March 1, 2019
Student Led Conferences - March 14th
You may have heard of the “Momo Challenge” from WhatsApp to Facebook to even YouTube Kids. Authorities say there could be suicide instructions targeting children. This may be inconclusive or a hoax. As always, it is recommended that parents continue monitor technology usage to ensure safety.
The website snopes.com offers additional information about the "Momo Challenge".
The bottom line...the idea that this is real or a hoax is inconclusive. Possibly one of the more helpful pieces of advice quoted on Snopes is this: “Preemptively addressing something with your kid is always better,” said Dr. Meghan Walls, a pediatric psychologist. She says it might be a good idea to gently ask your younger kids if they know about this. Something like, "Ya know, there’s some scary things that pop up on phones and tablets and if you ever see something like that, come get me." And for your older kids? Maybe get them to promise they’ll talk to you about the Momo Challenge if it’s sent to them. It’s not realistic to simply take their phone or tablet away, but let them know this is potentially dangerous, and that you’re trusting them to let you know what’s going on.
Rainbow Day March 7th - Ms. Cocayne's class chose Rainbow Day as part of their reward for being the Hadfield Way Classroom of the Month. Students should wear their favorite color of the rainbow.
Pajama Day March 13th - Mrs. Ehret's class picked this dress up day to celebrate their Hadfield Way Classroom of the Month. Wear you pj's to school on March 13th!
Green Day March 15th - Wear green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Crazy Sock Day March 21st - To honor World Down Syndrome Day we are asking staff and students to wear crazy socks to bring awareness to those with Down Syndrome.
Wear Blue Day April 2nd - This is World Autism Awareness Day. Join us and wear blue to celebrate the unique talents of those with autism.
Outdoor Recess During Winter
Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade SINGERS!
There is a new opportunity this year to be part of a concert that includes students from all the elementary schools in Waukesha called Waukesha Sings!
Students will learn 5 new songs and attend a practice on Saturday, April 6th beginning at noon. The day ends with a concert for families and friends at 5:30pm. All students who participate will also receive a t-shirt and snacks! All you need is a ride to Waukesha West and some water!
Visit rebrand.ly/waukesha-sings for more information and to sign up!
Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4- April 30, 2019. The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.
Parents may apply in one of two ways:
On-line (recommend) at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html
Although an on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district. Paper applications must be delivered to the nonresident school district. School District of Waukesha applications should be submitted attention to:
222 Maple Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
Who needs to complete this process:
Students currently attending a Waukesha school via Tuition Waiver for the 2018-2019 school year.
Students who have changed residency to a non-Waukesha address between September 1st and February 3rd.
Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the School District of Waukesha between February 4 and September 1, 2019; and wish to stay in the School District of Waukesha.
Note: families that move unexpectedly after April 30th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year.