Newsletter of Roselawn Elementary - First Trimester
Fall Parent Teacher Conference Online Sign Up
I want to thank all the Roselawn Families for helping Roselawn get off to such an excellent start for the 2018-2019 school year. With parent teacher conferences coming up soon we wanted to share with you a different process then what has been used in years past.
Parent-teacher conferences will take place on November 13th and November 15th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. New this year for parents is the ability to sign up online for a time to meet with their child's teacher. To provide further flexibility in scheduling parent/teacher conferences, Roselawn has now made conference schedules available via the internet. Starting October 30th and running until midnight November 12th, parents will have the opportunity to access their teachers’ calendars and schedule a convenient conference time. If you have not made an appointment by November 12th, teachers will pick a time for you and notify you in a take-home note just before the conference period.
The school welcomes you to come in and use one of our computers if you do not have internet access at home or work. Alternatively, you may access the internet via the computers at your local library.
Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to schedule your appointments efficiently. Remember, the appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be receiving the easy to follow instructions on Tuesday, October 30th via email and also via a hard copy sent home with your son or daughter.
Thank you in assisting us in moving towards a direction that is easier for parents and staff.
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) - Mr. Nelson Assistant Principal
Principal for a Day
Steven Kangas was selected to be Principal for a day through the Roselawn Elementary PBIS program.
Mr. Nelson - Assistant Principal
Tyler Nelson is the Assistant Principal at Roselawn Elementary and oversees Roselawn's Tiered Behavior system and PBIS.
Each week students are drawn for recognition and the opportunity to participate in cool activities throughout the week.
Principal for a Day
Mr. Nelson - Assistant Principal
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
I want to start by thanking everyone for such an amazing start to the school year - parents for supporting your child’s education, students for being here each day and doing your best, and our wonderful staff for dedicating their time and talents to give our students the best education possible. I consider myself lucky to be a member of the Roselawn Family.
The first month of school has flown by and our students are off and running in their daily routines. At the beginning of the school year, we carefully planned out the teaching, modeling, practicing and acknowledging of the three expectations—being respectful, being responsible, and being safe.
Roselawn Elementary is using Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) as a framework for creating a safer and more effective school. PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior of all students. We recognize that it is very important to be consistent with behavioral expectations, to teach respectful behaviors, to correct undesired behaviors, and to provide positive reinforcement when students are following our expectations.
Our main goal is to create a safe environment where teachers can teach and students can learn. Students receive acknowledgements when they are caught being good and following school expectations. We also collect data in the form of minor and major referrals. The purpose behind these referrals is to help us make decisions on how we can better support students, behaviors, and/or areas within our building. When we can layer on these supports around students and behaviors, we will see successes on so many levels. It is important that we celebrate these successes and as a result, we will be be having trimester celebrations, as well as as other spontaneous celebrations throughout the year.
Lastly, as the days continue to pass and get shorter, the weather too will be changing. We are asking all parents and guardians to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. It is our goal to keep our students safe and healthy. If your child is in need of winter clothing, please contact the school so that we are able to help.
Thank you for making this a wonderful start to the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 715-924-2244 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification for Afternoon Transportation Changes
Due to the large volume of calls that come in at the end of the day, we are asking that any changes that parents might have for their son or daughter in regards to afternoon transportation be made by 2:45 PM. This process will allow plenty of time for our front office staff to get changes to the teacher, student and bus company.
Once a student is on an afternoon bus route, and the bus has departed Roselawn that student will need to remain on the bus for their usual destination. We will not be able to re-direct the bus or arrange for the parent to meet the bus during the route, and this is for the courtesy of keeping the bus route on the scheduled time as well as for the safety of everyone involved.
Changes for afternoon transportation can be made before 2:45 PM each day by calling the main office number at 715-924-2244.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Erb Bus Company
Roselawn BOOK IT Program Up and Running
Roselawn is once again participating in the BOOK IT! Program to encourage your child to find the joy in reading. The mission of the program is to turn “have to read” into “want to read” and the only way to get better at reading is to take the time to do it! Below is how the program works, along with ideas on how you can get involved.
From October through March, your child’s teacher will set a monthly reading goal. You will receive a monthly calendar to keep track of minutes.
Your child’s teacher will read aloud in class to showcase their love of reading and feature many different books to spark your child’s interest.
When your child meets their reading goal, he/she will celebrate their reading achievement by awarding them with a Reading Award Certificate(s).
Please review your child’s monthly reading goal and set aside daily reading time at home. Record the number of minutes, on the calendar, your child reads each night. At the end of the month, have your child return their calendar to their teacher.
Be a reading role model and showcase how reading is a daily part of life – cookbooks, magazines, comics, instruction manuals, etc.
Celebrate your child’s reading accomplishment by redeeming their monthly Reading Award Certificate at Pizza Hut for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza and a Reading Journal. (The Cenex in Weyerhaeuser is accepting these certificates for a personal pizza if this location works better for you. However, you will not receive a reading journal.) In addition, for reaching their monthly goal, your child will receive a certificate from Chetek Lanes. Your child will be able to choose a 7” one-topping pizza or 2 games of bowling. Finally, your child can earn a “Slide into Reading” certificate from Christie Mountain. This is given once and can be used for 1 hour of snow tubing.
For more information about this program, please contact your child’s teacher or Barb Derousseau (924-2244 ext. 2091 email@example.com)
Roselawn Elementary Music Concert Dates for 2018-2019 School Year
- Winter Concert - Monday December 10th at 7 PM in the Middle School Gym performed by grades 1, 3 and 5.
- Kindergarten Winter Concert - Wednesday December 19th at 2:15 PM in the Roselawn Gym.
- Spring Concert - Tuesday April 9th at 7:00 PM in the Middle School Gym performed by grades K, 2 and 4.
- 24th Annual CW Variety Show - Friday March 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM on the Middle School Stage. This show is open to the public and has an admission fee. All proceeds from the night go towards CW student scholarships.
Roselawn School Counseling - Skills for Life
The school year is well under way and our fourth and fifth graders have been busy learning about the importance of maintaining a growth mindset. They know that the brain acts as a muscle, strengthening our intelligence the more we practice challenging skills. They’ve worked hard to “flip their thinking” from fixed mindset statements like, “I can’t do this,” to growth mindset statements such as, “This is challenging, but I know if I try, I can do it!”
Second and third graders spent their first guidance lesson learning more about the roles of the school counselor and how to access counseling services when needed. They also shared special facts about themselves that they wanted me to know about! In October, we will be learning about growth mindset.
K4-1st Grade Guidance
Our youngest Bulldogs have also been learning about the roles of a school counselor. They have been practicing to be the best students they can be by using the self control skill of respecting personal space by staying in their own “bubbles.” We played red light/green light to learn how to move around the room without bumping into our friends. We also danced in our own space to the Freeze Dance!