Mrs. Ecoff's First Grade Class News

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Good Afternoon,

As you may have heard from your son or daughter, I was absent March 21st-24th due to some significant back problems that I was having at that time. My doctor directed me to rest and inquired if I could return to a possible "light duties" day in order to return more quickly. She answered her own question immediately when she recalled that I teach first grade-no! My back is about 80-90% improved from where it was at that time and I'm continuing to work on building up these muscles and now carry on with regular teaching duties as well as caring for my own family.

I had hoped to share information with you about our upcoming field trips as well as summer school at that time, but was unable to do so as I had to focus on healing that week. Please accept my apologies for the late date of this request for your help with these field trips. If there is any way you could support either of our upcoming field trips by being a chaperone, it would improve the quality of the experience for all of our students (and you may just have fun sharing this time with your child, too!) Thank you for your consideration and for your continued support.

Field Trips!

We have two upcoming field trips and we're still looking for chaperones.

1. THIS Friday, April 8, we'll be walking from Hadfield to the Civic Theater in downtown Waukesha to see the performance of Cinderella's Fella. We have purchased two tickets to allow for a seat for chaperones for our class and one seat is available at this time. Please consider joining us! We'll leave Hadfield after we take attendance and lunch count (around 8:45 am) and will plan to return to Hadfield by 11:15 AM for recess. We would need chaperones to meet us at school, walk with us to and from the play and enjoy the play with us.

2. NEXT week, we'll take an environmental field trip as part of our district science curriculum. This field trip will take place on Tuesday, April 12th in the morning and will take place at the EB Shurts building, located on College Avenue (I can give you the address). This is an outdoor field trip where we take a walk along a wooded path and use four of our five senses to explore the natural surroundings. The more chaperones the better for this field trip to allow for us to divide up into smaller groups as we visit stations to explore the outdoors. So far we have one parent chaperone. Please contact Mrs. Ecoff as soon as possible if you would be available to enjoy this time outdoors with us on Tuesday from 8:30am-11:15am.

Summer School Registration is NOW!

Summer School Recommendation letters were sent home with students TODAY for anyone who could benefit from additional support in reading and/or math instruction. These courses are recommended for students who are not working at grade level expectations at this point in the year. In addition to reading and math, there are a variety of interesting summer school courses available for a reasonable cost.

Information from the district:

The registration window for summer school will be open for parents/guardians to register students in Infinite Campus from April 1st through April 15th. The second window will be open from May 1st through May 15th. There will be a hard deadline for summer school registration this year. No registrations will be accepted after May 15th.

Parents/guardians can register students the in following ways:

  1. Register your student using Infinite Campus

  2. Attend a Summer School Registration Night

    • Summer school staff will be available to assist parents/guardians in registering their students for summer school. Parents/guardians can attend a registration night at ANY site.

      • April 6 → 5:30-6:30pm at Blair

      • April 12 → 5:30-6:30pm at Banting

      • April 12 → 5:30-6:30pm at Horning

      • April 13 → 5:30-6:30pm at Waukesha STEM Academy - Randall Campus

  3. Register at Lindholm

    • Lindholm will be open during normal hours for parents/guardians to stop in to receive support to be able to register their students.

Additional Notes:

  • ALL students entering 6th grade in the fall of 2016 will attend summer school at the MIDDLE SCHOOL SITES.

Summer School Course Booklet:

Course booklet coming soon!

See the course booklet to provide additional insight around course offerings for students and families.