Lane Intermediate Community Message

December 1, 2017 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

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Happenings at Lane!

December 11 -- Dine-Out Night at Quaker Steak-N-Lube in New Berlin

December 12 -- Orchestra Concert @ 7:00PM

December 15 -- Family Movie Night hosted by Lane Global @ 6:30PM

December 19 -- PTA Meeting in the Cafe @ 6:00PM

December 25-January 2 -- Winter Break

Parent Project Dates and Update

We greatly appreciate the support and desire of those that participate in the LPP. Admittedly, we have jumbled ourselves and in an attempt to preplan have created some conflicts.


The good thing is that conflicts are coming from our partnership with the Institute for Personalized Learning, our own musical concert series, and our work with some outside organizations around trauma. The bad is that it has created conflict with our dates that we sent out earlier.


With some reorganization we will be having the LPP on the following dates:


January 16 (7-8:30pm) - focus learning trends & update on a Trauma Parent Night in Feb


March 20 (7-8:30pm) - Student safety & trauma


May 15 (7-8:30pm) - Updating the community on our building goals and setting the stage for 2018-2019


We apologize for having to readjust, cancel, change, but we appreciate your willingness to help us continue to grow and cultivate the best environment for the students at Lane.

Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access Goes Live!


Skyward Family Access (similar to Parent Portal on Infinite Campus) is now available to parents with students in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. It enables you to make payments, update telephone numbers and email addresses, view student schedules and attendance, and check on student grades using any personal device! This important tool will help you monitor your child's progress in school and allow for increased communication with teachers.

While most records for Skyward Family Access are maintained by the District office (e.g., address changes can only be made at the WAWM Enrollment Center) there are some records that parents can maintain to ensure accuracy. We are asking parents to review and/or revise their home, cell, and work telephone numbers and email addresses. In addition, parents will be able to make food service and fee payments online.


Each parent/guardian active in Skyward has been sent a letter with personalized login and password information.


How do parents connect to Skyward Family Access?

  1. Go to www.wawm.k12.wi.us

  2. Click on the Quick Link: SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

  3. Enter the login: <<XXXX>>

  4. Enter the password: <<XXXX>>

  5. Users will be prompted to change their password.


Which devices can parents use to connect to Skyward Family Access?

Skyward Family Access works with any laptop, ipad, or personal device. On an Android (google play store) and the Iphone (App Store); search for the SKYWARD application and download the free Skyward App to any personal device.


What help is being provided to parents using Skyward Family Access?



  • Parents should call their School Main Office with questions regarding logins and passwords. Secretaries have been trained on how to reset accounts.


  • Parents can visit the WAWM Administration Building for individual assistance with logins and passwords.

8th Grade Planning Conference

Dear Grade 8 Parents/Guardians :


The School District of West Allis-West Milwaukee would like to make every effort to prepare your child for a smooth and successful transition to high school. We want to help scholars make informed decisions and strongly believe that it requires a collective involvement of the student, the family, and the school. To assist in this important endeavor, our Student Services staff will be holding Individual Planning Conferences with all 8th grade students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) during the months of December, January and February 2017-2018. A link to Sign-Up Genius was sent out to all emails, please sign up through this.


During each conference the following information and topics related to your child’s future will be covered:

  • High School Course Offerings & 9th Grade Course Selection

  • High School Extracurricular Activities

  • Academic Achievement

  • Academic & Career Planning


We consider these collaborative home and school efforts extremely important. Our goal is to meet with 100% of families and their 8th grade scholars. It is always a pleasure to work with families, and we look forward to meeting you.


Sincerely,


Kyle Malin, School Counselor

malink@wawmsd.org

(414) 329-7438

Christine Piotrowski, School Counselor

piotc@wawmsd.org

(414) 329-6614

Weather Guidelines

Recess


  • We will always keep students in the building if the weather is below 15 degrees. (Wind chill will be a determining factor)
  • Students can stay in the cafe and aux gym if we are holding inside recess. There will be adult supervision.
  • Students are not allowed to exit the cafe or aux gym without adult permission and supervision.
  • Students are NOT allowed to go upstairs during lunch unless they have a pass from a teacher.
  • Staff inside the aux gym will be located near the exits and observing the climate inside the aux gym.


Morning


  • Doors open for students eating breakfast at 7:15 am and to all students at 7:35 am.
  • Students who arrive before that time will be outside until the doors open.
  • We will always keep students in the building if the weather is at or below 15 degrees.
  • Students can stay in the cafe if we are allowing them inside the building due to bad weather conditions. There will be adult supervision in the cafe.
  • Bad weather includes raining, temperatures below 15 degrees, icy conditions on the playground area, and hail.
  • We will use the aux gym, which is directly next to the cafe if the weather conditions are not friendly.
  • Students are not allowed to exit the cafe or aux gym without adult permission and supervision.
  • Students are NOT allowed to go upstairs during this time unless they have a pass from a teacher.
  • Staff inside the aux gym will be located near the exits and observing the climate inside the aux gym.


AM


  • Please be advised when the temperature is below 15 degrees and/or the windchill is excessive we will be opening up the cafe for students to enter the building at 7:00 until morning supervision is available at 7:15am.
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Clubs and Sports at Lane Intermediate

Success in school and outside goes beyond academics. A major part of the success of student is being an active participant in the events that take place and create an opportunity for school and community pride! Below is a list of the sports and clubs that are being offered at Lane Intermediate this fall - please look for updates and have your student(s) look for times to sign up!


Times and dates for the following will be shared through the community message as well as by the staff leading the opportunities.


  • Cross Country - Season in Progress
  • Boy's Basketball - Season in Progress
  • Chess/Game Club - Wednesdays 3:00-4:15
  • Saturday Open Gyms
  • Student Council - In Progress
  • School of Rock - Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:30
  • Tech Club - Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
  • Robotics Club - Coming Soon - Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
  • Hallway Beautification Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Math Club/Mathlete - In Progress...please see Mr. Kloiber
  • Media Club - Thursdays 3:00-4:00
  • Art Studio Club - Wednesdays 3:00-4:00
  • SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a professional organization that encourages students development of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Being a part of SkillsUSA will allow students the opportunity to get involved in the community and be connected with professionals in their field of interest. This is new to Lane this year and our middle school students, yet is established at the high school level. Anyone is welcome to join and some will be asked due to teacher recommendations. limit 10 students and it is run by Mrs. Ustruck. See her for details.
  • Others to be announced.....
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