Dear Rawson Families -
I hope you enjoyed October and the stretches of nicer weather. We have entered into that portion of the school year where we benefit from the habits and routines developed thus far. Even with an emphasis on respectful routines, we are continuing to build off this school year’s great start with new events, celebrations, and ways to give.
Wolf of the Week – Rawson Elementary has started a weekly recognition of one student in each grade through the Wolf of the Week. Rawson staff is excited to surprise the student by delivering a “Student of the Week” lawn sign to their home to be proudly displayed for the week. After the week, the sign is mysteriously moved to the home of next week’s honoree. Student names get announced and their picture is also taken in school. We love the excitement and surprise when families find out. Please check Rawson’s website to see pictures of Wolves of the Week.
PAWSitive Pumpkins – You may have seen your student’s decorated pumpkin. We met our first 5,000 PAW goal and as a celebration, students received their own pumpkin to decorate. PAWS are given to students demonstrating the SM WAY with acts of Respect and Kindness. It was spectacular to see the colorful creativity with all the pumpkins displayed together in our West Gym. Each student took theirs home last week. We are working toward 10,000 PAWS so stay tuned for how we will celebrate that achievement.
Rawson Book Swap – Books can be donated starting on Monday, November 7th through the 13th. The Fall Book Swap will be on Friday, November 18th in the West Gym after school. For every 10 books donated, the student’s name is entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift card. Thanks in advance for your generosity. Special thanks to Rawson alum, Marina Bernovich for her leadership sustaining this fun and community-building event.
Stuff the Bus Food Drive – This district-wide effort will also start Monday, November 7th. Led by our Student Council, all non-perishable food items can be brought in to your child’s class. Items will go to South Milwaukee Human Concerns on a bus donated by Lamers Bus Company. Rawson’s goal is 1,000 items so let’s stuff that bus!