Weekly Buzz

Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, October 4th, 2019

There is NO SCHOOL on October 10th and October 21st

Elementary Student Council

Our elementary Student Council kicked off the week with our initial meeting this week. We have 36 students that are interested in serving as our school leaders as we focus on treating others with kindness and respect. These areas were noted last spring in our student survey as areas where we need to improve. We have many activities planned to support our goals of improvement, and will begin meeting every Monday at 7:45 am in our elementary lunchroom, beginning on October 7.

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:

Conner - Mr. Holtz recognized Conner for positive behavior. Conner has been doing a great job following directions from the teacher, reminding others to stay on task, and participating in class discussions.

Mikayla - Mrs. Hei recognized Mikayla for positive behavior. When a peer spilled his school supplies all over her desk, she calmly and quietly helped the student clean up, causing no disruption to the class, while shining her kindness so brightly.

Landyn - Ms. McVey recognized Landyn for positive behavior. Landyn is a role model for his peers. He is the first one to do his job and he reminds others to do theirs. He is helpful and kind to others.

Noah- Ms. McVey recognized Noah for positive behavior. Noah is a hard working member of his classroom. He is kind to others and helpful.

Asher - Ms. McVey recognized Asher for positive behavior. Asher is a wonderful friend and helper. He is kind to others and always helps keep people safe.

Sydney - Mr. Holtz recognized Sydney for positive behavior. Sydney is a leader in the 4th grade! She always comes to class with a positive attitude and a desire to learn. Sydney's character trait of optimistic thinking, along with persistence, helps keep our school rich for learning and growing.

Izzy - Mrs Alexander recognized Iszy for positive behavior. Izzy's positive attitude and growth mindset set a powerful example for all of the students in our classroom. She works hard at everything she does, and is always willing to help others.

Aiden - Mrs. Alexander recognized Aiden for positive behavior. Aiden has been such a positive leader and role model in class. He demonstrates empathy, kindness, and a strong work ethic every day.

Kamren - Ms. Schilling recognized Kamren for positive behavior. Kamren always knows the right thing to do and continously does his job. He shows great responsibility for himself, as well as, leadership qualities .

Clara - Mrs. Weiss recognized Clara for positive behavior. Clara has shown kindness to others when they have felt frustrated.

Amy - Mrs. Weiss recognized Amy for positive behavior. Amy has been doing things to make others happy. She recycled crayons to make a new crayon shape for each classmate.

Awesome job choosing kind behavior and going above and beyond.

- 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.

Maker's Club - Grades 3 - 6

Maker's Club exposes students to low and high tech ways of creating things. Students learn to code, use design thinking, construct, build, collaborate in teams, and 3D print. This year, students will combine all of these skills by working to design original board games -- including the boards, the cards, and even the pieces needed to play the game. Students will also work through the exploration of music, sound, and video production using Google CS First.

The elementary library's Maker's Club is now registering students. If your child is interested in Maker's Club, have him/her stop in the library to sign up today through Oct. 14th.

Message from Nurse Hager

504 Plans

Nurse Hager is the 504 Coordinator. If you have questions or concerns please contact Nurse Hager for more information.


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Cadott Hearing Screening

With the help of the UWEC Communications and Disorders Department we were able to screen 283 students in the elementary school in September.

Healthy hearing contributes to children's academic performance and social development, so it's important to know about any changes in your child's ability to hear his or her teachers and peers.

Hearing screenings in schools play an important role in identifying children who may have hearing loss, putting them at risk for poor academic performance unless intervention and appropriate management is provided. Even a minimal hearing loss can make it hard for a child to listen and learn in a classroom.

Parents are notified of any children that are found to have concerns and it is recommended that they follow-up with their doctor for further evaluation.

Thank you again to UWEC and the Communications and Disorders Department for their commitment to helping our school and community!

Cadott Vision Screening

With the help of the Cadott Lions Club we were able to screen 303 students in the elementary school and 131 students at the Junior/Senior High School using a Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener in September.

