May 6, 2019
Grandparents' Day - Friday, May 10th - Get Those Slips Turned In!!! Sign Up Genius for Volunteers and Donations Attached Below!
FRIDAY, MAY 10th, 2019
9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
This event is for AM 4K through 5th grade
(PM 4K will be hosting their Grandparents Day separately.
More information will be sent home on that.)
Some important information regarding this special day:
- We are very excited to start planning our 2019 Grandparents/Friends Day. Guest do not have to be grandparents. In the past we have had aunts, uncles, family friends and even parents participate in this special day. If a child is unable to have a guest attend, they will still be able to participate in the morning’s activities. Please Note the 4K schedule: 4K PM Class will hold their Grandparents Day separately. Shuttles are not available for the PM 4K.
- Rose Glen’s parking lot and adjacent streets cannot accommodate the number of people participating in this day. Therefore, a free shuttle service from St. John Neumann Catholic Church (2400 West State Highway 59) to Rose Glen is provided. We strongly encourage all guests to use this free service. Also, there is no parking allowed on the “non school” side of Brookhill Drive. The shuttles will start to pick up after 8:30 a.m. at the earliest from St. John Neumann and they will start returning grandparents to their vehicles starting at 10:45 a.m.
- There will be treats and coffee in the gym for our guest as they arrive starting AFTER 8:30 a.m. (If you are volunteering to send in treats, please make sure that they are pre-packaged/store bought or purchased from a licensed bakery. This is a district food policy.) Several volunteers will be directing the guest where to go and how to get to the gym and the correct classrooms.
- **BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND** The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place before, during and after Grandfriends Day. This will be a buy one, get one free book fair. More information on the Book Fair will be sent home soon.
- We had over 600 Grandparents/friends last year. Volunteers on the day of the event are greatly appreciated. **WE WILL BE USING SIGN UP GENIUS FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS, TREATS, WATER, ETC…PLEASE SIGN UP SOON! We still need donations and volunteers and time is running out! The link for Sign Up Genius is below:
- SIGN UP GENIUS WILL CLOSE ON MAY 8TH**
- Reminder: All children must stay at school after the event is over. Due to the liability issues and to avoid disruption to the afternoon schedules, Grandparents/Friends will NOT be able to leave the building with their Grandchild/Friend. Thank you for your understanding.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to a great event!
Michelle Kuokkanen Sandy Marincic
Hard copies of this form were already sent home, but you can also print this copy and use it instead if you misplace the other form.
PLEASE RETURN THE BOTTOM OF THIS FORM BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH.
Please write the names of the guest(s) that will be attending Grandparents/Grandfriend’s Day:
(Please use first and last names and write clearly; this is used for name tags.)
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Scholastic Book Fair - May 10th - May 14th!
Summer Reading Book Fair
May 10 th – 14 th
Buy One Get One Free
It’s Book Fair time again! The Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to purchase new reading material for the summer. This Fair will be a “slimmed down” version of our Fall Fair but there will still be plenty of titles from which the students can choose. We will also not have most of the miscellaneous items (erasers, pencils, pens, etc.) – we will just have books and posters!
All books/posters will be offered at Buy One Get One Free (the lesser priced book/poster is
free). Feel free to send money in to school with your child or come and shop the Fair
personally. There is also a new payment option this Spring called eWallet – this is a digital
payment option that allows you to set up an account, with a pre-set spending limit, to be used
at the fair. You only get charged what is purchased. Please visit the Book Fair homepage below for more information and to set up your account.
The Book Fair will be located in the gym on Grandparent’s Day and in the Eagle’s Nest on
Monday and Tuesday. The book fair will be open during the following times:
Friday, May 10 th (Grandparents’ Day) 9 am – 11:30 am
Monday, May 13 th 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tuesday, May 14 th 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Hope to see everyone at the Fair!
Book Fair Committee
Diana Marino and Angie Jacobsson
Art & Movement Ice Cream Social Event - 5/15/19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Rose Glen’s Art & Movement Ice Cream Social is just a few days away! Thank you to those families who have taken a few moments to complete the Google form indicating whether their family will be attending the event. If you haven’t completed the form indicating whether your family plans to attend, click HERE for the form. Please be mindful of the time for each group as that will help with parking.
