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Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, January 24th, 2020

Chinese New Year 2020 - The Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Saturday, 25 January, initiating the Year of the Rat.

Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Health reminder from Nurse Hager:

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Recognizing Positive Behavior - The Power of Attention means "What we focus on we get more of"

Cadott Elementary Staff recognizes the importance to applaud students when they display positive character traits. This week we would like to recognize:

Mrs. Lien recognized Dylan for being a kind young man. He takes special interest in helping and encouraging other students in our classroom.

Mrs. Matherne recognized Brooklyn for excelling in personal responsibility, goal directed behavior, and optimistic thinking. She comes to school each and every day willing to work hard and do great things.

Mrs. Matherne recognized Bryce for being a leader in our classroom. He sets good examples by working hard, helping others, and making good choices.

Mrs. Matherne recognized Lauren for being a role model for her classmates. She picks up messes she didn't make, comforts classmates that are sad, and works hard on all of her school projects.

Mrs. Spilde recognized Kayden for going above and beyond to help keep our classroom safe and clean. He is always offering to help his classmates with their work and he is the first one to clean up a mess on the floor.

Mrs. Matherne recognized Dane for being a role model for his classmates. He picks up messes he didn't make, encourages others to make good choices, and works very hard on all of his school work

Mrs. Drilling recognized Beau for taking the leadership role during a group activity. He contributed positively and encouraged all of his group members to succeed.

- Mrs. Goettl and Mr. Spaeth

Positive Character Traits we are looking for are:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Goal Directed Behavior
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Decision Making
  • Optimistic Thinking

These traits are learned and nurtured through our adult modeling, direct instruction, and feedback.

Mentor Wednesday

This Wednesday we focused on team work! See below for a video from Mrs. Goettl's and Mr. Spaeth's Mentor Group trying to get a hool-a-hoop around the circle with out letting go of each others hands. It was hard work, but a lot of fun!
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Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions?

Help Reuse Plastic and Turn It Into Something Incredible

Who: Ms. Schroeder's sixth grade class is partnering with the Cadott Lions Club to make our world a better place.

What: We are collecting soft, clean plastic such as Ziplock bags, Walmart-type bag, bread bags, bubble wrap, and etc.

When: for the rest of the school year.

Where: a collection box will be located by the bathroom between the office and the gym.

Why: if we collect 500 lbs it can be converted into a park bench made out of recycled plastic for the Cadott park. That's 500 lbs of plastic not sitting in our landfills!

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Girls on the Run Registration Opens Soon!

Our 2020 season for Girls on the Run will start on Monday, February 24th! Registration opens Tuesday, January 31st. You can register online at gotrchippewavalley.org or by contacting April Mathison at mathisona@cadott.k12.wi.us and asking for a paper copy registration form.

What is Girls on the Run? Girls on the Run is a program designed to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Registration is $150 per girl and includes:
20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
Curriculum and lesson materials
A healthy snack at each session
Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
5K Registration fee
5K Tshirt and Medal
Post 5k celebration

Financial assistance is available!! Please do not let the registration fee be the only reason your girl doesn't join.

Our coaching team is so excited to begin a new season! If you have any questions about the program, please email April Mathison at mathisona@cadott.k12.wi.us. Girls on the Run is so much fun!

PACE Book Winners

P.A.C.E. has provided the library funding to purchase books for a weekly drawing. Each week one student from these grade levels will receive a free paperback book: 4K-K, 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6. The books can be picked up in the library from Mrs. Mackie. If you know someone involved with P.A.C.E., please thank them for all they do for our students here at Cadott Elementary.

Winners for the week of January 24th:

Khloe Flohr- Mrs. Hanson

Blayne Linhart- Ms. Danielson

Brady Folczyk- Ms. Strzyzewski

Maddie Hrdlicka- Mrs. Graff/Mr. Weiss

PACE Meetings

Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

Find out more about pace here: https://sites.google.com/a/cadott.k12.wi.us/cadott-elementary-pace/

Or check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CadottPACE/

Cadott Elementary Open Gym

When: Sundays from 6:15-7:30.

Location: Elementary Gym

Who: Any Elementary Student and their Family

Please note that this open gym is NOT for middle school and high school students.

Attention parents of 4th through 8th graders! Youth Volleyball Registration

Attention parents of 4th through 8th graders! Spring youth volleyball is upon us.

We will be hosting two dates for you to choose from to attend a parents meeting and sign up your athlete(s)


Option 1: Sunday, February 2, 2020 --- Parent Meeting & Registration

1:30 pm Parent Meeting with Registration to follow

Cadott High School Auditorium & Commons

Option 2: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 --- Parent Meeting & Registration

6:30 pm Parent Meeting with Registration to follow

Cadott High School Auditorium & Commons

Parents meeting will be first in the High School Auditorium to cover the goals and schedule of the spring season for each grade. Registration in the commons will follow. Please see the attached documents. One is the registration form that will need to be filled out and turned in along with payments. The others are handouts for each grade.

You must turn in the registration form at one of the meetings listed above. We will not be taking them in any other manner. If you cannot make one of these two dates, please find someone who can and give your registration form and payment to them to turn in for you. Again, NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF NOT TURNED IN AT ONE OF THESE TWO DATES.

2nd and 3rd grade skill sessions will NOT be taking place this spring like it was last year. We are changing their sessions to the Fall. More information to come towards the end of summer for these grades.

Thank you and we look forward to getting the Spring season started!

Community Ties

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Community Monthly Playgroup Dates

Come join us monthly at the school for singing and playing and building relationships. (Ages 0-5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Where: Cadott Elementary School

Meets in the Gym

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

Girl Scouts Troop 3292

Girl Scout Troop 3292

Who: girls in 4th and 5th grades

When: Mondays in the elementary cafeteria after school, 3:30-5:00 pm

What we do: We earn badges through fun learning activities and go on field trips throughout the year. A snack is included during each after school meeting.

Future meeting dates:

  • January 27
  • February 10 and 24
  • March 9 and 30
  • April 20
  • May 4 and 18

For more info email Sherlee Ryan at sherleeryan@rocketmail.com .


St. John's Lutheran Church - Seminary Street - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

2019 Schedule - Every 4th Wednesday of the month

February 26th

March 25th

April 22nd

May 27th

June 24th

July 22nd

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Please click for the 2019-2020 school calendar