WSA Randall Weekly Newsletter

October 15, 2021

Dates to Remember

October 20: PTSO Meeting

October 22: Fall Frolic 6:30-8:30 pm (see below for details)

October 26: Parent Teacher Conferences by appointment (click here for sign ups)

October 27: EARLY RELEASE Randall STEM dismisses at 12:55 pm

October 28: NO SCHOOL

October 29: NO SCHOOL

November 3: Picture Make Up Day

November 11: Parent Teacher Conferences by appointment (click here for sign ups)

Student Spotlight

Last Saturday Teagan K (4th Grade) and Kristian K (Kindergarten) came to STEM Randall and cleaned up by picking up trash on the playground, around the fences, all around the school and down the block. Thank you for keeping our school looking great and helping our neighborhood too!

Music Makers

Liam and Zitzke 4th gr friends showing off the Florentine Opera program with his Dad's photo and bio. His Dad sang the role of Count Ceprano this past weekend. Abel is holding Mr. Barany's opera score.

Gwenyth and Mabel from Mrs. Kuhnert's class with photos of themselves as opera singers.

Celebrating STEM!

We are excited to share that U.S. News ranked Waukesha Stem Academy as the highest in the state among schools in Waukesha according to the new list. Waukesha Stem Academy for elementary schools was ranked 114 and for middle school was ranked 126. In the district it was ranked number one. Click here to check out the full article from Waukesha Patch.

MakerSpace Requests

We are back to making in Makerspace which means we are now going through our stockpile of consumables. If you would like to donate, we are accepting the following items:


Small boxes-smaller than 2'x 2'x2' (not food boxes due to allergies-please no egg cartons)

tissue boxes

paper towel tubes

toilet paper tubes-clean & free of all paper please

clean empty plastic bottles especially water bottle size

pom poms/puff balls

feathers

colored duct tape

pipe cleaners

bands for Rainbow Loom

brown paper grocery bags-not plastic


We DO NOT need fabric at this time.

Volunteering Opportunity

Looking for a way to get involved at school? We would love to have a couple of parent helpers at lunch and recess times each day! Click here for the sign up genius if you'd like to help out!

Fall Frolic Dance


We are so excited to see all of our Stem families at the Fall Frolic Dance!

The dance will take place next Friday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm, with family friendly costumes encouraged!

This will be a family event with pizza and concessions available, games and lots of fun! (Children must be supervised so please no drop offs!)

As a special treat, one of our talented Stem parents will be selling delicious fall treats as well!

Your child should have brought home a flyer that allows you to pre-pay and gives more details. If you did not receive this, here is the link to view and access.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oA4uT8kNHsDksQWSqjCcUjnHQ7oIaWvkgSbBgUvermI/edit


In order to make this dance a successful event, we need the help of our wonderful Stem parents! Please take a look at the sign up genius and consider signing up for a shift or two!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49A8AB2BA2FC1-fall

Congratulations to our Fifth Grade Cross Country Team!

Congratulations to our Fifth Grade Cross Country Team for their hard work in training and competing in the annual Fifth Grade Run which was held at Waukesha West on October 13. We'd like to compliment our team on their teamwork and support of one another. Our STEM girls placed 1st overall in the large school division while our boys placed 4th. A number of girls and boys also earned individual trophies, medals, or ribbons for their place at the finish line. Way to go STEM runners!

We'd like to extend a special thank you to the Waukesha Optimists Club and many volunteers who make this event possible, and to Mrs. Ault, Ms. Burton, and Ms. Thomson for coaching this season!

PTSO Fall Fundraiser for the new STEM Playground

The Fall Fundraiser is here! (click link to view) Please help the PTSO raise money to fund a new playground. It's easy - the goal is to sell as many days as possible on the calendar coming home with your child today. Each day is a donation of the date number - for example the 5th is a $5 donation. There is no limit to how many calendars your child can fill. There will be prizes for top donations per class, grade level, and individual. BONUS: if the whole school raises at least $10,000, Mrs. Horn will dress up as a chicken and do the chicken dance!

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Student IDs/Lunch Codes

All of our 2nd-5th grade students need to type in their 6 digit student ID number when receiving hot lunch. Lunch is still free, this is just a way of tracking how much is served (which will help us ensure we have correct ordering estimates and don't run out of favorite lunch choices). Please help your child memorize their code-- they will use this ID for lunch and many other things all the way through high school graduation.

K-1 students do not need to type in their codes, but we recommend beginning to learn this number so they are ready when they get to 2nd grade :)

If you do not know your child's ID, login to your Infinite Campus Parent portal (yellow icon at the top right of the SDW homepage: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/)

Click on "Today" on the left side of the screen. Click it again and one of your students will pop up. His/Her student number is listed under their name. If you have more than one student, you will see a pull down on the top right of the screen where you can select the next child.

Thank you for your assistance keeping our lunch serving lines moving along!

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Blessings in a Backpack

Thank you to all of you helping with this program at Randall STEM. Students who have not opted out will receive a package each Friday. Click here and complete the form if you are receiving packages and wish to opt out.

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STEM Community Link

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SDW Community Connections

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School District of Waukesha Family Resources

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Randall Campus (K-5)

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