Volume 3 | Issue 3 | August 31 , 2018
District News
2018-19 Parent Learning Academy
We will be continuing the Parent Learning Academy this year. We will be holding our first Parent Learning Academy on Wednesday, September 5  at 6:30 PM  in the Community Board Room Our topic is school safety, and we will be focusing on some of the physical safety measures in the district including new visitor check-in procedures, traffic protocols, and safety grant upgrades. Please mark your calendars. For those unable to attend, we are planning on recording the meeting. We would like to gather any questions or concerns you may have prior to September 5, so we can try to address them at the meeting. Please submit here .
Annual Notices
The district is required to annually communicate important polices and procedures impacting student and employee safety, responsibilities, and rights. Here is a link to those policies, which can be found at any time under Families on the district site.
Hales Corners Library
Stay up to date with programs at the Hales Corners Library. Their weekly newsletter can be found here !
Whitnall High School
Grade 12
To qualify for early release / late start (open campus), this form must be completed and returned to the high school office. Our first grade 12 class meeting will be on September 4th during Falcon time (2:15-2:45) so there will not be early release for any students during this period on the first day of school.
Schedule Changes
All schedule changes must be requested prior to September 4th. Students must email or call Lori Weiland ( lwieland@whitnall.com / 414.525.8524) to set up an appointment with their counselor.
Photo Day
Did you miss our school photo day? The second photo opportunity is coming up in October (exact date to be determined).
Yearbook
Order the yearbook before September 1st and get the low price of only $60! To order, go here .
Become a Host Family
Whitnall AFS is looking for any families in the district who might be interested in hosting an exchange student for this school year. It is a rewarding experience for both the host family and the exchange student. Not sure about committing for the entire school year? Consider being a Welcome Family for a few weeks for a student until s/he is placed in a longterm family. If interested, please contact Sara Brand at sbrand@whitnall.com .
Whitnall Falcon Booster Club
Whitnall Falcon Booster Club (WFBC) would like to welcome all the new freshman families to WHS! As always, WFBC is looking to grow our ideas and our community. We would like to invite all parents to our first meeting of the school year: Sept. 4th at 7 PM in the Library.   

What is WFBC? - We are a parent run organization with a mission to positively impact every WHS student. The WFBC is NOT a booster club dedicated to sports alone. We are dedicated to providing the little and not so little extras that make every student's high school memories ones that will last a lifetime. Two of the major events sponsored, which every student has the opportunity to take advantage of during their high school years, are the homecoming festivities and the junior/senior post prom.  

We would love for you to join us as we kick off the new school year. Come and see what we are all about!

You can also check out our new website at   www.whitnallfalconboosterclub.org , where you can now complete your membership online! If you haven't renewed your membership and wish to send the form to school, you can still do so. Membership will also be at the football game tonight! Go Falcons!! 

If you have any questions or can't make it and would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact Nicole Bartkowiak (President) at Whitnallboosterclub@gmail.com
Whitnall Middle School
Athletic Registration
Playing a sport at WMS this fall, winter, or spring? All registration materials are available online currently under the STUDENTS tab.
Important Dates
September 4th
First day of school with all students! The building is open at 7:35 AM for all students looking forward to the first day!

September 10th
Meet your WMS administration team from 5:00-6:00 PM. Just come in the main doors and administration will help guide you to our meeting spot!
Drop Off & Pick Up
WMS drop off and pick up has changed this school year. Please see the map attached HERE for the parent pick up / drop off, as well as the bus pick up / drop off.
Edgerton Elementary
After School Programs
Mad Science will be offering a 6 week program on Fridays after school beginning on September 21st. This program is led by trained instructors and will include topics such as entomology, physics, special effects, geology, and more. For more information and the registration form, click here .

Futura Language Professionals will also be offering a Spanish language class on Mondays after school beginning October 15th. This will be a 16 week program. Click here for more information.
Adventure is Calling!
Come and see what Cub Scouts is all about. You are invited to join Pack 574 at Edgerton Elementary on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 PM in the main gym. If you have questions, please contact Anne Snieg or Jessie Olin at eespack574@gmail.com
PTO Back to School Picnic
The Edgerton PTO will be hosting a back to school picnic on Friday, September 7 after school on the Edgerton playground. Food and beverages will be available for sale. All families are welcome to join in on the fun to start the school year. Our picnic can't run without your help. If you are able to volunteer for a shift, please click here to sign up.
First Day of School
The first day of school for all elementary students is Tuesday, September 4, 2018. School begins at 8:30 AM and all students will meet their teachers on the playground for the first two days of school.
Hales Corners Elementary
Community T-shirts
Thanks to the many parents who have ordered their child’s HCE community t-shirt. We want EVERY child to have a t-shirt, so we need your help to order the correct size. The cost is $3 or we can assist with the payment. Please follow the link HERE . We are planning to have the t-shirts tie dyed and ready for our kick-off assembly in early September.
What Time Does School Start?
Please ensure that your child arrives to school by 8:35 AM. Supervision begins on the west playground at 8:20 AM on days without rain or temperatures below 0 degrees. Please don’t drop students off in the parking lot before you see the HCE staff on duty. Starting school on time helps the child transition into their school day with ease. If you arrive after 8:40 AM, you must come to the Godsell Avenue entrance and bring your child inside to sign them in. Students are marked tardy if they arrive at 8:40 AM or later.
Drop Off & Pick Up
Please follow the car drop off / pick up procedure linked HERE to keep all children safe. Entering the parking lot off of Janesville Road and proceeding in one of the two lanes takes you to the gate. Follow the directions of the staff member to move to the Safety Sidewalk. Children should enter or exit the car at the passenger side. While the line may look long, this area will clear within 15 minutes from the start of the school day or at dismissal. The Godsell Avenue (north) side of HCE is where buses, daycare vans, and those with handicapped placards drop students off. If you want to bring your child to the north side of the school, you must park or drop off in a legal area. Double parking or using our neighbors driveways is illegal.

Students who are dropped off should assemble on the WEST playground. Early Childhood and K4 assemble in the gym lobby (glass doors). Grades K5 and 2 enter DOOR 10. Grades 1, 3, 4, 5 enter DOOR 12.
After School Activities
Keep your eye on this LINK for after school activities and sign up information about before and after school care offered by the YMCA.