Volume 2 | Issue 30 | March 23 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
At our Monday district professional learning day, Sergeant Lindstrom from the Greenfield Police Department spoke with our staff about school safety. In addition to sharing our school partnership, he also answered questions for staff members. Remember that our April 10 Parent Learning Academy will be focused on school safety.  

On Thursday, we held our last referendum informational session and had our largest turnout yet. We heard great questions and saw great engagement from our district residents. Please remember to absentee vote, if you will be out of town on April 3. Further details about absentee voting can be found below.  

The calendar turned to spring this past week, and spring sports are getting underway. It looks like we might miss the pending snowfall.

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Referendum Email List
If you would like to be added to an email list that receives updates related to our facilities planning and referendum, fill out this form !
Absentee Voting
If you will be out of town on April 3rd, be sure to vote absentee!

To absentee vote in person, you must go to your municipal clerk's office. For Franklin residents: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Absentee voting ends on March 30th. For Greenfield residents: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. Absentee voting ends on March 30th. For Hales Corners residents: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. Absentee voting ends on March 29th. Be sure to bring a valid photo ID.

To request a ballot online, go to www.myvote.wi.gov. All the way to the right of the site's top menu is Vote Absentee. Click this menu item and follow the directions to request an absentee ballot. Check out our video on requesting a ballot online ( http://bit.ly/2pBaXer ), which walks you through the process step by step! Please note that you must request your ballot prior to 5 PM on March 29th and that completed ballots must be received by 8 PM on election day.

To request a ballot in writing, access your municipal clerk's contact information. Franklin: http://bit.ly/2udD9cN . Greenfield: http://bit.ly/2IFtFdv . Hales Corners: http://bit.ly/2GhfSvk .

For more information on absentee voting in each municipality:
Greenfield - http://bit.ly/2eoOBq4
Hales Corners - http://bit.ly/2uasY8L
Board Agenda | March 26
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the board agenda for March 26 on our Agendas & Minutes page . On that same page, you can also find the agenda for a Finance and Facilities Committee meeting, which will take place at 6 PM prior to the board meeting.
Safety Tips
As school safety has moved to the forefront of our concerns and conversations, we have decided to introduce this recurring Connect item that offers safety tips for parents each week. These tips are courtesy of the Greenfield Police Department.

  • Listen to your child if he or she shares concerns about friends who may be exhibiting troubling behaviors. Share this information with a trusted professional, such as the school psychologist, principal, or teacher.
  • Be involved in your child's school life by supporting and reviewing homework, talking with his or her teacher(s), and attending school functions such as parent conferences, open houses, and PTO meetings.
  • Encourage your child to engage in before and after school programs.
Lego Club at Hales Corners Library
The Hales Corners Library has a Lego Club meeting on Monday, March 26. There’s still room for registration! For more information, view this flyer .
 
Please note that the Hales Corners Library is open regular hours on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. The library is closed Easter Sunday, April 1.
IEP Survey
Attention Special Education Parents:

Each year, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) surveys families of students with IEPs. Locally, each district participates in the survey once every five years. Whitnall is scheduled to participate during this school year, between February and June.

This survey is part of a federal data collection that measures parent perception of the IEP process and parent involvement. Locally, the information will be used to review our practices and plan for improvements.

You should have received an email last Friday with an individual code for accessing the survey. If you did not receive the email or have experienced difficulties, please email jwinter@whitnall.com
Whitnall Youth Football and Cheerleading
Click here for registration information for Whitnall Youth Football and Cheerleading! The registration deadline is April 30.
Whitnall High School
Whitnall Gives Back Week
The week of March 26, high school students will participate in the Whitnall Gives Back spirit week sponsored by the student council. For more information, please see the event flyer here .
AP Exams - Last Chance to Register
It's the last chance to register for AP exams. Here is the the 2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents with useful information. To register for the exam, use this Google form . Fees will be collected through IC. Mandatory AP Pre-Administration sessions will be held the week of April 16th. Please contact rfreyer@whitnall.com with any questions. Registrations and payments are due by March 26.
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
The next PTO meeting is April 11 at 7 PM.

8th grade learners will be participating in Forward testing during the week of April 16. 6th and 7th grade learners will be participating in Forward testing during the week of April 23.

The 7th grade New York trip is scheduled for April 17 through April 20.
Track Sign Up
Sign up for track has begun. Packets are available in the middle school office. The first practice will take place on April 9 and the first meet will take place on April 19.
Edgerton Elementary
PTO Restaurant Fundraiser
The PTO will be sponsoring a fundraiser at the newest pizza place in Hales Corners, 9th Slice Pizza. This fun evening is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 from 4:00 - 9:00 PM. Take the night off from cooking, get some pizza, and socialize with other EES families. Many thanks to the PTO and all the volunteers who plan these events which in turn support our students.
Book Swap
Edgerton Elementary will be hosting a book swap in June. If you have any gently used children’s books your family is no longer reading, please consider donating them to the book swap. With enough donations, every child at EES will take home new and exciting books for their summer reading! Donations may be dropped off at the Edgerton office during regular school hours.
Color Run
Our 2nd annual color run is on its way! The event last year was such a success that we are bringing it back in a bigger and better way. Look for more information coming home soon. Please mark down these important dates.

  • Friday, 4/13 - Kick off with an all school assembly
  • Monday 4/16 - Friday 5/18 - Family fundraising fun
  • Thursday, 5/24 - COLOR RUN!
All School Zoo Field Trip
Edgerton is planning an all school field trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Friday, June 1. We will need many parent chaperones to join us that day. If you think you might like to join us, please be sure to complete the Volunteer Application and Consent Form . Your approved application is valid for three years.  
Hales Corners Elementary
Flat Falcon
We are safe, respectful, and responsible… even on spring break! The Whitnall mascot, Flash, will visit HCE next week! Flash will drop off the “Flat Falcon” project directions and a small Falcon attached to the directions. Check your child’s backpack next week for information about this project, which is HCE’s version of the “Flat Stanley” project.  
Organ Piper Fundraiser
Need a break from cooking? You can support the HCE PTO by eating in or having carryout from Organ Piper on March 27 and 28. We will earn 20% of the purchases to use for school programs and events. The coupon is linked HERE .
School Report
Please take a moment to read the HCE School Report to the PTO . We shared this report at the March 20 PTO meeting.