Hello Leopold Families. I can hardly believe it's the final week of school. I know that those of us with 5th graders feel like just yesterday was the first day of kindergarten for our kids.
Last Day of School
If you did not already mark your calendars, please note that the last day of school, Thursday, June 13, is a FULL DAY. Originally scheduled as an early release, this is make up time for winter snow days and kids will not get out until 2:32.
I am please to share with our families that the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction has again selected Leopold as a Wisconsin PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) School of Distinction. Leopold was one of 87 schools statewide to be recognized as a School of Distinction for the 2012‐13 school year. Congratulations to our staff for their hard work on this initiative.
Summer Garden Help
Jennifer Compton, Leopold VISTA, is looking for families to adopt the garden this summer! Ten volunteers are needed to adopt the garden for a week at a time. It can be as little work as watering it a few times during your week and as much fun as taking your family out every day for picnics, weeding, watering, etc. The dates are: 6/17-6/23, 6/24-6/30, 7/1-7/7, 7/8-7/14, 7/15-7/21, 7/22-7/28, 7/29-8/4, 8/5-8/11, 8/12-8/18, 8/19-8/25, 8/26-9/1, 9/1-9/8 (or every week Mon-Sun. starting June 17 and ending Sept. 8.) Jennifer will send a reminder e-mail to families the day before their week starts with a full set of instructions/information.
Please contact Jennifer at (608) 204-4334 (o) or email@example.com to sign up!
Leopold's UNITY Group will be holding a bake sale on Tuesday, June 11 from 7:20-8:30 am and 12:15-2:45 pm in the Leopold lobby. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer for the bake sale, please contact Billie Johnson at 658-4196 or Myra McNair at 204-4336.
If you want to join Leopold families at the Pepsi Tailgate party at the Madison Mallards game on August 10, you can still order tickets. Please fill out the order form and return to school this week or mail with payment to:
Attn: Kris Aman / Madison Mallards
2602 Post Road
Madison, WI 53713
If you need a form, please email me and I will send you one.
Please continue to support our school over the summer months! Remember:
You can find more details on all of these programs here.
I do not have plans to send regular communications over the summer. I'm sure you're all ready for a break from me! I will drop those families from our mail list that have only a 5th grader at Leopold, but if you no longer have a student at Leopold and continue to receive my emails, please email me to let me know and I'll remove your address from my list. If you know of any incoming kindergarten families, please send them my way, I'd love to get names added as we can and welcome those new families to Leopold.
The PFO would like to welcome Sara Dawkins to the Board! Sara will work with Jill in transitioning into the Vice President role. We are so excited to have Sara join us. We are working on transitioning our treasurer position as well, and we will let you know when that is finalized. Our PFO Board has worked very hard this year to do great things for our school. We hope that both families and staff find our efforts beneficial. Just last week we added some new furniture to the school lobby to give it a warmer and more welcoming feel. We welcome any feedback you have and we look forward to another fun year ahead.
Hi Leopold Families. Are your kiddos counting down? Just 9 days of school left! Where did the time go? Here's what happening this week at Leopold:
*A document from MMSD regarding enrollment for the 2013-14 school year is attached.*
Leopold Multi-Cultural Night
Tuesday, June 4th, 6-7:45 pm.
Bring a dish and recipe to share from your family’s heritage.
Have fun with a potluck dinner and music from around the world. Recipes will be put together into a “Cultures of Leopold Cookbook.” Spend the night connecting to other Leopold families and celebrating students’ and families’ diverse backgrounds! Sign up below with your name, the name of the dish you will bring, and the country or region your dish represents!
Please send your name, dish, and country or region represented to Jennifer Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org
DLI Family Potluck
DLI families end of the year potluck on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00-7:15 in the cafeteria.
Our delivery of yearbooks has arrived. If you have not yet ordered a 2012-13 yearbook, there are extra copies available. Please go here to find out how to order this year’s yearbook or yearbooks from past years.
5th Grade Graduation and Class Picnic
5th grade graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at 1:15 in the school cafeteria. The ceremony will start promptly at 1:15 and conclude by 2:00. Students will be able to briefly celebrate with their families in the cafeteria after the ceremony and then dismissed for the day at 2:30. Casual dress is recommended. Each graduating child will be allowed only 2 tickets per family.
The 5th grade field trip and picnic will be held the following day, on Wednesday, June 12. Students will travel by bus to Milton House in Janesville. Following the field trip, the buses will take students directly to McKee Farms Park Shelter for a picnic, rain or shine. Permission slips will be sent home within the next few days. Families will be asked to contribute $15 to cover the cost of the field trip ($8.00) as well as for picnic supplies and a class gift ($7.00). Within the next few days permissions slips will be sent home with students with additional information regarding food donations. Parents wanting to help with the picnic can sign up HERE.
For additional information, please contact Jess Lathrop.
As a way to target the problem of lost belongings and a large lost and found closet, LEOPOLD ELEMENTARY is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels that are colorful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun!
Iron-Ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels & more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, initials - whatever you choose. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry & kid tested! Dispatched within 24 hours!
Visit LEOPOLD ELEMENTRY’S fundraising page, www.leopold.mabelslabels.com to place your order while helping our school!
About Mabel’s Labels:
We are moms who were frustrated by the amount of stuff that left our houses, never to return. After lots of research and testing we created the perfect fun, durable labels for the stuff kids lose!
Our sticky labels and clothing labels, which are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, are not only practical, but also designed to be very special to each child. The labels are customized with a child’s name, favourite mix of colours and an icon (animal, symbol, etc.). We have also expanded our product line to include personalized stationery products, ID wristbands and household labels.”
We strive to continuously design innovative labels for babies, kids and grown-ups alike. You’ll be amazed at what you can label!”
Leopold Spirit Wear
There are a few remaining Leopold Spirit Wear Items for sale:
(2) Adult Size Medium sweatshirts (these run pretty big) -- $33 each
If you would like to purchase one of these items, please reply to this email to let me know. You can send payment in with your child and I can send the item home with your child.
If you’ve been saving pop tabs this year, please be sure to deposit them in the large bottle in the school lobby. We will be ending our pop tab collection at the end of this school year.
Pictures of the Timber Wolf Trample, taken by Lola Mae photography, are now posted on the Leopold PFO website.
Thanks everyone, have a great week!
The PFO emails are posted on this blog.