Timberwolves Weekly

February 14, 2020

It's been another busy week at Lake Denoon. Thanks for taking a few minutes to read this newsletter, including looking at some of the pictures at the end that capture our week. Wednesday was an especially exciting day with our Recognition Day activities. Recognition Day is a reward for respectful and responsible behavior. We are grateful for your partnership as we help our students navigate the middle school years. The habits they build now will serve them well in high school and beyond. Our work is important, and we couldn't do it without you!


With Gratitude,

Mrs. Linda O'Bryan & Mr. John McEwing

Lake Denoon Principals

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  • 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 - 7:30 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

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.

Ice Cream Social

We’re holding an Ice Cream Social Fundraiser during conferences on February 27, from 4:00 - 7:30 pm. Parents and students can enjoy a sundae and make a donation to support programs for our school. Students will also have a chance to write a note for their teachers and staff members for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.


In order to make this event a success, we are looking for multiple donations of materials as well as your time, Please click the following link to browse the list of needs!

Lake Denoon PTO Ice Cream Social 2020 Information Link

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.

Yearbook 2019-2020

Only two more weeks to order a 19-20 LDMS yearbook. Click here to order online. Last day to order is Friday, February 28. Cost: $25

National Junior Honor Society

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.

Academic and Career Planning

ACP is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about post secondary education and training as it leads to careers.


Last week, LDMS students applied some of their Tech Ed skills at the Kids Building Wisconsin event at Milwaukee Tools. Students had hands on experience with the many skills involved in the construction industry.

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BUS PASSES

Students who wish to ride a different bus must bring a note from their parent/guardian to Student Services for a bus pass before 2:30 pm. Students will not be allowed to call home for permission to ride a different bus, as written permission is necessary. LDMS only issues daily bus passes. If your student needs to take a different bus long term, please contact Dairyland Bus Inc. at (262)-203-9938. Please note we will not issue bus passes for LD route 52. This bus is at capacity.

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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Tickets are now on sale online for our musical.


Click HERE to access the ticket store for FRIDAY, MARCH 13th, 2020


Click HERE to access the ticket store for SATURDAY, MARCH 14th (2 pm).


Tickets bought at the door will cost an additional $2.00.

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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. This is the final segment of 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 Can.

I CAN

The I CAN factors are the child's social and interpersonal skills. Children learn these skills by interacting with others and from those who teach them. The resilient child says ...


I CAN

  • Communicate

  • Problem solve

  • Manage my feelings and impulses

  • Gauge the temperament of myself and others


  • Seek trusting relationships

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