Lane Intermediate Community Message

April 18, 2019 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

Parent Satisfaction Survey

As we have been working hard, we now have something to ask of you. In April, our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey will open. I hope you will take the time to respond - your feedback is very important to us. The link is active until April 30th.

LINK: WAWM Parent Satisfaction Survey

Principal Message

Dear Lane Families,

As we all head into a long weekend, no school Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd, I want to wish you well as you spend time with family and friends.

Continue to read the S'more and communicate with your son/daughter about the happenings at Lane. The end of the year comes quick and it is full of opportunities for our students to shine. Our next tradition is the May 3rd 8th grade dance. This is wonderful moment to snap a picture and for students to create memories.




On June 1st, I will ride Trek 100. This year I will be riding for Mackenzie, a student at Hoover. If you would like to ride, donate, or become involved just let me know. Otherwise, feel free to access the link.

  • A team has been created #mackenziestrong MACC


Culture Club -- Ms. Gillitzer

Thursday after school

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art Club -- see Ms. Sommer Bayer

Wednesday after school

Math Club -- see Mr. Kloiber

Wednesday during the day.

Chess Club -- Mr. Malin and Ms. Muyer

Monday after school 106

Book Club -- See Ms Duley /Ms Meyer

Tuesday - starting Oct.16

3:05 pm - 4:05 pm room 218


Starting Monday, October 1st

See Mr. Napoli with questions.

Cooking Club - See Ms. Merten

Wednesday, October 10th

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The form is in the office there is limited space.

Rock Stars -- See Mr. Simons and Mr. Stolpe

Tuesday, October 2

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Makerspace / Tech Club -- See Mrs. Smith

Wednesday, October 3

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Movie Club -- See Mr. Brown


Culture Fair - May 17

Lane Intermediate School will be hosting our second annual Multicultural Fair. An invitation is being extended to parents and guardians to participate with your child(ren) and house a table representing your culture. Many parents participated with their children last year making for awesome memories! Here are some details about this year’s fair:

  • Date of Event: Friday, May 17, 2019 1 to 3 pm.

  • Location: Lane Intermediate School/1300 S. 109th St. West Allis, WI 53214

Auxiliary Gym

  • Ethnic food samples are permissible but need to be labeled with all ingredients. Please NO NUTS OF ANY KIND AT THE FAIR OR IN ANY FOOD SAMPLES.

  • Any cultural artifacts, food, displays, flags, music, art, posters, dance, educational information, cultural dress, and the like would be welcome.

  • Tables will be set up in our auxiliary gym with representatives housing a table. Students will be able to walk through the gym and stop and talk to the representatives, sample food, play games, and learn.

  • Lane has approximately 530 students total in grades 6,7, 8.

  • The theme of Lane's Multicultural Fair is WE ARE ONE WORLD.

Would you please participate? Please call or email me. We want to make this a wonderful event for our students as they grow and learn about culture. Thank you in advance.

Note: Sixth grade students in Global Cultures classes (Ms. Calderon & Ms. Gillitzer) will be participating in the fair through projects assigned in Global Cultures.

Christine Piotrowski

Lane School Counselor

Multicultural Fair Coordinator

(414) 329-6614

Happenings at Lane!

April 11 and 12 -- Youth Frontiers

April 19 -- No School

April 22 -- No School

April 23 -- School Resumes

May 3 -- 8th grade dance

8th Grade Dance -- May 3

Hello Parents!

The 8th Grade Formal will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 6 pm - 8 pm at Lane. The cost is $5 per student. The permission slip/ticket order form is attached and must be returned by April 30th. No tickets will be sold at the door. Pizza, chips, desserts and drinks will be served.

Parents are encouraged to come and take pictures at the beginning of the dance.

Parents: We need dance chaperones and dessert donations. Please consider helping! Sign-ups are below:

8th Grade Formal- Sweet Treats

8th Grade Formal- Event Help

8th Grade - Great America -- June 6

Great America permission slips and money, $45.00, are due on Tuesday, April 23rd.

The ticket includes a delicious all-you-can-eat picnic buffet. Students may bring additional money for concessions throughout the day. The ticket does not provide access to the waterpark. If a student has a season pass, the price is $15.00

8th Grade Fundraiser

The 8th Grade students will be selling Butter Braids to help raise funds for their graduation festivities. All orders are due back to Lane by April 10th, checks should be made payable to Lane Intermediate PTA. Pick up will be at the school on April 17th - Just in time for Easter!

The order form is attached for your convenience and paper forms will be handed out to your student next week.

If you have any questions please contact Elly Gross at 414-627-0474 or

Community Rummage Sale

The Communty-Based Transition Program will be holding their annual rummage sale and snack bar on Thursday May 23 and Friday May 24 at the Franklin Fieldhouse 1964 S. 86th street from 8am-5pm. All proceeds benefit the participants with special needs.

Music Fundraiser

The music department is kicking off our spring fundraiser with Yankee Candles. These fundraisers help us get bigger ticket items, like the 3 trombones band purchased this year. Last year, we fundraised $2900 and our goal this year is $3500.

I will be placing a catalog and order form in the lounge, please take a look and help support these musicians! If online orders shipped directly to you is more your style, here is the link to our online store.

Parent Connection

Tips & Trends March 2019

Not Your Father’s Marijuana

With the increasing number of daily conversations surrounding marijuana and its legalization in certain states, it can be easy for students to fall into the trap of believing it’s just a “harmless herb”. We’ve all heard stories about the 70’s, seen pot use normalized on tv and in movies, and grown up in a culture that frequently says there are always bigger fish to fry in the drug game. But a recent study performed by the DEA explains how when researchers examined more than 38,600 samples of illegal marijuana, they found that the levels of THC (marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient) rose from about 4% in 1995 to about 12% in 2014 and around 30% in 2018. So why does this matter? When a person smokes marijuana with a lower dose of THC, it’s a pleasant feeling. But smoking marijuana with high doses of THC may involve a higher risk for negative health effects like panic attacks or psychosis. Because THC potency in marijuana has increased in recent years, the risk of long and short-term cognitive damage in teens has risen as well. This includes decrease in memory, lesser control of emotions, slower processing, worse problems solving, and lower verbal comprehension.

Tips & Trends March 2019

Encourage Parents to Talk with Their Teens About Marijuana Use

1. Choose a good time and place like a walk through an empty hallway. With less eye contact, your teen student won’t feel like they’re under a microscope!

2. Approach your talk with openness and active listening.

3. Understand your influence as a parent/educator! Have conversations frequently about the future and how even occasional marijuana use in their teen years may affect it.

4. Offer empathy and support, remind them that you are there for guidance and support and your ultimate goal is their safety and success!

Keep in mind their brains are still developing. Learn to spot typical teen behavior; once you know that brain development can affect teen behavior in some pretty bizarre ways, you may see them in a new light