Weekly Buzz

Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, April 17th, 2020

Direct link to COVID-19 updates

Updates from Jenny, our Superintendent, resources, and information. https://www.cadott.k12.wi.us/

School at Home - Homeroom Spotlight

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Sick of wondering what to do as you hang around at home? Here's an idea! participate in the FAMILY FUN DANCE CHALLENGE

Hey Kids and Families,

Video tape your version of this fun dance or another one of your favorites and send it in to Mrs. Goettl @ goettlt@cadott.k12.wi.us to be shared in a future edition of the Weekly Buzz and our Cadott District Facebook Page! Let's see if we can get all of our families involved!

Can't Stop the Feeling - Music Express choreography

Specials Corner

Cadott Families -

We hope that you had fun moving, creating, and performing last week, as it was our first week providing you with activities. Thank you to those who let us know you were having fun and enjoying the opportunities we provided. Feel free to keep sending us pictures of your artwork, movement, and performances. Remember you have the freedom to participate in whichever enrichment activities you find most appealing.

I hope everyone was able to get a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity time each day. This week try for a minimum of 70 minutes each day.

Keep singing and moving to some music! This week I recorded some videos for you to sing and move to. The songs are from our recent work in the music room. Sing the ones from your grade level and/or challenge yourself to learn some new ones!

Please remember that your art materials may look a little different than normal! Art is all about being creative and using your imagination! Don’t be afraid to try something new this week! In my video to you I am making snack art, yummy! I can’t wait for you to try it!

Don’t forget these activities will help you stay healthy and focused. They will help you to do better in all subjects you’re studying. We look forward to continued interactions with you. Seeing pictures of you being active and having fun brings us a lot of joy. Remember to stay respectful, humble, and empathetic each and every day!

Specials Team Challenges Week 2- CLICK HERE

Click here for your Weekly Challenge Assignments

Get Active

Hey students! You can enter to win a @packers backpack, with one winner to receive an autographed Kenny Clark item.

Tweet photo or video of you staying active and use the #StayHomeStayStrong and tag

@packers to enter. *If under 18, your parent/guardian must post on your behalf.

What have our students been up to?

April 16, 2020
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"The Cold Weather Challenge" took Cadott by storm.

Throughout this week local students started "The Cold Weather Challenge". The challenge was to run around in the snow wearing summer gear/swimsuits. Many participated in the challenge including students, teachers, staff, friends, and family by creating snow angels, cartwheels, and flips. Some parent/student wrestling matches were had. This challenge brought many smiles to many faces.
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Home School Hide out

150+ educational YouTube channels.

Short Mindfulness videos with Mrs. Cheyenne Hei

Nurses Notes

Many children, and even some adolescents, do not understand why they are at home, why they cannot see their friends or family. They may be confused, scared or even have high stress levels. Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared. Talking to your children about what is happening in a way that they can understand will help them understand why staying home is so important.

Keep it simple and appropriate for each child’s age. Children with special needs may need extra words of reassurance, more explanations about the event, and more comfort and other positive physical contact such as hugs from parents.

Here are some great videos and tips for our younger population, that may not fully understand what is happening or why we need to be out
of school right now.

An elementary look at what is COVID-19:


A scientific middle and high school look at what is COVID-19:


6 Steps to prevent COVID-19:

10 Things to do at home if you think you have COVID-19:

How to help our Grandparents keep from getting sick

The amount of emotional and mental strain caused from a pandemic can be overwhelming. The separation from school, family, and friends can create a great amount of stress and anxiety for children and adolescents. Children may also feel upset or have other strong emotions if they, or someone they know, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Setting a good example for your children by managing your stress through healthy lifestyle choices, is critical for parents and caregivers. When you are prepared, rested, and relaxed you can respond better to unexpected events and can make decisions in the best interest of your family and loved ones.

How to keep everyone’s stress and anxiety down when it comes to COVID-19:

● Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories and social media.
Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting especially for younger children.
● Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy,
well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
● Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
● Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are
● Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several
days in a row.
● Remind your children that you love them. Reassuring your children that you love
them will help make them feel safe.
● Review safety plans before a disaster or emergency happens. Having a plan will
increase your children’s confidence and help give them a sense of control.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you or your children may have. Sometimes hearing from someone they know and trust is more important than from someone they don’t know.

Covid vs. Flu vs. Allergies

Click here for link on Distinguishing the Difference.

10 Day Heart Challenge Continued

I hope you got to try out some of the fun activities in our first 5 days of our health heart challenge with the American Heart Association! If you didn't there is still time to join in. I have included our last 5 days of challenges for you to try out to stay healthy!

Remember I would love to hear from you and how you are doing (pictures and videos too if you want!) hagerj@cadott.k12.wi.us.

Stay Healthy,

Nurse Jessica

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Psych Bites from Ms. Williams

Crisis and Suicide Prevention

It’s OK not to be OK and it’s OK to Ask for Help

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