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Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, December 13th, 2019

Winter Break - December 23rd - January 1st - No School

Kdgn - 4th Grade Christmas Concert Information

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 20th @ 1:30 pm

WHERE: High School Gym (Door 24W)

WHAT TO WEAR: Dress in your Christmas Best

Parents and the Cadott community are all encouraged to attend! You will leave with many smiles and holiday JOY!!!!

PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS: If you would like to take your child home with you after the concert is over, a note must be turned in to the office by 9:00 am on Dec. 20th. This is a more efficient way for us to be sure students are safe and have all the things that they need to bring home for the break with them. You will then check your student out with their teacher after the concert is over in the high school gym. Students without a note will be brought back to the elementary school to follow normal pick-up routine.
We have had some illness this week in a lot of grade levels. Everything from coughing, fevers, diarrhea and vomiting. We have also had a case of Norovirus. Please see below for more information about Norovirus. If your child is not feeling well please follow recommended guidelines for keeping them home from school. This will allow them to feel better faster and keep these illnesses from spreading. Thank you!

When to keep your student home from school:

We have had some illness this week in a lot of grade levels. Everything from coughing, fevers, diarrhea and vomiting. We have also had a case of Norovirus. Please see below for more information about Norovirus. If your child is not feeling well please follow recommended guidelines for keeping them home from school. This will allow them to feel better faster and keep these illnesses from spreading. Thank you!

Norovirus is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea, and foodborne illness.

The most common symptoms of norovirus are:

  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • stomach pain

Other symptoms include:

  • fever
  • headache
  • body aches

Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines. This is called acute gastroenteritis.

A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.

If you have norovirus illness, you can feel extremely ill, and vomit or have diarrhea many times a day. This can lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults, and people with other illnesses.

School nurses are often asked when a student is too ill to attend school. Here are some guidelines to help you decide when to keep your student home from school:

1. Fever over 100.4 F (remain out until 24 hours after fever resolves without the aid of fever-reducing medication like Tylenol or Ibuprofen)

2. Frequent diarrhea (3 or more loose stools within an 8 hour time period) especially if accompanied by fever or if the stool contains blood or mucus. For children in diapers, the stool must be contained in the diaper to come to school. For toilet-trained children, they must have control of their bowel and be able to use the toilet appropriately.

3. Vomiting – 2 or more times within 24 hours (remain out until 24 hours after last emesis)

4. Rash that is spreading or accompanied by fever or behavior change

5. Severe pain or other symptoms that prevent the child from concentrating or participating in classroom activities. Ask “Will your child be able to participate in regular classroom activities despite their current symptoms?”

When in doubt – give us a call and we would be happy to help you make the best choice for your child! If your student sees a doctor for their illness remember to get a medical note – this is excused differently and can help you avoid truancy concerns if your student is ill for more than a few days!

American Heart Association - Vaping Presentation

On December 5th Renee Davis from the American Heart Association shared a presentation about the harmful effects of vaping and smoking to the 5th through 12th grade students.

Cadott students learned that E-Cigarette usage among kids is going up-and fast. Research shows a significant increase in e-cigarette use between 2017 and 2018. The numbers are alarming. 78% increase in e-cigarette use among high schoolers 48% increase in e-cigarette use among middle schoolers 1.5 million more students used e-cigarettes in 2018 vs 2017.

Over 60% of teenagers believe that using an occasional e-cigarette is relatively safe. (Statistics from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey)

Cadott students were asked to promise to not use any vaping or smoking products. Pledge cards that are turned in will be hanging in the lunchroom/commons at both schools to help to encourage students to stop vaping/smoking and not to start!
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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:

Gryphen - Ms. Schroeder recognized Gryphen for positive behavior. Gryphen has been working extremely hard in reading and recently earned a 100% on his reading test!

Abi - Ms. Schroeder recognized Abi for positive behavior. Abi volunteers everyday to work with Mrs. Ritger's 4K students and Mrs. Splilde's 5K students. She is a great role model for them and is displaying kindness to both the students and their teachers.

Kasey - Ms. Schroeder recognized Kasey for positive behavior. Kasey has really applied himself in reading. His efforts have paid off as he turned in a very neat and well done reading test.

Charlie - Mrs. Ritger recognized Charlie for positive behavior. Charlie noticed a friend was upset to ride the bus. Charlie held his hand and sat by his friend on the bus. This helped his friend feel safe.

Layne - Mrs. Ritger recognized Layne for positive behavior. Layne was asked by a friend who was feeling sad to string beads. Layne kindly sat by the friend and beaded with him.

Tilly - Mrs. Ritger recognized Tilly for positive behavior. Tilly is very helpful and kind to many students. She shows them how to do things and learn new skills. She is patient when other students need extra help from her.

Madyson - Mrs. Ritger recognized Madyson for positive behavior. Madyson frequently makes wish well cards for absent students. She likes to help her class family know they were missed.

Quintin - Mrs. Ritger recognized Quintin for positive behavior. A 4K student was feeling upset during carpet time. Quintin reached over and rubbed the friends back to help comfort him.

KaSandra - Mrs. Spilde recognized KaSandra for positive behavior. We all love KaSandra in our classroom family. She has such a kind heart! KaSandra is always willing to help others around her.

Brynlee - Mrs. Spilde recognized Brynlee for her kind and caring heart. Brynlee is a fantastic friend to her peers. She is always willing to help anyone around her.

Ryan - Mrs Spilde recognized Ryan for positive behavior. Ryan comes to school everyday eager to learn new things. He is a wonderful helper and fills his bucket many times a day!

Joseph - Mrs. Spilde recognized Joseph for positive behavior. Joey is recognized for his eagerness to learn and grow. Joey has been doing a fantastic job reading his books and site words.

Aiyden - Mrs. Balko recognized Aiydan for positive behavior. Aiydan is a very dedicated student who always tries his best and asks questions when needed. He also is a great example to his classmates with his kind heart and maturity. Aiydan always makes the right choice!

- 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.

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 December 13th:

Zachary Eiler - Mr. Lubs

Olive Drilling - Mrs. Matherne

Ben Nowak - Mrs. Kotek

Lilliana Spaeth - Mrs. Nitz

PACE Meetings

Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm

December 16th

January 20th

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

Cadott Elementary Open Gym


December 15th & December 22nd.

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.

Community Ties

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

December 18

January 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

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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:

  • December 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

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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