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Dates To Remember
September
Mon, 6 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

October
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
Quick Links
Message from Mrs. Rach
What a great week! It was so nice to see our students and families back at Cushing during this first week. Connection, communication, and sharing feedback with our families is important to us and it was great to start the year out connecting with each other. We are interested in learning about what kinds of feedback our families appreciate as well as communication preferences. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey if you did not complete it at Open House. 

We also appreciate your patience and understanding as we settle into our routines. One of these routines is our Car Line. Our Car Line entrances have changed from last year, and may change as we get a feel for the traffic flow throughout the year. 
 
A Few Car Line Reminders:
  • At the start of the day, students will be allowed to enter the building at 8:20. Please keep this in mind as you consider your arrival time for the rest of the year. There are very few cars lined up after 8:25.
  • Visor tags have been distributed. You can also make your own - a sheet of paper with your LAST name in large letters will do just fine!  
  • Please display the visor tag at dismissal time to keep cars flowing smoothly.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when you line up.
  • Parents should remain in the Car Line and patiently wait until a staff member directs your student to your vehicle. 
  • Students should enter and exit the vehicle on the side that is closest to the building.  
  • The more cooperation we have with the pick-up process, the smoother, quicker and safer the pick-up process will be.
Cushing News & Announcements
School Pictures
If your learner’s picture was taken during our Soft Start days, you should receive an email from Empire Photography containing a link to your child’s private, PIN-protected gallery. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder and contact Empire Photography (608-257-2941) if you need assistance. You may also receive a paper proof in the mail in the weeks after picture day.
 
There is no obligation to order. If you decide to order, you can complete your purchase for photo print and specialty products online (or via the mail if you prefer to order with the paper proof). All photo orders will be mailed directly home to the address provided during checkout and will be shipped within 2-5 business days.
 
Picture Retake Day - Tuesday, October 12
If your learner did not have their picture taken, or they need a re-do, picture retakes will be held in the morning on Tuesday, October 12. 
 
Bus Riders - Assigned Routes
Students are not allowed to ride home on friends’ buses. They may only ride to and from home on the bus they are assigned to.
 
Three or Four-Year-Olds Wanted
The Kettle Moraine School District’s Early Childhood Special Education Department is continuing the Preschool Integration Program at Dousman. Through this program we invite general education students to learn alongside students with special education needs. We are looking for 3 and 4 year old peer models to join our Early Childhood Special Education class at Dousman Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. This program is at no cost to peer models; however parents would need to provide transportation and complete Kettle Moraine School District enrollment paperwork. Please contact Tricia Anderson at (262) 965-6520, ext. 8701 or andersot@kmsd.edu to set up a visit and complete a brief developmental history. Thank you!
Friday Funny
What do you call a boomerang that won’t come back?
(Keep scrolling down for the answer)
Cushing PTO
Decathlon
Cushing's ninth annual Decathlon will be held on Wednesday, October 6th 2021.
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: email us at volunteercushing@gmail.com

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.  

Donate Online: Go to www.kmsd.edu/cushingdecathlon and give today or create an individual or family fundraising page to reach out to family and friends.

THANK YOU to our early sponsors!

GOLD Sponsors ($1000): Rob Miller Homes, Legit Click Media
SILVER Sponsors ($500): Digitek Digital, Delafield Family Dental, Children’s Hospital, DeLuca & Hartman Inc.
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


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.
Friday Funny: Punch Line
A stick. :)
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.

KMBBC 2021-22 BASKETBALL SEASON
All boys who reside in, or attend school in the Kettle Moraine School District in grades 3-8 are invited to tryout for the KMBBC. Our goal is to select two teams per grade level. Teams practice twice per week and participate in Sunday league games and weekend tournaments from November through mid-March depending upon the team.
 
Tryout dates are as follows:
 
Monday September 13th | KMHS Middle Gym
6:30pm - 8:00pm - 3rd & 4th Grade
 
Fee: $350 per player (fee includes league/tournament fees and uniform fees). 
 
For more detailed information, and to register for tryouts, please click the link below or go to the KMBBC website:
 
 
Zumba 
Join us Wednesdays at 4:15 at Wales Elementary For Zumba Gold. ZUMBA GOLD® is perfect for active older adults, those new to exercise, those looking for a lower impact choice and those coming back into the fitness routine who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.
 
Class is $5.00 per session*. Come when you can! Class will run for the entire 21-22 school year.  Bring a mat and a towel to class! Sign up in person at class.

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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