Weekly Message from Principal Nies

Happy Friday Magee Families:


I have been out all week due to COVID and I thank you for your patience if you have been waiting to hear back from me. I look forward to returning to Magee on Tuesday.


I woke up Tuesday to the news of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.  As an elementary school principal, it weighs heavy on my heart that another elementary school and their community had to experience such a tragic event. My heart goes out to all of the families and the Uvalde community who now have a tragic mark engraved in their life story. 


For your reassurance and peace of mind, our school has secured entrances, monitoring cameras, alarm systems, and increased lines of sight for administration and administrative assistants. We also employ a visitor check system called Raptor, where non-km staff visitors and students need to submit photo IDs prior to entering a building. Raptor performs a background check on all visitors before we allow them in the building. Those visitors have a name badge sticker, if there is an issue with the visitor, law enforcement is notified electronically. 


From a training side, all staff members are trained every year with ALICE training, a national organization that trains staff to react to a series of challenges that might face both staff and students. We also partner with the Waukesha County Sheriff department and have a school resource officer in our district. Since the beginning of ALICE training, we have also received Department of Justice grants to maintain updates for safety and security. Students are trained in lockdown and evacuation procedures as well every year.


If you see something that doesn't seem right, say something.  Contact me, the district office or our School Resource Office at 262-968-6200 ext. 4005. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can also contact Speak Up, Speak Out Wisconsin at 1-800-697-8761, or use their online tip form.


When events like this happen, our learners may ask questions especially to their parents.  As a parent/guardian, you can reach out to our School Counselor for advice on how to speak with your child about these tragic events. You can also view this resource from the National Association of School Psychologists for tips on how to talk to your children about violent tragedies. 


No matter what it is that we are doing each and every day at Magee, safety is our number one priority and it is engraved in everything that we do.  Years of research has been done proving that the simple act of making sure all kids identify that they belong and are connected to their school community increases safe learning environments for continued social and emotional growth as well as academic growth and achievement. The research has also proven that belonging and having connection to school cuts back on behavioral problems, disruption, school violence, bullying, etc. So not only is our job to help our learners academically grow, we are continuously working on making sure that every child and adult in our building belongs and is connected to our school community.


Today, I wanted to share just some of the ways we continue to make our Magee a safe learning environment for everyone. The following are some of the ways we reach out to each child to make sure they belong and are connected to our community. 

  • Community building at the beginning and end of the day (all class morning and afternoon meetings)
  • All School morning announcements
  • Student Shout-Outs
  • Weekly instruction around habits of mind and how they align with self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
  • Restorative practices with students when there is a conflict between students
  • Open door policy with our school counselor, school psych, principal, teachers
  • Regular guidance lessons around safety, bullying, etc.
  • Whole school events to celebrate each other and our community
  • Weekly meeting between School Principal, School Nurse, School Counselor, School Psych, and Mental Health Coordinator to identify students who may need additional support and a plan of support put into place.
  • Small groups that meet with School Counselor and School Psych on a variety of topics (family divorce, death of a family member, peer conflict, etc.)
  • Big Buddies (K5 and 5th Grade)
  • Our student management (discipline practices) are aligned with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) as well as aligned with compassionate discipline


As we go into Memorial Day, we will be honoring all of our military members who have died while serving in our U.S. forces. So, if you are willing, while we take a moment this weekend to remember those who died while serving in our U.S. forces let's also take a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the 27 school shootings that have taken place this year.  


Thank you for helping us create a such a strong and positive community at Magee.  We are truly blessed to have such a special school to be a part of each and every day.


As always if you have any questions or would like to meet with me, schedule a time: ​Click Here to Schedule a Meeting with Me


Wishing you a restful and relaxing weekend.


Take Care and Be Well:

Justin S. Nies and the Magee Team

Magee Field Day is fast approaching!

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 (Rain Date: June 6th)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are excited for our upcoming field day. Field day is an on-going annual tradition at Magee and this year it just so happens to fall around the date where we finish our One School, One Book "Kenny and the Dragon". With that, we are working on our traditional field games and putting a "medieval" twist to them. Here are a couple things for parents to keep in mind:

  • You are welcome to join your child(ren) during their field day times. Field Day is on Friday, June 3rd and starts at 12:00 PM. If you plan on joining the event, you will need to sign in at the office and can then venture outside to the fun.
  • If you are curious about the games during field day, please visit the game descriptions here: Field Day Games.
  • We will be keeping an eye on the weather during the entire week. If the weather is forecasting a high percentage of rain by Thursday, June 2nd at 12 PM - we will reschedule Field Day for Monday, June 6th. An email will be sent out through Infinite Campus if we need to postpone Field Day until Monday, June 6th.
  • We are always open to family members volunteering during Field Day. If you would like to do so, please let Mr. Nies know.

Summer Library Program

Notes from Nurse Schuetz


Just keep swimming!

