Edgewood's Tiger Talk

February 8, 2018

Notes from the Principal

Full Day 4K

On Monday, January 22nd the Greenfield School Board voted to approve a full-day 4K program beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

Why Full-Day 4K?

Full day four-year-old kindergarten (4K) offers students the opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate and interactive play-based learning. Students are exposed to a literacy and language rich environment, which fosters vocabulary and communication abilities. Students learn important social skills through positive interactions with others and are offered structure with a consistent daily schedule, including breakfast, lunch and rest periods. Full-day 4K provides additional opportunities for families and deeper partnerships between home and school.

What is Full–Day 4K?

· Offered at your neighborhood school- five days per week, 8:45am-3:26pm

(Half –day available 8:45am-11:20am with option to transition to full-day at specific points in the school year)

· Students enjoy play-based learning in the classroom and during outside activities

· Music, art, movement and creative play incorporated daily

· Breakfast, lunch and rest periods

· Strong partnership between regular and special education

· Family engagement opportunities tailored specifically to 4K families

· District provided transportation to-and-from school

(Students attending half-day provide own way home from school)

· Before-and-After School Care offered through the Greenfield Park & Rec. Dept.

Is my Child Eligible?

4K is open to all students in the district who will be four years of age on or before September 1st.

How Can I get More Information?

· Attend the District’s “BEE Ready” preschool screening event at Elm Dale Elementary School on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am-2:30pm.

· Attend the District’s Kindergarten Open House at the Greenfield Community Center on Wednesday, March 28th from 4:30-6:30pm.

How Do I Register My Child?

On Thursday, February 15th, 2018 the forms to enroll a new student in the School District of Greenfield for the 2018-19 school year will be available on the district website and at the district office located at:

4850 S. 60th St.

Greenfield, WI 53220

Art Update from Mrs. Nolan


Students are preparing beautiful art for our ART TO REMEMBER FUNDRAISER.

Families will see a flyer coming home soon and in March your personalized order forms will be sent home as well.

The cherished items make wonderful gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays. Also, it's a great way to have a keepsake of your child's art throughout the years.

Please make note of the deadline for ordering when you get your order forms. ONLINE ordering is a fast easy way to place an order too!

A portion of the proceeds provide support for the art department.

Thank you!

Music Update from Mrs. McClanahan

In music we just finished a very exciting and rewarding concert in January, as many of you know. Thanks to all who attended. We have now moved on to composer explorations at the 2nd-5th grade levels; fifth grade - Bach, fourth grade - Beethoven, third grade - Mozart, and the 2nd grade - Prokofiev. The K5 and 1st grade students are enjoying the story "Bear Snores On" right now. If you just ask, they will gladly share the story with you.

Guidance Update from Mrs. Michlig

Kindergarten-4th grade classes have been focusing on Protective Behaviors. We have worked on recognizing that if a touch is unsafe or unwanted, children have the right to refuse by saying stop and then reporting it to a trusted adult.

5th grade students have just completed a unit pertaining to drugs, including medications, alcohol, tobacco products and marijuana. They learned that drugs cause changes in the body, some which may be good, while others may be bad. Students should be able to identify the various areas on the drug continuum (non-use, responsible use, abuse and addiction). Assertive ways to say no and get out of potentially dangerous situations was also covered. We will start our Protective Behaviors lesson in the near future in 5th grade.

I always encourage students to talk to you about the subjects we cover. Please ask them about it!

Arrival and Dismissal

Just a reminder that learning starts everyday at 8:45 AM. If your child is going to be absent from school, please make sure you call in the absence for every day your child is out.

During dismissal, please have your name place card visible through the front window at pick-up time. If you need a new name card, please let us know. Just a reminder, there is no turn on red onto 47th St. Thank You.

Winter Gear

Winter gear makes for a lot of stuff for kids to lose. If your child is missing a coat, mitten, hat, etc., remind them to check the lost and found at school. (It's located just outside of the cafeteria, between Kindergarten and 5th grade classrooms).

Is this game/movie/book appropriate for my kid?

Check out http://www.commonsensemedia.org to get reviews of movies, websites, games, and books for kids. What is in it that makes it PG, for example? Should I be worried about that App/Game they're playing? Check it out to find out!

EHSA Update

Edgewood Home and School association (EHSA) would like to say “Thank You” for coming out to support our school at Rocky Rococo Pizza Night and Culver’s Scoopie Night! A special thank you to the parents and volunteers who helped at the event. The profits from these events help fund classroom field trips, end of the year events, and provide resources for the classrooms.

To help support learning, EHSA purchased the television and dongles in the Learning Commons. This system provides our teachers and students with a wireless system for projecting their work from a computer to the screen during collaboration time and presentations.

Save the date and consider volunteering for our St. Patrick’s Day dance, March 16th!

Upcoming dates to remember:

Winter Spiritwear sale (online): March 5th-16th

Scholastic Book Fair (online and at school): March 14th-March 20th

Earn money for our EHSA when you shop on Amazon!

Go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Search for the "Edgewood Home and School Association, Inc." A small percentage of every purchase will come to the EHSA. Easy for you, $ for the school!

Pop Tabs

Keep sending in those Pop Tabs! They benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee.

Upcoming Dates

2/13-- Early Release Day @ 1:26 PM - No K4 Attendance

2/13--Parent/Teacher Conferences

2/16 and 2/19--No School

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