December Newsletter

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Principals Message

Isn’t hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and here we are in the middle of the holiday season!?!?!  It doesn’t quite feel like holiday/winter weather yet, but I’m sure it will be here soon enough.  As the weather does turn colder, please remember the following:

During the winter months students are expected to come to school with proper winter weather attire.  Proper winter weather attire includes: a winter jacket, winter boots, winter/snow pants, gloves/mittens and a hat.  When the weather is below 40 degrees it is expected that students wear all of their winter attire while outside for recess. At times boots and snow pants may be required to go off the blacktop when the temperature is above 40 degrees, depending on the wet and sloppiness of the fields.  If students do not dress appropriately, they are expected to stay on the blacktop.  If it is snowy and students are not dressed appropriately they will be expected to stay along the side of the building and out of the snow. The general rule is, “If you have it, wear it.”

We encourage outdoor free play as an important part of a student’s day. We want all students to have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in proper attire. This will also allow for them to remain comfortable in dry clothes throughout the remainder of the school day.  Your help in communicating the importance of proper outdoor attire to your student during the winter months is greatly appreciated.

Students will go outside except in inclement weather defined as rain, heavy snow, temperatures below +10 degrees F or a wind chill below 0 degrees F.

A friendly reminder that our governance council and PTO groups meet on a monthly basis and these meetings are open, public meetings open to parents interested in attending. You can find meeting dates and times listed on our website calendar. You can find PTO minutes and agendas, as well as, governance council meeting minutes and agendas on our website.

The governance council is beginning to spend more time working in committees to accomplish tasks.  The council currently has two committees that were formed and working towards goals for i4Learning. The committees are the Educational Resource Committee and the Community Partnership Committee.  If you have any interest in helping out with either of these committees please reach out to a council member or contact Mr. Dziedzic.  

PBIS Update - earlier in November during an all school assembly to talked with the students about the importance of good classroom behavior.  This has been our focus this month with distributing Bee Slips and acknowledging good behavior.  As a school we have been working towards a whole school mystery prize for later in December.  Students have been collecting Bee Slips in a container outside the office. Once we reach a full container, the whole school mystery prize will be revealed and celebrated!!

Today, November 30 marks the end of 1st trimester, which means we are ⅓ of the way through the school year already!! Trimester 1 report cards will be available via Skyward next week Friday in the afternoon.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Mr. Dziedzic

i4L Upcoming Events

12/1 -  FUTP60 Food Tasting - Rutabaga 12:00
12/6 - FUTP60 Ambassadors attend KMS for Packer Quarter Back (Brett Hundley) Visit 8:40-11
12/6, 13, 20 - Student Government School Store (Open Tuesdays) 8:40-8:50
12/7, 14, 21 - DI Meetings K-2 & 3-5 Teams (Every Wednesday)3:40-4:45
12/8 - 5K-5th Grade Afternoon Christmas Concert - Doors Open 1:30, Concert Begins @ 2:00pm
12/8 - 5K-5th Grade Evening Christmas Concert - Doors Open 6:00, Concert Begins @ 6:30pm
12/9 - 1st Trimester Report Cards Released
12/15 - FUTP60 Food Tasting - Clementines 12:00
12/20 - BEE Assembly 9:00-9:30
12/21 - 4K Christmas Concert 10:00
12/26 - 1/2 - Christmas/New Year's Break - NO SCHOOL

Additional upcoming Dates...
1/3 - Classes Resume
1/3 - January PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30


It is that time of year again to open ourhearts 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 from Monday, November 28th through Wednesday, December 14th. There will be an area near  the office set up for you to drop off the unwrapped gifts.     The presents will be donated to I4L 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  Karla Daane at 626-8427, ext. 4146 or e-mail at kdaane@kewaskumschools.org.     Thanks for your support and kindness in  brightening up the holidays for area families.

The 2016 i4L Giving Tree
We will be collecting the toys from Monday, November 28th through Wednesday, December 14th. There will be an area near the office set up for you to drop off the unwrapped gifts.

The presents will be donated to I4L 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 Karla Daane at 626-8427, ext. 4146 or e-mail at kdaane@kewaskumschools.org.
Thanks for your support and kindness in brightening up the holidays for area families!


December Menu:   Click Here  Harvest of the Month:  Rutabaga.  Find the recipe of the month on the  Nutrition website .

December Menu:  Click Here
Harvest of the Month:  Rutabaga.  Find the recipe of the month on the Nutrition website.

As the weather begins to shift toward winter it is important to remind you of our inclement weather process.  Please   view a letter   that describes our process and where to obtain up-to-date school closing information.

As the weather begins to shift toward winter it is important to remind you of our inclement weather process.  Please view a letter that describes our process and where to obtain up-to-date school closing information.

