Essential Information for Parents and Families
As mentioned earlier, Lane uses many different platforms to relay information to students and families.
Our news outlets include email, including The Lion’s Roar, our weekly e-newsletter; and text messages.
We also produce a morning news show for students each day, which is broadcast in all classrooms. Sixth graders may apply to be a part of the crew that produces the show.
Lane offers several back-to-school events to welcome students and families and get them ready for the school year, including Popsicle Playdates and a virtual Town Hall.
The big event – Open House – offers a chance for students to see their classrooms and meet their teachers. It is usually held the Thursday before school begins.
The parking lot adjacent to the north side of the building includes 15-minute spaces for visitors as well as multiple spaces for disabled visitors.
Please do not park in spaces reserved for administrators and office staff.
The larger lot near the baseball field is also open for Lane visitors.
Please do not park in the lot on the south side of the building during the school day. It is reserved for buses.
The Lane PTA is a nonprofit organization, run completely by volunteers, that supports the staff, students, and families at Lane.
PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association" and the membership reflects that partnership.
The PTA sponsors enrichment classes, organizes social events, and raises funds to help the school meet its physical and program needs.
The school year is divided into four quarters for grading purposes. Each quarter is about 9 weeks long.
A progress report will be sent to parents at the end of each quarter. If teachers have academic or behavior concerns between those progress reports, an interim report may be sent.
We encourage parents to reach out to teachers at any time if they have a question or concern.
All classes have a 10-minute designated Quiet Time each day following lunch. During this time, students may read, draw, or work on other projects quietly and independently.
Kindergarteners do not have a “nap time,” but may use this Quiet Time to rest, if needed.
All students have a half- hour of recess every day.
Students go outside for recess whenever the weather allows, so please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather each morning.
If the weather does not allow outdoor recess (rain or severe cold), students will have a half-hour of indoor recess in their classroom.
Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that focuses on engaging academics and creating a positive community.
It establishes a calm and orderly learning environment that promotes independence, responsibility, and high engagement in learning by giving students meaningful choices.
Discipline is based on logical consequences.