Eagle Update

August 19th, 2019

Let the Fun Begin!

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This week is an exciting for us here at Rose Glen! We are looking forward to seeing so many of you on Wednesday for Picture Day from 11 to 5. Please see important notes further down related to the Picture Day process. We are also looking forward to meeting lots of new 4K and Kindergarten friends for Popsicles on the Playground this Wednesday from 5 to 6:30! Teachers have been very busy getting ready for the start of the school year and have been in and out all summer getting their classrooms ready and preparing for the upcoming school year. We get just as excited as the kids for the start of the school year! If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us prior to the start of the school year. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting as needed.

Most of you are aware that I will not be here at the start of the year. Please know that I will miss seeing all of you and I look forward to my return later in the fall. I know that I will be busy in the upcoming weeks but also know that there won't be a day that goes by that I won't think about Rose Glen and wonder how all of you are doing. We have two fabulous leaders who will support Rose Glen while I am out of the building this fall. Both are very knowledge of Waukesha and have been administrators in the School District of Waukesha. To kick the year off Cynthia Gannon will be here oversee the wonderful Rose Glen. Cynthia has served as a principal at multiple elementary buildings in Waukesha and I know that you will enjoy getting to know her upcoming weeks. In October Sara Behrendt will take over for Cynthia before my return. Sara is very familiar with Rose Glen as she has already served as the principal of Rose Glen. Rose Glen is in excellent hands and a beat will not be missed. This is such a wonderful school community and I know that both won't want to leave after having the opportunity to spend time at our school. Thank you for all that you do to support Rose Glen and make it the school that it is! We are lucky to have each one of you and our school is truly a gift!

Have a wonderful rest of the summer and treasure each moment that is left!

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Front Office Introductions

The office staff is here to help! Please feel free to contact us directly if you need any assistance. Below is the contact information for each of us and we will do everything we can to provide any help that we can or direct you to the right individual as needed.

Cathe Sweet:

Cathe is our extraordinary Administrative Assistant here at Rose Glen! She is always more than happy to help and will be able to answer the majority of questions that you have regarding all things Rose Glen. If she doesn't know the answer she will find out or direct you to the person that can provide you with the information. She responds promptly to both voicemail and email.

email: csweet@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Phone Number: 262.970.2405

Jean DeLapaz:

Jean is our Health Assistant at Rose Glen. She is most likely the one who will be calling you if your child is sick or gets injured at school. Jean is also more than willing to assist with any health concerns that you might have. If your child has food allergies then please contact Jean so that we ensure that we have the correct plans in place to support your child. Also see important health information below related to medication forms and procedures. Jean is also responsible for attendance.

email: jdelapaz@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Phone Number: 262.970.2415

Melissa Nikolic:

This is my ninth year as the Principal of Rose Glen Elementary. It is an honor to serve as the principal of this building and it is a privilege to land in such a wonderful community. Rose Glen is truly a special place and I just love being here. If you have any concerns, ideas, questions, etc. throughout the year then please feel free to reach out and I am more than happy to listen and problem-solve as needed. If you have any specific information you would like to share regarding your child before the start of the school year then please reach out as I am more than happy to connect!

email: mnikolic@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Phone Number: 262.970.2410

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We are getting closer to construction being completed here at Rose Glen. We are not 'show' ready yet and so therefore this will impact Picture Day on Wednesday. You are welcome to park in the front lot but you will not be able to come in the front doors of the building. We kindly ask that you walk around the left side of the building closest to the hill and then through the back playground doors. We ask that you not go around the right side of the building closest to 59 as there is still a lot of in and out by the workers. Once you enter the playground doors you will then go into the gym doors on the left. Again, pardon our dust as work gets finished up and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as get the building put back together!
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Picture Day is Coming Soon!

Order Now, Save Time on Picture Day!

Please note: We have been notified by Lifetouch that if you are unable to attend Picture Day on 8/21, you should not place your order for pictures at this time. Their system will be confused because it won't be able to match your order with a photo taken and will therefore refund your money. Lifetouch will send out a reminder 2 weeks prior Re-take Day and you can purchase a package at that time with a new ID exclusively for Re-take Day.

Rose Glen's Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The easiest way to order school pictures is online at mylifetouch.com. Make sure to order before Picture Day Wednesday, August 21 to save time. Forms will be available on Picture Day also, but the process will go so much quicker if you order online prior to the day! You are also able to order a yearbook online. Rose Glen does not order any extra yearbooks, so be sure to order one so you don't miss out!

