Welcome To Your January 26, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, January 29th
6th Grade Solo and Ensemble 3:00 p.m.
Boys Volleyball @ 3:45 p.m.


Wednesday, January 31st
8th grade Parent/Student Informational Meeting @ Badger High School
6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. if you need assistance registering for classes - see flyer below)
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS

Dance Team: Our first practice for Dance Team will be on Monday, February 5th. We will practice Monday through Thursdays until 4:10 PM. Please remember to bring practice clothes, shoe money and arrange for a ride home or you may ride the 4:15 bus.

Drama Club: Monday, January 29th is the last meeting for Drama Club. We will end that evening at 4:10pm

Jazz Choir: There is NO Jazz choir Tuesday, January 29th due to LGMS Parent/Teacher Conferences

Chess Club: Chess Club meets Wednesday, January 31st until 4:10 pm.

Orchestra: Friday orchestra students were given a permission slip to see the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 7. Please return with payment ASAP. We are accepting chaperones also. 
Congratulations to Matt Zinkowich who won 3rd place for correctly guessing that the Geneva Lake would freeze over on 1/07/18 through the Ice-on challenge by the
Geneva Lake Environmental Agency!
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE
6th Grade Solo & Ensemble has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 29th. The schedule has remained the same except for students that play: trombone, baritone, horn, and tuba.  

You may stay after school if you are not able to get transportation back to school in time for your performance. There will be a 4:20 and 5:30 late bus that evening. If you perform after that time, you are responsible for arranging a ride home. Here is some information you will need for contest day:
 
1)        Make sure to remember your instrument and your music. Remember to number the measures on your music.   
 
2)        Dress nicely. It helps your confidence when you look nice, and it impresses the judge.
 
3)        Be at LGMS  at least 20 minutes before  your scheduled performance time. You will be able to warm up in your ensemble rehearsal room (band room, choir room, orchestra room).
 
4)        Check in at your competition room with the door monitor and enter the room between performers. Make sure you are at your performance site early so that the room can remain on schedule. You can listen to others who perform before and after you with the permission of the performer. Audience is welcome in any competition room, so your family and friends can come in and hear you.
5)        After you perform, remain in the front of the room. The judge will talk to you about your performance and perhaps give you some helpful suggestions. 
 
6)        After your performance, you are free to leave. You will get your critique comment sheet your judge completed about your performance at your next rehearsal.




MUSIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Dear Lake Geneva Music Families,

District Solo and Ensemble Festival is at LGMS on Saturday, March 3rd. We need many parents, grandparents, and high school/college siblings to help.

PLEASE COMPLETE the Sign-Up Genius Link listed below ASAP.  

You may sign-up for whole or half days.  People that volunteer for the whole day will receive lunch in the hospitality room - and will be able to see their student perform.  Our goal is to have a full day person in every site as the rooms run smoother when there is consistency at the site. Please consider volunteering for a full day.  

We will contact you in late February to confirm your part in our Festival.  

How to sign up:
2. Select all of the jobs you are interested in volunteering for
3. At the bottom of the page click "submit and sign-up"
4. Change the quantity of volunteers to the number of people you are signing up
(You can sign up multiple parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.)
5. In the comments, please list all of the names (first and last) of people you are volunteering
6. If you are bringing a dish to pass, please indicate what you are bringing
7. If you sign up for soda/chips we will notify to let you know which kind to bring.

If you would like to volunteer, but do not want to complete the SignUpGenius form, please reply to Amanda Krause (LGMS band director) via email ( amanda.krause@badger.k12.wi.us), and we will include you in the schedule. 

We do our best to schedule volunteers around your students performances, but with the large volume of names there can be an oversight. There will be people assigned a "floating" position to allow you leave your duty to watch your child. 
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS ...
7th GRADE SLEDDING FUN
To view more sledding photos, please click this link: Sledding Photos . Thank you to Mrs. Kayser for the awesome photos!
It's not too late to order a yearbook! Order forms are available in the main office or by clicking this link: Yearbook Order Form
The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent January edition
BOXTOPS ARE BACK!
We will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education.

