Dear Rawson Families –
I hope you and your family have been making the most of the recent spring-like weather. It sure had not felt like May or even spring weather but I think we made it through. It is a great time to think about this year’s success and to plan for next year.
New school times for 2013-2014 – As you may have noticed on the school’s website, Rawson School and all of South Milwaukee’s elementary schools will have the same times. Each school will start at 8:25 and end at 3:20.
Character Education and Positive Behavior – After focusing on the Character Trait of Honesty for March and April, Classroom Buddies got together on April 26th for the JDRF Kids Walk for the Cure. We transitioned into our last Character Trait of Perseverance. The Student Council sponsored a color day. Students and staff wore green to commemorate our commitment to pursuing a positive goal and not giving up in spite of challenges (the SM definition of Perseverance) by wearing green.
Attendance and Tardies – As a school, we are focusing on being to school consistently and on time. These are great habits that translate into success especially when our students join the work force. Our attendance is back up to 95% and our tardy average was 12 tardies per day in the month of April.
Student Council Book Drive– The school will have a book drive from May 6th – May 17th. Your child can bring in any new and gently used books. There are collection bins that student council members will oversee. The purpose of the collection is to build our classroom library resources. Next year, students will be able to experience a larger selection of books in his/her classroom.
Teacher Requests for 2013-2014 – In this newsletter, you will see the form that may be used to request a teacher for your child for next school year. There must be a unique learning need for such a placement to be honored. The school reserves the final say in student placement decisions but would like to gather as much appropriate information as possible. The deadline to return the form is Friday, May 24th and it can be turned into the school’s office.
As usual, thank you for being safe and driving with patience when you are in Rawson’s parking lot.