Van Brunt Newsletter
February Edition 2018
We are off to a strong start for second semester. Teachers are working hard planning lessons to meet student needs and students are learning new things every day! We are so proud of the high levels of learning happening in all grade levels. Students have completed their mid-year iReady assessment and are working to set learning goals for the remainder of the year. As I am enjoying time in classrooms, I continue to see students engaged and having fun.
There are so many exciting things coming up in the second half of the year. February brings the talent show and referendum open houses. We hope you are able to join us for these events.
We appreciate the continued support of our families and the positive partnerships to help all students succeed. With our first round of the new standards-based report cards recently going home, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher or myself if you have any questions.
Van Brunt Principal
Sneak Peak in the Lunchroom
Waiting in Line
It's important to patiently wait and give space to people in line. Walking in the lunchroom is a must!
Enjoying Our Own Food
Students should eat the food they bring from home or their own hot lunch.
We ask that students raise their hand if they need to leave their seat. This helps us know where students are at all times.
Waiting in Line
Using Good Manners
Students are doing a nice job of using good manners. Keeping hands and feet to ourselves is very important.
We love the positive conversations happening in the lunch room. It's important that language and volume are appropriate in the lunchroom.
We encourage students to sit in a place where they can make a good choice.
Using Good Manners
Perfect Attendance Winners
Dropping Students Off
After School Pick Up
School District Referendum
4K/5K New Student Registration
4K & 5K
New Student Registration
Who: All Children who will be 4 or 5 on or before September 1, 2018 and are not currently attending Van Brunt.
When: February 20, 2018
Where: Van Brunt Elementary School, 611 Mill Street
Registration is by appointment only.
Please call for more information or make an appointment.
Child Development Days
- Identify children who may be in need of further assistance;
- Provide you with information and material to support your child's health, learning, growth and development;
- Help parents develop an awareness of community-based resources and services that are available.
DATE: February 28
LOCATION: Van Brunt
PHONE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: 920-485-4423
Blue Zone Ribbon Cutting
Winter Weather Reminder
Winter Weather Reminder
The weather is getting colder! Please make sure your child comes to school with appropriate winter clothing. In case of inclement weather, and school is delayed or closed, you will receive a message from School Messenger. You can also listen to local radio stations (WBEV-AM 1430 WXRO-FM 95.3 WBKV-AM 1470 WBWI-FM 92.5 WMDC-FM 98.7) or TV stations ( WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) WITI-TV (FOX 6)WISN-TV (ABC 12) WDJT-TV (CBS 58) MADISON WMTV-TV (NBC 15) ).
Have you heard the "moos"... Mrs. Duhr's class won the Milk Moola "Moo"nopoly game!!! They collected 698 caps and will be treated to some new games for their classroom!! Congratulations!! Altogether we raised 5,109 caps for a total $255.45 for the students in Horicon. The next challenge will be to see which class can collect the most Box Tops.
B-I-N-G-O!! The Horicon PTO is sponsoring a Family "BINGLOW FOR BOOKS" on Friday, Feb. 23rd at 6pm in the VB Cafeteria. Bring the entire family to play BINGO under glowing lights and win some really cool books! Playing Bingo is FREE and snacks will be available for purchase.
Grade 4 POPS
Team of the Month
Getting to know the Team of the Month
Molly FinklerI have been with Kindergarten in the Horicon School District for 22 years. I have watched
our school develop through many changes and improvements these past 2 decades. Our school has held high expectations for our students to strive for throughout these years. I have begun to work with a second generation of students! (Students of my former students are coming to school!) Watching the family connections has been memorable. I love hearing the giggles in our classrooms and watching supportive citizenship among our students and adults. It is so rewarding to watch learning occur while having fun and being good friends. During my free time I enjoy reading, taking photographs, caring for our pets, and walking in the woods with my family. I thoroughly enjoy my time with our Van Brunt families. Thank you for a rewarding 22 years of service!
I have been teaching Kindergarten in Horicon for 3 years now. I am so happy that I have the chance to teach in the community that I live in. What I like most about working here is seeing all the smiling faces and receiving hugs every day! I also love that we have some of the most polite and helpful students. It is a joy to work with the students and see them progress through the year. During my free time I enjoy reading, going for walks, going water skiing, and spending time with my family. I love having the opportunity to work with all of the Van Brunt families!
The Horicon School District has been my home for most of my life. I went through our school system, graduated from HHS, and came back to teach here for the past 30 years. My husband, Rick, and I grew up here and continue to live in Horicon. My children attended Horicon school district as well. Now I have a granddaughter attending 4K in Van Brunt. As a citizen, a mother, and a teacher, I have a lot invested in this community and school and a lot of love for it. My mother also worked in the school district, first as a library aide and then as a secretary at the high school. The ties are deep. I work with special education students. I have always been drawn to those that need a little extra help, support, and TLC to be successful. I have met and worked with many magnificent students, families, and staff. I have three children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. I love to cook and spend time with my family. Most of my time in the evening and on weekends is spent reading. I love books, old and new. I spend as much time as I can outdoors. I have a big flower garden and have a beautiful view of the Horicon Marsh. I consider myself lucky to be part of this school community.
Deanna StamAlthough teaching was not on my radar during college (I have a BA in social work), I absolutely love being a Special Ed Aide. This is my 5th year working at Van Brunt. The teachers I work with are so wonderful. I truly enjoy working with the students and watching them make gains in their learning. The hugs that I receive and give are an added bonus! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my husband, Robert, sons Nicholas and Connor, and daughter, Holly. I also enjoy reading, walking, and decorating cakes.
This is my first school year with the Horicon School District. I am so happy to be here and have felt a warm welcome from everyone! My favorite part of working at the schools is creating relationships with our students and being able to care for them. In my free time, I love to read, shop and spend time with my husband and 4 children. I look forward to many more school years with the Horicon School District!
Mary states, "I wanted to start a kindness movement and thought of the idea of Horicon Hats from the Heart. I have recently developed a love for knitting hats and wanted to share them with others. The hats are homemade and will go to students that do not have a hat."
We are so proud of you Mary and your heart for others! What a cool idea!
Fun in Kindergarten
High School Readers
IMPORTANT DATES FOR FEBRUARY
Monday, Feb. 12: 5-7 School District Referendum Informational Meeting Van Brunt
Monday, Feb. 12: 5-7 School District Referendum Informational Meeting High School
Friday, Feb. 16: 1:00 Talent Show In the Van Brunt Gym
Friday Feb. 16: Blue Zone Ribbon Cutting Ceremony following the talent show
Monday, Feb.19: No School
Monday, Feb. 19: 7:00 Board Meeting In the PLC Room
Tuesday, Feb. 20: 7:30-5:30 4K/5K Registration. 4K NO SCHOOL
Friday, Feb. 23: 6-8 PTO "Binglow" for Books In the Cafeteria
Saturday, Feb 24: 8-4 Solo Ensemble @ HS
Tuesday, Feb. 27: 2:15 POPS Kindergarten in the PLC Room
Wednesday, Feb. 28: Child Development Days. NO SCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD