Hello Leopold families. As spring is hopefully getting closer, we are looking ahead to a busy and exciting time at school.
Come help pick our t-shirt contest winner - TIME CHANGE
Please join fellow parents, students and the PFO board tomorrow evening, March 12, at 6 p.m., in the Leopold library to review and vote for you favorite Timber Wolf Trample t-shirt design contest entries. This will be in lieu of a regular PFO meeting, so please stop when you can between 6 and 7.
The REAP Farm-to-School program, a supporter of our Fresh Fruits and Veggies Program, will also have a table set up so you can learn more about the healthy programs they are supporting for our students.
At the same time (Tuesday, 6 p.m.), a meeting for families with incoming kindergartners will also be held in the cafeteria.
Timber Wolf Trample
The t-shirt design contest is the kickoff to lots of fun and exciting stuff leading up to our 2013 Timber Wolf Trample. Additional events will include a pep rally, Spirit Week and more. We encourage you to use this opportunity to talk to your kids about the benefits of exercise and healthy habits. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the one-mile fun run/walk! This year's Trample will be followed by a picnic for all families so we hope to see everyone there and excited to get out and move.
We are still hoping to have willing parents to step up and help with a couple of simple pre-planning tasks including food organization, and learning the ropes of volunteer coordinator. Our amazing volunteer coordinator, Tiffany, is "graduating" out of Leopold this year and it would be great to have someone learn from her while they can. We are now using Sign Up Genius to fill most of our volunteer spots, so gone are the days of dozens of phone calls. Please let me know if you would like to assist (with much help and guidance) for either of these important roles.
Order forms have gone out for the 2012-13 Yearbooks. Please return those in the next few weeks. We are still in need of pictures to make this year's yearbook as memorable as can be. Please send pictures you have to Jana Olson. Ideas include pictures of FunFest, field trips, classroom activities and more. If your order form is lost, extra forms are available from Emily in the office.
Back by popular demand! Leopold Spirit Wear order forms are coming home this week. There are a couple of new items this time around. Return your form and payment to school or order online here.
Please note that this Thursday, March 14, is an early release day. Kids will be done at 10:45 Thursday morning.
Spring Break is March 25 - April 1. Classes will resume April 2.
MSCR Learn to Ride
Is it time for your child to break up with their training wheels? Learn easy, innovative techniques to get your child riding solo on two wheels! This approach teaches youth ages 4+ how to balance, pedal, stop and steer on a closed course. Each participant will receive a free bike helmet and should bring their bike. Call us if you need to reserve one of our practice bikes (limited supply). All participants must be accompanied by a companion 16+ years. In collaboration with MSCR and Madison Department of Transportation. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. MMSD resident/non-resident: $7/$10.50 per child. www.mscr.org 608-204-3000. Find a location near you. Everyone welcome!
School Date Time Course #
Elvehjem Sun. 5/5 10am-12pm 42343
Olson Sat. 5/11 10am-12pm 42338
Falk Tue. 6/18 5:30-7:30pm 42340
Mendota Thu. 6/20 5:30-7:30pm 42341
*Leopold Wed. 7/10 5:30-7:30pm 42342
*Spanish speaking staff available
Westside Lacrosse Club
The Westside Lacrosse Club is developing both a 5th/6th grade team and a 3rd/4th grade team for the Spring 2013 season. Tim Prince will be coaching the 5/6 team and Mark Frey will be coaching the 3/4 team.
The season will run from mid March - Mid June. The first 3-4 weeks will be indoor practices once a week and once we can get on the outdoor fields (~April 15th) we'll practice twice a week. We will likely hold practices 5:00 to 6:30 in the evening. I am leaning toward a Monday/Thursday schedule and hoping to hold 3/4 and 5/6 practices at the same time.
Registration is open online at http://westside.uslaxteams.com/ and we'd love to have you sign up soon to help build our momentum!
Also, Westside LAX has field time reserved OUTDOOR at Keva for the 5/6 and 34 teams to have some pre-season practice/skills sessions. Tuesday, March 19th from 5-6:30 and Thursday March 21st from 5-6:30.
These will be full pads and gear - helmet, shoulder pads, arm/elbow pads, gloves, stick and cleats (no metal cleats). Athletic shoes can work, but cleats are best option. We have a limited number of equipment items available to borrow.
If you have any questions please contact:
The PFO emails are posted on this blog.