30th Anniversary Reunion for 1993/1914 LCHS Girls Basketball Team State Champions

The 1993/1914 LCHS Girls Basketball Team State Champions are inviting the entire LC community to attend the 7PM LCHS Vs. Crown Point basketball game at LCHS on Friday, December 15th.  Click here for the flyer.  Let’s show our support for these fine athletes by packing the house on Friday.

Winter Break

The last school day for students before winter break is Thursday, December 21st.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 8th.

Fundraiser of the Year – Tickets Due THIS THURSDAY, December 14

PTO is currently running a Game of Chance fundraiser where the winner can win a genuine Louis Vuitton Purse or Cash! If we hit our goal, this fundraiser can fund Phase 2 of the Kolling Playground Project!  Please check your child’s backpack for the envelope that was sent home.

This will be the only fundraiser this school year where PTO will ask families to sell items. PTO is hoping every student will participate in selling at least 5 tickets. Every student who participates by selling at least 5 tickets will be invited on December 18th to Cocoa & Cookies with Cruz and Clabaugh.

Top selling students have a chance to also win some grand prizes! Click here to learn more about prize options, but remember that if we meet our goal, Kolling completes the next playground project and everyone is a winner!

Please have your child(ren) return their envelope to school if they are not participating with the fundraiser as PTO is tracking each ticket. All tickets must be returned by December 14 in the provided envelope. If you need additional tickets, or have any questions, please email kollingpto@gmail.com.

Click here for a letter from the PTO with more information about the Fundraiser of the Year!  The ticket drawing is this Friday, December 15th.  For questions, contact the Kolling PTO at kollingpto@gmail.com.

Student Council Holiday Food Drive – ENDS THIS WEEK

The Kolling Student Council will be hosting a Holiday Food drive November 27 – December 15.  All donations must be nonperishable.  Click here for the flyer.

MK34 Holiday Shoe Drive

The Miles Krueger Memorial Scholarship Foundation is paying it forward during the holidays by collecting shoes for the Carmelite Home, which is in need of children’s toddler size shoes through Youth size 9 for boys and girls.  Shoes can be new or gently used.  The classroom that collects the most pairs of shoes will win an ice cream sundae party with Mrs. Krueger.  Shoes can be turned in to their classroom teacher in the morning.  Please pair shoes by tying laces together, binding them together, or putting them in a baggie.  The shoe drive runs now through December 18th.  Click here to see the flyer.

PTO News

Click here for the NEW PTO December Newsletter, information on how to support the PTO board, and instructions on how to participate in Box Tops.  If you would like to get on the PTO emailing list so you are “in-the-know” about all the fun things going on, click here and provide your contact information.  The PTO will have Public Meetings beginning at 3PM in the Kolling Library on the Thursdays listed below:

January 25

March 21

May 23

½ Days of School

This year, all LCSC schools will have 7 days in the school year that will be ½ days for students.  If your child is a bus rider, you can expect their bus to drop them off 2 hours and 25 minutes earlier than their normal drop-off time.  If you will be picking your child up, you MUST follow the pick-up procedures AND staggered pick-up times listed on the right side of the chart that appears on page 2 of our 2023/2024 Kolling Parent Drop-Off/Pick-up Procedures.  All ½ days are listed below:

Not in December

Not in January

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

April 9, ,2024

May 14, 2024

Kindergarten Enrollment

This year, Kindergarten Enrollment will be earlier than in years past.  The district will begin Kindergarten Enrollment on Monday, February 12.  This is for students who will begin kindergarten next school year.  Once we get closer to this date, the district will share a flyer with additional information.  We just want the community to start spreading the word about this important date.  Enrollment will be online.  For kindergarten eligibility, a child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2024.  Information regarding early entrance will also be available closer the February 12 date.

Download the Box Tops App

Kolling Elementary is a Box Tops for Education school. Every receipt you scan has a chance to give money back to the school. We are running grade level contests each month this school year. Scan all of your receipts and select the grade level to give credit! Look out for BTFE emails for more details on the leaderboard as well as contest start and end dates. Let’s see who will win!  To get started, simply go to your phone’s app store and download the Box Tops for Education App.  We have already earned $60 this school year.

Apples for the Students Program

The Strack & Van Til Apples for the Students program is back again.  Shop at Strack & Van Til Food Market, save your receipts and send them to school with your student to help Kolling earn free classroom/school equipment, courtesy of Strack & Van Til Food Market!  Receipt collection is September 1 – March 31 and receipts must be dated between these times as well.  Receipts from other retailers or ones dated outside of the date range mentioned above will not be accepted.

LC Elementary Handbook Policy on Personal Classroom Birthday Treats

Non-edible treat bags, such as pencils, erasers, stickers are preferred. Treats delivered by parents are to be store bought and left in the original package. Treats are to be dropped off in the office.  Our food service also offers options of various treats that may be purchased for birthday treats.  For more information, follow the link below.

The following are not permitted in school:

  • Surprise visitors, e.g. clowns, balloon delivery, flower deliveries
  • Special gifts, pizza or other lunch parties in the café

Parent Drop-off and Pick-up

We strongly encourage the use of the bus in order to help student arrival go smoothly.  If you choose to drop-off/pick-up, please understand that we have drop-off/pick-up procedures that will be strictly enforced for the safety of everyone in our lot, as well as the safety of everyone on the town roads.  You may click here for a copy of our procedures and you can also find them listed under the NEWS section on our Kolling website.  Our staff has also created a video demonstrating what “to do” and what “not to do” during parent pick-up.  You can access the video here, or under the NEWS section on our Kolling website.

Food Service

There are 2 links below with important Food Service information.  You can also check their website for menus and other important information.

Food Service Welcome Letter

Approved 2022/2023 Meal Charge Guidelines

Adventure Club Before/After School Care

Adventure Club is an outside organization that provides on-site before and after school care at Kolling.  Students can be dropped off as early as 6:30am and can be picked up as late as 6pm.  You are able to register online here or call their office at 219-865-6283.

Medication Guidelines

Click here to access the district’s medication guidelines.

Table for Dropping Off or Picking Up Student Items

If you are bringing something to school for your child, simply leave it on the table in the vestibule with your child’s name and the teacher’s name on it.  We have staff members that will check the table throughout the day to deliver items to students.  If you are picking up items or class work for your child that was arranged with a teacher or staff member, please check the table first.  Our number one reason for limiting access to the building is for safety and security.

Sick Students MUST be Picked Up

If your child is exhibiting illness, they must be picked up right away.  It is the responsibility of the parent to have arrangements in place in case your child must be sent home without notice.  Click here for the state of Indiana’s guidance on when students are too sick to attend school.

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, you must call the office and leave a message on the voicemail or with a secretary.  Do not email pick-up procedures – in the event of a staff member absence, that email may not be checked in time.  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.  The Adventure Club call off number is 219-365-1391.

Building Access for Guests

Our building enforces strict safety procedures for building access for guests.  Safety procedures include that a table is provided in the foyer for parents to drop off items that they are delivering for their children, and that outside guests will not be permitted into the building unless necessary.  Click here for a description of our building access procedures.

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 live streamed meetings on the LCTVNEWS Youtube page.  Meeting videos are always archived for later viewing.  Dates for school board meetings can be found on the School Board section of the district website.  Click here for a link to school board information.