11.12.21
Dates To Remember
November
Fri, 12 - Last Day of Book Fair, 9-12
Mon, 15 - Christmas Clearing House Applications Due
Fri, 19 - Marcus Ticket Orders Due
Fri, 19 - City Tins Order Forms Due
Wed, 24 - NO SCHOOL
Thurs, 25 - Happy Thanksgiving
Fri, 26 - NO SCHOOL

December
Tues, 7 - Dine for Cushing @ MOD Pizza, 1030am-10:00pm
Wed, 8 - Last Day to Participate in the Staff Holiday Gift Card Program
Quick Links
Message from Mrs. Rach
On Thursday we held a Veterans Day concert honoring those who are serving or who have served our country.  The concert was put on by our third grade students and had writing, speaking and artistic contributions from our fourth and fifth graders.  It was a great way to give thanks to our veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Cushing News & Announcements
Holiday Giving
'Tis the season of giving and Cushing's Star Council is organizing an opportunity to sponsor some local children for the holiday season through the Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County. If you are interested in giving back to a family in need please use this SignUp Genius link.

Please return your gifts to Cushing on or before 12/6 - labeled, wrapped and ready to be placed under the Christmas tree. 

Thank you for considering the opportunity to brighten Christmas for some local children and families.

Laser Locker
Want to add more KM Spirit to your wardrobe? The Laser Locker is located inside the High School (enter through the main entrance) and has lots of authentic KM clothing and accessories for youth and adults. Perfect for birthdays and holidays! Hours vary during the week, so follow the Kettle Moraine High School Facebook page or check the HS website for store hours. Cash and credit cards are gladly accepted. If you haven't stopped in the Laser Locker yet this year, please do so....a lot has changed!

Minute to Meet our Staff
We are spotlighting our staff by sharing a short video with our families.  Check out our second video in our year-long series of staff spotlights featuring Mrs. Bestor.

Applications for Holiday Assistance - Due November 15th
Applications for assistance through Christmas Clearing Council will be taken until Monday, November 15th. The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County is a community organization that promotes and coordinates assistance to families in need during the holiday season. The organization matches families in need with individuals, families, or organizations that are willing to help on a one-to-one basis. 

New this year: 
Information and applications are available online! Please use the following link if you would like to learn more about the program or if you are interested in applying: 

Questions? Please contact Beth Heine- Cushing School Counselor at heinee@kmsd.edu

Royal Tea Party: November 13th, 11:00 @ KMHS
Beauty & the Beast at KMHS: November 11-13
Be our guest at the KM All Campus Musical, Beauty & the Beast! All seats are reserved for our live performances Nov, 11-13 and tickets are on sale now! Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. 
 
Out of town or busy Nov. 11-13? No problem! You also have the option to purchase a Scheduled Content ticket to view a recorded version of one of our live performances. This video content will be available for viewing Nov. 18-20 and tickets can be purchased at the same link listed above.
 
A Note From the Health Room
Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school can be a difficult decision. To help identify illnesses in our schools, parents/guardians are encouraged to report their child’s specific symptoms when calling in sick to the health room. If your child is not feeling well (fever, harh/hacking cough, very runny nose, fatigue, painful sore throat, vomiting, etc), it is important for them to stay home and rest. When a child is sick at school and not feeling well, it is difficult for them to concentrate in class. 
 
Absences Due to Covid/Quarantine
If a student is ill/absent due to covid or quarantine, asynchronous work will be given to them. In the case of an entire class needing to enter a temporary distance learning environment, then learning will occur synchronously. As in years past and prior to covid, it is important to first focus on resting and feeling well. If your child is feeling well enough to do schoolwork, then please contact your child’s teacher. 

