Principal

 

Principal: Mrs. Wendy Tindall

        

 

December 2017

Somers Families,

The State of Wisconsin measures school achievement by rating schools and issuing a School Report Card. We are proud to share that Somers Elementary is in the “Exceeds Expectations” category for the 2016-17 school year.  This rating is formulated from student achievement on standardized tests, student attendance rates, and demographic information.  Hard work and dedication from students, staff, and families pays off.  Be Proud!

I would like to thank our students and staff for being so flexible and responsive as we handled a power outage last Friday.  Given it was an early release Friday and very sunny outside, we were able to continue with our learning… pioneer style.

We would like to thank all of the volunteers and Lee Recreation who helped build our new playground! We are grateful for all of your time, efforts and hard work! Thank you to Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, the Montemurro family and the Navarro/Salcedo family for all of the food and drink donations for the volunteers! We are thankful to Heather Ringdahl for winning an incredibly large amount of Box Top dollars and the fundraising efforts of our SSC along with support and donations from our school, families and community members to completely fund this project! We could have not made this possible with support and efforts in many ways from the 4K team, our SSC, KUSD Facilitates and Somers Staff.  We are grateful to all involved for making this a reality for our youngest learners for all to enjoy!

Mrs. Gifford and teachers have the spelling bees in full swing at all grade levels.  We will soon have our Somers Elementary star speller representing us at the District Bee…I’m excited to see if we make it to state again.

Our music students are working hard.  Orchestra, Band, and Choir will preform a concert for families on December 18th at 6:30, and for students on December 19th at 9:00 .

The next PBIS Feather Event is December 18th. We SOAR not only in the classroom, but also when we make good decisions on the bus, at recess, and in the lunchroom. Please encourage respect and responsibility as December brings lots of excitement.

Somers School Community is preparing for Winter Palooza.  Your family is invited to this fun winter themed event where there will be dancing, games, food, and raffle baskets.  Classrooms will be coordinating a basket.  We would be grateful if your family is able to contribute a basket.  If you are able, deliver to the school office.  More details at SSC meeting January 16th 6-7 in the library.

Be sure you are aware of communications for school closings due to weather.  http://www.kusd.edu/about/school-closing-procedures  Dress your students for the weather as we go outside most days. Unfortunately winter hits some kids with illness.  Refresh yourself with KUSD guidelines.  http://www.kusd.edu/sick-day-guidelines-making-right-call-when-your-child-sick 

School is closed December 20th through January 2nd for Winter Break.  Our Somers Staff wish you a restful break filled with family, friends, and fun.  We will see everyone back on January 3rd, 2018!

Enjoy the season,

Wendy Tindall

Principal Somers Elementary