L.B. Clarke Family News

April 16, 2021

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An Exciting Start to 4th Quarter!

We had a great start to Forward testing this week! All students took the English Language Arts exam on Tuesday and Wednesday. eLearners have been coming in throughout the week to do their testing sessions.


This coming week, we will be doing the Math exam. Students have practiced using the online tools and done practice sessions to help them become accustomed to how the Forward Exam is administered. Beyond that, we encourage students to take their time, read the directions and passages carefully and do their best. You can help as well by encouraging the things mentioned below.


Please help students perform at their best by helping your child to:

  • Get a good night's sleep (8-10 hours)
  • Drink lots of water or healthy liquids
  • Eat a good breakfast either at home or at school
  • Take their time and do their best while taking the exam


Parent-Teacher conferences will take place at Clarke the week of April 19-23. You will be hearing from your child's advisor, if you haven't already, to schedule a conference date and time. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's advisor.


Enjoy the spring weather and have a wonderful weekend!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Monday, April 19th, 8am to Friday, April 23rd, 3pm

4608 Bellevue Place

Two Rivers, WI

Advisors will contact parents to schedule a time for a virtual conference.

When Your Child Is Sick/Has Symptoms of COVID-19

We appreciate when families call their child in sick prior to the start of the school day. In addition to calling the school, please expect a follow-up call from the school to clarify the signs and symptoms your child may have.


When students are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided without medication. If there is a pending test, the child must stay home until the negative results are received.


You can call the school office and leave a message when your child is sick at 794-1614.

5th Grade Math Fun!

March SWAG Students!

Students being recognized for SWAG for the month of March are great examples of the Raider Way, which is to take care of yourself, take care of each other, and take care of this place. These students can be counted on to follow these expectations, while also leading others in the building to be held accountable. Our March SWAG students show great qualities of being Raider Leaders at L.B. Clarke!
March SWAG

Do You Truly Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online? Part 2

Thank you families for joining us for part 2 of our Social Media Presentation. If you were not able to join us or would like to share this presentation, here is the link to the video recording as well as the google slide presentation and the question form. We look forward to answering any questions you may have on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 pm!


Webinar Recording: See attached google drive link!

Social Media Presentation Part 1.mp4

Social Media Presentation Part 2.mp4


Google Slide Presentation:

Social Media Presentation Part 1

Social Media Presentation Part 2


Question Form: https://forms.gle/zjNVwB5LNmWixVZcA


Common Sense Media Resource: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/


We look forward to seeing you next week!

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Areas

Beginning April 6th, we will have nearly double the traffic in our drop-off/pick-up areas. It is very important that we all exhibit patience and grace during these times. The front and back areas run smoothly when everyone follows the procedures that have been put in place.


FRONT CIRCLE DRIVE (GRADES 7 AND 8):

  • Pull as far forward as possible.
  • You may be asked to drive back around if your child takes too long to exit school.
  • There will be ONE lane of traffic through the circle drive.
  • Children may NOT walk between cars or through traffic.
  • Children should only cross at the corners or crosswalks.
  • DO NOT Park across the street and call your children across through traffic or call them out to your car while you wait in line in the street. This is VERY dangerous.


BACK CIRCLE DRIVE (GRADES 5 AND 6):

  • Pull as far forward as possible up to the STOP line.
  • You may be asked to drive back around if your child takes too long to exit the school.
  • DO NOT drive over the center hashed area in the circle drive.
  • There will be ONE lane of traffic through the circle drive.
  • You may pull out into the bypass lane and leave once you have picked up your child, but please drive slowly and do not double park.
  • Children may NOT walk between cars or between traffic.
  • Students may ONLY be in the unhashed areas near the school. Do not call them to your car. THIS SLOWS THE LINE DOWN.
  • ONLY bus traffic is allowed in the parking lot next to the gym and the “bus only” lane behind the school.
  • There is no parking on the west side of Parkway Boulevard. DO NOT park across the street and call your children across through traffic. This is VERY dangerous. Use the circle drive.


If you have multiple children, please choose one site to drop off and pick-up. You do not need to do two stops.


The entire pick-up area is cleared out in between 5-10 minutes each day. The first few days of school are a little bit busier, but it settles down. Please plan when you will be at school to meet your child(ren) so you, or they, aren't waiting. With a little patience, everyone can get where they need to go and be safe at the same time.

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The Golden Raider: Armin Villasmil

The #GoldenRaider is being passed to 5th grader, Armin Villasmil! Mrs. Bauer-Sikhosana is passing it to Armin because he has a strong work ethic and give it his all during math. Armin is a kind-hearted young man who is always willing to help others. Mrs. Bauer-Sikhosana is recognizing Armin because he is a great student and an important part of L.B. Clarke! Congratulations, Armin! #WeAreTR #LBCisThePlaceToBe

#werTR #GoldenRaider #LBCistheplacetobe

Let's Do Our Part!

Please help keep students in our buildings, athletes in their sports, and everyone healthy by doing the following:


  • Wear a mask when out and about
  • Physical distance of at least 6 feet
  • Wash/sanitize your hands
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
  • Do not attend large gatherings
  • Stay home if you are sick.


We all have to work together to stay safe and stay in school.

Families Engagement Survey - Students with Disabilities

Dear Families,


The Two Rivers Public School district is in the process of gathering input from families around our parent/family engagement efforts as they relate to students with IEPs. Please check your inbox for an email from tworiversschooldistrict@trschools.k12.wi.us. This email provides the link for our Family Engagement Survey. We appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to using the information to improve our family engagement efforts. If you have multiple children with IEPs, you will receive a link to provide input on your experiences for each child.


