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Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, January 10th, 2020

Staff In-Service - January 17th - No School

6th graders blending technology with literature

Students in 6th grade have been blending technology with literature by using the elementary library’s makerspace. For their project, students independently read novels in their literature circles and then they came to the library to work with Mr. Kotek on how to bring some of those novels to life using 3D printing, green screen film making, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Check out some of the great work these students did!

Check out these cool virtual and augmented reality projects in the web browser on your computer:

Mary: https://cospac.es/nzX7

Hayden: https://cospac.es/Od5q

Merissa: https://cospac.es/qUyO

Green screen made videos at these links:

Mustanna and Hallie: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zc5g9D52XxEDWDI2GFtzg7v-3FVIo2Lc/view?usp=sharing

Alexa and Abigail: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OzbyVvFpd9EyXk_cdZVSjAJzQkoColkq

6th Grade National Writing Contest Winners

In October, our 6th grade students participated in a writing enrichment course during our daily Hornet Time. During this enrichment, students wrote many different pieces for writing contest entries, ranging from poetry, to story endings, to creatively written and presented news articles and current events coverage.

This week, we received notification from Young Writers USA that we have four 6th graders that have been awarded publication in Survival Sagas: Mission Contamination, which will be out later in the year. Students received certificates for their national recognition, as well as family packets so that their parents can approve the publication of their work if they would choose.

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Our students winners are 6th graders (left to right in photo) Haley, Alexa, Abigail, and Aiden. We're very proud of their accomplishments in becoming published authors, and we congratulate them on their hard work!

Counseling Group Offering - “The Healing Group”

Has your child experienced a loss due to the death of a parent, grandparent, relative, or friend?

Starting the week of January 20, a grief group will be offered to any first thru sixth grader who

has experienced the death of a loved one. This group, facilitated by our school counselor, Mrs.

Manier, will last six weeks and will take place during a teacher approved time. If you feel

participation in this grief group would benefit your child and provide him or her with extra

support, please sign and return the form provided in the link below, or email Mrs. Manier with

your request/permission at manierd@cadott.k12.wi.us.

Recognizing Positive Behavior - The Power of Attention means "What we focus on we get more of"

Cadott Elementary Staff recognizes the importance to applaud students when they display positive character traits. This week we would like to recognize:

Mustanna - Mrs. Alexander recognized Mustanna for continuously monitoring her behavior. Her great attitude shines every day, and she encourages the same for others.

Jake - Mrs. Spilde recognized Jake for his hard work and perseverance in reading. He has made amazing progress this year!

Keeleigh - Mrs. Spilde recognized Keeleigh for being a "Classroom Encourager." Keeleigh did an amazing job recognizing her classmates for their hard work and complimenting her peers.

Merissa - Mrs. Nitz recognized Merissa for being respectful to her classmates and teachers. She is a role model to her peers and we can always count on her to be doing the right things.

Samantha - Ms. Lyons recognized Samantha for being kind and caring towards younger students in the hallway.

Aliya- Mrs. Kowalczyk recognized Aliya for being a model student. Aliya follows the rules and models positive behavior for her peers. She is kind and has a strong work ethic.

Zachary - Mrs. Kowalczyk recognized Zachary for for being an independent worker. I can count on him to complete his work and do it correctly.

Willow- Mrs. Kowalczyk recognized Willow for being a kind friend. She is helpful and works hard to do the right thing.

Ford - Mrs. Kowalczyk recognized Ford for putting forth a lot of effort to make good choices. He does a good job of using his words to ask for help.

Preston- Mrs. Matherne recognized Preston for being a great person. He is always ready to help her or other classmates.

Cali- Mrs. Kowalczyk recognized Cali for being a hard worker. She does a nice, neat job. Cali is also a positive leader for her peers.

Wyatt - Mrs. Matherne recognized Wyatt for excelling with goal directed behavior. He comes to school ready to work hard and do his best.

Jacob - Mrs. Matherne recognized Jacob for displaying many of our positive character traits. He works hard every day and makes good choices all day long.

Alyssa - Mrs. Matherne recognized Alyssa for displaying high levels of personal responsibility and goal directed behavior. All of her work is done neatly and correctly. She never gives up and works hard each and every day.

- Mrs. Goettl and Mr. Spaeth

Positive Character Traits we are looking for are:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Goal Directed Behavior
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Decision Making
  • Optimistic Thinking

These traits are learned and nurtured through our adult modeling, direct instruction, and feedback.

Girls on the Run Registration Opens Soon!

Our 2020 season for Girls on the Run will start on Monday, February 24th! Registration opens Tuesday, January 14th. You can register online at gotrchippewavalley.org or by contacting April Mathison at mathisona@cadott.k12.wi.us and asking for a paper copy registration form.

