Family Update OVLC 4K-6th Grade

Information for the week of 4/26- 4/30

2020-2021 OVLC Smore

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


  • PTO Updates- Week of May 3rd: Teacher Appreciation Week & OVLC Spirit Week!
  • 3rd-6th Grade Forward Exam: Day of Test Information
  • And MORE!

Mrs. Lang

4K-6th Grade OVLC Principal

LangS@oasd.org

Important Dates

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


May 3rd... No School 4K


May 3rd - 7th... Teacher Appreciation Week


May 3rd - 7th... OVLC Spirit Week


May 28th & 31st... No School- Memorial Day Weekend


June 10th & 11th... No School 4K


June 11th... Last Day of School (1/2 day)

OVLC PTO

During our last PTO meeting we discussed the following:


  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3rd - 7th)
  • Spirit Week (May 3rd-7th)
  • End of Year Celebrations:
** OVLC Talent Show (information coming soon!)

** OVLC 4th Grade Moving on Ceremony (information coming soon!)


The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11th at 7PM.


The PTO would like to support the celebration of our OVLC Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! Coming Soon: Ideas for how to share gratitude to our teachers!

OVLC Spirit Week: May 3rd - 7th!

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Mark Your Calendars: Supply Pick Up

MATERIAL DROP OFF / PICK UP DATES

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

Hours: 8AM-5PM


  • 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)

Forward Exam (3rd-6th Grade) - When Your Child Takes the Test

Please have your child bring:

  • Charged chromebook
  • Water bottle
  • Small peanut-free snack to eat between tests
  • Headphones
  • A mouse if your child would like to use one
  • Mask
  • Book to read if they finish testing sessions early

Students are not allowed to bring any other electronics, including smartwatches to the testing session. If students bring cellphones, they will need to remain in their backpacks for the entirety of testing.


Students will be seated 6ft apart at individual tables in the East Campus Boardroom for their testing session. Tables and chairs will be cleaned in between the morning and afternoon testing session.


Your teacher will meet you at the main doors at East Campus to check you in for testing.


You may pick your child at the main doors of East Campus at the end of the testing session.


If you have any questions, please email myself, Mrs. Lang, or Liz Schmocker.


langs@oasd.org

schmockere@oasd.org.

Thank you!

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.

Staff Spotlight!

Get to Know Mrs. Beilfuss, 3rd Grade

Top 3 Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC:

I really enjoy teaching my third graders in the OVLC. I love how full of wonder my students are and how they always make teaching so much fun. I also enjoy all the great teachers that I work with in the OVLC.


About Mrs. Beilfuss’s Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching for over 10 years. I have taught all ages ranging from Pre- K to seniors in high school. I have been a regular classroom elementary teacher, a high school Spanish teacher and an EL teacher/coordinator.


A Bit More About Mrs. Beilfuss:

I have been married to my husband Mike for over 22 years. My son Brenden and daughter Brooke both attend UW Milwaukee. Brenden is majoring in English/Theater Education and Brooke is majoring in Elementary Education. My youngest son Nick is a junior at KM. He enjoys running on the cross country team and playing golf. I enjoy hiking with my family and choreographing dances for the school musicals.


Some of Mrs. Beilfuss’s Favorites:

The color yellow, VIP Sushi, gardening, shopping at Target and Twix bars.

Meet Mrs. Cavanna, 5th & 6th Grade Learning Strategist

Top 3 Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC:

Seeing students and staff build communities in their online classrooms

Watching students step up to help one another

Trying out new programs and platforms to keep learning as a teacher


About Mrs. Cavanna’s Teaching Experience:

In Oconomowoc, I've taught, co-taught, and provided specialized instruction in grades 4K-8. I started my time in our district specializing in behavior, but quickly transitioned into working with learners of all needs. I was a founding staff member at Nature Hill, and after teaching there for seven years, I moved over Ixonia Elementary. Prior to Oconomowoc, I taught high school in both Texas and Wisconsin, so I've truly taught kids of all ages. Moving to virtual schooling this year was an adventure that I welcomed as I love trying new things!


A Bit More About Mrs. Cavanna:

My husband Chris and I have two children, Destinee, age 5, and Damarius "Maer,' age 4, a new puppy, and two cats. I love to be outside, especially when the weather warms up, exploring everything our awesome community has to offer with family and friends. I grew up in Oconomowoc, most of my family lives nearby, and I still love it here!


Some of Mrs. Cavanna’s Favorites:

Activity: Swimming with my friends & family

Book: One Child

School Supply: Paper Mate Flair Pens in every color

Anytime Treats: Black coffee & dark chocolate

Local favorites; S&J Cafe, Cornerstone, and The Kiltie

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!

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.