Rose Glen Elementary School

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 21


You should be able to order your yearbook at the same time when ordering pictures online, but there was a glitch that Lifetouch is currently working on as far as yearbooks, so if you are unable to order yearbooks and pictures at the same time, then use the information below.

Use the link below to order your yearbook:


Yearbook ID # 13596020

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Cool School Before and After Childcare

Before and After school care at Rose Glen is provided through the Waukesha Park and Rec's "Cool School" Program. They provide child care at Rose Glen from 7:00 a.m. until school begins at 8:35 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. Unfortunately, they do not provide mid-day child care for 4K students. Although the program is housed at Rose Glen, it is run completely through Park and Rec, so they would be happy to answer all questions you may have. If interested, please click on the link below for more information.

Cool School Program Link:


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Back to School Tip of the Week - Online Registration

Below you will find the link to the online yearly registration. This provides you an opportunity to pay your fees, update information, etc. Directions are included and this is something that must be completed by all families. So we encourage you to a moment to complete the online registration process so that you can check off another box off of your Back to School To-Do List! Please let us know if you have any difficulties or need assistance!

Online Registration Information

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Teacher Placement

Your child's teacher is now visible to you in IC (Infinite Campus). When you are in your parent portal, you can view your child's teacher in "schedule" section. Please consider placements final and we appreciate your understanding in knowing that a significant amount of time, thought, and reflection has been put into determining the best placement for all students. We are looking forward to a great year and we know it is such an exciting time to find out who your teacher is!
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Secure Volunteer

Parents are definitely able to help at school if they want to help out! This includes participation on field trips, helping in classroom, working in the library, and assistance with special projects, etc. A background check is required for some areas of volunteering including field trips, so if you are interested, please complete your background as soon as possible. Background checks are valid for 3 years. Use this link: Secure Applicant Background Check and follow the directions…remember to click on “submit” as the end.

2019-20 School Supply List

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2019-20 School Supply List

(Click on the box above to view supply list)

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Important Bus Information


Post cards will not longer be mailed. In order to access your child's bus route information you need to login to your Infinite Campus parent portal account.


AUGUST 23, 2019.

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Safe Arrival Attendance System

To enhance the existing absence reporting procedure, the School District of Waukesha introduced a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called "SafeArrival" which started at Rose Glen in October of 2018. This system works in conjunction with our district messenging system (School Messenger). It reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance, makes it easier for you to report your child’s absence and makes it easier for staff to respond to unexplained student absences. We would love to have all of our families using this system by the start of school.

Pre-Excused Absences: If you know your child is going to be absent and you want to report that before the student is marked absent in school, Safe Arrival provides three convenient methods:

1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

2. Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3. Call the toll-free number 1-866-490-7371 to report an absence using the automated phone system. These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

Future absences can be reported at any time.

Post-Excused Absences: If you were not able to report your child’s absence in advance you will be notified by the SchoolMessenger system if your child is marked absent.

You are notified of a reported absence within minutes of the reported absence.

The School Messenger app or the website will allow families to customize where they want to receive their notifications and allow them to excuse the absence right from the notification.

If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.

Additional assistance can be found on the District's Safe Arrival Support Page:


IT Help Desk Email Link:


IT Help Desk Phone:




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Health Room Information

If your child will be taking prescription/over the counter medications at school for the 2019-20 school year, please print the forms from our website and bring the medications in at Picture Day on 8/21 or before school starts, if possible.

Link: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/432

Forms are listed on the right hand side. Click "View All" if the form you need isn't visible.

Too Sick for School

Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school can be a difficult decision. To help identify illnesses in our schools, parents/guardians are encouraged to report their child’s specific symptoms when calling in sick to the health room at their child’s school. Voice messages can be left for our health room assistants 24 hours a day on a confidential voicemail.


  • A child with a temperature of 100.0 degrees F or higher should not be at school.

  • A child should be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication (Tylenol/acetaminophen, Aleve/ibuprofen) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

  • If your child has other symptoms such as a rash, skin lesions, sore throat or coughing are present, notify your healthcare provider to discuss the need for medical follow up.

Common Respiratory Illnesses

(these can include Influenza, Pertussis, Common Cold, Croup)

  • Children with cold symptoms such as minor throat irritation & stuffy/runny nose without a fever should not have to miss school.

  • If a child has severe cold symptoms (hacking/harsh cough, a very runny nose and/or thick, colored nasal drainage) may need medical attention. Contact your health care provider to determine if your child needs to be seen for evaluation.

Sore Throat

  • A child with a very painful sore throat, white spots on the back of the throat, high fever, rash, stomach ache and/or headache should stay home from school and be seen by a health care provider to rule out a possible infection.

