February 9, 2018
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WAY TO GO TIMBERTAILS!
The recent Giving Tree food drive was a huge success. School-wide we collected over 8000 items! Top classrooms collecting the most items were:
1st Place: Daniels 1140
2nd Place: Peters 1130
3rd Place Shipley 997
On Monday, January 29 the 4th grade assisted in stocking the shelves at the Giving Tree Pantry.
You can always make a donation to the Giving Tree! Collection bins are at all district facilities, including Forest Glen. To find out more information about the Giving Tree, click here!
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Sign-up Starts February 12!
Conferences are set for the dates and times listed below.
Conferences are scheduled using the online system TEESO. The registration window is open February 12 through midnight February 18. Parents schedule a 10-15 minute time slot with their classroom and special education, ELL and/or speech teacher(s) if applicable. Other staff members are also available for a separate 15 minute time slot if desired. Click here for instructions on how to schedule! If your child works with an English Language Learner teacher, Speech teacher or Special Education teacher, please click here for additional instructions.If you do not have internet access to schedule, please contact the school office at 662-7958. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend a conference with their child's teacher.
Please email the following staff members to schedule a conference with them if desired:
Forest Glen will be hosting its annual Spring Book Fair during parent teacher conferences. The book fair will be open at 4:00pm-8:00pm.
The Grand Event is back on Wednesday, February 21 from 7:30am-8:45am in the gym. Students can bring grandparent(s) or that special someone to the event! All students attending must be accompanied by an adult. Complimentary beverages provided! Click here to let us know you are coming! THE DUE DATE FOR THE GRAND EVENT RESPONSE FORM IS FEBRUARY 14!
Please plan on attending our fair to help us put more books in the hands of our students at school and Forest Glen families at home, by connecting kids with books they want to read! All profit dollars earned from the book fair benefit Forest Glen by providing our students and teachers with opportunities to use those dollars to purchase books and build classroom libraries.
Volunteers Make it Happen!
If you are able to help out before, during or after the book fair, please see the sign up information below:
PTO is using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/RpwTGav
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
See what's happening in music at Forest Glen by checking out Forest Glen Music Room Facebook page!
Lineville Intermediate School Music Choices
In March parents of 4th graders will be asked to choose a 5th grade music class. Course descriptions and registration information will be available on March 14th, and parents and students will learn about band, chorus, and orchestra classes at Lineville. A selection must be made and the registration completed within two weeks.
Parents who desire more information at this time are invited to visit the music class websites, which are linked to the Lineville home page: http://linevillehssd.weebly.com
Attendance Matters Program
The Milwaukee Bucks have partnered with Wendy's to offer the Attendance Matters Program. This program enables any student who achieves perfect classroom attendance during the month of February to receive a special complimentary ticket offer. Also, student attendees will receive a free kids meal at Wendy's and the opportunity to shoot a post-game free throw on the Bucks court during a game in March or April!
The Forest Glen office will track student attendance and those students who achieve perfect attendance during the month of February will receive a ticket order form to be sent directly to the Milwaukee Bucks. Perfect attendance means a student has been in the classroom each school day in February from 8:45am-3:25pm.
Importance of School Attendance!
If your child will be absent due to an appointment, it is recommended that you attain an excuse from your provider for the date and time of the visit and return the excuse to the school office. This will ensure that the absence is noted as an excused absence or tardy. Appointment cards will NOT be accepted as an excuse.
Call to report your child's daily absence by calling the school's attendance line at 662-7990.
NEW!! Report your child's absence online here: http://forestglenhssd.weebly.com/electronic-absence-form.html
Monitor your child’s tardies and absences through the district website: http://powerschool.hssd.k12.wi.us/public/
Click here for more information about the importance of attendance from the State Superintendent's office.
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
Inclement weather may necessitate the closing or delay of schools. If schools are closed this will also include the cancellation of extracurricular activities and the events in the community pool unless otherwise announced. Please listen to local radio or television stations for school closings or delays. Such weather may also deter students from going outside during the school day. Please be sure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather. In addition to local radio and television, weather conditions can be checked on-line at www.hssd.k12.wi.us.
