May 8th and 9th
If you have a child who will be five years of age by September 30, 2017, and you have not called the school for an appointment for Kindergarten registration, please do so as soon as possible (279-7968). Registration takes approximately 1 1/4 hours and parents must bring their child to this registration. Once your child’s appointment has been scheduled, a registration packet will be mailed to you to complete and bring with you on registration day.
The Inter-Lakes School District is engaging in a study of a universal start/end time for Inter-Lakes Elementary School, Inter-Lakes Middle Tier, and Inter-Lakes High School. In this model, Sandwich Central School would have approximately a twenty (20) minute staggered start/end time from the other two buildings. Please visit the links below to learn more.
The Living Classroom has been a happening place! Preschoolers have planted their beans; kindergartners have peas coming up and potatoes are planted; the first grade lettuce, spinach, and radishes are almost ready to be eaten; second graders have planted their corn; third graders have their carrots in;
Don't Forget ... Every Friday is BANKING DAY at I-LES. If your child is part of the Save For America banking program, please remember that we have volunteer bankers here every Friday morning from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. in the library. Your child is welcomed to visit the library and make a deposit into his/her Meredith Village Savings Bank “Save for America” savings account.
Applications for the I-LES Integrated Pre-School Program are now available and may be picked up in the I-LES main office. The deadline for receiving completed applications is Friday, April 14th, at 3:00 p.m. Applicants must be 3 years old by September 30, 2017.
Our summer school program (a.k.a. Summer B.L.A.S.T.) has been scheduled! This year we will continue to run the 3-week model holding summer school four days a week. This year's program will begin on Monday, July 24th, and run through Thursday, August 10th. The students will attend four days a week for three weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I-LES has a new and exciting opportunity for students in grades 2 through 4! Game Club meets once a week to play games such as Checkers, Mancala, Battleship, Connect Four, Parcheesi, Othello, and many more! Research shows that playing board games helps students improve mathematics and thinking skills. Game Club is run by I-LES volunteer staff members with help from high school student volunteers. Check out these photos to see how Game Club members have lots of fun learning to play new games.
Within the word we find two dimensions, reflection and action, in such radical interaction that if one is sacrificed -- even in part -- the other immediately suffers” - Paulo Freire
Reflecting on learning is often an overlooked and undervalued skill. Through reflection, students can deepen their learning, make meaning out of content and self-evaluate on the learning process. This is a skill that teachers can help strengthen through modeling and by facilitating reflective moments in the day.
Destination Imagination is a challenge-based learning program that uses science, technology, the arts, math, engineering, and social learning; and pairs that with creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Inter-Lakes had 11 DI teams this year, seven of them at the elementary level.