Welcome To Your October 13, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, October 16
7th Volleyball Inhouse League

Tuesday, October 17
Picture Retake Day

Thursday, October 19
7th Volleyball Inhouse League
8th Volleyball @ East Troy
PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events ...

Friday, November 3
PTO Halloween Dance (see flyer below)
Thursday, November 9
LATE START @ 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 16
Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 p.m.
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS
Drama Club: Drama Club meets on Monday, October 16th in the choir room until 4:10pm.

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir meets on Tuesday, October 17th in the choir room until 4:10pm. Jazz will also sing at the Above and Beyond ceremony before school on Wednesday, October 18th. Jazz Choir singers should meet in the choir room at 6:30am.

Student Council: Student Council meets on Wednesday, October 18th in the choir room until 4:10pm

Yearbook : Yearbook is now accepting applications. Please stop in the Guidance Office.

Music: There is a Music Booster Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:00 pm. Students interested in fundraising to attend summer music clinic should have a parent attend this meeting.  

Dance: Dance Team sign up is in the main office. Please take a concussion form and permission slip and return to the main office no later than Thursday, October 19th. You MUST have a physical on file to participate. No late forms will be accepted. Practice begins on Monday, October 23 right after school. We will practice Monday through Thursday until 4:10 PM. You may ride the late bus or arrange a ride for 4:10 PM. A list of participants will be posted out side of the guidance office on Friday, October 20th. Dance Team is open to all 6-8 graders.

Boys Basketball (6,7, 8th grades): Basketball registration materials need to be returned to the correct coach by Friday, October 20th. First practice is Monday, October 23rd. 7th and 8th grade boys need to make sure they have a current physical on file with the office by checking with their coach.
6th Grade- Mr. McGrath, 7th Grade- Mr. Ocker, 8th Grade- Mr. Marten
PARENT AND STUDENT REMINDERS
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.
WE'VE GOT SPIRIT
YES WE DO!
Last week LGMS staff and students celebrated Homecoming with dress up days ~ Super Hero Day, Twin/Triplet Day, Color Wars, Mathletes v. Athletes, and LGMS/Badger Spirit Day!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of Homecoming Spirit week! Mrs. Hughes - 6th Grade, Ms. Suchy - 6th Grade and Mr. Weiss - 7th Grade! Those 10th hour classes will celebrate with a popcorn party!

For more pictures, click this link: Homecoming Pics
MUSIC STUDENTS
ATTEND OPERA
The LGMS 8th grade music students attended the opera  Rigoletto at the Civic Lyric Opera House.  Our students were exceptional ambassadors of our music program, school district, and community. We were so proud to know these students! They made a long day enjoyable! We would also like to recognize our sponsor: The Lake Geneva Chapter of the Lyric Opera for making this possible. This was a once in a lifetime experience for many of these students. Thank you to all of the parent chaperones for spending the day with our students! We would not be able to do these trips without the help and support of our volunteers.  
Taking the train to Chicago!
PTO HALLOWEEN DANCE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
The PTO is excited to announce the first dance of the year on Friday, November 3rd.  Be sure to wear your best costume!  A donation of $2 or 2 non-perishable food items is requested. The food will be donated to the local food pantry. 
 
All school rules and dress code will apply, so be sure your costume meets the dress code policy. Please refer to the handbook if you have any questions. 

Permission slips will be going home with students on Monday, October 23rd.
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
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 Costs
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
AROUND THE DISTRICT
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

OCTOBER IS MANUFACTURING MONTH : Precision Plus would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to attend our open house on Saturday October 7 th  from 9am to 1pm. Tours will start at 9am and food will be ready by 10am. What a great opportunity to tour the facility of one of the leaders in Swiss Turned Components!! Don’t know what Swiss turning is, come in and talk to some of our employees and find out! Educators tell your teachers! Teachers tell your students! All are welcome. All we ask is that minors are accompanied by an adult and everyone wear good walking shoes. 

You can register from the attached flyer or go to  http://www.mfgday.com/events/2017/precision-plus-inc-5  or you can contact me at  beilmanm@preplus.com for more information. 

PARENTING TODAY'S ADVANCED LEARNERS WITH JACKIE DRUMMER: Jackie Drummer has given educator, administrator, and parent workshops on gifted education in over 150 districts in the Midwest. She was also a featured speaker at the 2016 Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. She speaks nationwide on the behalf of gifted children and is certified as an Instructional, Team and Organizational, Systems, and Transformational Coach. Click on this link for more information and dates/locations: Parenting Today Information
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