Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements2018-05-22T15:06:29+00:00

Kolling Elementary Art and Music Show/Fundraiser

Thank you to Miss Lipke and Mr. Zak for a wonderful evening of art and music.   You have a way of bringing out the talent in so many of our students.

Clare McShane Benefit

Tickets are still available for the Clare McShane benefit that is scheduled from June 2nd from 3PM – 7PM.  The benefit is being organized by parents of Kolling, parents of SJE, as well as community members.  A flyer is attached here and below are 3 ways you can help: McShane Benefit.pdf

  • Purchase Tickets to Attend the Benefit – There is a benefit/donor drive being held at Kolling Elementary on June 2nd from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.  There will be food and a silent auction every hour.  Tickets are $15 per person.  To purchase tickets, simply send in an envelope labeled “Benefit Tickets”.  Checks can be made out to Clare McShane.  If you wish to purchase tickets to the benefit in person, Mrs. Connely will be selling tickets at Kolling before or after school this week on Monday, TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday.
  • Monetary Donations – Simply send in an envelope labeled “Benefit Donation”.  Checks can be made out to Clare McShane.
  • Send items to be included in the silent auction – Simply send items to Kolling labeled “Benefit Auction”.

Field Day 2018

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle, to dress for outside physical activity, and to wear gym shoes.  Students should also wear their grade level signature shirt or their grade level color on Field  Day.  Colors are listed on this field day attachment that was also sent home with students.  There is also a form for parents to fill out if you are interested in volunteering on Field Day.  The field day packet that went home is attached here:  Field Day 2018.pdf

Write Note or Call for Dismissal Changes

The most convenient way to communicate dismissal changes is to write a note and send it in with your child.  Make sure the note is big enough that it will not get lost between larger papers, includes the names of your children, includes teachers’ names, and includes the date for the changes.  If you are not able to write a note, we prefer that you call the office and leave a message on the voicemail or with a secretary.  Most importantly, please make sure changes are in by 2pm each day.  If it is an Adventure Club change, remember to notify Adventure Club and our school.

Last Day of School

This Friday, May 25th is the last day of school.  School will resume on Tuesday, August 14th.

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.

Teacher Requests Cannot Be Honored

I have been receiving a high volume of emails from parents requesting a specific teacher for next school year.  If I did not, or do not respond to your email, please understand that there are simply too many of these emails to respond to and that I cannot honor parent requests.  I also ask that you trust the entire Kolling team to do what is best for all students and to assure that everyone is afforded the opportunity to receive a quality education.  If you still have questions about “a critical circumstance”, please do not hesitate to contact me. Parents of elementary students will be able to view teacher assignments for the 2018/2019 school year on Skyward on Thursday, August 10th.

West Lake News and Information

Lake Central School Corporation is currently hiring paraprofessionals to support students with special needs.  Please visit http://lcsc.us/administrators/human-resources/ to apply.


The Kolling PTO is having one last restaurant fundraiser night tomorrow, Monday, May 21st at St. John Malt Brothers from 3PM – 11PM.  SJMB is now family friendly, so kids are welcome.  Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Kolling PTO and this is a great opportunity to meet parents of your children’s friends and plan some summer play dates.  You must bring a printed copy of the flyer with you and present it with your bill.  Flyers were sent home last week.

Library Books Due

All library books were due last week.  If your child still has a library book, please have them return it on Monday.

Field Day 2018 Moved

Due to the condition of our grounds and all the rain, we are moving field day to Wednesday, May 23rd.  Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle, to dress for outside physical activity, and to wear gym shoes.  Students should also wear their grade level signature shirt or their grade level color on Field  Day.

Thank you,

Mr. Michner

Summer Athletic Camps

Lake Central High School coaches and student athletes will be hosting a variety of athletic camps this summer for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.  A flyer was sent home with students and is also attached here:  Lake Central Athletic Summer Camps.pdf

Penny Wars Scholarship Recipients

As you know, money raised at Kolling Elementary during the week of Penny Wars is used to award former Kolling students with scholarships as they graduate from Lake Central High School and move on to higher education.  I would like to congratulate the hard working recipients who benefited from your generous donations and wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors.  Recipients are:

  • Natalie Olenik
  • Katelyn Rusiniak
  • Bryce Hatfield
  • Julianna Massa
  • Jordan Olson
  • Jacob (no last name)

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/