LCS WILDCAT CLIPS

January 22, 2020

4K -7th Grade Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up

Friday, February 14th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, unless you receive notification from the teacher or if otherwise stated below.


Note: No school for students Friday, Feb. 14th and Monday, Feb. 17th


Parent/Teacher Conference sign-up is done online through Skyward Family Access. Conferences are optional, but are available by parent or teacher request. You may start signing up on Monday, January 27th. Please see below for step by step instructions.

Online Scheduling: please follow these directions at your earliest convenience to schedule conferences.

  1. Login into Skyward Family Access – The Skyward Link can be found on the Lake Country School website.
  2. Using the tabbed headings on the left hand side of the screen, click on Teacher Conferences.
  3. Your student(s) will have a tab to the right of their name entitled All Conferences. Click on that tab.
  4. Next click Select a Time.
  5. Now you can view the open time slots the teacher has available. You may want to go back and view the open time slots for any of your other children to coordinate times. When you are ready to choose a time slot, click Select and then Save.
  6. You will receive a Teacher Conference Sign-up Confirmation email shortly after registering.
  7. If you need to change your time, you will now be able to click Unschedule inside the Teacher Conferences tab. Save and begin again. You can also include a note to your child’s teacher by clicking the Notes option on the right.

Please call Lisa Acton in the school office if you have questions.


4K: Times available are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


5th thru 7th Grade: These are group conferences so when signing up use the grade level conference option instead of your homeroom teacher. Skyward only shows one of the homeroom teachers (not necessarily yours) attached to this option but all teachers will be meeting with you. You will be contacted by a teacher if a conference is being requested.


8th Grade: In lieu of conferences on February 14, eighth grade students will be presenting research-based projects to parents, fellow Lake Country School students, and community at a later date TBD. As we get closer to the presentation dates, you will receive an email with a flexible schedule and multiple presentation choices. Options will also be available if you are not able to attend. As always, feel free to contact teachers if you feel a conference is necessary.


NOTE: If a teacher is not listed that you would like to meet with, please email that teacher directly to see if they can set up a meeting with you at a different time.


Report cards will be available in Skyward Family Access Thursday, Jan. 23rd

February Lunch Menu

To view the February Hot Lunch menu, CLICK HERE.

PTO Newsletter

Please CLICK HERE to view the PTO Newsletter with more important information happening in our school!

Jump Rope For Heart

The 2020 Jump Rope For Heart/Kids Heart Challenge Event is coming up on Tuesday February 11th for grades 5K-6. Envelopes and additional information will be sent home with your child this Friday January 24th. To view the parent letter, CLICK HERE.

Math Meet

T​he Math Meet provides an opportunity to challenge talented math students. The event, patterned after MathCounts, is sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network. The one-day math meet seeks to do the following:


  • Stimulate interest in mathematics


  • Recognize exceptional mathematical talent


  • Provide a healthy academic environment


  • Support the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Mathematics as well as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards


Math meet team members earned a place on the team via their performance on a math-screening test, standardized math achievement tests (i.e. Measures of Academic Progress, Forward Exam, Aspire) and/or classroom-based math assessments (i.e. Math Olympiads).


Our students competed against teams with similar enrollment size from south central and south east Wisconsin on January 14 at UW-Whitewater.


Our fifth and sixth grade team earned 2nd place and our seventh and eighth grade team won 1st place at the Regional Math Meet!


Fifth & sixth grade team members include:​Bryce Girard, Riley Kozik, Rylan Schulz, Samantha Wall, Serena Ball, Sophia Ball, Caden McLaughlin, and Will Schneidewent.


Seventh & eighth grade team members are:​Jason Brammeier, Emery Cummins-Brown, Gavin Dai, Andrew Harshbarger, Carter Delaruelle, Wes Lindee, Ben Otte, and Max Venon


Individual recognition, based on student performance in the first four Math Meet events, was earned by:


fifth grader SamanthaWall​​-2nd place

seventh grader JasonBrammeier​- 1st place

seventh grader GavinDai​- 2nd place eighth grader BenOtte ​- 1st place



Both teams look forward to advancing to the Mega Math Meet in Madison at the end of May. Congratulations students on your fine problem solving efforts!

