Ms Saltzmann - Principal

Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann October 15-19

 

Parent Teacher conferences were a HUGE success…..  Thank you all for attending conferences and all of your support.  We had close to a 100% turnout.  It is great for us to share all the wonderful things your students are doing with you. 

 

Safety Update: We have been awarded 2 Safety Grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. With our grant monies we are in the process of installing video cameras inside and outside the building, as well as a new fob system.  With the new fob system, all doors will always be locked.  When coming to the building, you will need to be buzzed in the front doors.  Then you will be able to come to the window and talk to the secretaries in the front office.  We were also able to install shatter proof class on the office windows and the front doors. 

 

Our Girls’ Basketball Team will play 1 game this week: On Tuesday our team will travel to North Cape to take on the Vikings.  The game will begin at 5:20. The bus will leave promptly at 4:40.   Thank you for your support and dedication to our basketball program.  Our team and coach, Mr. Mike Bachofen, are to be commended for their efforts and sportsmanship representing W-C. GO BULLDOGS!

 

COMING SOON! PTO “Fall Fest” will be held at school on Thursday evening, October 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This special activity is for students in 4K through Grade 5. Please attend! Thanks, PTO!

 

PBIS update:  Our Positive Paws incentive is going great.  So far students have earned a total of 8,026 Paws.  Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 1,776 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 1,629 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 4,621. Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

Dousman Transport’s phone number is listed on the front side of the Parent Update. Do you have questions regarding transportation? Please call the company at (262) 534-2191.

National School Lunch Week (NSLW) was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. It’s a weeklong celebration October 15-19 filled with events and activities designed to promote the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The week recognizes the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life, and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.

Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann: October 8-12

Midterms went home Friday. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible!

 

October is Fire Prevention Month and our local Tichigan Fire Fighters visited school on Thursday. Besides listening to an interesting presentation about safety, our students in 4K through Grade 4 had the chance to see a fire truck and ambulance “up close and personal.” Thank You Tichigan Firefighters!

 

The girls’ basketball season is underway. Games begin at 5:20. Come out and show your support! I wish our student athletes and Coach Bachofen much success throughout the season. I know they represent our school with great pride. GO BULLDOGS!

 

Alice Training is continuing this year:

The goal of ALICE training is to learn strategies that empower individuals to take action in the event of a school threat or an intruder in the building. School districts in our area are moving to this new protocol, which is used by more than 3,700 schools nationwide. ALICE training helps staff learn new proactive strategies for responding to crisis situations. “Lock the door and hide” might be an appropriate strategy in some situations. In other cases, teacher and students might take precautions to barricade the entrance of the classroom, or even choose to leave the building. Please watch for flyers to be coming home in the near future. 

 

The letters ALICE stand for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate:

  • Alert – inform people of the threat, giving as much information as possible.

  • Lockdown – Students and staff can choose to lock down and barricade the room that they are in if they determine that it is not safe to evacuate.

  • Inform – pass on as much information as possible to others and to First Responders, including calling 911.

  • Counter – an effort of last resort, if an armed intruder is able to get into the space they are in, individuals can counter with distraction or other tactics. Staff are being trained to use every effort to stop the intruder, instead of relying on the traditional lockdown and hide response.

  • Evacuate – If it is safe to do so, all are encouraged to evacuate the building, and remove themselves from the threat.

Parent - Teacher Conferences begin this week Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thank you for all registering on-line for your conference time. We had a HUGE success getting conferences set up.  Please plan to attend conferences!

 

Reminder: There will NOT be school on Friday October 12.  Enjoy your long weekend. 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann October 1 - 5:

PBIS update: Gold Medalist Recognized……

Today we held our 1st Student of the Month Assembly.  There was a total of 176 Star Gazing awards given out for the month of September.  Our Students of the Month are Elizabeth 5K, Payton 3rd grade and Lillyan - 8th grade.   Their picture is displayed on the Wall of Fame in the office.   Each of those three students earned a certificate for a Cousins lunch at school and a Student of the Month Yard.  Our $1 winners for the 8th grade snack cart are: Cody, Clayton, Lily, Derek, Justin, Alex, Taylor, Lee, and Amber.  We also have 3 Teachers of the Month, Mr. Koeller, Mrs. Keuler, and Ms. Bozio.  Congratulations to all of our September winners.

