Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements2019-01-15T18:37:28+00:00

No School MLK Day

Next Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  There will be no school for all of Lake Central on this day.

Box Tops

Congratulations to Carter Guillory for being December’s Box Tops Winner.  He won the $10 Target gift card this month.

Congratulations to Miss Perfetti’s kindergarten class for bringing in the most Box Tops this month.  Their class has won the Golden Box Tops Traveling Trophy.

Keep sending in those Box Tops.  The next round will be due January 14th .

Lake Central High School Baseball Camps

Lake Central High School will be holding baseball camps for students in grades 1-8 during February and March.  A flyer with more information is attached here: LCHS Baseball Camp.pdf

Attendance Announcement

Beginning second semester Skyward will automatically generate attendance phone calls beginning at 10:00am. Parents/Guardians who do not report student absences will receive a phone call. Skyward will also generate attendance and tardy letters to keep you updated. Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.

Kolling Community Connections

Mrs. Pawlak and her 3rd grade team have arranged some great opportunities for Kolling families to give back.  A flyer of information was sent home with students and is attached here:  Kolling Community Connections.pdf

Visit Our Website

When was the last time you visited the district or school website?  I just want to remind parents that this is another great source of information about what is going on at Kolling and some great resources that are available to parents and students.  Do not forget to click on the NEWS tab to see some really great pictures of things taking place at Kolling.

If you are ever looking for community opportunities, there is a “COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES” link on the district website under the “ABOUT LCSC” tab.  There is a ton of extracurricular community activities listed there.

Fieldhouse Open to Community for Walking

Lake Central School Corporation will permit access to the fieldhouse for walking on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 PM from November 5, 2018 through March 20, 2019.  There will be no walking during winter break.  Walking will resume on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Additional times may be made available depending on the popularity of this community exercise opportunity.

Visitors should park in the front of the school near the pool and enter through Door C, turn right, and sign in prior to entering the fieldhouse.   Walkers will be asked to sign an injury waiver upon entering the facility for the first time.

Substitutes Needed

Lake Central School Corporation is always looking for substitutes for paraprofessionals, bus drivers, and teachers.  Visit our Human Resources Link on the district webpage to apply or click in this link:  http://lcsc.us/administrators/human-resources/

New Substitute Teacher Pay Increases:

  • Substitute permits – $75
  • Licensed teacher – $83
  • Retired LC teacher – $87

Please pass along to others in the LC community.

Important Test Dates

Below is a list of important test dates for state testing.  We ask that you plan in advance to make sure that your child is here during these testing windows.  Please add these dates to your calendar and do your best to avoid scheduling doctor appointments or other events that would keep your child out of school on these days.

  • March 18th – March 22nd    IREAD-3 (3rd grade only)
  • April 22nd – May 17th   ILEARN (grades 3-8) *ILEARN is the state assessment that is replacing ISTEP

Library Reading Challenges

The Lake County Public Library Read-a-thon information/permission slips will be sent home tomorrow.  Please return the permissions slips in to Mrs. Fertig.  The Read-a-thon takes place January 14 -February 25.

Six Flags Reading logs are due February 20.  Each book read can count for the Read-a-thon, Six Flags Read to Succeed and Accelerated Reader (Gr. 1-4)!  The Six Flags flyer is attached here: Six Flags Reading Club Flyer.pdf

Centralette Dance Clinic

Lake Central’s dance team and coaches are holding a dance clinic for students in pre-school through 8th grade.  A flyer of information was sent home and is attached here: LCHS Dance Clinic.pdf

November Newsletter

Below is a link for the November Newsletter that was created by LCHS senior, Gabriella Shumylo, who is the public relations intern for Kolling Elementary.  We hope you enjoy her hard work and highlights of some great things happening at Kolling.  The link to the online newsletter is as follows: https://www.smore.com/wtrya

PTO Meeting

PTO is having their January meeting tomorrow in the library at 3:00PM.  All are welcome to attend.

Lake Central School Board Meetings

The Lake Central School Board meets two times a month and those meetings are usually the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  All are welcome to attend.  You may also watch meetings that are streamed live.  Meeting videos are always archived for later viewing.  Dates for school board meetings and meeting videos can be found on the School Board section of the district website.  I have provided that link here as well:  http://lcsc.us/administrators/school-board/

Building Access

For safety reasons, if you are dropping anything off for your child, you are required to leave the item on the cart.  There are slips of paper, pens, and tape so that you can indicate who it needs to be delivered to.  Reducing unnecessary access into the building is part of our safety procedures.  If you need to leave special instructions, you may communicate with a secretary through the intercom.

Brain Pop

  • Kolling PTO continues to fund a Kolling Brain POP account.  All Kolling students have access to this online educational website.  Please add this to your favorites on your computers and tablets.  Brain POP is a great educational site where students can learn in ALL CONTENT areas and have fun doing it.  Login information is listed below.Website: http://www.brainpop.com/Username: kolling

    Password: cougars​

How Parents can Support Dreambox at Home

Kolling teachers would like to encourage parents to support Dreambox usage at home.  Dreambox is an online resource that allows students to practice important mathematical concepts in a way that adjust to each child’s unique learning needs.  You can access Dreambox through the Kolling website under Academics Tab – your child will be able to navigate the rest.  When your child uses Dreambox at home, there are 2 important ways you can help:

  • Make sure your child is actually practicing the math concepts and not in the game or shopping sections of the program.
  • Do not help your child answer questions.  The program is designed to adjust based on what the student knows or does not know.  We want children to get questions right that they do know, and get questions wrong that they do not know.  This allows the program to adjust in order to meet your child’s needs.  Student performance does not impact their grades or teacher accountability in any way, so please let them work through the program on their own.  Here is a short video on how the program works:  http://www.dreambox.com/intelligent-adaptive-learning/