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A Message from Principal Nies
02/04/2022

Hello, Magee Families.

I am writing to give you some great news to end the week: our trip to the Mackenzie Environmental Center in Poynette will take place as originally scheduled. As you know, the omicron variant caused COVID numbers to spike and Magee was forced to go virtual for several days in January due to a number of factors. We initially thought it best to err on the side of caution with regard to overnight trips - for the safety of all participants. As we have become accustomed to, numbers and protocols can evolve quickly, sometimes week to week. With COVID numbers severely waning, we are happy to provide this cherished educational experience.

We know there’s chatter about different opportunities at different schools within the district and what Magee plans compared to the others. While we appreciate the reasons for comparison, we also need to keep in mind all KM schools have their own timelines and circumstances, so oftentimes the comparison is not apples to apples.

Currently, I am working with the 4th and 5th grade teams to swiftly get the logistics and plans together for our trip to the Mackenzie Environmental Center in Poynette. Communication will be sent out as we start finalizing what the trip will look like.

As an admin team, we support making these decisions together with the top priority being the safety of students, staff, and parents/guardians. We are thrilled to be able to offer our students this important learning experience this year and many years to come.

Sincerely, 


Mr. Justin S. Nies (Principal) and Mr. Stephen Plum (Superintendent)
Valentine's Day is Kindness Day
Pictures of the decorations our students, teachers, and the PTO are putting up in preparation for Kindness Day!
As we look forward to this special day in February, we are going to celebrate Valentine's Day as a day of kindness. In the 18th Century, Valentine's Day became a common day, amongst all, where people sent their families, friends, and others handwritten notes of appreciation, kindness, and love to one another. By the early 1900s is when the tradition of printed cards started to become popular to hand out instead of handwritten notes.

Here are a few things students get to look forward to at Magee on February 14th:

  • During the afternoon of February 14th, classrooms will have celebrations. Teachers are planning what this afternoon of learning and celebrating will look like.
  • Reminder: Treat Policy
  • Visitors and volunteers are always welcome to Magee any day of the week, not just on holidays. Please feel free to reach out to your child(ren)'s teacher to see if they need support or a volunteer for the afternoon of the 14th or in fact, any day of the week. We always welcome volunteers and visitors.
  • Classes have been or will be working on decorating boxes for Kindness Grams to be put inside.
  • If you need extra Kindness Grams, please let your child(ren)'s teacher know as they will have extras available.
Spring Conferences
In the month of February, students will share celebrations of learning with you. Some examples of how this may be shared with you are through seesaw or as a video. Teachers will work on a way that fits each student best. This is a student-led conference sharing with you a celebration of their learning. Your child's classroom teacher may reach out to you for an additional parent/teacher conference if they see the need. If that is the case, teachers will be in communication with you to set-up a time to meet virtually for the Parent/Teacher Conference on February 18th or the 21st.

If you do not hear from your teacher, but still want to schedule a time to meet with them, please reach out to schedule a time to meet. Keep in mind that our special education, music, art, physical education, and guidance staff are happy to have a conference with you as well. Feel free to reach out to them to check in on your child's progress in those content areas.
2021-2022 Yearbook Cover has been chosen!
We have a winner!
An ongoing tradition at Magee Elementary is that our 5th graders work collaboratively to create, organize, and publish our annual yearbook. The 5th Grade Yearbook Committee is being led by parent volunteers, Mrs. Amanda Keeling and Mrs. Sandy Aushwitz.

Everyone at Magee was able to vote for the cover they wanted the yearbook to have this year. The yearbook design winner is Alyssa N! Congratulations Alyssa!
Student Council Food Drive
STUDENT COUNCIL
FOOD DRIVE

Student Council is collecting
non-perishable food
February 7th - 11th

Students will add their donations to either the Rams or the Bengals donation box based on who they think will win the Super Bowl!
Notes from Nurse Schuetz
Love your heart!
CLICK HERE for this week's letter.
Magee PTO News

Please click on the image to the left to view the most recent Magee PTO News.


RSVP For Movie Night: Click Here

Movie Night Details: Click Here

Valentine's Notes of Kindness for Staff (Deadline end of day on February 4th): Click Here

Magee PTO Sunshine Committee: February 13th Sign-up: CLICK HERE


Thank you for your on-going support of the Magee School Community!
Upcoming PTO Movie Night
Upcoming PTO Movie Night
We are excited to be hosting another PTO Movie Night in February. Our learners voted for the next movie and it will be Sing 2! We learned a lot from our last movie night. Due to certain things that took place during the last movie night, it is important to keep the following in mind:
  • Families must sit together and parents are responsible for monitoring their child's behavior anywhere in the building.
  • It is movie night. We will be treating our gymnasium like a movie theatre. This means we will follow the norms of a movie theatre. There is no playing during the movie. (gym balls, rock climbing wall, and other items will be shown as off limits during the movie). If this becomes a disruptive issue, there will be a reminder and if it continues, the family may be asked to leave.
  • There will not be an intermission, so feel free to utilize the restrooms and concessions at any time.
Forest 4K at Magee (2022-2023 School Year)
Click on the image below to learn more!
A Message from our Phy. Ed. Teacher Mr. Staver
Hello Magee Families,

