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.
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.
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.
I hope you have found this email to be helpful. Please continue to check your email for additional information regarding protocols for the start of school. Additionally, I will send weekly emails at 5pm every Sunday to give information on what is coming up at school.
We are excited to receive your children and start the new school year. If you have any questions, please call our office at 219-365-8577.
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.