02 October 2011
October 07, 2011 | Posted by Kerry Owens-Bur
Last week, the entire school took a walk to promote the need for daily exercise.
Good Afternoon College Park Families,
The weather cooperated beautifully for our first week of the Get Fit Get Active Challenge! I saw many students walking to and from school, riding bikes and playing outside. Keep tracking each day you exercise for 20 minutes to help us win the challenge!
Circle Drive and Parking Reminders
Please remember that cars may not be left unattended in the circle drive. We ask that drivers pull forward as space opens up while waiting for their children. This allows the car line to move more quickly before and after school. Children are not allowed to cross through a lane of cars to access their vehicle for safety reasons.
As cold weather arrives please know that cars may never be left unattended and running. This creates a potentially dangerous situation, especially in a school area.
Change in Lunch Menu
Due to the Step Up to Better Health Walk/Run on Sunday, October 16th we will be making a menu change. Fish shapes will be served on Tuesday to allow us to have spiral rotini pasta on Friday. Please be aware of this change when planning your lunch choices for the week. For the October Lunch Menu, please CLICK HERE.
Being Good Neighbors
We have had neighbors let us know that they appreciate the respect students have shown for the new grass planted in our area. Thanks for doing such a great job staying on the paths and sidewalks when coming to and from school. We do also ask that parents not use the neighborhood entrance route as a drop off area. For the safety of students walking to school, we ask that parents use the circle drive to pick up and drop off students by car.
While we do have conferences scheduled in November, please know that parents may request a time to meet with staff at anytime. We do not want anyone to feel that they need to wait until November to discuss concerns. Please contact your child’s teacher anytime you have a concern. Each teacher has an email address and telephone extension. These can be found on our school website.
We do ask that parents set up a time to meet rather than stopping by unannounced. Teachers are involved in many activities before and after school so they may not be available without an appointment. Teachers are also unable to meet while they are with their classes.
College Park Math and Science Night
Be sure to join us on Tuesday, October 18th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for a math and science night. Families are invited to school to play math games from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teachers will have Everyday Math and board games available for families. The computer lab will be open for families wishing to access Everyday Math on-line games. Families will also have the chance to explore math activities using our iPod Touches. At 7:00 p.m. we will welcome back our “Mad Scientist” for a half hour family presentation in the gym. Thanks to our PTO for funding this assembly! We hope you can join us.
District Parent Information Night
All Greendale parents are encouraged to attend the first of 3 District Parent Information Nights (PIN) to be held on October 12 at GMS. The district-level information portion of the evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR. All 5 schools will also be holding a school-level meeting on the same night at the middle school, either directly preceding or following the district presentation. The evening’s schedule is as follows:
- 5:45-6:30 p.m. GMS PTO - Library
- 6:30-7:10 p.m. District Presentation - Rethinking Education in Greendale, Dr. William Hughes
- 7:15-8:00 p.m. CA Parent Engagement Meeting - RM 174
- CP PTO Meeting- RM 175
- HV PTO Meeting - RM 177
- 7:15-8:15 p.m. GHS Financial Aid Workshop - Multi Purpose Room
The collaborative format of these nights allows parents to learn about important district initiatives as well as keep informed about ways to be involved in their child’s educational experience at the school level. Childcare will be provided for children who are potty trained. Dates for future district PIN are January 11 and April 18.
Clean & Green
Seventh graders from Team Integrity at Greendale Middle School have organized a service-learning project in the community called Clean & Green. On Thursday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will provide services such as the following to Greendale senior citizens or those in need: lawn raking, garage cleaning, furniture moving, window screen removal, and sidewalk sweeping. To request services, please call middle school teacher Lee Burish or Clint Weishaar at (414) 423-2800 ext. 3278 or ext. 3277.
Leap Into Learning
Leap Into Learning, a child development series for parents of two- and three-year-olds, will be presented by staff members of the Greendale School District's 4-year-old Kindergarten and Early Childhood programs. The classes will provide parents with information on important topics in early childhood education that will help to prepare their children for school.
October 20, 2011, 6-7:00 p.m.
Highland View School, 5900 S. 51st Street
Topic: Teaching Early Learning Skills to your Child
January 19, 2012, 6-7:00 p.m.
Canterbury School, 7000 Enfield Avenue
Topic: The Importance of Play
April 26, 2012, 6-7:00 p.m.
College Park School, 5701 W. College Avenue
Topic: Making Motor Skills Fun
Leap into Learning is free to Greendale residents. Childcare will be provided. To register for the series or any of the individual sessions, please call Highland View School at (414) 423-2750. Thank you to Partners for Community Action for supporting this program.
Greendale Open Market
The Greendale Park and Recreation Department will host the last Greendale Open Market of the season on Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. – noon in the Greendale Municipal Parking Lot. Vendors will be offering homegrown produce, flowers, ethnic food and more.
Pumpkins are on sale for $5.00 at the Greendale Park and Recreation Department, located at the District Office/Highland View building. Proceeds will benefit the Greendale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. Earlier this year, the Greendale Chamber of Commerce established a scholarship program with the intent of annually awarding a $500 scholarship to a Greendale resident who is a senior in high school and who will be pursuing a degree in business at a four-year college.
Trunk or Treat
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 30. A great way to begin your trick or treating, you can bring your children through the parking lot to see decorated cars and receive candy. It begins immediately following the Greendale Halloween parade and goes until 5:00 p.m.
10 Gr. 1 and 2 to Old World WI
12 All District PTO Meeting at GMS 6:30 p.m.
14 Step Up to Better Health Day! Wear your Step Up or School T-shirt!
17 K5 to Prospect Hill
18 Gr. 4 to Halquist Stone, Family Math and Science Night 6-7:30 p.m.
21 Investing in our Future Day! Wear your T-shirts!, All School Walk , Gr. 3 to Museum
27&28 No School – Fall Break