We are so excited to be partnering with the American Heart Association for our Kids Heart Challenge event. During the week of January 31st - February 18th, our students will be working on their jump roping skills and developing their overall fitness by increasing their heart rate when it is their week for PE class.. 
As part of the event, you can raise funds for the American Heart Association (through February 18th). Below I have placed the website where more information and donations can be recorded. This year donations will only be through the online process. If you need any assistance please feel free to ask.
There are many “thank you gifts” that your child and class may be interested in, but our main goal is to raise funds to help improve heart research and help those in need. This year, classes will be working together to raise donations and all students in class will receive the same “thank you gift”.  
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at staverj@kmsd.edu. Thank you for making Magee a special place!


Jeremy Staver
Physical Education Teacher
Do you want to be a Guest (Substitute) Teacher?
The Kettle Moraine School District is proud to partner with Teachers On Call to provide exceptional substitute teachers and educational assistants. Teachers On Call invests in their employees, recognizes their achievements, and is committed to the noble purpose of educating our youth.

As a Teachers on Call substitute, you’ll enjoy:
  • Free pre-hire training (for substitute teacher and aide or assistant positions)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Steady, yet flexible, work you can feel good about
  • Weekly pay
  • Your preference of schools

To learn more and apply, click the Teachers on Call image above
Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment
At Magee Elementary School, we welcome our open enrollment families with open arms. Over 30% of our families open enroll to attend Magee Elementary School. That speaks so highly of our teachers, our families, and our culture we have built. Please note that if you are open enrolled at Magee or know of anyone who would like to open enroll, open enrollment begins on February 7th, 2022 with the application period closing at 4:00 PM on April 29th, 2022. For more information about full-time open enrollment, please visit this Wisconsin Department of Public Education information sheet: 2022-2023 Full Time Open Enrollment Regular Application Period for Wisconsin Public Schools.
February:
  • February 1st - February 18th, 2022: Kids Heart Challenge for the American Heart Association
  • February 7th, 2022: PTO Hearts Due Today
  • February 11th, 2022: PTO Sponsored Movie Night
  • February 14th, 2022: Magee Kindness Day Celebration
  • February 15th, 2022: KMSD School Board Meeting
  • February 18th, 2022: PTO Monthly Meeting
  • February 18th, 2022: NO SCHOOL - Professional Learning for Staff
  • February 21st, 2022: NO SCHOOL - Professional Learning for Staff
  • February 25th, 2022: PTO Popcorn Friday
Community Education Update
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,
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Co-Ed Recreational Volleyball - Grades 4-8
Friday night youth volleyball league registration is now open. League play begins March 11 and runs through May 13 at KM High School. Registration deadline is Feb. 19. Register online at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/

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. Join Mrs. Cavanaugh and Ms. Petrie on Mondays at Wales Elementary.  Registration is online at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/

Camp Invention
Summer 2022 Camp Invention will be offered at KM. Students in grades 1-6 will enjoy a week of STEM fun, building and creating. During this dynamic, high-energy program, young innovators will:
• Dive into cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own robotic fish, design and
patent aquatic plants, and take their fish friend home in a mini tank.
• Discover real space exploration technology when they create Spacepacks and AstroArm devices, mine an asteroid and observe erupting ice volcanoes.
• Combine science and art to build their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking,
make spin art and learn how inventions can change the way people create.
• Experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as they design, build and
test their own mega marble arcades.
Early registration discounts available! Register using SUM35 by 02/16 to save $35 off the $270 registration fee. Availability is limited, so visit invent.org/mylocalcamp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

FREE KM GIRLS LACROSSE TRY IT CLINIC 
For Girls Grades 3-8
February 15, 2022 5:30-7p at Wales Elementary 
Please join us for a try it clinic before the Spring season starts. Learn the game rules, positions, and the fundamentals of passing and catching. This free clinic is for new players. Coaches will introduce the game in a fun & interactive manner. Equipment is provided for use during the clinic. Please have your child wear athletic clothing, sneakers, and bring a water bottle & mouth guard. Signed waiver will be provided at sign in. 
Limited space - first come first serve - register at https://www.kmlacrosse.com/girls-youth-try-it-clinic
Contact Heather at 414-380-0040 or heatherrenno@gmail.com with questions.

KM Lacrosse Youth Boys & Girls Spring 
Registration Closes February 8th
Please register your youth player by Tuesday, February 8th. MAYLA (Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association) requires that teams and total number of players be submitted soon after. This applies to both boys and girls at all youth levels.


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