 

Student Arrival Time in the Morning before School. Safety is very important. I ask that you refer to pages 10 & 21 of our Student Handbook. The Transportation section gives parents directions as to when their children are to be dropped off at school. Just a reminder, there is no walking or bike riding to and from school as students take the bus or are dropped off at school by parents. But, when should parents drop their child off at school? Our handbook says, “If parents transport their children to school they should arrive no earlier than 8:30 a.m.” I ask that all parents follow this procedure. The doors open for students to enter at 8:30 a.m. Our morning drop-off procedure is the same as last year that asks parents arriving between 8:20-8:30 a.m. to drop-off their child at the middle school door by the basketball court. If you arrive before or after these times, please drop-off your child at the main entrance. Overall, our procedure is going very well. Thanks for your cooperation! Also, once students arrive, they are not to be outside as there is a lot of traffic (busses and cars) arriving and departing in our parking lot. Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

Mid-term Reports will be going home Friday October 5.  Have questions?  Please contact your child’s teacher ASAP.  Remember our first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held starting this week on Wednesday, October 10 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 11 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. 

 

Nine Week Celebrations: Let me explain how we recognize our students after each nine weeks of school.  We are grateful to partner with the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club to recognize students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing up Grades) certificates.  (B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January.)  Perfect Attendance certificates are also awarded each Nine Weeks.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 receive their awards in a K-5 morning assembly in our gym.  Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in an afternoon middle school honors assembly.  Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time.  It is the tradition of our school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 

Attendance is very important.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning.  Now is a great time to set the following goal:  Strive for perfect attendance for the entire school year!

 

Thank you to our all of our students, parents, and staff for working as a team!  Let’s continue to have a super year!  GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann September 24 – 28

 

Mid-Term Reports will be going home on Friday, October 5.  Have questions? Please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Also, please mark your calendar for our first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

 

MAPS testing:

Next week the students will complete our fall testing, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Math and English/Language Arts 

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.  MAP tests provide us with detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth and progress on academic goals.  This information is used to assist teachers in individualizing learning outcomes as well as monitor growth patterns for each student.  

Each school year, students in grades 2nd – 8th grade take the tests in September, January, and May. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.  

We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.

PBIS update:

On Friday September 28 we will hold our first Student of the Month Assembly.  The students have been working hard and earning Star Gazing Awards.  Their name will be put into a drawing for each Star Gazing Award they have received.  We will pick one student from 4K – 2nd, one from 3rd – 5th grade, and one from 6th – 8th grade for the student of the month in each grade bracket.  The students chosen for Student of the Month will have their picture hung up in the main office for the month, they will receive a  sub, courtesy of the PTO, and they will be given a yard sign for their yard.  There will also be 3 students chosen in each grade bracket to receive a $1.00 coupon for the 8th grade snack cart. 

 

The phone number for Dousman Transport Company is listed each week on the front side of the Parent Update. If you ever have a question regarding bus transportation, call the bus company at (262) 534-2191.

 

Help raise school the easy way with Shoparoo:  Washington-Caldwell School is partnering with Shoparoo, a fun, free, and easy fundraiser that has schools nationwide earning hundreds and even thousands of dollars for education. Shoparoo is a free app that turns pictures of every-day shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes for schools.

It is easy to get started.  Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  Then select Washington-Caldwell School from the list and start taking pictures of receipts - shop anywhere and buy anything.

Washington-Caldwell is a fantastic school! Thank you for being a big part of its success!

GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann September 17-21

 Parent Information Nights:

Thank you to everyone who could attend our Parent Information Nights this week.  The teachers worked hard to present information on classroom expectations, policies, and procedures of their classrooms.  If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher.

 Academic Awards Celebrations

Let me explain how we recognize our students after each nine weeks of school. We are grateful to partner with the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club to recognize students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) certificates. B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January. Perfect Attendance certificates are also awarded each Nine Weeks. Students in 4K through Grade 2 receive their awards in a morning assembly (8:45) in our gym, students in 3-5 will receive their awards in an assembly at 9:00. Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in a 2:45 pm middle school honors assembly. Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time. It is the tradition of our school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 Even though we are just into the beginning of the school year, already AMAZING things are happening each day at school.  You are to be commended for not only having great children, but also for your outstanding support for Washington-Caldwell.  All staff – including myself – THANK YOU!

