the Winskill Weekly


Thank you all for your kind words and the beautiful angel statue given in honor of my grandmother, Leah Decker. Not only is she beautiful, but the angel was the perfect gift. My grandmother collected angels and had several meant to be placed in the garden. She, however, insisted that they be kept inside where she could see them each day. I'm so grateful to have had the chance to spend time with her in February- we laughed, told stories, listened to her big band music, and just enjoyed one another's company. I will be traveling to Michigan for her funeral service and will be out of the district Monday. Thank you again for your kindness and support.
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Looking Ahead....Please help me keep this current by sharing any new events!

Monday 5/16

Mrs. McWilliams kdg Pledge Leaders

STAR testing

Specials team mtg @11:20

4K PLC @1:00

Bev Mattingly's Winskill retirement party @3:30

Congratulations, Bev!

Tuesday 5/17

STAR testing

Sped PLC @8:15

Admin mtg @9:00

Butterfly Collection with Mr. Younk (Missy's dad)- all day

Homework Club @3:15

5th gr Band Open House 4:00-7:00

Wednesday 5/18

STAR testing

FOW 5K Run

Lunch Club

Instructional Leadership mtg @3:30

Thursday 5/19

STAR testing

EMS Schedule – Thursday, May 19, 2016

Grade levels are scheduled for 30 minutes. If you prefer to break into 2 classes for 15 minutes feel free.

Time Grade Level

9:00 – 9:30 2nd grade

9:30 – 10:00 4K AM

10:30 – 11:00 3rd grade

11:00 – 11:30 4th grade

12:30 – 1:00 4K PM

1:20– 1:50 KDGN

1:50 – 2:20 5th grade

2:20 – 2:50 1st grade

First Grade Grandparents Day

Thoughtful Thursday 2/3 gr @8:15

Thoughtful Thursday 4/5 @9:20

Kindergarten Circus Dress Rehearsal 8:30-10:30

2nd gr PLC @10:45

Homework Club @3:15 Last one!

5th gr Band Open House @6:00-8:00

Friday 5/20

STAR testing- Last day!

2nd gr field trip to Madison Zoo

Kindergarten Circus @ LHS 8:30-10:30

Monday 5/23

Tuesday 5/24

Mrs. McLimans/Mrs. Cooley 4K Pledge Leaders

Maggie Martin's Bridal Shower @3:30

Wednesday 5/25

5th grade Regions Fair

District Retirement Party @Holiday Gardens @5:30

Thursday 5/26

Schreiner Memorial Library (Presentation Room)

8:30 1st

8:45 4K/ECE
9:00 3rd Grade
9:15 4th Grade
9:30 Kdg

1:00 4k/ECE

Pizza Reading Party- pm

Friday 5/27-Please wear your Blue n Gold

1st gr to Schreiner Park

Senior Walk of Fame @11:00

1st gr 100 Books Read Celebration @2:30

FOW Clothing Pick Up

Sunday 5/29 Congratulations to all of our Lancaster Graduates!

Monday 5/30 Memorial Day- No School

Tuesday 5/31

5th & 6th grade Track & Field Day

Wednesday 6/1

FOW Carnival

Staff Meeting

Thursday 6/2

Track & Field Rain Date

*Picnic Lunch

Friday 6/3 Last Day of School

#WinskillPride Assembly

Early Release @11:45-Student Send-off by staff

Meghan Trainor - NO (mommy spoof)

Quotes and other things...

First and foremost, please know that when I share links, quotes, articles, etc... I am sharing them because for one reason or another, they caught my attention. It's important that we ALL continue to stretch our thinking and to keep learning. Perhaps they presented a viewpoint I hadn't ever considered, or taught me something new. They may have confirmed my thinking, or even be related to an event or a conversation that had taken place at a recent meeting. Sometimes, they are something that has been shared with me by another staff member. None are intended for any one person or are an attempt to send a hidden message. And as always, should you ever have a question, simply come to me.

"Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix anything or to do anything in particular but just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported."

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"Getting the right people in the right jobs is a lot more important than developing a strategy."- Jack Welch, business executive
"Achieving success is a challenge, but so is struggling, so you may as well choose success."- Rob Liano, writer and consultant.
"Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality."- Les Brown, motivational speaker

"It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career."- Carlton Fisk, baseball player
"Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better."- Esther Dyson, journalist

On Monday, July 11th, EdCampLeader will be happening in Sun Prairie, WI. I know what you're thinking. "It's a Monday in July. Why would I want to go to Sun Prairie and be inside all day?" Well, I checked with Haddie McLean and she said it was going to rain all day on Monday, July 11th. It is also an opportunity to connect with like-minded educators as well as those who are not like minded. You can stretch and learn. The only thing it will cost you is gas money. Breakfast and lunch are provided. And there are door prizes, too. Here is the link: If you have any questions, ask me! You don't need to have a title to be a leader. You are all leaders!

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Winskill Elementary School

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller