May 2017

Family Newsletter

Dear Somers Families,

It’s hard to believe we are in the final weeks of the school year…Every student is noticably changed, a little taller, a lot smarter, a bit more mature and eager to enjoy the events the next month brings.  Please be sure to stay informed with classroom updates highlighting school and classroom end of year activities.  Reinforce academic and behavior expectations with your student so they are sure to be a part of every opportunity.

This week we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.  The Somers School Community has organized ways to recognize our superstar teachers.  Please encourage your student to participate!

Monday: Write a note                                                                                                   Tuesday: Shower with a treat                                                                               Wednesday: Wear your teacher’s favorite color                                                                Thursday: Donate an item to the classroom                                                                    Friday: Make your superstar teacher a flower

REGISTRATION for 2017-18 is open onlineAll current students must re-register online for next year.  This is the same procedure as last year.  Go

If you have a new 4K or kindergarten student to register, you will add this child in the student section of your registration and then bring the necessary documents to the Somers office to complete the process.

Do you know anyone in your neighborhood who is new to the Somers area?   Please let them know that they should register now at   Parents of new 4K students should go to

Fifth grade students and families: This year Fifth Grade Open House will be held at each middle school on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Come learn about the middle school structure and the many opportunities your child will have once they enter the middle school environment.   Families will have the opportunity to tour the school and visit with 6th grade classroom teachers, the counselors and the principals.                                                                                                                    Gear – Up for Middle School is a class that introduces new students to the various aspects of middle school. This class is helps students transition to their new school. The purpose of Gear-Up is to familiarize new students to their school. Students will get a chance to meet fellow classmates, tour the building, learn schedules, policies, how to open lockers, and ask questions related to the upcoming school year. It is highly recommended that all students attend so that the transition from grade school to middle school will be a positive one.

Lost and Found: We’ve got 2 tables full of merchandise.  If your student lost clothing over the year, please encourage him/her to make a visit to the lost and found.  All unclaimed items will be donated to our sharing closet or Goodwill on Friday, May 5th.

Moving? We need to know if your student will NOT attend Somers next year. Please contact Stef in the office 262-359-3200.

Summer will soon be upon us, and we are fortunate to have many  KUSD summer opportunities available to our students. You’ll find everything you need at this site and registration is open.

Calendar items:

PBIS Feather Event May 5

Buffalo Wild Wings (Racine) SSC Fundraiser Night May 11

All School Color-a-Thon May 24th

No School May 29 Memorial Day

All School Sports Day May 31 with Hot Dog Lunch

Action Territory Night June 2

PBIS All School Carnival June 5

5th Grade Moving On Program June 8

Last day for students June 9

Thank you for all you do to plan and prepare your student for learning every day.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you,

Wendy LaLonde

Principal Somers Elementary