February 26, 2021
Message from Mr. Elliott
Hello Hadfield Families!
We have made it to March where the days get longer and hopefully, the snow melts! It's also the time of year where we have four uninterrupted weeks of learning that leads up to Spring Break.
Thanks to everyone that continues to follow our COVID protocols. One area we need help in is to send you child every day with a mask. We have received a large donation from TJ Maxx, but it's always nice for students to have their own. Another important thing is to make sure that your child arrives at school as close to 8:30 as possible. Our day starts at 8:30.
This year our 3rd-5th graders will be taking the State of Wisconsin Forward Exam. Please look for important information coming out about this test that will take place after break. The test is done in person so our families that have been attending virtually all year will be getting information about your child coming to Hadfield to take this State test.
Thanks for all you do.
Read Across America Week
This week is Read Across America Week. The idea for a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by a group called the National Education Association, also called the NEA. They first brought up the idea to have a special reading day in 1997. A lot of people really liked the idea and just a year later, in 1998, the first Read Across America Day was held.
This year due to COVID our Read Across America Week will be different than is past years. Unfortunately we will not be hosting Grandfriends Day but we will have themed dress up days, D.E.A.R. - Drop Everything and Read times throughout the week, Read Aloud times with Mr. Elliott and a Dr. Seuss movie/video with prepackaged treats. Please encourage your child to participate in the daily dress up themes. Click HERE to see the daily themes as each day honors a book written by Dr. Seuss.
Tech Tips From Mrs. Templeman
Tip #1 - Charging your iPad when you sleep insures that you will have battery at 100% for a full days use at school.
Tip #2 - If your child breaks, spills on, shatters the screen of his or her iPad there are a few options:
1.Do not remove the case
2. Send to Hadfield IT support Mrs.Templeman
3. Use the school website to fill out a report and drop off at the Lindholm building. http://sdwhdhelper.waukesha.k12.wi.us/
Tip #3 - Does your battery life seem like it keeps disappearing fast?
Try double clicking the home button and closing out any or all apps that are open. It is a huge battery drainer.
1st Grade Traveling Band
Click HERE to see their performance.
Did you know that Hadfield is a Title 1 school?
Our Title 1 coordinator and reading specialist, Claire Hauser has created a video that does an excellent job of explaining what Title 1 is and how it supports our students. Please watch this short video and contact us if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT COVID Protocol Reminders
- If someone in your household is getting tested for COVID all family members stay home until test results are available
- If someone in your household is positive for COVID do not send your child to school
- Do not send your child to school if they have COVID symptoms
- Do not give your child over the counter products to your child and send them to school. These products mask the symptoms of COVID
If you child has any one of these symptoms they should not come to school:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste or smell
If your child has two or more of these symptoms they should not come to school:
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Fever of 100.4 or more
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle or body ache
Click HERE for more COVID reminders from the School District of Waukesha Student Service Team.
Yearbook Orders - Order Now
This Week in Pictures - Great Things Happening at Hadfield!
Waukesha South Youth Football & Cheer
How can we support our children as they explore the diversity within our communities? See the following newsletter from your school counselor for ideas to support this valuable social emotional skill.