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Dear Rawson Families,

              It is hard to believe that October and the fall season have arrived.  We look forward to many opportunities for home and school to meet and partner throughout the month.  Please check out the details below of a very successful September and also plan ahead for the coming weeks.

Character Education- We have recognized many students for great choices, helping others, and extraordinary acts of kindness and responsibility.  At our first classroom buddy activity we focused on the character trait of Respect.  Our next buddy activities will be on Wednesday, October 15th which is the next early release day.  We will put Respect into action by participating in the community-wide Go Pink for the Cure coin drive and South Milwaukee Common Council meeting on Tuesday, October 21st.  SM High School is selling t-shirts to raise proceeds to donate to Justice for the Cure Foundation that seeks to cure breast cancer.

Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair – We look forward to seeing families at school on Wednesday, October 8th or Thursday the 9th.  The opportunity to meet and discuss your child’s successes and ways he or she can improve is so important.  The book fair will be set up in the library. Stop by and pick up some wonderful books.

PTO – Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 in the Rawson Library.  PTO Skate Nights are set at the Rollaero.  Grades 3-5 are on Thursday, October 16th and Kg – Grade 2 are on Thursday, October 23rd.  Lastly, at the end of the month, PTO is hosting a McDonalds Night for Rawson students and families on Wednesday, October 29th.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to like Rawson PTO’s Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/rawsonpto

Parking Lot- 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 buses and daycare vans.  Please remember that parking in the crosswalks or leaving your vehicle unattended in an aisle is prohibited and you may even be ticketed.  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.

End of the School Day – There is a growing number of students being signed out the last 30 minutes of the school day.  Of course, there are medical and dental appointments that are appropriate but even these should be infrequent.  Please protect the integrity of the school day as there are important learning activities that occur from 3 to 3:35, too.  Plan accordingly to avoid excessive early dismissals.  For those who continue the trend, we will need to look more closely at the reason for early sign out. Thank you for your attention to this important detail.

Sincerely,

Mr. Jacobs
Rawson Principal