January 2018
Issue 6
Welcome to this month's publication of the eNews. In this edition, you will find:

*Happy New Year!

*Apple Crunch Day

*Thank You, Mrs. Siebert 

*Internet Safety

*Child Development Days

*Reading with the Dogs

*Community Contributions

*School Calendars 

*Bulldogs of Character

Dates to Remember:
January 2: Welcome Back to School!

January 6: Show Choir performance (HS and MS Show Choir)

January 8: Board of Education Meeting

January 11: IS/MS Spelling Bee

January 15: 8th Grade Parent/Scheduling Night

January 18: Elementary Spelling Bee

January 18: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

January 19: NO SCHOOL-Staff Development Day

January 26: Child Development Days

Happy New Year!
Welcome Back to School
Welcome back to school! We hope the winter break provided opportunity for you to rest, relax, and recharge. 

Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy 2018. 

Happy New Year! 
Apple Crunch Day
Encouraging Healthy Eating
Apple Crunch Day is celebrated annually in many of our schools. It is the perfect time of year to highlight the benefits of healthy eating while promoting locally grown produce.      
Thank You, Mrs. Siebert
Congratulations on Your Retirement
Mrs. Jill Siebert has retired after 18 years of service to Parkview Elementary School. Future plans include travel, but we know she will stop back for visits when she is in the area. 

Please welcome Mrs. Stefanie Neely who will serve as Parkview's newest administrative secretary.  

                                    Thank you for your service! Enjoy! 
Internet Safety
Celebrating Community Partnerships
Thank you to the New London Police Department for the partnership provided in ensuring student safety. Officer Josh Wilson recently shared internet safety tips with students and reminded all of us that it is never too early to reinforce these messages with our children. 

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force strongly recommends the following for parents:
  • Monitor your child's activity on all electronic communication devices, including smart phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Research and discuss any unfamiliar applications and programs your child is using.
  • Talk to your kids about proper internet safety and "netiquette" (internet etiquette).
  • Reinforce that whatever they post online - stays online. 
  • Join and explore the applications your children are using, so you understand the programs and how they work.

Child Development Days
Schedule Screening
Families with 2 ½ to 4-year-old children are invited to call the pupil services office at  (920) 982-8447 to make an appointment for a screening. This is the final screening of the school year, and it will take place on Friday, January 26 in the therapy center and Early Childhood classroom at the High School from 1:00-6:00. 

Screening is organized by Erin Miller, Early Childhood teacher, and Deb DePorter, Speech Language Pathologist. Our staff is represented by 4K teachers, speech language pathologists, school psychologists, occupational therapist, certified occupational therapy assistant, school nurse, principals, and educational assistants. Waupaca County, Outagamie County, and the New London Lions also assist in screening.

Screening  in  early childhood  promotes healthy development and supports school readiness. Please pass this information along to anyone who has children between 2 ½ to 4-years of age.
Reading with the Dogs
Readers are Leaders
To become better readers, children need to read, read, and read. Reading with the Dogs   is a program that provides encouragement for kids to practice reading skills.  Some children are self-conscious about reading aloud, but reading  to an observant dog dismisses all possibilities of judgment. Most importantly, kids report their joy in reading to these attentive tutors. 
Please continue to encourage reading at home, and don't forget about the importance of reading to children. Reading aloud is an essential part of building crucial literacy skills from preschool all the way to middle school. Reading aloud is, according to an abundance of research, the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for success in reading.
Read, Read, Read!
Community Contributions
Thank You Zumba Participants 
Lincoln Elementary School's Student Council packed 50 cleaning and hygiene kits---25 for Lincoln families and 25 for the Waupaca Foster Care program. Items were donated by Marta Wesenick from her birthday Zumbathon. Thank You!

2018-19 and 2019-20 School Calendars Approved
Planning Ahead
The Board of Education has approved the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school calendars. Calendars can be accessed via the school district website.
Bulldogs of Character
January Pillar: Responsibility
Thank you to our students, staff, and families for reinforcing messages of character highlighted by our Bulldogs of Character pillars. We are grateful for your efforts that positively impact the environment of our schools and community.

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