February 2020
Central-Denison Newsletter
Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District
Mission Statement

Honoring the unique talents of all, WE, the Lake Geneva Area Schools, families, and communities commit to providing EVERY student an excellent education that ensures the development of responsible, respectful citizens, and inspires life-long learning.

TOGETHER WE CAN!
Note from the Principal

Dear CenDen Families,

Sometimes, amidst the busy days and our focus on student achievement, we forget to take time to celebrate the growth and many successes of our students. Throughout the month of February, we will be celebrating good character and healthy heart choices.

The week of February 10 th through the 14 th will surely be a busy one. During this week, our PE classes will be participating in the Kids Heart Challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association. Mrs. Slattery and her student teacher, Ms. Schroeder will have all sorts of fun activities planned to keep our kids moving. Mrs. Slattery is grateful to have family volunteers to help with this fundraising event. Feel free to join us during your child’s class.  Just let us know in advance or reach out to Mrs. Slattery to volunteer.

On Friday, February 14 th, our 4K-1 st graders will get to be part of an indoor kite flying display. Connor Doran will perform the indoor kite flying demonstration. This young man was a contestant on “America's Got Talent”.  His message encourages children to dream and supports our anti-bullying efforts. Included is a youtube video of Connor in action. We thought you would enjoy a taste of what the children will http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGvL7OTr2_0

Character Education is an important focus of our day at Central-Denison. We work closely with students to help them make positive choices, reflect on their mistakes, and practice good behavior expectations. On February 20th, we will be holding a mid-year Character Education Day. Throughout the day, we will offer opportunities and learning stations that will allow our student to review and practice our positive behavior expectations. We will also have a visitor in the school who will be presenting various assemblies and meeting with our students. His name is Bryan Skavnak and the theme of his presentation is “Be the Nice Kid”. Feel free to look him up online for more information.  https://www.bethenicekid.com/schoolprograms

Our students are amazing! We are very proud of the good character choices that we see every day, in the classroom, the lunchroom, and on the playground. Yes, they make mistakes.  We all do. The important part is that they learn from them so they can make better choices in the future. We do hold high expectations for our students and they work very hard to meet those expectations and demonstrate good citizenship. We are grateful for your support.

March will be here before we know it! Ms. Stanfield is already planning for “Music in the Schools” month! J

Mrs. Buhler and Mr. Nugent

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • February 21st - No School – Teacher In Service
  • March 23rd – March 27th - No School – Spring Break
  • April 10th-April 13th - No School – Easter Break
  • May 1st - No School – Teacher In Service
  • May 25th - No School – Memorial Day
  • June 5th - Last Day of School 
Office Contacts
Main Office: (262) 348-4000
Parent Reminders

SCHOOL HOURS:
The first bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Student should be in their classroom by 8:50 a.m. Students will be marked tardy at 8:55 and after. The dismissal bell rings at 3:50 p.m.

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION:
Just a reminder that you may NOT drop your child off before 8:30 a.m. Student will enter at 8:30 a.m. for walking club or breakfast. We do not have student supervision before that time.

We encourage all families to use our drop off zone located on Cook Street for 4K, 5K and 1st Grade and Madison Street for 2nd and 3rd Grade.

PICK-UP and BUS CHANGE INFORMATION :
If you are picking up your child for an appointment during the day, a parent or guardian needs to call the office at 262-348-4000, send a note with the student or write on your child's communication card to let us know. If there is a change to the way your child is going home at the end of the day, a parent or guardian will need to send a note or call the office before 3:15 p.m.

If there is a change to your child's normal bus routine, we require a note or a phone call by a parent or guardian to the school, 262-348-4000, to make that change. Please do so before 3:15 p.m.

STUDENT ABSENCE:
If your child is absent please call Central-Denison at 262-348-4000 to report the absence before 9:00 a.m.

PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST
If you are planning a vacation or a trip and your child will be out of school for three or more days, please complete a Planned Absence Request. Please call the Central-Denison office at 262-348-4000 for a form, complete and the Principal will approve.
School Hours
8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Students may enter at 8:30 am
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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

If you are going to be volunteering at Central-Denison (field trips, PTO events, classroom help, etc.) the Administration at the District Office requires a background check to be processed. Forms are available on-line or you can stop by the Central-Denison Office to request a form. Please note: the District Office needs two weeks to process the form.

Background checks are good for three years, so if you are unsure of whether you are still approved, you can call Central-Denison at 262-348-4000.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
Central-Denison PTO
cendenpto@badger.k12.wi.us
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March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020
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