Welcome To Your November 10, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
November 13 - 16 BOOK FAIR
(see below for more information)

Tuesday, November 14 and
Thursday, November 16
Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.
(see more information below)

Thursday, November 16
PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS
Drama Club: Drama Club meets on Monday, November 13th in the choir room until 4:10pm.

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir meets on Tuesday, November 14th in the choir room until 4:10pm

Student Council: Student Council meets on Wednesday, November 15th in the choir room until 4:10pm.

Dance Team: We will practice on Monday this week and our first performance will be on Wednesday, November 15th at approximately 3:45 pm. There is no practice on either Tuesday or Thursday due to Parent/Teacher conferences.

Boys Basketball: 6th Grade Intramural- Your last two in-house league games will be Monday 11/13 and Wednesday 11/15 next week. 7th and 8th grade will have our two in-house league games on Monday and Wednesday, practice til 4pm due to conferences on Tuesday and Thursday, and practice til 5pm on Friday.

Yearbook : There will be no Yearbook this week due to Parent/Teacher conferences.
SKI CLUB TIME!
Students interested in purchasing a pass to buy reduced ski lift passes at Alpine Valley should stop by and see Mr. Turk in room 302. Students will need $18 for a card to purchase $18 lift tickets at Alpine Valley for skiing or snowboarding after 3pm. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the snow. Questions can be directed to Mr. Turk at 348.3000 ext 3302 or scott.turk@badger.k12.wi.us
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE HELP NEEDED!
The LGMS PTO requests your support for Parent Teacher Conferences.

Please drop a crockpot meal or a salad by 1:00 p.m. on November 14 or November 16 to feed our teachers during conferences.

Thanks for supporting our teachers during these long school days. 
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. It will even help them get into college! Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

·          Set the example. Let children see you read.
·          Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills. Talk about books and what your child is reading.
·          Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read to our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Nov. 13-16
Shopping hours: During school hours, students will have the opportunity to shop with their Language Arts classes.
Special activities: We will be open for Family shopping during Parent/Teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 14 from 3:30-7:00pm and Thursday, November 16 from 3:30-7:00pm.

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs .

If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair . Our online Fair is available until Nov. 16, and items purchased will ship to our school for free after that date. Online sales will still count as part of our profit total.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school library.

Sincerely,

April H. Machan
Library Media Specialist
STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE
The LGMS Food Drive for the Lake Geneva Food Pantry starts next week November 13 - 17!

540,000 people in Wisconsin live in households where there is not enough food. LGMS Student Council is asking for those who are able to please bring in non-perishable food items all week from the 13th through the 17th. The food will be brought to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry to help feed families that live right here in our community at Thanksgiving.

Monday : "Morning Monday" collecting breakfast foods.
Tuesday : "Toiletry Tuesday" Paper products, deodorants,and soaps.
Wednesday : "Warm-up Wednesday" collecting canned foods you warm up like soups and such.
Thursday : "Thanksgiving Thursday" is any non-perishable food you'd find on the table for Thanksgiving.
Friday : "Free for all Friday" wraps up the week with any non-perishable food item.

Turkey Fundraiser: Parents, please send in any loose change that you can find in the car or around the house. We want to raise $300 to be able to buy 20 turkeys for families in our community that need them this year.

If every student brought in 50 cents we would easily meet our goal.
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.
HELP WANTED!
Dousman Transport Company is looking for
school bus drivers!
Want to earn $500.00 towards school bused field trips for your children’s school and get a $500.00 sign on bonus for yourself?

Dousman Transport Co is looking for school bus drivers AM & PM or can be just am or pm.
For every parent that comes in and applies and mentions they heard about driving school bus for (name of your school) and gets license, we will then give that school $500.00 toward any field trip or trips (can be split).

Starting pay $14.00/hour 2 hour minimum per route.

Paid Training. We pay for you to get your license!

$500.00 sign on bonus (paid after licensed).

$500.00 toward school bus field trips (after 90 day)

Quarterly Bonuses.

Bring your kids to work with you, No babysitter fees.

No Nights or Weekends.

Off during school breaks and off for the summer.

Please contact DOUSMAN TRANSPORT in Lake Geneva 262-248-3289 if you have any questions or come in and stop by and fill out an application on line here in our office (N1889 Cty Road H).
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
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 Costs
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
AROUND THE DISTRICT
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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