Here are a couple of reminders that might help the evening go more smoothly for you:
The Physical Education portion of the night is intended to be a sharing of learning and demonstration of a variety of sport/activity skills that were learned and practiced throughout the school year. Parents and siblings are encouraged to interact and try activities along with the students. There will be signs posted at activity areas that provide information about the activity and how it is connected to learning (Grade Level Outcomes). The signs will also provide any important safety guidelines and rules. Please click the link below to preview some information for the event:
The Art portion of the evening includes a school wide art show as well as end of the year portfolios. Each student will find their portfolio to take home above their cubby.
In the art room we will be printing fabric squares to be sewn into a wall hanging for the new art room. As we will be using acrylic paint, parents are encouraged to help their children with applying the paint and clean up to ensure the paint does not stain their clothes.
Thank you for your support of our programing.
Jamie Mosley, Phy Ed
Karen Crocker, Alyssa Murack & Jessica Mueller, Art
Upcoming Dining Night on Thursday, 5/9/19
On May 9th, Orange Leaf will host a dining night for Rose Glen from 4 - 9 p.m. Maybe dessert for dinner on this date?? If not, then at the very least go there for dessert...creamy frozen yogurt with your choice of toppings. YUM! What could be better?
Lost and Found
Please take a look at the items below and let us know if you recognize any of them. As many of you are aware, we tend to accumulate A LOT of lost items throughout the year. Each week we will send a picture of lost items for you to claim. If they are not claimed then we will ensure that they go to a donation center in our area. What is most helpful is if you label your child's clothing and school items. We can then easily identify the item and make sure that the lost item is found and hopefully also save you a trip to have to buy another one. Please label items such as jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, and lunchboxes. Thank you for your help with this and looking forward to year with minimal lost items :) Please email Cathe Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org if you recognize any of the items.
You are welcome to come to school and look through the Lost and Found for your child's belongings, so you don't have to rely exclusively on our pictures.
Please contact us asap because all items will be donated on Friday, May 10th, 2019.
Guatemala Sale This Week!
This week we are holding our spring sale of Guatemala hand-crafted items. We are excited because our friends brought back some new things that we can offer from their spring break trip to Chichicastenango. The items range from $1.00 to $15.00. The sale runs Tuesday, May 7th through Friday, May 10th.
Our friends were able to take a few pictures of the kitchen at our partner school, Flavio Rodas, in Chichicastenango Guatemala. They use this kitchen to prepare a small meal for their students every day. That is for 700+ students in the mornings, and a different set of 500+ students in the afternoon. This is currently all in a space that's roughly the size of a good sized closet- see the photo below...
They have begun construction on a new kitchen. How? We were able to send them $3200 from our previous sales along with some funds raised by Southminster Presbyterian Church. This amount is approximately $5000 short of what is needed to finish the project. Our goal for this spring fundraising effort is to be able to get them closer to the amount needed to finish the project in order to serve the kids. All proceeds from this sale, as always, go toward projects at Flavio Rodas that are directly related to the education and well-being of the students, as well as developing the educational partnership between the two schools.
The teachers, students, and families send their most sincere appreciation for the recent funds as well as past projects and materials that have been funded through your generous support of the sale. They are very, very grateful for your support!
Since the beginning of this partnership in 1988 projects have included the construction of bathrooms, hand-washing stations, plantings, school library, playground space, computer lab and desks (where they use computers recycled from Waukesha), and educational materials.
Rose Glen Elementary School
W273S3845 Brookhill Drive
Waukesha, WI 53189-6403
Meadowbrook Elementary School
3130 Rolling Ridge Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188
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PTO Budget Committee is Looking for Volunteers for Next Year!
Are you interested in how the PTO Budget is created? Do you want to be apart of the team that reviews requests and creates the PTO Budget? We need you! The PTO Budget Committee is in need of two to four parents with children attending Rose Glen. The Budget Committee is responsible for determining the Grade/Department Budget for next year. We will meet once in May. Please email Katie Holtzen at RoseGlenPtoBoard@gmail.com if you are interested.
Waukesha Education Foundation Newsletter
Thursday, May 9th - Orange Leaf Dining Night (Sunset Location) 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday, May 10th - Grandparents' Day - 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, May 30th - PTO meeting - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Media Center
Monday, May 27th - No School - Memorial Day
Thursday, June 6th - Grade 5 Musical Dress Rehearsal at 2:30 p.m. (Grandparents are welcome to attend this performance due to limited seating at evening performance.)
Thursday, June 6th - Grade 5 Dinner/Musical 6:00 p.m. (Parents Only!)
Monday, June 10th - Final Day of School - Summer Vacation Begins!!
Rose Glen Elementary
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