Vision disability is one of the most prevalent conditions among children. One out of four children suffer from vision problems. With this new technology it is much easier and quicker to screen children for a variety of possible vision problems.

The Spot Vision Screener can screen for and detect six amblyopic risk factors in children as young as 6 months.

• Myopia (nearsightedness)

• Hyperopia (farsightedness)

• Astigmatism (blurred vision)

• Anisometropia (unequal refractive power)

• Strabismus (eye misalignment)

• Anisocoria (unequal pupil size)

Parents are notified of any children that are found to have concerns and it is recommended that they follow-up with their doctor for further evaluation.

Thank you again to our Cadott Lions Club for their commitment to helping our school and community!

Free Flu Clinic

Free Student Flu Shots will be offered at school on October 15th. A consent form came home with your child today. If you are interested in your child receiving a free flu shot at school, please complete the form and return it by October 11th. Please contact the school nurse with any questions. The forms and information are also attached.
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Backpack Buddies Nutrition on Weekends

Your child(ren) can participate in a program called “Backpack Buddies Nutrition On Weekends.” This program gives your child a bag not of books, but of food. Each Thursday, or on the last day of classes in vacation-shortened weeks, your child will receive a bag to take home filled with nutritious food and snacks. Members of Come Now and Eat Community Table and St. John’s Lutheran Church, as well as local volunteers, pack bags and bring them to the school for children to take home at the end of the school week.

We need your permission for your child to participate. Please open and sign the permission form(s) linked below and have your child return the form(s) to the Elementary or Junior/Senior High School Office.

Banana Splits Group

Is your child a member of either a single parent or stepfamily household? Has he or she experienced family changes due to separation, divorce, or other life circumstances? If you think it would be beneficial for your child to talk about special concerns relating to family changes, consider having him or her join “Banana Splits.”

As part of our educational curriculum at Cadott Elementary, any student in grades K-6 may participate in small guidance groups. “Banana Splits” groups will be starting the week of October 28. These groups, each made up of about eight students, will meet once a week during a lunch, recess, or teacher approved time. The groups will run six to eight weeks.

The purpose of “Banana Splits” is to provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere for kids to explore positive ways of coping with change. Mrs. Manier, our school counselor, will be facilitating these groups.

If you are interested in having your child participate in “Banana Splits,” please complete and return the attached form to your child’s teacher, or email the form to manierd@cadott.k12.wi.us. -

A Walk in Their Shoes presents: “The Last Gold” with Wendy Boglioli, 1976 Women’s Olympic Swim Team Gold Medalist

Wendy is originally from Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, and was a member of the 1976 U.S. Women's Olympic Swim Team! Her team's story is featured in the book "Munich to Montreal" and the documentary "The Last Gold," featured on Amazon Prime. She was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, and is coming to share her story of swimming, the Olympics, and overcoming obstacles, motivation to do the right thing, and making good choices.

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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: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Where: Cadott Elementary School

October 16

November 20

December 18

January 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

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 October 4th:

Raef Woodford - Mrs. Mengel

Camden Hoff - Ms. Danielson

Jadden Nowobielski-Hakes - Mrs. Rothbauer

Halie Martinson - Mrs. Graff

Adam Rogers - Mrs. Alexander

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Cross Country

At the Osseo-Fairchild Invite, the middle school runners ran hard with Iszy Sonnentag placing first for all girl competitors for the forth time. Along with Iszy, Marley Mengel medaled. The girls team finished 2nd. For the middle school boys, Aythen Wunroe ran his best race of the season and placed 3rd for the boys team.

PACE Meetings

Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm

October 14th (2nd Monday of the month)

November 18th

December 16th

January 20th

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

Community Ties

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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:

  • October 14 and 28
  • November 11
  • December 2 and 16
  • January 13 and 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

October 23rd

November 27th

December 25th (Noon meal)

January 22nd

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