Lane Intermediate Community Message

April 12, 2019 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

Parent Satisfaction Survey

As we have been working hard, we now have something to ask of you. In April, our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey will open. I hope you will take the time to respond - your feedback is very important to us. The link is active until April 30th.

LINK: WAWM Parent Satisfaction Survey

Youth Frontiers

Our school believes that to do well in school, students need to feel physically and emotionally safe. In our ongoing effort to create a safe and caring culture, we had two Courage Retreats® .

This week our 7th and 8th grade students participated in a Courage Retreat, the YF Retreat Staff focused on creating a more positive school community by engaging students in a variety of activities that enhance self-confidence, empathy and connectedness. This was a high-energy, interactive retreat. To reinforce the positive effects of the retreat, we believe it’s important for the entire community to be involved in supporting and communicating the messages delivered on the retreat.

Because of this, we encourage parents and caregivers to inquire about their retreat experience once the student returns home by asking the following questions:

1. What activities did you find fun?

2. What were the small-group leaders like?

3. What were some of the social fears that you discussed during the small-group conversations? 4. What’s a fear you really struggle with?

5. What is one thing you can do tomorrow at school to show more courage?

Principal Message

Dear Lane Families,

We had an action packed week. Your student finished Forward testing, participated in our annual Tornado Drill and experienced a Courage Retreat. Lane will continue to offer engaging classroom activities as well as opportunities to be involved within the Lane community.

As we enter 4th quarter, continue to remind your son/daughter to be involved.




On June 1st, I will ride Trek 100. This year I will be riding for Mackenzie, a student at Hoover. If you would like to ride, donate, or become involved just let me know. Otherwise, feel free to access the link.

  • A team has been created #mackenziestrong MACC


Culture Club -- Ms. Gillitzer

Thursday after school

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art Club -- see Ms. Sommer Bayer

Wednesday after school

Math Club -- see Mr. Kloiber

Wednesday during the day.

Chess Club -- Mr. Malin and Ms. Muyer

Monday after school 106

Book Club -- See Ms Duley /Ms Meyer

Tuesday - starting Oct.16

3:05 pm - 4:05 pm room 218


Starting Monday, October 1st

See Mr. Napoli with questions.

Cooking Club - See Ms. Merten

Wednesday, October 10th

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The form is in the office there is limited space.

Rock Stars -- See Mr. Simons and Mr. Stolpe

Tuesday, October 2

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Makerspace / Tech Club -- See Mrs. Smith

Wednesday, October 3

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Movie Club -- See Mr. Brown



Lane had 4 students whose outstanding artwork was entered into the 2019 Young People's Art Exhibition at the State Fair. Artwork will be on display from August 1 to 11 during the fair along with various schools from around the state.

Samiyah Harper

Shemaiyah Hasan

Leland Heisel

Lana Yang

Culture Fair - May 17

Lane Intermediate School will be hosting our second annual Multicultural Fair. An invitation is being extended to parents and guardians to participate with your child(ren) and house a table representing your culture. Many parents participated with their children last year making for awesome memories! Here are some details about this year’s fair:

  • Date of Event: Friday, May 17, 2019 1 to 3 pm.

  • Location: Lane Intermediate School/1300 S. 109th St. West Allis, WI 53214

Auxiliary Gym

  • Ethnic food samples are permissible but need to be labeled with all ingredients. Please NO NUTS OF ANY KIND AT THE FAIR OR IN ANY FOOD SAMPLES.

  • Any cultural artifacts, food, displays, flags, music, art, posters, dance, educational information, cultural dress, and the like would be welcome.

  • Tables will be set up in our auxiliary gym with representatives housing a table. Students will be able to walk through the gym and stop and talk to the representatives, sample food, play games, and learn.

  • Lane has approximately 530 students total in grades 6,7, 8.

  • The theme of Lane's Multicultural Fair is WE ARE ONE WORLD.

Would you please participate? Please call or email me. We want to make this a wonderful event for our students as they grow and learn about culture. Thank you in advance.

Note: Sixth grade students in Global Cultures classes (Ms. Calderon & Ms. Gillitzer) will be participating in the fair through projects assigned in Global Cultures.

Christine Piotrowski

Lane School Counselor

Multicultural Fair Coordinator

(414) 329-6614

Happenings at Lane!

April 11 and 12 -- Youth Frontiers

April 16 -- PTA meeting @ 6:00 pm

April 18 -- 3rd Quarter Incentive

April 19 -- No School

April 22 -- No School

April 23 -- School Resumes

8th Grade Fundraiser

The 8th Grade students will be selling Butter Braids to help raise funds for their graduation festivities. All orders are due back to Lane by April 10th, checks should be made payable to Lane Intermediate PTA. Pick up will be at the school on April 17th - Just in time for Easter!

The order form is attached for your convenience and paper forms will be handed out to your student next week.

If you have any questions please contact Elly Gross at 414-627-0474 or

Community Rummage Sale

The Communty-Based Transition Program will be holding their annual rummage sale and snack bar on Thursday May 23 and Friday May 24 at the Franklin Fieldhouse 1964 S. 86th street from 8am-5pm. All proceeds benefit the participants with special needs.