MARCH NEWSLETTER

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

We are coming to the end of our second trimester here at Evergreen, and have so much to celebrate! Students are working hard every day on being kind, being safe, doing their job, and on their school work as well. We work as a school toward continuous improvement at the school, classroom, and student level. When our students own their data and growth, we see amazing results and motivation. A few highlights from the year so far...

  • Evergreen students earned over 15,000 Eagle Bucks during the first trimester for being safe, being kind, and doing their job. Evergreen students raised over 18,000 Eagle Bucks for the same positive behaviors second trimester!
  • Evergreen students increased their their reading median percentile from the 61%ile to the 73.5%ile. Our goal is 81 %ile by the end of the year. There was growth in all areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary, silent reading fluency, and oral reading fluency!
  • Evergreen students increased in math from 29% of students being on or above end of year grade level, to 65% of students being on or above end of your grade level. Our goal is 100% by the end of the year. There was growth in all areas of algebra and algebraic thinking, geometry, numbers and operations, and measurement and data!

As we move into the last trimester of the 2021-2022 school year, we are excited to continue our learning and growing. This year we have been able to be in person all year, build relationships with peers and staff, and collaborate together continuously. For all of that, we are so thankful and appreciative of the opportunities and experiences we have had.


Looking forward to the next school year, teachers are already thinking about all students individually and as a grade so that they can be placed next year where they will be the most successful. A lot of time and thoughtful effort go into creating class lists. We will not be taking parent requests for next year, however, please know that we take the time to carefully place each student so that they can continue growing in all areas.

COUNSELOR UPDATES

Kindergarten - We will be reading the book Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook. The students will be able to tell the difference between tattling and telling.

1st Grade-Mean teasing is aggressive behavior. Repeated teasing can turn into bullying. This lesson promotes the norm of respectful behavior and not calling people names while building empathy for students who are teased. Responding effectively can help students reduce the extent to which they are teased.

2nd Grade - Personal Space- We will identify proper personal space in order for others to feel comfortable and stay safe.

3rd Grade In this lesson, students learn how to use positive self-talk to calm themselves during disappointment, a common stressor for children. Positive self-talk can effectively engage the thinking part of the brain in emotional situations, while negative self-talk can escalate emotions and decrease students’ self-control. Students should identify and practice words and phrases that work for them so that positive self-talk comes easily when needed.

4th Grade-Students can create or escalate conflicts when they jump to conclusions about what is behind other students’ actions. This lesson focuses on helping students use emotion-management techniques to keep strong emotions from pushing them into jumping to conclusions about others. Students who calm themselves down are better able to accurately assess others’ intentions. Students can use the Calming-Down Steps to make it less likely they will act impulsively on their emotions. When able to take the next step and assertively ask questions of others, students become better able to understand others’ perspectives and intentions. Calming down strong emotions is also a necessary prerequisite to effective problem-solving.Home Link


5th Grade- Students can create or escalate conflicts when they jump to conclusions about what is behind other students’ actions. It is easy to jump to conclusions that create problems unnecessarily. This lesson focuses on helping students use emotion-management strategies to keep strong emotions from pushing them into jumping to conclusions about others. When students can calm down, they are better able to assess others’ intentions accurately. Students can use the Calming-Down Steps to make it less likely that they will act impulsively on their emotions. When they are able to take the next step and assertively ask questions of others, they are better able to understand others’ perspectives and intentions. Calming strong emotions is also a necessary prerequisite to effective problem-solving. Home Link


In addition, every month, WGSD will be highlighting a spotlight skill. Please check out each month’s newsletter to see more about the spotlight skill including keywords, definitions, and areas of focus. Our District Wide SEL Spotlight Skill this month is Social-Awareness


More about Social-Awareness


Keywords: Self-Confidence, Growth Mindset, Sense of Purpose, Identify Emotions

Definition: The ability to consider the perspectives of others individuals, groups, or communities, and apply that understanding to interactions with them.

Focus area for each grade level:

4K-5K: Learners will be able to recognize the feelings of another child and respond with basic comfort and empathy.

1st-3rd: Learners will be able to predict how someone else may feel in a variety of situations.

4th-5th: Learners will be able to use perspective-taking to predict how their own behavior affects the emotions of others.


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Mrs.Tricia Kedrowicz

Evergreen Elementary School

School Counselor

School:262-514-8210 Ext. 1048

Mobile (Google Voice): 262-342-6765


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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 7th - 2nd Trimester Ends

March 8th - 3rd Trimester Starts

March 9th - 5th grade to the Admirals Game

March 11th - 3rd-5th grade Virtual Author (Lincoln Pierce)

March 14th - PTO Meeting 6:30

March 18th - 25th No School Spring Break

March 28th - 3rd-5th Forward exam Testing Starts

HEART HERO UPDATE

Hello Families,


I am so proud to share the news of our fantastic Heart Month! With help from the Heart Heros from The Kids Heart Challenge and The American Heart Association, Evergreen raised $3,900!! Through hard work, fitness activities, and gaining heart knowledge, our students finished this community service project with a success that will help thousands of people through our participation. Thank you for your continued support!!


PTO UPDATES

Join us for the next PTO meeting on Monday March 14th at 6:30 pm in the Evergreen cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.


This month the PTO launched its No Sales Calendar Fundraiser. Students can ask friends and family to “sponsor” a day. The more days they fill, the more prizes they can win, both individually and as a whole school.


Money raised will go towards new playground equipment. Please turn in calendars on or before April 1st. Thank you so much for your support!

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WHAT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY

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SPRING CONCERT

Evergreen's Spring Concert Date:

May 17th

1st-3rd grade 10:00

4th, 5th and 5th grade band 1:30

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WATERFORD UNION HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY TOURS

The Waterford Union High School will be hosting multiple events for the community to come and tour their facilities. These opportunities are available for all community members. If you would like to learn more about the 2022 Referendum for Waterford Union High you can visit their website at: https://waterforduhs.k12.wi.us/2022referendum/. You can also watch an overview video to learn more about the proposed projects by visiting this link.
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WGSD APP

WGSD Families - Did you know that the Waterford Graded School District has an APP? Go to your Google Play Store or Apple Store and search Waterford Graded School District and download the app today. All the information that is on our website is also available on the APP. Have questions or comments about our site please contact Heidi Engel at 262-514-8200 Ext. 5200.

WHO TO CONTACT IN THE OFFICE

Mrs. Laura Maier, Evergreen Elementary Principal

Mrs. Tricia Kedrowicz, Evergreen School Counselor

Mrs. Sue Nicoson, Principal Secretary (Enrollments, student information/needs, Health room)

Mrs. Melissa Adams, Building Secretary (Attendance, Food Service accounts, Health Room)

Mr. Chris McMahon, WGSD Nurse

Mrs. Kim Rivera-Kloeppel, WGSD School Social Worker

Mrs. Lisa Peterson, Aramark Food Service Coordinator