Schafer School Newsletter

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Office reminders

No School for Students on 1/18 (Teacher Institute Day)

No School for Students on 1/21 (Martin Luther King Day)

Report Cards Go Home 1/23

Early Dismissal for Grades 1-5 on 1/30 at 12:30pm

Please have your child dress for the weather.

Here are a few reminders:

1. Students will be outside for recess unless the temperature falls below 0◦ with the wind chill factor.

2. Students are allowed to play in the snow as long as they have proper winter attire (hats, gloves/mittens, coat, snow pants, boots). Students who do not have ALL of these items will play on the blacktop areas.

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A note from Nurse Ruth

Does cold weather cause Colds?

In terms of infectious illnesses, germs make you sick, not cold weather itself. You have to come in contact with rhinoviruses to catch a cold. And you need to be infected with influenza viruses to contract the flu. Rhinoviruses peak in spring and fall, and influenza viruses peak in winter. Spending more time indoors in cold weather actually foster the spread of viruses.

CNN article on Colds and Cold Weather

First Grade Musical

All 1st Grade Students at Schafer Elementary!

The First Grade Musical is on February 21st at 6:30pm.

Please feel free to email or call Mrs. Knudson (Music Teacher) with any questions!

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Put chipotle on Tuesday’s dinner menu. Come support Schafer on 1/22 from 5-9pm and show them your flier. Thanks for your support.

Dental Screenings

Dental screenings are next month on 2/22 & 2/25. If you’re available to help during the day with Dental screenings, please contact Chrissy:

Great America

Great America reading incentive forms are due on January 31st. Get your student’s form turned in for a free admission ticket

Sky Martial Arts

Sky Martial Arts after school program sign up is due by Friday, 2/1. Forms went home with students yesterday, or you can find it at

Book Fair

Book Fair/Open House/1st Grade Musical is on Thursday, February 21st.

Next PTA meeting is on Wednesday, February 6th, at 6:30pm.

The Schafer Auction will be on Friday, April 12th, at Allegra banquets. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Angie:

If you haven’t received your yard sign from your PTA Membership, please stop in the office to get one.

Please email us at with any questions you may have.