January 2019
Central-Denison Newsletter
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

We hope that you found time to enjoy friends and family over the long holiday break. January always feels like a fresh start to me. It’s the start of the second semester and the time of year when our students really show a lot of growth. The classroom routines have been established, the academic building blocks are in place, and there are fewer interruptions to the schedule. They are comfortable with their classmates and find safety and trust in their teachers.

As students return in January, our English language learning students will be taking the ACCESS test. This is a required assessment that tests English proficiency levels and guides instruction for teaching our EL students.  At this time we are also administering our mid-year PALS assessment for all students in 5K-3 rd grade and benchmarking students in Math. While it seems like a lot of testing, it really is just the opportunity for us to celebrate the progress that our students are making and adjust our plans and instruction to better meet our goals. Please watch for report cards to be sent home at the end of the month. Parent/Teacher Conferences are not scheduled until March, but if you have questions regarding your child’s progress, please ease your mind by contacting his/her teacher.

January also tends to bring the cold and wet weather that comes with winter. Although it is not my favorite season, winter is a much-loved time for our students. With that, it is very important that they come prepared for the weather. Our students have three recesses each day and they LOVE to play in the snow! Winter gear should include boots, snowpants, a coat that zips, a hat, and mittens or gloves. If you are struggling to provide these things for your child, please let their teacher know as we may be able to help. Here are a couple helpful hints in keeping your child warm during recess: 1) Stretchy gloves are wonderful, but they get wet fast. A couple extra pairs in their backpack will ensure that your child has warm, dry hands. 2) Wet feet are also a problem. An extra pair of socks in their backpack are also helpful to ensure that your child has warm, dry feet throughout the day. 3) PLEASE…be sure your child’s name is on their gear. It is difficult to keep track of which black snowpants belong to which child when 12 of the 16 students have black snowpants.
Mr. Nugent and I can’t help but smile as we reflect on the growth that we have seen this first semester. They are showing independence and responsibility and we are grateful to be a part of their learning. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Mrs. Becky Buhler and Mr. Colin Nugent
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • January 1, 2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • January 7, 2019 School Resumes
  • January 8, 2019 Joint 1 Board Meeting
  • January 18, 2019 End of Second Quarter
  • January 18, 2019 Half Day Early Dismissal 12:15
  • January 21, 2019 Lighted Schoolhouse begins
  • January 28, 2019 1st Grade to U W Whitewater
  • February 4, 2019 During PE Classes - Kids Heart Challenge begins
  • February 14, 2019 Early Release 1:50
  • February 20, 2019 Lighted Schoolhouse Ends
  • February 22, 2019 NO SCHOOL - Teacher In Service Day
  • March 25 - March 29, 2019 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Office Contacts
Main Office: (262) 348-4000
Changes to 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.
January 18, 2019

Half Day - Early Dismissal

Dismissal at 12:15
Central-Denison PTO
Central-Denison a 5 Star School
Congratulations Central-Denison Elementary students, staff, and families for your outstanding accomplishment of being rated "Significantly Exceeds Expectations" (5 Stars) on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) report card. What an amazing achievement by an amazing community! 
4K Registration

To register for the 2019-2020 school year, parents may pick up registration packets at the District Administration Center, 208 South St., Lake Geneva. Please bring a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency (property tax bill, rent receipt or utility bill) for verification. If you currently have children in the district attending Lake Geneva Schools, proof of residency is not required.

Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019 to participate.

The District Administration Center is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 348-1000.
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School Hours
8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Enter at 8:30 a.m.
Internet Discount Finder

Dear Families:

You may qualify for steeply discounted internet access at home, if any of the following apply to you:

  • Qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Receive food stamps
  • Receive housing assistance
  • Are a veteran
  • Are on Medicaid
  • Receive Supplementary Security Income
  • Participate in other income-based program

The Internet Discount Finder ( http://maps.psc.wi.gov/apps/DiscountPrograms) will show you:

  • If there is a discount program available where you live
  • What the qualifications are
  • What the terms of service are (cost, access speed, etc)

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
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