March 2019
Dear Families,

A message regarding paying with a credit card online...

"There is no convenience fee charged on any recurring payment. When the parent sets it up, they choose the frequency (or balance threshold for Food Service payments) and enter start/end date. The soonest, start date the parent can begin a recurring payment is the next day. So, for example, if I notice that my student's POS account is low today and I add money, that transaction would incur a convenience fee. I then set up a recurring payment beginning tomorrow so that any time the balance reached below $10, a $25 payment is made. Any future payments made as a part of the recurring payment would not charge a convenience fee."

For first trimester, we sent report cards home and asked parents to sign the slip of paper and return. Our goal for this is to ignite conversation between you and your child(ren). You are incredibly important to your child's education. We want to continue to keep the communication lines open for the best interest of your child's growth. Trimester 2 report cards will go home on Thursday, March 14. Please sign the slip and return the slip back to school.

We are really excited for our celebration on Friday, March 8th from 9:00-11:00 am! If you are planning to attend, please send the bottom of the form to your child's teacher. We look forward to celebrating our learning with you!

Students who are eating breakfast at school are welcomed into the building starting at 7:33. This allows twenty minutes to the time classes start at 7:53. If you are dropping your child off, please plan to drop them off early enough that they have time to eat their breakfast. We are being very cognizant of time with the expectation of classes starting at 7:53. If they are not to their classrooms by then, they will be marked tardy (with some exceptions). If you have any questions, please reach out and I'd be happy to discuss this with you.
Mrs. Julie Schmidt, Principal
(920) 928-3136 ext. 2600
Important Upcoming Dates/Events
School Events/Dates
  • March 7: End of 2nd Trimester
  • March 8: (REVISED DATE) Dr. Seuss' ABC Celebration 9-11 am; Parents Invited! This is a half day for students, dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
  • March 10: Daylight Savings Time, don't forget to set your clocks one hour ahead
  • March 14 and 19: Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • March 15: PTO Movie Night at SAGES 5:30 pm
  • March 17: Music Bowl-a-thon for WASD families Sign up here
  • March 20: School-wide AG Day
  • March 25-29: No School, Spring Break

Save the Date :
  • April 15: Friends of SAGES Banquet (For more information, click here.)
  • April 19 and April 22: NO SCHOOL, Easter break
  • April 25: School-wide Earth Day event
PTO/Student Council Dance
Thank you so much to all that made this night possible from the amazing PTO parent volunteers to the Student Council Members and Ms. Berry. The kids had a great time running, dancing, and laughing!
We Love Celebrating our Learning!
SAGES' learners celebrated 100th ( and 101st) day of school!
"The best part of 100th day for third grade learners was making our one hundredth day trail mix which we represented with a multiplication expression (4x25). The other best part of 100th day was doing a 100th day probability activity that included flipping a penny one hundred times."
~Mrs. Vree
"Second grade learners wrote stories about if they were 100 what would they be doing. There were so many really cute stories. We also used the Aging Booth app to take pictures of what they might look like when they are 100! We did la lot of counting to 100--with the Macarena song, and with groups of 10 and exercising."
~Mrs. Smith
"Kindergarten celebrated the 101st day of school by dressing like dalmatians. It was almost too much cuteness for one room.  We also hunted for 101 dalmatians hiding in our classroom, made a special 101 piece puppy snack, and wrote stories about what they would be like when they are 100 years old."
~Mrs. Panzer
A Salute to Supporters of our School
March 14th is National Ag Day, so for this month’s Meet SAGES' Learning Partner feature, we thought it appropriate to highlight a local farmer and strong SAGES’ supporter — Jonathan Gibbs!

Mr. Gibbs farms with his dad just minutes away from SAGES, east on County Highway A. His farm’s proximity to school, plus Jonathan’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for agriculture have been a real asset. With little hesitation, he has helped us realize success on numerous occasions across the years. He has served as an Ag Day presenter multiple times, “harvested” samples of soybean plants and corn stalks from his fields for classroom lessons, and provided equipment that helped us get big jobs done more efficiently. In fact, his skidsteer has made a few different trips into town for anything from clearing sod at the Community Garden to transplanting our five apple trees.

Mr. Gibbs’ support goes beyond his time and tools. Over the years, Jonathan and his wife, Karen, have also generously gifted items they noticed we could use, such as a Canon digital camera, Rock-the-Bike bicycle blender kit, science table, and Can-o-worms composter. He has participated in and secured sponsors for our SAGES Foundation Golf Outing, plus offers his “expert advice” at no charge to our Ag Teacher.

Mr. Gibbs, we appreciate what you do for agriculture on a daily basis and all the ways you’ve helped SAGES learners “grow! ” No doubt you’ve helped “cultivate” future agriculturists! Thank you!

For additional background, read the “Q&A” with Mr. Gibbs on our website .
S chool for Ag ricultural & E nvironmental S tudies ( S AG E S )
PHONE: (920) 928-3136 | FAX: (920) 928-2284
Cultivating Inquiry. Growing Minds.
Walls Optional.