23 October 2011
October 27, 2011 | Posted by Leni Dietrich
First grade geologists discovering rocks
Dear Highland View Parents/Guardians:
As we move into November, please be sure to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. All teachers will be contacting families with regard to their conference schedule. We look to make this as family friendly as possible as we share information about student progress.
Spotlight on Learning by Mrs. Weber
First grade students have been learning about rocks in our science unit: Pebbles, Sand and Silt. As geologists, we are sorting and grouping rocks by size, color and shape. We have taken two trips to the “geologist field” at school to find rocks and to notice rocks in use. Connecting their learning across the curriculum, they also made tiles from rock in Art class. These young geologists are finding out so much and are really anxious to share all they know. If you need an expert in the field, just ask a first grader!
Doug Bainbridge, the Student Services Liaison, has finished working with students who are new to Greendale Schools is available to work with students on an individual or small group basis. If you would like to have your child in any of the following groups or receive individual support concerning personal issues, please contact him. Future groups are as follows: Developing Friendships, Changing Families (Separation/Divorce), Study Skills and Grief/Loss.
Families will receive information and an order form for the fall fundraiser on October 31. The PTO has decided to offer families the opportunity to purchase items with their child’s artwork. All order forms will need to be returned by November 7 to ensure delivery before Winter Break. Thank you to Kendra Bradford for organizing this for our school. Our next PTO meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 in the Highland View library.
For the November Lunch Menu, please click here.
All the World - PTO event
Please plan on attending the PTO All the World event on Friday, November 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. Visitors will learn about other cultures and students will have the opportunity to make crafts associated with other cultures. Please contact Amanda Kachikis if you are able to help out.
Park and Rec Benefit
Help the Greendale Park and Recreation Department and make a difference for youth, adults and senior citizens in your community. You can support this organization in three ways: donate an item for the raffles or silent auction, purchase raffle tickets or attend the ninth annual Benefit Auction and Dinner on Friday, November 4 at Muskego Lakes Country Club. The evening includes a sit-down dinner, music, canister raffles, wine cork raffle, “taste of the town” certificate draw, painted wine glasses with a signature wine and a silent auction. For more information, please click here (PDF).
Friday, November 18 marks the end of the first trimester and students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on that day.
Conference Release Day and Thanksgiving Vacation
Students will not have school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 23-25 due to conferences and Thanksgiving Vacation. We will welcome students back to school on Monday, November 28.