Updates from Mrs. Froning

January 19, 2020

MLK Promo 2020

Join us TOMORROW at the Walled Lake Schools Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Walled Lake Northern High School

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District invites the community to the 21st. annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Walled Lake Northern High School.


● 5:00-6:00 p.m. ○ Multicultural Dinner: Food from around the world prepared by local restaurants and student exhibits from each school.

● 6:15-7:30 p.m. ○ Program featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Jay Marks, who will speak about our theme, Look Within: “Be the Change You Wish to see in the World.” ~ Gandhi 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.


There will also be performances by student choirs and presentations by several students. We will also recognize this year’s Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award recipients. Among this year’s recipients is the Clark family who founded Scarlet’s Smile to create a kinder, more inclusive world and build Scarlet’s Playground where ALL children can play!


This event is FREE and open to the entire community to attend. Donations of canned food, boxed food, laundry detergent, and household paper products for the Hospitality House Food Pantry will be accepted.

Reminder: No School tomorrow, Monday, January 20th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Girl Scout Meeting

An informational meeting for those interested in learning more about Girl Scouts will be held on January 22nd at 6:00 pm Media Center. We currently have several active troops and with parent leadership, we'd love to have more! Please join Val Moskalik from the Metro Detroit Girl Scouts Council to learn more!
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Looking Ahead:

Wednesday, January 29th

1/2 Day: Dismissal at 11:35 am

Staff Professional Development in the PM

Join the fun at our annual PTA Family Bingo Night!

Friday, February 7 6:30 - 8:15 pm

at Walnut Creek Middle School


*Fliers coming home Tuesday!

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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!)


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


Payment must be received no later than 11:00 AM on Friday


Any questions? Contact Mrs. Mary Joyce

email: MSJ5870@yahoo.com

cell: 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

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Block Recess Times

PLEASE remember to ALWAYS send students prepared for outside play!


Monday

  • 5th Grade 9:40 - 10:40

Tuesday

  • 2nd Grade 9:40 - 10:40
  • 1st Grade 1:15 - 2:15

Wednesday

  • 3rd Grade 1:15 - 2:15

Thursday

  • Kindergarten 9:40 - 10:40
  • 4th Grade 1:15 - 2: 15

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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 michellebianco@wlcsd.org. MI Raffle License# R55190

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Breakfast & Lunch Information

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*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.

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We strongly encourage families to use the Oakley Park Attendance line when calling in an absence. For your convenience, you can call and leave a message any time and the voicemail is check every morning shortly after the school day has begun.

Thank you!

Oakley Park School Times

As you are aware, there has been a slight change in our bell times. This change effects the end of the day. All morning bells remain the same:


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

Contact Information

Mrs. Kristin Froning, Principal

kristinfroning@wlcsd.org

Mrs. Karen Clark, Principal's Secretary

karenclark@wlcsd.org

Mrs. Kim Waling, Building Secretary

kimberlywaling@wlcsd.org


Phone numbers:

Main line 248-956-4100

Attendance line 248-956-4190

Fax line: 248-956-4105

Accessbiity

If any individual has difficulty accessing the information in this newsletter, they may contact our main office at 248-956-3900. We will provide the requested information in an alternate format. More information about our district accessibility practices and policies is available here.