Volume 2 | Issue 31 | March 29 , 2018
Due to spring break, there will be no Connect next week.
We hope everyone has a safe and happy spring break!
District News
Don't forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Today is the last day to early vote for Hales Corners residents. Tomorrow is the last day to early vote for Greenfield and Franklin residents. To early vote, you must go to your municipal clerk's office.

If you want to request an absentee ballot online , you must do so by 5 PM today . 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:
Franklin -  http://bit.ly/2udD9cN
Greenfield -  http://bit.ly/2eoOBq4
Hales Corners -  http://bit.ly/2uasY8L

For all of the information related to our referendum, visit this page. If you missed the segment that WISN did on our referendum this week, check it out here !

Below are some links to help you through the voting process:
Board Brief | March 26
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 March 26 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Please note that the April 9 board meeting has been moved to April 16.
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.

  • Volunteer to work with school-based groups concerning violence prevention.
  • Talk with the parents of your child's friends. Discuss how you can team up to ensure your children's safety.
Spring Break Offerings at Hales Corners Library
Click here for all of the programs being offered at Hales Corners Library over spring break!
State Testing
State testing will be occurring throughout the district April 12 - April 24. Please see this parent letter for more information.
Whitnall High School
Whitnall Gives Back Week
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who provided donations and attended events to help make the first annual Whitnall Gives Back Week a success! Your donated toiletry products will enable us to provide many necessary items to students in need throughout the district. The generous donations raised at our Mr. Falcon event totaled over $1,100.00 which will benefit the Whitnall Resource Closet and the Sojourner Family Peace Center. Our student council also held a very successful hair donation drive to help children suffering from hair loss due to illness.  We are proud to announce that we reached our fundraising goals, which meant students got to  partici pate in a staff vs. student basketball game and see teacher Cody Smith do an award winning ribbon dance. While this great week is coming to an end, your donations will continue to benefit those in need! Thanks again for your support!
Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad
The monthly parent meeting, Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad, will be Monday, April 9 at 7 AM in the District Office.
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
The next PTO meeting is April 11 at 7 PM in the WMS Library.

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
Box Tops
Please continue to save your Box Tops for Education! Our next prize drawing will be held on Friday, April 20. For a complete listing of participating products, click here . Thanks for your continued support!
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!
After School Enrichment Activity
Chess Scholars is offering an 8 week spring session beginning on Tuesday, April 17. Class will be held in the EES library from 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM. Develop your child's intellect through the fun game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. For registration information, click on the link: EES Spring 2018 Chess Scholars Flyer
Hales Corners Elementary
Flat Falcon and Spring Break
We hope that our students will find time to complete the flat falcon project over spring break. The directions came home on Wednesday. Have a safe spring break!