Beagle Bulletin May 19, 2022
Lake Bluff Elementary School Family Newsletter
Spring Service Learning Opportunity
Hello families! This week, we introduced students to our optional Spring 2022 service learning project: Lake Bluff Students’ Market for a Cause! All students are invited, but not required, to participate in this project. Check out the exciting details below:
What is It?
Lake Bluff Students’ Market will be a student driven community market to raise funds for humanitarian relief in and around Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF. (For more information on this awesome charity, check out their work here.) It will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 2:30-4:00 at Lake Bluff. Students will have an opportunity to set up and check out the fair during school and will be dismissed at their normal time at 2:25. Students, families and community members are invited and encouraged to shop the market after school from 2:30-4:00. Hope to see you there!
Opportunities for Student Involvement
Students can create crafts at home to sell at the market. Some ideas for crafts include things like posters, painted rocks, candles, keychains and slime. We encourage the kids to make something they feel proud of and think other students or community members might enjoy. All student crafts will be collected and distributed into booths at the fair. All crafts should be turned into the office by May 24.
Students can bring in baked sale items to sell at the fair. Students should bring their baked goods with them to school on June 1. We ask that all baked goods are individually wrapped and labeled with any common allergens (nuts and dairy). We are asking that all students who would like to bring in baked sale items sign up by May 24 so we can anticipate what baked goods we’ll be selling at the fair.
Students can create and post posters advertising the fair around the community. We encourage students to include the following information in their posters:
Where: Lake Bluff,
When: June 1, 2:30-4:00
What: Student Driven Market with Crafts and Baked Goods
Why: To Raise Funds for UNICEF to support people in need
Students can also create flyers with a QR code for our donation site.
Students can volunteer to help run the event. Keep an eye out next week for permission slips for students who would like to help run this event.
A MESSAGE FROM DEAN OF STUDENTS, CATHERINE HARRISON
The PARK character trait of focus for the remainder of the school year is KINDNESS! Our K4 and K5 crews got the ball rolling yesterday with an amazing Lake Bluff Crew. Already, students are showing care for one another through little “sprinkles” of kindness. Throughout the building we are talking about the many small ways people can spread kindness, and through larger acts such as the upcoming Lake Bluff Market where the proceeds will go toward supporting the country of Ukraine, and others in need! We ask parents/guardians to continue your own conversations at home about the importance of treating others with kindness.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER WITH MS. GAHL-SWEENEY
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I am sharing these resources with you from our partners at Children's Wisconsin.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. This is an opportunity to change the perceptions around mental health.
Here are some resources for you! (Resources are not endorsed by DPI and are for your consideration only.)
- DIY Tools for Mental Health Don’t forget that YOU (and OTHER ADULTS) need to start with yourself!
- Mental Health Topics – Child Mind
- Healthy Minds Thriving Kids – Child Mind
- “Meet Little Monster” Coloring & Activity Book - NAMI
- Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence – Harvard Center on the Developing Child
UPDATES FROM THE ADVANCED LEARNING DEPARTMENT
Battle of the Books (BOB)
News: We will be celebrating this year’s Battle of the Books teams with a Pizza Party for the participating teams during lunch on May 31st! The new list will be available to the 4th and 5th grade teams at the Pizza Party. The new reading list for next year’s Battle of the Books will be released on May 26th. There will be an announcement letting the 4th and 5th graders know that they can pick up a list outside of the Advanced Learning Room on the 26th. The Advanced Learning team will meet with 3rd grade classes to facilitate the start of new teams for the 4th grade for next year.
Grade Level: 4th-6th grade
Duration: Teams begin reading books over the summer, and the program culminates with Lake Bluff Battles (competitions) occurring in February and a Regional Battle in April.
Description: Teams consist of 3 students and each team is given a list of 45 books to read. The Advanced Learning department meets with teams monthly to check in and offer additional enrichment related to BOB and general reading comprehension skills.
JOB OPENING!!: Looking for a part time job during the 2022-2023 school year? Do you enjoy working with kids? The Shorewood School District is looking to hire an aide to support the Advanced Learning department at Atwater Elementary School. Advanced Learning Aides support many exciting programs including Battle of the Books, Word Masters! Please contact Jennifer Damm (email@example.com) for more information.
The Advanced Learning Department
Jennifer Damm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mary Gorman (email@example.com
Jake Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greyhound Open Golf Outing
From the Shorewood Athletics Booster Club: Please join us for the 4th Annual Greyhound Open Golf Outing on Monday, June 20th! We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Brown Deer Golf Course in Milwaukee. The four-person scramble tees off at noon with dinner and an awards ceremony to follow. This event is the main fundraiser for the Booster Club this year so come out and support Shorewood Athletics!
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