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2016 Summer School
We are very excited about the opportunity of offering an expanded selection of summer school classes right here in Elkhart Lake. We’ve kept many of the favorite courses, brought back several requests, and have added some new selections. This will be the 15th year for the program, which is available for all students who are currently in junior kindergarten through grade 8. The course offerings are listed on the following pages. The final decision on which courses will be offered will depend on the registration requests.
We strongly urge you to give the program in Elkhart Lake a try. Your children will be in a school they know (the homebase will be the elementary/middle school building), with smaller class sizes, and a staff with whom they or you might be familiar. We have nine summer school teachers this year, so we are able to offer a wide range of opportunities. Our program is enrichment based, but many activities are planned for the students to also learn many academic and social skills. We have incorporated several “academic” subject-based classes this year in math, reading, and computers, but they will be presented in a “fun”, yet educational manner. If your child is in Jr.K through grade 4, look for the Leap Frog and Jump Start, Math Tune-Up and in Middle School Math Galore classes. If you would like your child to retain and build on the reading, math, and social skills they learned this past school year, please give these classes a try.
In addition to the summer school classes offered in the morning, we are also working in coordination with the Elkhart Lake Public Library to extend their Summer Reading Program to our students. In this mailing you will find information on the program, “Wellness/Fitness/Sports” at your Elkhart Lake Public Library. It will be held on Wednesday afternoons, with themed programs beginning at 1:00 p.m. The programs will run to approximately 1:45 p.m. and will be coordinated with the public library staff and staff from the school district. This program is geared towards students in grades JK-4th. You may sign up for this program when you register for summer school. There is a line at the bottom of the registration form where you can check if interested. On the days of the summer reading program, an option is available for you to pack a lunch for your child, they can eat it at school, and we will walk as a group to the Village library. This is part of the Munch & Make program described in the following paragraph.
We will again offer a “Munch and Make” session between the end of the morning summer school session and the afternoon library program. From 12:00-12:50 we will have the children eat their cold lunch and then work on a craft project related to that afternoon’s theme at the library. Parents will need to pick up their child or arrangements can be made to have your child come back to school to day care after the library program. These arrangements would need to be made with Diane Schwaller, our day care director. These seem like fun-filled activities and programs that children should enjoy. Also as part of this summer reading program will be a reading incentive plan in which the children may choose to be involved. Our local librarian will be coming to school to present that aspect of the plan later in the school year, as summer draws closer. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Debbie Hammann. If you’re unsure if you’re interested in this program at this time, registration can also happen the week of June 13. We are just trying to get as accurate a preliminary count as we can at this time. We hope many of you give “Munch and Make” a try! There is no cost to this particular program.
Please return the registration forms to the elementary/middle school office by Friday, April 22. Although we will honor late requests, we need to have the preliminary registrations to decide which courses are feasible to offer and to begin further planning and scheduling. Also, courses will have enrollment “capped” at predetermined numbers this year to avoid over-crowding. Classes will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be very important to list the second choice for class offerings, especially if registering at a later date. Courses will not be allowed to be changed, dropped, or added without administration approval after the first two days of summer school. Fees for courses will be due upon confirmation of classes in which the students will be enrolled. We will send out this information in mid May. In addition to the course fees, we are asking $7 for a summer school t-shirt. We are encouraging students to wear this t-shirt on Tuesdays for middle school students and Wednesdays for elementary students to promote our summer school program and easy viewing of students involved in the public library program.
Our program runs five weeks, (Monday-Friday), June 13 – July 15, three of the weeks are on the same schedule as the Plymouth summer school. There will not be any classes held on Monday, July 4th . Transportation will be provided from Glenbeulah to Elkhart Lake and back. There will be a designated “pick up/drop off spot” in Glenbeulah. The tentative pick-up time in Glenbeulah will be approximately 7:15 a.m. to coordinate with the Plymouth summer school. By doing this we are able to share one bus run which greatly reduces the transportation costs. Classes will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will run until 11:55 a.m. The daily schedule will consist of 4 - 50 minute time slots for courses with an additional 30 minute unstructured snack/break time mid-morning.
