Eagle Update

September 9th, 2019

New Security at Rose Glen

An important part of the remodeling done over the summer was for added security at Rose Glen and it is important that you are aware of these changes. First of all, the major change is that the front doors are now open during the school day. In the foyer there is a button you will have to press to be granted access to the office. If you volunteering in the school we will need your driver's license to run a quick background check. If approved, you will then receive a name label and then the door into the school will be unlocked for you. If you are dropping something off for your child, those items will be dropped off in the office and we will get them to the student's classrooms.
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Birthday Celebrations and Invitations

Birthdays

Each child at Rose Glen is a gift and their birthday is very special day! Again this year, each classroom teacher will ensure that birthdays are acknowledged and each child knows that their birthday is important and is a celebration. As we did last year, we will not have students bringing in birthday treats to the classroom. This will ensure that all children within the classroom are able to participate in the celebration and it also aligns with our district wellness guidelines and procedures. If you have any questions, then please contact the office.


Birthday Invitations

We strongly encourage families to use the online school directory (MySchoolAnywhere) to obtain information necessary to send invitations to families for student birthday parties. Invitations will not be distributed at school unless there is an invitation for the whole class. Again, the preference is for families to utilize MySchoolAnywhere to connect with other families in regards to birthday party information. Therefore, please remember to sign-up for this PTO sponsored resource to ensure that you are able to connect with other families and other families are able to connect with you!

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Secure Volunteer

Parents are definitely able to help at school if they want to help out! This includes participation on field trips, helping in classroom, working in the library, and assistance with special projects, etc. A background check is required for some areas of volunteering including field trips, so if you are interested, please complete your background as soon as possible. Background checks are valid for 3 years. Use this link: https://bib.com/SECUREVOLUNTEER/SCHOOL-DISTRICT-OF-WAUKESHA/, and follow the directions…remember to click on “submit” as the end.
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Lost and Found

This year we will not be doing weekly Lost and Found pictures. At the end of each month we will set up a table with all the Lost and Found items, so that the students have a few days to look for their belongings. We will take a picture and send it in that week's newsletter. At the end of that week, anything remaining will be donated. Our new Lost and Found location is in the front vestibule, so parents can stop in and look for any lost items any time they realize an item is missing. Of course, having names on items helps us be able to return them quicker to the owner.
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Safe Arrival Attendance System

To enhance the existing absence reporting procedure, the School District of Waukesha introduced a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called "SafeArrival" which started at Rose Glen in October of 2018. This system works in conjunction with our district messenging system (School Messenger). It reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance, makes it easier for you to report your child’s absence and makes it easier for staff to respond to unexplained student absences. We would love to have all of our families using this system by the start of school.


Pre-Excused Absences: If you know your child is going to be absent and you want to report that before the student is marked absent in school, Safe Arrival provides three convenient methods:


1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


2. Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


3. Call the toll-free number 1-866-490-7371 to report an absence using the automated phone system. These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.


Future absences can be reported at any time.


Post-Excused Absences: If you were not able to report your child’s absence in advance you will be notified by the SchoolMessenger system if your child is marked absent.


You are notified of a reported absence within minutes of the reported absence.


The School Messenger app or the website will allow families to customize where they want to receive their notifications and allow them to excuse the absence right from the notification.


If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.


Additional assistance can be found on the District's Safe Arrival Support Page:

https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/SafeArrival


IT Help Desk Email Link:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&source=mailto&to=ITHelpDesk@waukesha.k12.wi.us


IT Help Desk Phone:

262-970-1073


Video:

https://vimeo.com/180768415

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Lunch Reminders

Hot lunches cost $2.20 and this includes the entree, sides and a milk. If a child buys an extra milk, there is a charge of .40 and any extra sides are .75 each. We have been having a problem with this because parents aren't aware that their children are taking extra milk or sides and this can add up quickly and deplete lunch money without the parent being aware. Parents have the ability to see their child's lunch account in their parent portal, so remember to check periodically so you know how much is in your child's lunch account to avoid negative balances.
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Rose Glen Online Directory

Did you know that Rose Glen has an online family directory? Have you signed up yet? You decide what you want included in the directory.


Having access to this directory is a great way for you to stay connected with other school families. It also is the way that you would get contact information for your child’s classmates, including information you would need for sending out birthday invitations via email or U.S. mail. (Please remember that unless your child is inviting the entire class, party invitations may not be distributed at school.)


Another important reason you may want to be included in the directory is to give your child the opportunity to be invited to birthday parties or other gatherings with classmates, since neither the teachers nor the office staff is able to share contact information with you. Hopefully you have already signed up for the family directory. If you have not, please take a few minutes to do so.



Rose Glen Online Directory Register Link (Use this link to register)


Rose Glen Online Directory Link (Use this link after you have registered to access other families' information)

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PTO

The first PTO meeting will be on September 18th at 6:30 in the Media Center. Think about attending this first meeting to find out what PTO is all about and what they are planning for the upcoming year!
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Cub Scouts

The Cub Scouts are hosting a Join Night - open to boys 5K-5th grade on Tuesday, 9/10/19 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by if your son is interested in finding out more about what Cub Scouts is all about!

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Girl Scouts

Interested in Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts delivers the best leadership experience for girls, setting them up for a lifetime of success. As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences.


If you didn't have a chance to sign up for more information at open house then please contact me at nancyc5574@aol.com or 262-408-5568 if you would like more information.

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Waukesha String Académie

Is your child interested in learning to play the violin or cello. If so, here is your chance to register them for the Waukesha String Académie.


Waukesha String Académie Brochure Link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3BROnlzT5mAbnlsdGJodGpiMG9PajVLXzRlU3ZsdjV6WFpZ/view?usp=sharing

2019-20 Calendar

The 2019-20 calendar has been approved by the board and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


2019-20 Calendar:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eCPNDmws5xD2vqLPqzRNJfhgH9yRUuCG/view

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 18th - PTO meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, October 9th - Picture Re-take Day

Thursday, October 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m. (No 4K p.m.)

Thursday, October 31st - No School - Staff Development

Friday, November 1st - No School

Tuesday, November 19th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Tuesday, November 26th - End of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, November 27th - No School

Thursday, November 28th - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29th - No School

Tuesday, December 3rd - 3rd Grade Concert and Showcase

Wednesday, December 4th - 4th Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st - No School - Holiday Break

Tuesday, January 14th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Monday, January 20th - No School - Staff Development

Monday, January 27th - No School - Staff Development

Thursday February 13th - 5th Grade Concert and Showcase

Tuesday, February 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 27th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Friday, March 6th - End of 2nd Trimester

Tuesday, March 10th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, March 18th - 1st Grade Concert and Showcase

Thursday, March 19th - 2nd Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, March 23rd - Friday March 27th - No School - Spring Break

Friday, April 10th - Monday, April 13th - No School - Holiday Break

Sunday, April 26th - Chicken BBQ - 11:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 22nd - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Monday, May 25th - No School - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 26th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Monday, June 8th - 5th Grade Celebration - Gym

Tuesday, June 9th - Last Day of School - Summer Vacation Begins!!

Rose Glen Elementary

Empowering ALL learners to excel in our global society.


We believe our students have the potential to become passionate global learners and influential leaders who will positively impact the world.