Schafer School

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No School for Students on 1/18 (Teacher Institute Day)

No School for Students on 1/21 (Martin Luther King Day)

Report Cards Go Home 1/23

Early Dismissal for Grades 1-5 on 1/30 at 12:30pm

Girls On the Run

Great news, Schafer will be Girls on the Run site again this year, thanks to Parkview Church. The program will run after school two days a week starting in March for girls 3rd through 5th grade from 2:30 until 4. The program concludes with a 5k at Toyota Park in May (date to be determined). Registration opens January 1st using the following link Please choose pay by check if asked, Parkview has offered to pay the 50$ fee for 30 Schafer girls. If you have any questions please email Brenda Sullivan at

The First Grade Musical

All 1st Grade Students at Schafer Elementary!

The First Grade Musical is on February 21st at 6:30pm.

Please feel free to email or call Mrs. Knudson (Music Teacher) with any questions!

Morning Yoga

We are looking forward to starting yoga again. If your child is interested in joining yoga, please contact Ruth Toyama at or come by the office to pick up a permission slip.

4th and 5th graders at 7:25 am: Every Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019- April 30

2nd and 3rd graders at 7:25 am: Every Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019- May 1

Conservation Club

Do you have Christmas lights that do not work? We are still collecting Christmas lights. Last day to drop off is Jan. 17.

Thank you for bringing in plastic bags. We had 24.5 pounds this week (103 pounds total to date) It is being recycled instead of going in the trash. We also sent 15.5 pounds of markers to Crayola to be recycled and 10 lbs of crayons to Scarce to be made into Super Crayons for children with special needs.

Please continue to save bread tags for Scarce. You can read this amazing story of what they do with the Bread Tags.

We will start collecting old CDs and DVDs. Please drop off at the recycling center if you have some you no longer need.

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We Hope everyone enjoyed the Schafer Family Roller Skating party last night.

Vision and hearing tests are today. Rescreening will be on 2/1.

Dental screenings are next month on 2/22 & 2/25. If you’re available to help during the day with Dental screenings, please contact Chrissy:

Thanks for coming to the PTA meeting on Tuesday to hear Dr. Palmisano’s presentation about changes in District 45. Great information for parents and where the District is heading. Keep an eye out for additional opportunities to see the presentation.

Silly string winners from the WFC Fundraiser enjoyed their prize on Wednesday.

Great America reading incentive forms are due on January 31st. Get your student’s form turned in for a free admission ticket.
Sky Martial Arts after school program sign up is due by Friday, 2/1. Forms went home with students yesterday, or you can find it at

Book Fair/Open House/1st Grade Musical is on Thursday, February 21st.

Next PTA meeting is on Wednesday, February 6th, at 6:30pm.
The Schafer Auction will be on Friday, April 12th, at Allegra banquets. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Angie:
If you haven’t received your yard sign from your PTA Membership, please stop in the office to get one
Yearbooks can be purchased at

Please email us at with any questions you may have.

Point to Ponder

Attendance 12/17-12/21

Schafer School Goal - 97%

1 - 90.59%

2 - 92.13%

3 - 94.86%

4 - 93.9%

5 - 92.51%

Total - 92.85%