All library books are due this week. Please help your child remember to return all books during their library time.
This week the Summer Reading Challenge sheets will be coming home.
If your child participated in the Six Flags reading club, tickets will be sent home on Thursday.
Congratulations to all students that participated in the Lake County Public Library Read-a-thon.
Awards will be sent home this week.
Uni, the mobile library, is coming to St. John this summer! Come out to Lake Hills Park on June 17 & 18 and July 8 & 9 and Prairie West Park on July 23 and August 6. See you there!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Lake Central is currently hiring bus drivers and sub drivers. At last week’s school board meeting, sub drivers were approved for a pay increase. Please see the attached for more information: Bus Driver Openings.pdf
The last day of school is next Thursday, May 30th.
Clare McShane is a Kolling student who has not been able to be in a Kolling classroom for this entire school year as she recovers from Aplastic Anemia. Her doctors have begun to allow short visits in non-crowed public places and outdoors. She will be at Kolling elementary on May 24th to participate in an outside 1st grade activity with Miss Sikich’s class. If you would like to make Clare’s visit special, there is a flyer attached here with information on how you can help: COTA for Clare M May 2019.pdf
The Kolling PTO is accepting nominations for open positions. Please see the attached for more information: Officer_Nominations.pdf
You should have received an email regarding an exciting summer literacy opportunity for our students and community. This involves a mobile library that will be scheduled to appear in different areas in the community throughout the summer. The schedule will be shared with everyone and all will be invited to check out books and participate in some fun literacy activities. In order to launch this, the corporation is looking for donations. We hope that you will consider a donation. Every little bit helps!
This is a reminder that many items are getting lost because names are not on it. We are especially having issues with parents sending money in for lunch and other items without proper labels. We cannot get money (or other items) to where they need to be without names and labels. When sending things to school, you must include: FIRST & LAST NAME, TEACHER NAME, WHAT IT IS FOR (i.e. lunch, field trip).
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/
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.
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/