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The Wave

Volume 11, Issue 34

May 24, 2013

Superintendent’s Corner…

Dear North Lake Families,
Thank you for another great week at North Lake School. Thank you to Mrs. Riesing and all the students who put on a great show Thursday night for our annual Music Theater Night. Many hours were dedicated to the preparation of the show, and it always comes together to make us proud. We are blessed to have so much talent in our small school!
Monday is Memorial Day in the U.S. For many people it is a day off of work and school marking the gateway weekend to the summer. Its real purpose is to pay tribute to the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States. It was first established on a national level in 1868 (3 years after the Civil War) and became a federal holiday in 1971. In 1950, Congress, by a joint resolution, approved a request to the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people might unite in prayer at 11:00 am local time. Congress also designated 3:00 pm local time as a time for all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance (1 minute of silence… lights on if you’re driving) to remember and honor those who died in service to the United States.
I have written numerous articles over the past several years about perspective. We, as a school district, have stepped up many times in partnership with the scouts, local churches, military, local businesses, etc. to help support people in need locally and globally. We have done food drives, gift drives, collected mittens, stuffed animals, coats, shoes, etc.., and delivered them locally, across the state, country, and to people in other countries.
There was a devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma this past week killing several people and leveling a tight-knit community very similar to our own. I was contacted by the Rochwerger family earlier this week to tell me that the community that was devastated is the one they moved from only a couple of months ago to join our North Lake family. As in the past, when tragedies like this occur, sometimes we are called upon to help. Next week we are collecting a variety of items that are needed in Moore right now to support the thousands of families who lost their homes, school, and much more. Please see the attached list of items we are collecting. It is our intention to send these items directly to Moore, Oklahoma to the school and church the Rochwergers are still closely connected to next weekend. Depending on the amount of items we collect, we will mail them or deliver these items personally.
We greatly appreciate any and all items you can donate. We will have collection boxes available in front of the office all next week. If you are not able to secure any of the items, we are also collecting cash or checks to provide financial support to those who need it. 100% of all donations will get to the people of Moore directly. If you write a check, you can make it out to North Lake School and write “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the memo line and we will consolidate the checks into one before sending. We will provide you with a receipt for all money donations for tax purposes. If you have any questions or would like to know anything specific about Moore, Oklahoma, Rich and Mandy Rochwerger would be happy to discuss it with you. Their e-mails are or mandyrochwerger . Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping us help others. Sincerely, the Rochwergers and North Lake School.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and we will see you back in school next Tuesday.
Pete Hirt


Dates To Remember…

May 27: No School-Memorial Day
May 29: 4th grade field trip
May 30: Other thing that’s happening at the school
May 49: Impossible!


Curriculum CornerAmazing-HD-2B25
Parent: “What did you learn in school today?”
Child: “Nothing.”
Not true! The North Lake School students are diligently applying themselves until the end of the year. Here are some great conversation
starters for our interested families:
Kindergarten: PALS testing is complete. PALS stands for Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening and 5K kids all across our state
are taking this assessment. 5K kids are also beginning to practice their circus songs in music. In the next week or two, they will begin to
prepare their tremendous circus acts. The circus will be on June 11th at 9:00 am.
First Grade: Students are researching and writing about their selected animals. On Friday, these fantastic first graders will visit the
Milwaukee County Zoo and learn more about their animal for these most special reports. They may even have a photo op at the zoo!
Second Grade: The weather play practice is in full swing and students will perform for their families on June 11th at 1:15 pm. Mrs. Britt
and Mrs. Buchholz are also busy with end of the year literacy and i-Ready assessments.
Third Grade: These students are working on their spring writing assessment and writing a piece about a family trip to the beach. They
also are learning about minerals in science!
Fourth Grade: It is time for the traditional heritage reports and students are learning about their family trees. Old World Wisconsin is an
annual fourth grade field trip and we will visit on May 29th
Fifth Grade: Each fifth grader is getting to know one of the fifty states in depth and is working hard on his/her state project. The whole
school looks forward to the state parade later in June.
Sixth Grade: Creating a country has been a cerebral experience for our sixth graders. Get ready for this list: Each pupil created a flag,
poetry, a constitution, a location, a pledge of allegiance, an anthem, a CD jacket, a brochure, language, menus, holidays, events,
currency, and a storybook for their creative country!
Seventh & Eighth Grade: High-interest biographies and autobiographies were read by middle school students. Then, students dressed
in character and gave oral presentations. General Paton, Brett Favre, Scott O’Grady, Helen Keller, Miley Cyrus, Anne Frank, and more
came alive in Mrs. Cull’s literacy class this week!
Choir: Practice and performance of the spring musical was the highlight! Musical Theater Night under Mrs. Riesing’s supervision and
student management was a huge success. The review included songs from the following Broadway shows and/or movies: Annie,
Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, Grease, Oklahoma, Tangled and Seussical.
STEM: GTT students designed a bird feeder on Inventor and are now in the manufacturing process. Mrs. Cottrell’s 8th grade scientists
are exploring energy and the environment. They designed blades for wind turbines and are doing further research about alternate energy
sources such as solar, nuclear, and tidal.