10.8.21
Dates To Remember
October
Tues, 12 - Picture Retakes, morning
Tues, 19 - Dine for Cushing @ Noodles, 4-8
Wed, 20 - FIELD TRIP: Green Meadows, 5K, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Tues, 26 - FIELD TRIP: Retzer, 4th Grade

November
Fri, 5 - NO SCHOOL
Wed, 24 - NO SCHOOL
Thurs, 25 - Happy Thanksgiving
Fri, 26 - NO SCHOOL
Quick Links
Message from Mrs. Rach
A huge thank you to the families, volunteers, and sponsors who helped to make the Decathlon a successful and fun event for our students this year.  This day is one of our student's favorite days of the year; not only does it bring our students together, but it helps to bring our school community together.  As we continue to work towards strengthening our student/teacher and student/student relationships, we are thankful for the support of our Delafield and Cushing community!
Cushing News & Announcements
School Picture Retake Day - Tuesday, October 12
Empire Photography will be at Cushing on Tuesday, October 12th for our students who need their picture taken/retaken. Pictures will be taken in the morning and we will do our best to have them done before recess!
 
**If you would like your learner(s) to have their picture taken/retaken, please let their teacher and Mrs. Mirek (secretaryce@kmsd.edu) know.
 
Conferences
Connection, communication, and sharing feedback with our families is important to us.  It is our goal to have a growth conference with each of our learners' families to share progress updates and celebrations in the near future.  These growth conferences will be scheduled at 15-minute intervals.  These will be offered both in-person at Cushing and virtually through Google Meet.  
 
There is no set day for conferences, rather, teachers will be organizing their own schedules for conferences via Sign Up Genius. Due to meetings and other conflicts, some teachers may have different times available. We will share Sign Up Genius links with families on 10/22. 
 
Families who have multiple children and would like face-to-face conferences are encouraged to email Mrs. Mirek (secretaryce@kmsd.edu) between 10/19-10/21 to coordinate their conferences.  Teachers will be sharing pre-conference surveys in the near future to solicit parent input to maximize conference time.

Veteran’s Day
Veteran's Day is a time we remember and honor the men and women of our Armed Services. The staff and students at Cushing would like to honor current and past service members for Veterans Day. If you or a family member is/was a member of any service branch and would like to participate in a Veterans Day event at Cushing please complete this form.  
 
Third grade students will be singing at this event. Third grade parents are invited to attend, in addition to any veteran that is a family member of a student at Cushing (any grade level). This event will take place the week of Veterans Day in the afternoon, but the exact date is TBD. More information will be coming soon. Please fill out the form and attach pictures of veterans in your family, whether they can attend or not. Thank you!
Health Room News
Covid Testing
Home Tests are not accepted for the return to school. All tests must be PCR tests from a test center (ex. Summit Clinical Labs) or health care provider.
Friday Funny
What do you call a droid that takes the long way around?
(Keep scrolling down for the answer)
Cushing PTO
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE DECATHLON A SUCCESS!

Click HERE to see all the fun in action!

Students -- You rocked the events with teamwork, enthusiasm, skill and style! Great job at the event, and for all your efforts to raise pledges for our school.

Donors -- Thank you family and friends! Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will fund important educational priorities for all Cushing students. We are very close to reaching our fundraising goal. You can still donate online—Go to www.kmsd.edu/cushingdecathlon and give today. The online decathlon page will be open for donations until 11/1/2021.
 
(It’s not too late to turn in your pledges forms either—they are still being accepted and counted)!

Sponsors -- We are so fortunate to have the outstanding support of our community – Delafield is a GREAT place to live and educate our kids!

THANK YOU to our partner F45 Delafield! 
The students LOVED the energy and fun at the F45 Delafield station. 

THANK YOU to Sentry Delafield for donating pastries and Blue Collar Coffee for donating coffee for our day of event volunteers!

THANK YOU to our sponsors!

GOLD Sponsors ($1000): Rob Miller Homes, Legit Click Media, The Maple Group, Digitek Digital, Diedrick Family

SILVER Sponsors ($500): Delafield Family Dental, Children’s Hospital, DeLuca & Hartman Inc., Kreitzer Family, McKitrick Family, Prymas Family, Knab Family, Katie Lephardt Design

BRONZE Sponsors ($150): Adams Family, Hollman Family, Preferred Insurance Services, Merry Maids of Waukesha, Katie Andrew PT, JJ Hausmann@ Lake Country Listings, Olin Framing, Cars.com, Steenhagen Studios, Miller Family, Beres Family, Smith Family, Szerenyi Family, Winchell Family, Bartelt Remodeling, Gorney Family, Barker Family, Johnson Family, Eve Family, Kostichka Family, Mueller Family, Hansen Family, Carter Family, Seymour Family, Lieber Family, Schoene Family, Catahoula Coffee, Artis Family, Friemoth Family, McGuire Family, Farnham Family, Jaxom Family, Feaman Family

Teachers & Staff -- Thank you for your ongoing support, for promoting the Decathlon, ensuring the kids were ready and organized for their day, and for guiding them through their 10 events. 