Here is a link of participating products: Box Top Products

Please collect and send in your box tops with your student or drop them at the main office!
HELP FOR STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL
Primetime is our building-wide after school student academic support program. Primetime is an opportunity for students to get extra assistance from their teachers. Students at all grade levels are assigned to stay for Primetime when they are missing 3 or more assignments or currently have an F in any class. Primetime is assigned Monday morning in homeroom when teachers go over grades with students. Students who meet the requirements are required to stay on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:15.  Our goal at LGMS is to get all students the support they need to be successful.
PARENTS ...
BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG
The PTO is looking for parents to join and be a part of Student Experiences - Education Enrichment - Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Parent/Community - and much, much more!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
President Tara Trent - 262-729-7443 taratrent@yahoo.com
Treasurer Tracy Smith - 262-215-5661 smithgraphics@yahoo.com
Secretary Lisa Ghent - 262-215-8538 lghent00@gmail.com
PARENT AND STUDENT REMINDERS
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.

STUDENT PICK UP: If you need to pick up your student during the day, we ask that you please send a note with your student in the morning with a time that you will be picking them up. That way we can write them a pass to hand to their teacher when it's time to leave. This avoids having to disrupt classes by calling in looking for a student.

BUS PASSES: If your student will be riding the bus home with a friend, please send a letter in the morning indicating who he/she will be going home with. We will then issue a bus pass.

LATE START: Late starts are the second Thursday of each month. On those days, school begins at 9:30 a.m. We ask that students not be dropped off earlier than 9:20 a.m. Buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time.

LATE BUSES: Late buses run as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 3:35 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

LATEX BALLOONS; We have students with latex allergies so please, no latex balloons.

WATER BOTTLES: Students are allowed to have water bottles during the school day - WATER ONLY. Please, no other liquids.
CHROMEBOOK CARE
Parents and Students: While we understand that accidents happen, it is important that students do their best to properly care for their chromebook. Should something happen to the chromebook, students should complete a Chromebook Repair Request form and take it, along with their chromebook, to the LMC. Click on this link to view the form and repair costs: Chromebook Repair Info
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
(Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.)





AROUND THE DISTRICT
Preparing for College: Parents and Middle School/High School Students - Plan to attend this free informational meeting on Preparing for College on March 13th @ 6:00 p.m. at Badger High School. Click this link for more information: Preparing for College

4K Registration : It's time to starting thinking about registering your student for 4K! Registration begins January 3, 2018. Please 4K Registration Information

Parental Control Software & Cell Phone Monitoring: Click:  https://goo.gl/6YxS36  for more information about free and low-cost solutions available for filtering and managing all of the devices in your house. They range from basic solutions to those with many bells and whistles such as setting time limitations for your children or blocking or approving any app on your child’s phone. 
This guide is being provided by  smartsocial.com.  You may also be interested in signing up to receive their free parent app guides at:  https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ delivered straight to your inbox,
every week, over the next few months.

Internet Program: The Wisconsin Public Services Commission has developed a simple and powerful tool, the  Internet Discount Finder , to show people which internet providers offer discounted service where they live. Anyone can simply type in their address and get a list of discount providers in their area. We encourage you to make this information available to all of the families in your school district. They will qualify for a discount even if they are currently receiving undiscounted service.

Destination Imagination : What is Destination Imagination??? DI is a community-based, school-friendly educational organization in which young people apply creative and critical thinking skills to long-term interdisciplinary Challenges. DI is less a program than a process of learning to appreciate and apply creativity. DI participants develop lifelong problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills.

DI meets every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the building across from LGMS. For more information, click on this link: DI Info

Title 1 District Wide Information: Title I is a federal program that is used to work with students who would need extra assistance in reading skills. Recently, every school in the Lake Geneva School district became a School-wide Title school . Schoolwide programs allow the schools greater flexibility on how they utilize specialists in each building. Students that are identified as needing extra services in reading will still receive reading services however specialists may also be used in additional ways such as coaching, co-teaching to assist all of our students, and enhance our reading program as a whole.

For additional information, please click on this link: Title I Information
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