January Wolf Tracks Newsletter

Rawson Elementary School

Rawson Elementary School

Direct link to our school website.

Principal's Update: January

Hello Rawson Community!

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! I know I speak for everyone at Rawson when I say that we can't wait to see all of your smiling faces back in the building! 😁

Here's to safe, healthy month of January! Wishing you all the best in 2023!

Nick Anton

Principal, Rawson Elementary School

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Trimester One Report Cards

This year, report cards were not mailed home. They were posted digitally in the "parent portal" on Infinite Campus in mid December. Please contact the main office at Rawson at (414) 766-2904 with any questions regarding report cards.

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Watch for an upcoming email!

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ISO Donated Clothing Items

We all know that at times our students may have an "accident" at school. To be prepared in these situations, we keep additional clothing items in our nurse's office. I wanted to pass along that our school office is always looking for donations of the following items.

  • New elementary-aged undergarments (boys and girls)
  • New and gently used elementary-aged clothing (boys and girls)
  • New and gently used outerwear such as coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, mittens shoes, and boots (both boys and girls).


View your student's artistic journey!

We are excited to announce that we are bringing Artsonia on board at Rawson to expand our student and family art experience! Artsonia is an online program that has many benefits, including allowing families to view their student's artworks anytime, anywhere. The site creates a digital portfolio of all images uploaded so that you or your student can view all of the artwork they have created in school and read descriptions of the projects from Mrs. Craft. Older students can even add their own titles and artist statements to their images. You can get connected to your student's profile by clicking this link! There may not be much to view yet, but keep checking back throughout the year as more works of art are finished and uploaded.

Volunteers at Rawson

Just as a reminder, all of our volunteers need to complete a background check to serve in the school. That process is online and only takes a few days to clear. If you have an interest, please reach out to your student’s teacher to let him or her know, and feel free to suggest specific ways you’d like to help. We’re excited for the opportunity to have parents back in the school – not only for your help but for you to see the excellent education your student receives!

Speak Up, Speak Out Wisconsin

The School District of South Milwaukee partners with SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT (SUSO) hosted by The Wisconsin Department of Justice. SUSO is a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn to with your concerns regarding school safety. A facet of the Resource Center that we are particularly pleased to share with Wisconsin students and parents is the threat reporting system. The SUSO threat reporting system is available 24/7 and is free to all. Students can submit a school safety concern by accessing the app on their Chromebook or by visiting speakup.widoj.gov. Resource Center staff work around-the-clock to respond to reports and to deploy a response locally by communicating directly with school administrators, law enforcement and counselors.

Traffic Reminder: Curbside Lane For Buses Only

Please do not park in the curbside lane of the parking lot on Rawson Avenue. This lane is designed for buses and daycare transportation. These services need quick access to the front of the building. They maintain a tight schedule with multiple destinations in a short window of time.

There are two drop-off and pick-up zones at Rawson Elementary School. Each have posted signs.

-On 15th Avenue (West entrance)

-On Rawson Avenue (East Playground-side entrance)


Wolf of the Week is an internal school award which celebrates the demonstration of positive character traits by our Rawson students. Our awesome Rawson staff will be selecting a variety of students per week who have continually demonstrated our PAWSitive expectations of responsibility, respect, and safety.

*Please keep in mind, these winners are not an exhaustive list. We have many children who consistently demonstrate strong character throughout their school day!

Congratulations to last month's Wolves! 🎉

Job opportunities at Rawson!

Right now, Rawson has openings for an English Language Learner ParaProfessional. Please visit the following link for more information about these opportunities and others throughout the district.
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Attendance Expectations and Absence Reporting

Student attendance is required on all regularly scheduled school days per Wisconsin State Statue. Wis. Stat. Sec. 118.16(4)(d) and 118.15(1)(f)

Classroom teachers will be taking regular attendance on all school days, Monday - Friday.

To report student absences for students that are ill, please use this link. To report absences that are not illness related, contact the school at 414-766-2904 or Rawson@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Absence reporting is required every regular school day, Monday through Friday. (Absences do not need to be reported on No School days.)

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Online tutoring, accessible to all Rawson students!

SDSM and Rawson Elementary School Calendar

Direct link to calendar for upcoming events details!

Useful Links, Quick References, Important Dates:

Useful Links:

Quick References:

Important Dates:

  • January 2nd- Winter Break- No School.
  • January 11th- Early Release Day. Elementary dismissal is 2:05.
  • January 16th- No school for students and staff
  • January 20th- Districtwide half day. Elementary dismissal is 11:45

Rawson Elementary School

Nick Anton

Building Principal

Rawson Building Hours:

Student Day 8:30 am - 3:35 pm

Drop off begins at 8:25

Supervision present at each door at 8:20

Office Hours 8:00 am - 3:45 pm and by appointment