Updates from Mrs. Froning
January 11, 2020
PTA Reflections News!
The 2nd round of blind judging has ended. We are so excited to have 3 students who are advancing to compete at the state level.
- Blake Farida (primary literature)
- Illium Hoag (primary photography)
- Addison Stradtner (intermediate visual arts)
Good luck! We are proud of you.
Join us at the Walled Lake Schools Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, Monday, January 20, 2020
The 21st annual Walled Lake Schools community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration is planned for Monday, January 20, 2020, from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., at Walled Lake Northern High School. The celebration will begin with a multicultural dinner from 5:00-6:00 p.m. with food from a wide variety of ethnic restaurants. During the dinner, participants will visit student displays from each of our 19 schools, focusing on our theme, “Look Within: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World.” WLCSD’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration is made possible thanks to generous donations from the PTA/PTSA groups from across our district, the DTE Energy Foundation, the Walled Lake School Administrators Association, the Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union, and the Meemic Insurance Company.
From 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. there will be a program in the auditorium, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Jay Marks, a Diversity and Equity Consultant with Oakland Schools. Dr. Marks is known for his work in the areas of Social Justice, Cultural Competence, Courageous Conversations about Race, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Educating African American Males, Student Engagement, and Differentiated Instruction. Dr. Marks will speak about this year’s theme, “Look Within: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World.” Several student choirs will perform, students will present their “Express Yourself” projects, and the Walled Lake Schools Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Awards will be presented.
Everyone in the community is invited to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This program, including dinner, is free. Donations of canned food, boxed food, laundry detergent, and household paper products for Hospitality House will be accepted.
For more information, please contact Nayal Maktari, 248-956-2800, Kevin Francis, 248-956-2231, or Julie Amann, 248-956-4300, co-chairs of the Walled Lake Schools Diversity Committee.
Ski Club returns to Oakley Park
Alpine Valley is located on M59 and continues to partner with interested Walled Lake schools to provided a discount opportunity called "Ski Club".
Mrs. Mary Joyce is a parent a Keith Elementary and is offering to help coordinate the details for Oakley Park (as well as other interested elementary schools!)
Here are details from Mrs. Joyce:
Every participant will need to have a "Club Card" to participate in the Ski club- this includes adults.m The card will cost $20.
- The Club card includes either two free ski or one free snowboard lessons. (Lessons only for ages 6-18- no adults)
- It also includes five free $5 off coupons to be used for lift tickets on any non club day at Alpine.
- Parents & students are responsible for carrying their Club Card- which will also serve as their "Patch Lesson" card. They will not be kept on file at Alpine. No reimbursement for lost cards.
- Pricing will be the same for everyday! No more higher prices on Fridays!!
Lift Tickets- $20
Equipment rental $20
Our Club day will be Fridays. If you want other days, Mrs. Joyce can refer you to other club managers. During breaks, Mrs. Joyce will still run the club and if there is enough interest.
The Club starts at 4:00 PM. Note: Slopes close from 5:30-6:00 PM for grooming
Mrs. Joyce will be upstairs in the lodge distributing tickets and answering questions (look for the "DownhillDragons" poster).
Lessons start promptly at 6:15 - please get to Alpine by 5:45 if taking lessons to give yourself enough time to get yourself situated
Payment must be received no later than 11:00 AM on Friday
When making payment please indicate the participants name. What if any equipment they require. For the first payment do not forget the additional $20 for the Club Card. Payment is accepted by Venmo, Cash Ap or check or cash dropped at Keith no later than 10:30AM on Fridays. I know some people prefer PayPal but I had a few issues with it last year- people indicated paying for a "service" and because I don't use PayPal ofter they don't identify me as a "seller" and they held the payment for 30 days- which required me to front the payment.
