Lane Intermediate Community Message

September 6, 2019 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

Ms. Katz and Ms. Merten

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Principal's Message

Hello Families!

It is so wonderful to feel the energy and enthusiasm throughout the school. The kids are excited to be here. As Mr. Hammernik, Ms Skonecki and I walk the halls and stop into classes, we are seeing teachers build relationships and review the Lane way.

On Sept 11 during the day, PBIS and PTA will hold an assembly. PTA will be kicking of their back-to-school fundraiser. Please be on the look out for information coming home.

Lastly, I wanted to remind you of the Open House on Sept 11 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The format will be different this year. Please, enter the cafeteria doors and proceed to the auxiliary gym. We look forward to seeing everyone next week.

#Patriot Pride

Liz Kayzar

Open House -- Sept 11 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Open House will have a different feel this year. So, we wanted to share some general information about the event. This is a family session. If younger siblings / students attend, separate activities will be provided by staff. Our goal for Open House is to build relationships and make connections with parents. We believe that parents play an integral part in their son's/daughter's education.

What will you do during the event:

  • Brief welcome in aux gym and an introduction to the 4 events that occur this this year -- open house and 3 parent teacher conferences with showcases.

  • Parents will be divided between two core teachers -- information will be given as families enter the cafe doors.

  • Parents will go to classrooms and participate in staff led activities.

  • The evening with still allow time for parents to walk around and meet the teachers.


We try our best to accommodate requests for schedule changes. However, not all requests are possible mainly due to class sizes. If you would like to request a possible schedule change, you may do so until Thursday September 12th. Schedule changes for first semester will not be made after Friday September 13th.

Students -- Morning Routine

In looking at traffic patterns of students, we have made some morning adjustments.

Students that would like to have breakfast can enter the cafe doors at 7:20am. They can sit and have a meal. They will be released to classes at 7:35am.

After 7:35am, students will be offered a grab and go breakfast and they will be moving on to class, so everyone can start on time at 7:45 am.

Students that are not eating will proceed to their designated locations. They will be entering the building at 7:35 am. These locations will have grade level teachers present to assist students.

6th grade:

Students will enter the building via the north end doors.

7th grade:

Students will enter the building via the garden doors.

8th grade:

Students will enter the building via the cafe doors.

All students are expected to be in classes and ready to learn by 7:45 am.

In the case of inclement weather, 6th grade students can enter the building and wait in the main gym, and 7th and 8th grade students can enter the building and wait in the auxiliary gym. If students would like to eat breakfast, they will be sitting in cafe.

What are Restorative Practices?

Restorative Practices is a framework for building community and for responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to understanding, and making things right.

Restorative Practices involves the building of positive relationships and establishing a supportive environment that is fair, consistent, and democratic. It involves interventions when harm has happened, as well as practices that help to prevent harm and conflict by creating a sense of belonging, safety, and social responsibility within the school community.

Restorative Practices are about:

  • Building Community

  • Restoring Relationships

  • Repairing Harm

  • Reflection

  • Empathy

  • Ownership

  • Learning

Community Circles

Community Circles are used in the classroom to:

  • Create a sense of belonging through sharing stories and active learning.

  • Provide everyone with a sense of belonging to a community.

  • Give everyone a voice.

  • Value different ideas and opinions.

  • Enhance relationships and establish a respectful community.

  • Connect by identifying similarities.

  • Build confidence and self-esteem.

  • Develop Social Skills.

  • Increase vocabulary.

Circle Guidelines

Speak From the Heart

Your truth, your experiences, your perspectives.

Listen From the Heart

Let go of stories that make it hard to hear each other.

Trust That You Will Know What to Say

No need to rehearse.

Say Just Enough

Without feeling rushed, be concise and considerate of the time of others.

Everything stays in the circle.

Staff Introductions...

"Hi! I’m Maryssa Daul and I’m the new 6th grade Global Math and Science teacher! I’m super excited for this coming school year! Outside of school I love to golf, snowmobile, read (especially the Shadowhunter Chronicles), and spend time with my dogs and family lakeside."

