May 15, 2020 - Ixonia Elementary School
The district has compiled a continuously updating list of many resources available to OASD families. Click here for resources such as: Food/Toiletries, Mental Health, Financial Assistance, Technology, or Educational
Severe Weather Zoom with Drew Burgoyne - May 19th
CBS 58 Meteorologist Drew Burgoyne will be doing a special Severe Weather Zoom assembly exclusively for Ixonia students on May 19th @ 2:00 pm!
More information coming soon.
**Due to the discussion around severe weather, parents with younger children should watch with their children.
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New Ixonia T-Shirts
We've loved having seeing our Ixonia t-shirt all over town and this fall, it's time for a new Ixonia Spirit Shirt!! This shirt will again be worn for various PBIS assemblies, field trips, and other spirit days. A special thanks to the PTO for their generosity so each child can have a FREE SHIRT!
So we can accurately plan our order, please fill out this FORM and indicate the shirt size for your child BY FRIDAY, JUNE 5th. You will need to provide a separate response for each child attending Ixonia in the fall.
If you would like buy a shirt for an adult in your family you may do so with a cost of $10.
Virtual Learning After Memorial Day
We are excited to share with you that our OASD elementary virtual learning format will shift following the Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to capture the joy of the final stretch of a school year while also attempting to replicate traditions and cherished activities your family can expect the following beginning May 26th-June 10th:
Like always, daily lesson plans per grade level via email and SEESAW.
- These plans will include an expectation for daily independent reading, math Dreambox and a Virtual Enrichment opportunity for the entire family to enjoy.
Your student can expect that classroom teachers will maintain their regularly scheduled individual and class Zoom meetings and will host a final class meeting on June 10th.
Daily virtual enrichment experience - a link will be included in the daily plan
Are you asking yourself, “What in the world is a virtual enrichment opportunity?” We have coordinated with our specials teachers and groups within our Oconomowoc community to offer daily virtual enrichment experiences led by our specialists teams. All OASD elementary students will experience the same virtual enrichment experience, done at your own pace, making this a fun activity to do with your entire family.
Here’s a calendar of what to expect:
T May 26: “Sprouting Together”
W May 27: “Oconomowoc Public Library Summer Reading”
Th May 28: “Summer Safety Videos”
F May 29 - “ Ixonia Virtual Talent Show”
M June 1: No virtual learning day
T June 2: “Inventor’s STEM Fair”
W June 3: “Art in the 5-Os”
Th June 4: “Field Day BINGO”
F June 5: “World Music Day”
M June 8: No virtual learning day
T June 9: Ixonia Service Project Day
W June 10: Last day of school assembly
June 10th will include a closing class meeting and a closing celebration led by the Mrs. Yearling to chronicle the many memories made this school year.
Your partnership during the school closure is a gift we greatly appreciate. In return for your efforts to support and maintain a love of learning from home we offer you these opportunities to have some fun as we close out the 2019-2020 school year.
Our May PBIS Focus as we continue in our distance learning environment will be around Mindfulness, Movement, and Me Time. As we continue to be navigators in this new environment that we are in, we are all learning that balance with our life and our academics is essential for our well-being.
We have created a fun way to incorporate Movement, Mindfulness, and Me Time into our May calendars. We have both a BINGO board (below) and Mindfulness Randomizer (click HERE) with ideas to choose from every day. We would love if students would share their completed BINGO boards (see below) or share a picture of them doing an activity to either Seesaw or Google Classroom by May 29th.
Mr. Brezonick will continue doing virtual yoga lessons on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. for all students to join. Information will be shared in the Wednesday Learning Plans.
Each week Mrs. Behrens, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Jens will have a tip on how to encourage parents and students to be mindful at home. Click the link below for this weekly tip.
Let's shine Falcons!
Ixonia Student Services Support
Mrs. Jens, our school counselor, will now be offering individual virtual meetings to support your student’s social emotional needs. To sign your student up for a meeting please use the SignUp Genius link found HERE.
Mrs. Behrens, our school psychologist, is also available to meet with with students, parents and families during this difficult time. To sign your student up for a meeting please use the SignUp Genius link found HERE.
