Gale-Ettrick News

Newsletter for Galesville and Ettrick families

May/June 2019


Well, it's hard to believe the school year is starting to wind down, although I have to say seeing the flowers and budding trees outside finally is really helping!

As per usual, we have lots of fun events planned at both buildings, and throughout the district to wrap up another great school year.

As you start to figure out how you're going to fill all those summer hours at home, please check out some of the resources included below in this newsletter. Remember that at least twice a week there is a free lunch available in the community that you should definitely check out! There is also summer school programming, library programming, swimming opportunities in Trempealeau, etc.

I want to thank those of you that I've known for some time for continuing to offer me and my family support and caring. For those of you I've just started getting to know this year, thank you for the warm welcome to Ettrick, and I look forward to continuing to get to know you better in the future.

Enjoy these last few weeks of school, and I hope to see you all out and about this summer!

~Mrs. Schubert

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Pool Information - Summer 2019

The Trempealeau Pool opens for the season on Saturday, June 1st!

The G-E-T School District will sponsor FREE shuttle buses Ettrick/Galesville to the pool on Tuesday and Thursdays every week during the summer for open swim!

The bus routes and pick up/drop off times will be coming home with your child on a flier the week of May 20th.

In addition to open swim bus shuttles, the G-E-T School District is also offering shuttles to morning swimming lessons. These dates/times will also be on the flier that comes home.

These shuttle buses are open to any student residing within the G-E-T School District. For safety reasons, children under the age of 9 will need to ride with a parent/guardian/babysitter (highschool age or older) as children under 9 cannot use the pool without a parent/guardian or babysitter to supervise them.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Ganz, Manager of the Trempealeau Pool, at

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Summer School!

Despite the original sign up deadline for summer school, it's not too late to join in the fun!

Please check out this link to sign up, or contact your child's building secretary! (Scroll to the blue box in the middle of the page)

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Structure in the Summer

One of the toughest things as a parent is trying to find structure for your kids in the summer when they've been so used to it all year. While we all deserve a break from routine, it is still good to have some guidelines in place to make everyone's lives easier.

Check out this great idea for earning screen time!

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Summer Library Programs - A Universe of Stories! (Galesville Public Library)

Kickoff: TP Solar System

Wednesday June 12th

1:30 or 6:30 PM (pick one)

You'll find out all the cool things we're doing for SLP in 2019, and then we'll model the distance of the solar system using toilet paper! Get your reading log and book bag, check out books and...GET STARTED!

Other program dates include:

Week 1 - Rockets to the Rescue

Tuesday June 2nd @ 6:30 PM

Week 2 - Space: Over the Sun & Beyond the Blue

Wednesday July 10th @ 1:30 PM

Week 3 - Seeing Stars

Tuesday July 16th @ 1:30 PM

Week 4 - My Mother the Astronaut

Wednesday July 24th @ 6:30 PM

Finale: Telescopes!

Tuesday August 13th @ 6:30 PM

Summer Library Program (Ettrick Public Library)

Read and win this summer at your library!

Every summer, children of all ages are invited to participate in the Ettrick Public Library’s summer reading program. Pick up a reading log to record your time spent reading this summer. You can read anything you like! Being read to counts as reading too! Try to read at least 10 minutes or more each day. If you reach your reading goal, you can receive a book of your choice. All summer long, come to library for special summer reading program events! For more information, please contact Jody Hanneman at your library.

A Moment of Kindness

Please enjoy this Moment of Kindness...
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Galesville PTO - June Meeting

Monday, June 3rd, 6-8pm

17151 French Road

Galesville, WI

Check out the Galesville PTO Website!

Ettrick PTO - August Meeting

Monday, Aug. 12th, 5pm

22750 Washington Street

Ettrick, WI

Please check out the Ettrick PTO Webpage!

Important Events to Finish the Year!

*Please note: this could still be changing slightly as teachers are scrambling to make the best use of their final days of school, now that we have a full week - check your child's folder regularly for the most current information from your child's teacher! :)

  • 5/22 - 2nd grade End of Year Fieldtrip
  • 5/24 - Regular School Day (snow day makeup)
  • 5/24 - Galesville Environmental Day
  • 5/24 - Ettrick Art Club to Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • 5/27 - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
  • 5/28 - All 5th grade to Upham Woods
  • 5/30 - Galesville 1st grade to Refuge
  • 5/30 - Ettrick 4th grade to Madison
  • 5/31 - All 5th grade to LaCrescent Pool
  • 6/5 - Ettrick and Galesville End of Year Field Trips
  • 6/5 - Galesville 4K/K Ice Cream Social
  • 6/6 - Galesville Family Picnic
  • 6/6 - Ettrick to Freshwater Farms
  • 6/7 - Last Day of School for Students
  • 6/7 - Ettrick Ice Cream Social for Families

About Mrs. Schubert

Mrs. Schubert lives in Galesville with her husband, two daughters, four chickens and a dog. She is a UW-Madison graduate and huge Badger football fan. When not hanging out with students at Galesville and Ettrick elementary schools, Mrs. Schubert enjoys running, cooking, fishing, gardening and traveling - especially to the Rocky Mountains where she lived growing up!