What's News at Magee?

#6 - April 2019

Moving Forward

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!

Celebration of Learning

Thank you so much for attending our the Celebration of Learning! It was a great night for students to show off what they have done, how they have grown and what is happening all across the school!

Give us your feedback, please!

Each year as we plan for the following year, we look at what is working and what we can improve. This quick and anonymous survey is specific to Magee and specific areas we would like feedback/thoughts about. We recognize your time is limited, it is 7 short questions that would mean a lot to us. SURVEY LINK

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!

Summer Reading!

Mark your calendars now for the times our Magee library and book room will be open! This year's dates will be June 20 and July 23 - both from 1:00-2:30pm. These times coincide with the drop off of the summer school bus - please join your children for a picnic lunch, activity and book check out at Magee! Children attending should have adult supervision - a parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc.

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!

Photo Printer

THANK YOU to the Magee PTO for purchasing a photo printer to continue the tradition Mr. Hallagan so kindly kept up! You will notice the pictures changing. If your child is in one of the pictures taken down, we will email you to let you know. If you would like the picture, we ask for a donation of $10 to keep up with the cost of ink and photo paper. It is so great to see this tradition continue, and also to over hear conversations students have while looking at the pictures!

3 and 4 Year Old Opportunity

The Kettle Moraine School District’s Early Childhood Special Education Department is continuing the Preschool Integration Program at Magee. This program integrates regular education students to learn alongside students with special education needs. We are looking for 3 and 4 year old peer models to join our Early Childhood Special Education class at Magee Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. This program is at no cost to peer models; however parents would need to provide transportation and fill out Kettle Moraine School District enrollment paperwork. Please contact Tricia Anderson at 968-6454, ext. 7104 or andersot@kmsd.edu to set up a visit and complete a brief developmental history. Thank you!

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