EC-5 Elementary Express
March Dates At-A-Glance
March 1 - First 4K Friday, 4K Online Enrollment (for 2019-20) starts - see website for details
March 1 - 1st Grade Planetarium Field Trip - 10am - 12pm (Davis, Mandli, Orlowski)March 1 - High School Jazz Band to perform for WIS
March 4 - 4th Grade Music and Art Program - 6:00 pm for Art; 6:30 pm for Music
March 4 - 8 - National School Breakfast Week
March 5 - 5th Grade Planetarium Field Trip (Wilson and Butorac)
March 5 - 4K Dr. Seuss Literacy/Math Night at CEPS - 6pm - 7pm
March 6 & 7 - Kids Heart Challenge at WIS - during PE
March 7 - Youth Art Month Reception at E.D. Locke Public Library - 5:30pm - 7pm
March 11 - 15 - WIS Conference Week
March 11 - 15 - Kindergarten Conference Week, CEPS Scholastic Book Fair
March 11 - 22 - 1st and 2nd Grade Conference Weeks
March 11 - 22 - 1st and 2nd Grade Swim Units
March 13 - 1st Grade Planetarium Field Trip - 9am - 11am (Froden, Juszczyk, Schimanski)
March 14 - WIS Related Arts Conference Night 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
March 14 - Welcome to 4K Parent Night -6pm -7pm - CEPS gym
March 15 - CEPS Campus - Green Day
March 18 - 5th Grade Music and Art Program - 6:00 pm for Art; 6:30 pm for Music
March 19 - May 4 - FORWARD State Testing Window
March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter
March 25 - March 29 - SPRING BREAK!
Upcoming Dates in April
April 1 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
April 2 - School Resumes
April 5 - Last Kindergarten Orientation - 8:15am - 9:15am - CEPS Cafeteria (RSVP required)
April 5 - 4K Make Up Day
April 10 - Summer School Online Registration Begins
April 11 - Open Mic Poetry Night at E.D. Locke Public Library
April 26 - PTO Sock Hop at WIS
IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGE
Summer School 2019
Session 1: June 17 - June 27 (classes Monday - Thursday)
Session 2: July 8 - July 25 (classes Monday - Thursday)
Camp Kindergarten: August 5 - August 15 (classes Monday - Thursday)
ALL classes for students entering grades 1 - 5 will be held at WIS. All classes for students entering grades 6 and up will be at IMMS. The August session of Camp Kindergarten will be held at CEPS.
A table of offerings and course descriptions will be available online by March 8.
Online Registration will begin April 10, 2019 at 7pm!
CLASSROOM PLACEMENT FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Interim Principal, CEPS
LOST AND FOUND
Any items remaining in the Lost and Found when Spring Break begins will be donated to a local charity!
YOUTH ART MONTH!
OPEN MIC NIGHT!
Did you know April is National Poetry Month? The E.D. Locke Public Library will be celebrating!
The library will be showcasing original poetry during the month of April. Any student wishing to submit poetry to be showcased should turn it into his/her teacher by Friday, April 5th. It must be on a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and can include illustrations. Student submissions will be showcased throughout the library through May 1st.
In addition, on Thursday April 11th, the library will host Open Mic Night. Students and staff wishing to read a piece of poetry (original or someone else’s) are eligible. Students who submitted work to be showcased DO NOT have to read their piece. A student may also read a different piece of poetry if they prefer.
In order to participate in Open Mic Night, students must sign up and be present at 6pm.
A Note From Interim Principal Nelson
Happy March! This month is an exciting time at Conrad Elvehjem Primary School! Our students will surely look forward to the weather warming up in the coming months (hopefully!), and this is also a time where our teachers note that students make large gains in their academic and social learning.
Last month, our first and second graders got to invite their families to our CEPS Fine Arts Night. They had the opportunity to show off their artwork displayed throughout our school, and also put on a musical performance in the gym; thanks to music teacher Kathy Kellen and art teacher Bonnie Tuttle for their time and energy put into making this a fun night for all! Some important dates to look forward to in the month of March include “Green Dress Up Day” on the 15th and spring break the week of March 25-29th.
This month, we look forward to our spring Parent-Teacher conferences, which is an opportunity for families to hear about our students’ progress in their all-around learning in school, and a chance for teachers and families to strengthen the partnership as you collaborate to best support your child(ren)’s unique characteristics. Please anticipate more to come from your child’s teacher, and thank you in advance for making your participation a priority. Be sure to check out the Scholastic Book Fair during conferences the week of March 11-15th!
Thinking about weather and the arrival of Spring, March often likes to surprise us with what to expect. Please plan to check the weather before sending your child(ren) to school, as there may be snowy, rainy, muddy, windy, dry, cold, or warm days! Students have recess outside as long as it isn’t actively raining or a windchill below 0, so it is important to be prepared for whatever elements come our way. We suggest that students wear waterproof boots and snow pants outside during the “slushy” days so that pants and shoes don’t get wet, which can be an uncomfortable distraction during the learning time in class.
Just a final reminder that families are welcome to send me an email or written note regarding placement for next year. Please do not request specific teachers or peers, rather, feel free to describe qualities and characteristics and classroom settings that a teacher may have that would support your child in having a successful year. These emails are due to me no later than Friday, March 8th.
Till next time!
4K AND 5K ENROLLMENT!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CEPS BOOK FAIR!
We’d love your help at the Book Fair this year! There are many open times available, and we’d greatly appreciate all extra hands. Some ways to help include: set up, cashier, shopping assistant, and pack up. Visit the link below to sign up. All volunteers will receive 10% off their Book Fair purchase as a thank you for your time!
A Note From Principal Murphy
In addition to our Waubesa Art and Music programs, the McFarland Public Library will be hosting a Youth Art Month Reception on March 7 from 5:30 - 7:00. The art is created by students in grades K-12 and will be on display and musical performances will occur throughout the event.
March is also the time when we love to connect with you for our spring conferences. Meeting to talk about your son's or daughter's growth as a learner both academically and socially is important to us.
While you are visiting Waubesa for the spring conferences, please take a few minutes to look over our lost and found tables near the commons for any unclaimed items that may belong to your child. Our tables are full and growing every day! Of course you are welcome to come to school at any time to try to find lost items.
All lost and found items will be donated March 22.
Finally when we return from spring break, we will begin some of our required state testing. There are several components to the test, so it takes several weeks to test all 550 students. Please consider not taking any extended vacations during this time and having your son or daughter come rested and ready each day.
Have a great Spring Break, and please give me a call at 838-7667 Ext. 4601 with any questions.
Waubesa Intermediate School
Ultimate Frisbee Sale!
Our very own McFarland High School Spartan Ultimate Frisbee team is raising money for its travel expenses and would greatly appreciate your support through the purchase of one (or more!) of their custom-stamped discs.
Discs will be sold at $15 for one disc or $25 for each pair of discs.
Please help the high school team with their fundraiser by purchasing a 2018-2019 Spartan Ultimate Frisbee disc today: https://goo.gl/forms/cbNHBwMymQMsccLa2
FREE SALES FOR FAMILIES
Free Sales for Families provides community members with children's items in exchange for freewill monetary donations, which go to local nonprofits.
Please visit their Facebook page for more information, and also see information below!