Family Newsletter

May/June

Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center

341 North Emery Ave, Peshtigo, WI 54157

(715) 582-3762

COVID-19 Remote Learning Plans

Click here for quick access to our website and grade level learning plans

FAREWELL FROM MRS. COLLINS

Dear PELC Families


As many of you know, this is my last year at the Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center. I will begin a new position at Ferber Elementary School in the Appleton Area School District next fall. After six years, I have grown to feel very connected to your community, the staff, and many of you. I would like to thank you for everything you have done over the years to support this awesome school and all those who work on behalf of your community and your children. This school is truly special and it has been an honor to serve you. Have a great summer and I will miss you!


Mrs. Collins

FAREWELL FROM MR. MALCORE

Message from Mr Malcore

6th GRADE GRADUATION

Tentative PLANS

We recognize that moving from the PELC to the Middle School is an important big step for our students. We all feel very sad that this cannot happen as we originally planned, but we would still like to note the occasion somehow. As of today, we are planning to honor our current 6th grades during a TBD event at the Middle School in July or August. Although we do not have a date for this yet, we will share information with you as we get it. Thank you.

END OF YEAR AWARDS

2020 PELC End of Year Awards
WINNER LIST!

Click here to see the list of all the winners!

PELC OFFICE HOURS

The PELC Main Office is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Pick up remote learning packets in the foyer
  • Pick up or drop off new student registration paperwork
  • Pick up student supplies


The Student Services office is open Tuesdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PICKING UP AND RETURNING STUDENT MATERIALS

Please note the following:

  • A schedule will be sent out for the pickup and return of student materials on May 26, 27, and 28.
  • Teachers will send this information to you along with a checklist of items needed for return to school.
  • Yearbooks will be passed out at this time IF they are available.
  • Community members are restricted from entering the building at this time and this event will occur via the car rider line, like a drive up window.

A NOTE FROM MRS. OSOWSKI

Hello from Mrs. Osowski!

While the weather starts to get warmer and summer begins, I wanted to tell you that I truly miss each of your children. The classes, playgrounds and cafeteria are much too quiet without them here.


As we finish the last few weeks of remote learning, I wanted to share an informational poster from our Digital Citizenship resource, Common Sense Media. Please feel free to use this video as a resource and take a few moments to review and remind your children of what it means to be a digital citizen. Not only do we want our students to be their Best Bulldogs at school, home and in the community, but we also promote being Respectful, Responsible and Safe online.

GRADES, REPORT CARDS, AND GRADE LEVEL PROMOTION

Updates

  • PELC will NOT complete 3rd Trimester Report Cards
  • All students will be promoted to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Exceptions will only be made in consultation with the classroom teacher and Administration

Preschool Matters

Those of us in education spend a great deal of time discussing learning activities that are age-appropriate for our students. Oftentimes, these conversations lead to others that explore the increased academic expectations for students in schools today. There are lots of articles that refer to 5 year-old Kindergarten as the “new 1st grade” for example, but here at the Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center, we see that mantra as too simple and start our teaching at age 4.


When students come to our school and explore our 4 year-old, half day program, we teach them much more than academics. We sing songs to encourage language and speech development. We play games to learn teamwork and build curiosity. We learn to communicate and cooperate, we practice good manners and good hygiene, and we teach children to be kind to one another. Our certified early childhood teachers have years of experience preparing children for the rest of their lives and we invite you all to join us! Register now for 4K!

SUMMER SCHOOL

Please Note:

Due to the current health crisis, Peshtigo does NOT plan to run a summer school program this year. If this changes, we will notify families as soon as possible. Thank you.

CAMP BIRD INFORMATION 2020

Dear 5th Grade Parents

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

Next fall, from September 29 - October 2, your child will be attending Camp Bird. This is an outdoor education program that has been part of the 6th grade science curriculum for more than fifty years!

The teachers have many activities planned for the students during the four days spent at Camp Bird: Outdoor Survival Skills, Birdhouse Building, Arts & Crafts, Fishing, Canoeing, Water Quality Investigation, Orienteering, Challenge Course, GPS Instruction and more.

Your child will be supplied with a Camp Bird Booklet next fall. This booklet outlines all courses, camp schedule, and what your child needs to bring to camp. We will be holding an informational meeting about Camp Bird on the night of Open House. in Mr. Devine’s room.

The fee for 4 days of instruction, lodging, and all meals is $40. This includes the cost of a camp t-shirt that will be made in Arts & Crafts class. Please send this fee in the fall with your child. If there is a problem with paying for Camp Bird please let Mr. Devine know.

Thank you,

Mr. Devine and the Sixth Grade Staff

PTSO NEWS

Thank you Teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8! We’d like to thank all of the hard working teachers here at PELC. Our students are so lucky to have you! You have all been incredible during this time of uncertainty. We applaud your efforts to keep our students learning while they can’t be at school.

Read-A-Thon PRIZES

Contrary to what we stated in the last newsletter, the prizes will be picked up with your child’s belongings on the date set by the district. For those students who earned the pizza party, a Luigi’s gift card will be in the bag for a kid’s football pizza with one topping. The ice cream recipients will receive their ice cream with their bag of goodies.

Adult PROM

If you purchased a ticket, please email ptso@peshtigo.k12.wi.us and let us know how many tickets you purchased, where you purchased them from and whether you would like your money refunded or donated to PTSO. Please send us this information by June 1st.

PESHTIGO YOUTH BASEBALL

PYB Families-

We are going to initiate refunds of the league payment and concessions deposit. If you paid by credit/debit should start appearing in your account within 5-7 days. Anyone who paid by check, your payment should be approximately the same amount of time.


This refund does not mean that we are cancelling the season.


We will be using May 26th as our go/no go date. We will notify everyone of the status of the league around that time.


Sports makes us believe in long shots and underdogs. Makes us think we can win even when all the odds are against us. And in being honest with everyone, the odds are very much stacked against us. But we are not ready to give up. Be sure that whatever decision we make is done with the health and well being of all players and families in mind. We will use an abundance of caution in any decision.


To recap, we will make a decision to play around May 26th and will communicate that to everyone. In the meantime, all PYB activities are suspended.


Any questions you may have, please reach out to me. I hope everyone is safe and healthy.


Ryan Haulotte

715-923-2849

NEWS FROM THE "HOME" GYM!

May is Mental Health Month!

Being cooped up in the house is difficult, not only on the body but the brain. Activity and fresh air are vital to keeping the brain happy and healthy. Parents, find time for yourself (even if it is only a few minutes at a time). Everyone should take time to do things that they enjoy, get outside, and exercise regularly. Try to stay connected with others, even if it is virtual. All of these things help support mental wellness.

The summer is coming a bit earlier than we expected. This past month, we’ve danced, we asked you “would you rather”, we’ve created our own games and so much more. Mrs. Herbst and Mr. Hurley have given you many tools to keep yourself active over the summer. We want to encourage everyone to find new and creative ways to do so. Get outside, stay healthy (mentally and physically), and stay safe. We miss you all and look forward to seeing you next school year.

CROSS COUNTRY

Attention 5th and 6th Graders!

Anyone interested in joining Middle School Cross Country in the beginning of next school year should email me, Coach Jornlin, at jornlinp@peshtigo.k12.wi.us. I will have a summer running program and all the information you need to become a runner. I hope to hear from you soon.