Principal

Principal: Mrs. Wendy Tindall

    

 

 

Family Newsletter

March 2019

Somers Families,

Thank you for dedicating time to your student’s conference.  Conferences are always an exciting time for us to share progress and highlight how you can reinforce learning at home.  It sounds so simple and is an easy habit to strengthen…READ MORE.  Reading with your child is a strong indicator of school success. It is important to have your child share his/her reading with you. When adults get excited about reading, so do our kids.  We also have many online learning programs that your student can access at home.

This month we begin state standardized testing called Wisconsin Forward. Students in grades 3 and 5 test in Math and Reading. This is our state’s annual measure of progress.  It is important to remember this is one measure, not the only measure. Students in grade 4 test in Math, Reading, Social Studies, and Science.  Be aware of the testing schedule that is communicated in the classroom weekly updates.  Getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, and using encouraging words get kids in the right mindset have a positive impact. We emphasize to our students that daily learning, practice, feedback, and monitoring progress within their action plan to their goals are important to make progress.

Daily attendance including being on time to school is an expectation.  As the winter gets longer…and spring break seems far off, please prioritize school.  You can review KUSD’s attendance policy https://www.kusd.edu/departments/school-leadership/attendance.

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is open.  All students MUST be registered.  Students will be placed on a class list AFTER the student has been registered. You will find the process at https://www.kusd.edu/registration.  If you have a new, 4K, or Kindergarten student, complete online registration AND bring necessary documents to the main office.  If your student attends on an affidavit, a new one must be completed yearly https://www.kusd.edu/registration/registration-forms.

The STOPiT app is open for Somers Elementary.  Our code is SOEL2019.  Utilizing STOPiT is a way for anyone to report an incident of any sort.  We teach our students through lessons to “Stop, Walk, Talk,” and “See Something, Say Something.” We teach the difference between mean, rude, and bullying behaviors.  All adults at Somers are available to all who need to talk or report an incident.

Quarter 3 ends on March 28th.  There is no school on March 29th.

The March SSC meeting will be held on March 19th at 6:00 in the library.   Tryouts for the student variety show are held on March 21st and 22nd.  Somers night at Monkey Joe’s is on March 28th from 4-7.

Be sure to check out our website https://www.kusd.edu/somers/for our weekly Eagle Report, student and parent resources, classroom newsletters, and updates.  If you have questions, feel free to call.  Enjoy your long weekend,

Wendy Tindall

Principal