25 September 2011
September 30, 2011 | Posted by Kerry Owens-Bur
Kindergarten students enjoy their indoor recess activities.
Good Afternoon College Park Families,
We would like to send a big thank you to Andrea Bender and Robin Ranjbar for their work organizing last week’s Welcome Back Picnic. We welcomed over one hundred students and family members to our playground for a delightful evening of outdoor play and conversation. We are very happy so many families were able to make it.
Annual Meeting Update from the Superintendent of Schools
Please click here for a letter to parents from Dr. William H. Hughes, Superintendent of Schools.
Get Fit, Get Active
Today, we took our first all-school walk to kick off our Get Fit Get Active Challenge. Students had a chance to hear about the program before our walk. Each week between October 3 and November 26, students should spend at least 20 minutes taking part in a physical activity. This can include walking or biking to school, playing outside with friends, taking a family walk, attending structured sports or dance activities or any other healthy activity. Students will earn 100 CP Dollars for participating, and our school will win a chance to earn a Radio Disney Dance Party! Forms were sent home with all students or you can download a form by clicking here.
Investing In Our Future
Students should continue to read 100 minutes each week. Parents should send in a form to teachers each Monday documenting the reading time. We are also looking for pictures of families playing games or students working on math games on line. These activities will also earn 100 CP Dollars as we work toward earning $1,000,000. Additional forms can be downloaded here.
Step Up to Better Health Walk/Run
Wow! We have over 150 people signed up for the walk/run on October 16. That is a new College Park record. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up prior to the September 23 school deadline, you may still do so at the Greendale Health Department. As we met our goal of 100 participants, Mrs. Owens-Bur is looking for other novice runners to join her in a slow-paced 5K. We will have a number of other teacher runners, at various levels of speed, for interested students and families to run with. For those of you who are faster, look for Ms. Lemke and Ms. Bigley! We are looking forward to a great day!
For the October Lunch Menu, please click here
Before School Music Programs
Students coming to school for choir, band and orchestra rehearsals should enter through “door 10” which is off of the playground on the east side of school. Students should report directly to the music room or gym for rehearsals.
Riding the Bus
Only students assigned to the bus may ride to or from school. We have had numerous requests for friends to ride the bus home after school that we are unable to honor. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation with this.
College Park Math and Science Night
Be sure to join us on Tuesday, October 18 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, 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 complete the attached form or call middle school teacher Lee Burish or Clint Weishaar at (414) 423-2800 ext. 3278 or ext. 3277. To download form, please click here.
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 Greendale Open Market on Saturday, October 1 from 8:00 a.m. – noon in the Greendale Municipal Parking Lot. Vendors will be offering homegrown produce, flowers, ethnic food and more. The last Open Market of the season will be held on October 15.
10 Gr. 1 and 2 to Old World WI
12 All District PTO Meeting at GMS 6:30 p.m.
17 K5 to Prospect Hill
18 Gr. 4 to Halquist Stone, Family Math and Science Night 6-7:30 p.m.
21 Gr. 3 to Museum
27&28 No School – Fall Break