  • If diagnosed with strep throat the child must be on antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours and be fever free without fever reducing medications before returning to school.

Hand, Foot and Mouth/Fifth Disease

  • A child with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. Talk with your healthcare provider about when your child may return to school.

Ear Infection/Ear Pain

  • Children should stay home until fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours. Please notify healthcare provider to discuss the need for medical follow up.

Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach Ache

(illnesses may include gastroenteritis, salmonella, rotavirus)

  • If your child has had more than one episode of diarrhea or vomiting, please keep your child out of school until symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours. An exception may be made if diarrhea or vomiting are associated with an ongoing medical issue diagnosed by a physician.

  • Contact your health care provider if your child has a stomach ache that is severe enough to limit or restrict activity.


  • If your child has an unusual rash (may or may not be associated with a fever), keep your child at home until you have discussed the rash with your health care provider to determine if medical care is needed.

Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis

  • Symptoms can include crusty, sticky, itchy, red eyes which may or may not have thick drainage.

  • Please contact your child’s doctor if your child has any of the following symptoms: eye drainage that comes back every 30 minutes (or more often) after wiping the eye clear, if there is swelling and redness of the area around the eye (below or above), or an eye that is stuck together in the morning. If these symptoms are present, follow up with health care provider is needed prior to returning to school.


  • These skin conditions can be contagious rashes in children and require treatment by a medical professional prior to returning to school.

  • These can look like a pimple or boil and can be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage present.

  • Students should stay home for 24 hours and/or until area is not draining or can be covered safely.

  • Other skin conditions such as eczema, heat rashes, bug bites and allergic reactions are not infectious, and a child may come to school with them.

Other Contagious/Nuisance Diseases

  • If your child has been diagnosed with a nuisance infestation/disease such as head lice or scabies, he/she may return to school after treatment has been completed. Please contact your health care provider for instruction if you suspect your child needs treatment.

Additional Information:

Handwashing - This link to Center for Disease Control (CDC) has many helpful tips for preventing spread of disease(s) through handwashing: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

Regular handwashing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Medications: If your child needs to take medications in school, including prescription OR over the counter remedies such as Tylenol or cough drops, the School District requires the following information:

  • For Over-the-Counter Medications: An authorization form must be completed and signed by a parent and must be on file in the health room before medication can be given. Medications that have exceeded their expiration date cannot be administered. The following is a link to the form:


  • Medications must be delivered to the school by an adult and in the original manufacturer or pharmacy-labeled container.

7/24/2018: Guidelines reviewed by District Medical Advisor

Rose Glen Online Directory

Did you know that Rose Glen has an online family directory? Have you signed up yet? You decide what you want included in the directory.

Having access to this directory is a great way for you to stay connected with other school families. It also is the way that you would get contact information for your child’s classmates, including information you would need for sending out birthday invitations via email or U.S. mail. (Please remember that unless your child is inviting the entire class, party invitations may not be distributed at school.)

Another important reason you may want to be included in the directory is to give your child the opportunity to be invited to birthday parties or other gatherings with classmates, since neither the teachers nor the office staff is able to share contact information with you. Hopefully you have already signed up for the family directory. If you have not, please take a few minutes to do so.

Rose Glen Online Directory Register Link (Use this link to register)

Rose Glen Online Directory Link (Use this link after you have registered to access other families' information)

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We hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! It's that time of year again, school supplies lists are available and we are trying to fit in as much as we can before the school year starts again. This coming school year will see some changes as construction has been going on during the summer and some new staff have joined Rose Glen.

Our kids are awesome and we learn just as much from them throughout the school year. Some of our kids best memories from the year come from all the events that take place outside of school hours. These events are always tons of FUN and we always have a FABULOUS turnout for our after hours school events. Below are the key events that took place this year:

  • Book Fair and Movie Night

  • Sock Hop

  • Mother/Daughter or Mother/Son Night

  • Father/Son or Father/Daughter Night

  • Movement & Art Social

  • Chicken BBQ

  • Step it Up!

This list is not exhaustive as we also have lots of other activities that volunteers support within the school day and throughout the school year. These include events such as Dining Nights, Spirit Wear, Box Tops, Conference Meals, Math/Book in a Bag, Library Shelving, Lego League, etc.

Our goal is to be able to continue these wonderful family opportunities that have been strong traditions throughout the years. These events have provided families opportunities to connect and enjoy time together outside of the school day! Did you know that most of these events were almost canceled this year? Most events were pulled off with the same one or two people taking the lead in the knick of time to save the events so that the fun could continue.

