15 January 2012
January 20, 2012 | Posted by Kerry Owens-Bur
Good Afternoon College Park Families,
Our winter weather has definitely arrived! Please remember to send your children to school with warm clothes as we do continue to go outside for recess during the winter months, except on days the temperature is below ten degrees or the wind chill is below zero. The children enjoy the opportunity for fresh air and time to play in the snow.
Before and After School Pick Up
Thank you to everyone working to make our morning drop off and after school pick up a safer process! Drivers are doing a great job pulling as far forward in the drive as possible before stopping. Your child may need to walk a few extra steps but it helps keep our traffic moving safely off of College Avenue. Keep watching for the lines in the parking lot to make sure buses and emergency vehicles will be able to get through safely.
During snowy weather, we will not be allowing play on the outdoor equipment. We have had some bumps and bruises as students slip while climbing and feel it is safer to play alternate games when snow falls. We will also not be able to allow children on the equipment when they are wearing scarves or clothing items with strings (including the new animal hats with braided strings). Please talk to your child regarding their safety on the equipment during the cold and snowy weather.
Phone Calls From School
Telephone calls from our school come up with one common number when you are called. If you see a call has come in from school please check to see if a message was left. We have had several people call back without checking for a message. Our office staff does not know who made calls and it is difficult to determine who may have called. Checking for a message will save you time on hold!
PTO Dinner and Raffle – March 2
Our PTO will again be holding our Dinner and Raffle on Friday, March 2. You won’t want to miss this family friendly event and the possibility to win great prizes. We will again be offering Rocky Rococo’s pizza and pasta. If you are interested in donating items for the raffle please contact our chair-people: Cherie Swiercz and Robin Konop. Each grade level will also be putting together a basket so be looking for information on the theme chosen by your child’s grade and how you can contribute! We will also be looking for baked goods to sell as desserts. More information will be coming on the bake sale, along with details on the event.
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.
Greendale Winter Market
The Greendale Park and Recreation Department will host the first Greendale Winter Market of 2012 on Saturday, January 21 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Greendale Village Education Center, 5680 Board Street. Vendors will be offering homegrown produce, artesian cheese, flowers, ethnic food and more. For additional information, please click here.
Early Childhood Screening
The Greendale School District will be holding a screening for preschool through kindergarten age children. This developmental screening is intended for parents who have questions about their child’s development and whose children did not attend Greendale Child Development Days in September.
The screening will be held on Thursday, February 9 at Canterbury Elementary School, 7000 Enfield. Screening will be held by appointment only, with times beginning at 8:00 a.m. If you have a question about this screening or to schedule an appointment, please call Renee Jarvey at (414) 423-2713.
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.
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.
23 No School For Students – Teacher In-service
24 Monday Schedule
10 Early Dismissal - Students released at 11:30 a.m.
15 PTO Meeting – 6:30 p.m., College Park IMC
17 Kohl’s Wild Theater Presentation, 1:30 p.m. (K-2)
24 Early Dismissal – Students released at 11:30 a.m.
27 Mid-Winter Break