Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements 2018-03-20T15:31:20+00:00

New Date for Students’ Last School Date

Due to the winter snow day that we had, the last day of school for all LC students is now Friday, May 25th.  Please mark your calendars.

Spring Break

All LC students will be out for Spring Break March 26th – April 2nd.

Kolling Science Fair

The Kolling Elementary School Science Fair will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 2018.  The Fair is open to all Kolling students in kindergarten through 4th grade.  Entry forms are due by this Friday,  March 23rd, 2018.  You may pick up forms in the office or from Mrs. Pawlak.  For your convenience, the form is also attached here: Kolling Elementary Science 2018.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.

Ronald McDonald House Donations

As part of a service project, Kolling 3rd grade students will be accepting donations throughout the month of March for the Ronald McDonald House near Comer Children’s Hospital.  All Kolling families are welcome to contribute.  Attached here is a flyer with more information and a list of items that are being requested: Ronald McDonald Donations.pdf

West Lake News and Information

  • Pre-school for the 2018-19 School Year 

It is not too early to begin thinking about pre-school enrollment for next school year. All pre-school students must be screened prior to enrollment. Please see the upcoming screening dates below and call Sara Pietrzak at 365-8507 x2946 to schedule your appointment.

  • West Lake Preschool Screenings 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at LCHS

Clark Middle School’s Picnic in the Park

All are invited to attend a Mary Poppins matinee and family activity at Clark Middle School on April 14th from 12noon – 1:30pm.  For more information, please see this attached flyer: Mary Poppins at Clark.pdf

Tutoring Drop-Off

Parents who drop children off before school for tutoring, the regular school day, student council, or any other reason need to come in from Kolling Rd. and not from US41.  Please be aware that these procedures have been in place since November.  These are high traffic times in our parking lot and it is important that we have the full cooperation of our parents.  Not only does failure to comply with this procedure cause a disruption to our traffic flow, but it is also frustrating for parents who are following the procedures to have other parents cutting in the car line.  Also, please remember that you may drop your child off for tutoring between 7:20 and 7:30am.

End of 3rd Grading Period

This past Wednesday marked the end of the 3rd grading period.  In order to give all LC teachers time to finalize grades, report cards will be available in Skyward this Thursday, March 22nd.

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/

Important Dates:

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.

  • April 16th – May 4th    ISTEP Part 2 of 2 (grades 3-8)