Dates To Remember
Fri, 24 - Homecoming Spirit Week: Cushing/KM Spirit/Blue and Gold Day
Mon, 27 - Dine for Cushing: Culver’s in Wales, 5-8

Fri, 1 - NO SCHOOL
Mon, 4 - NO SCHOOL
Wed, 6 - Cushing Decathlon at St. John’s
Thurs, 7 - Cushing Decathlon - Rain Date
Tues, 12 - Picture Retakes, morning
Wed, 20 - FIELD TRIP: Green Meadows, 5K, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Tues, 26 - FIELD TRIP: Retzer, 4th Grade
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Message from Mrs. Rach
It’s been a fun week of spirit here at Cushing as we celebrate KMHS homecoming. Our staff and students brought their A-game in terms of dress up days, energy, and school spirit. We’ve been hard at work in the classroom as we dig into what it means to be a reader, writer, mathematician and scholar.  Oftentimes when we ask our child about their day, we get responses like, “fine” and “good”.  Want to know more?  Some questions you might consider asking your learner when you have some downtime (dinner, bedtime, driving in the car home from school…) are:

  • Tell me about the best part of your day.
  • What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  • Tell me about what you read in class.
  • Can you show/share with me something you learned (or did) today?
Cushing News & Announcements
Homecoming Parade Update
Cushing will not be participating in today’s Homecoming Parade. Families are encouraged to be spectators. Click HERE for the parade route.

Cushing Family Directory
Our PTO is still waiting for more families to submit their contact information for our Cushing Family Directory. If you’ve been putting it off, now is the time to click HERE and do it. :) The directory is used by many families to reach out about play dates, birthday invitations, carpools, etc.  
Fun Fact: The sooner more families enter their information, the sooner it will be available. 
If you want more information about the Directory, scroll down to the PTO section of this eMessenger.
Front Lobby Morning Drop Offs
Just a friendly reminder that we no longer offer lobby drop offs in the morning. Unless your student is arriving late, please utilize the Car Line (we know the lines are long) or bus options. Thanks for your cooperation.
Please ask your learner if their headphones at school are still working. We’re only a few weeks into the school year, but headphones have already started to break/not work. Headphones are used often throughout the day, in multiple classes. A working pair helps both students and teachers. Thanks!
Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 and has partnered with the Kettle Moraine School District this year. Blessings in a Backpack is a program that anyone can take advantage of. Part of their partnership includes sending home discrete bags of food home with children for the full 38 weeks of the school year. Today they will be sending bags of food home with all students. In addition to the bag of food, you will also find an “Opt Out” form. If you DO NOT want to participate in this program, please complete the form and have your child return it to school.
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 Veteran's day. If you or a family member is/was a member of any service branch and would like to participate in an Veteran's Day event at Cushing please complete this form.   
Order School Pictures
Empire Photography has sent emails to order school pictures if your student had their picture taken during the Soft Start Days. If you didn’t receive an email, either a) they don't have your address on file, b) the message went into your spam folder or c) you did receive the message but just missed it in your inbox. All of these things do happen occasionally. If you haven't received an email or if you have any questions, please email Empire Photography at customerservice@empirephotos.com or call at 608-257-2941 between 8:30 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.
KMMPA Annual Homecoming Chili Mac N Cheese Dinner - TONIGHT!
The Annual KM Music Parents Association (KMMPA) Homecoming Chili/Mac N Cheese Supper is TONIGHT, Friday, September 24th, from 4-7pm in the KM High School cafeteria.
Join us for a delicious meal ($7regular/$10 large) or enjoy some kettle corn ($5) at the parade. 100% of funds raised from the event are returned to music programs in KMSD. We need parent and student support for a successful event and we're still looking for a few more helping hands!

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
How does a scientist freshen her breath?
(Keep scrolling down for the answer)
Cushing PTO
Cushing's ninth annual Decathlon will be held on Wednesday, October 6th 2021 at St. John's Military Academy.

The Decathlon challenges students to tackle 10 fun events, and they will raise funds through pledges for their efforts. Some of the events include: bowling, hula hoop, and relay races, to name a few. 4K will have a special course of their own!

The Decathlon will be held during the school day and parents will help volunteer to make the event a success!

ALL students will be receiving a Decathlon T-Shirt!

ALL donations are used to support Cushing Staff, teachers, and classrooms

How Can You Help this Year?
Volunteer to help on the day of the event: The sign-up genius is live. Click here to volunteer for one of the events. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the action first hand. Email Jen at jrszerenyi@gmail.com with any questions.  

Be A Sponsor (or know someone who may be interested?): Sponsorship opportunities are available, starting at $150. Sponsors will be recognized in all Decathlon web communication and on the Decathlon 2021 T-shirt.  The last day to be included as a sponsor on the t-shirt is TODAY, Friday September 24th. 

Donate Online: Go to www.kmsd.edu/cushingdecathlon and give today.

Return your Pledge Form: Pledge forms were sent home in students’ folders. You can return the pledge form to school in an envelope with a check.

THANK YOU to our partner F45 Delafield! 
We are excited to announce F45 Delafield will be a new station this year.

THANK YOU to our early sponsors!

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

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

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

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.

Cushing Family Directory 2021-22
Please take a moment to fill in your pertinent information for this year’s Cushing PTO's Family Directory.

The Cushing Family Directory is offered by the PTO each year as a convenience to share contact information with other Cushing families. To participate in the 2021-22 Cushing Family Directory, you MUST complete a form for EACH of your children attending Cushing, as the KM District does NOT share your information with the PTO. Also, your information is not carried over from year to year.

To read more and to submit your information, please click: Cushing PTO Directory 2021-22.

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.

Cushing PTO Volunteer Form
The PTO is a great way to connect with others at Cushing. We have opportunities to volunteer regularly at school in the library or teacher work room, or to occasionally drop off an item to support teacher appreciation, or help with an event. Please complete this Volunteer Form so we can share the opportunities with you. The school and district do not share your contact information with the PTO. 

Dine for Cushing: Culver’s in Wales - Monday, September 27, 5-8
Dine for Cushing at Culvers has long been a favorite event for our students and families. Some of our favorite teachers and staff have signed up to help out. We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with the 6:30-8pm shift. Please reach out to Chris if you can help for all or part of that time at chriscoylelbri@gmail.com.
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- Coming Soon
Watch your child’s take home folder for information on the Milwaukee Pretzel Company fundraiser. The fundraiser will run October 1st – 8th. Stock up for fall events and parties!
Friday Funny: Punch Line
With experi-mints.
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.

Adult Conversational Spanish classes offered
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/
Adult Aerobics
Class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Work at your own pace with easy to follow steps set to a wide variety of the music you love. You’ll get just the right cardiovascular workout followed by floor work that will both tone and stretch all of your muscles. Registration details can be found 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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