Dear Rawson Families –
Everyone at Rawson School hopes that your winter has been filled with the joys of learning something new. There was a lot going on at Rawson School despite the cold temperatures. The 24th annual Sock Hop was another success. Over 800 students, family members, friends, and staff were in attendance for the fun. Special thanks to PTO chairperson Michele Johnson, Roxanne Jankowski, Julie Swanson and all who volunteered.
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 now full days in school.
Friday, June 13th is now a 1/2 day (11:30dismissal).
1 minute was added to the school day so we now dismiss at 3:21 pm.
Extensions of Learning – Throughout the month of February, Rawson School will have many opportunities to extend learning. There will be the annual classroom and district Spelling Bees, field trips, participation in Arts and Community Education (ACE) performances, and Tech Know Kids after school technology for 5th grade. We are mindful of the importance of these unique opportunities and we are doing our best to provide as many as we can for our students.
Character Education and Positive Behavior –We have totaled over 17,000 PAWSitively Rawson recognitions for students making great choices. We continue to focus on the character trait of Responsibility through the month of February. For the half day on Wednesday, 2/5, we will have a Student Council Spirit Day. We will be wearing Red to show our support for growing more responsible. As evidenced by assignment notebooks getting signed, homework getting completed, and all the reading being done at school and home, we have seen tremendous growth in the area of responsibility from Rawson students. Thank you for modeling and supporting your child as he or she develops powerful habits that come with being more responsible.
Inclement/Cold Weather Procedures – Students will be allowed into the main hall starting at 8:10 AM on days when the “feels like” temperature is below 10o. Just like we have done when it is rainy, students stay in the main hall then are dismissed to lockers at 8:20 AM. As usual, our cut off time for student to be considered on time is 8:35 AM. A student is tardy if he/she enters for the day after 8:35 AM. Thank you for helping your child be prepared and on time.
Special thanks to everyone who participated in our AdvancEd Parent Survey. The feedback is very important in our planning. As usual, thank you for being safe and patient in our parking lot.