APRIL NEWSLETTER

Principal's Corner

I hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful spring break, whether you traveled, stayed home, were productive, or did a lot of much needed relaxing. We were excited to see all of the students return to school energetic and ready to keep moving forward. We have only one trimester left in our academic year, and so much to accomplish in academics, field trips, celebrations, and more.


By the end of the year our goal is for 100% of our Evergreen students to make growth in all areas. Even before the end of the year, that has already happened, and I could not be more proud of the work and dedication from the students, staff and families alike. Without the work of everyone, we would not have as many celebrations! Throughout the remainder of the year, students are working to meet their growth goals and stretch goals in ELA and math, as they prepare for their next grade.


In addition to academics, we are also working toward our trimester 3 goal in PBIS. Trimester 1 the kids exceeded their 15,000 Eagle Bucks goal and earned a movie and snacks. Trimester 2 we raised the goal to 18,000 Eagle Bucks, which was exceeded as well, and ended in an Evergreen Games Celebration of Bingo, obstacle course, drawing, make and take, and a scavenger hunt! Students are doing an amazing at being kind, being safe, and doing their job, so we are raising our goal to 22,000 Eagle Bucks by the end of the year! We are confident that their positive behaviors will shine and they will meet their goal once again.


We have a lot of work to do over the next few months, and I am excited to celebrate the growth with everyone.


-Laura Maier

Counselor Updates

Kindergarten - Problem-solving is a complicated cognitive process. Skilled problem-solvers get along better with peers and have fewer conflicts and problems with aggression. Home Link

1st Grade- Problem-solving is a complicated cognitive process. Students who are more skilled problem solvers get along better with peers and have fewer conflicts and problems with aggression. It is important to remind students to calm down before trying to solve a problem so they can think clearly.

2nd Grade - Students who are more skilled problem solvers get along better with peers and have fewer conflicts and problems with aggression. Students can escalate conflicts by failing to consider the situation from the other person’s perspective. The perspective-taking skills learned earlier are an important part of the first of the Problem-Solving Steps, S: Say the problem. It is important for students to see a problem in a neutral way that does not blame the other person. Home Link

3rd Grade - Students who are more skilled problem solvers get along better with peers and have fewer conflicts and problems with aggression. The perspective-taking skills learned earlier are an important part of the first Problem-Solving Step, S: Say the problem. It is important for students to see a problem in a neutral way that does not blame the other person. Students can escalate conflicts by failing to consider the situation from the other person’s perspective. Home Link

4th Grade- Students can escalate conflicts by failing to consider the situation from the other person’s perspective. Aggressive students in particular more often assume that the other person has a hostile motive. The perspective-taking skills learned in earlier lessons are an important part of the first of the Problem-Solving Steps, S: Say the problem. To begin the problem-solving process, it is important for students to see the problem in a neutral way that does not blame the other person. Home Link


5th Grade- Students can escalate conflicts by failing to consider the situation from the other person’s perspective. Aggressive students in particular tend to assume that the other person has a hostile motive. The perspective-taking skills learned in earlier lessons are an important part of the first Problem-Solving Step, “Say the problem without blame.” It is important for students to state the problem in a neutral way that does not blame the other person, so they can begin the problem-solving process. Home Link


In addition, every month, WGSD will be highlighting a spotlight skill. Please check out each month’s newsletter to see more about the spotlight skill including keywords, definitions, and areas of focus. Our District Wide SEL Spotlight Skill this month is Responsible Decision Making


More about Responsible Decision Making


Keywords: Solve Problems, Open Minded, Wellbeing of self and others

Definition: The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.

Focus area for each grade level:

4K-5K: Learners will be able to, with adult guidance, recognize that they have choices in how to respond to situations.

1st-3rd: Learners will be able to, with adult guidance, generate possible choices and actions they could take in a given situation, including positive and negative options.

4th-5th: Learners will be able to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interaction in order to evaluate the consequences of various actions with consideration of well-being for oneself and others.


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SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 13th - PTO Meeting 6:30 @ EG

April 14th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Retzner

April 15th-19th NO SCHOOL

April 20th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Milwaukee Public Museum

PTO UPDATES

Thank you to all of the families that participated in the calendar fundraiser! We are working on tallying them up, once we do, we will share our total amount raised! Prizes will be handed out to students in mid April.


Nominate yourself or someone else you think would make a great PTO board member. Nominations are accepted now through April 13th. Use this link to nominate:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5J8ZPC


Join us for our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm in the Evergreen Cafeteria.


Spring spirit wear store will be open Monday April 4th- April 11th.

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SPRING CONCERT

Evergreen's Spring Concert Date:

May 17th

1st-3rd grade 10:00

4th, 5th and 5th grade band 1:30

WHAT HAPPENED IN MARCH

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PBIS INCENTIVE DAY

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WGSD APP

WGSD Families - Did you know that the Waterford Graded School District has an APP? Go to your Google Play Store or Apple Store and search Waterford Graded School District and download the app today. All the information that is on our website is also available on the APP. Have questions or comments about our site please contact Heidi Engel at 262-514-8200 Ext. 5200.

WHO TO CONTACT IN THE OFFICE

Mrs. Laura Maier, Evergreen Elementary Principal

Mrs. Tricia Kedrowicz, Evergreen School Counselor

Mrs. Sue Nicoson, Principal Secretary (Enrollments, student information/needs, Health room)

Mrs. Melissa Adams, Building Secretary (Attendance, Food Service accounts, Health Room)

Mrs. Rachel Pankonin, WGSD Nurse

Mrs. Kim Rivera-Kloeppel, WGSD School Social Worker

Mrs. Lisa Peterson, Aramark Food Service Coordinator