The Roadrunner Review
January 6, 2023
Notes from the Principal
January 13th - Early release @ 11:30 am & end of Quarter 2
January 16th - No School - Professional Development Day
January 17th - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm
January 18th - 20th - 5th grade to the School Forest
January 24th and 26th - 5th grade Art Cluster
January 25th and 27th - 4th grade Art Cluster
March 14th - Spring Concert
Q3 Art Update 2022-2023
This quarter students are using the end of our current season, and next season Spring as inspiration for artwork with the use of our art elements (Color, Space, Form, Value, Shape, Texture, Line). Winter and Spring are very different but have unique colors thanks to the changing of temperatures, light, sound, and texture. This quarter all students will be incorporating moments from our life and our environment into artwork of 2 dimensions (drawings and paintings), plus 3-dimensional art using clay, paper mache, and other found objects to create 3D art. This is the students’ favorite season in art I have discovered! We will be having fun, making messes, learning and growing in art and problem-solving skills. Students take from personal experience to add their voice and vision to their artworks. Don’t forget to ask your students about their learnings in art and their other encore subjects! Watch for images of their work via their Seesaw Art class posts and in the halls at school.
K-1 students are creating 2D and 3D art using Color, Line, Shape, Pattern, Space, Texture and Form. Principles of Design such as Balance, Repetition, Contrast, Movement, and Proportion will come into the artwork this quarter. Projects include icons of Owls, Butterflies, shapes, abstract art, mice, gumballs, mittens, monsters, self, and fish.
2-3 students are creating 2D and 3D art using Color, Line, Shape, Value, Space, Form and Texture. Students will also be learning about drawing and creating texture, sculpting form using clay and paper, and understanding how light affects color and shape/form at night. Principles of Design (which add more interest to their artwork) such as Emphasis, Contrast, Repetition, Proportion, and White Space will be used. Projects include icons of abstract art, animals, mugs, snowmen, trees, rocks, donuts, and barns.
4-5 students are creating 2D and 3D art using Color, Line, Shape, Value, Texture, Form, and Space. Students will also be learning about contemporary artists and how their ideas influence our work, historical time periods and how modern art is shaped by those concepts of progress in society, and how modern technology can aid in art making. Principles of Design (which add more interest to their artwork) will be used including Emphasis, Balance, Contrast, Repetition, Proportion, Scale, and Movement. Projects include icons of graffiti, cupcakes, Onomatopoeia, landscapes, gnomes, vessels, food, modern objects, and self.
Happy New Year!
We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, and that 2023 is going well for you and your families.
Here are some PTO updates:
Monthly Lounge Treats Next Wednesday, January 11
1st Grade Families, it's your turn to host! Please click the link below to sign up.
PTO Meeting Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Come find out about all of our second semester events and activities. New ideas are always welcome!
Yearbook Helpers Needed!
We have a parent volunteer leading the Yearbook Committee, but she is in need of some help!
The Yearbook G2M Course will take place Mondays from 3:30-4:45 running from February 6 - March 16.
If you are available to help, please contact Jamie Hoover: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope all the students enjoyed the popcorn!
Thanks to all who helped make popcorn and who donated reusable shopping bags!
-Margy and April
WAUSAU SCHOOL DISTRICT GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENT NOMINATION PROCESS
Nominations are now being accepted from parents and teachers of second through fifth grade students in need of gifted and talented evaluations. Parents and teachers are welcome to nominate students who are currently achieving at a high level in mathematics and/or reading, approximately at the top 5% of the class. Please note, students cannot be tested in consecutive years. Teachers have already nominated some students for these
evaluations. If you have already completed a Permission to Evaluate for Gifted and Talented Identification Form, no further steps need to be taken. Students who are already identified as gifted and talented do not need to be re-evaluated.
Parents whose second through fifth grade child has not been previously nominated as gifted and talented and who feel that they have a high achieving child may pick up a Permission to Evaluate for Gifted and Talented Identification Form with the Parent Inventory Form on the back from the school office. Nominations from parents are due by January 13, 2023.
When the completed parent forms are returned to the school office, each student will be scheduled for several assessments. These will be done sometime during the school day. These assessments, along with other test data, will provide the district with a student profile. This profile will help determine whether or not a child meets the District’s guidelines for gifted and talented identification. The assessment review is expected to be completed in May and the results will be shared before the end of the school year.
