Spring Lake Intermediate School
Intermediate Insights Spring Lake Intermediate School
Spring Lake Intermediate School 345 Hammond Street Spring Lake, MI 49456 Phone: (616) 846-6845 Fax: (616) 847-7580 Website: www.springlakeschools.org
February 10, 2012
“A Time to Grow”
Principal’s Letter As the second half of the year goes into full swing, here are a few reminders for parents and students to help make the rest of the school year smooth.
Special points of interest: February 13—5th Grade Band Concert at High School, 7:00 15—Music Encore Presentation, 2:55 pm
* A regular routine is very important. Designate a certain time to check assignment notebooks and complete homework. Parents and students need to agree on a bedtime so students get plenty of rest. A minimum of 8 hours is needed. Most doctors say students in 5th and 6th grade should get 8-10 hours of sleep per night. Each student should have an alarm clock. Parents won't always be there to wake their child.
*A good diet is another thing that will promote learning and physical growth.
Bee, SLMS Auditorium
Eat regular meals that are well balanced. Cut back on high-sugar carbonated
20—4th Encore Begins
drinks. Be careful of junk food and eat more fruits and vegetables.
*Students and parents can organize for school by using the assignment note-
5-6—No School, Prof.
book the school provides. Keep track of assignments and short notes between
home and school by daily reviewing the assignment notebooks. Now is the time
7—Book Fair Begins
to build good study and organization habits to get a student through the com-
8—Activity Night, 67:30 pm 13-15—Parent/Teacher
ing 7th through 12th grades. *Look for and review everything that comes home. Students, share your pro-
gress with your parents. Parents, look over your son/daughters work and sup-
15-16—1/2 Day, noon
port them in their progress. Mark important dates on your calendars.
*Look around your home and figure out where is the best place to do homework.
Gather materials that are ready for your child so they can complete homework
30—Spring Break Begins
such as; pencils, pens, markers, a ruler, scissors, etc. Pick a place in your home that is quiet so students will not be distracted. Working together, you and your child can continue to have a great school year.
Inside this issue: Principal’s Letter Lacrosse Baseball Clinic P/T Conferences Sound of Music PE/Health Info.
2012 SL LACROSSE A player/parent meeting and sign up will be on Thursday, Feb. 16th in the Middle School Auditorium. MS: 5th - 8th grade Boys & Girls, 6 to 7 pm. All High School Boys 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Registration forms can be printed from the SLLAX website and brought to the meeting. Forms will also available at the meeting. Total Athlete out of Grand Rapids will be displaying equipment for sale at preseason pricing. Contact Kelly Palmer at 616-291-3054 with any questions or visit their website at
Spring Lake Laker Baseball Clinic The Spring Lake Laker Baseball Clinic is open to youth interested in baseball; 1st through 8th grade. The clinic will be held on Saturday, March 24th, at the Spring Lake High School Gymnasium from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. An online registration option is available until March 17th to assist with planning and to insure accurate t-shirt sizes for your player. If you do not have access to the online registration, a sign up sheet is available at the Intermediate School office. Payment will be taken at the door on the day of the clinic. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt. Checks can be made to Spring Lake Baseball. All participants should come prepared with appropriate clothing; baseball cap, tennis shoes, and don’t forget your glove! The first 100 participants to register will receive a coupon from Buffalo Wild Wings for 6 free boneless wings. If you have questions, please contact Brian Sabo at 616-846-5505, or email him at email@example.com. The online registration link can be found at: https://sites.google.com/a/springlakeschools.org/spring-lake-baseball/laker-baseballclinic-registration or pick up a registration form at your school’s office.
Parent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled Intermediate School spring conferences are scheduled for March 13-15, 2011. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 13th from 5:00-8:00p.m., on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:00-8:00p.m., and on Thursday, March 15th from 1:00-4:00p.m. Conference forms were sent out asking for your input on which time schedule would work best for your convenience and a confirmed conference date and time will be sent home by February 20th. School will be in session for students for a full day on Monday, March 12th, Tuesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 14th. On Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th, school will be in session from 8:50 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the progress of your child this school year. If you have any conflicts with the conference time that you have been given, please call your son/daughter’s teacher so that this can be rescheduled.
Sound of Music To all those who auditioned last week for the" Sound of Music", I want to extend my thanks and congratulate you on your willingness to "take a chance". It was so good to see all of you give it your best shot! We certainly have a lot of talent here at Spring Lake!! The top five singers selected to move on to the second round of auditions are: Ariana Hoffman, Claire Peterson, Drew Fogel, Madison Smits, and Tala Abdellatif. These five will receive a letter from Mr. Theune describing the next steps of the audition process. Sincerely, Mrs. Kieft
PE/Health Encore All students that are currently in gym or health will be swimming the week of February 13th. Don’t forget your swimsuits and towels!