April 2019
Central-Denison Newsletter
Happy Spring!

It’s hard to believe that it is April already. The last quarter of the school year is a busy time and leaves us a mere 45 days to prepare our students for the next school year.  We can’t help but smile when we see the growth that our students are making this year. 

Many thanks to those of you who participated in our Spring Break Reading Challenge. We had participants from nearly every classroom! Some students logged their minutes of reading time, while others shared pictures of themselves enjoying their books in various ways and places while they were on vacation. Whether it was on a beach, snuggled up in their beds, or in some unique location, there were thousands of minutes of reading happening with our students and their families. The smiles on their faces reflected a genuine love of reading. Thanks for helping to inspire that love for books.

During the week of April 8 th through the 12 th, the Scholastic Book Fair will be visiting Central-Denison. This is a great opportunity to pick up some books for summer reading. Since it is before Easter, it may be a good opportunity to pick up a book to add as an Easter basket surprise.

We look forward to seeing you at the Central-Denison Book Tasting event on April 16 th. This event offers our families the opportunity to visit classrooms and get a “taste” of books on various topics. The reading restaurants open for customers at 5:30. Some of the tasting restaurants include The Pancake Palace, The Big Bear Bistro, and the Curious Café. There are many more to choose from, depending on your taste for books and treats. 

Our students, 4K through 3 rd grade, are once again establishing themselves as authors and illustrators through the Cartonera Project. They have been working hard to strengthen their writing skills while creating their own illustrated books. The books will be on display in early May so that families can join in the celebration of learning. Invitations to the Cartonera Open House date will be sent shortly. You won’t believe the talented writers and illustrators that we have at Central-Denison. Please watch for your invitation.

The time goes by so quickly. It will be June 6 th before we know it. Thank you for sharing your children with us.  

Mrs. Becky Buhler
Principal
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • April 5 - Report Cards sent home
  • April 16 - Book Tasting - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • April 19 - No School - Good Friday
  • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
  • June 6 - End of Quarter - Last day of School
  • June 17 - Summer Enrichment begins
Office Contacts
Main Office: (262) 348-4000
Forensics

Congrats to the students in first through third grade who participated in this years Elementary Forensics Meet at Central-Denison. The building level competition was Monday, March 18th. There were twenty-three children who performed speeches this year. Practices started in February with much appreciated coaching and support from teachers and parents.  Regional competition will be held at Turtle Creek Elementary School in Delavan on April 27th.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

April 8-12, 2019

Central-Denison Library

Visit the link below to see hours and 
learn about our new E-Wallet feature

2019-2020 Class Lists

It is that time of year when the Central-Denison staff starts to think about the class lists for next year We are currently working to develop class lists that are supportive and beneficial to all students.  All of the Central-Denison teachers are highly qualified educators as recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Our teachers extend themse l ves to their students, determine their needs, and educate appropriately. We feel that every one of our teachers will develop each student  to  his  or her fullest potential. Therefore, we will not accept parent requests for a specific teacher.

Because we take this process seriously and we value your input as parents, we would li ke to enlist your help. If there is information regarding your child's education that their teachers are unaware of. P l ease complete the attached Student Information Slip and return it to school by April 12th. Please keep in mind that this is not a "tea cher request" form. We feel the focus should be on the child. Please tell us about your child's needs and let us determine the best teacher as well as the best group placement for your child. With this team approach we hope to place children in a setting that offers success for all.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of this procedure, as well as your continued support o f Central-Denison and the education of all children.
Geneva Lakes Community
Bike Swap
4K Registration

To register for the 2019-2020 school year, parents may pick up registration packets at the District Administration Center, 208 South Street, Lake Geneva. 

- OR - 

Print , Complete and Return the registration packet to the District Administration Center. 
POVERTY SIMULATION
Walk in someone else’s shoes. Can you make it “one month” with little to no income?
Our Poverty Simulation is not a game. It’s an exercise that will challenge you to make it through various scenarios and situations that real people and families in poverty face every day. Will you go hungry in order to keep the lights and heat on? What will you do when the landlord issues you an eviction notice? Will you sell your possessions to make ends meet? Work through these scenarios and many others. Join us and develop a better sense of empathy, and respect for those in our community who face financial challenges.

Every 15 minutes lasts “one week” in the poverty simulation. Afterward, we’ll have time for follow up discussion among the group of 80 participants.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27 9am - Noon
WHERE: Immanuel Lutheran Church(700 N Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva, WI)

Questions: amanda.kostman@wisc.edu or call 262-741-4951
Brought to you by Side by Side and UW-Extension
Central-Denison PTO
End of the Day Transportation
End of the day bus and pick-up changes must be made no later than 3:15 p.m.

While we make every effort to notify teachers of changes, it is most effective if a note is sent with your child in their Take Home Folder.
Spring Break Reading Challenge
Badger Community Education
School Hours
8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Enter building at 8:30 a.m.
Internet Discount Finder

Dear Families:

You may qualify for steeply discounted internet access at home. Visit the Internet Discount Finder for details.

Discounts can be up to 80%.

All you have to do is enter your address to see a list of discount providers and links to information about them. Be sure to enter your complete address, not just your town.

The Internet Discount Finder is provided by the Wisconsin Public Services Commission
See what is happening at Central-Denison on a daily basis by following our Facebook page.
In order to provide adequate instructional time for our lost cold and snow days, we have modified the current school calendar in the following manner:

  • Monday, April 22nd will now be a full day of instruction for all students grades 4K - 12 (formerly off on this day)
  • April 11th, May 9th will now be full days of instruction for all students grades 4K - 12 (formerly late start/early release days)

Please note that additional cancellations of school may require further modifications to this year’s calendar.
Open Enrollment
Do you have friends and/or family members who are trying to figure out where to send their child(ren) for the 2019 - 2020 school year?

If so, please let them know that the Public School Open Enrollment Application Period for the 2019-2020 School Year is February 4 - April 30, 2019.

We'd love to show them why Lake Geneva Schools are perfect for their student(s)!

Please have them call (262) 348-1000 for more information or to schedule a tour.



Kids Heart Challenge
Congrats to Mrs. Slattery and our CenDen families. This year’s Heart Challenge raised more than $13,000! That is an amazing contribution to the American Heart Association and speaks volumes about the dedication and generosity of our families.
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