Wagner Weekly

News and Notes from Wagner Elementary - November 11th, 2014

Veterans Day Presentation

On Tuesday, November 11th, Wagner Elementary recognized Veterans Day. Local veterans stopped in, presented the colors, and shared their experiences of service.
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Public Affairs Officer (Litchfield American Legion and Litchfield VFW) Bruce Cottington talks to the students about his experience enlisting in the service for World War II.

Letters to Veterans

Students in Mrs. Meyer's class made cards for recovering vets on Tuesday and will be delivering them to the Veteran's office for delivery to area vets in the hospitals.

International Mystery Skype

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Mr. Baumann's class did a mystery Skype with Mr. Greene's fifth grade class from Kildare Town, Ireland on Wendesday, November 12th. A mystery Skype is when two classes talk to each other through Skype and try to figure out where the other one is located. It is a great example of authentic learning as the students use questioning and critical thinking skills while applying geography concepts. Here's a short clip from the Skype.

Upcoming Winter Music Program Preparation

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Mrs. Seifert is soliciting ideas from Ms. Sorenson's class about choreography during one of their songs.

The theme for the Wagner Winter Music Program is from the movie Frozen.

Check out the Elementary Music webpage here: http://elemdragonmusic.weebly.com/. And follow this link if you're interested in volunteering for the upcoming program: http://elemdragonmusic.weebly.com/get-involved.html.

Food Drive!

Wagner is in the middle of our fall food drive. This year it has been condensed to one week (this one!) and we lost a day with the snow day on Monday. The goal is 1,000 pounds donated as a school. Currently, we're at 275 lbs. We're encouraging students to bring in more donations through the end of this week.

Volunteers Needed - Book Fair

During elementary conferences this fall, Mrs. Sandin is organizing the annual Fall Book Sale. Follow this link if you can volunteer to help. The money raised through the book sale goes into the Wagner Elementary Student Fund which helps cover some programming expenses, field trip costs, and more.

Save the Dates!

Conferences: November 18th, 20th, and 21st (No School for K-5 students on 11/21) - Book Fair on these dates as well in the Wagner Media Center

Thanksgiving: November 27th

No school: November 27th and 28th

Two-hour Late Start: Wednesday, December 3rd

Music Program: December 11th, 1:30pm Bernie Aaker Auditorium

About us

Wagner Elementary was built in 1953. It currently serves Litchfield area students in grades four and five.