National Geography Bee

The National Geographic Bee is coming to Lake Country School on Wednesday, January 29, 2020! The Bee, open to students in grades 4-8, uses materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Two grade level winners (4th-8th) will compete in the Final Competition on Wednesday, January 29, beginning at 1:20 P.M. in the LCS cafeteria. This PTO sponsored contest is designed to spark student interest in geography and increase awareness about resources available through the National Geographic Society.

For additional resources, select the Study Corner tab on the National Geographic Bee website.

Band A Rama

Lake Country 8th grade band members participated in the Arrowhead Band A Rama on January 8th. Students performed along-side Arrowhead's top band. It was a great performance!
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Spread The Love

Lake Country School is partnering with Hartland School District for our annual food drive, Spread the Love. All proceeds benefit the Hartland Food Pantry. The food pantry tends to be very low on stock after the holidays and are in need of donations. We are accepting non-perishable foods. Please check the date to ensure items are not expired.



Wednesday, Jan 29-Friday, Jan.31: Bring in donated items to the CLASSROOM and put items in the team's box that you think will win the Super Bowl(Chiefs or 49ers)


Monday, Feb.3-Friday, Feb.14th: Bring donated items to the front of the school and place the items in the bins.


Monday, February 10:

Toiletry Producs (Hair Products, Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, etc)

Tuesday, February 11:

Breakfast Day (Cereal, Granola Bars, Muffin and Pancake Mix, Syrup, Peanut Butter)

Wednesday, February 12:

Baby Products (Diapers, Wipes, and Food)

Thursday, February 13:

Paper Products (Toliet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue Paper)

Friday, February 14:

Kid Friendly Food (Macaroni and Cheese, Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Fruit)


*Of course any item will be accepted on these days!


Cupcakes will be sold for $1 at home basketball games on Feb. 5, 6, 10 and 20th.

Incoming 4K and Open Enrollment Families for 2020-21

INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE:


Help us spread the word! The Lake Country School District Informational Open House will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. This open house is designed for:



  • Incoming 4K families - 4K students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020
  • New resident families who have children enrolling in Lake Country School District.
  • Families considering open enrollment at Lake Country School for the 2020-2021 school year. The application process for open enrollment for 4K-8th grade students begins February 3, 2020. All information is found on the WI DPI website at: https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

Please keep in mind that this open house is designed for parents and guardians. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers and view their classrooms at our August open house. Please contact Nicole Brown at 262.367.3606 x108 or brownn@mylakecountryschool.org with any questions and to let us know you will be joining us for this informative evening!

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Open Enrollment for the 2020/2021 School Year

The inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. The regular open enrollment application period for the 2020-21 school year begins on February 3, 2020, and ends at 4:00 pm on April 30, 2020. The best way to apply is online, the online application is available at https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment during the application period.


The Lake Country School District Board of Education will review enrollment numbers and approve the number of open seats for the 2020-2021 school year at the January board meeting.


Once a pupil is attending a nonresident school district under open enrollment, the pupil may continue to attend that district without re-application. Open enrolled students must re-apply to attend Arrowhead High School.

Incoming Arrowhead Freshman Registration Information At AHS

Arrowhead mailed out letters to all 8th grade families. For a copy of this letter, CLICK HERE. Arrowhead counselors were at LCS to present to our 8th grade students on Monday, January, 13th. White enrollment forms are due back to Mrs. Thurin today! Green course selection forms are due January 27, 2020.

If you missed last nights meeting at Arrowhead, you may attend tonight, Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30 or 7:30 pm. Freshman registration opens February 5 -7.

From The Health Room

Cold and flu season is upon us! We just want to remind you that if your child is sick with a fever or throwing up, please keep them home until they are fever free and not throwing up for 24 hours without medication. **Please inform the school office if your child is diagnosed with an illness per your doctor as we do have have to report certain numbers to Waukesha County Health Department.**

Inclement Weather Procedure

Winter weather in Wisconsin has the potential for inclement weather that may impact and warrant the need to delay or close Lake Country School.



