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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .

Please join North Lake School District’s representatives and Baird School Business Solutions team for a referendum presentation and community conversation on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakers Library (Door G). Invite your neighbors and enjoy free pizza provided by Jim Rydzik of Pizza Guy. You can learn more about the district’s referendum on the school website.

What joy the 5th grade girls’ self-organized dance squad brought to the 5th grade boys’ basketball game at half-time. These Lakers leaders practiced their special dance over the past months and are planning to perform again soon. The North Lake School community is very proud of these talented young ladies:  Front row:  Maddie Nies and Violet Taylor. Back row: Josie Sherman, Ellie Pyatt, Evie Gradel, Zoe Thieme, AraBella Mecikalski, Eva Berghouse, and Eloise Radtke.

Dance Squad

Our mental health partner, GALS Institute, will be here on Thursday, February 16th, to present tips and tools for parenting in the digital world. The program information can be found below and will be held during the teachers’ dinner hour during parent-teacher conferences. 

Parenting in the Digital World


A special thank you to Mrs. Mia Stremcha for volunteering to deep clean and organize the school basement and upper level storage room. The school is excited to reclaim these spaces and eventually create another student learning environment in the upper school. 

Thursday, February 9th, at 5:00 p.m. North Lake School will hold its 12th Annual Literacy Lights the Night. We will have almost 50 young authors sharing their creative work. Please come and be a listener to support these star students.

February Dates to Remember


Open Enrollment Application Period Feb. 6 to April 28
Boys Basketball
6th:  North Lake at North Shore White 4:30
7th:  Swallow Black at North Lake 4:30
8th:  Richmond Purple at North Lake 5:30


Boys Basketball – 6th:  North Lake at Lake Country Blue 6:30


Neon Day
Boys Basketball
5th:  Swallow Black at North Lake 4:30
7th:  North Lake at North Shore Green 4:30
8th:  Lake Country at North Lake 5:30


Literacy Lights the Night 5:00-6:30 p.m.


“A” Friday


Culver’s Night 5:00-8:00 p.m. Hartland Location
Boys Basketball
6th:  North Lake at Lake Country White 5:30
7th:  Merton at North Lake 4:30
8th:  Merton Blue at North Lake 5:30


School Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Library
Referendum Informational Meeting 6:30 p.m. Library

Boys Basketball
7th:  North Shore White at North Lake 4:30
8th:  Swallow at North Lake 5:30


11:30 a.m. Dismissal; 12:00-8:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences
Teacher Dinner Break 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Parenting in the Digital World 4:30-6:00 p.m. Library


No School


No School 

Next Wave:  February 16

A Note from Ms. Meister . . .

Parent Teacher Conferences

The partnership we build together between school and family is important for student success. Parent/guardian and teacher conferences are a great way to share information about your child and get information from teachers about their academic performance and progress. 

North Lake School conferences will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. with a teacher dinner break from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Click on the link/s below to sign up.  We look forward to seeing you at school. 

KIndergarten:      Mrs. Giese                             Miss Restock

1st Grade:              Mrs. Tarkowski                   Miss Wartman

2nd Grade:            Mrs. Brittnacher                Mr. Ray

3rd Grade:             Mr. Budde and Miss Peret

4th Grade:             Mr. Byrne and Mrs. Flannery

5th & 6th Grade:             Mrs. Andorfer, Mr. Kaczor, Mrs. Richman, Mrs. Ruck

7th & 8th Grade:             Miss Mays, Mr. McConville, Mrs. Osowski, Mrs. Wagner

Specials and elective teachers:  Mrs. Clauer, Mr. Krieger, Mrs. Lesch, Mrs. Lyons, and Mr. Richman will all be available for drop-in visits. Feel free to stop by their classroom or office.

Counseling Corner

Hello North Lake families!

We had so much fun with the Great Kindness Challenge last week!  We spread acts of kindness around the school and realized how good it feels to be kind.  Hopefully you were the recipients of some kindness from your kids during the week and can keep that momentum going at home.

I’d like to introduce you to something that all of our students are familiar with.  It’s called the “Zones of Regulation”.  Students identify their feelings according to the zone they are in.

Green Zone:  Go! I’m ready to learn and be a good friend. I might be feeling calm or happy.
Blue Zone:  Rest! I have low energy and alertness. I might be feeling sad, tired, sick or bored.
Yellow Zone:  Slow down! I’m starting to feel out of control.  I might be feeling worried, scared or
extra silly/excited.
Red Zone:  STOP! I have big emotions and am starting to feel out of control. I might be feeling
very mad or terrified.

The first step is being able to identify emotions/zones, then we work on our “Get to Green” tools.  I’ll follow up in another article about that!

Let me know if you’d like more resources to help you implement the zones at your house.

Upcoming Spirit Days:
2/8:       Neon Day
3/17:    Green Day

As always, please let me know if there are any ways that I can support your child!

Take care-
Jill Lesch

Summer School