Dear Rawson Families –
Reflection is always helpful during the mid-year stretch. This newsletter will highlight some of the celebrations of the past month as well as review some of the expectations we have at Rawson School as we head into spring. Looking into March, we look forward to seeing you at events like the Art Show & Ice Cream Social as well as the Spring Concert.
Extensions of Learning – Like in February, Rawson School will have many opportunities to extend learning in March. There will be the district Spelling Bee, field trips, participation in Arts and Community Education (ACE) performances, and Tech Know Kids after school technology for 5th grade. We are proud to announce our first Speeches for Character event for grades 3-5. Students can participate by preparing to recite a character-based poem or short story. Students are preparing through the month of March and will share with the whole school during April’s Honesty Assembly. We are proud of our growing character efforts and of our students!
Snow Make Up Days - Due to the days school was closed because of cold weather, the School District of South Milwaukee will make the following changes to our schedule to meet state mandated time requirements:
Friday, May 23rd and Thursday, June 12th are full days in school.
Friday, June 13th is a half day and will be the last day of school.
5th Grade Camp and Scrip order – Did you know you can help Rawson 5th graders with their upcoming camping trip? All proceeds from the March 14th Scrip order will help Rawson School cover materials and supply costs. You may designate a 5th grader on the order form and direct your order’s profit to help him or her specifically. Thank you for participating!
Students Late for School past 8:45 – If a student will be late past 8:45, please call and notify the office so we can add to the lunch count, if necessary. Calling is greatly helpful for everyone so we know a child is safe and we can make sure they get a hot lunch. Otherwise, students coming in past 8:45 run the risk of not getting the menu item. If it is possible, you can have your child bring a cold lunch if they are going to come in past 8:45.
Parking Protocol – We all understand how crowded the parking lots can get in the morning and especially at dismissal. We appreciate you keeping the designated areas open for the daycare vans. Please remember that parking in the crosswalks or leaving your vehicle unattended in an aisle is prohibited. Whether picking up or dropping off around the edge of the lot, be respectful of those behind you. As usual, thank you for being safe and patient in our parking lot.