Updates from Mrs. Froning

October 7, 2018

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Teacher of the Year

The Walled Lake Consolidated Schools are again participating in a program to honor exemplary teachers. We hope you will join us in an effort that will result in the selection of the TEACHER/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. This honor will be bestowed at our January 10, 2019 school board meeting.


Each school building will select a teacher of the year and that person’s name will be submitted to the district committee for final selection. All names will be removed from the forms and only the building principal will have knowledge of the candidate’s name. The principal will appoint a committee to help with the local selection. That person’s name will then be submitted to the district committee. We are requesting that this form be returned to your school NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018


Nomination forms were sent home with all students on Friday, October 5th. You can also access the form by clicking on the link below.



WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any FULL TIME, CERTIFIED, TENURED teacher/educator who spends 50% of his/her time in a classroom. Nominees must have a minimum of five (5) full years of classroom teaching experience

WHO MAY NOMINATE?

Any person in the community may nominate any teacher/educator in the district for this honor. Please send or deliver this form to the nominee’s school.

HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION FORM

Please send or deliver Nomination forms to the nominee’s school in an envelope marked clearly with “TEACHER/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR”.

The Power of Kindness

Dale Atkins PhD & Amanda Salzhauer (MSW) speak of the The fundamentals of kindness in their book: The Kindness Advantage (Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children) Those fundamentals are:


  • Acceptance
  • Commitment
  • Connection
  • Empathy
  • Giving
  • Interest
  • Nurturing
  • Observing
  • Questioning
  • (Be) Yourself


It is important to remember, as parents and/or educators, the power of our words in the presences of children. While we might sometimes wonder "Are they really listening?"... they are! If we speak negatively about others, our children will likely be influenced by our negativity. It is important we model that despite language, culture, religion or physical differences, we have the ability to make positive and meaningful connections with anyone. Making connections between ourselves and someone else helps bring us all together.


When we know ourselves to be connected to

all others, acting compassionately is

simply the natural thing to do.

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author and medical educator

District Wide Open Houses

Families with children seeking premier preschool through high school educational opportunities are cordially invited to visit any of the 19 Walled Lake Schools.


Bring your family to visit Walled Lake Schools so you can meet our world-class
teachers, speak with members of our administrative team, meet our students and parents, get an up-close look at our facilities, and most importantly, experience our ‘every child, every day’ philosophy. Children believe anything is possible; they’re right! In Walled Lake Schools the possibilities are endless!


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 | 6-8 p.m.

Families with children preschool age through grade five are invited to visit any of the 12 Walled Lake Elementary Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 | 6-8 p.m.

Families with children grade six through grade eight are invited to visit any of the four Walled Lake Middle Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 11.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 1-3 P.M.

Families with children grade nine through grade 12 are invited to visit any of the three Walled Lake High Schools from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.


For more information, please click HERE for information on our Walled Lake web page.

PTA Updates

Our updated student and staff directory is now active! If you are a current registered member of the PTA you should have received an email over the past few days with info on how to access it.

You will need to use the current link and the temporary password you are sent even if you had access previously. If you don’t see the email, check your spam folder. If there are still questions or concerns please email them to OakleyParkPTA@gmail.com

The student directory is an easy way to stay in touch with other families in our community. And the best place to find addresses for birthday party invites


If you have not joined the PTA yet, you can still do so and be granted access.

Mark your calendar! Friday, October 26th

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Halloween Party Plans

We look forward to celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st. This is a half day of school for our students and we will dismiss at 11:18 AM. Our staff will be engaging in professional learning for the remainder of the day.


Party Times:

8:30 - 9:30 am Kindergarten - 4th grade

10:00- 11:00 5th grade



Students may bring an appropriate school costume to wear during their classroom party. Please make sure costumes are safe and appropriate for elementary school children and for school.


Please check with your child's teacher for party plans and food needs. Please also remember that several of our classrooms are allergy alert classrooms and have special restrictions. Your child's teacher will have details for you about this.

PTA: Reflections 2018-2019

This year's PTA Reflections theme is Heroes Around Me.


it’s a great time to start getting inspiration for our annual PTA Reflections Program projects! Start thinking about the people in your world who are heroes. Are they someone whose job is to help people? Are they someone who volunteers in the community? Are they kids helping grown-ups? Or grown-ups helping kids? Are they people helping animals? Or animals helping people?


We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website. More information to come! Get creative!

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Walled Lake Schools Special Services: Parent Advisory Committee

Please take a moment to read the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) flyer and consider becoming involved with the PAC efforts at WLCSD! PAC is a committee of parents whose children receive Special Education services. It's made up of parent volunteers from every school and program in the district. The PAC meets once a month with the Director of Special Services. To read more about the PAC, a .pdf is also attached for you to download.
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Breakfast & Lunch Information

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 26

  • 4th Grade Halloween Carnival (during lunch recess...details coming home soon!)
  • PTA Family Boo Bash: Walnut Creek Middle School 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Tuesday, October 30


  • 3rd Grade Music Performance 7:00 pm in the gym



Wednesday, October 31
  • 1/2 for students: 11:18 am dismissal
  • Halloween Parties:
8:30 - 9:30 Kindergarten - 4th grade

10:00 - 11:00 5th grade


Thursday, November 1

  • Picture Re-Take Day

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:00 AM

First Bell: 8:02 (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:08 PM

1/2 Day Dismissal: 11:18 AM