Timberwolves Weekly

October 2, 2020

A Message from Our Principals

With the month of September behind us, we have established routines and protocols in this new environment. Thanks for all of your support to start strong.


As we are hitting our stride, it’s time to consider the multiple ways to learn about your child’s education. At the bottom of this newsletter, you will find agendas for each of your child’s classes, which will also link to other resources. You also have access to Infinite Campus, which will show you the assessment scores so far. We encourage you to contact teachers anytime you have a concern, as well. In addition, on October 14 and 15, we will be offering an opportunity to talk about your child’s learning with your child’s teachers. Because of the many ways that you may already be engaged in your child’s learning, please do not feel obligated to sign up for a conference. In order to support our “Stay Safe to Stay Open” work, we will be conducting conferences virtually. For more information, see the News and Announcements section of the newsletter.


Thanks for your partnership in your child’s learning, whether it’s by following agendas, checking on Infinite Campus, contacting teachers, or family conversations about learning around the dinner table.


Your principals,

Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing


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Oct. 5-9 - Spirit Week

Oct. 12-16 - Ski Club and Ride Sign Up Due

Oct. 14 & 15 - Virtual Parent Conferences (See Sign-up Genius Link)

Oct 16 - Professional Development Day (No school for all students)

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LDMS Spirit Week

Fall Conferences

To sign up for conferences, use the links below, which will take you to a Sign Up Genius website, which shows times available for the conference. We are asking that your child also be included in the virtual conference, as we want them to feel ownership and support in their learning. A Google Meet link will be shared later, either within the Sign Up Genius or as a separate email.


5th grade - Sign up only with your homeroom teacher for conferences, as they will share information for Math, Literacy, Science and Social Studies classes.:



6th grade - Sign up only with your homeroom teacher for conferences, as they will share information for Math, Literacy, Science and Social Studies classes.:



7th grade:


Literacy: Mr. Hanson, Ms Behling, or Ms. Johnson

Math: Mrs. Rappis or Mr. Schaewe

Science: Mr. Nagy or Ms. Vogelzang

Social Studies: Ms. Vogelzang or Ms Behling

Project I: Ms. King

Virtual Learning Students: Ms. Veit



8th grade:


Literacy: Ms. Idzikowski or Ms. Vasko

Math: Ms. Ervin or Mrs. Jarvis

Science: Mr. Minnameier

Social Studies: Mr. Dooley

Project I: Mrs. Moriarty

Virtual Learning Students: Ms. Veit


Encore Classes:


Choir: Mr. DeBoth

Band: Mrs. Schroeder

Phy. Ed/Health : Mrs. Klepp

Phy.Ed: Mr. Heyel, Mr. Hendrix,

Art: Mrs. Motz


Spanish I or French I/II: Ms. Staskiewicz

Spanish I/II: Mrs. McAlister


Tech Ed: Mr. Sobczyk


BMIT: Ms. Brutlag


FACS: Ms. Lamb



Speech and Language Pathologist: Ms. Nienas



If you are interested in having a conference with anyone in Student Services please contact one of the following:

Groh, Pamela

pamela.groh@muskegonorway.org

School Counselor (LDMS)

(262)971-1820 (ext. 7420)

Rohrbaugh, Jennifer


jennifer.rohrbaugh@muskegonorway.org

School Psychologist (LDMS)

(262)971-1820, ext. 7421

Rosman, Amanda

amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org

School Social Worker

262-971-1860 x7428

Being Prepared for Cooler Weather

Fall is just around the corner and the colder weather is approaching fast. Due to our current situation, we are using our outdoor facilities as much as possible. Please make sure your child is prepared with a sweatshirt, jacket, pants and maybe a blanket (if allowed by teacher). Your child can check with their teacher on any other materials they should bring to be prepared.

Ski Club Sign Up

Ski Club and Ride Sign Up:

  • Pick up registration papers in Student Services October 5th-9th.
  • Turn in completed registration materials and fees in an envelope to student services on October 12th-16th.
  • First come first served. First 54 forms/fees turned in will be guaranteed a spot on the bus; any form after that will be placed on a waiting list.

How to Support Your Distant Learner

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR ISOLATED OR QUARANTINED LEARNER


In Addition, here is a video link, as well:

Learn about where to find your child's daily agenda in one minute!


We will also be offering a Google sheet, as a one stop shop with all teachers in one. This will be completed by the end of the day Sept 25th, and you can find it here.

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Fall Conferences

Please follow the instructions listed above under News and Announcements to schedule your fall conference!

Attendance

If your child will not be attending virtual learning for the day, please call the Student Services office (262) 971-1820 Ext. 7011 to report the absence. Attendance must be monitored and documented for all students, both in-person and those participating virtually. Please reference the following attendance school board policy and administrative guideline for further details/ information.

Board Policy 5200

Administrative Guideline 5200

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Infinite Campus Attendance Messaging

At the beginning of each month, you will receive an email from Infinite Campus detailing your student’s attendance for the current school year. All families will be receiving this email even if their child has not been absent from school. This email is intended to be a communication between school and home. If you have any questions or extenuating circumstances that impact your child’s attendance, please contact Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker at amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org or 414-524-9117.

Appointments/Early Pick-ups for Students

Students who need to leave school during the school day must have written parental permission. Please have your student drop off the written excuse at the Student Services window first thing in the morning. By late morning, your child should stop back and a pass will be on the window ready for them. With this pass, the student can leave the classroom at the time they are to be picked up, and the office staff can avoid interrupting learning by calling into the rooms. Please do not email teachers with attendance. All attendance goes through Student Services.


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Spirit wear Orders

It's Spirit wear Time!! Click Here for more styles and colors!

All orders are due by October 11

PTO Meeting Minutes- September 29, 2020

Click Here to see what was discussed at the PTO Meeting

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LDMS students are learning how to use the tools of a scientist.

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Chess Club

Click Here for more information

Christmas Clearing Council

The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County has been providing Christmas gifts for families in need since 1949. Families of Muskego Norway Schools who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program may apply. *Exceptions may be made for families who are not eligible for free and reduced lunch but have an extenuating circumstance.


The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.


English and Spanish applications can be found at http://www.christmasclearingcouncil.org/get-help.html

If you'd like to sponsor a family or child, make a donation, organize community service project or volunteer, please visit the website: http://www.christmasclearingcouncil.org/

Contact Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker at 414-524-9117, for more information.

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