McFarland Elementary Express

March 2016

Grades EC-5 March 2016 At-a-Glance

March 1 - 4K and 5 Year Old Kindergarten enrollment begins.

March 3 - Youth Art Month Reception @ E.D. Locke Public Library / 5:30pm - 7:00pm

March 3 - Respect Day (K-12) / Focus on accepting differences

March 3 - World Read Aloud Day

March 7 - 4th Grade Music-Arts Program

March 7-11 - WIS Conference Week

March 9 - Community Mental Health Speaker - IMMS Library

March 10 - Welcome to 4K Night - CEELC 7:00pm - 8:00pm Adults Only

March 10 - WIS Related Arts Conference Night 3:30pm - 7:30pm

March 10 - Bucky Badger Visits for Breakfast / National Breakfast Week

March 10 - Red and White Day at WIS

March 14 - 5th Grade Music-Arts Program

March 17 - Wear Green Day at Elementary Campus

March 18 - Second Grade Consumer Sale

March 21-25 - NO SCHOOL

March 28 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day - Professional Development


March 30 - Planetarium Trip - 5th Grade / Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Butorac

March 30 - ReVoiced Assembly, WIS @ 8:30am / Elementary Campus @ 10:20am

March 31 - Planetarium Trip - 5th Grade / Mr. Grenzow and Ms. Eversoll

Dates to look forward to in April...

April 2 - Grades 5 - 12 Orchestra "String Fling" - MHS Auditorium 3:00pm - 7:00pm

April 4-8 - Elementary Campus Parent/Teacher Conference Night and Scholastic Book Fair @ MPS.

April 7 - Elementary Campus Related Arts Parent/Teacher Conference Night

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Summer school plans are well under way. Information on registration for classes will be online in early April with registration on April 13. If your child is recommended for academic classes this summer, it is our hope and expectation that you will further support your child by enrolling them in the recommended summer school programs. These ongoing learning opportunities will benefit the child as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Please see attached flyer for additional information.

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Placement for 2016-2017 School Year

Our staff has started the process of creating classrooms for next year. This news may surprise some of you, but it is a very time-consuming and detailed process that will even continue into the summer. Our first step is to collect information.

If you have information that you believe is pertinent to the placement of your son or daughter into a classroom for next year, please write a letter to your school principal with this information. We do not take requests for specific teachers or for students to be placed with specific friends. There are so many components involved in the placement process that we cannot honor this type of request and be fair to all. These letters must be received by March 30, 2016.

We believe it is beneficial for students to get to know as many of the other students in their grade level as possible. If they do this during the elementary years it makes things easier for students in middle school and high school.

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A note from Health Services

The fliers below provide information regarding what parents should know about the HPV vaccine for their children. If you have any questions, please contact your primary care provider or the District Nurse at 838-4500, ext. 4761.

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CEELC/Primary School Information

For the latest information about our schools, including upcoming important dates, simply go into the district web page at and link into the Elementary Campus site.

From the desk of Principal Sarah Boatman

Dear Families,

Thank you for a wonderful February. Thank you so much for all of you who came out to the 1st and 2nd grade Music Programs.

We are looking forward to some warmer weather! Please continue to send your child with their warm winter gear. Our playground will be wet and mucky as we transition into our Wisconsin Spring!

We are so proud of all of the wonderful reading students and families have been doing at home. Please keep reading with your child, all of those minutes really do matter!

Have a wonderful spring break! Enjoy those extra moments with your children.

Sarah Boatman, Principal

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Information regarding 4K Enrollment is now online. Enrollment packets can be picked up at CE, MPS, Gingerbread House or CLM starting on March 1st. A child must be 4 years old by 9/1/16.

Please join us for:

Welcome to 4K Night

Thursday, March 10

7:00 - 8:00 PM


(Adults only please)

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5 Year Old Kindergarten Orientation

Registration for 5-Year Old Kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year will take place on-line in August. Watch for more details. If you have a child that was not in McFarland 4K, but will be coming to Kindergarten here, please call 838-3146 to get on the list. Enrollment packets can be picked up at CE starting March 1st. If you have a child entering 5 Year Old Kindergarten (the child must be 5 by 9/1/16) this coming fall.

We hope you will join us for the:

Parent Orientation to 5K

Thursday, April 21st

7:00 - 8:00PM


(Adults only please)

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  • The school appreciates the extra clothing that we can provide students who may need them.

