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September 2018

WELCOME BACK FROM THE OFFICE

  • A Note from the Principal
  • Meet the Office Staff
  • How to Reach the Office
  • Attendance/Intercom System

 

BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL SAFETY

  • Supervision
  • Crosswalks
  • Drop Off Zones
  • Anything with Wheels
  • Arrival/Dismissal Doors

 

LUNCHROOM UPDATES

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  •  Snack Milk
  • Grade Level Lunches
  • Joining Students for Lunch
  • Breakfast/Lunch Menus

 

From the Principal

Dear Adams Families, Welcome Back! I can’t wait to see all families and students as we embark on the 2018-19 school year. I hope that you had a wonderful summer with friends and families. September marks that start of the new year, along with new beginnings and opportunities for your child.

That start of the school year is very special for all of us. It is a time to build relationships with families and students. We understand that educating a child is a team effort and we look forward to working with all of you this year. We want all parents and guardians to be engaged in our Adams Community. There are several different ways by joining our PTA, attending our Family Fun Nights and/or volunteering. Our website also has current events and an event calendar, so please check it out regularly for the fun!

Title 1 School

Adams Elementary is a Title 1 school and as a parent you can request a copy of the district’s parent involvement policy. Adams Elementary has a strong history of PTA and Family Involvement to build a strong community around the school.

This is available at your request and you can obtain information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher and support staff that deliver support for your child.

Parent Teacher Association

Please join the Parent Teacher Association. The organization brings Adams staff and families together to help raise funds for our school, offering family events and enhance our community!

Here are the dates for the first two meetings of the year at 4:00 PM.

  • September 10th
  • October 8th

Signup and pay online!   It's easy.  Click here for the Online PTA membership enrollment and select the PTA membership option, fill out the form and enter your payment.

Meet the Office Staff

Meet Mrs. Spafford 

This is my 14th year as secretary at Adams and I really enjoy my job here. I love my interactions with the students, staff, parents and guardians. This is my 25th year with the School District. I also worked at Marshall Middle School and the Student Services Department at the Educational Services Center. I have been married for 37 years to Ron and have one daughter who went to school here and one granddaughter who is almost 4 and I enjoy every minute I spend with her. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, my friends, and my Airedale.

Meet Mrs. Luiting

 This is my third year working at Adams as the attendance secretary/health aide. I am looking forward to another year with my Adams family and nurturing young hearts. My husband Carey and I have two sons. Both boys attend UW-Whitewater. Charlie is a senior and will graduate this December and Adam is a junior. I enjoy cooking, sewing, gardening and spending time with family and friends at our cabin on Castlerock Lake. We have two dogs; Lucy and Griffin.

Attendance

 Attendance is an essential component to academic achievement. However, we understand that illness and other circumstances arise over the course of the year. In order to ensure safety of the student please communicate all absences as soon as possible. The attendance line for reporting an absence is 743-6330.

Visitors

We are so lucky to have strong relationships with our families and we look forward to another school year together. Please remember that all guests are required to check into office and receive a visitor’s pass. If you need to speak to your child’s teacher during the day, please call the office and/or teacher to set up an appointment. We want to ensure that instruction continues in the classroom, while balancing this with our family’s needs. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

How to Contact the Office You may leave a voice mail 24 hours a day

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Intercom System: Please enter the building at the following doors to access the intercom system to notify the office:

  • Door #1 on East Memorial Drive
  • Door #7 on Walker Street
  • General Office Line: 743-6300
  • Attendance Line: 743-6330
  • Fax Number: 743-6310

Back to School Safety

MORNING SUPERVISION Supervision starts at 8:00 a.m. every morning, which is led by Adams Staff.   Upon arrival on school grounds, students will head to their designated arrival/dismissal areas to prepare for school.  We no longer have breakfast before school in the morning, but we have exciting news to share in the Lunchroom Updates section

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

Thank you so much for using the designated areas for drop off which are   located on East Memorial Drive and Walker Street.  We appreciate that you keep other areas that have obstructed views—such as the parking lot, the playground, and bus zones clear to ensure the safety for all students.   

