Bulldog Blast – August 27, 2017

Bulldog Blast – August 27, 2017

This Week at The Lane

Wednesday, August 30 – Bike Rodeo

Wednesday, August 30 – Curriculum Night

Coming Up at The Lane

Monday, September 4 – Labor Day (No School)

Message from the Principal

Dear Lane Families,

Our first week of school has come and gone, and all of our students are starting to settle into their new classes. We started the week with an exciting first day of meeting new friends, learning new procedures, and sharing a little about our summers. It was so great to see all of the smiling faces of The Lane Family as we lined up with our new classes for the first time. Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us for an amazing first day. Our Kindergarten Bulldog friends also got to know the school by participating in a scavenger hunt with their parents around the building. The smiling faces of our youngest students always warms my heart, and I am so glad that parents were able to share the opening day experience with their children.


Mr. Todd

Student/School Programs

Wednesday, August 30th – Curriculum Night

Please join us on Wednesday, August 30th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at The Lane as teachers introduce themselves and share information about what your children will be learning this school year. The schedule will be as follows:

Grades K, 1 and 2 with Teachers 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

All Parents in the Gym with Mr. Todd 6:50 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Grades 3, 4, and 5 with Teachers 7:15 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 30th – Bike Rodeo

Please join us on Wednesday, August 30th at 3:05 for our annual Bike Rodeo. Students will go through a bike safety course with Hinsdale police, get their bikes registered, and complete an obstacle course. Once they’ve finished the rodeo, they’ll earn a certification and can ride their bikes to school. This event is open to all 3rd graders and any new 4th and 5th graders. Please bring your bikes and helmets. The event should last about 1.5 hours.

Nutrition Information

Our Nutrition Guidelines have changed for the upcoming school year 2017-18. Specifically, parents should be aware that regular daily snacks may only include fruits/vegetables, unless your child has a health/medical reason for which they require an alternative snack. In this case, parents should contact the school nurse. Please click to read the full updated Nutrition Guidelines for students.

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

The 6th 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!


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.