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Dates To Remember
November
Fri, 5 - NO SCHOOL
Mon, 8 - Book Fair Begins
Thurs, 11 - Veterans Day Concert, 2:00 in Cushing Gym
Fri, 12 - City Tins Order Forms Due
Fri, 12 - Last Day of Book Fair
Mon, 15 - Christmas Clearing House Applications Due
Fri, 19 - Marcus Ticket Orders Due
Wed, 24 - NO SCHOOL
Thurs, 25 - Happy Thanksgiving
Fri, 26 - NO SCHOOL

December
Tues, 7 - Dine for Cushing @ MOD Pizza, 1030am-10:00pm
Quick Links
Message from Mrs. Rach
We know that practicing reading at home is important.  You might be wondering, “What can I do at home to help my child?”  Check out this Reading at Home Video for some practical tips about practicing with your child.
One easy way to do this is to make reading part of family time. Here are just a few tips for integrating reading into daily family activities:

  • Read bedtime stories.
  • Play a board game.
  • Visit your local library to check out some new books.
  • Read a recipe and cook something yummy together.  
  • Create a comfy reading space in your home.
  • Have your child be in charge of reading the grocery list when you go to the store!
  • While waiting at a store or an office, practice rhyming words with your child.  “What is a word that rhymes with cat?”   
  • When you’re reading to your child, practice reading with expression.
 
This document also outlines tips for reading with your child.
Cushing News & Announcements
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.  
 
3rd Grade Families - Veterans Day Program
Families of 3rd graders, you are welcome to have your child leave with you after the conclusion of the concert.  There will be a sign out sheet when you enter the building that must be completed; this will serve as the end of day/early dismissal “sign out”.  If there are siblings in another class and you would like to sign them out, we will be compiling that information on the sign out sheet as well.  It is important that this information is filled out in advance so we can communicate with the classroom teachers. 
 
Veterans Day Program
Veterans 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 our 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.  Additionally, any veteran who is a family member of a Cushing student (any grade level) is invited to attend along with one guest of the veteran's choice. 
 
This event will take place on Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11th at 2:00pm in the Cushing gym. Please fill out this form to attach pictures of veterans in your family, whether they can attend or not. Thank you!
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
Conferences - SignUp Genius Links
 
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Applications for Holiday Assistance 
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
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 say to a rabbit on its birthday?
(Keep scrolling down for the answer)
Cushing PTO
Fall Book Fair - November 8th-12th
The Cushing Fall Book Fair is back! The Book Fair Committee is very excited to be able to welcome parents back to shop the fair in person this fall. The book fair will be open the following dates and times:

Monday, November 8th         10:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday, November 9th        9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday, November 10th 9:00am-5:30pm
Thursday, November 11th     9:00am-5:30pm
Friday, November 12th          9:00-Noon

Parents are welcome to shop in person any time during the open hours. Students will be visiting the book fair with their class beginning November 8th and will be able to purchase books at that time or return later in the week to make a purchase. We will again be offering eWallet as a safe, cashless way for students to shop the fair. Easy to set up, eWallet funds eliminate the need to send cash to school.

How can I volunteer at the book fair this year?
The book fair is a fun event to VOLUNTEER at and we could use your help. Sign up today!

City Tins Fundraiser - Orders Due November 12th
The CityTins® fundraiser is back, just in time for the holidays! CityTins® are great gifts for family, friends, employees - and don't forget one for you too! Each Tin has coaster coupons for $10 off dine-in/ $5 off carry-out (a minimum $25 purchase) to 25 restaurants. Lake Country, Milwaukee, and Madison Tins are available for $30 each.  Cushing PTO will receive $10 per Tin sold - so you are supporting your local restaurants and your school all at once! 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 12. CityTins® will be delivered by November 19. Contact Sherrie Flemming at s_gosbee@yahoo.com with any questions.

Marcus Movie Tickets - Orders Due November 19th
Box Top Collections
Cushing’s goal is $1,000. As of this week the school earned $34.50, up two dollars! 
 
For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
 
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
Hoppy Birthday.
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.

Fastpitch Softball
Anyone interested in playing select fastpitch softball for U-12 or U-14, please contact the community Education Office for a tryout at 262-968-6273 x4641.  Winter/indoor practices begin soon with the season running April-August.
 
KM Lacrosse Winter/Indoor Sessions
We are excited to let you know that KM Indoor Lacrosse registration for boys and girls, for youth and high school levels are now open. You can find the details on our webpage  kmlacrosse.com. The registration links are listed on our site under registration tab, click the tab on the top and not the drop downs.
Direct Registration Links Below:


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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