangS@oasd.org

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Important Dates

March 29th - April 5th... No School (Spring Break)


Tuesday, April 6th... 1st day of school after spring break


April 13th... OVLC PTO meeting 7PM


April 13th - April 29th... Third - Sixth Grade Forward Exam

Chromebook Insurance (2nd-6th) & iPad Updates (4K-1st)

It has come to our attention that some families who purchased the Chromebook insurance for this year were inadvertently refunded the fee. If you wish to have this added back to your account, or did not initially take the insurance and you would like it added, please fill out this form. The insurance is $25 and covers accidental damage. More details can be found at www.oasd.org/chromebooks. Please contact our helpdesk at 262-560-2126 or helpdesk@oasd.org with any questions. We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this may have caused.


4K, 5K, and 1st grade families: Apple released iOS 14.4 and we are asking for your help to update the iPad you are using. At your earliest convenience, please complete the steps listed here. We'd advise updating outside of the school day, as it does take some time to process. If you need any assistance with this or other iPad issues, see our website and/or contact our helpdesk at 262-560-2126 or helpdesk@oasd.org.

Forward Exam: 3rd - 6th Grade State Testing

Wisconsin Forward Exam Informational Letter


All Oconomowoc students in grades 3 to 8 and grade 10 will participate in the Wisconsin Forward Exam this spring. This online test is designed to gauge how well students are mastering the Wisconsin Academic Standards in:


  • English Language Arts (grades 3-8)
  • Math (grades 3-8)
  • Science (grades 4, 8)
  • Social Studies (grades 4, 8, 10).


OVLC students will take the Forward Exam at OHS East Campus between April 13 and April 29, 2021 (see below for grade level test schedule). Please note that remote testing options are not available for statewide assessments as per the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.



Click here to view specific dates and to confirm your student’s participation.

OVLC Times

Delaney is an OVLC middle school student and approached me with a great idea! She proposed an OVLC Student Newspaper that she would coordinate and edit. Please see the following letter from Delaney explaining how YOUR STUDENT/S can be involved in the OVLC Times and contribute! Thank you, Delaney for your creativity and ambition to lead a cool way for OVLC students to connect and share work!


LETTER FROM DELANEY


"Students of all ages have the opportunity to send in submissions to me (Delaney) with a chance of their story being published! You have some creativity when it comes to the article but some ideas are:

  • Short story

  • Opinion piece

  • Cartoons

  • Local news

  • Fun activities

  • Poem

  • Fun Facts

  • Be creative! I would love to see anything that you create!

We are going to send out a new issue every two weeks featuring 5-10 submissions. The first issue is coming out after spring break with the deadline for the submissions on March 26th. Fill out this form to submit your creations!

Staff Spotlight!

Meet Ms. Traut!

Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC:

My absolute favorite part of teaching in the OVLC is being able to hear daily stories from my students about the exciting happenings in their life. I really love the connections the students have made not just with me, but also with each other. This has been a huge achievement given our virtual setting. I am also extremely proud of all of the accomplishments my students have made in the two trimesters I have had with them so far, and I am looking forward to seeing them continue to grow in our last trimester together!


About Ms. Traut’s Teaching Experience: Before virtually teaching my amazing group of third graders...

  • I taught 6-8 grade math for three years at a parochial school.
  • I taught K4 & K5 in the inner city of Milwaukee for five years.
  • I was a kindergarten through eight grade substitute teacher just south of Madison for two years.


A Bit More About Ms. Traut: In addition to teaching I really love learning, which is why I have such a wide range of hobbies. In my extra time I am currently learning how to fly and build model airplanes, but I also enjoy scuba diving, jet skiing, aviation, and riding my motorcycle.


Some of Ms. Traut’s Favorites: These are a few of my favorite things :)

  • An organized classroom/desk.
  • Frozen custard!!
  • I love to fill my classroom with inspirational quotes to motivate my students.
  • AMAZON!!
  • Reading non-fiction books.

Meet Mrs. Wochele!

Top 3 Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC: Seeing kids become more independent, read aloud, and being home with my dogs. :)


About Mrs. Wochele’s Teaching Experience: I have taught for over 20 years, every grade from Kindergarten to 6th, except 2nd!! I have a master's degree in technology, and love to stay current with it.


A Bit More About Mrs. Wochele: I have 2 awesome daughters at OHS, one is a junior and one is a freshman. We just moved this year to a new home, with our 3 dogs. We all love to travel, hike, read, and visit coffee shops!


Some of Mrs. Wochele’s Favorites:

  • Color: Green

  • Restaurant: Sobie's

  • Activity: Walking/Hiking

  • T.V. Show: Schitt's Creek

  • Season: Summer

Meet Mrs. Andersen!

Top 3 Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC:

  • The Staff is amazing and so helpful. It is such a cohesive team.

  • Getting to know the students and families has been great

  • Increasing my technology game=+)!


About Mrs. Andersen’s Teaching Experience: I have taught 4k and 5k for about 12 years in Michigan and Wisconsin.


A Bit More About Mrs. Andersen’s: I have been married to my husband, Ted for 27 years. We reside in Delafield. We have two children...Grant just graduated from DePaul University and my daughter Lydia is a junior at St Norbert College. We recently rescued a "Morkie" named Enzo from Texas. He has been a great addition to our family and has made some cameos on my zoom classes=+). I enjoy kayaking, snowshoeing, crocheting and reading.


Some of Mrs. Andersen’s Favorites: Some of my favorite things include going out for dinner at local restaurants, drinking coffee, retail therapy at Marshalls and Home Goods, the color pink and binge watching shows on Netflix.

OVLC Spiritwear

Items are expected to be ready by Friday, April 9th.

In collaboration with our OVLC PTO, we will have an OVLC Spirit week in Mid-April to show our OVLC / OASD Pride!

Mark Your Calendars: Supply Pick Up

MATERIAL DROP OFF / PICK UP DATES

Location: East Campus (915 E. Summit Ave.)

Hours: 8AM-5PM


  • April 14th (A-M), 15th (N-Z), 16th (extra date)

  • May 12th (A-M), 13th (N-Z), 14th (extra date)

  • May 26th (A-M), 27th (N-Z), 28th (extra date)


(4K Pick up dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28)

Mrs. Lang's Virtual Office

Please save MRS. LANG'S VIRTUAL OFFICE to your favorites! In this site, you will find the following:


  • OVLC Calendar: Links to announcements and newsletters.
  • Announcements: Emailed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Mrs. Lang Read Aloud: Read alouds are added each week. All of the read alouds will remain on THIS page!

OVLC PTO

During our last PTO meeting we discussed the following:


  • Like the 4K-6th Grade OVLC Facebook page @OconVirtualLearningCommunity
  • FUN events for our students: Spirit Week (mid-April) OVLC Talent Show


The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 7PM. A Zoom meeting link will be shared as the date approaches.

OLVC Library Book Pickup and Access

Students who want to request a physical copy of a library book can access the OASD Destiny check-out system online. Those books will be available for pick-up at the OHS East Campus main office. The student will be able to see when the book is checked out to them. The student should wait a day for it to arrive to East Campus.


Students also have access to E-texts via Overdrive using their Classlink account.

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Please follow these guidelines for attendance reporting.


Student is unable to attend any live sessions or complete any assignments for the day


Student is unable to attend live sessions but can complete work during part of the day or after 3:30 p.m.

  • Contact teacher via email by 9:00 a.m.


Attendance Video can be found here for more information.

Please contact your home school office with any questions.