Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November 1, 2019
District News
Child Development Day
Please join us on November 22nd for Whitnall’s annual Child Development Day. 

If you are a Whitnall resident with a 3 year old, please consider attending.  

3 year olds will engage in a developmental screening by trained observers in a natural play setting and receive a health check by the district nurse.

Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about Whitnall Core 4 program and other community agencies.

To reserve your child’s spot, please complete the form .

The Child Development Day will be held at Hales Corners Elementary in the District Early Childhood Room.
Board Brief | October 28
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 October 28 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Wake Up Call
The Hales Corners Health Department, in partnership with Community Alliance, is hosting:
 
WAKE UP CALL
Hales Corners Fire Department
November 16, 2019
Tours at 10 and 11 AM

This interactive life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom displays more than 20 “red flags” that can signal risky behaviors, like drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia, and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. This is a “must-see” for all parents! The presentation is for adults only, 21 years of age and over.
 
*New this year! There is an extensive display of vaping devices, including JUUL. There will be a discussion about the vaping epidemic affecting our youth and tips provided on how to talk to your kids about the health risks of vaping.
 
For more information, call the Health Department at 414-529-6155 or view this flyer .
Whitnall High School
DECA Food Drive
This year’s DECA Food Drive is well under way with a record goal of collecting 30,000 lbs of non­perishable food items for the Hunger Task Force. As a Whitnall School District resident, you should have received a grocery bag and instruction letter containing information on how you can participate. On Saturday, November 2nd, one hundred Whitnall High School DECA members will be coming through your neighborhoods to collect your donations. Please have your bags out at the end of your driveway by 10 AM. DECA will also be accepting donations in the stadium parking lot from 10 AM ­- 3 PM on Saturday, November 2nd. Thank you for participating in this Whitnall High School tradition and helping to feed the needy families of southeastern Wisconsin!
Little Falcon Dance Clinic
On December 20th, the dance team will be hosting a Little Falcon Dance Clinic - Holiday Clinic for children in grades K-5. The children will learn a routine and perform at the basketball game that night. Please see this link   to learn more about this event and access the registration information. 
Dance Team Fundraisers
The Whitnall Dance Team is hosting their annual poinsettia and Colectivo coffee fundraisers to help fund their dance season and just in time for your holiday gifts. Funds raised will be put towards competition outfits and travel expenses as well as supplies. 

Poinsettia Information: please see this   document To place an order, please complete the   link   or complete the information document and send payment to WHS Dance Team by November 6th. Delivery will be the week after Thanksgiving.

To order Colectivo coffee, please complete this google form by November 11th. Delivery will be the week of December 12th

Contact Emily Mayer at   emayer@whitnall.com   if you have any questions about these fundraisers.
AP Exams
AP Exam fees have been posted in Infinite Campus and are due by February 1st. Please contact Rene Freyer at rfreyer@whitnall.com or 414-525-8524 if you need additional time to pay for multiple exams. You have until midnight November 14th to cancel or add an exam without an additional fee. After November 15th, there is a $40 cancellation or late fee. To cancel or add, contact Rene Freyer.
Whitnall Middle School
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are on November 14th from 4 - 8 PM. Conferences are located in the middle school's East and West Gymnasiums.
Basketball & Wrestling
Boys 7th & 8th grade basketball tryouts begin on Monday, November 4th. Sign up in the guidance department.

Wrestling for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students begins on Monday, November 4th. Sign up in the guidance department.
Edgerton Elementary
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 7 from 4 - 6 PM and Friday, November 8, from 12 - 4 PM. Conferences will be by appointment only. You should have received an email from your child’s teacher with instructions on how to sign up for a conference time. Also, please note that Friday, November 8 is a half-day of school for elementary students. Dismissal is at 11:20 AM. There is no YMCA program on half days.
Box Tops for Education
The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages, all box tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Just download the app and scan from your phone. It’s that easy! Click here to learn more. We appreciate your support of this program. It’s a great way to earn money for our school! If you have any clipped box tops at home, please send those in to school. We can still submit them.
PTO Craft and Vendor Fair
Join us for the Edgerton PTO's Annual Craft/Vendor Fair & Kids Holiday Shoppe on Saturday, November 16th. Shop over 40 crafters and vendors from 9 AM - 2 PM. While you shop upstairs, your kids can shop the Kids Holiday Shoppe from 9 AM - 12 PM. There will also be concessions, raffles, a bake sale, and pictures with Santa.
After School Enrichment Opportunity
Chess Scholars will be offering an eight class session on Tuesdays after school beginning December 10th. Click here for registration information.
Hales Corners Elementary
PTO News
Please take a moment to read the November issue of the HCE PTO Scoop HERE .
Community T-Shirts
“Be Brave!” shirts can be worn on Tuesday, November 5. Let’s show our unity!
Construction Update
The north parking lot was paved and striped this week. This is a staff only parking lot. It is NOT a drop off / pick up lot. The drop off / pick up procedure continues in the south lot only.

The sidewalk along the east side of the school is now open. This is the safe path from Godsell Avenue to our front doors on Janesville Road.
Lost & Found
Visit the Lost and Found area during the Parent Teacher Conferences on November 7 and 8. The table will be located in the front (Janesville Road) entrance.