Volume 3 | Issue 28 | March 1, 2019
District News
Duffy Celebration of Life - How to Prepare Your Child
Please view this document , which provides information on preparing your child for the Duffy Celebration of Life being held tomorrow.
Contact Preferences in Infinite Campus
Please review our Parent Portal User Guide for Infinite Campus. On page 13, you will find a guide on how to enter your contact information and how to set preferences for how you receive school and district messages.
Board Brief | February 25
Board briefs are simple summaries of our board meetings. Without having to labor through or wait for the comprehensive board minutes, you can access what changes the board approved at each of their meetings! The latest board brief (for the February 25 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Follow Up from Instrumental Program Meeting
Thank you to all our music staff, administrators, board members, and parents who attended the instrumental program meeting on Thursday, February 28. The intent was to share information regarding our K-12 music program and factors at each of the developmental levels related to programming, scheduling, and staffing. The common goal is to create the very best music program and experience for our students. As shared last evening, we will continue to gather stakeholder input as we consider options for how to move forward. The topic will be on the agenda for the March 11 BOE workshop meeting. Below is the presentation, a Q & A from last night, and an opportunity to submit additional questions.  

Click here to view the presentation.
Click here to review answers to questions submitted by those in attendance.
Click here to submit additional questions.
Hales Corners Library Event
The annual Tastes of Hales Corners Wine & Beer Tasting – a fundraiser for the library’s summer reading programs and clubs – is coming up on March 7. Attached flyer has details.
Measles and Influenza
Please read the following two letters regarding recent outbreaks.

Whitnall High School
Wake Up Call
Check out this flyer about Wake Up Call , an exhibit for parents to see the red flags that signal drug and alcohol use in a teen's bedroom. The exhibit will be open during the high school's parent teacher conferences.
London Trip
For spring break 2020, the English Department is planning a trip for juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) to London and the surrounding areas. The trip is for students interested in literature, authors, culture, and traveling. Students should see Mrs. Burgad for further information. A parent informational meeting will be held in Room 220 on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 PM. 
Spring Musical - It's Opening Weekend!
Whitnall Theatre's spring show is You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown !

SHOW DATES: MARCH 1, 2, 8 & 9 AT 7 PM, MARCH 3 AT 2 PM

You can get your tickets here: https://whitnall.seatyourself.biz
Whitnall Middle School
Seeking Career Day Volunteers
WMS is holding a Career Day for 8th graders on Friday, March 22 from 9 AM - 12 PM. We are currently seeking volunteer presenters. Click here to see a list of desired sessions. If you are available and interested, please fill out this form . We would like to have all volunteers committed to our Career Day by Friday, March 8. 
March 12 Conferences
Please add our parent teacher conferences to your calendar. We would love to see you! Also, WMS will be launching a Learner Profile station for families to stop at prior, after, or during!
Edgerton Elementary
Whitnall Youth Baseball Registration
Please note that the in-person registration scheduled for Saturday, March 2 from 9 - 11 AM will be held at Edgerton Elementary, not Whitnall Middle School.
Edgerton Spirit Week
Edgerton’s student council has organized a spirit week for March 4-8. Please click here for all of the details. In addition, the student council would like to thank all EES families for their generous support of our penny drive to benefit the family of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner.
PTO Movie Night
Join us for a family movie night at Edgerton Elementary. Ralph Breaks the Internet will be shown at 6:45 PM on Friday, March 8 in the Edgerton Gym. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Movie Night Flyer
PTO Meeting and Principal Chat
The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 at 7 PM in the EES Library. Mr D’Acquisto will be available before the meeting from 6:30 - 7:00 PM to answer any questions you may have about EES current events, curriculum, etc. We hope you can join us!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 from 4 - 6 PM and Friday, March 15 from 12 - 4 PM. Conferences will be by appointment only. Next week, you will receive more information from your child’s teacher about signing up for a conference time.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
A huge crane has been on site now placing beams for the roof structure. We are hearing some new sounds as the decking is secured. The weekly construction updates from CG Schmidt are linked HERE .
Grade 4 Concert
Grade 4 students will perform their vocal music concert Thursday, March 7. Please join us in the big gym at 6 PM!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Planning for parent teacher conferences is underway. You should have received information from your child’s teacher. Conferences are scheduled for March 13 from 4 - 6 PM and March 15 from 12 - 4 PM.
Yearbook Orders
Yearbook orders will be accepted in the office until 3:30 Monday, March 4. Orders received after that time will be returned.
HCE spiritwear is for sale! The spiritwear order information is HERE . The sale ends promptly at 11:59 PM Sunday, March 3. Show your support for our Whitnall community!