The Timberwolf Times

February 14th Edition

"A" Week

PLCs - None scheduled due to a Friday schedule being on Tuesday. Please meet on your own at your connivence.

LST - Tuesday due to it being a Friday schedule

PLD - Friday

Student survey analysis due Feb. 15th

Student Survey Analysis

Please complete the student survey analysis portion in My Learning Plan. Due date is February 15th.

Goal Team meeting on the 16th.

Repeat of Conference Process that Donna Sent Via Email

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, 2/25/16 (12:30 - 8:00 p.m.) and Friday, 2/26/16 (7:45 - 11:45 am).

There is school on Thursday, 2/25/16, with an early morning dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for students and no school for students on Friday, 2/26/16.

I put the following in the teachers' mailboxes:

Send home on Friday, 2/5/16 = First parent/teacher conference letter (blue paper-which includes a letter and time frame schedule preference for parents to complete and return by Wednesday, 2/10/16).

Staff meet after school at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, 2/12/16 in the library to schedule conferences for multiple siblings in families (like we did last time).

Send home on Monday, 2/15/16 = Second parent/teacher conference letter (yellow paper-confirms their conference time and parents return bottom portion by Wednesday, 2/17/16).

Conference time sheet (white paper-teachers complete and turn into office by 8:00 a.m. on 2/25/16).

Classroom teachers note (pink paper-teachers complete when done with conferences and turn into office before they leave on Friday, 2/26/16).

Summer school positions

If you are interested in teaching summer school at Taft, please let me know. the program is five weeks over the summer, Monday through Thursday, half days.

PLD - Friday

Please dress casual for our PLD day. This will be a low key day for the morning site session.

Forward Exam dates for Taft

April 6-15th for grades 3, 4, and 5. This will replace the Badger Exam....a more detailed schedule will come out the beginning of March.

PTO Needs Pics

The PTO needs your help! We need pictures for the 2015-2016 school yearbook. Any pictures you have of your Timberwolves would be appreciated! Please email them to

Thank you to those that have sent pictures!

Calendar of Events - new items in bold

2/8 - Youth Go Program at Taft; 12:00 - 4th grade and 12:30 - 5th grade

Hrib out of building for coaching training

2/9 - Hrib out of building for coaching training

2/15 - 10:30 flag presentation to to 1st grade

Presidents' Day

SIP reflection at 3:30 (CB's and Hrib)

2/16 - Friday schedule

Goal team meeting@ 3:20

2/18 - Principal meeting in the morning

2/19 - No school for students

PLD for teachers/staff

2/23 - Staff meeting

2/25 - Half day for students, dismissal at 11:30

Admin meeting in the morning

Parent/teacher conferences 12:30-8:00

2/26 - No school for students

Parent/teacher conferences 7:45-11:45

2/29 - PBIS meeting@3:20

This Week on Duty - Thank you for keeping our Timberwolves safe

AM Duties

  • AM playground - Kohls, Payne, Bushman, King
  • AM 4K - Ferkel

PM Duties

  • PM 4k- Ferkel
  • Bus riders/lot - Kohls
  • Bike rack, Claire side - Bushman
  • Bike rack, Western side - Pritzl/Flemming
  • Crosswalk Clair - Bissing
  • Crosswalk Western - Bonikowske
  • Crosswalk Western/Geiger -
  • Hallways - King (back hall), Payne (front hall)
  • Sidewalk (Western side) - Brookins -M/T/W; Mast -W/F
  • Sidewalk (Claire side) - Paiser-Wilson -M; Mielke -T/R; Marzahl -W

Taft Mission

Our mission is to support Taft families in their journey toward academic, social, and emotional success within a safe environment. As a team, we will guide, support, and provide direction to empower one another to become lifelong learners and respectful members of a community.