December School Newsletter

The excitement of the holidays is upon us!  Only three short weeks and the kids will all be on their holiday break!  Our first trimester has concluded and report cards will be shared out electronically via Skyward on December 9, 2015.  It's hard to believe we're already in the final month of 2015!  

Showcase Event - Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out for our first Showcase Event.  Hopefully you enjoyed the opportunity to see the work of the students and learn something new!  I'm always amazed with the incredible parent & family participation when we have different social/evening events at school.  Thank you for your continued support.

End of Day Routine - If you have a change in after school pick-up routine, please send a note with your child the morning of and/or email their classroom teachers.  If it happens to be a late change of plans (after 12:00pm) we really need you to call the office at 262-626-8427 ext. 5002.  This will help ensure your child gets to where they need to be at the end of the day.

The local Kewaskum Clergy has joined forces with Kewaskum Schools and the Village of Kewaskum to organize a Coat Exchange for those in need within our local community. Your help is needed. Learn more: Coats for Clergy.

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Cold Lunches - Due to health department regulations and job responsibilities, we are unable to heat any food in our microwaves in our kitchens. Please be aware of this policy so you do not send any food that would require a staff member to heat it for your child. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Terri Miller at TMiller@kewaskumschools.org or 262-626-8427 Ext. 4118. Thank you!

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Concert News - Mark your calendar for the 4K Christmas Concert on December 17th at 10:00 am. The Winter Concert, grades 5K—5th Grade, this year will be December 10th. There will be two performances of the concert: one at 2:00 and another at 6:30pm. The optional solo recital will begin 10-15 minutes before each program, depending on the number of students who would like to participate. Soloist WILL need to audition BEFORE the concert in order to perform in the prelude. Students are asked to wear their “Sunday best” to the concert.

The FHA/HERO Club of Kewaskum High School will again be sponsoring their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5, 2015, in the high school cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. (Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast served from 8:30-9:30 a.m.) The Kewaskum High School Choir Members will perform Christmas songs. Santa will visit with a present for all of the children following a breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, cereal, sausage, juice, milk, coffee, and sweet rolls. Advanced ticket sales begin Monday, November 2nd and end Thursday, December 3rd at noon. Tickets may be purchased at all Kewaskum school offices. Advanced tickets prices are available for purchase 0 – 2 years are FREE, 3 – 10 years $5.00, youth 11 and up $10.00 and senior citizens 62 and over $5.00. Tickets prices the day of the event are 0 – 2 years are $2.00, 3 – 10 year $8.00, youth 11 and up are $12.00 and senior citizens 62 and over $8.00. All proceeds from the breakfast will go to the FHA/HERO scholarship fund. If there are any questions please contact Mrs. Dorst at 262-626-8427 ext 2029 or ext 4403.

DECEMBER 2015 Community News KCK Raffle Tickets - The Kewaskum Cares about Kids group is selling raffle tickets for their annual fundraising event. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Prizes are value from $100 - $450. Learn more. “Kettle Country Christmas on Main” - the Kewaskum Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Christmas Cookie Hunt” on December 6th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Learn more. Kettle Moraine Players auditions for “The Foreigner” are taking place November 30 and December 2, 2015. Learn more. KEYS presents “A Concert of Christmas Music” featuring the KHS Bel Canto Choir and The Kewaskum Big Band - Monday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. KHS Theatre. Admission $5. All proceeds benefit the KEYS Scholarship Fund. Donations above the ticket price are greatly appreciated. Advance tickets may be purchased at the KHS office and Miller’s Furniture. Kindness Around Kewaskum - 4th and 5th grade students are once again selling handcrafted pins and magnets for $5 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Kewaskum Community Food Pantry. Sales at all elementary Christmas Concerts. Washington County Youth Hockey Association invites area students to participate in their “Intro to Hockey” program. Learn more. At the Movies with Jim Westphal - December 2, 9, and 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the KHS Theatre

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The Giving Tree - Hello all i4LCS parents! It is that time of year again to open our hearts to help those families in our community who are in need. We are asking for the donation of new toys for children ages birth to 18. We will be collecting the toys at i4LCS from Monday, November 30th through Friday, December 11th . There will be an area near the office set up for you to drop off the unwrapped gifts. The presents will be donated to i4LCS families and Washington County youth through The Gingerbread House. If you have any questions, or are a family in need that would like some help this holiday season, please call Jody Mundigler-Hemauer at 626-8427, ext. 3203 or e-mail at jmundigler@kewaskumschools.org. Thanks for your support and kindness in brightening up the holidays for area families.

Kindness Around Kewaskum” The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been very busy giving their time and talents during art classes to create handmade clay pins and magnets to be sold to raise money for the Kewaskum Community Food Pantry. The cost for each pin or magnet is $5.00. All of the sales from the pins and magnets will go towards food for the food pantry. Pins and magnets will be on sale before and after the Christmas Concerts. The concerts are December 10th at 2:30 and 6:00. They will also be sold at Piggly Wiggly in Kewaskum after Thanksgiving. We hope the community will open their hearts and give generously to help those in need this holiday season!

District Wide Events in December
12/2 2:00 pm At the Movies “Please Don't Eat the Daisies”
12/5 8:30 am Breakfast with Santa
12/5 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast with Santa
12/6 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Kettle Country Christmas on Main Business Scavenger Hunt
12/6 5:00 pm Christmas Parade
12/7 7:00 pm KEYS Christmas Concert
12/7-12/12 i4LCS PTO Scholastic Book Fair
12/8 3:00 - 6:00 pm Coat Exchange/Distribution - learn more
12/8 7:00 pm KMS Band Concert
12/9 2:00 pm At the Movies “North to Alaska”
12/10 2:00/6:30 pm i4LCS Christmas Concert
12/12 7:30-10:00 i4LCS PTO Cookie Sale

12/14 6:00 pm School Board Meeting
12/15 2:30/6:00 pm KES Concert
12/16 2:00 pm At the Movies “It's A Wonderful Life”
12/17 10:00 am & 2:30 pm KES 4k Christmas Concert
12/17 10:00 am i4LCS 4k Christmas Concert
12/17 6:30/7:15/8:00 KMS Choir Concert 6th,7th,8th
12/21 10:00 am FES 4k Christmas Concert
12/21 7:00 pm KHS Wind Ensemble & Bel Canto Choir
12/22 2:00/6:30 FES Winter Concert 12/24-1/3 No School - Christmas Break

12/18 Child Development Day - The Kewaskum School District has a screening program to locate and screen all resident children with suspected disabilities. If you are a district resident and have a child aged 2 years, 9 months and older that you suspect may have a disability, please call Nancy at 262-626-8427 ext. 8012, to schedule a screening appointment.

 

Joel Dziedzic