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Magee PTO News

ORDER NOW ONLINE!! SCHOOL SUPPLY KIT SALE

(all kits filled according to teacher approved supply lists for 22-23 school year) 


Sale sheets are in your kids Friday Folders and Facebook posts are on the Magee PTO & Magee Elementary pages. 4K through 5th grade packs will be available. (4K Forest will not be included in this sale. 4K Forest families will be contacted directly regarding needed supplies)

ONLINE ORDER LINK

SUPPLY ORDER FLYER


Please use the following school code for online orders : MAG071

Annual ME PTO Surveys

Please take a minute to complete them!

There were a lot of new exciting events mixed with Magee traditions this year. We value feedback and suggestions, as it helps us plan for next year or make changes. Please take a moment to fill out the two short surveys below, by Friday 6/3. 


Questions? Feel free to contact Sarah Davis at MageePTO1@gmail.com. Thank you!  


PTO Meeting Survey


PTO Event Survey

The Magee PTO had their election and the results are in.  Congratulations to the following as they enter onto the Magee PTO Board. We look forward to another exciting school year working together!


Co-Presidents

Sarah Davis and Erika Emanuele


Vice President

Jamie Weinkauf


Co-Treasurers

Sarah Marquardt and Sarah Standish


Co-Secretaries

Amy Heding and Kristin Schroedl


PR & Volunteer Recruitment Committee Chair 

Lisa Wenzler

KMMS School Supply Kit

ATTENTION 5th Grade Parents 


Please see the attached flyer to order a supply kit for your middle school student.  


KMMS PTO's  EPI school supply sale is live and online. You may wish to order the majority of your students supplies now rather than spending time shopping for them in the summer months. Orders will be delivered to KMMS in mid-August for pick up. This is the link for our sale. Our school code is KET015.  There is an extended order window through June 30th.


KMMS School Supply List


Spots in our 4K and 5K are filling up fast!

5K in Kettle Moraine

Children who are 5 years old on or before September 1 may attend kindergarten this fall in the Kettle Moraine School District. The kindergarten program is held from 8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (except Thursdays with an Early Release at 3:05 p.m.) at every elementary school in the district. Where you live will determine which school your child will attend. Learn more about 5K!


4K in Kettle Moraine

Children who are four years old on or before September 1 may attend 4K beginning in the fall in the Kettle Moraine School District. Classes begin at 8:20 and run until 11:05. Classes are offered at four school sites and several community partner sites. Learn more about 4K!

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

May:

  • May 30th, 2022: No School - Memorial Day
  • May 31st, 2022: 5th Grade Track Meet (Rain Date: June 1st)


June: (You read that correctly!)

  • June 3rd, 2022: One School, On Book Wrap-up Field Day (Start time: 12:00 PM)
  • June 6th, 2022: Rain Date for One School, One Book Wrap-up Field Day
  • June 7th, 2022: 5th Grade Promotion/Graduation Ceremony (2:00 PM at Magee Elementary School)
  • June 8th, 2022: Half Day of School
  • June 8th, 2022: Last Day of School
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,

visit www.kmsd.edu/communityed.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Girls Summer Basketball Camp Grades 3-8

This camp will focus on offensive/defensive fundamentals with plenty of competitions to win free gear. KM Varsity Coaching staff and players will instruct campers in station work and one-on-one instruction. Camp will be held June 20-23.  Grade based on 2021-22 school year. Click to register for Grades 3-5 or Grades 6-8


Boys Summer Basketball Camps Grade 3-8

Registration is now open for two week camps being offered this summer by the high school varsity coaching staff and players.  Handle with Care will run 6/20-6/23 and  the Laser Way Academy camp will run 7/18-7/21 both in the afternoons at the high school.  Register online at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/


High School Dance Team- KM Laserettes  

Did you miss tryouts for next year’s high school dance team?  Contact kmhsdanceteam@gmail.com to set up a makeup tryout.

 

Little Lasers Cheerleading Fall 2022 Grades K-5

The Little Lasers Cheer program is for students entering grades K-5 in the fall.  This no-cut sport develops safe cheerleading skills for the purposes of performing on the sidelines at football games.  Practices are once per week with game performances on Saturday mornings August through October.  Sign up online at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/

Enrollment is limited.

 

Fall 2022 Youth Volleyball Grades 1-4

Students who will be entering grades 1-4 are invited to attend our fall volleyball training.  High school Coach Petersen will be offering skills/drills and mini league play to improve and learn the game of volleyball.  Join us Friday nights this fall at the high school for training.  Registration is available online at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/

 

Adult Tennis-

Ladies join us on Wednesday nights for summer recreational fun.  League play will be May 25-end of August.  Gather your neighbors and friends for a night out.  Sign up today at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/

 

Summer Volleyball Camps

Community Education is pleased to announce several volleyball camps in July for grades K-8 (based on the 21-22 school year).  High School Girls Varsity Coach Peterson will lead the camps to offer a variety of individual skill drills as well as game play to increase the talents of all participants.  Sign up online at https://kmsd.revtrak.net/rwcommunityeducation/


COMMUNITY EVENTS & 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.


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