August, 2018

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Music Clubs

Music Clubs will begin the week of October 1. Sign up will be through the front office on a first come, first served basis. You may sign up for more than one class, but please specify which is your first choice, as spots are limited and we would like to accommodate as many students as possible.

This year classes will run in six week segments beginning on Oct 1, Nov 13, Jan 7, Feb 25, Apr 22. You will not automatically be signed up for subsequent classes just because you are in one currently. We will open sign ups two weeks before classes begin, and priority will be given to students who have not taken classes. The idea is to expose students to the various instruments at a beginners level.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays 3:00 - 3:30 Beginner’s Piano 1

Taught by Mr. Turk

This class is for K, 1st and 2nd graders that have never taken piano before.

Limit of 6 students

Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:00 Beginner’s Piano 2

This class is for 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders that have taken piano class with Mr. Turk last year and wish to continue.

Limit of 6 students

Thursdays 3:00-3:30

Beginners drumming class. Open to Grades 1-3

We will mostly be working with hand drums in this class.

Limit of 6 students

Thursdays 3:30-4:00

Beginners Ukulele class,

Open to anyone wanting to learn the Ukulele grades 1-4

Limit of 6 students

The circus has come to town!

Troy Wunderle is here creating his circus magic for the next two weeks, culminating in a performance on Friday, September 28 at 6:30. All students in grades K-5 and the Middle School Lifetime Activities elective will be participating. If your child will not be able to attend the evening performance, please email Mark Weikert at to let Troy know. He is already building the show and needs to know which students he can count on being there for the performance.

Middle School Homework Club and Detention

The official start of both after school Homework Club and Homework Detention for Middle School will be Monday the 17th of September.


After school detention will go into effect on Monday the 17th of September. Next week (the week of the 10th) will be a buffer week where students can earn a detention reminder if they do not do their homework. That reminder will be in the form of an unofficial detention. Teachers will fill out a detention form and the student will be sent to the the office to call home. The purpose of the call is to communicate with their parent that they could have earned a detention for not doing their homework, however students will not have to stay after school during the buffer week.

Homework Club:

Homework club will run after school Monday - Thursday beginning September 17th, from 3-4pm. Please remember that pick up is at 4:00. If you child can not be picked up by 4pm, they can go to the Outer Zone. Please register with the After School Program for access to the Outer Zone. If your child would like to attend homework club either on a weekly basis or as needed, please be sure you have sent in a signed permission form.

Thank you

Permission Slip.pdf

Drop off Reminder

Good Morning,

As we settle into the year please remember some basic considerations when dropping children off in the morning. If everyone can follow the same guidelines, it makes drop-off much smoother and prevents backups, which can be substantial at times.

1. DO NOT get out of your car. The drop off circle is for dropping off only. If you need to exit your car for any reason, please use the visitor spots in the parking lot.

2. Pull all the way forward. It's a pretty big circle, and it can handle 8-10 cars at the curb at once. But if the front car stops in front of the school entrance, that prevents at least 4 cars from approaching the curb behind you. Please be considerate of others and pull all the way forward.

3. Be safe! When you are pulling around folks on the left who are dropping their children, please drive very cautiously. Watch for opening doors or kids who decide to take the long way around their own car!

4. At the exit from the parking lot, please clearly select the left-hand or right-hand turning lane. Folks who approach the exit at an angle prevent those behind from turning, which can cause a backup that snakes all the way through the drop-off circle.

Much thanks for your efforts to keep drop off safe and speedy!

Walking for Wisdom

We will begin our Walking for Wisdom program next Tuesday morning, September 11. For those of you unfamiliar with our walking program, on Tuesday mornings, weather permitting, the entire school takes a lap (or more) around our walking path. Students go directly from the buses or cars to the upper field to walk. Parents who are dropping their children off should drop them off in front of the school, as usual, and students can walk on the sidewalk in front of the school to the field. Do not drop them in the circle near the playground, as that will interfere with bus drop-off. Parents are welcome to join their children on the walk, but please park only in the designated visitor spots across from the front of the school. Also, make sure your child wears "walking shoes" on Tuesdays!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the front office.

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