ARRIVAL/ DISMISSAL DOORS

Grade Door
K 1
1 1
2 7
3 5
4 4
5 4

ANYTHING WITH WHEELS

 Students use many different modes of transportation to get to and from school.  While on school grounds, anything with wheels needs to be either walked or carried.   

DISMISSAL TIME

Our dismissal time is 3:08 pm.    Staff will be supervising outside to ensure that students leave the school grounds promptly to get home.   For student safety, if students are not picked up by 3:15 p.m., students will be brought to the office.  We understand that things come up and we want to make sure we have communication between home and school.

LUNCHROOM UPDATES BREAKFAST/LUNCH

Both breakfast and lunch will now be NO COST to families as part of the Community Eligibility Provision which provides free lunch and breakfast to all students.  What does that mean?  Breakfast will be served in the class‐ room around 8:15 a.m.  This is courtesy of the United States Food and Nutrition Service as Adams Elementary met the qualifying criteria.   

SNACK MILK

Snack milk is also covered as part of the Community Eligibility Provision.  What does this mean?  Every student will receive a milk each day with their breakfast!  We will no longer collect money for snack milk.  

Grade  Lunch Time
Kindergarten 11:15‐11:45 am
Grade 1 11:30‐12:00 p.m
Grade 2 11:45 ‐12:15 p.m.
Grade 3 12:30 ‐1:00 p.m.
Grade 4 12:00 ‐12:30 p.m
Grade 5 2:15 ‐12:45 p.m.

JOINING STUDENTS FOR LUNCH 

Lunch is a special time of day, but safety is our number one concern.  Please notify the school 24 hours in advance if anyone other than the legal parent or guardian will join a student for lunch.  You can send a note with your child to the school office and/or teacher.  Thank you so much for your assisting with student safety.  We appreciate your cooperation in developing a safe environment at Adams Elementary.   

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS ARE LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE!

 

October 2018

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

In this edition of our newsletter, we have highlighted upcoming events and how we are developing family and community connections. *October Conferences *December Concerts *Bags of Hope *St. Baldrick’s Donation - In Honor of Ayden Wallman

HOME OF THE EAGLES

UPCOMING DATES:

October

  • 5-Red & White Spirit Day Charleston Wrap Orders Due 8-PTA Meeting, 4:00 PM 19-NO P4J
  • 24-NO SCHOOL Conferences 4:00-8:00 PM
  • 25-NO SCHOOL Conferences 8:00-1:00 PM & 2:00-6:00 PM Papa Murphy’s Dough Raiser
  • 26-NO SCHOOL

November

  • 2-Red & White Spirit Day 4-Set Clocks Back One Hour 9-No P4J 12-PTA Meeting, 4:00 PM
  • 16-Picture Retake Day
  • 21-NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
  • 22-NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
  • 23-NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
  • 27-End of 1st Trimester
  • 29-Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser

 

PTA CONNECTIONS

Outdoor Classroom Update ‐ It’s geƫng started!  If you haven’t noƟced, our outdoor classroom is geƫng started off of the library!   We have a large amount of community donaƟons to make this happen!  We’re so excited to see process! IMPORTANT DATES: October 5th—Charleston Wrap Orders Due October 8th—PTA MeeƟng at 4:00 PM October 17th—GR’s Fundraiser October 25th—Papa Murphy’s Dough Raiser

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

DECEMBER CONCERTS AND BOOK FAIR
Looking ahead, we have a wonderful day planned filled with music and books! On December 7th, we will be having our December Concerts and Book Fair. On this day, the kids fill the gym with their singing and acting! Mrs. DiFazzio and Mrs. Herzog have already started the planning and can’t wait to share the shows with you! Here are the concert times:
1st Grade - 9:00-9:30 AM
2nd Grade - 10:00-10:30 AM
rd Grade - 11:00-11:30 AM Kindergarten - 12:00-12:30 PM
4th Grade - 1:00-1:30 PM 5th Grade - 2:00-2:30 PM

Also during this time, we will have our Book Fair will be going on! Please stop on in before or after the show to check out the Book Fair.

Please dress your child for Wisconsin fall/ winter weather. Students go outside twice a day unless the temperature and/or wind chill is below 0º F.