It’s Time for Layers!
It's that time of the year when we need to start wearing layers of clothes to school. Please make sure that you start sending your child(ren) with a sweatshirt or coat labeled with their name in case they forget it on the playground. Also, keep in mind that snow pants, boots, jackets, hats, and gloves will be needed in the near future. Please make sure all outdoor clothing is labeled with your child(ren)'s name.
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 was the first animal in space?
(Keep scrolling down for the answer)
Cushing PTO
City Tins Fundraiser - Due Date Extended to November 19th
The CityTins® fundraiser due date has been extended to November 19! Orders received by November 12 are guaranteed to be in by the 19th - order received after the 12th may come in the week of Thanksgiving. CityTins® are great gifts for family, friends, employees - and don't forget one for you too! Lake Country, Milwaukee, and Madison Tins are available for $30 each, and Cushing PTO will receive $10 per Tin sold. If you would like to order Tins for yourself or as gifts, please fill out this form, include your payment, and return to Cushing by November 19. Contact Sherrie Flemming at s_gosbee@yahoo.com with any questions.

Marcus Movie Tickets - Orders Due November 19th
Sentry Receipts Classroom Contest!
An easy way to help the Cushing PTO earn money is to collect your Albrecht’s Sentry receipts while you shop for the holidays. This is also a fun way for your child's classroom to earn a prize! The classroom with the highest receipt totals for receipts dated between November 13, 2021 and January 9, 2022 will win the contest and earn a prize for their classroom! Each classroom will have a red holiday bag to collect their Sentry receipts.

Collect Your Holiday Shopping Sentry Receipts!
Staff Giving Program
The PTO is offering a Holiday Gift Card Program to say "Thank You for all you've done & Happy Holidays" to all of our Cushing teachers, staff and bus drivers. Participation is optional.

Here’s how the program works:
You make a monetary contribution to the teacher/staff members and bus driver of your choice. Your child’s gift is then combined with all other contributions for that particular staff member and the staff member will be presented with one BIG gift card to the stores of their choosing. The gift cards will be presented in a Thank You card that contains the names (NOT the amounts!) of all the families who contributed to the gift.

THIS IS A 2 STEP PROCESS:
STEP 1: Complete this form. Please make sure to complete your family name (EXAMPLE: SMITH FAMILY) then select the teachers you'd like to give to and list the dollar amount (MUST be WHOLE dollar increments - no change please, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, etc.).
Then total up your order.

STEP 2: Copy this CLASSMUNITY LINK (www.kmsd.edu/staffgivingprogramholidayseason2021) to pay your total with a debit/credit card. These orders will be compiled and gift cards will be distributed to each individual.

Any amount is appreciated!

*Program runs until Wednesday, December 8th*

If you have any questions, please email tonya.jaskolski@gmail.com or elizabethschoene@gmail.com
Box Top Collections
Cushing’s goal is $1,000. Cushing has earned $45.60 this school year. Did you know Cushing’s lifetime earning is over $30,000! Keep submitting receipts parents, you are making a difference. 
 
Box Tops started in 1996, with select Big G cereals like Cheerios and Lucky Charms. Families cut out the tops and earned cash for their school. For 2021, you can digitally submit receipts and earn easier and faster. 
 
Please check out their Facebook page to keep up with Box Tops, https://www.facebook.com/BoxTopsForEducation
Please download the app and start submitting your receipts.
To get the App The App Store or Google Play

Dine for Cushing at MOD Pizza - December 7th
Friday Funny: Punch Line
The cow that jumped over the moon.
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.

Dance Clinic
Calling all 4K-5th graders join the KMHS laser dance team at a clinic with a performance at a high school basketball game in January. Sign up early, at www.kmsd.edu/classmunity
 
Interested in Joining the Laserettes Dance Team?
6th-8th graders are invited to participate in a technique clinic where you will learn what a typical practice looks like on December 9 and 16. Registration is available at www.kmsd.edu/classmunity
 
Youth Girls & Boys Winter/Indoor KM Lacrosse Sessions
Now is the time to register your player for the winter lacrosse practice sessions. The details are below:
 
Youth Girls Winter/Indoor - Click Here
Youth Girls grades 3-8.
Location: Stiks S5197 W240 , Kuenzi Ln, Waukesha, WI 53189
Dates: Mondays, January 3 through March 7, 2022
Day/Time: Monday, 6-7 pm
Cost: $125

Youth Boys Winter/Indoor - Click Here
Where: OAW Sports Complex - 5330 S Racine Ave, New Berlin, WI
Dates: January 12, 26 February 9, 16, 23 March 9, 16, 23, 30
Day/Time: Wednesday 6-7:30pm
Ages/Grade: 1-8
Cost: $125

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/
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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