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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  I hope that you had an enjoyable summer and look forward to a successful and activity filled year. Throughout the school year, students will be focusing on many different themes within the counseling curriculum.  These monthly themes may be found by clicking on the corresponding sidebar link.

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Feb. 13 - Feb. 17, 2017

Our school will be participating in the week of February 13th, which coincides with our monthly “A Staint CARES” theme of Citizenship**.


We currently have a student in the St. Croix Falls Elementary School that has Cystic Fibrosis.  Therefore the money we raise this year will be donated to the CF Foundation of Western Wisconsin.


Here are some important things to know about Cystic Fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF):

*        Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic (life threatening) disease that affects the lungs and also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine. Long term issues include difficulty breathing  as a result of frequent lung infections.  At this time, there is no cure.

*        Over the past 50 years, cutting-edge science and research paid for by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has increased the average life expectancy of a CF patient from 5 to 40+ years!

*        There are new drug and other medical therapy clinical trials underway. Collectively, the hope is that within the next few years, quality of life and life expectancy will be substantially extended for 90% of CF patients.

*        All of the progress being made by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is due to private fundraising, one person at a time.


Our schedule is as follows:

Monday –  Start of the ¢oin Collection Competition.  Containers will be placed in the lobby each morning for students to put their coins in.  Students will also learn about a boy or girl in Wisconsin/Minnesota that is living with Cystic Fibrosis.  In addition, 4th grade volunteers will be sharing a daily announcement to teach everyone facts about Cystic Fibrosis.  We will also have an assembly in the gymnasium at 10:05 a.m.

                        Dress-up day: "Hope for a Brighter Future" - wear bright colored clothing and sunglasses


Tuesday – Students will encourage their classroom Cystic Fibrosis Honored Hero by writing a note to them during the day.

                        Dress-up day: “Spread the Love”- wear red for Valentine’s Day


Wednesday – “Pennies for Popcorn”.  Before school or at lunchtime, students may guess how many kernels of popcorn are in a container.  A guess will cost .50.   The student with the winning guess will receive a $25.00 gift card to the local Cinema 8 Movie Theater.

Dress-up day:  Wear “Blue and Yellow” for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's theme colors


Thursday – “Team Up Against CF”

Dress-up day:  Wear any team jersey, sweatshirt, etc.


Friday – “Thanks for being a Hero for Cystic Fibrosis”

Dress-up day: Super Heroes! Wear your favorite Super Hero shirt, cape, costume, etc.

Closing ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Winning class will be announced and a special surprise finale will take place.



Thank you for teaching your child that together we can make a difference!


If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me at or 715-483-9826 Ext. 1172.

Fourth Grade students helped to build the National Theme of the year in our school fence - "#YOLO-Be Drug Free".

Red Ribbon Week Celebration

October 25th - October 31st

Dresser and St. Croix Falls Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 25th – Oct. 31st.  The goal of Red Ribbon Week is to help children build a strong foundation by making positive, healthy choices. 

  *Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. For more information and the story of how this campaign began visit *

            Below you will find a schedule of the “Themes” for each day, as the Red Ribbon committee will combine special activities with the classroom guidance lessons this month.  We hope that you will encourage your child to participate in the activities that will be offered.

            We would like to thank you in advance for your support!

#YOLO-Be Drug Free

            ~Red Ribbon Week Committee



Red Ribbon Week Themes


Tuesday - "Too Bright for Drugs"

Students and Staff should wear bright colored clothes.

Kick-off at 8:30 a.m. in the Gym. High School Band will perform & the Elementary students will sing our School Song.


Wednesday - "Live Like a star-dress for the red carpet - We CAN be Drug Free"

Dress like a Star or wear red. Bring in canned goods for the Food Shelf.


Thursday - "Lei Off Drugs"

Hawaiian Day.  Each student will be given a Hawaiian Necklace.


Friday - "Your Dreams are the Key to Your Future"

Wear your pajamas.



Throughout the week, students in grades 1st – 4th will solve trivia questions and place letters in a giant “Wheel of Fortune” type of puzzle.  Students will have the opportunity to solve the puzzle during the week, with only one guess per day.

** Each day we will count student participation and keep a visual chart in the hallway.  

     The class with the greatest “team” effort will be acknowledged at the end of the week.