Cash Ap- $KeithSkiClub
Any questions? Email or text Mrs. Mary Joyce at 248-981-9267
Student Transfer Requests 2020-2021
The Walled Lake Consolidated School district is not an open enrollment district. Resident students are expected to attend the school that is assigned to their address. If you would like your child to attend a school other than the one assigned to your address for the 2020-2021 school year, you must submit a Student Transfer Request application. Applications will be available on the District website, on or before Monday, January 6th.
The Student Transfer Request Application period for the 2020-2021 school year is January 6, 2020 – January 24, 2020. Any application received after January, 24 2019, will be noted as late.
If you have any questions, please contact Patty Sorensen in the Walled Lake Schools’ Student Services Department at 248.956.2085.
Schools of Choice for 2020 -2021
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools is a participant in Schools of Choice 105 on a ‘limited’ basis, limited meaning not all buildings and grade levels will have openings. Typically we accept applications for grades K-10. Under Schools of Choice 105 we may enroll students who are not residents of our district but still reside in one of the other 27 Oakland County school districts who meet application guidelines.
The application period for the 2020-2021 school year will be January 20 through February 7, 2020. By law, applications cannot be accepted before January 20 or after February 7, 2020.
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools does not participate in Schools of Choice 105C which means we do not accept applications from residents who do not live in Oakland County.
Schools of Choice 105 applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available on our website, www.wlcsd.org beginning January 20, 2020. Please check back then or call Patty at 248.956.2085 for more information.
Note: If you are currently a resident of the district and anticipate moving out of the district during the school year, it may be possible for your children to continue their enrollment in Walled Lake under Schools of Choice 105 if:
- You are still residing within one of the other 27 Oakland County school district boundaries
- The building and grade level you want is open for application (you may end up on the waiting list if a lottery is necessary)
- Meet the application requirements
- Your application is submitted during the application period (January 20 – February 7, 2020)
- Your application is approved
Girl Scout Meeting
Oakley Park 5th Grade Spelling Bee
Oakley Park is proud to continue participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition! Classroom spelling bees were held is past Friday and we are SO proud of all spellers who participated!
We will hold our 5th Grade Final Spelling Bee on
Thursday, January 23rd at 1:30 in our Media Center.
Twelve finalist will compete for the opportunity to represent Oakley Park at the Oakland School Regional Spelling Bee which will be held Saturday, February 29th.
Congratulations and Good Luck to our finalist!
Foundation for Excellence: 15th Annual Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle
Chance to win BIG & support WL classrooms!
Purchase your Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today! Raffle's proceeds are channeled into Walled Lake Schools' classrooms through Foundation’s annual mini-grant program (see list of grant awards per school). Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $100 (plus $2 convenience fee per $50). Only a 1,000 tickets are available for sale. Great Odds! Grand prize winner will receive scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available). Plus, ticket purchasers have the chance to win a FREE raffle ticket courtesy of the WL School Emp. Fed. Credit Union and opportunity to win secondary prize; HP Sprocket 200 Bundle Media printer donated by the FFE. Grand Prize drawing is March 30, 2020 at District’s Reflections Celebration; need not be present to win. Visit the FFE’s TE raffle website for details or contact the Foundation for more info. and to purchase tickets with check or credit card: phone ext. 62116 or email email@example.com. MI Raffle License# R55190
Breakfast & Lunch Information
*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00. Or as soon as their bus arrives.
Please note: In the event of a snow day/school cancellation, the scheduled menu items shift to the following day. The menu for the remainder of the week remains the same.
Due to various circumstances, the menu is subject to change. Using the links below (or links through the Oakley Park website) you can access the most up to date menus.
Oakley Park School Times
Drop off begins: 7:55 AM
First Bell: 8:00 AM (Owl Drop off and walkers may enter the building)
Second Bell: 8:02 AM (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:10 PM
Mrs. Kristin Froning, Principal
Mrs. Karen Clark, Principal's Secretary
Mrs. Kim Waling, Building Secretary
Main line 248-956-4100
Attendance line 248-956-4190
Fax line: 248-956-4105