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 PM Office: 743-6300 Attendance: 743-6330 Remember students should not arrive before 8:00 AM for safety reasons. Outside supervision starts at 8:00 AM.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

BAGS OF HOPE

It is that time of the year again! The School District of Janesville is once again spearheading the Bags of Hope campaign. With your help we will try to provide for 300+ families and 75+ seniors. If you child would like to participate in any of the following days a donation of $1.00 for Bags of Hope would be appreciated. We accept monetary donations. Thank you for your support.

  • October 2nd - Wacky Hair Day
  • October 9th - Cartoon/Disney Day
  • October 15th-19th- Penny War
  • October 16th - Neon Day
  • October 19th - Color Day - K-Red, 1st-Pink, 2nd-Yellow, 3rd-Green, 4th-Blue, 5th-Purple
  • October 22nd - Flannel Day
  • October 23rd - Pajama Day
  • October 31st - Black and Orange Day

 

SEPTEMBER - CANCER AWARENESS DONATION

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also the birthday month of Ayden Wallman. Ayden was a kindergarten student at Adams who lost his battle to leukemia in June of 2017. Ayden filled our halls with his smile and his superhero attitude! We filled our days with some of his favorites. The money raised will be donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation and here is their mission statement: “St. Baldricks is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.”

Together we raised . . . . . $825.00!

Coats for kids collection

September 24th – October 15th 2018

Please donate warm winter wear for needy families in Janesville and North Rock County,

Needed: Clean chlidren’s & Adults’ winter jackets & coats, snow pants, gloves, scarves, hats & boots – Please no adult dress coats. No broken zippers No sweatsherts or fleece jackets or summer clothing.

Thank you

Locations for donations:

Dan’s Creston Park Laundromat IGA/Sentry East Milton Piggly Wiggly Shopko
1630 Randolph Rd 2822 E. Milwaukee St. 727 S. Janesville St. Highway 14
Sentry West Schnuck’s Super Market 1st Community Bank of Milton Premier Bank
2501 West Court 1501 Creston Park Dr. 202 Merchants Row, Milton 1400 Blackbridge Dr.
Woodman’s Market Festival Foods Choice Cleaners
2819 N. Lexinton 2233 Humes Rd

610 E. Memorial

2919 N. Lexingtion

1926 E. Milwaukee

And ALL Janesville Elementary Schools

Distribution :

The Salvation Army on the corner of Glean & Southerland on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Children must be present to receive a coat. Proof of residence is necessary. All coats/items are free, clean and available to all ages. This is a community service project of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

 

 

 

November 2018

Adams Elementary School

November 2018

Home of the Eagles

This November Edition has District News and Procedures.

Winter Concert Times - Friday, December 7th

1st Grade

9:00-9:30 AM

2nd Grade

10:00-10:30 AM

3rd Grade

11:00-11:30 AM

Kindergarten

12:00-12:30 PM

4th Grade

1:00-1:30 PM

5th Grade

2:00-2:30 PM

 

Student Lunch Times

Kindergarten

11:15-11:45 AM

Grade 1

11:30-12:00 PM

Grade 2

11:45-12:15 PM

Grade 4

12:00-12:30 PM

Grade 5

12:15-12:45 PM

Grade 3

12:30-1:00 PM

 

Upcoming Dates:

November 2-Red & White Spirit Day

November 4-Set Clocks Back One Hour

November 9-No P4J

November 12-PTA Meeting, 4:00 PM

November 16-Picture Retake Day

November 21-NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

November 22-NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

November 23-NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

November 27-End of 1st Trimester

November 29-Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser, 4:00-7:00 PM

Book Fair

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most.

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to open a world of possibilities!

Our Scholastic Book Fair theme -Enchanted Forest brings the books kids want to read right into our school. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired sills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.  

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Enchanted Forest BOOKFAIR!  Hope to see you there!

