Updates from Mrs. Froning

January 26, 2020

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Reminder:

Wednesday, January 29th is a half day, Dismissal at 11:35 am

5th Grade Spelling Bee News

Congratulation to our 12 amazing finalist! After 18 rounds and 102 words, Olivia Clevenger was declared the 2020 Spelling Bee Champion. The winning word was dispute. Leyla Wilk was the runner up. We are so proud of all the spellers and especially Olivia and Leyla as they demonstrated such great poise and sportsmanship in the final rounds.


Olivia will move on to complete the Oakland County Regional Scripps Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Good luck Olivia!

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Join the fun at our annual PTA Family Bingo Night!

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

at Walnut Creek Middle School

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Please RSVP by Friday, January 31st

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

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

Two Hour Delay Procedures

As the winter weather continues to throw us curve balls, please review the procedures regarding a two hour delay:


From the District Website:

On rare occasions, morning conditions occur that temporarily prevent the District from safely transporting students or requiring students to wait at a bus stop or walk to school. These conditions typically involve thick fog, winter weather or utility problems and historically required cancellation of school for the entire day. Beginning this year, Walled Lake Schools has developed a two-hour delay procedure that could be used if conditions are expected to improve within two hours. This procedure, which will be used sparingly, will permit students to get to school safely and allow the District to conduct a credited day of school.

Parents are encouraged to develop a plan so their children can safely stay home for an additional two hours in the morning and have them go to a trusted alternate location to await the delayed start of school.


Families will be notified via Skyward (phone system and email) in the event of a two hour delay.

Food Allergies at Oakley Park

Please be aware that we have several children at Oakley Park that have life-threatening allergies to various foods containing products such as peanuts, nuts and dairy. Some may neither eat, touch nor even inhale the aroma of these foods without life-threatening consequences. As a result, it is imperative that we all keep this in mind when planning for any food brought into school.


We are asking for your help and cooperation as we work together to keep all of our students safe. Please remember this serious allergy situation when sending any food to school with your child. Parents are encouraged to make alternative choices when sending food to school with their children.


Although Oakley Park is not a nut/dairy free building, we must keep these products out of the classrooms that could cause a negative reaction. A detailed letter was sent to families in the those classrooms that have specific restrictions based on students needs. All students will participate in a discussion about the special prevention measures to help ensure the safety of all classmates. This will be an age appropriate explanation that may need reinforcement at home.


We have designated certain areas and classrooms in the building as "allergen free".

Allergic students will receive close supervision during lunch and on field trips, and will be eating in an area where food products that pose a danger to them are not allowed. There is an emergency plan in place for unexpected exposure, but our most effective tool is prevention and education.


We appreciate the support of families in helping to minimize the possible exposure for these children. As always, the health, safety, and well being of each and every child at our school continues to be of the utmost importance to all of us.

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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.