Lake Denoon Timberwolves
March 19, 2021
A Message from Our Principals
In the past weeks, we’ve been sharing “gifts” to give your child that will last a lifetime. Dr. Rohrbaugh, our school psychologist, has a wonderful gift to give your child this week … the gift of play. Think back to your childhood. What did you love to do? What could you lose yourself in for hours? Please read Dr. Rohrbaugh’s section below, and let’s all play this weekend!
Your partners in education,
Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing, Lake Denoon Principals
Important Dates, Events and Activities
March 22: Virtual PTO Meeting 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Google Meet
Note: We will be discussing 8th grade promotion planning at this meeting
March 26: SLA registration closes for K - 8
March 26: 3rd Quarter Ends
March 26:Remote Learning - Deep Cleaning Day
March 29 - April 5: No School - Spring Break
April 20: Forward Exam for English Language Arts for In Person and Virtual School Students
April 21: Forward Exam for Math for In Person and Virtual School Students
April 22: Forward Exam for Science and Social Studies for 8th grade In Person and Virtual School Students
News and Announcements
CELL PHONE REMINDER
- 1st Offense - Phone held in Student Services until 3:05 pm
- 2nd Offense - Phone held in Student Services for parent pick up
- 3rd Offense - Phone held in Student Services for parent pick up. Detention assigned.
PER SCHOOL BOARD/DISTRICT POLICY:
While middle school students may possess personal communication devices (PCDs) in school, on school property, during after school activities (e.g., extra-curricular activities), and at school-related functions, they must be kept out of sight and silent during the instructional day (from the bell at the beginning of the day until the dismissal bell at the end of the day).
RESET MindBody: Mindfulness
Here is the weekly lesson for students to help students focus and manage stress to support achieve and other goals in our Vision of a Graduate.
Week of March 8: Lesson 9
2021 Summer Learning Academy Info
We are pleased to announce that Muskego-Norway Schools is offering a variety of summer school and sports academy options for our elementary and middle level students this summer!
New enrichment offerings this year include the following: Instant Challenges; No Stress Math Skills Workshop; Micro Entrepreneur Business Experience; LEAD - Learn, Explore, Achieve, and Dream; and Volleyball Skills Academy!
To access more details about the summer offerings, please click HERE to access the 2021 SLA Course Catalog to learn more! Here’s some general information regarding Summer Learning Academy:
Location - Bay Lane Elementary
Registration Opens - Monday, March 15 - 8:00 AM
Registration Closes - Friday, March 26 - 4:00 PM
Confirmation of schedule available on IC- Friday, May 28
Week 1: 6/21 - 6/24
Off Week of June 28
Week 2: 7/5 - 7/8
Week 3: 7/12 - 7/15
Week 4: 7/19 - 7/22
**Dates and location are different for All-Sports Academy, Fab Lab, Swim Lessons, Volleyball Skills Academy, Micro Entrepreneur Business, and Muskego Power. See catalog for details.
PTO Virtual Meeting
On Monday, March 22, we invite you to join the PTO Virtual Meeting. It will run from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Please note we will be discussing 8th Grade promotion planning at this meeting.
To join the meeting please click on the Google Meet link below.
Youth Art Month
The Muskego Art Department is excited to share this year’s K-12 Youth Art Month with the Muskego Norway Community digitally this year. Please help celebrate Youth Art Month during the Month of March by viewing the digital Youth Art Month on the District’s website. The Muskego Norway Art Department would like to express our gratitude to Alyssa Meyer for placing the k-12 student art pieces in a digital slideshow for the community to view. Thank you Alyssa we could not have done this without your help.
Muskego-Norway School District Covid-19 FAQs & Resources
Please make sure to review the Parent FAQ frequently to find answers to the most commonly asked questions. Updates are highlighted in blue. Our school psychologists have also created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health during these challenging times.
Please complete the COVID form below if your child...
- Experienced the symptoms of COVID-19
- Diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19
- Had CLOSE CONTACT with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19
Please submit additional notifications using the same form if a change in circumstance occurs. This may include but is not limited to the following:
- If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person receives a positive test
- If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person experiences symptoms
- If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation becomes symptomatic
- If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation receives a positive test
Message from Dr. R
Why is play important for children? Play enhances child development in so many skill areas, including problem-solving, creativity, social interaction skills, confidence, and it can help conquer fears. Yet, as we become a culture consumed with technology, we are losing many of our children to social media and video games that do not stimulate the brain in the same manner as games. Games also enhance learning. When students come home from school and report on the math game they played, or the kahoot they did in literacy, you may wonder why games are being played at all. Check out this infographic to learn how game playing enhances academic acquisition. Lastly, did you know that playing is really important for adults, too? Adult play can reduce stress, improve thinking abilities, enhance creativity, and increase connectedness with other adults (among so many other things). After reading this (and the links embedded in this post), please consider incorporating more game nights or other creative activities with your family--why not grow your brain while having fun with each other?!
What's Happening at Lake Denoon
World Language Club
We celebrated an early Easter as they do in many Spanish-speaking countries - by making our own confetti to put in “cascarones” (emptied egg shells - normally they’re real but we used the plastic ones!), and then breaking them over friends’ heads for good luck.
Dollars and Sense
6th Graders playing the Bean Game to learn about needs vs. wants when budgeting. Very important lesson to learn!!