Enchanted Forest Book Fair Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Shopping Hours: Friday from: 8:45-4:00 *Before, During and After all Winter Sing Programs

Where: Auditorium

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school as 55% of the profits go towards the purchase of new books and learning supplies for the Learning Commons!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Karen Biege, Innovative Specialistkbiege@janesville.k12.wi.us

743-6335

Family Bookfair Information: Family Information: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parentvideo

Book Fair Videos: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/2018-fall-es-video

 

 

 

Madison Elementary News

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

In this edition of our newsletter, we have highlighted upcoming events and how we are developing family and community connections. *October Conferences *December Concerts *Bags of Hope *St. Baldrick’s Donation - In Honor of Ayden Wallman

PTA CONNECTIONS

Outdoor Classroom Update ‐ It’s geƫng started!  If you haven’t noƟced, our outdoor classroom is geƫng started off of the library!   We have a large amount of community donaƟons to make this happen!  We’re so excited to see process!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • October 5th—Charleston Wrap Orders Due
  • October 8th—PTA Meeting at 4:00 PM
  • October 17th—GR’s Fundraiser
  • October 25th—Papa Murphy’s Dough Raiser

FAMILY CONNECTIONS DECEMBER CONCERTS AND BOOK FAIR Looking ahead, we have a wonderful day planned filled with music and books! On December 7th, we will be having our December Concerts and Book Fair. On this day, the kids fill the gym with their singing and acting!

Mrs. DiFazzio and Mrs. Herzog have already started the planning and can’t wait to share the shows with you! Here are the concert times:

1st Grade 9:00-9:30 AM
2nd Grade 10:00-10:30 AM
3rd Grade 11:00-11:30 AM
Kindergarten 12:00-12:30 PM
4th Grade 1:00-1:30 PM
5th Grade 2:00-2:30 PM

Also during this time, we will have our Book Fair will be going on! Please stop on in before or after the show to check out the Book Fair.

Please dress your child for Wisconsin fall/ winter weather. Students go outside twice a day unless the temperature and/or wind chill is below 0º F.

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 PM

Office: 743-6300 ~ Attendance: 743-6330

Remember students should not arrive before 8:00 AM for safety reasons. Outside supervision starts at 8:00 AM.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS BAGS OF HOPE

It is that time of the year again! The School District of Janesville is once again spearheading the Bags of Hope campaign. With your help we will try to provide for 300+ families and 75+ seniors.

If you child would like to participate in any of the following days a donation of $1.00 for Bags of Hope would be appreciated. We accept monetary donations. Thank you for your support.

  • October 2nd - Wacky Hair Day
  • October 9th - Cartoon/Disney Day
  • October 15th-19th- Penny War
  • October 16th - Neon Day
  • October 19th - Color Day - K-Red, 1st-Pink, 2nd-Yellow, 3rd-Green, 4th-Blue, 5th-Purple
  • October 22nd - Flannel Day
  • October 23rd - Pajama Day
  • October 31st - Black and Orange Day

SEPTEMBER - CANCER AWARENESS DONATION

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also the birthday month of Ayden Wallman. Ayden was a kindergarten student at Adams who lost his battle to leukemia in June of 2017. Ayden filled our halls with his smile and his superhero attitude! We filled our days with some of his favorites. The money raised will be donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation and here is their mission statement: “St. Baldricks is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.”

Together we raised . . . . . $825.00!

Coats for kids collection

September 24th – October 15th 2018

Please donate warm winter wear for needy families in Janesville and North Rock County,

Needed: Clean chlidren’s & Adults’ winter jackets & coats, snow pants, gloves, scarves, hats & boots – Please no adult dress coats. No broken zippers No sweatsherts or fleece jackets or summer clothing.

Thank you

Locations for donations:

Dan’s Creston Park Laundromat IGA/Sentry East Milton Piggly Wiggly Shopko
1630 Randolph Rd 2822 E. Milwaukee St. 727 S. Janesville St. Highway 14
Sentry West Schnuck’s Super Market 1st Community Bank of Milton Premier Bank
2501 West Court 1501 Creston Park Dr. 202 Merchants Row, Milton 1400 Blackbridge Dr.
Woodman’s Market Festival Foods Choice Cleaners
2819 N. Lexinton 2233 Humes Rd

610 E. Memorial

2919 N. Lexingtion

1926 E. Milwaukee

And ALL Janesville Elementary Schools

Distribution :

The Salvation Army on the corner of Glean & Southerland on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Children must be present to receive a coat. Proof of residence is necessary. All coats/items are free, clean and available to all ages. This is a community service project of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.