The Trailside Twister

March 2018

Principal's Corner

Spring Greetings Everyone!

Well, technically in three weeks but I think we are all ready for the warmer weather to come and stay. March is going to be another active month here at Trailside. We have our STEAM day on Friday, March 9th. Thank you for all the donations and support! The Wisconsin Forward Exam will start for 3rd through 6th grade toward the end of the month, followed by spring break heading into April.

With the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, we have been reviewing the safety procedures currently in place here at Trailside. With the district's implementation of the ALiCE program, we are continuing to have age appropriate weekly "When Then" conversations with our students and discuss plans of action in the case of a crisis. On Friday, February 23rd we had David Maack, Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator, work with all staff to review and brainstorm through our school crisis plan.

Although we can not fully prepare for all situations, we certainly feel our students have a strong knowledge base of options if a crisis were to occur.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Trailside and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Jim Dembosky

Upcoming Twister Events

Tues. 3/6- PTO meeting 6:00

Fri. 3/9- Steam Day

Mon. 3/12- Report Cards Posted in Skyward

Tues. 3/13- APTT night 6:00

Mon. 3/19-4/29 Forward Exam Grades 3-6

Fri. 3/23 Popcorn and Wisconsin Day

Thurs. 3/29 Early Release 11:50

Fri. 3/30- Mon. 4/9 No School Spring Break

Red Wing Twisters

Green Wing Twisters

Enjoying some time in the snow!
Fourth graders had a great time petting sting rays, exploring virtual reality, learning about crime scene investigation, and more at Discovery World in Milwaukee

Blue Wing Twisters

Enjoying the Spring-like Weather!

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Fifth graders finished product.



What a fantastic Heart Month! We kicked off the month with help from the scare squad from Hoops for Heart. Through hard work, basketball skills, and gaining heart knowledge Trailside students raised $3900. Finishing a community service project with such success gives us the satisfaction that we have helped thousands of people with our participation. We passed our goal and I am very proud of all of our participants. -Mrs. Beiser


To go along with this years Hoops for Hearts monster theme, students in art class created their own Monsters using different mediums.


4th-6th Orchestra and 4th general music students will be playing during a lunch period in March.


The Olympic Reading Challenge took place from February 5th through February 22nd. Overall, 60 students in grades 2-6 participated with a grand total of 322 books read during this period!

2nd and 3rd graders were encouraged to read up to 6 books each, while 4th through 6th graders read as many books as they could for a chance to win medals and other prizes.

The following students are the medal winners for 4th through 6th grade:

4th Grade Medal Winners:
Bronze: Charlie (4-Muench)
Silver: Sabrina (4-Muench)
Gold: Ariana (4-Muench)

5th Grade Medal Winners:
Bronze: Max (5-Hall)
Silver: Mackenzie (5-Hayek)
Gold: Sari (5-Hayek)

6th Grade Medal Winners:
Bronze: Samantha (6-Topp)
Silver: Phaye (6-Topp)
Gold: Carleigh (6-Topp) (*missing from photo)

All three gold medal winners will receive additional prizes. The overall winner of a trophy and prize basket, which includes ski passes to Alpine Valley, is Ariana Haisler.

Congratulations to the medal winners and thank you to all who participated.

- Mrs. Suszka

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Teacher Features

Mary Topp - 6th Grade


I was born in Milwaukee, but my dad was transferred to Orlando, FL in the middle of my 8th grade year. I met my husband at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and after I graduated we moved to Clermont, Florida until 1999. My husband loved our vacations in Wisconsin (camping, ice fishing, visiting with my relatives), that when he was looking for a new job, he decided to send his resume to the Milwaukee area. That was 19 years ago! Things seem to happen for a reason-we have loved raising our daughter here and are grateful we are Wisconsinites.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

My husband and I traveled with friends to Ireland, and I organized a side trip at the end of our stay to travel to Paris to see the last stage of the Tour de France.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

From May through October, my husband and I compete at BBQ competitions in Wisconsin and Kentucky. I could tell you you everything you would ever want to know about smoking pork, chicken and brisket!

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