Elementary Newsletter

April 18, 2019

Summer School Information

Summer School registration forms will be sent home soon. It is very important for staffing and bus transportation purposes that the registrations get filled out and returned to the school by Friday, May 10th. In the past we have accepted late registrations, but this year absolutely NO late registrations will be accepted!

Summer School will be available for all students in grades K4 through 5th grade this summer.  The starting date is Monday, July 8th and it goes until Thursday, July 25th.  Classes start at 8:20 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Students will take four predetermined 45 minute courses during each daily session. Transportation will be provided and a free breakfast will also be served again as part of the summer school program.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!!!

Track and Field Day

The Elementary Track-n-Field day will be held on Wednesday, May 29th with a rain date of Friday, May 31st.  The event will be held on the football field.  Grades 4th – 6th will start at approximately 8:30 a.m.  Grades 1st – 3rd will start at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Any questions please contact Mr. Wallace or Mr. Nelson at the school.

 JUMP ROPE FOR HEART:  1ST – 6TH grade raised $5,528 for the American Heart Association this spring.  Thank you for supporting our kids and this great cause!!!

From the Art Room of Ms. Steinmetz

The Statewide celebration for Youth Art Month was at the State Capital in Madison on April 5th.  There were five pieces of artwork submitted for the regional show (Molly Hansen, Ava Gruen, Jenna Fennigkoh, Savanna Groom-Cruz, and Caelin Calkins) that was held in Black River Falls. Three of the five pieces were chosen to be displayed at the Capital (Ava Gruen, Jenna Fennigkoh, and Caelin Calkins). The students had a great time looking at artwork as it gave them many ideas for their own art making as well as seeing the Capital! Fun fact.... For the third year in a row, Wisconsin is the top notch (the best!) state out of the country for how Youth Art Month recognizes student artwork!

March Art Students of the Month are Lawrence Perkins, Wyatt Schaub, Max Teynor, Jovany Tinoco-Mendoza, Brady Peterson, Cooper Powell, Faith Bakken, Gracin Stebbins, Chelsea Marquez-Cortez, and Ariana Martinez. 


ELEMENTARY SPRING CONCERT: The Elementary Spring Concert is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m., in the new gym.  3rd – 6th grade along with the elementary band will be participating in the concert. Please have your student here between 6:40p.m. and 6:55 p.m. 

4K CONCERT & GRADUATION: The 4-year-old kindergarten class will be performing in a concert followed by a short graduation ceremony.  The dates will be on the last scheduled day of school for your 4K student. Ms. Drohman will be sending home more information with your student in the near future.

FIELD TRIPS: Class field trips are coming up.  Teachers will communicate where and when they will take place by sending information home with the students.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

COLLEGE FOR KIDS: If your son or daughter is registered for the UW-Richland Center College for Kids program this summer, please make sure you have contacted Mrs. Schmitz to let her know.  We need to make sure we have the names of students that will be picked up at Wilton, Norwalk, or Ontario.  A bus schedule will be given out towards the middle of May.

COMMUNITY NIGHT: Mark your calendars!  Multicultural Night will take place on Friday, May 10th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.  Dinner at 5:30 pm.  Plan to bring a food dish to share if you can. Enjoy food, music, art and more.  A note with more details will be sent home with your student.

SAFETY PATROL: The safety patrol belt and awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the high school gym.

NORWALK EGG HUNT: The Norwalk Lioness will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th at the Norwalk Village Park.  Their special guest, the Easter Bunny, will be on hand to visit with children. Children from ages 0 – 6th grade should meet by the Norwalk Library at 10:00 a.m.

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Youth basketball players who have not turned in their reversible jerseys must do so as soon as possible. Jerseys can be returned to their child's teacher or to Mr. Anderson. If jerseys are not returned, our youth basketball program will have to begin charging a fee at the beginning of the season to participate in youth basketball to cover the cost of jerseys not returned. Please turn them in as soon as possible. Thank you!

SUMMER REC INFO: Summer Rec sign-up sheets are available.  If you are interested in your child participating but have not seen a sign-up sheet come home, please contact John Hansen or the Elementary Office. Forms are due April 25th.

From the Nurse

As your school nurse, it is not only important for me to watch out for your children’s health. Their safety is especially important these days. There are many real dangers that lurk on-line! Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet. 

  • Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
  • Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
  • Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices and laptops.
  • Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
  • Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, emailing, online gaming and using webcams.
  • Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.

If your kids are dealing with cyberbullies or potential online enticement, REPORT it to the website, cell phone provider, law enforcement, or www.cybertipline.org.

Go beyond safeguards. Installing monitoring software doesn’t guarantee your child will be safe online. Time, attention, and active conversation are the best tools to protect them.

One of the #1 cell phone rules should be: No cell phones in the bedroom at night, for several good reasons.

Some good sites to refer to on internet safety are: Netsmartz.org and OnGuard Online/Common Sense Media

From the Monroe County Health Dept.:


Many contaminants cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted in drinking water. The only way to know if your private well water is safe is to get it tested.


Annually for bacteria

If you notice a change in color, taste, odor or appearance

If your well was exposed to flood waters

If you have maintenance done on your well

If you have a new baby in (or routinely visiting) the home


Bacteria: In a drinking water supply, at high enough levels, may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Metals: Metals such as lead and arsenic can cause cancer or neurological problems. Some are naturally occurring, while others get into water through pipes and fixtures. Test for metals at least once.

Nitrates: High levels of nitrates in drinking water should be avoided by all, but especially infants and women who are or may become pregnant. Drinking water high in nitrates can cause “blue baby syndrome” which can be fatal if not treated promptly.


County residents have several labs to choose from when testing their water. Prices differ from lab to lab, and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date prices, contact Monroe County Health Department

Carmen Peterson
School Nurse

Up-Coming Highlights

Friday, April 19

No School: Vacation Day

Tuesday, April 23

Child Development Day/4K Registration

Thursday, May 2

Elementary Spring Concert: 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10

Community Night: 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14

Safety Patrol Belts & Award Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.

Monday, May 27

No School: Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29th

Elementary Track & Field Day

From the Principal
Camping out with Dr. Luebke

Over the summer it is really important to keep working on reading skills.  Reading aloud to your kids is a great way to spend time together, hear a great story, look at awesome art work, and work on reading skills.

Every Sunday from June 16 – August 25 take a break and just listen to a good book.  Dr. Luebke will post a camping themed read-a-loud on the NOW Elementary Facebook page, just click on the link for a fun story to listen to as a family.


Emergency School Closings

Please listen to the following TV and Radio Stations if inclement weather comes our way. School is usually delayed or canceled no later than 6:45 a.m.




WCOW 97.1 FM
WIZM 93.3 FM
WVRQ 102
WBOG 94.5 FM