What is Girls on the Run? Girls on the Run is a program designed to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Registration is $150 per girl and includes:
20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
Curriculum and lesson materials
A healthy snack at each session
Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
5K Registration fee
5K Tshirt and Medal
Post 5k celebration

Financial assistance is available!! Please do not let the registration fee be the only reason your girl doesn't join.

Our coaching team is so excited to begin a new season! If you have any questions about the program, please email April Mathison at mathisona@cadott.k12.wi.us. Girls on the Run is so much fun!

Cadott Youth Spirit Squad 2020

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Squad Performers: Abigail Boettcher, Allie Bourget, Cali Brown, Sophia Burich, Grace Decorah, Aubre Eichelt, Keirsten Evanson, Evie Grimm, Isabelle Jensen, Olivia Kelly, Kaylee Kohls, Megan LaNou, Maci Lightle, Ellionna Meyer, Huxlie Meyer, Amy Morrow, Eternity Osgood, Finley Pozarski, KaSandra Puchalski, Lorelai Puchalski, Hadley Poppe, Kennedi Poppe, Shelby Ryan, Claire Seiberling, Sophia Slowm, Addison Theilmann, Brielle Theilmann, Aubrey Tomkowiak, Olivia Urbanek, Autum Winters, Andrea Wuundrow

Coaches: Alissa Urbanek, Allison Morrow, Jill Tomkowiak, Donna Boettcher, and Kenna Kane.

Spirit Squad - Message from Coach Alissa

This will be head coach Alissa Urbanek’s last season coaching the spirit squad. Alissa started the Cadott Youth Spirit Squad in August 2014. She was at a sporting event in Cornell and saw the cutest dancers perform at half-time. She knew this is what Cadott needed and knew she could do it.

Coach Alissa said, “It has been an amazing ride! I’m beyond blessed to have shared this adventure with the community. I couldn’t imagine my life without the spirit squad. It will always hold a very special place in my heart I will miss coaching so much! Thank you very much to the performers, assistant coaches, parents, community, and the Cadott School District for all your support! Your support keeps the program alive“!

This was a hard decision but Alissa knew it was time to pass the torch to a new head coach. I would like to introduce the new head coach, Jill Tomkowiak. Jill Said, “My daughter has been with the spirit squad since she was in 4K (2016) & has such passion for it! I remember enjoying our dance routines while being a cheerleader at Cadott High back in the 90's & I simply couldn't let this great activity disappear & not give future generations this opportunity!! It's just amazing to watch these little girls fill the crowd with such school spirit. So, I decided I would try my best to keep the Spirit Squad going when Alissa announced the time had come for her to step down as coach”.

PACE Book Winners

P.A.C.E. has provided the library funding to purchase books for a weekly drawing. Each week one student from these grade levels will receive a free paperback book: 4K-K, 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6. The books can be picked up in the library from Mrs. Mackie. If you know someone involved with P.A.C.E., please thank them for all they do for our students here at Cadott Elementary.

Winners for the week of January 10th:

Alexaria Hetchler- Mrs. Kowalczyk

Bryson Spaeth- Ms. Schilling

Paige Burish- Mrs. Kotek

Zakary Hladilek- Mrs. Nitz

PACE Meetings

Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm

January 20th

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

Find out more about pace here: https://sites.google.com/a/cadott.k12.wi.us/cadott-elementary-pace/

Or check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CadottPACE/

Cadott Elementary Open Gym

When: Sundays from 6:15-7:30.

Location: Elementary Gym

Who: Any Elementary Student and their Family

Please note that this open gym is NOT for middle school and high school students.



See attachment for the wrestling clothing store. The store ends on Jan 20th and will ship to you directly the week of Feb 10th. You can never have too much Black & Gold!!

Community Ties

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Community Monthly Playgroup Dates

Come join us monthly at the school for singing and playing and building relationships. (Ages 0-5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Where: Cadott Elementary School

Meets in the Gym

January 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

Girl Scouts Troop 3292

Girl Scout Troop 3292

Who: girls in 4th and 5th grades

When: Mondays in the elementary cafeteria after school, 3:30-5:00 pm

What we do: We earn badges through fun learning activities and go on field trips throughout the year. A snack is included during each after school meeting.

Future meeting dates:

  • January 13 and 27
  • February 10 and 24
  • March 9 and 30
  • April 20
  • May 4 and 18

For more info email Sherlee Ryan at sherleeryan@rocketmail.com .


St. John's Lutheran Church - Seminary Street - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

2019 Schedule - Every 4th Wednesday of the month

January 22nd

February 26th

March 25th

April 22nd

May 27th

June 24th

July 22nd

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Please click for the 2019-2020 school calendar