Wauwatosa Montessori School

September 3, 2021

Dear Families:


It been a great three days having students in the building and getting back into the swing of school! I have been so impressed with all our students and their confidence to walk into the building and get to work right away!


Classrooms have been busy establishing their classroom communities, building relationships, and of course learning! Typically we'd start the year with an all school assembly, however in keeping things safe, this first all school assembly was done via a video recording for all classrooms to watch on Friday. In this video, we reviewed what it means to Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe at school. We also talked about what our goals are for the year, got a pep talk from Kid President, and each student had an opportunity to write or draw their hopes and dreams for this school year. You can view the video here:


A friendly reminder that soft start arrival begins at 8:00am and continues on to 8:20am. If your child arrives after 8:20am, they will need to enter the building through the main office doors, not their designated grade level doors. Additionally, Monday, September 6th is Labor Day so there is No School. Have a safe weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!


Sincerely,


Ashley Imperiale

Principal

Snapshots from the Week!

Family Orientation- Building Procedures

Slides going over Carline Arrival & Dismissal Procedures, Lunch & Recess Information & More

Carline Reminders

  • Pull forward to the furthest available cone/number. We are hoping that the numbers will be repainted on the new parking lot soon!
  • For arrival your child will get out and proceed to their entry door.
  • For dismissal students will be called via radio to come out and directed to your car. Please DO NOT get out of your car while in the carline. This creates an unsafe situation and impedes the progress of the carline moving.
  • If your child needs assistance getting in/out of car, please walk up to lobby doors to pick up.
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Important Dates

  • September 6th: No School - Labor Day
  • September 21st: Community Listening Session w/Dr. Means 6pm @ Montessori
  • September 24th: PTSA Meeting 7-8:30pm
  • October 5th: Picture Makeup & Retake Day

Before/After School & JK Wrap Child Care

Right at School is here to support your before and after school needs in addition to offering JK Wrap care for your JK students! To register, click the link below. This will direct you to pricing and registration. If you have questions, you can reach out to Sam Holmes.

District Updates

NEW: Elementary Band, Choir + Orchestra Instruction

The Wauwatosa School District Elementary Music Department is pleased to provide students the opportunity to participate in band, choir, and orchestra rehearsals while we are in COVID-19 mitigation level 3, using the following precautionary measures:


  • All students will be spaced six feet apart during rehearsal.

  • Masks will be used when appropriate.

    • Orchestra students will always be masked.

    • Band students will have other mitigation materials to use. Additional information will be provided by your student’s teacher director.

  • Choir may practice outside while the weather is appropriate. When rehearsing indoors, spaces large enough to accommodate the six foot separation will be used.


Your child’s safety is always our first priority. We also want students to enjoy participating in electives that enrich and broaden their learning opportunities. Your consent to having your child participate in band, choir, and/or orchestra rehearsal, under these guidelines, will also serve as your approval of the guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Music Department liaison Jenny Keats at keatsje@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us or 414-773-1710.


Superintendent Listening Tour Sessions

Make your voice heard at an upcoming Superintendent Listening Session! These 90-minute sessions will be held three times per week through September 30, 2021. Please visit https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/listening to learn more and to sign up for a date that works with your schedule.


Secondary Families: Quarantine Protocol for Fully Vaccinated Students

Families of fully vaccinated students will be notified if their child is identified as a COVID-19 close contact; however, the student will not have to quarantine. If your student has been vaccinated against COVID-19, please print out your student’s record from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry or ask their vaccinating provider for a print out of their immunization record and give a copy to your student’s school office. Please note that this only applies to District-sponsored activities including in-person classes, co-curricular activities and Recreation Department programming.


Wisconsin Vaccination Incentive

This week, Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a vaccine provider located in Wisconsin beginning August 20 through September 6 can receive a $100 Visa gift card. Wisconsin residents ages 12 and over are eligible for the reward and can request the reward by going to the Reward Sign-up page or by calling 844-684-1064 (language assistance is available). Proof of insurance, citizenship, ID is not required to be eligible for or to receive the $100.


Information submitted in the form will be used to verify you received your shot. Visa cards may take up to six weeks to be mailed to participants. For more information on the incentive program, visit the DHS $100 reward page or call 844-684-1064 (language assistance is available).


To find a COVID-19 vaccine location in your community, visit Vaccines.gov or call 211 or 877-947-2211.

Jr. Trojans Boys Basketball Tryouts

Sept 11/12th & 18/19th @ Whitman Middle School

All boys in 4th - 8th Grade are invited to tryout.

For more information, visit: www.jrtrojansbasketball.com/tryouts

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Community Resources

Food Pantries

Pop up food pantries can be accessed at any time and are monitored regularly for continued needs. Please share what you can and take only what you need.


Pop up food pantries are available at the following locations:

  • Jefferson Elementary School - 6927 Maple Terrace
  • Roosevelt Elementary School - 2535 N. 73rd Street
  • McKinley Elementary School- 2435 N. 89th Street
  • Montessori School - 12121 W. North Avenue


Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs. Courseault and Mrs. Pelot, for their leadership of our Montessori School food pantry. Their efforts to not only start, but maintain and grow the pantry as very deservingly showcased recently on CBS 58's Natalie's Everyday Heroes. You can see the segment here.