The Wausau School District recognizes that appropriate instructional challenge is needed for all students regardless of ability. The GT identification process is one way to help us provide for the educational needs of high ability students. Should you need further information, please contact your building’s GT Learning Resource Teacher or Tammy Steckbauer, Coordinator for Gifted and Talented, at 715-261-0220.
Notes from the Nurse
Wausau School District Covid-19 Testing Information:
We are reaching out to let you know that COVID-19 testing in the Wausau School District has expanded to include immediate family members of students and staff. We are offering both the antigen and PCR tests at no cost to you. That said, we do want you to know that only Rapid Antigen tests are currently available. PCR tests should be available by the end of the week or early next week.
There has also been a change to the testing sites. The Wausau School District will only have four site locations available.
We will not be using a mobile van site, but locations within our buildings. Please see the schedule below for instructions and availability.
Covid-19 Testing Schedule and Locations:
Wausau East High School (Monday-Thursday): 7:00 -10:30 a.m.
Testing on the east side of the building. Look for a COVID testing vehicle and
signs telling you which door to enter
Wausau West High School (Monday-Thursday): 11:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Testing is on the north side of the building. Look for a COVID testing vehicle
and signs telling you which door to enter
Rib Mountain Elementary School (Tuesday-Friday): 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Enter through the Front Door
Longfellow Administration Building (Tuesday-Friday): 11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Testing is on the east side of the building. Look for a COVID testing vehicle and signs telling you which door to enter.
Just a reminder if your child is not feeling well to please keep them home until their symptoms have improved. With the Holidays approaching we would like to work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.Email : email@example.com or (715) 261-0035
It's Getting Cold out...
If you are in need of winter gear for your child(ren), please contact Mrs. Payant at 715-261-0038
Riverview 2022/2023 Staff
Budny, Sarah - firstname.lastname@example.org
Knapp, Patty - email@example.com
Hall, Kristin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Szekeress, Danica - email@example.com
Burnett, Amber - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiles, Chelsie - email@example.com
Steinagel, Nathan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lor, Baonhia - email@example.com
Meyer, Ella - firstname.lastname@example.org
Witt, Laura - email@example.com
Burmeister, Michelle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Differt, Kayla - email@example.com
Heil, Kari - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoppenjan, Margaret - email@example.com
Richardt, Cindy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith, Chris - email@example.com
Brown, Courtney - firstname.lastname@example.org
Helke, Casey - email@example.com
Moe, Rebecca (Becky) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kleczewski, Christine - email@example.com
Soukup, Megan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Widmar, Kristin - email@example.com
GT Resource Teacher
Adams, Matt - firstname.lastname@example.org
David, Patty - email@example.com
Vang, Chi Neng - firstname.lastname@example.org
Boller, Amy - email@example.com
Connor, Kearsten - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ermeling, Ashley - email@example.com
Holdridge, Julie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hrdina, Jessica - email@example.com
Husnick, Donna - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kressel, Renee - email@example.com
Persha, Morgan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Puetz, Nancy - email@example.com
Hau, Mackenzie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lodahl, Mia - email@example.com
Boulanger, Kris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Morrow, Jenna - email@example.com
Noltemeyer, Nicole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith-Payant, Shelly - email@example.com
Sturm, Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org
G2M Program Coordinator
Ramthun, Emily - email@example.com
Allee, Jennifer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dienger, Victoria - email@example.com
Koser, Andrea - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenselink, Angela - email@example.com
Rodziewicz, Kathy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sullivan, Christin - email@example.com
Wais, Jeff - firstname.lastname@example.org
Withers, Alicia - email@example.com
Wressell, Sana - firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Kankelfitz, Jackie Keller, Tammy Kromrei, Sandy Wirkus, Dia Thao, Andrea Cordova, Tammy Davisson, Cher Her, Lynn Haucke, Cindy Schuster, Loretta Lazaroff, Breanna Bolssen, Leanne Matz, Caitlyn Sitte, Julia Radke, Kristy Durkes, Emily Walker
District Nurse/Health Paraprofessional
Glovinski, Jenny - email@example.com
Hoerter, Emilee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntington, Susan - email@example.com
Leitch, Sara - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosso, Kay - email@example.com
Cook, Angela - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dotter-Begay, Beth - email@example.com
Schilling, Tonia - firstname.lastname@example.org