Throughout the years it has become more and more challenging to find individuals or teams of individuals who are willing to lead the events. We completely understand that lives are busy and calendars are packed. We also know that it might be a little scary to think about leading an event and being unsure if you are going to do it ‘right’ or if it will be fun or not.

The PTO Board has taken time to really think about how to best support volunteers and those who are possibly willing to lead events. In order to better support our teams leading the events, outlines have been created to take the guessing work out. Also, a PTO member will be designated to help support or assist as needed. The hope is that this takes off some of the pressure that some might feel from leading an event. The PTO can get help you get started and answer any questions that you might have.

There is also some flexibility for when some of the events can occur. Most of the dates for events are not set in stone. There are events that need help during the school day and others that are weeknights or weekends. Please don’t rule out something you’d like to look into because the flexibility offers a lot of options. We’d love for you to consider helping out and remember you are by no means on your own!!

Soon PTO will be sending out a sign-up for the upcoming events that will need volunteers. We encourage to sign up and consider teaming up with other to lead an event. How fun to run an event with friends and make it your own! Remember the PTO is here to support you and your team in any way that they can! Our goal is to have all events filled by the beginning of October. This will allow teams to have ample planning time and be ready to go for the school year. If we cannot get teams to take the lead by October then we will take it as a sign that it is time to move on from the event or the event was not meant to be this year. These events are always well attended and it would be unfortunate if the events did not take place. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and for considering to lead one of our fabulous events!

Please reach out to any of us with questions or concerns.

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Lego League

FIRST Lego League at Rose Glen 2019

Rose Glen students will be able to once again have the opportunity to participate in Lego League! If your child is interested, please continue reading and fill out the interest form below. Meetings will begin at the start of the school year so don't delay!

FIRST Lego League Jr: Building Curiosity

FIRST Lego League Jr (students 1st-4th grade) challenges teams of children to explore a scientific concept, then build a model and code it to make it move using LEGO®Education WeDo 2.0. Teams present their poster and model at an expo in the area. For more information visit the FIRST Lego League Jr website.

This program is run by two or more adult coaches per team. In order to run these programs, we are looking for adult volunteers. Without volunteers, these programs will not be able to run! Teams will meet once a week at days/times set by parent volunteer coaches.

FIRST Lego League

In FIRST Lego League (FLL), students age 9 to 14 research a real-world problem and are challenged to develop a solution. They must also design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS, then compete on a table-top playing field. For more information, visit the FIRST Lego League website.

*Our FLL teams (4th/5th graders) are currently at capacity from returning students, however if you are interested in having your child participate, we would love to help anyone interested in coaching get another team get started! Teams should meet twice a week to be prepared by the competition date.

Interested?Lego League season starts in early September, and ends with an expo event or competition usually in November or December. If you are interested in participating in or volunteering for either of the Lego League programs, please fill out the online interest form by Friday, August 23 in order to get teams assigned before school starts.
Contact Megan Peterson at 414-248-0319 or megan@megndale.com for more information.

2019-20 Calendar

The 2019-20 calendar has been approved by the board and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

2019-20 Calendar:


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 21st - Picture Day 11-5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21st - Popsicles on the Playground for 4K and Kdgn. Students - 5-6:30

Wednesday, August 28th - Open House 5-6:30 p.m.

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 3rd - First Day of School

Wednesday, September 18th - PTO meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, October 9th - Picture Re-take Day

Thursday, October 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m. (No 4K p.m.)

Thursday, October 31st - No School - Staff Development

Friday, November 1st - No School

Tuesday, November 19th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Tuesday, November 26th - End of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, November 27th - No School

Thursday, November 28th - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29th - No School

Tuesday, December 3rd - 3rd Grade Concert and Showcase

Wednesday, December 4th - 4th Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st - No School - Holiday Break

Tuesday, January 14th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Monday, January 20th - No School - Staff Development

Monday, January 27th - No School - Staff Development

Thursday February 13th - 5th Grade Concert and Showcase

Tuesday, February 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 27th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Friday, March 6th - End of 2nd Trimester

Tuesday, March 10th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, March 18th - 1st Grade Concert and Showcase

Thursday, March 19th - 2nd Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, March 23rd - Friday March 27th - No School - Spring Break

Friday, April 10th - Monday, April 13th - No School - Holiday Break

Sunday, April 26th - Chicken BBQ - 11:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 22nd - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Monday, May 25th - No School - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 26th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Monday, June 8th - 5th Grade Celebration - Gym

Tuesday, June 9th - Last Day of School - Summer Vacation Begins!!

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