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Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, October 18th, 2019


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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:

Hadley - Mrs. Hanson recognized Hadley for positive behavior. Hadley is kind to others and does her job. She sure is respectful to our classroom.

Tia- Ms. McVey recognized Tia for positive behavior. Tia was helpful to a new student by offering to walk them to their bus to make sure they got there safe.

Charles - Mrs. Riechers recognized Charles for positive behavior. Charles is so helpful during mentor meetings. He volunteered to escort our kindergartners to and from our meeting each week.

Chace - Ms. Schroeder recognized Chace for positive behavior. Chace served our community by actively picking up garbage on the school grounds.

Levi - Ms. McVey recognized Levi for positive behavior. Levi has been doing a great job being helpful. He helped others pick up their mess.

Kennedy - Ms. Schroeder recognized Kennedy for positive behavior. Kennedy served our community by willingly picking up garbage on the school grounds

Adler - Mrs. Hanson recognized Adler for positive behavior. Adler is a kind friend to others around him. He is always willing to help others out.

Danielle - Ms. Schroeder recognized Danielle for positive behavior. Danielle served our community by actively picking up garbage on the school grounds.

Bringham - Mrs. Riechers recognized Brigham for positive behavior. Brigham has been a wonderful friend and role model. He encourages and cheers his friends on when they need help.

KaSandra - Mrs. Spilde recognized KaSandra for positive behavior. KaSandra is being recognized for her daily acts of kindness. She is always there to help a classmate when needed.

Miles- Mrs. Sedlacek recognized Miles for positive behavior. Miles has been working very hard in his reading time. Keep up the great work!

Maddie - Mrs. Graff recognized Maddie for positive behavior. Maddie always has a positive attitude when she enters the classroom. She is kind to others and takes responsibility for her classroom leadership role.

Emma - Ms. Danielson recognized Emma for positive behavior. Emma is respectful and hard working. She listens and trys hard to do her job.

Alli - Ms. Lyons recognized Alli for positive behavior. Alli is always kind to her classmates and always helps them when in need.

Dalton - Mrs. Spilde recognized Dalton for positive behavior. Dalton has a kind and caring heart. He comes to school every day with a big, bright smile on his face and is eager to learn.

Grace - Ms. Schilling recognized Grace for positive behavior. Grace uses kind and helpful words and actions with her peers. She is thoughtful and cares about everyone.

Jayden- Mrs Hanson recognized Jayden for positive behavior. Jayden makes all children in our classroom feel special and included.

Awesome job choosing kind behavior and going above and beyond.

- 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.

Unselfie - How to help our children build empathy

Parents/Caregivers - check out this great book (audio, electronic, hardbound options available).

This is a great resource for educators, youth leaders, parents, grandparents, etc. You will find insights on how to help the youth in your life gain lifelong skills of empathy.

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for digital media exposure.

18 months and under - No screen time

24 months - 30 min. to 1 hour maximum (this should be co-viewed/co-played and high quality age appropriate)https://healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Where-We-Stand-TV-Viewing-Time.aspx

Video Games and Children: Playing with Violence

"Studies of children exposed to violent media have shown that they may become numb to violence, imitate the violence, and show more aggressive behavior. Younger children and those with emotional, behavioral or learning problems may be more influenced by violent images."

Tips for Parents
Parents can help their children enjoy these video games appropriately and avoid problems by:

  • Avoiding video games in preschool-aged children
  • Checking the ESRB ratings to select appropriate games—both in content and level of development
  • Playing video games with their children to share the experience and discuss the game’s content
  • Setting clear rules about game content and playing time, both in and outside the home
  • Monitoring online interactions and warning children about potential dangers of Internet contacts while playing games online
  • Allowing video game playing only in public areas of the home, not in the child’s bedroom
  • Remembering that you are a role model for your children including which video games you play and how long you play them
  • Enforcing total screen time limits
  • Ensuring video games are only played after homework and chores are done
  • Encouraging participation in other activities, particularly physical activities

(Taken directly from article linked above)

Dance Club: 2019-2020

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Banana Splits Group

Is your child a member of either a single parent or stepfamily household? Has he or she experienced family changes due to separation, divorce, or other life circumstances? If you think it would be beneficial for your child to talk about special concerns relating to family changes, consider having him or her join “Banana Splits.”