Have you changed phone numbers, email addresses, work information, etc? If so, the new year-round student information update process for parents is available online!
School Highlights Continued
Forest Glen Timbertail Apparel On Sale Now!
Order forms were sent home to each family this week. If you would like to order, forms with payment are due today, Friday, February 9. Click here if you need an order form!
Check out the School Spirit Timbertail Day schedule:
February 13 - Timbertail Day
February 27 - Timbertail Day
March 13 - Timbertail Day
April 3 - Timbertail Day
April 17 - Timbertail Day
May 1 - Timbertail Day
May 22 - Timbertail Day
Students are encouraged to wear Timbertail apparel to raise school spirit. No Timbertail apparel? No worries, the school colors of red, black, gray and white are also acceptable and encouraged.
2018-2019 4K-12 New Student Registration
If you know of a new family that has moved or is moving into the Howard-Suamico school district that has age-eligible children for school in the fall, please encourage them to register online at the district's web site at www.hssd.k12.wi.us/registration-forms
Please contact Jennifer Trudell, 4K Coordinator to learn more about 4K at (920)662-7941 firstname.lastname@example.org. Children eligible for 4K must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2018.
Notes from the Nurse
For current information regarding health issues, click here!
Influenza information from Brown County Public Health
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The district has partnered with the Bridging Brighter Smiles organization to provide dental health services to students at school. Please click here to read about the program and how you can take advantage of this program.
Find the latest PTO meeting agendas, news, minutes, reports and order forms by clicking here!
Please join us for the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm in the Library. School Board member, Mark Ashley will present information about the April 3 referendum. Plan on attending!
Sign up for HuTerra Reqards and give back to Forest Glen year round! Just download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store! Once you download the app, you can start earning money for Forest Glen! Watch how, here!
March 15 - Marco's Pizza
April 18 - TBD
May 17 - Sweet Mimi'z
Spring Carnival Fast Approaching
Friday, March 9 5:30pm-8:00pm
The annual PTO sponsored Spring Carnival is right around the corner. The carnival is being held on Friday, March 9 from 5:30pm-8:30pm and is open to anyone and everyone who wishes to have a family fun-filled night of games,inflatable bouncers, raffles, silent auction and food.
Pre-register for game tickets and meal now! Click here for pre-registration form. Forms due by February 22.
The Carnival committee is looking for donations for raffle and auction baskets. Please click here to find out more!
Volunteers are also needed to make the carnival another success. If you can help, please use the link below to sign up!
Sign up here!
Watch future newsletters for more information about the carnival.
From Your School Board
The Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution on an operational referendum for the April 3, 2018 spring election ballot. This referendum differs from the April, 2017 referendum, in large part, because of the duration. The Board listened to the community through surveys and the Community Task Force Committee. The feedback was clear that the recurring nature of the April, 2017 referendum was not acceptable. The 5 year duration on the current referendum allows the district to address the immediate needs of class size, compensation, and facilities maintenance. As the Board works to address its financial challenges, we are committed to providing as much information as possible. For more information about the referendum, please visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us/referendum. If you have any questions for the Board of Education, please reach out to your board member listed in this article.
HSSD Board of Education Announces Referendum Plans for April 3, 2018 Election
Visit our website to learn more at www.hssd.k12.wi.us/referendum
To access handouts/flyers for area community events click here. The HSSD Community Page includes a Google Calendar list highlighting community events for families in the villages of Howard & Suamico i.e. scouting, festivals, parades, etc. Visit the Howard - Suamico School District Website for school events i.e. Holiday Concerts, Plays, Musicals, Athletic and Art events using our FREE Mobile App is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in both the iTunes App Store and also on Google Play.
Requesting Use of HSSD Facilities
Our schools now use the Activity Scheduler from rSchoolToday as our School Calendaring system. All of the information is updated in real-time. This link rSchoolToday Calendar walks you through the process to view the events you choose. Once you choose what you want to see on the report it gives the option to subscribe to the calendar. Begin reserving by clicking here!
Requests for facility usage are subject to approval based on administrative policy 7510.