The Falcon Report
School District of Flambeau
Friday, November 20, 2015
From the District Administrator's Office
This is a time of the year we pause and give thanks for everything we have. At times when we are taking on life's challenges it may be a bit harder to see and appreciate the gifts we have. In fact, when we are challenged, we appreciate even more what we do have. I hope everyone takes some time during the next week in particular to reflect and give thanks for the gifts you have.
I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks for everyone's cooperation and transitioning to our new drop-off / pick-up area in front of the school. The new drop-off / pick-up lane has created a safer area for students, staff, and visitors. For those coming for a short visit, 20 minutes or less, we do have short-term parking spaces available just west of the drop-off lane. Thanks again for your help.
-- Mr. Hanson
From the Elementary Principal's Office
I would like to thank those of you who attended the Sixth through Eighth grade math night on Tuesday, November 17th. With math specialists from CESA 10 working in conjunction with Ms. Hareldson, Mrs. Cody and Mrs. Hruby, we had a very informative, productive evening with families. Today, the district and Flambeau PTA surprised our eleven students who attended to pizza, bowling and ice cream. I would like to recognize these students as I was so impressed with their excitement and positive manners—it made me very proud to be their principal! These students are: Sam Cegler, Christy Zimmer, Arianna Brost, Kailey Krisik, Zoe Groothousen, Olivia Taylor, Shyla Applebee, Julia Oelkers, Seth Cegler, Sophie Hauser, and Kyleigh Hanson. A special thank you to PTA as well—we appreciate all that you do for our district!
If you are a hunter, I wish you a successful season, otherwise, please enjoy your break and stay safe!
From the Middle School/High School Principal's Office
Wishing each of you a safe hunting season and a relaxing Thanksgiving!
From The Athletic Director's Office
A time to give thanks. While we will never be perfect and probably never satisfied I feel very thankful for what we have. I feel the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year has been very fruitful. Our fall sports teams were all much improved from last year. Basketball is off and running with wrestling beginning this week. Numbers are up and kids seem eager to begin.
The weather is changing quickly and I'm sure challenges in transportation will arise. Referrals are down and I hope this trend continues. A reminder for all who ride to listen to their driver and follow bus conduct rules will help to ensure safe travel for all.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Safe Hunt!
Flambeau PTA - Going Strong!
The Flambeau PTA is going strong in its 5th year. There is a new chairperson this year in Lucy Taylor. Lucy is one of the kindergarten teachers at Flambeau and a parent of 5 children. She was willing to step up and take on the challenge of keeping the PTA moving along. Linda Zimmer has taken on the position of secretary/treasurer. The funds that the PTA raises come only from box tops and milk caps that the school children bring in. Twice per year the PTA sponsors a challenge to see which classroom can bring in the most money. The money in turn goes back out to teachers who request funding to do special programming for their classrooms or to buy equipment or supplies that might not otherwise be something in the budget (like new sleds). Meetings for the PTA are held on the third Monday of each month (except Dec. and May). Meeting times are at 5:00 pm and they are held in the kindergarten classroom where children can play while parents and staff talk. All parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to join PTA and give a voice to your child’s education.
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Books can take you places that you've never been, books are adventures again and again.
Books can take you high, up the mountainside, or deep in the ocean where strange fish abide.
Between the covers a mystery might lie, or the answer to a question, or the reason why.
Books are friends that give and give, reading a practice for as long as you live.
--Von Baughman, Flambeau Bus Driver