Bulldog Blast – August 20, 2017

Bulldog Blast – August 20, 2017

This Week at The Lane

Tuesday, August 22 – First Day of School

Tuesday, August 22 – Welcome Back Coffee

Coming Up at The Lane

Wednesday, August 30 – Bike Rodeo

Wednesday, August 30 – Curriculum Night

Message from the Principal

Dear Lane Families,

I want to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year here at The Lane. We are excited to see all of the smiling faces of our students and families on August 22nd as we embark on our educational journey together as The Lane Family. And that is exactly what we are at The Lane. We are a family made up of caring educators, supportive parents, and most importantly, eager and enthusiastic students.

With a new year comes new faces. It is my pleasure to introduce four new staff members to The Lane:

  • Ms. Kelly Pelak will teach 5th grade. She comes to us from Hinsdale Middle School where she worked as an 8th grade Science teacher.

  • Mr. Eric Lampe will teach 5th grade as well. He comes to us from St. Louis where he taught 6th grade ELA.

  • Mrs. Michelle Selby will serve as a Math Specialist this year. She has worked in District 181 across various grade levels at several schools as a Math Specialist.

  • Mrs. Bianca Aagaard will serve as a Math Specialist as well. She comes to The Lane with experience teaching high levels of math to various ages of students.

Please join me in welcoming them to The Lane Family!

On the first day of school, each family will be given a car rider card with their last name on it. This will be displayed in your car window to make the dismissal process more efficient. Please feel free to use those on a regular basis as it allows us to be on the look out for your child so we can get him or her loaded and reduce the amount of time parents have to spend in the car rider line.  The best place to display the card is in the passenger side window so that the supervisors can clearly see the name. Additional cards may be purchased in the office for $2.00.

I look forward to meeting you all and seeing your smiling faces on Tuesday as we kick off another great year at The Lane!


Mr. Todd

A special note from Mr. Ozga:

Running Club starts on September 6th! Participants will meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:55 A.M. There are only 60 available spots, so sign up now! We are only allowing electronic sign up this year, so please click on the link below for more information and to sign up! Go to Running Club Info and Signup.

Student/School Programs

Tuesday, August 22nd- Welcome Back Coffee

Please join us for our first general PTO meeting on August 22nd right after school dropoff (8:45am meeting start time).  Meet our new principal, learn more about volunteer opportunities, and meet other parents!

Monday, September 11th- Friday, September 15th- Spirit Week & Dance-a-Thon

The 7th Annual Lane School Dance-A-Thon celebrates the opening of the 2017-2018 school year.  This PTO fundraiser will take place on Friday, September 15th from 1:30-2:55 p.m.  The Dance-A-Thon is the culmination of Spirit Week, which begins on Monday, September 11th.  Dance-A-Thon will support the many outstanding programs the PTO offers students and teachers throughout the year.  As a result, all contributions are welcomed and highly valued.  As you make a decision that is right for your family,  we ask that you consider contributing $50 per child. Click here to donate now.

Parent/Family Information

Kindergarteners and New Lane School Families

Please return your yard signs on the first day of school. Elana Behar and Jen Fenton will be collecting them in front of the school prior to school in the morning and before afternoon kindergarten. Thank you!

Teacher Sign Holders Needed

Interested in holding the teacher sign on the first day of school?  Please email Kristy Singler and Sona Bansal by August 18th. (Teacher assignments should be out by this date).

Classroom Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering as a room parent, the class yearbook representative, or attending either the Halloween or Holiday party for your child’s class?  Please fill out this form and either email it to Sona Bansal by Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m. or bring a copy to the Welcome Back Coffee on the first day of school.


Check your email in the next few days for an Evite inviting parents of The Lane School students to our back to school kickoff party!  The event is Friday, September 22nd at Salt Creek Club. Tickets are limited, so sign up as soon as possible.  Tickets are $40 per person.  Food, beverage and fun included.  This is an adult-only event.

Chair & Committee Sign Ups Online!

We need a lot of parent volunteers to be able to offer all of the great programs at The Lane School.  The Sign ups are available online now at The Lane School PTO website!  Please consider Chairing or Signing up to be a Committee Member!

The Lane School Benefit

Calling all party planners & fund raisers!! Interested in chairing next year’s Benefit or helping out? New theme, new venue & looking for new ideas!! Contact Kelly Staver or sign up on the sign up genius.

Apollo After School

Registration is now open for The Apollo After School program at The Lane School.  Apollo provides children affordable, safe, reliable and convenient after-school care at The Lane. Click here for more information on this program.

Community Information

Community information will be shared throughout the year.  Stay tuned!

Lane School PTO Facebook Page

Find us on Facebook!  Follow these short steps to ensure you receive the latest updates.

  • Go to The Lane School Facebook page
  • If you’re not already following the Page, click Follow near the cover photo
  • Hover over Following or Liked near the cover photos
  • Select See First

Get Involved

Looking to get more involved with The Lane School PTO? We have plenty of ongoing volunteer opportunities to help throughout the year. Check out this link to Chair a Committee and this link to become a Committee Member.