September 1, 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!
New Classical Staff
Debra Sonntag Grade 4
Katy Aman Social Worker
Katy Buchta Nurse
Laura Sprtel Nurse
Sarah Bubolz Psychologist
Collin Cooper Phy Ed
Jake Coenen Grade 3
Norma Meidl Spanish
Andrew Alba Parapro
Julie Neta, EL
In addition to new staff above, Jess Crownhart has moved from Grade 3 to 7/8, Laura Miller has moved from being a Parapro to Grade 4, and Sara Schroeder will start a new position, Math Interventionist and take on the Enrollment Specialist responsibilities.
Merridee Seidl will be working with Julie Brown, Band, 1st semester.
High School Interns
Mackenzie Schneider, is a senior at Appleton North High School. She is working with Mrs. Campshure in second grade.
Bailey Roe, is a senior at Appleton North High School. She is working with Mrs. Crownhart in 7/8.
Kathleen Rickman, is a senior at Appleton North High School. She is working with Mrs. Alba in third grade.
Ellie Wilks, is a senior at Appleton North High School. She is working with Mrs. Foley in fifth grade.
Emma Pettit, is a senior at Appleton North High School. She is working with Mrs. Eastman in Art.
Mackenzie, Bailey, Kathleen, Ellie, and Emma are Classical alumni, and we are so excited to have them back in our building!
REMINDERS FROM NURSES KATY AND LAURA
If your child has not yet received the Tdap vaccination, please contact your health care provider to schedule an appointment. Once the vaccine is received, please provide a copy of the updated shot record to the main office. If you do not wish to have your child immunized, you are required to sign a waiver. You may obtain a waiver form from the school office.
Attention Kindergarten Parents
If your child has not yet received his/her "kindergarten shots" (DTaP, Polio, MMR, Varicella), please contact your health care provider to schedule an appointment. Once the vaccines have been received, please provide a copy of the updated shot record to the main office. If you do not wish to have your child immunized, you are required to sign a waiver. You may obtain a waiver form from the school office.
Per Wisconsin state statute, all students are required to be fully immunized or have a waiver on file by the 30th day of school (October 13, 2021)
NEWSWORTHY ODDS AND ENDS
All students in Grades 7/8 should be on the blacktop/playground area by the 7:45 a.m. bell. Students must be in their classroom seats by the 7:50 a.m. bell.
Students in Grades K-6 should be on the blacktop/playground area by the 7:54 a.m. bell. Students are to be in their classroom seats by the 8:00 a.m. bell.
School Security -- Adults in the school building
We ask all parents to drop off their children and pick them up on the playground. Please remember that school is in session earlier and later for our 7th and 8th grade students. We need to keep our building secure for our students between the school hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
To ensure safety all adults need to sign in at the new Welcome Center located in the hallway across from the office and wear a visitor's badge. Staff is required to stop all adults without a badge and escort them to the office.
TREATS AND SNACKS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING
Birthday and other celebrations during the school day will not include students bringing in snacks from home to share and will instead take place through non-food practices.
Recognizing students in ways that better support overall student wellness also has a variety of positive benefits:
- Reduced social and economic pressures on families to provide celebration snacks
- Increased cultural awareness for families with respect to birthday and other celebrations
- Avoidance of unintended consequences related to food allergies and decreased complications for students with medical issues
Together we will continue to ensure that we are implementing best practices that focus on increased student wellness for every child, every day in the Appleton Area School District.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
For safety reasons please escort your children across any street or parking lot. Though it is tempting, waving your child to come to you across a street is unsafe and has caused a few "close calls" in the past.
We also ask that you refrain from taking/placing cell phone calls or texting during drop off/pick up after students have been released while you are in the school zone.
QUIET ZONE NEAR MS WING AFTER SCHOOL
PEGASUS FLYERS, CLASSICAL COLUMNS, THE CLASSICAL WEBSITE, AND FACEBOOK
The white envelope that typically comes home on Thursdays is called the "Pegasus Flyer." Important notices and school papers are sent home in this envelope weekly.
The Classical Columns, the school's newsletter, is typically published once a month and emailed home at the beginning of the month. Please take time to read this important publication as you will find answers to what is up and coming, information on CCSA Board work, club and activities updates, school calendar, and much more. If you would like a hard copy, you may pick one up outside the school office.
Classical School Website
If you haven't had a chance to visit our school's website lately, please do so! It is an excellent resource for current and prospective families who would like to learn more about classical education and the Core Knowledge Curriculum. Visit the website for teacher biographies, enrollment information, and so much more! http://www.classicalcharter.com
Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ClassicalSchoolAASD/
STUDENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE IN 7TH AND 8TH GRADE
Please note: We do not currently have any openings in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade, and there are waiting lists at all of those grade levels. If you know a student interested in grades K-6, please contact Sara Schroeder at mailto:email@example.com to have that student added to the end of the waiting list.
K-8 HOMEWORK REQUESTS
PATRIOT'S PEN ESSAY CONTEST
Entry forms can be picked up from the Classical School office.
FALL FEST 2021
PARENT/TEACHER FALL CONFERENCES
Tuesday, October 12th from 4:00-6:15 p.m. for K-8
Wednesday, October 13th from 4:00-6:15 p.m. for K-8
Thursday, October 14th from 4:00-6:15 p.m. for K-8
The link to sign up for conferences will be sent out within the next couple of weeks.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 First Day of School
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Back to School Coffee 8:00-9:00
Monday, September 6, 2021 No School: Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 CCSA Meeting: CCSA Compliance Committee 6:30 pm
Thursday, September 9, 2021 Pegasus Flyers go home
Thursday, September 9, 2021 CCSA Meeting: CCSA Governance Board 6:30 pm
Monday, September 13, 2021 Meeting: AASD Board of Education @ Leadership Center and/or YouTube Link
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Back to School Night 5:30-6:30
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Pegasus Flyers go home
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Pegasus Flyers go home
Monday, September 27, 2021 Picture Day Student pictures between 8:00-11:00 AM
Monday, September 27, 2021 Meeting: AASD Board of Education @ Leadership Center and/or YouTube Link