Summer Message from Principal Nies

Happy Friday Magee Families:

  We have had a great start to the school year. The last two days have been filled with smiles, laughter, and excitement. We hope your learners have been coming home with excitement as well!

  Last week, I shared with you information about some of the professional learning that our staff participated in before the first day of school. I want to share with you the training staff had around play-based learning and the research behind it. There will be two additional professional learning sessions around play-based learning this school year for our Magee staff as well as to all 4K community sites, 4K KM Teachers, and KM Explore staff.

  We welcomed a colleague of mine, Dr. Patricia Becker from Cardinal Stritch University, to share her expertise and studies around the positive impact play-based learning has on academic achievement and social skill development in all grade-levels. In the bullet points below, I am sharing with you her slideshow and new resources from NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals). When you have time, please feel free to read through the links below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to schedule a time to meet with me: Click Here to Schedule a Meeting with Me. We wish you an amazing three-day weekend and will see you all on Tuesday, September 6th!

Take Care and Be Well:

Justin S. Nies and the Staff at Magee Elementary School

We are excited to be back!

The Magee Mums Fundraiser Returns!

Mums will arrive on September 12th, 2022. More information to come next week!

Room Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

In the coming 2022-2023 school year, we will be implementing the wonderful resource of room parents for our teachers! 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting teachers with specific administrative work such as copying, cutting, organizing weekly folders, etc.
  • Facilitating small groups in reading and/or math
  • Working with our Parent/Teacher Liaison to coordinate gifts for teachers
  • Aid in co-coordinating learning celebrations, class parties, special activities, etc.
  • Other responsibilities determined by the classroom teacher and room parent.


If you are interested in volunteering as a room parent, please click on the link below and fill out the volunteer form. Our Parent/Teacher Liaison, Joanna Kerwin, will reach out to parents in the near future. When signing up, please include ALL of your children that will be attending Magee during the 2022-2023 school year. 

Magee Room Parent Sign-Up Form

Veteran's Day

We want to say 'thank you' to our Veterans

Veteran's Day is on Friday, November 11th and as a whole school we will be writing letters to Veterans. If you know of a veteran or veterans that we can write letters to, please email Principal Nies at

National Custodian Appreciation Day

Monday, October 3rd is National Custodian Appreciation Day!

Mr. John Beckmann is our Head Custodian at Magee and he is deemed as the superhero of Magee. He is everywhere supporting staff, students, and families while making Magee and the grounds a beautiful place for us to learn. We want to make this day extra special for him.

We hope that you can take time with your learner(s) to draw a picture or to write a letter for Mr. Beckmann thanking him for everything that he does for Magee.

Please have the pictures and/or letters to the front office by September 29th so we can give them to Mr. Beckmann as a gift on October 3rd.

Thank you!

Back to School Picnic

Updated September Lunch Menu

There was a minor error on our September Lunch Menu that was handed out at the beginning of Great Start Conferences. If you have a purple menu, that is incorrect. The yellow menu to the left is the correct menu for the month.

You can click on the image to the left to download and print the correct menu.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar

September 2022

  • Monday, September 5th, 2022: No School - Labor Day
  • Friday, September 9th, 2022: Back to School Picnic (during grade-level lunches)
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Lunch: 11:10 - 11:30
  • 5K and 4K Wrap Lunch: 11:50 - 12:10
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Lunch: 12:30 - 12:50
  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2022: KMSD School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2022: Magee PTO Meeting at 9:00 AM
  • Friday, September 30th, 2022: No School - Staff Professional Learning
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  • Ongoing professional development
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KM 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

Middle School Cross Country

Sign up is happening now! Join Coach Fritsch and Coach Page this fall after school on Mondays-Wednesdays September 12-October 13. There will be 4 meets available. Sign up today at

Kettle Moraine Boys Basketball Club Tryouts- Attention Boys entering 3-8 grade.

Register NOW for

Tryout dates:

Attn. 3rd graders tryout is Wednesday September 7th- 3rd/4th grades (6:30pm-8pm HS east and middle gyms)

·    Thursday September 8th- 5th/6th grades (7pm-8:30pm HS middle gym)

·     Wednesday September 14th- 7th/8th grades (6:30pm-8pm HS east and middle gyms)

·     Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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