Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements2019-02-12T19:17:50+00:00

No School- President’s Day

There will be no school on Monday, February 18th in observation of President’s Day.

You MUST 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 your child’s first and last name, includes the teacher’s name, 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.

December/January Newsletter

Below is a link for this month’s 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/z7rjc-kolling-elementary-school

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

Last Day of School

Due to snow make-up days, the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 4th.

Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties

Classroom parties are this Thursday, February 14th. Please remember that any treats brought in by party parents must be store bought and in their original packaging.  Any edible items made or prepared at home will not be distributed to students.  Only party parents who are on the list to participate will be able to be in the building.  Do not bring smaller children or extra guests.

PTO Winter Fundraiser

The PTO Winter Fundraiser began last year.  Packets were sent home with students.  All orders are due February 20th.  There are fun prize opportunities for students who participate in the fundraiser.  Funds raised will be used for continued enhancement of educational experiences and a large focus will be to improve our playground.  The Kolling PTO appreciates any support you can give.

Clare McShane Continued Support

The first Thursday of each month will be dedicated to Clare McShane as she continues her battle with Aplastic Anemia.  If you have a Clare shirt, please wear your shirt (or any red shirt) on the days listed below.

March 7th

April 4th

May 2nd

You may also continue to donate directly through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association link at https://cota.org/campaigns/COTAforClareM.  Clare’s Fundraising committee asks that you consider sending a $1 donation on the dates listed above, though there is no obligation to do so.  Any money collected will be deposited into this account.  This 501(c)3 organization and is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. One hundred percent of each contribution made to COTA in honor of their patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to transplant families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  The link above also shares Clare’s story and updates.  We hope you will visit the page and continue to send positive vibes to her and her family.

Library Reading Challenges

The Lake County Public Library Read-a-thon information/permission slips were sent home with students.  Please return the permissions slips 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

Put Your Child’s Name on It

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).

Box Tops

The next round of Box Tops will be due February 14th.

Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year

If you have a child that will be entering kindergarten next school year, we ask that you bring your child to Kindergarten Enrollment on March 13th or 14th.  Attached here is a flyer with important information about Kindergarten Enrollment: KDG Enrollment Flyer.pdf

There is a district kindergarten informational meeting on February 28th that parents are welcome to attend.  Information about that meeting is attached here: KDG Enrollment Info Mtg Flyer.pdf

On March 20th, parents of incoming kindergarteners are also invited to attend a hands-on workshop to gain information on how to support your child academically.  Information about the workshop is attached here: KDG Hands-on WKSHP mtg flyer.pdf

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: kollingPassword: 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/