 Student Arrival Time in The Morning Before SchoolSafety is very important.  Just a reminder, there is no walking or bike riding to and from school. All students must take the bus or be dropped off at school by parents.  Our morning drop-off procedure is the same as last year that asks parents arriving between 8:20-8:30 a.m. to drop-off their child at the middle school door by the basketball court.  Overall, our procedure is going very well.  Thanks for your cooperation!  Also, once students arrive, they are not to be outside as there is a lot of traffic (busses and cars) arriving and departing in our parking lot.  Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 Bullying:

Our school board policy is published in the Student Handbook on pages 22 & 23.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Bullying will not be tolerated at Washington-Caldwell.

 MAPS Testing:

Monday September 24 will be the beginning of the Fall MAPS testing.  Students in 2-8th grade will complete the testing throughout the week. 

 Softball Tournament:

Best wishes to our student athletes as they take to the softball field on Saturday September 15 at Jensen Park here in the Town of Waterford.  There games will begin at 9:00 am.  They will be competing in the annual conference softball tournament.  GO BULLDOGS!

 The monthly school board meeting will be held on Monday September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us. 

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann September 4-7

 

Bus Dismissal:  You may be aware that the high school, Waterford Graded, and Washington-Caldwell are all using Dousman Transport to get students to and from school each day. At dismissal, Fox River Middle School students are picked up first, then driven to the high school to pick-up those students before transported home. Then, three of these buses come to Washington-Caldwell to pick-up our students at 3:40 p.m. The construction in Waterford is causing delays in our buses.  There may be days that the buses arrive late to Washington. Every school year, there is a period of adjustment that takes place as bus drivers learn new routes. Plus, more students ride the busses (especially at the high school) at the beginning of the year. After a few weeks, fewer students take the afternoon bus. Thank you for your patience.

 Parent Information Nights:  We will be holding parent information nights next week for all students.  We will start off on Tuesday September 11 with 4K-2, Wednesday September 12 will be for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, and Tuesday September 17 will be for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  All events will take place from 5:30-6:30. During this time, teachers will go over their expectations, classroom policies and procedures, explain more about PowerSchool and checking grades, and answer any questions you may have.   

 Attendance Matters!!!

Students Fall Behind When They Miss School:

School attendance is linked to school achievement. Empty seats in our classrooms mean our students are missing out on learning.  Your child’s education can lead to a world of possibilities, but walking through the school door on time every day is the first step.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning. Now is a great time to set the following goal: Strive for perfect attendance for the entire school year!  If there are circumstances that cause your child to continually miss school, please let us know. We want to help. Let’s work together to make attendance a top priority. Remember that learning builds day by day, so we encourage you to schedule appointments and family trips during non-school hours, whenever possible. 

 Please review the Student Handbook with your child.  Also, there are two sign-off sheets that need to be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.   If you have not already done so, please make sure these are returned. In advance, thank you for this effort.

 

On Tuesday, September 11 our school will once again commemorate the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania that occurred sixteen years ago. Students in grades 3-8 will discuss the 9-11 attacks during their Social Studies classes.

 Dress For Success!  As we begin the school year, please remember to send your child(ren) to school dressed appropriately. We call it “Dressing For Success” and this helps not only our school climate, but also helps students understand that school is a place where we dress for the tasks at hand. “Dressing For Success” also helps students realize the expectations in the work place when they begin their career. For more information, please see page 25 of the Student Handbook. Also, please check-out page 33 & 34 of the Student Handbook entitled “School Success.” These are helpful suggestions to make the school year be very successful. 

 P.B.I.S. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports is an initiative that our school began seven years ago. P.B.I.S. is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for ALL students. We will be focusing on Acceptance of Everyone. More information will be coming in future weeks.

 We are off to a great start!  Everyone is to be commended for their outstanding efforts and teamwork in getting the 2018-2019 school year off to a very successful start.  Let’s keep it going throughout the year. Remember, we are all GOLD medal winners!!!   GO BULLDOGS!

