Parent Information

PTO

The Lance Parent-Teacher Organization was started at Lance as a parent-school group to give parents an opportunity to discuss the inner workings with the principals and staff. Their primary function is to act as a communication link. The PTO does occassional fundraising to support Lance Middle School. The PTO donates a portion of the money raised to sponsor two college scholarships of $500 for former Lance students.

As part of our by-laws, all the money raised by the PTO in any given year is to be spent in that year unless there is a major project that requires more money. Some items purchased by the Lance PTO include: our lighted sign in front of the school, a flag pole for the football field, a letter cutting system for the staff and students to use in making bulletin boards, classroom fans, ceiling fans in the library, new drinking fountains, laptop computers, digital cameras, LCD projectors, and various instructional materials for staff members.

2016-17 Lance PTO Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

  • September 13
  • November 15
  • January 17 (moved to Feb. 16th)
  • February 16 - ALiCE informational meeting at 6:00pm
  • March 14 (CANCELLED)
  • May 9

 

PTO Informational Letter and Sign-Up


5th Grade Orientation Night

Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 6:00pm.

All incoming 6th grade students to Lance and parents are invited to come and learn about the upcoming 6th grade year.


Gear Up 2017

Click here for Gear Up information.

 

Gear Up will be held at Whittier Elementary School due to renovations at Lance over the summer.


How to use Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Click here to watch a video demonstration.


Please sign up for Shoparoo to raise funds for Lance Middle School. It is easy to register and nothing extra to buy.

Click on the Shoparoo link above for more information.


PTO Scholarship - The Lance Middle School P.T.O. will be awarding two $500 scholarships. The scholarships will be given to one male student and one female student graduating from a Kenosha high school. Deadline is May 5, 2017.

Scholarship application form


No Headphones In School

Due to increased issues and repeatedly asking students to remove headphones/ earbuds, over the ear headphones are not allowed anywhere in the building (before or after school).  The only exception to this is if they are school issued headphones for testing or Spanish class.  If a student needs headphones for a class per the directions of a teacher they must be the earbud style.  Once the student leaves the classroom the earbuds must be out of sight.  If we see any headphones/ earbuds during the school day and the student does not have direct permission from a teacher or they have them visible in the hallway the headphones will be confiscated and a parent will need to pick them up.


Parent Initiated Transfer Requests

Parent initiated transfer requests for the 2017-18 school year are due no later than January 21st, 2017.


Student User Accounts at School -

Your student under the age of 13 may be asked to create user accounts on digital applications for educational purposes as they relate to classroom instruction. The account creation will be under the direction or supervision of the classroom teacher. Student information required to create such an account is typically limited to school email address, user name, or birthdate for age verification. No other personal information will be shared with these digital applications. Use of these educational accounts is in accordance with the Kenosha Unified School District Acceptable Use Policy, School Board Policy 6633, the federal Children’s Internet Protection act, and applicable state and local privacy laws.

If you do not want your child to create user accounts for digital applications, you should opt out by notifying your child’s teacher in writing. Please contact the classroom teacher if you have questions or would like to view a list of the digital applications used for student learning that require some form of student information.


click above for information on bullying

Internet Safety

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenĀ® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates. Take a look at the link for information about blogging, cell phone use, cyberbullying, chat rooms, online games, and internet use.