If the starting time is too early for some students, the option is available to arrive later in the morning. Or you may want to sign up for one to four classes a day. However, we do ask that once students arrive, they are to be scheduled in classes for the rest of the morning. If there are students that need to leave before the end of the morning session, this can also be arranged. There will be a meeting area in the middle school entrance lobby for students who come after the first period so that classes will not be interrupted during the first session.
Also for your information, Day Care will be available this summer for any parents and students who would like to take advantage of this opportunity. Students may go to Day Care from summer school or arrive from there at the beginning of the day. When utilizing Day Care, the normal fees for that program would apply, separate from the summer school fees. Arrangements for Day Care can be made with the director, Diane Schwaller.
The following staff will be facilitating the local program: Mr. Hill, Mrs. Matthies, Ms. Ahola, Mr. Ostermann, Mr. DeVries, Mrs. Kossman, Miss Narges, Mr. Petrie, and Mr. Yasko. Mrs. Hammann is the coordinator/supervisor for the program.
Once again, we are extremely excited and proud to offer this program to the children of Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District. As you look over the course offerings you will notice that our program is enrichment based, rather than remedial. However, many activities are planned for the students to also learn many academic and social skills. We feel our summer school program offers a great opportunity for your child/children to be involved in creative and fun learning opportunities that may not otherwise fit into the regular school year curriculum. Please strongly consider giving our summer school program a try. The feedback received from previous years has been extremely positive from students, parents, and staff. Any questions please contact Debbie Hammann at email@example.com or 920-876-3307.
Reminder: Please return your registration materials by Friday, April 22. Late requests will be honored; however, the sooner we know the interest for various classes, the more able we are to continue the planning of the courses. Also, please remember that courses will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis with courses being “capped” this year at predetermined levels. Thank you for your cooperation. Remember, No fees are to be paid at this time. A schedule with attached fees will be sent in mid May.
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Welcome Back to School: A Letter from the Elementary/Middle School Principal Debbie Hammann
It is my pleasure to welcome you back for a new school year. I hope you have enjoyed the summer with family and friends and have had the opportunity to enjoy your favorite summer activities. This has been a busy and productive summer preparing for your child(ren)’s arrival on Sept 1. I am eagerly anticipating the opening of school and looking forward to a successful year.
As we get ready for the upcoming school year, I ask you to take some time to read through the registration packet and fill out the forms needed. Enclosed is the student/family handbook which also contains the Middle School Athletic Code for students in grades 5-8, please review the handbook with your child before both of you sign the signature page at the end. There are also various permission forms that can be completed one for the entire family needing to be filled out prior to registration on Thursday, July 30th, Noon – 7:00 p.m. and Monday, August 3rd, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Also included in this packet is a letter of explanation about our excellent day care program. Mrs. Diane Schwaller will be available at registration to answer your questions. She will have registration materials for the program at this time.
If you have any questions about the registration process or about the 2015-2016 school year, please feel free to contact our school at (920) 876-3307. Enjoy the rest of your summer! I look forward to meeting in the coming weeks.
Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Elementary/Middle School Principal
2015 8th Grade
8th grade recognition night held on Thursday, June 5, 2014
The Best of 7th Grade Play 2014
This year’s The Best Of the 7th Grade Plays marks the 25th anniversary of seventh graders performing under the direction of Mr. Tim Talen. Congratulation on a fantastic performance! Watch the video (right) to view highlights of our ELG 7th Graders preparing for and participating in "The Best of 7th Grade Plays."
ELGMS Annual Staff vs Student Basketball Game!
It was closely contested, but Staff did win both games. Two games were played. The 8th grade boys played hard and were aggressive. The 8th grade girls were exciting and fun to watch. They never gave up! Re-match next year!
Watch the video (right) for some highlights!
ELG Middle School competes in Resorters Winter Olympics 2014
Our Middle School students and teachers participated in the ELG Middle School Winter Olympics 2014! Events included the ELGMS Biathlon, Suitcase Relays, Resorter-style Speed Skating, Lifesize Curling, Olympic Ring Team Building, 3-Shot Hockey...and various penalty laps. Watch the video (right) to see which countries/classes took home the medals!
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Day Care, Diane Schwaller will be available for registration and/or questions you may have about the service. The 3-year old program has expanded to Monday-Friday, can include full or partial day child care. Daycare is open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. If any questions, please contact Diane at 876-3307, ext. 4159.