Intramurals -  Click Here  for Calendar

Intramurals - Click Here for Calendar


Holiday Shopping is upon us! Do a good deed and never even leave your house. Go to www.amazonsmile.com & search for "Wayne Elementary School PTO" & Amazon.com will donate a portion of the sale to our school! Want to learn about other ways to earn "free $$"?  Click Here

Holiday Shopping is upon us! Do a good deed and never even leave your house. Go to www.amazonsmile.com & search for "Wayne Elementary School PTO" & Amazon.com will donate a portion of the sale to our school!
Want to learn about other ways to earn "free $$"? Click Here

i4L PTO Upcoming Events

12/1 - Wreath & Poinsettia Pick Up - 3:30-5:00pm
12/2 - Holiday Cookie Sale Sign Up Sheets Due! - Learn more
12/5-12/10 - Holiday Scholastic Book Fair
*the fair will be open 12/5 for student to preview books and create their "Wish Lists", and each day during lunch hour. It will also be open 12/8 before/after our 5K-5th Grade Christmas Concerts, & and also 12/10 during the Holiday Cookie Sale 7:30-10:00.
12/6 - December PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30
 Child Care Provided!
12/9 - Holiday Cookie Sale Bake Items Due
12/10 - Holiday Cookie Sale Open! 7:30-10:00am


Upcoming District Events

12/3 Breakfast with Santa 8:30 a.m. KHS Cafeteria
12/4 Kewaskum Christmas Parade 5:00 p.m. 
*NHS will be collecting canned goods to benefit the Kewaskum Food Pantry!
12/5 KMS Band Concert 7:00 p.m. KHS Fieldhouse
12/7 At the Movies 2:00 p.m. KHS Theater
12/7 KEYS Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m. KHS Theater
12/8 i4L Concert 2:00/6:30 pm i4L Gym
12/12 School Board meeting 6:00 p.m. KHS Theater
12/14 At the Movies 2:00 p.m. KHS Theater
12/15 KES Concert KG-grade 3 2:30/6:00 pm KES Gym
12/19 FES 4k Christmas Concert 9:30 am FES Gym
12/19 KHS Wind Ensemble/Bel Canto 7:00 p.m. KHS Theater
12/20 FES Concert 2:00/6:30 pm FES Gym
12/21 KES 4k Christmas Concert 10:00am /2:30 pm KES LGI
12/21 i4L 4K Christmas Concert 10:30 AM
12/21 At the Movies 2:00 p.m. KHS Theater
12/22 KMS Choir Concert 6:30 p.m. KHS Theater

Child Development Day - 12/16 Child development days provide parents with information about how their child’s development compares with general developmental expectations.  To schedule an appointment for your child aged 2 years, 9 months and older please call 262-626-8427 ext 8012.

Creating for a Cause - Pins/Magnets Sale - Elementary 4th and 5th graders are selling handcrafted pins and magnets again this year.  The proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Kewaskum Community Food Pantry to support families in our community who are in need.  Purchase yours at the elementary schools or the district office.  $5 each. Great stocking stuffer idea!


Upcoming Community Events

KEYS “A Concert of Christmas Music” Support Kewaskum Youth Scholarship by attending their annual Christmas concert featuring KHS Choral Students and the Kewaskum Big Band.  Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. KHS Theater.  All proceeds benefit the KEYS Scholarship Fund.  Tickets $5.

Kewaskum Youth Soccer Organization Invite - Interested in playing soccer?  This growing sport is fast-paced, exciting and FUN!  Registration for Spring soccer is open December 28-January 25th.  Registration is available 4k-8th grade.  For registration forms please go to their website at kewaskumsoccer.com or check them out on Facebook at Kewaskum Youth Soccer Organization .

Santa Mailbox at Kewaskum Post Office - Members of the KHS Key Club wish to inform all area youngsters that it is time to begin preparing their letters to Santa. Santa and his elves enjoy hearing from all children.  Beginning Friday, November 25th until Saturday, December 17th, a special mailbox will be available in the lobby of the Kewaskum Post Office. No stamp is required on the Santa letters placed in Santa’s personalized mailbox but please do include your full name and address in the letter. Remember Santa is very busy checking his list and making toys, so please only send one letter to him and send it early.  

St. Lucas is hosting a Chess Tournament, January 14.  Teams and individuals are invited to attend.  Learn more.

Address Changes—Have you moved recently? If so, please ensure your child’s school has been informed. You can update your address information using Skyward Family Access or by contacting the secretary at your school with the new address information. Moves outside of the Kewaskum district do not prohibit your child from completing the current school year in our district. However, they do necessitate an additional form to be completed and your school secretary will be able to assist you with that.     Family Changes —If you have had a change in your family which may affect one parent’s contact information, please contact your child’s school secretary to update this information.

Address Changes—Have you moved recently? If so, please ensure your child’s school has been informed. You can update your address information using Skyward Family Access or by contacting the secretary at your school with the new address information. Moves outside of the Kewaskum district do not prohibit your child from completing the current school year in our district. However, they do necessitate an additional form to be completed and your school secretary will be able to assist you with that.

Family Changes—If you have had a change in your family which may affect one parent’s contact information, please contact your child’s school secretary to update this information.


Rachel Maas