  • Thank you to all our volunteers who provide hours of service and support to our schools and staff.

  • It is much appreciated when parents make sure their children arrive to school on time (7:55 AM) and are picked up after school at dismissal time (2:42 PM).

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Reminder: Our Lost and Found is growing! Please be sure to check the Lost and Found prior to April 8. We will be donating what is left behind after that time. Thank you!
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Waubesa Intermediate School Information

For the latest information about our schools, including upcoming important dates, simply go into the district web page at and link into the Elementary Campus site.

From the desk of Principal Sue Murphy...

In March we join the national celebration of Youth Art and Music Month at Waubesa Intermediate School. The fourth and fifth grade students will be having their evening shows. (3rd Graders performed in the fall) We hope you can all join us for this great event. The art display is always fantastic and the music is awesome to hear. Both events start at 6:00 with the 4th graders performing on March 7 and the 5th graders performing on March 14.

While you are visiting Waubesa for the art and music programs, 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 a lost item.

All lost and found items will be donated over Spring Break!

In addition to our Waubesa art and music programs, the McFarland Public Library will be hosting a Youth Art Month Reception on March 3 from 5:30 – 7:00. Art created by students in grades K-12 will be on display and musical performances will occur throughout the event.


Wisconsin weather can be quite fickle this time of year. We can have 50 degrees and sunshine one day with cold temperatures and snow the next day. Please check the weather report each day and make sure your son or daughter comes dressed appropriately. Winter wear including snow pants, coats, hat, mittens, and boots may still be necessary in March.

Have a great SPRING BREAK, and please give

me a call at 838-7667 Ext. 4601 with any questions.

Sue Murphy, Principal

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National Breakfast Week - Bucky Badger to Visit Waubesa! MARCH 10

March 10 - Waubesa Intermediate School was selected for a visit from Bucky Badger to celebrate National School Breakfast Week!

****Students must be having breakfast on this day to see Bucky.

We will be serving Yogurt parfaits and smoothies.****

Please wear your RED and WHITE!

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4th Grade Human Growth and Development

Tuesday, April 19 - GIRLS

Thursday, April 21 - BOYS

Meet at 6:30pm in the Waubesa Intermediate School Commons

Calling All Poets of All Ages!!

9th Annual Open Mic Poetry Night

When: Tuesday, April 12

Refreshments & Registration Begin at 6:00 pm

Poetry Reading 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: McFarland High School Cafeteria

Master of Ceremonies: Tom Mooney, Retired Principal of McFarland's Elementary Campus

K-2 students will read first; then first come, first served with sign-up for poetry readings after

McFarland Students: To be included in the 2016 Poetry Anthology, submit an original poem to your homeroom teacher by April 1, 2016

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Waubesa Music Program and Art Show 4th and 5th Grade

Grade 4 / Wisconsin, Our Adventure:

Monday March 7, 2016

ART: 6:00pm - 6:20pm

MUSIC: 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Grade 5 / Fifty Nifty United States: In Song and Dance

Monday March 14, 2016

ART: 6:00pm - 6:30pm

ORCHESTRA in Gym: 6:00pm - 6:15pm

MUSIC in Library: 6:10pm - 6:35pm (Small Groups/Solos)

MUSIC in Gym: 6:45pm - 7:30pm (including all 5th graders plus choir and orchestra)

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McFarland EC-8 PTO

McFarland PTO MOVIE NIGHT - SHOWING: McFarland USA / Rated PG

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The PTO would like to extend a BIG Thank You to the McFarland community for their generous donations to the No Hassle Fundraiser! We will be sure to let you know what our principals purchase with these funds. As always your support to the schools is greatly appreciated.
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Think of us when sorting out your trash. We are always taking cash for trash donations and we have a drop off site at CEELC/Primary and WIS.

  • Box Top$ for Education

  • Labels for Education

  • Clean/Dry Milk Caps & Bag Tops (Golden Guernsey, Kwik Trip, Morning Glory, Land O Lakes & Swiss Valley),

  • Tyson Project A+ labels

  • Sunny D UPCs

  • Old cell phones

  • Inkjet printer cartridges

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The following flyers are NOT all school-sponsored activities and the McFarland School District does not provide support or endorsement of the program/flyer. It has neither reviewed nor approved the program, personnel, or activities announced in the brochure/flyer. Permission to distribute this material must not be considered a recommendation or endorsement by the School District.
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