December 2019
Smartboard Gazette Newsletter
IMPORTANT DROP OFF AND PICK UP INFORMATION
PLEASE READ
REMINDER: :

From 8:10-8:30 a.m. and
3:20-3:40 p.m. the front
school driveway is for 
BUS ENTRANCE ONLY !

If you are dropping off or picking up your students, please use the driveway in the back of the school
(located off of Clover Rd.).

Thanks for helping us keep our students safe and traffic flowing smoothly.
HOLIDAY CONCERT
"The Mitten"
Kindergarten, First and
Second Grade


Thursday, December 12th
Lake Geneva Middle School
6:00pm
Students need to arrive by 5:45pm.

Dress in your holiday best!
PEER HELPER HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
DECEMBER 11-15, 2019
STAR CENTER HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK
DECEMBER 16-20, 2019
SNOW IS HERE!
Snow is here!

This is a reminder that students must have all 5 things listed below to go play in the snow:

1. Gloves / Mittens
2. Hat
3. Winter Jacket
4. Snow Pants
5. Snow Boots

Don't forget to label ALL of your child’s outside clothing. Thank you!
BAND AND ORCHESTRA NEWS
Orchestra Practice Schedule for the week of the Concert:

Monday, Dec. 2 - ALL 4th graders
Tuesday, Dec. 3 - ALL 5th graders
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - NO orchestra!
Thursday, Dec. 5 - 4th grade cello/bass
Friday, Dec. 6 - ALL 5th graders
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS!
ACADEMIC CALENDARS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Parent & Student Reminders

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION:
Just a reminder that you may NOT drop your student off before 8:15 a.m. There is no student supervision before that time.

We encourage all families to use our drop off zone located at the back of Star Center.

PICK-UP INFORMATION:
If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, a parent or guardian needs to call the office at 262-348-7000 before 2:30pm or send a note with the student to let us know.

BUS CHANGE INFORMATION
If there is a change to your child's normal bus routine, we require a note or a phone call by a parent or guardian to the school, 262-348-7000, to make that change. Please do so before 2:30pm.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
I f you are going to be volunteering at Star Center (field trips, PTO events, classroom help, etc.) the District Administration requires a background check to be processed. Forms are available on-line or you can call the Star Center Office to request a form. Please note that the District Office needs
2 weeks to process each form.

Background checks are good for 3 years, so if you are unsure of whether you are still approved, you can call Star Center at 262-348-7000.
Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
NEW Important information regarding student health and welfare and helpful information about: when to keep your student home, medications at school and the district's
new cough drop policy.
STAR CENTER PTO NEWS & EVENTS
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT STAR CENTER
Click below to access our Facebook Page and find out great things happening at Star Center as well as other events and important
information coming up!
Star Center Elementary School was recognized on Friday, November 14th at the National Blue Ribbon Award
Ceremony in Washington D.C.!
Congratulations to the entire Star Center Family!
On Monday, November 11th Star Center celebrated Veteran's Day with a ceremony and breakfast to honor our Veteran's.
THANK YOU!
Thank you Lake Geneva Lions Club for your donation! This donation will be used to provide the fifth grade students of the 2019-2020 class with a financial literacy educational program, Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown. The fifth grade teachers at Star Center, the staff of JA BizTown, and DeeDee Giovingo and her FCCLA students at Badger High School, will implement and instruct this financial literacy educational program. The program includes student materials for classroom instruction and a field trip to JA BizTown for a day full of hands on learning experiences. While attending the field trip, students will experience a day full of activities that work to prepare them to become model citizens of a community. This includes voting, following laws, having jobs, and managing their own finances.
Pictured:
Front Row: Ms. Bart, Dax, Grace, Nick, Madelyn, Alyss, Autumn, and Mrs. Goff
Back Row: Jeff Glass, Sean Levitt from the Lake Geneva Lions Club
Star Center students participated in STACK UP 2019, Guinness World Record Day! We were doing our part in helping break the title of “The Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." During PE students participated in a number speed stack stations and had a blast! 
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Monday, December 2nd
  • 4th & 5th Grade Girls Basketball Game AT Eastview, 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 3rd
  • 4th & 5th Grade Girls Basketball Game AT Star Center, 4:00pm
  • 4th-8th Grade Orchestra Concert at LGMS, 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 10th
  • 5th-8th Grade Band Concert at LGMS, 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 11th
  • PTO Meeting & Holiday Gathering, 4:00pm
  • Scrip Order Pick Up

Thursday, December 12th
  • 5K, 1st and 2nd Grade Holiday Concert at LGMS, 7:00pm

Friday, December 13th
  • NO SCHOOL, Teacher Inservice Day

Wednesday, December 18th
  • PTO Student Holiday Shop

Thursday, December 19th
  • 4K Family Fun Day at Star Center, Time TBD

Friday, December 20th
  • PTO Santa Visit
  • Casa Mia Celebration

Christmas Break
Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday, January 3, 2020
School Resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020
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