Volunteers -- This event wouldn’t happen without our hardworking volunteers who are always willing and ready to create a fun-filled event for our students. Special thanks to Nicole Adams, Michelle Artis, Jen Szerenyi, and Magalie Miller. Well done!


Box Tops Collection
Did you know friends and family, including grandparents can also submit Box Tops for Cushing?

How do I share my referral code?
Using your mobile app, click the circle on the right upper side of your screen. (This is your account). Your referral code will be in the “Invite Friends” screen. Copy your referral code or referral link and share directly with family and friends, or use app’s share icons to share via email, text message, or social media. 
When your friend signs up for Box Tops, they will be asked to enter your referral code on the “Create Account” screen. Your friend can also use your referral link, which will automatically enter your referral code, for an even easier sign up.

Invite as many people as you like! The more people that sign up to support our Cushing PTO, the more money the school can earn. Let’s share and collect today!

To get the App

Fall Sentry Receipt Roundup 
We hope you’ve been saving your Sentry receipts all summer!! The Albrecht’s Delafield Sentry supports our Cushing PTO by giving us 1% of the total value of receipts we collect. This amount adds up quickly to help our Cushing PTO. Sentry will honor receipts from the last 6 months. Please send your receipts to school in an envelope or baggie marked 'Sentry Receipts.' They will collect them in the office.

Amazon Smile
Do you order from Amazon? If so, please consider adding Amazon Smile to your account. Amazon will then donate a percentage of your purchase back to our non-profit, Cushing PTO. Use the link here to sign up.

Copycat Crew Needs You
Copycat crew is a group of parent volunteers who help out in the workroom at Cushing. These people help to laminate, copy, cut, sort and help with various tasks to help the staff and teachers. No experience needed, we are happy to train you. Please email Kate at katehertel@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Milwaukee Pretzel Company Fundraiser
Have you turned in your order form for Milwaukee Pretzel Company yet? Forms are due on Tuesday, October 12th. Celebrate fall with some yummy, soft pretzels.

Dine for Cushing at Noodles & Company
Plan ahead to take the night off from cooking. The next Dine for Cushing event will be at Noodles & Company on Tuesday October 19th from 4-8pm. They give Cushing PTO 25% of sales, which is the highest of any of the area restaurants. You may order online, but must use the promo code: GIVING25 for Cushing to receive credit. Also, guests must mention the fundraiser when ordering in person. 
Friday Funny: Punch Line
R2 detour.
Community Education
KM Community Education provides recreational and educational opportunities for families. Please be sure to visit the website often for updates and new programs. For program information and registration forms, visit www.kmsd.edu/communityed.

KM Wrestling Club
Registration is now open for the 21-22 wrestling club for students in grades K-8. Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at the High School. Season begins in December. Register today at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/
There is a parent meeting on October 20 
 
LYBA Basketball
Online registration is now open for recreational basketball at KM for boys and girls grades 3-8 at KM Middle School. Seasons begin in December and concludes in February. Grade 3-8 will practice one night per week with Saturday games and followed by a season ending tournament.
 
Information on Grades 1-2 will be available soon. Please check back at the Community Ed website  https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/
 
Children’s Choir
Kettle Moraine Children's Choir for grades 3rd-5th is a program to provide developmentally appropriate comprehensive music education through the art of choral singing to the families and community of the Kettle Moraine School District. Sessions consist of large group vocal rehearsals, small group instrumental rehearsals, and music based games. The key concepts taught will be an integration of Kodaly and Orff principles such as: singing, playing instruments, performing high quality music, and developing important life skills. Class is held Mondays at Wales Elementary at 4:30. Register today at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/
Community Events and Flyers
Events/opportunities listed on our Community Flyers page are not endorsed by the Kettle Moraine School District. They have been approved for electronic sharing. Visit www.kmsd.edu/communityflyers to see the full list of current flyers. Links to recently-added flyers and upcoming events are included below.
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