Spooner Elementary Newsletter!

December 2015

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Hour of Code

SES students are been participating in the Hour of Code this week and next. The Hour of Code is an event organized by code.org and is intended to be an exposure for students to computer coding and computer science. Below are pictures of the third grade "coding pros" helping out first graders.
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RAILS Rally

In our monthly RAILS rally last week, we recognized students who demonstrated kindness, respect, responsibility, and engagement. These four areas align with our school goals this year of Be kind, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Engaged.


Below are photos of the students recognized in each grade level. Certificates are being sent home for each student this week.

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Kindergarten

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First Grade

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Second Grade

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Third Grade

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Fourth Grade

Inclement Weather

As winter begins, we must prepare for the cold and snow. With our preparation comes the reminder of how the district may close due to inclement weather. Sometimes the district may close operations due to the cold temperatures and sometime due to the snowfall accumulation. As one of the largest districts in the state, we remain mindful of the rural roads our buses travel. The decision to cancel school for students is not made lightly. We recognize the impact of our decisions on the community and families. We also recognize how those that live close to the schools have different perceptions that those that live further away. Regardless of the district’s operational decisions to have school on cold or snowy days, parents and guardians always reserve the right to keep their child(ren) home. We share your concern for your child’s safety and request that you make the decision that you believe is best, based on where you live and the weather conditions.


Each time weather patterns are concerning, the district communicates with at least three neighboring districts and the bus company. Decisions to have an Early Release, Late Start, or Cancellation are based on the information at the time and weighing several variables. Because weather patterns change, administrations and school boards make the best possible decision they can. Your understanding for the complexity of the decision is greatly appreciated. Please check local stations WHSM (Hayward),WRLS (Hayward),WOJB (Hayward), WJMC/ WAQE (Rice Lake), KSTP (TV 5, Twin Cities), CBS (3), NBC (6), and WDIO (TV 10/13) for up-to-date information on weather, and review our website for notices about school closings.