"Home of the Blue Wave" where our school motto is DYB (Do Your Best!)
The Community Center will be closed Monday February 20th. Please make any necessary transportation and childcare changes.
INTER-LAKES SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
The Annual School District Meeting to vote on the 2017-2018 budget is on Wednesday, March 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym.
Students in kindergarten through grade 4 have spent so much time and effort this year learning about, and working on, the Inter-Lakes personal competencies located on the front of our progress reports. During the month of January, a poster/writing contest opened up for all students. The task was to draw and explain what a student demonstrating the personal competencies would look like in our building. We received a ton of posters!
After learning about Phil, the Groundhog, and what makes a shadow, the preschoolers are now learning how to take care of all 20 of their teeth. Our activities include reading about our teeth in our Clifford News, illustrating pictures of what our teeth look like, “brushing” teeth with minty toothpaste paint, sorting foods that are good/not good for our teeth, counting crocodile teeth, and sorting words that begin with the letter Tt. Next, the students will create valentines and learn about different kinds of transportation.
The third grade recorders will arrive this week and we will begin the process of learning how to play them. We have been reading music, so we're ready to go. At the end of the year, the students will bring them home with a booklet of all the songs we have learned. The second grade students are beginning to work on the play, Bremen Town Musicians. We will be performing this for parents sometime in April.
Organizational skills are key to student success! This month we will be highlighting this personal competency and its importance. Studies show there is a direct correlation between academic achievement and organizational skills. Organization is a learned skill; teachers will be modeling and teaching about how to best organize backpacks and learning spaces.
Prevention is the key. Staying healthy during winter months can be challenging. The best way to prevent the spread of illness is to keep your child(ren) home if they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, are vomiting or have diarrhea. A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Please keep in mind that, if your child is well enough to attend school, he/she will be expected to participate in PE and recess.
Winter doesn’t have fourth graders stopped in their tracks! With help of Naturalist Will Robinson, from Prescott Farm, fourth graders learned how to spot tracks in the snow. They studied what different animal tracks look like, and then they did their own investigation to see if they could figure out the mystery tracks. They also wrote some fun stories to go along with their detective work. We hope to meet Will again and go snowshoeing to find “real” tracks in the snow.
Inter-Lakes Elementary School’s 4th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Thursday, February 16, 2017. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects.