Weekly Buzz

Cadott Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Published Friday, December 20th, 2019

Winter Break - December 23rd - January 1st - No School

Music around the Halls


Recognizing Positive Behavior - The Power of Attention means "What we focus on we get more of"

Cadott Elementary Staff recognizes the importance to applaud students when they display positive character traits. This week we would like to recognize:

Aythen- Mrs. Alexander recognized Aythen for positive behavior. Aythen's positive attitude is truly contagious! His actions provide a great example to others. In class, he pushes himself to always improve by accepting challenges, especially in reading. He is a very important part of our class family!

Monte - Mrs. Alexander recognized Monte for positive behavior. Without exception, Monte treats others with kindness and respect every single day. His optimism radiates through his smile and is appreciated by all. His positive attitude has helped him achieve growth in reading and writing. We appreciate him everyday!

Khloe - Mrs. Hanson recognized Khloe for being a bucket filler in our school. She is helpful and kind!

Bryson - Miss Schilling recognized Bryson for goal-directed behavior and personal responsibility. Bryson shows a desire to improve and is committed to learning. He brings his best efforts to every academic task and works hard to meet reading goals. He asks questions to understand and gives friends reminders to do their jobs.

Ethan - Mrs. Hanson recognized Ethan for being a bucket filler in our classroom and school. He his helpful to those around him.

Mariella - Mrs. Hanson recognized Mariella for being a bucket filler and doing her job!

- Mrs. Goettl and Mr. Spaeth

Positive Character Traits we are looking for are:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Goal Directed Behavior
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Decision Making
  • Optimistic Thinking

These traits are learned and nurtured through our adult modeling, direct instruction, and feedback.

Mentor Group's

Mrs. Mathison and Mrs. Willert’s mentor groups had a little Christmas fun team building and decorating a Christmas “tree” today! Thank you 6th graders Haley and Chase for volunteering to be the trees!

When to keep your student home from school:

We have had some illness this week in a lot of grade levels. Everything from coughing, fevers, diarrhea and vomiting. We have also had a case of Norovirus. Please see below for more information about Norovirus. If your child is not feeling well please follow recommended guidelines for keeping them home from school. This will allow them to feel better faster and keep these illnesses from spreading. Thank you!

Norovirus is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea, and foodborne illness.

The most common symptoms of norovirus are:

  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • stomach pain

Other symptoms include:

  • fever
  • headache
  • body aches

Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines. This is called acute gastroenteritis.

A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.

If you have norovirus illness, you can feel extremely ill, and vomit or have diarrhea many times a day. This can lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults, and people with other illnesses.

School nurses are often asked when a student is too ill to attend school. Here are some guidelines to help you decide when to keep your student home from school:

1. Fever over 100.4 F (remain out until 24 hours after fever resolves without the aid of fever-reducing medication like Tylenol or Ibuprofen)

2. Frequent diarrhea (3 or more loose stools within an 8 hour time period) especially if accompanied by fever or if the stool contains blood or mucus. For children in diapers, the stool must be contained in the diaper to come to school. For toilet-trained children, they must have control of their bowel and be able to use the toilet appropriately.

3. Vomiting – 2 or more times within 24 hours (remain out until 24 hours after last emesis)

4. Rash that is spreading or accompanied by fever or behavior change

5. Severe pain or other symptoms that prevent the child from concentrating or participating in classroom activities. Ask “Will your child be able to participate in regular classroom activities despite their current symptoms?”

When in doubt – give us a call and we would be happy to help you make the best choice for your child! If your student sees a doctor for their illness remember to get a medical note – this is excused differently and can help you avoid truancy concerns if your student is ill for more than a few days!

Girls on the Run Registration Opens Soon!

Our 2020 season for Girls on the Run will start on Monday, February 24th! Registration opens Tuesday, January 14th. You can register online at gotrchippewavalley.org or by contacting April Mathison at mathisona@cadott.k12.wi.us and asking for a paper copy registration form.

What is Girls on the Run? Girls on the Run is a program designed to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Registration is $150 per girl and includes:
20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
Curriculum and lesson materials
A healthy snack at each session
Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
5K Registration fee
5K Tshirt and Medal
Post 5k celebration

Financial assistance is available!! Please do not let the registration fee be the only reason your girl doesn't join.

Our coaching team is so excited to begin a new season! If you have any questions about the program, please email April Mathison at mathisona@cadott.k12.wi.us. Girls on the Run is so much fun!

PACE Book Winners

P.A.C.E. has provided the library funding to purchase books for a weekly drawing. Each week one student from these grade levels will receive a free paperback book: 4K-K, 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6. The books can be picked up in the library from Mrs. Mackie. If you know someone involved with P.A.C.E., please thank them for all they do for our students here at Cadott Elementary.

Winners for the week of December 20th:

Rylan Martz - Mrs. Hanson

Corinna Eslinger - Ms. Danielson

Kierstan Evanson - Mrs. Strzyzewski

Carson Sweeney - Mrs. Drake

PACE Meetings

Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm

January 20th

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

Cadott Elementary Open Gym


December 15th & December 22nd.

When: Sundays from 6:15-7:30.

Location: Elementary Gym

Who: Any Elementary Student and their Family

Please note that this open gym is NOT for middle school and high school students.

Community Ties

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Community Monthly Playgroup Dates

Come join us monthly at the school for singing and playing and building relationships. (Ages 0-5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Where: Cadott Elementary School

Meets in the Gym

January 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 20

Girl Scouts Troop 3292

Girl Scout Troop 3292

Who: girls in 4th and 5th grades

When: Mondays in the elementary cafeteria after school, 3:30-5:00 pm

What we do: We earn badges through fun learning activities and go on field trips throughout the year. A snack is included during each after school meeting.

Future meeting dates:

  • January 13 and 27
  • February 10 and 24
  • March 9 and 30
  • April 20
  • May 4 and 18

For more info email Sherlee Ryan at sherleeryan@rocketmail.com .


St. John's Lutheran Church - Seminary Street - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

2019 Schedule - Every 4th Wednesday of the month

December 25th (Noon meal)

January 22nd

February 26th

March 25th

April 22nd

May 27th

June 24th

July 22nd

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Please click for the 2019-2020 school calendar

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