Timberwolves Weekly

February 7, 2020

Today your child received a paper copy of his or her second quarter report card for your signature. Please take a moment to celebrate the successes and improvements. Be sure to talk about what actions on his or her part contributed to those successes. Likewise, consider talking about what the barriers might be to greater learning and plan for how to overcome those barriers. What small steps could they take? Helping a child believe in their ability to impact their own learning and life is a wonderful gift to develop in these middle school years, and we are happy to be your partners in this journey.


With Gratitude,

Mrs. Linda O'Bryan & Mr. John McEwing

Lake Denoon Principals

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  • FEB. 7: TEEN CENTER GRADES 5-7 AT BAY LANE ELEMENTARY FROM 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • FEB. 12: Recognition Day

  • FEB. 20 - 28: Lake Denoon Book Fair

  • FEB. 21: Lake Denoon Dodgeball Tournament

  • FEB. 27: Parent teacher conferences - 3:45 to 7:30 pm

  • FEB. 27: Ice Cream Social 4:00 - 7:00 pm

  • FEB. 28: No School-Professional Development Day for Teachers

Student Services  One of the best gifts we can give a child is resilience.  This gift lasts a lifetime - way longer than a new cell phone or athletic shoes.  As a parent or guardian, building resilience in a child requires effort and consistency.  The following is the second segment in the three part series shared by the School Psychologist.   Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by, or even transformed by the adversities of life. Everyone faces adversities; no one is exempt. With resilience, children can triumph over adversity; without it, adversity triumphs. To overcome adversities, children draw from three sources of resilience features labelled: I HAVE, I AM, I CAN. This week, we will focus on I Am.  I AM The I AM factors are the child's internal, personal strengths. These are feelings, attitudes, and beliefs within the child. The resilient child says ...      I AM Lovable and my temperament is appealing Loving, empathic, and altruistic Proud of myself Autonomous and responsible Filled with hope, faith, and trust  Instructional Coaches Corner PTO Updates (when possible)   Community events

Dear Parents & Guardians,


This year, Lake Denoon has started a National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Chapter. National Junior Honor Society is an organization that is focused on service to others, maintaining high academic standing, and being role model students with behavior and citizenship. Seventh grade students with eligible academic and behavioral standing at school were invited to learn more about NJHS during a resource period in early February. At this meeting, all of those eligible students were given Candidate Information Packets that they can complete and submit if they would like to be considered for NJHS membership for their eighth grade school year at Lake Denoon.


The timeline for the NJHS selection process is below:


  1. Candidate Information Packets due Thursday, February 27

  2. Selection / Non-Selection Letters mailed home week of March 9

  3. Spring 2020 NJHS Induction Ceremony: Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm at Lake Denoon


Any current seventh grade students not invited this school year are encouraged to think about how they can better embody the five qualities of NJHS members (scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship) so that they can potentially be eligible to apply to National Honor Society (NHS) once they get to high school. Additionally, parents of fifth and sixth graders should help support and encourage their child to be role model citizens and students so that they may be eligible for NJHS when the time for them to apply in 7th grade comes.


If you have any questions about Lake Denoon’s NJHS chapter, please contact Ms. Stephanie Fote at stephanie.fote@muskegonorway.org or 262-971-1820 ext. 7218.

LDMS Dodgeball Tournament

The 10th Annual Dodgeball Tournament will take place on Friday, February 21 for all grade levels. (Snow date will be March 8, if necessary.) 5th grade matches will begin at 3:30 pm and 6th grade matches should start close to 4:14 pm. Projected start times for 7th and 8th grade matches will be 5:00 pm. Admission for spectators will be $1.00 plus one canned good or $2.00 with no canned good. All canned goods are donated to our local food pantry.Please call Student Services for additional information at (262) 971-1820.

PARENT/GUARDIAN TEACHER-STUDENT CONFERENCES

Parent-Student-Teacher conference days are scheduled for Thursday, February 27. Conference hours are from 3:45 to 7:30 pm. All students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians.

LOST & FOUND

There are a number of clothing articles, etc. in our lost and found. Please note that any items that are not picked up by Thursday, February 27, 2020, will be donated to charity.

OPTIONAL PARENT INFORMATION SHEET FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Parents/Guardians please know we are unable to honor requests for specific teachers as many factors are considered in scheduling, including class size and balance, and working to provide as many of your child’s course elective selections as possible.



If you would like to identify any specific information about your child’s learning needs and information that would help your child’s transition into the next school year, please feel free to complete the following form:

Optional Parent Information Sheet

Please return this form to the Main Office at Lake Denoon Middle School in a sealed envelope marked “Office-Placement” by Friday, March 6, 2020.

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RESILIENCY


One of the best gifts we can give a child is resilience. This gift lasts a lifetime - way longer than a new cell phone or athletic shoes. As a parent or guardian, building resilience in a child requires effort and consistency. The following is the second segment in the three part series shared by the School Psychologist.


Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by, or even transformed by the adversities of life. Everyone faces adversities; no one is exempt. With resilience, children can triumph over adversity; without it, adversity triumphs. To overcome adversities, children draw from three sources of resilience features labelled: I HAVE, I AM, I CAN. This week, we will focus on I Am.


I AM

The I AM factors are the child's internal, personal strengths. These are feelings, attitudes, and beliefs within the child. The resilient child says ...



I AM

  • Lovable and my temperament is appealing

  • Loving, empathic, and altruistic

  • Proud of myself

  • Autonomous and responsible

  • Filled with hope, faith, and trust

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LDMS/MLMS Wrestlers were Champions of First ever conference Wrestling Tournament!!!!

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