School closings are considered when there is a wind chill warning with wind chills maintaining a level of 35 degrees below zero or greater for an extended period of time, especially if the wind chill warning includes the times that students are traveling to and from school, or if road conditions due to snowfall or ice are unsafe for travel.


Collective decisions are made with our bus provider, other area Superintendents, law enforcement agencies and national weather service advisories. We look to make these decisions as timely as possible. When Arrowhead High School is closed, all of the K-8 feeder schools are closed as well.


If the decision is made to close schools, families will be notified via a phone call by 6:00 A.M. Please make sure your contact information is up to date by logging into to Skyward Family access and choosing Skylert in the left hand column. The information will also be posted to our website, Facebook page, and shared with local media.


The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Please know that every effort is made to use up-to-date information to make decisions. We appreciate your continued support.

Dress For The Weather

Please make sure your child/ren have the appropriate outerwear for the weather. This is also important in the morning as they are waiting to enter the building. We try to get the kids out everyday if at all possible. If it is minus 5 below windchill or higher, expect that they will go out for recess.

REMINDER: Stress the importance of not sharing hats as this is a sure way to spread lice if it is present. We do have extra hats in the health room if a student forgets one.

Volleyball Sign-Up

6TH-8TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

6th-8th grade boys and girls volleyball sign up is open. The season runs from March through early May 2020, and the fee is $70. Login to Skyward Family Access, click on Fee Management along the left side of the screen, and use the "Make a Payment" link to add Volleyball to your child's account. Proceed to pay the fee online or drop off a check in the office.

Yearbook Orders

Remember you are now able to order a yearbook through Skyward Family Access. Just go to Fee Management, Add A Fee and select yearbook. You can then go ahead and pay online using RevTrak or send payment to the school office. Checks can be made out to Lake Country School for $12.50 per yearbook. They books will be handed out at the end of the year.


Parking Lot Reminders

We are having a lot of issues in the parking lot again. Just a few reminders:

1. Cars are not allowed in the circle drive for drop off or pick up. This is for the buses only. This includes the outer, west side of the circle drive, as the buses are not able to get past these parked cars to exit. As we have done in the past, we will block off the Nagawicka entrance if this continues to be an issue.

2. Please follow the arrows in the parking lot. The lane closest to the outdoor classroom is the only southbound lane. This lane should be used for drop off and pick up as well as to enter the other two northbound lanes for parking and to exit.

3. No parking in the drop/pick up lane along the curb. This lane needs to keep moving. If you

are coming into the building please park in the parking lot.

4. Please yield to the buses. We need to keep them safe and on schedule. If they are waiting to enter off of Vettelson Road, please allow them to.

5. Students should not be in the parking lot unattended. If parents are in the pick up line students need to wait on the sidewalk. If you are parking, please escort you child back to the car rather than have them meet you at the car.

6. And as always - Be Kind, Be Safe and Do The Right Thing!

We are working on other options to make things run more smoothly, but in the meantime we appreciate your following these steps to ensure everyone's safety.

Facebook and Twitter

Lake Country School Distrcit can be found on Facebook and Twitter. If you use either of these social media platforms, please take a moment to "like" and "follow" us! We will be sharing school information and updates regularly.

FACEBOOK @ MyLakeCountrySchool

TWITTER @ LCSPride

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Community Bulletin Board

Girls Cheer Winter Clinic for Grades 1-8
https://www.arrowheadschools.org/activities/sports/camps/

Dance Team (Hawkettes) Auditions for 2020-21 For incoming Freshmen
https://www.arrowheadschools.org/activities/sports/fall/girls_pom_pons.cfm


Lake Country Players

Winter Theater Academy - More Information & Registration HERE

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE HERE


Boaters Safety

CLICK HERE


LIFT Field Hockey

LIFT at Lake Country


Parents United December events

https://mailchi.mp/70360f2cf0bd/upcomingevents_december2019?e=97f14aaea4


Merton Athletics

www.mertonathletics.org Demo Day CLICK HERE


Arrowhead High School Athletics

https://www.arrowheadschools.org/activities/sports/camps/index.cfm#d463653


Hartland Chamber of Commerce

https://hartland-wi.org/