2020/2021 PTO Board Announced!
We are still hoping to see new faces, and we are still in need of volunteers. New volunteers bring fresh ideas! Please let us know if you are interested in being involved! We could use help with event planning, recruiting ideas, fundraising efforts, and engaging families. Hope to hear from you soon! email@example.com
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IMPORTANT: Zoom Meeting Names
If you have the opportunity to RENAME your zoom name upon entering, please do so. Or if you can change your iPhone or iPad settings to reflect your name or your child's name, that will help staff ensure that who they are admitting actually belongs in that call. Thank you!
Virtual Talent Show
- Videos can feature student talent in anything they are skilled at. Students should demonstrate their talent, but they can also describe their talent or how they learned it.
- Max video length is 90 seconds.
- Videos should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org where they will be compiled in a larger video. These will be "showcased" the last week of school.
- Submission date is Tuesday, May 26 @ 8:00 a.m.
Curbside Pick up at the Oconomowoc Library
The Oconomowoc Public Library has put the directions for curbside pick-up on their website as well as the video below. All pick-ups must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Available pick up days and times are listed below,
- Monday & Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
**The above times are the correct times even though they are different than what is mentioned in the video.**
Please note - you do have to schedule your curbside pick-up. You cannot drop in anytime or expect a same-day pick-up option unless there are spots open on that day. This is to ensure order and everyone's safety.
Common Technology Questions ANSWERED
The Elementary Page is especially helpful to better understand:
- Basics of Seesaw and how it's organized
- How to respond to seesaw activities using different tool
Family Resources During COVID 19
Food Service Updates for All OASD Families
All OASD families in need, who have at least one student enrolled in an OASD school, will now be able to pick up a full week of breakfast and lunch “Grab and Go” meals at Oconomowoc High School East Campus. Families do not need to be using the free and reduced lunch program to pick up these meals.
The next pick up dates and times are as follows:
- Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Mondays from 8:00-10:00 a.m. or 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This program will continue as long as the OASD is closed and will allow families an easy food pick-up plan. District social workers will be on hand to help families through this process. If you do not have a vehicle, please contact your school social worker for delivery arrangements. The OASD recognizes that many families are experiencing hardship due to loss of work, if in need of meals please stop by. We will find a way to support your needs with community donations that have been coming in.
Free broadband and wifi options
Internet Provider Options
Other Internet providers offering services can be found here
Cell Phone Options
How to turn your phone into a hotspot (make sure you verify what is available through your provider so you are not charged)
- Verizon will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by global crisis.
Sprint announced effective March 19th most Sprint customers with data plans will have unlimited smartphone data through mid-May, along with an additional 20 GB of hotspot/tethering service.
US Cellular announced that they will 1.) not terminate services 2.) wave late fees, and 3.) open their hot-spots to customers who need them.
T-Mobile / Sprint: ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans will have unlimited smartphone data for 60 days, Lifeline customers will receive extra free data up to 5 GB over the next 2 months and current customers will receive a mobile hot spot / tethering service for the next 60 days.
The most up-to-date information about clubs, school activities, conference dates, days off, etc. All months of the year can be accessed through the link and is updated on a daily basis.
OPL Summer Reading Program
Watch for more information from the Library coming soon!
Volunteer & Chaperone Background Checks
Would you like to volunteer or chaperone a field trip at the school? All school volunteers must pass a background check prior to volunteering.
The Oconomowoc Area School District is now using SecureVolunteer to process criminal background checks for volunteers. All volunteers must be screened prior to volunteering for a school event or in a building.
SecureVolunteer is a completely web-based/paperless system. BIB takes personal data security and privacy very seriously and has instituted safeguards to protect personal data.
Background checks are good for 3 years.
Click HERE to start!
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Ixonia Elementary School
Ixonia's school day runs from 8:40 am - 3:40 pm. Students are encouraged to be at school by 8:30, but not before 8:25 am, as no outdoor supervision is available before that time. If your child will be absent from school, please contact our attendance line at 262-560-8402.