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Updates from the Elementary Office 1.12.22

Hello North Crawford Families,

We at North Crawford are loving the warmer weather - there is something pretty special about sledding filled recesses.


As we near the end of the first semester, please be on the lookout for a report card that will be sent home close to Jan. 26th. In the Elementary we utilize a standards based report card. It is helpful to think of it as a snapshot of where your child is currently at in regards to grade level standards at this point of the year. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions about the report card and ways that you can support learning at home.


On Jan. 19th the new matrix will begin to be utilized in the district. Masking has not changed on the bus per federal regulations.


It has been great to hear from so many of you in the survey sent out last month as well as a handful of you in the parent focus groups. We will be having a meeting on Monday, Jan. 17th to give an overview of our options looking into the grant timeline and possible pilot ideas in the future. My hope is that this group can act as a parent advisory group throughout the year. Focused more on brainstorming, offering feedback, and serving on possible interview teams for staff throughout the year vs. a more traditional "pto" that looks at fundraising. The pandemic has showed us all how important a partnership between school and home lives is - we hope you can join us in this engagement effort. The meeting will be in the Large Group Room (next to the HS office) from 5:00-6:15. I have attached a report of our work and the agenda for the meeting. Please RSVP if you are able to attend on the link below so I can better plan for spacing / materials.


Thank you for your continued partnership.


Best Regards,

Amanda Killeen

Parent Engagement Group

Monday, Jan. 17th, 5pm

47050 County Road X

Soldiers Grove, WI

Large Group Room

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Dates to Have on Your Radar

January 17th - Parent Engagement Charter School Group Mgt. 5:00-6:15

January 19th - Start of new district matrix

January 21st - No school for students, staff PD day, 4K Screening Day

January 26th - Report Cards Sent Home

Need to get hold of Mrs. Killeen?

In an effort to expand communication efforts, I would like to share my work text message number. These messages go to a computer (not my cell) and you are welcome to text outside of school hours ‪(608) 571-4957. To talk my office phone is 608-624-5201 ext. 232 and email is akilleen@ncrawford.k12.wi.us

Parent Ideas / Resources

1000 Hours Outside Challenge

Have you heard about the 1000 hour outdoor challenge? My family attempted this during 2021, while we only made it to 600 hours - it was a great motivator for my littles to get outside across the seasons. Each day your children spend around 1 hour outside so they are off to a good start! See below for some ideas for January and books to check out!


https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/trackers

SEL Update

Our 3rd-5th graders have been working with Mr. Moderski in SEL within the program of Sources of Strength. Students learned about the Regulation Railroad. Below you can find some ways to support the language we are using at school in your home environment.
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