This Week at Highland View: January 13
January 12, 2012 | Posted by Leni Dietrich
Old World Highland View
Dear Highland View Parents/Guardians:
Thank you to the families who came out for the District Parent Information Night and PTO Meeting. This is a great way to get information regarding the district and keep informed on what is happening in the school.
Next week, we will be celebrating reading with our monthly Read 20 assembly. Students should wear their shirts on Friday, January 20.
Old World Highland View
Fifth graders at Highland View recently turned back the clocks to the 1700s as they created their Colonial Fair. Blacksmiths, merchants, tailors, coopers, leather tanners and many others were on display as the fifth graders brought history to life. Students from all different grade levels at Highland View came to learn about what life was like in the original Thirteen Colonies. "It was a great way to learn the life of colonial times," said Conner the gunsmith. Zach the blacksmith really enjoyed the experience, "It was a fun idea and I think we should do it next year at the middle school." So whether you need to find a cure for yellow fever or learn how to make soap from animal fat, Old World Highland View has what you're looking for.
This is a reminder that students do not have school on Monday, January 23 due to teacher in-service.
Please remember there is NO drive through drop-off before school in the lower lot off of Ramsey for any grade level. We have numerous families that pull into the bus lanes and have students exit their cars. The only drive-through drop-off is in the upper lot off of Eastway. Drivers in the upper lot should drop students and then pull forward. If you wish to watch your child enter the building, please pull into a parking spot. Drivers waiting for students to enter the building hold up the traffic line.
Drivers failing to follow the traffic plan could be ticket by the Greendale police.
Band and Orchestra Concert
Highland View fourth and fifth graders will hold their first instrumental concert at 6 p.m. on January 19 in the Highland View gym. This will be the first time our students will have the opportunity to play in front of an audience.
The PTO sponsored Sock Hop is scheduled for Friday, January 27. Thank you to Lori Hanlon for her efforts with this event. The PTO is also looking for volunteers to assist with the event.
The all district book drive is set for the week of January 16. We will be collecting gently used books that will be donated to the Next Door Foundation. Students may place books they would like to donate in the boxes outside the office. This is a great activity that supports our Read 20 program and sharing the love of reading with others.
Box Top Competition
Beginning Monday and running through February 11, we will hold our annual Box Top competition. The grade level that collects the most box tops will earn a breakfast courtesy of the Highland View PTO. Last year this competition earned over $800 for the school. We are asking that this year families make every attempt to send the box tops in pre-cut as this is a very time consuming task when we collect thousands at one time. Our students will count and bag the box tops into groups of 50 so they can be sent off. Please do not send in soup labels as we do not collect those at Highland View. We appreciate your support with this effort.
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Meeting
The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the District Office. Please RSVP to Director of Pupil Services, Colleen McHugh-Moore at email@example.com.
Parents as Partners Conference
The Parents as Partners Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Greendale Middle School, 6800. The free event will provide learning and discussion opportunities on topics related to raising today’s youth.
The Parents as Partners Conference will be divided up into convenient, 45-minute sessions. Greendale parents and guardians can attend for up to three mini-courses, including Technology Bootcamp for Parents, Parenting with Love and Logic: Birth to Age 6, Leap into Learning, Understanding the Impact of Social Networking, Raising a Healthy Child, Did You Know We Had That Class at GHS?, Using WISCareers for College/Career Readiness, Parenting in the Middle, From Stress to Strength for Parents, Is My Child Gifted?, Conversation with the Superintendent and Understanding Your Child’s EXPLORE Test Results.
There is no cost for the workshop and free childcare will be provided to children who are potty trained. For more information on the Parents as Partners Conference or to register, please click here.
We need your recipes. As part of the District’s wellness goal and integrated into the Health curriculum, Greendale Schools is compiling a Nourish – Mind, Body, Community cookbook. We are looking for submissions of healthy recipes from students, families and community members. For a recipe template form, please click here. Send your completed recipe form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is February 1. Inclusion is dependent upon the number of entries.
Greendale Park and Recreation Registration
The Greendale Park and Recreation Winter/Spring Program Book is now available. For the online version, please click here. You can start registering for classes today!
Community Playground Project
Over the years, Greendale community members have assisted in generating the funds to update playground equipment at Jaycee Park, Community Center Park and Lions Park and establish the Daffodil playground. In October 2009, Greendale residents began efforts to raise funds for the replacement of the outdated playground equipment at the 84th & Grange athletic field site.
Anticipated cost is about $15,000. With no taxpayer dollars being used, the project is relying on fundraising. About $8,500 has already been generated. The latest fundraiser is an "I Helped Greendale Play" t-shirts sale. Click here, for flyer. If you’re not interested in purchasing a t-shirt, but would consider a donation toward the project, that would be greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible and may be sent to: Greendale Park and Recreation Department, 5900 S. 51st Street, Greendale WI 53129. Checks should be made payable to “Greendale School District.” Contact the Greendale Park and Recreation Department at 414-423-2790 for more information or if you would be interested in working on this project.