WSA Randall Weekly Newsletter

August 27, 2021

Dates to Remember

September 1: First Day of School, Parent Coffee & Carbs after drop off on playground (see below)

September 10: Picture Day!

October 13: 5th Grade Run

Carbs & Coffee for New STEM Parents

Reminder! New parents welcome to STEM!

On behalf of STEM PTSO, parents please plan to join us on the playground after drop off on the first day of school for a quick coffee and some carbs. Meet other STEM parents and kick off the school year together.

Help Us Welcome Our New STEM Families!

STEM parents, help support our new families by giving them your best tip or trick for the school year.

To help our new families get a great start to the school year PTSO is compiling and sharing all the tips and tricks STEM parents know to share with new families and each other. Please add your tip or trick in the form below by Monday 8/30.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pg45ySmqAkOnOTCu_P7DX7Jv4f3OqSCM4fw-KklmnIg/viewform?ts=6124f2e8&edit_requested=true

PTSO is looking forward to a great start to the 2021 school year!

Introducing New STEM Staff!

If you missed them at Open House, we'd like to introduce the newest members of our team at STEM Randall!

Hannah Rench joins us a a long term Kindergarten substitute for Mrs. Turner-Remmers

Moses Apetet is our new head custodian

Julie Maurer is our new Music Specialist

Denise Tobianski is our new School Psychologist.

Samantha Hunt is our new special education teacher

Spirit Shop is Back OPEN!

Great news! Our spirit wear shop is open again! Order now until September 7th.

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/STEM21

Family Directory OPT OUT Instructions

As always, during the first few weeks of school, we will provide an electronic family directory of STEM Randall families for the purpose of sending birthday invitations, etc. If you DO NOT wish to be included in the directory, or want any of your information omitted, click here and complete the OPT OUT form prior to August 26th. Remember, ONLY complete this form if you DO NOT want your student or certain information included in the directory.

Waukesha STEM Academy Handbook

Click here for the latest Waukesha STEM Academy Handbook! This has answers on all STEM procedures, including attendance reporting and parking/drop off.

Annual Online Registration/Fee Payments

All School District of Waukesha families were emailed links and instructions to complete annual online registration and school fee payments. This is required for ALL families, new and returning, and needs to be completed prior to the start of school. Note this cannot be completed on a mobile device. If you need a computer to use, please make an appointment in the office. Hours are 7-3:30 weekdays. If you prefer to pay fees by cash or check, money can be sent to the office in an envelope clearly labeled with your student's name. Checks must be payable to School District of Waukesha. Click here to view School District of Waukesha fees for next year. Note the increase in lunch fees (Breakfast is not served at Randall STEM)


Click here for the email sent August 9th

Picture Day is Coming!

School pictures are scheduled for 9/10/21.

Pictures can be pre-ordered online here:

<https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering>
https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering

Use the drop down menu to select our school name

Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to
picture day:

Fall100273

2021-22 Lunch Times

Lunches will be eaten/served in the gym by the schedule below. Menus are again accessible by clicking the "food service" link at the top of the Randall and District Websites, and are linked at the bottom of this newsletter each week.


11:15 -11:40: Kindergarten & 4th Grade (after recess 11-11:15)

11:30-11:55: 1st & 2nd Grade (after recess 11:15-11:30)

11:50-12:15: 5th Grade (after recess 11:35-11:50)

11:55-12:20 3rd grade (after recess 11:40-11:55)

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available

*8/30/21 Update* Free lunches for all will continue for this school year. Students will only be charged for a la carte milk or 2nd entrees. If you qualify, it is recommended that you still complete a free and reduced lunch application to ensure your student is covered to start the 2022-23 school year. Click here to go to the application page.

Drop off and Before and After School Care info

Our STEM school day is 7:55 am to 2:55 pm. There is no supervision on the playground before school, so students cannot be on the playground without a parent/guardian. Students should line up outside with their class beginning at 7:40 am (look for signs at open house that will show each class' spot to line up), and will be greeted and brought into school by staff at 7:50 am so they are ready to begin class at 7:55 am. Students must be picked up promptly at the end of the day, as staff supervision ends at 3:05 pm. If you are in need of before or after school care, click here for more information on the Waukesha Park and Recreation programming.

