Volume 5 | Issue 15 | November 20, 2020
Please note that, due to Thanksgiving Break, there will be no Connect next Friday, November 27.
District News
Board Agenda | November 23
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for November 23 on our Agendas & Minutes page.
Learning Model Dashboard & Case Data
Our learning model dashboard and our case data can be found by visiting our Reopening Fall 2020 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. Student and staff case data is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
Become a School Board Member - Information Session | December 7
Have you considered becoming a school board member? Click here for details on the upcoming information session.
Free Meal Pick Up (HS, MS, & Distance Learners) | November 23
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners | November 30
Starting November 30th, we will be offering 5 day meal pick up Mondays 11 AM - 12 PM at Door 15 at the high school for those students that are distance learners.

What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the third episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Substitute Training
Do you know of anyone who would like to become a substitute teacher? The district is anticipating shortages in substitute teachers this school year and we can help!
If you hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university you can obtain a three-year short-term substitute license by completing a state-approved educator preparation program. If you are obtaining your substitute license for the first time, the district will reimburse your license cost of $125 after you substitute for the district for the first time during the 2020-2021 school year. To get started, check out these great resources...
CESA 2 offers an online, self-paced course for only $150. Learn more at: https://www.cesa2.org/programs/subtraining/.
CESA 1 hosts periodic training sessions, continues to add more courses, and will meet the needs of any district. Click here for two upcoming CESA 1 classes.
Once you obtain your license, complete the application process with Teachers on Call. If you have questions, please email Karen Gonzalez, Human Resources Manager, at kgonzalez@whitnall.com.
Health Services Update
Click here for a message from our district nurse.
Hales Corners Library
Hales Corners Library will be closed on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26) and open regular hours all other days.
Whitnall High School
Senior Order Week
Seniors - Senior Order Week for your cap/gown and other graduation items is December 7-13. All orders will be online. Watch for more information.
Whitnall Community Comes Through Again!
This year’s Whitnall DECA Food Drive for the Hunger Task Force was forced to go virtual but that did not stop the Whitnall community from raising a total of $6,580.50 for the Hunger Task Force. It is hard to estimate the exact number of families we have helped but this total as well as the nearly 400,000 pounds of food our community has donated since 2004 has had a huge impact on the hunger problems in our community. 

Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. Whitnall is truly all in!

Please take a moment to complete a short survey regarding next year’s food drive. The survey can be found at this link.
Whitnall Middle School
Spirit Wear
WMS PTO is holding their fall school spirit wear sale through Ideal Logo. Orders are accepted through November 24th. Use the  WMS Spirit Wear 2020 link to order.
Eat & Earn
Support the WMS PTO by participating in our Eat and Earn. Café Zupa 11/24, 5–9 PM. Info Here
Edgerton Elementary
Month of Gratitude
Our students and staff have been focusing on the PBIS character trait of gratitude during the month of November. We’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Edgerton community for your support and understanding during this unique school year. We appreciate all you do to help make EES a safe and healthy place to learn. Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
PTO Updates
Craft/Vendor Fair & Kids Holiday Shoppe - This virtual event runs through Saturday, Nov. 21st. Click here to shop our vendors and crafters as well as our Kids Holiday Shoppe

Kringle & Marcus Tickets - Pick up your O&H Kringle and Marcus ticket orders Monday, Nov 23rd 3-5 in the Whitnall Middle School lobby. Orders will not be sent home with students. If you cannot pick up your order on this day, please contact the PTO at edgertonpto@gmail.com

December Meeting - The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM. A link for the meeting will be emailed to PTO members and posted on the EES PTO Facebook page closer to the date. 

Like us on Facebook - Stay in touch with what is happening with the PTO and any special announcements by liking our Facebook page.
Hales Corners Elementary
Community T-Shirt Payments
Community t-shirt payments are due by November 30. The cost is $4 and should be sent in an envelope indicating t-shirt payment, the child’s name and teacher. If mailing payment, please send it to Hales Corners Elementary, ATTN: Mrs. Leonard, 11320 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners, WI 53130.
PTO Meeting Recap
At each PTO meeting, we share a School Report to the PTO. The November 2020 report is linked here.
Student Safety
Parents/guardians are parking in posted no parking zones when dropping off and picking up their students. On Janesville Road, there is no parking from 112th Street to the exit of our parking lot. If you are parking on Godsell Avenue or a side street, your child should only be crossing by the crossing guard. Crossing mid street or between buses has been observed. A few extra steps to the crossing guard is the safest route. Your actions can model safe behavior for your child.