Mrs. Wycklendt and Mr. Kochevar are excited to welcome parents and students to a new school year. We will be leading the 6th grade Global for Balanced Literacy and Social Studies. It is our goal to incorporate the Global Goals into the curriculum. All 6th grade Global students will be preparing for the Future City competition this year.

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Traffic Update

We have been looking at traffic patterns and in order to improve traffic flow, we have new designated parking and access to our parking lot.


The parking spaces in front of the building will be open for visitors and/or parents who need to assist their child inside the school building.

Please, use the north lot driveway to access Lane.

Staff will park in the north lot.

Traffic Safety Guidelines

Traffic Guidelines: In order to increase safety and traffic flow, please follow the traffic guidelines for drop off and pick up.

Drop off / Pick up Suggestions: Here are some HELPFUL REMINDERS regarding student pick-up and drop-off:

  • Ride the bus if your child is eligible.

  • Pick up and drop off is on 109th St.

  • The parking lot is used for parents who need to assist their child inside the school building.

  • Keep students safe! Please exercise safe driving habits and caution while in the parking lot.

  • Pedestrians have the right away in the crosswalk.

  • If the weather looks like students should not be outside, information will be posted by the cafe entrance to verify whether students will be inside or outside before school starts. During “inside days” students will wait in the auxiliary gym until 7:35 am.

  • Students must exit the building by 3:10pm, unless they are working with and/or supervised by a school staff member after 3:10pm.

Happenings at Lane!

Sept 11 -- Open House

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sept 11 -- PTA fundraiser starts

Sept 17 -- PTA meeting

6:00 pm

Sept 17 -- Washington DC meeting

7:00 pm

Sept 20 -- Glow Dance

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frozen Jr.

This year, the Lane Patriot Players will be performing Frozen Jr the first weekend of December. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 9th in the choir room with the following schedule, no preparation required:

3pm-5pm: ALL CAST (including Anna/Elsa)

5pm-6pm: just Anna/Elsa auditions

Rehearsal Dates:

  • Mon-Thurs Sep. 10-Nov. 8, 3-5pm in the Lane Choir Room

    • Parent Meeting-Sep. 10, 5-5:30 in the Lane Choir room (119)

  • Mon-Thurs Nov 11-25, 3:30-5:30pm at NATHAN HALE HS (no transportation provided)

  • Dec. 2- 4, 3:30-7:30 at NATHAN HALE HS (no transportation provided)

Show Dates: Dec. 5-7, 7pm at NATHAN HALE HS (no transportation provided)

Rehearsals will be held at Lane Monday-Thursday from 3pm-5pm starting September 10. Audition results will be posted by the choir room on the morning of the 10th and emailed to parents. Stop in and see Ms. Franklin or Ms. Gandre for more information!

Washington DC 2020

Please come to the informational meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 pm in the cafeteria, to learn about the 2020 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington, DC!

This fantastic tour to Washington, DC on September 23 - 26, 2020, will be an unforgettable learning experience of a lifetime. The trip is being coordinated by Brightspark Travel, and the tour coordinator will be on-site to answer questions and talk about the trip. Please come and learn more about this amazing trip and fundraisers being planned to help off-set the cost of the trip. There is NO obligation for your student to attend the trip if you attend the informational meeting.

Can't make it to the information meeting, but are interested in learning more about the trip? Please contact Heather Rausch (, the Lane parent coordinator to Brightspark Travel, and information regarding the trip will be provided to you after the meeting.

Skyward Access

Parent guide to viewing child’s information on Skyward

  1. Go to >

  2. Click on Quick Link > SKYWARD.

  3. Enter > Login and Password.

Note: If you do know login and password information,

please click on “Forgot your Login/Password?”

If you have questions regarding this information, contact the School Main Office at 414-329-6600.

Previously introduced staff...

Kim Miller -- Head secretary

Lisa Glynn -- Attendance secretary

Suzette Chern -- nurse

Ms. Myers -- 6th grade BL/SS

Ms. Matysik -- 6th grade math / science

Smith, Stepp, Ripp, Gillitzer, and Cottrell

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