Student Progress Reporting

At Randall STEM, we have settled on and continue to use a digital portfolio for students. As last year was a little abnormal for many reasons, some of you may not have used or checked the SDW Continuum as much as you would have liked. We will continue to use the SDW Continuum to report progress throughout the school year. As the SDW Continuum is our primary way of communicating progress with students and parents on their learning, student work will be updated regularly. Within the first trimester, there will be student work uploaded in reading, math, writing, and science, along with feedback on student evidence. Staff will be marking/scoring continuums for reading, math, and writing, which will show student progress towards these learning targets/standards. There will be student work in Reading, Math, Writing, & Science along with their progress on that particular piece of evidence. You will be receiving reminders in your teacher’s classroom newsletter to check out the portfolio and see work happening in the classroom. I would also recommend asking your student to show you their portfolio to see their learning and celebrate their achievements. Just give our Kinders and 1st graders a little time to get acquainted with the new system before asking. :)

Please see BB9 and your classroom/grade level newsletters (or the handbook) for additional parent login and other information.

Thank you for being our partner in education!

Fun Community Activity Opportunity

Burn Boot Camp Waukesha is bringing a fun workout to the Summit View Elementary field, with proceeds benefiting their Playground Project! Burn Boot Camp training and client experience team will be there to take the Waukesha community through an on-field boot camp experience as they would in our gym! We need YOUR help to make this event a success to jumpstart fundraising efforts to make a positive impact on the 2021/2022 outdoor activities for our students!


Check out the details below and share this email with your friends, family and neighbors!


  • What: 45 minute workout for ALL fitness levels
  • When: Monday, August 30th. Registration begins at 4:30pm - workout to begin at 5pm!
  • Cost: $10 minimum. Please bring cash or Venmo @??
  • Who: Ages 13 and up may participate! *All participants will be required to complete a waiver. Ages 13-15 must be accompanied by a parent. Fill out your waiver on arrival or save time and complete it below. CURRENT members do not have to complete this!
  • https://burn-waukesha.avidbase.com/forms/new-client-waiver
  • BY: Burn Boot Camp Waukesha! They are located at 721 Meadowbrook Road and are currently offering 3 weeks for $75 under their Commit2Fit program! All teachers qualify for a 10% discount off of membership dues as well! Check out their website for more details on this! https://burnbootcamp.com/locations/waukesha-wi/


We hope you can join us for this fun fitness community event!

Message from Mrs. Williams in our Health Room

Missed open house and have medication to bring in? Click here and check out last week's message from Mrs. Williams for the information you will need.

School Supplies and Teacher assignments

Click here for our 2021-22 supply lists. If you ordered a kit, you only need to provide the items in red (and blue if applicable), everything else has been delivered directly to school.


You can discover your student's teacher assignment by logging in to your Infinite Campus parent portal and clicking on "Schedule" on the left.

Back to School Procedures

Waukesha STEM Academy is part of the School District of Waukesha and adheres to SDW policies. On August 20th, you received a message from our School District Superintendent outlining how our district will address Covid-19 in our schools during the 2021-22 school year. Click here to view the August 20 message.
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Emergency Broadband Benefit

Please click the link below for important information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit that will help families who qualify reduce their internet costs at home. This program is direct to the consumer and requires families to apply for the benefit.

Information on EBBP

Missed Something?

If you missed any of our recent newsletters, or just forgot some info, click here to visit our newsletter page where you can catch up on all the news :) You can also visit our Facebook Page or contact the school office with any questions.
Lunch Menus

Students choose from the Elementary Lunch Menu. If dietary restrictions require items from the Elementary Veggie Lunch Menu, you must pre-order with the office a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

STEM Community Link

Click here for extra-curricular offerings related to or held at STEM Randall

SDW Community Connections

Click here to see PeachJar flyers (Extra-Curricular Offerings throughout our District)

School District of Waukesha Family Resources

If you are strugging, our School District has many resources available to help. Click here to see what is available.

Randall Campus (K-5)

REPORT ALL STUDENT ABSENCES USING THE SAFE ARRIVAL SYSTEM. If the absence is COVID-19 related, please contact the school office.