What's News at Magee?
#6 - April 2019
I am sure you have heard by now that the referendum question on the ballot on April 2, 2019 for operational needs did not pass. We are moving forward in the direction the voters have given. What does that mean? It means that there will be $1.9 million in cuts across our district budgets for the 19-20 school year, along with a plan to study enrollments and boundaries to inform the Board of possible plans to consolidate schools for the 20-21 school year. The reductions in staff and the process to identify possible consolidation plans will be shared at the April 23 board meeting. That work will begin yet this year, go through the summer and into next school year. The process will involve all stakeholders - parents, staff, and community members; as we align our work to meet student needs and we WILL keep students at the forefront of all conversations.
So, what DOES this mean for Magee?? Contrary to what you may be hearing, there is NO plan for ANY school, Magee included, to close yet. I outlined the process above. What we do know at Magee is that this is not a new rumor, it seems that this is talked about in the community every year, and this year is no different. We also do know that we will have the same number of classrooms/sections for the 19-20 school year! What is different is that we KNOW things will look different for the 20-21 school year.
For this year, and next year, our staff plans to continue being AWESOME! As a staff, when we are in the classrooms with your children, THEY are the most important work we have to do! We are committed to being AWESOME through whatever the year brings - and we need your help and support! We are in this together - together as a school and together as a district! If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. My door is always open!
1/2 Service Project
Students created bunnies with student created messages to be delivered residents at Fairhaven in Whitewater, Linden Grove in Waukesha, Magee businesses and staff. Thank you for brightening someone else's day!
Enjoying time in the Kettle Moraine Forest!
Fifth graders hiked parts of the Ice Age Trail and painted some of the posts on the trail - important work for those who use the trail to know where they are going!
1/2 Service Project
Celebration of Learning
Give us your feedback, please!
You will also receive a survey from the district, about Magee, in the near future and we hope you can also take some time to complete that survey. It does help us know allow us to see growth over time and also impacts our planning.
Again, THANK YOU so much for your time and feedback, we sincerely appreciate it.
Magee PTO Updates
The Magee Spree is back on! Friday, May 3 at 6:30pm at Ella's Public House (formerly 18 West). They will be closed to the public for our event - which will feature a Full Friday Night Fish Fry Buffet as part of your $25 ticket! Don't miss out on this awesome event in a great new venue! Please visit https://bidr.co/events/mageespree2019 to purchase tickets or get more information!
Pasta Dinner - April 24
Book Fair - April 24-May 1
Earth Day/Fun Run - May 3 - Date Correction!
The third date is August 6 from 5:30-7:30. We are planning a cook out and will ask parents to bring a dish or dessert to share. More information will follow!
3 and 4 Year Old Opportunity
Dates to Remember...
April 12 - PTO Meeting 9:00AM & Popcorn Day
April 19-22 - Easter Break - No School
April 23 - 5K Field Trip 9:30AM-2:15PM; 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip 8:40-2:45PM; School Board Meeting 7pm at KMHS
April 24 - PTO Pasta Dinner 4:30-7pm
April 25 - 2019-20 Kindergarten Kick Off 5:30-7:00PM
April 26 - Talent Show 2:00-3:25PM
April 24-May 1 - PTO Book Fair
May 3 - Earth Day/PTO Fun Run
May 7 - 1/2 Field Trip
May 6 - 5th Grade Concert (includes all band and orchestra students)-6:30-7:30 at Magee
May 9 - PTO Scoopie Night at Culver's in Wales
May 10 - PTO Meeting 9-10am at Magee
May 17 - PTO Snores and Smores
May 21 - School Board Meeting - 7pm
May 23 - 5th Grade Trip to Country Springs after school