Weekly Buzz

Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, April 10th, 2020

Greetings to our Cadott Elementary School Family

We Wish You Well Video
Direct link to COVID-19 updates

Updates from Jenny, our Superintendent, resources, and information. https://www.cadott.k12.wi.us/

Let's talk about Social and Emotional Health this week!

We have all seen meme's (those funny text box's or images that pop up on social media) over the last few weeks. They make us laugh, they make us feel good and we want to share them with our friends. But there is also a lot of worries, fear and just plain overwhelming feelings right now. Below you will find some links and things you can do to help you during this time. Remember, we are all in this together and no matter what is being thrown at us, this too shall pass. Wishing all our students, community and each other well!

Pupil Services - What is it?

Pupil Services is a group of licensed professionals (School Nurse, School Social Worker, School Counselor and School Psychologist) who are able to address a wide range of issues and circumstances that limit a pupils' (student's) ability to achieve positive learning outcomes. They are able to help students, parents and other educators develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to improve a student's physical, social, emotional, behavioral and mental health.

We are all striving to stay healthy physically and mentally during this unprecedented time. If you would like more mental health resources, visit the Pupil Services tab on our school district's website. Do not hesitate to reach out for further resource questions.

Kindness is Cooler Mrs Ruler
Read Out Loud | I AM PEACE with Susan Verde

Counselor's Connection

What resources do you have available to you?

Emergency Mental Health Resource:

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-888-552-6642 to reach the crisis line of Northwest Connections. The crisis line is answered by trained crisis staff. The goals of this service are to provide callers with information, support, assessment, intervention and response planning. See the link below for more information.


About 211 - A Little Known Power Tool for your Phone

Free, confidential community information, referrals and crisis line services 24 hours a day.

Whatever the question, whatever the problem

Everyone knows to dial 911 for emergencies and 411 for directory assistance. By dialing 211, you can find information and referrals on everything from crisis intervention and counseling to job training, education programs, and child or adult day care; the list goes on.

Great Rivers 2-1-1 can help you find the resources you need in a variety of ways.

  • Call: Free, confidential community information, referrals and crisis line 24 hours/day. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist.
  • Chat: Chat with a specialist for community information or crisis services. It is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Text: Text your zip code to 898211, Monday through Friday afternoons and evenings. (Standard msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. HELP for help. Get end user privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 898211.)
  • Search online: Use our database to find the resources you need.

See the link below for more information:


"That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief"

David Kessler is one of the world's leading experts on healing and loss. Read his interview in the Harvard Business Review, "That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief". During the global pandemic he explains how the classic five stages of grief apply today, and the practical steps we can all take to manage our anxiety.


Psych Bites from Ms. Williams

A way to start your day...

Morning meetings set the tone for a successful day with connection,

collaboration and an emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL)

skills. Morning meetings usually take place at school. But with schools

closed in response to COVID-19, this guide shows you how to lead

successful morning meetings at home—with a helpful Conscious Discipline twist.

Shubert and Sophia Stay Home - Student Story

Once a month our students attend a morning assemblies. During this time they get to see how Shubert handles all the life events thrown his way. Shubert is discovering ways to be safe, make connections and problem solve.

Specials Corner

We hope that this message finds you doing well! We have missed seeing your smiling faces each day and are very excited to finally get you singing, creating, and moving with us. We worked together and came up with a variety of challenges for you this week! Feel free to try some of them or do them all.

Remember we need at least 60 minutes of physical activity time each day.

Music brings us joy and we can share that gift of joy with others: Sing, dance or play some music with your family this week!

As Mrs. Palmer always says, "A good artist is a good problem solver"! You might not have all the art materials you would in the classroom, but if you get creative art can be made out of anything!

Doing these activities will help you stay healthy and focused. We look forward to interacting with you each week and would love to see pictures of you doing these activities. Remember to stay respectful, humble, and empathetic each and every day!

Specials Team Challenges Week 1- Click Here

Click here for your Weekly Challenge Assignments

Get Active

Hey students! You can enter to win a @packers backpack, with one winner to receive an autographed Kenny Clark item.

Tweet photo or video of you staying active and use the #StayHomeStayStrong and tag

@packers to enter. *If under 18, your parent/guardian must post on your behalf.

Nurses Notes

10 Day Virtual Health Heart Challenge with Nurse Jessica and the American Heart Association.

I challenge you with the American Heart Association to keep moving in a fun way when you are at home. We will have 10 days each with different challenge activities that you can complete. Come back next friday to the weekly buzz for your next set of challenges to help you stay healthy!

If you want to share with me how your challenge is going please email me at hagerj@cadott.k12.wi.us. I would love to see pictures or videos too!

Crisis and Suicide Prevention

If there is an immediate threat of harm PLEASE CALL 911

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School will remain closed until further notice is given