 

Friday folder items will again be emailed to parents, rather than be sent home.  If you would like paper copies, please notify the school office at 262-662-3466.

 



Ms. Saltzmann’s Necessary News March 12-16:

 Open Enrollment: As we are now in the middle of the Open Enrollment period in Wisconsin, I ask all parents to share the good news about Washington-Caldwell with friends and neighbors. If they have children, they want what you want: the very best educational program for their children to thrive in. Invite them to check out Washington-Caldwell.  I can’t say enough about the quality school Washington-Caldwell is! Open Enrollment continues through Monday, April 30.

 

PBIS Update: Positive Paws:  Students have earned a total of 12,260 Paws so far in third quarter.  Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 3,428 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 5,012 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 3,820 for the quarter.  In addition to the class totals, students have donated 1,048 Paws.  So far, this year, our students have earned 53,688 Paws! Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

 

Help raise school the easy way with Shoparoo

Washington-Caldwell School is partnering with Shoparoo, a fun, free, and easy fundraiser that has schools nationwide earning hundreds and even thousands of dollars for education.

Shoparoo is a free app that turns pictures of every-day shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes for schools.

“All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila earn money for Washington School!,”

To get started:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select Washington-Caldwell School from the list and start taking pictures of receipts - shop anywhere and buy anything.

3. The first 20 Washington-Caldwell School supporters will earn an extra $1 donation from Shoparoo for their first receipt.

4. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using a personal referral code.

5. Participants can also select a grade to support for a fun competition. 

“There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school,”  Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about the app.

 

 

 

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                                                            GO BULLDOGS!

 

 

 



Necessary News February 5 - 9

Open Enrollment:
Open Enrollment in Wisconsin begins February 5 and runs until April 30.   Thanks for talking up our school!  Washington-Caldwell is a great place for students to grow and flourish!

 

January Student of the Month Assembly: On Wednesday we celebrated all the students who have earned Star Gazing Awards throughout the month of January at the PBIS Assembly. There was a total of 204 Star Gazing awards handed out this month.  From all students who earned a Star Gazing, three students were chosen at random for the Student of the Month distinction – Henry, Grace, and Isabelle.  They will have their pictures in the office for the upcoming month and also receive a Cousins Lunch courtesy of the PTO!  Nine more students were chosen Friday morning to receive a coupon to the 8th grade snack cart; Hailey, Taylor, Norah, Jamie, Zoe, Ava, Sydney, Sam, and Michael. Congratulations to all our winners.

 Great Students Recognized this week!!  Terrific Kids and B.U.G. Awards were presented on Wednesday morning to elementary students.  These awards are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.  Terrific Kids are awarded to 4K-2nd grade students showing good citizenship while B.U.G. awards are for students in grades 3-5 who have brought up grades since the last quarter.  In the afternoon, Middle School students were also recognized for their academic achievements with our Honor Roll Assembly.  Students with a GPA of 3.667 or higher received First Honors and students with a 3.000 to 3.666 GPA received Second Honors.

On Wednesday, Perfect Attendance awards were also given to students with zero absences throughout 2nd quarter.  We had 45 students throughout the building that were recognized with perfect attendance.

Washington-Caldwell participates in WASBF!  Waterford Area School Bands Festival, (WASBF), is a band festival that combines the band programs from Washington-Caldwell, North Cape, St. Thomas, Evergreen, Trailside, Woodfield, Fox River, and Waterford High School.  Our 5th- 8th grade band students will participate in this festival at Waterford High School this Friday, February 2.  I want to congratulate our students, and our music teacher Ms. Chelsea Kuhlow, for sharing their talents at WASBF!

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be coming at the end of the month.  Please circle Wednesday, February 21 (4-8 p.m.) and Thursday, February 22 (3:00-8:00 p.m.) for our next round of conferences.    Watch for an email next week to schedule your conference time.  We will again be scheduling conferences on-line.  Perfect attendance is always our goal for Parent-Teacher Conferences!