As part of our educational curriculum at Cadott Elementary, any student in grades K-6 may participate in small guidance groups. “Banana Splits” groups will be starting the week of October 28. These groups, each made up of about eight students, will meet once a week during a lunch, recess, or teacher approved time. The groups will run six to eight weeks.

The purpose of “Banana Splits” is to provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere for kids to explore positive ways of coping with change. Mrs. Manier, our school counselor, will be facilitating these groups.

If you are interested in having your child participate in “Banana Splits,” please complete and return the attached form to your child’s teacher, or email the form to manierd@cadott.k12.wi.us. -

Veteran's Day Program

Hello Hornet Families!

I am excited to present a great opportunity for us as a school to honor our veterans! The elementary school will be singing a song for the Veteran’s Day program on Monday, November 11th at 10:00 in the high school gym. We have been working very hard and are thankful that we can present a gift of music as a small way to say thank you to those who have served. We will again add a personal part to our performance by having each student hold on to a picture or name card of one or more veterans in their life.

I have saved the pictures and cards from last year to use again - so if your child sent one to me last year, you do not need to send it in again. If you would like to add additional pictures or names, that would be fine too!

If they did not send in a name or picture of a veteran, we would like each student to send a picture (it can be a photocopy of a picture too) or the name of a veteran that is a family member or family friend to school with your child to deliver to Mrs. Grossinger in the music room. We will make cards in class with the veterans’ names or pictures on them. If you would like to email the picture or name to me - please include your child’s name and classroom teacher so I know which child to connect it to. My email is: grossingerm@cadott.k12.wi.us. You may send in more than one name or picture.

If you are unable to send a name or picture in, we will give your child the name of one of our Cadott staff veterans to place on their card.

We hope this will be a personal way each child can connect with our Veteran’s Day program. We are so grateful for their unselfish service to us and to our country!

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Grossinger

Cadott Elementary Music Teacher

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

November 20

December 18

January 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

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 October 18th:

Freya Wagner - Mrs. Ritger

Victor Hetchler - Mrs. Matherne

Damion Harmon - Ms. Strzyzewski

Brock Folczyk - Mrs. Drake

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Lil Dribblers

Girls Grades K-3rd


  • November 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

  • January 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

  • Friday Jan. 31st – Skills presentation at half-time of the girls’ basketball game


  • 4:30-5:30 in the Cadott Elementary Gym

-Every family is asked to volunteer to be a parent helper at least once during the 8-week sessions.

-Lil Dribblers will be coached by Dave Hazuga and the High School girls Basketball teams.

Registration Fee: $15.00, includes a basketball and t-shirt
Lil Dribblers Sign up

Please see sign up sheet for Lil Dribblers

PACE Meetings

Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm

November 18th

December 16th

January 20th

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

Community Ties

20th Anniversary of Cadott Football's 1999 State Championship

Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Cadott Football’s 1999 State Championship. We will be honoring the team’s accomplishments at our last home game on October 18th. Lets fill the stands to show appreciation for the 1999 team!

Members of the 1999 Team are asked to check in on the west end of the field at the Hornet’s merchandise table. At Halftime, our MC will recognize the team and give a brief recap of the game. Afterward, there will be an informal reception at Halfway Hall with light refreshments and music. We will play the the Championship game on projector, display newspaper articles, and reminisce. All are welcome!

-Cadott Football Coaching Staff

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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:

  • October 14 and 28
  • November 11
  • December 2 and 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 .

Kindergarten Girl Scout Troop

We are looking for a parent that would be interested in volunteering to be a Leader for a Girl

Scout Troop in Cadott for kindergarten and/or first grade girls after school.

For more info please contact Sherlee Ryan by email at sherleeryan@rocketmail.com or

Chad Yeager at scouterchad@scouterchad.com


St. John's Lutheran Church - Seminary Street - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

2019 Schedule - Every 4th Wednesday of the month

October 23rd

November 27th

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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Please click for the 2019-2020 school calendar