16 October 2011
October 20, 2011 | Posted by Kerry Owens-Bur
Close to 200 students and their families joined us for Math and Science Night. The evening concluded with a Mad Science presentation.
Good Afternoon College Park Families,
Our Family Math and Science Night was a huge success! Thanks to our Parent Action Team for planning the event, PTO for funding the Mad Science presentation and all of our families who attended. We had close to 200 students and family members take part in the evening’s activities. We’ll be sure to add the CP Dollars to our total for all who attended!
Fourth Annual College Park Pint Size Hero Blood Drive
Our Student Council is again partnering with the American Red Cross to offer a blood drive at College Park. This year’s blood drive will be Monday, November 14 from 2-6 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled online at redcrossblood.org. Our blood drive event number is 4233. If you are unable to schedule online, please call our main office 423-2850. Students who sponsor an adult are eligible for a recognition gift from the Red Cross. The Pint Size Hero program teaches children the need for blood and the importance of giving back to our community. We hope many of you will be able to support the children’s efforts in recruitment.
Upcoming Events From the Parent Action Team and PTO
One of our PAT goals is to invest in our future by building a respectful community. To do this, we are gaining a greater understanding of the many cultural backgrounds represented at College Park. Our traditional elves workshop activity on December 9 will have craft stations representing many countries. Right now, we have Serbia, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Iran and Germany! We are looking for families and friends to volunteer their time and talents to showcase crafts from additional countries. Please let Mrs. Owens-Bur know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-423-2851, if you would be willing to participate in leading an activity. We will be able to fund the materials needed for the crafts. We are also looking for cultural performance groups who may be interested in presenting for our students.
Our calendar has days set aside for conferences at the end of first and second trimesters. The first conference dates are November 22 and 23. Teachers will be sending you information regarding signing up using Sign Up Genius. If the process does not work for you, please contact your child’s teacher for assistance. Specialist teachers will be available during scheduled times. Please check with those teachers for their availability.
As always, parents and teachers are welcome to request a conference at any time. It is important we address concerns as they come up and will make every every effort to accommodate individual requests.
Don’t forget to check the weather forecast each day to make sure children are dressed appropriately. We do continue to go outside for recess each day and children should have jackets, gloves, hats, etc., when needed. The temperature in our building can fluctuate so children are welcome to keep a sweatshirt or sweater at school.
Computer Lab Open!
Students may use the school computer lab on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 8:10 a.m. Please come to the front door and let the office staff know you are here for the computer time. Students may also stay until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons to use our computers. Parents should send a note with students each time they stay. Parents are also welcome to use our computers to access PowerSchool or school information during those times.
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).
27&28 No School – Fall Break
1-4 Gr. 3 WKCE Testing
7-11 Gr. 4 WKCE Testing
7 Gr. 1 and 2 to Milwaukee Public Museum
14-17 Gr. 5 WKCE Testing
18 Early Release Day – Students Dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
22 Evening Conferences 4-8 p.m.
23 No School for Students – Conferences 8-11:30 a.m.