 

Attendance Matters: This program will enable any student who achieves perfect attendance during the month of February the opportunity to receive a special complimentary ticket offer.  In addition, student winners will receive a free kid’s meal at Wendy’s and the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the Buck’s court.  Attendance logs were sent home last week.  If you need another one, please call the front office.  Order forms will go home to all students with perfect attendance at the end of February. 

 

Thank you for your continued support for the students and staff at Washington-Caldwell!

 

GO BULLDOGS!




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann January 29 - February 2

Wednesday is THE day when we will honor excellence in the classroom and perfect attendance for the second nine weeks of school.  In the morning, members of the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club will be here to recognize K-2 students with “Terrific Kids” certificates and students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) certificates.  In the afternoon, there will be a middle school awards assembly to present First and Second Honor Roll awards.   During these ceremonies, perfect attendance certificates will be presented. 

 

We are very proud of all of our students who work hard to earn perfect attendance throughout the school year.  I thoroughly enjoy awarding perfect attendance certificates to students after each nine-week grading period.  Perfect attendance is a great goal to strive for as it reinforces a work value that will help a young person not only in school, but also in their chosen career after completing school.  

Report cards are coming home today with your student(s). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher immediately.

Open Enrollment in Wisconsin begins February 5 and runs until April 30.    Thanks for talking up our school!  W-C is a great place for students to grow and flourish!

4K and 5K Preregistration and Information night: for the 2018-2019 school year, will be held on February 6 at 6:00pm in our school library.  Please plan on attending to learn about our programs.  Pass this information on to anyone you know that has a student interested in attending.  If not district residents, parents can apply for Open Enrollment to attend Washington Caldwell.

 

Wonder why Washington-Caldwell is a special place?  Besides having outstanding students, caring and competent staff, and very supportive parents, our school is configured in ways that educational researchers find very conducive to students in the elementary school years.  Several studies show that having students grouped K-8 in the same school results in:

  1. Students having greater opportunities at building successful relationships with staff over the course of ten years.
  2. Parent involvement can improve because parents are usually happiest with their children’s elementary school experiences.  Parents are more likely to stay involved in their children’s school lives longer because of the positive experiences gained by being comfortable in the same school with staff.
  3. Middle school students in PK-8 schools behave differently than in a middle school (i.e. grades 6-8).  Middle school students in a PK-8 school take on the role of protector and role model for younger students. 
  4. Internal student accountability increases in PK-8 schools because teachers personally know the students they are sending from their classroom to the next.  As a result, middle school teachers have a better knowledge of students they will be teaching.
  5. More students can be involved in programs offered in a PK-8 school.  At Washington-Caldwell, for example, students are encouraged to participate in activities they may not be afforded in a larger school.  Student newspaper, forensics, Lego club, DIY club, student council, National Junior Honor Society, K-Kids, math competitions, media nights, athletics, cheerleading, special reading events, and other clubs/organizations are just a few activities available to our students.  

 

 I have great expectations for all of our students as we are now into the 3rd Nine Weeks of the school year.  Please let us know of any ideas or concerns you may have.  “Working together, we can – and will – do great things for our young people!”

 

Again, thank you for “talking up” our school!  As you know, it’s a great place for students to excel!

 

GO BULLDOGS!

Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann January 22 - 26

Washington Caldwell School Features- Open Enrollment window: February 5 – April 30

 

Þ Fantastic kids, parents, and staff, as well as a supportive community that values education and student success.

 Þ Half-day Four-Year Old Kindergarten morning program that includes specials like art, library, music, and physical education experiences.

 Þ Before and After school care, KAS provided by Little Bear Learning Center

 Þ A student-written and published newspaper, The Bulldog Bark, six times yearly. 

 Þ Full day Five-Year Old Kindergarten preparing students for a successful educational career at our school and beyond.

 Þ Grades 1-8 program that provides a variety of enrichment programs, as well as expert lessons taught by caring and competent teachers.

 Þ Activities galore!  National Junior Honor Society (Gr. 6-8), Student Council/Builders Club (Gr. 5-8), Kiwanis K-Kids (Gr. 1-5), Forensics, Media Night, Lego Club, Open Gym Nights, DIY Bulldog Club.

 Þ Talented & Gifted Programs!  Math 24, Math Meets, Southern Lakes Anthology, Art Immersion, Music education for all students, as well as band for students in Grades 5-8.

