Inter-Lakes School District

...Home of the Lakers

Get in on the PTO action and join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 pm in the I-LES Art Room. Childcare will be provided and we will have pizza! We will be brainstorming to develop a NEW fundraiser for adults - we need your input! Remember, the PTO raises funds for PreK - 12 students so all Inter-Lakes parents/guardians, teachers, administration, etc. are welcome. If you’re not able to make it in person, there is also a web conference option so stay tuned for details on how to join virtually. Click here to view the approved September Meeting minutes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W5pTItos4-eyih6Vd2bxpkBP_bZW_RWLXuzBmsjBAtY/edit?usp=sharing.

 Please remember to “like” us on Facebook in order to stay informed of upcoming events and announcements: Facebook.com/InterlakesPTO or email us at any time: pto@interlakes.org.

Our school uses “Instant Alert” to send out automated notifications and messages about school cancellations, delays, bus delays and changes, and early closures. Instant Alert can deliver a message to any of your electronic devices via text message, voice message, and/or email. You can decide which of your devices receives these messages (you can choose one of your devices or more!).

Instant Alert is an internet-based program that allows you to maintain a password protected account. You can log-in to your account to add or change devices and other contact information.

At this time, you are already “entered” into the Instant Alert system with your main contact number that you provided to the school. This is the number that will be called when we send out an Instant Alert message.

If you have never logged into Instant Alert and set up your account, we strongly urge you to do so.

If you currently have an account set up, we strongly urge you to log in and check your contact information as this information is NOT updated or changed by the school.

Please go to https://instantalert.honeywell.com to either create your account or check your existing account. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the school (279-7968) or feel free to drop by the school and we will assist you in setting up your account.

 

girls doing tech

This year every Monday the computer lab transforms into a Makerspace.

 A makerspace is a place where students can access various tools to explore and use creativity to create . Each week classroom teachers have the option to bring classes or send small groups to the lab to build and explore using different kinds of technologies. So far this year students learned about the engineer design process as they created tools and accessories to use with technology, like headphone holders. They have also learned about coding with robotic legos, dissected old computers and explored stop motion. Students are really enjoying the creative freedom and chance to explore with some of the awesome tools we have in the lab.

fitness tracker

We have started using the Gopher Fit Step Pro in our 3rd-6th grade Physical Education Classes.  These devices are able to track a students Steps, Activity Time and Moderate to Vigorous Activity (MVPA) Time.  At the end of each class, they are “docked” and the information is sent to a program in our computer. We are able to see a lot of information about each of the students when we do this.  We can compare activity time to steps and even see how long during class each student has achieved 100 steps per minute up to 160 steps per minute. This helps to show how much energy the student has exerted during class.  The students love the immediate feedback it gives them and really push themselves to get their numbers up there! It is a great tool that has been added to ILES, and that the ILMHS has also been utilizing. Ask your student about them and I’m sure they’d love to tell you more!  

Mr. Swift and Mrs. Bickford

 

fire safety - check the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Parents, your child(ren) will be learning about smoke alarms and other fire safety during fire safety week. Working smoke alarms save lives! That’s right- having smoke alarms in your home is very important! Smoke alarms let you know there is a fire. Working smoke alarms also give you time to get outside if there is a fire. LOOK around your home and make sure you have a smoke alarms on every level and inside every room where people sleep. PRESS the “Test” button on each smoke alarm. If the smoke alarm makes a “beep, beep, beep” sound, it is working. Make sure you test each smoke alarm every month. If the smoke alarm does not make a sound, REPLACE the battery or batteries. If it still doesn’t work, replace the entire smoke detector.

Your Child can help, too! Ask your child what they have learned about fire safety! Conversations are a great way to educate our children and ourselves!

 

Focus for October: Organization!

row of pumpkins 13

 

 

6 Great Ways to Develop Organizational Skills At Home

  1. Keep a family calendar and encourage your child to write their entries and reference the calendar when making plans.
  2. Introduce checklists: It can be as simple as “3 things to do before bed”.
  3. Assign chores that involve sorting or categorizing.
  4. Get ready the night before for school.
  5. Create a homework/papers box at home.
  6. Cook together- cooking teaches measuring, following directions, and managing time- all key elements in organization.

Inter-Lakes School District | 103 Main Street | Meredith, NH 03253
603-279-7947

 

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