Dear Rawson School Families-
We at Rawson School hope you have enjoyed the warmer weather. It is exciting to hear from students about the Spring opportunities they have through Little League, South Milwaukee Rec Department athletics, Dance, Scouts, church activities, and plans through other outside agencies. It is nice to be part of such a vibrant and active community. We are remaining active inside Rawson School, as well.
Extensions of Learning – We continue to offer enriching experiences above and beyond the classroom experience. In addition to our Spring Book Swap, our 5th graders are packing for camp, 4th graders are preparing for Invention Convention, and 3rd graders had a wonderful Cave of the Mounds field trip that accompanied their Rocks and Minerals Science unit. Rawson’s Talent Show will be at the end of May and we recently concluded a series of sessions of Mad Science after school activities. Students in all grades were part of that series.
Character Education and JDRF Donations–With the new month comes a new focus on the character trait of Perseverance. We had our kickoff assembly with friends from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We gathered students from throughout the district to share how they persevere and handle the challenges of Type I diabetes. We are accepting donations to the foundation through May 15th. Through a generous donation, there will be an Xbox 360 given to a chosen student who has donated over $100. All donors who exceed $100 in donations will be placed in a random drawing. We will have an all school walk that day to celebrate how we persevere and the difference we have made through our donations. Thank you for modeling the character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness, and Perseverance and for supporting your child as he or she develops powerful habits.
Teacher Requests for the 2015-16 School Year- Included in this newsletter is the form that will need to be returned to Rawson School office to request a specific teacher for next school year. Please understand that requests may be honored for academic reasons only and Rawson School reserves the right to make final decisions regarding class placements but we do welcome any input. Thanks for using this form for any unique needs.
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.