 Þ Spanish language classes – Grades K-8.

 Þ Sports programs including softball (fall), volleyball (spring), basketball and cheerleading (winter), track (spring).

 Þ iPads provided to students to middle schoolers 24-7 throughout the school year. IPads are also provided to Grades 3- 5 students in school, set of 20 iPads shared with 4K-2 students; plus our Innovation Center (computer lab) contains 28 desktop PCs.

 Þ Programs recognizing students for academic achievement, perfect attendance, and excellent behavior.

 Þ Updated facilities that enhance student learning and provide a welcoming experience for all.

 Þ Educational Options: Educational options available to Washington Caldwell School District students  include public schools, private schools participating in school choice program, charter schools, virtual schools, full-time open enrollment, youth options and course options. 

                Please visit our current and very informative website: www.washcald.com

For tours and/or more information regarding our Four-Year-Old and Five-Year Old Kindergarten programs, our overall educational program, or Open Enrollment, please contact:

 

Text Box: 4K & 5K Parent Information Night for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at Washington-Caldwell on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Do you know someone who has a 4K or 5K age child? Encourage them to attend Information Night on February 6. Washington-Caldwell is a great school with great people: students, parents, and staff members. Talk up W-C!! 

       Jill Saltzmann, Principal, jsaltzmann@washcald.com

Text Box: PBIS Update: Positive Paws: Students have earned a total of 15,697 Paws second quarter. Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 5,732 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 7,321 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 7,611 for the quarter. In addition to the class totals, students have donated 1,048 Paws. So far, this year, our students have earned 41,428 Paws! Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann January 15 - 19

 

Martin Luther King, Jr Day: Monday is a significant day in the United States when we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was only 39 years old when he was killed in Memphis in 1968. During his short life, Dr. King championed civil rights and peaceful non-violence. Among his many accomplishments and honors, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35. He donated the prize money of $54,123 to further the civil rights movement. Dr. King was a great orator and he has many, many inspirational quotes attributed to him; here are a few:

  •            “The time is always right to do what is right.”
  • “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t    have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve . . . . You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.”

  • “The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued that self-defeating path of hate.  Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.”

       

 End of the quarter approaching: It is hard to believe that half of the school is almost over!  Second quarter will end on Thursday January 18.  Friday January 19, school will not be in session.  Teachers will have a Professional Development day and will spend the afternoon working on end of quarter grades and report cards.  Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 26.  As the new semester begins, Washington Caldwell staff looks forward too many more learning adventures!

 

With the start of third quarter and second semester, take a moment to talk with your children about the importance of always doing their best on assignments, projects, and classwork.  Great learning happens every day in our classrooms – good attendance is also crucial to success!

 

The School Board Meeting will take place on Monday, January 15, in the library.  Please consider attending.

 

4K & 5K Parent Information Night for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at Washington-Caldwell on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Do you know someone who has a 4K or 5K age child?  Encourage them to attend Information Night on February 6.  Washington-Caldwell is a great school with great people: students, parents, and staff members.  Talk up W-C!! 

 

Winter Weather:  We like to get the kids outside as much as possible during this winter weather.  Please make sure your students have snow pants, hats, mittens, and boots.  We want them to stay warm while they are burning off energy outside.

Wisconsin Winter Weather!  Everyone coming to school must either take the bus or be driven by car; therefore, it is essential we pay close attention to road conditions.  Remember, if poor weather threatens (snow, excessive cold, etc.), please listen to WTMJ (Channel 4), WISN (Channel 12), and WITI (Channel 6) for school cancellations or delayed start information.  If school is closed, we will also send out an email and text message to all our families. 




Ms. Saltzmann’s Necessary News December 25 - January 1:

 

As the calendar turns from one year to the next, I want to take this time to say “Thank You” to all of our students, parents, and staff members for making 2017 so successful.  Why is W-C so special?  Because of its people – and because we work together as a team to do our very best for our students!  Just recently, we have seen this teamwork firsthand in the collection of food items and non-perishables for needy people in our area.  We also had an overwhelming response to our Giving Tree.  Because of all of you, we were able to help those families that are less fortunate.  What a fantastic gesture of giving!  That’s just one reason why W-C is so unique and special.  As we prepare for 2018, let’s continue to strive to do our very best for students.  Let’s continue to make Washington-Caldwell a great school! 

