McFarland Elementary Express
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 29 - SCHOOL RESUMES
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
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.
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.
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.
From the desk of Principal Sarah Boatman
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
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)
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)
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).
Waubesa Intermediate School Information
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
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!
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
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)
McFarland PTO MOVIE NIGHT - SHOWING: McFarland USA / Rated PG
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