If you did not receive an email, or if you prefer a paper copy, please contact Jodyne Pagel at Central Office - (920)793-4560. Surveys should be completed by June 30, 2021. Thank you for your partnership!


Bridgett Klein - Director of Pupil Services

bridgett.klein@trschools.k12.wi.us

Athletics Update...


Our spring sports seasons are getting underway. On Monday, April 19th, Golf and Tennis will begin practices. Tennis practice is at the high school and there will be a transfer bus. Golf practice will be held at Eastwin Valley Golf Course. All practice schedules are linked to that specific sport on the school website, under the athletics tab.


Golf Sign-Up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI3wYKh66HrUdA4WyBQNKYqfeyQ98ZCL7OPkhPFt5nnqxzPA/viewform


Tennis Sign-Up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLw6zv18JMrTuAW4UN4Izik_mPLr0iM7tL51COYfj_8Y6NTA/viewform


Track Sign-Up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVAhWzwFA32SueTNCHeOsrpDZdH7qPfI5w0HTAtbk2iaeSIg/viewform

From Your Student Services Team...

EARTH DAY

Thursday, April 22nd will be Earth Day. It is a day meant to increase our awareness of environmental problems and to bring families and communities together to clean up litter, plant trees, or reflect on the beauty of our planet. Caring for nature, plants and land is essential for our own health and the individual responsibility that lies within us of taking care of our planet.


It will be the 51st anniversary of Earth Day this year. It was first celebrated April 22nd, 1970 to deal with issues of toxic drinking water, air pollution and effects of pesticides. On this date a demonstration was held and 20 million Americas came out and protested together.


This led to creating the Environmental Protection Agency and then eventually the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.


Here are some things your family can do together to celebrate and understand Earth Day.

  • Go to a local park and pick up trash together. This could be done in your own yard or neighborhood as well. This is a way to model the importance of keeping our environment clean.

  • Recycle-help your children in sorting products to recycle regularly discussing the importance of not filling our landfills with products that can be harmful.

  • Show how we can reuse items, such as donating furniture, books and clothes. It shows the importance of not just throwing away items when done with them, but giving to others who may need them.

  • Reuse items to create less garbage. For example, use refillable cups, clean and reuse plastic bags, and choose paper or reusable bags when shopping.

  • Plant a tree. The whole family can be involved by working together to pick the type of tree, find a spot in your yard and the planting of it.

  • Go on a walk or bike ride to enjoy nature, get fresh air, and be physically active.

  • Unplug, challenge your household to keep your electricity usage low for Earth Day.


"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." -- Native American Proverb


https://www.almanac.com/content/earth-day-date-activities-history

https://vocal.media/families/earth-day-2021

Free Parent/Caregiver Wellness Workshops

Why: To empower, strengthen and transform parents and caregivers in their social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being so they can better support and care for the ones they love.


How: Virtual Zoom Meetings

To Register, email jodyne.pagel@trschools.k12.wi.us

When: Second Monday of every month starting Feb. 8, 2021

Time: 6:00-7:00pm


Feb. 8 - Breathe for Beginnings

March 8 - Breathe for Presence

April 12 - Breathe for Communication

May 10 - Breathe for Collaboration

June 14 - Breathe for Harmony


Led by: Maren Slickman, Stephanie Korte

Two Rivers Public School District

Breathe for Change Yoga and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitators


Workshop Description:

This free hour long workshop will guide participants through a wellness experience like no other. Each workshop will be grounded in a theme of wellness and self-care. We will begin with a settling in activity, move through breath awareness, mindful movement, community connections, a focus activity, a creative expression activity and end with relaxation.


To Register, email jodyne.pagel@trschools.k12.wi.us

We hope you will join us!


If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Maren Slickman maren.slickman@trschools.k12.wi.us or

Stephanie Korte stephanie.korte@trschools.k12.wi.us

A Note from the Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry

NO ONE – NO CHILD, NO ADULT, NO FAMILY – NO ONE in our community should be going hungry. The Two Rivers Ecumenical Food Pantry is here to provide food assistance to anyone in need. The pantry hours are Monday 8:30 till Noon, Wednesday from 9:00 till 12:30, and Friday from 8:30 till Noon. The pantry phone number is 920-793-5364.


All you have to do is call on any morning when the pantry is open and we will give you a pick-up time. During these pandemic times we cannot not allow clients to enter the pantry. However, we will pack your food and put the cart outside with your first name and last initial on. The food pantry is located at 1902 22nd Street in Two Rivers. We look forward to a time soon when we can again serve you inside the building.

Opportunity for 8th Graders!

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TR Rec Department Offerings

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TR TEEN NIGHTS

Upcoming Events for April

Cosmic Dodgeball @ Parks & Rec

Friday, April 16 7:00-9:00 PM

Not your average dodgeball: a cosmic light show, great music, and glow-in-the-dark balls! Wear light colors for maximum glow. For 5th-12th graders. $2 per person. Concessions available for purchase. Advance registration required at trrec.activityreg.com. Masks required.


Playing Through Printmaking via Zoom

Sponsored by Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

Friday, April 23 6:00-8:00 PM

For 5th-12th graders. Free! Registration required. Visit tinyurl.com/trteennightapril for more details and to register.


Lester Public Library: Dr. Who Trivia Kahoot!

Friday, April 30 6:30-8:00 PM

For 5th graders and older. A free virtual game night: Unleash your vast Dr. Who knowledge! Starting April 12, register at lesterlibrary.org. Make a super-cool Dr. Who sonic screwdriver pen (while supplies last). Download the Kahoot app (or access online) and join Ms. Terry via Zoom for the event.

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Make Sure You Are Receiving District Messages!

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