November Wolf Tracks Newsletter

Rawson Elementary School

Rawson Elementary School

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Principal's Update: November

Hello Rawson Community!

It's hard to believe that we're turning the page to November! Although the weather this week may feel like an extension of summer rather than an autumn cool-down, things will change fast. We appreciate all that you do to keep our students warm at recess by sending them with the appropriate outerwear. Please label all of it (with a last name). This will make it easer to return lost items.

As we near Thanksgiving, I will ask our students to take time to reflect on ways in which they are thankful. I challenge you to do the same. I know that I am grateful everyday to be a part of our Rawson community, made up of phenomenal staff, families, and of course, our students!

Thank you for all that you do,

Nick Anton

Principal, Rawson Elementary School

School Bulletin: Rawson Elementary School!

Check out the CBS 58 News coverage about our Rawson Reads book covers!

PAWSitive Expectations at Rawson

Once a month, our specials teachers, lunchroom supervisors, and Mr. Anton will choose a class during an all-school PBIS assembly that has really demonstrated our Rawson PAWSitive expectations! The classes that get chosen will receive a GOLDEN AWARD. Our golden awards include: a golden shoe (gym), a golden lunch tray (cafeteria), a golden paintbrush (art), a golden book (library), a golden poster (hallways), and a golden microphone (music). Check out the pictures below of Ms. Eaton creating the golden awards!
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9th Annual District Food Drive!

South Milwaukee School District is proud to announce our 9th annual district wide food drive. This year’s food drive will be held from Nov. 7th - Nov. 17th. If you are able, we are kindly asking families to send in non-perishable food items and/or personal hygiene items to school with your child. All item donations will be delivered to South Milwaukee Human Concerns on November 18th. We are so excited to make a difference in our community. Thank you in advance for your support! Additionally, South Milwaukee Human Concerns is always accepting monetary donations through their website or In person or by mail.

Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony!

Starting at approximately 1:30 p.m on 11/11, South Milwaukee veterans and guests will participate in a motorcar parade down 15th Avenue. Our Rawson 3rd-5th graders will line the route (with posters and cards!). Veterans will then be welcomed into the High School Commons to be acknowledged for their service. They will hear a performance of the Star Spangled Banner, the Armed Forces Tribute, and Taps followed by a reception in the library. The event will conclude at approximately 3 p.m.

The specifics:

  • Where: School District of South Milwaukee High School
  • What: Vehicle Parade and Ceremony with a musical tribute
  • Who: Veterans, guests, HS students and staff
  • When: 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022

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.

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Online tutoring, accessible to all Rawson students!

Before and After School Care Staff Needed!

Do you like working with children? Do you need extra income? Join the Recreation Department Before and After Care team. Positions available at all schools. Program hours are 7-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:45 p.m. email, call 414-766-5932 or stop by the Recreation Department (Door 24) to apply. This is a great opportunity for older members of the community, high school youth or college students!

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 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.

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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Traffic Reminder: Drop-off / Pick-up

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

-15th Avenue (West entrance)

-Rawson Avenue (East Playground-side entrance)

*All students and families that are dropping or picking up on Rawson Avenue from the south side of Rawson Ave. MUST cross at the intersections. Due to the high volume of traffic on Rawson Avenue, this is an important safety requirement.

Traffic Enhancements

Recently, we have asked the city to add the following safety precautions.

  • A crosswalk has been added across Maple, along 15th Avenue
  • A second crosswalk has been added across the alley leading up to door two, off of Maple.
  • The brush has been cleared to make the stop sign in the alley (near door 2) clearly visible.
  • Additional signage will be added, emphasizing the crosswalks

Please make sure to obey all traffic and cross-walk laws at all times. SMPD will be patrolling the area during these high-density times to ensure everyone's safety.

SDSM and Rawson Elementary School Calendar

Direct link to calendar for upcoming events details!


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! 🎉

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

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

Useful Links, Quick References, Important Dates:

Useful Links:

Quick References:

Important Dates:

  • November 17th- Early Release, 2:05 for Elementary students
  • November 24th-28th- No School, Office Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

Rawson Elementary School

Nick Anton

Building Principal

Rawson Building Hours:

Student Day 8:30 am - 3:35 pm

Drop off begins at 8:20. Supervision present at each door at 8:15

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