Friday, April 12, 2013
Lake Bluff PTO's annual sale is April 19 and 20, with children's clothing, books and movies available, and proceeds going back into the school.
Lake Bluff Elementary’s annual rummage sale, chock full of kids' items and other wares is slated for April 19 and 20. Up for grabs this year are bicycles, strollers, a trailer, musical instruments, ride-on toys, slides, playhouse, games, lots of books, stuffed animals, costumes, sports equipment, and tons of children's clothing, sale organizer Cliona Draper said. Lake Bluff and Atwater Elementary families get first stab at the rummage on Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. and the sale opens to the general public on Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, in the Lake Bluff cafeteria, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd. The best stuff will likely go early, but customers who stick around until 11 a.m. are rewarded — $3 for anything you can fit into a grocery bag. Draper said the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The School Board approved the resignation requests of two Atwater, and one Lake Bluff educator Tuesday night.
The Shorewood School Board approved the resignations of three elementary school teachers Tuesday night. In a letters to district administration and the School Board, third grade Atwater educators Amy Shields and Amy Sedlar, and Lake Bluff sixth grade teacher Catherine Mattke asked that the board grant their resignations. Shield said she’s leaving Shorewood, after five years in the district, to move to Colorado and take advantage of a job offer out west. Mattke said she felt fortunate to return to the district she attended as a child as a teacher, but she would like to stay home with her family for the foreseeable future. She has served in the district for the past 12 years. Sedlar said even though she is resigning for her teaching position…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Ice skating opportunities abound, and with indoor and outdoor rinks, there's something for every person — and all weather.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The temperatures are dropping and you’re already peering outside your window, looking for the first signs of spring. Not so fast. True, winter means snow storms, bone-chilling winds, shoveling, icy roads, hazardous driving and a lot of other things we’d all rather forget. But winter also brings opportunities for a wide array of great outdoor activities, including a traditional favorite — ice skating. As soon as the temperature drops a bit more, Atwater and Lake Bluff Elementary will pull out the water hoses and create patches of ice on their playgrounds. Contact the main office at either school for more details. Just across the village's borders, Lake Park offers up public skating at 2975 N. Lake Park Rd. on weekdays 3 to 8 p.m. and …
Friday, November 9, 2012
In anticipation of Veterans Day, Shorewood elementary school students said thanks Friday.
Lake Bluff Elementary School students honored veterans with a special assembly on Friday. More than 20 veterans attended as guests of honor, with an American flag presented from a loved one that attend Shorewood schools. United States Navy veteran Mark Kostic was the keynote speakers. Students and staff were encouraged to donate $1 leading up to the honorary assemblies to help send a veteran on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. A check for more than $500, the school's goal, was presented at during the assembly. Shorewood Intermediate School will hold its special assembly Monday at 8 a.m. and Atwater Elementary later that day at 1:45.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Parents, teachers and students took the first peak at a new mural coating the archway just inside the elementary school at an unveiling ceremony Tuesday night.
A year in the making; Lake Bluff Elementary literally trumpeted in a new piece of artwork adorning the archway immediately inside its entrance. "It's beautiful," said Principal Kirk Juffer. "It's going to say children creativity and good energy for everyone who walks through those doors. I feel it's a pretty strong statement about the arts here in Shorewood and the arts at Lake Bluff." Parents, teachers and students attended an unveiling ceremony Tuesday evening on the front steps of the school. Trumpeters led the large crowd into the school as they took an initial peak at the new mural. Last year, every student used their hands to sketch and mold a clay tile into a work of art — creating some 560 pieces. "Tile ninjas" then worked over the…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Two sixth-graders showed off their writing skills, and picked up first-place accolades, by penning essays recounting fond memories of older people in their lives.
Lake Bluff sixth-grade students David Deshpande and Ari Cobb have been named first place winners of a statewide annual essay contest in which they penned papers recounting their relationships with older people. David wrote an essay titled “The Garden" while Ari penned “You, Me and Buttons.” On the local level, honorable mention went to Nathan Taylor and Celeste Guse. Nathan wrote “My Grandpa and Me” and Celeste wrote “Scraps.” The contest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers and the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups and invites local six-grade students to write a 300-word essay about an older person they have a special relationship with, like a grandmother or neighbor. The Shorewood Senior Resource Center has …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Lake Bluff PTO's annual sale is Friday and Saturday, with children's clothing, books and movies available, and proceeds going back into the school.
Lake Bluff Elementary’s annual rummage sale, chock full of kids' items, including clothing for newborns to sixth graders and books and movies rated PG-13 and under, is slated for Friday and Saturday. Kathy Yanoff, sale organizer and Lake Bluff Parent Teacher Organization member, says Lake Bluff teachers get first stab at the rummage, particularly for items they can use in the classroom. Yanoff said the fundraising event is a way to provide teachers with the extra things they need to enhance the educational experience in their classrooms. Lake Bluff and Atwater families get the second shot to shop, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, the big sale is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lake Bluff cafeteria, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd. The best …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lake Bluff PTO's annual sale is slated for April 27 and 28, with children's clothing, books and movies available, and proceeds going back into the school.
Lake Bluff Elementary’s annual rummage sale is right around the corner and organizers are seeking donations they will collect curbside on Saturday. The rummage is slated for April 27 and 28 and promises to be chock full of kids' items, including clothing for newborns to sixth graders and books and movies rated PG-13 and under. Kathy Yanoff, sale organizer and Lake Bluff Parent Teacher Organization member, asked that residents interested in donating items for the rummage limit their charity to children's items. Lake Bluff teachers get first stab at the rummage, particularly for items they can use in the classroom. Yanoff said the fundraising event is a way to provide teachers with the extra things they need to enhance the educational …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Walk, bike or scoot to school in observance of International Walk to School day.
Parents and students will bike, scooter or trek to Shorewood schools Wednesday in recognition of International Walk to School day. School-goers are encouraged to avoid making the drive in and walk or bike to their Shorewood school. The effort started in Chicago in 1992 and has grown to all 50 states and 40 countries. Whether your concern is safer and improved streets, healthier habits, or cleaner air, Walk to School Day events are aimed at bringing forth permanent change to encourage a more walkable America. Lake Bluff Elementary parents will be handing out apples to those who walk to school with random prizes attached to some of the apples. Shorewood parent-teacher associations are organizing the event.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
When students head out for the first day of school in less than a week, they might see a few changes in the Shorewood School District.
Enjoy those last days of summer while you still can because fall is right around the corner and that means classes are to resume in the Shorewood School District. Sept. 1 marks the first day of school and when children gather on district playgrounds and pile into classrooms, they might notice a few changes. New to Lake Bluff Elementary Students at Lake Bluff will start the first day of school with a brand-new field, which the district has worked on renovating over the summer months. The improvements were scheduled to wrap up by Sept. 1, but were pushed back a couple weeks. About $500,000 in improvements includes two new softball fields, one youth soccer field and new fencing. A drainage system built into the fields will allow them to be …