 

Star Gazing Awards… Our 4th Student of the month assembly took place today. We had a total of 161 Star Gazing Awards given out in the month of December. Way to go Bulldogs!!!! Our Student of the Month winners for December are Kynlee in 5k, Brook in 3rd, and Rylee in 6th. These 3 students will receive Cousins lunch on Friday January 5.  Our $1 snack cart winners are Hunter 5k, George 1st, Ashlyn 5k, Evelyn 5th, Leah 5th, McKenzie 5th, Amber 7th, Taylor 7th, and Ashton 7th. Congratulations to our Star Students.

 

PBIS Update: Positive Paws: Our Positive Paws incentive is going great.  So far students have earned a total of 14,634 Paws this quarter.  Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 3,480 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 5,100 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 5,259 for the quarter.  In addition to the class totals, students have donated 795 Paws.  So far, this year, our students have earned 34,633 Paws! Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

 

Media Nights:  Just a reminder that Media Night runs the first 3 Monday and Wednesdays of each month from 3:45 – 5:00 in the library.  Students in grades 3-8 are welcome to come and get some extra help on their homework.  All you need to do is bring a note that day to stay after school.  Notes must be turned in by 9:00 am.

 

Facebook Page: If you are on Facebook, make sure to check out the Washington-Caldwell School District page.  There are a lot of great things happening here at Washington and pictures are updated regularly on Facebook.  It is great to see all the exciting events taking place.  Go Bulldogs.  Our students, staff, and parents are AMAZING!!!!!

  

Also, here is the contact information and address for the Caldwell Food Pantry.  The Caldwell Food Pantry is sponsored by the Caldwell United Methodist Church which is located at 8504 Caldwell Road.  Persons interested in more information are encouraged to call Mr. Chuck Herman at (262) 534-6581. 

 

Winter break begins on December 22 with an Early Release and runs through January 1.  School resumes on Tuesday, January 2   Happy Holidays!  May 2018 bring much happiness and great health to you and your loved ones.

 

Happy holidays!

     On behalf of the school board and the entire staff at Washington-Caldwell, I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2018 bring much happiness and great health to you and your loved ones.

 

 

 



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann December 18-22
:

 

Wednesday’s Holiday Concert was fantastic!

     Our students did a marvelous job showcasing their talents. Congratulations to Ms. Kuhlow for planning and directing a beautiful holiday show for everyone to enjoy – her second at W-C! Our staff assisted greatly to the success of the show.  I want to thank all those who attended, too. The PTO-sponsored “Basket Auction” and desserts following the performance added a very nice touch to this special evening. 

 

PBIS Update: Positive Paws: Our Positive Paws incentive is going great.  So far students have earned a total of 16,614 Paws.  Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 2,876 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 4,371 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 4,018 for the quarter.  In addition to the class totals, students have donated 656 Paws.  So far this year, our students have earned close to 33,000 Paws! Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

 

Congratulations to our K-Kids and Builder’s Club organization here at W-C

     New students were inducted into our K-Kids and Builders Club chapters last week Thursday during a “Celebration” event. Sponsored by the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club, K-Kids provides leadership opportunities for students in Grades 1-5. Mr. Dehne and Mrs. Jacobson are the advisors. Builders Club is a service club that we have combined student council with. Builders Club is also sponsored by the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club.  Ms. Vogt and Ms. Bailen are the advisors. Also, Mrs. Gail Pachucki is the Kiwanis advisor. Again, Congratulations!

 

Students did a great job stocking the shelves

     The W-C food drive has been completed and I want to praise all of our students, parents, and staff for your generosity in donating canned goods and non-perishable food items. I especially would like to commend our Builders Club/Student Council, K-Kids, and NJHS students for spearheading this activity. This is a worthy cause with all donations going to the Caldwell Food Pantry. Great job and many thanks!

 

School Board meeting set Monday

     On Monday, the monthly school board meeting will be held in the school library starting at 6:30 p.m.  Please attend!

 

Winter break begins with an Early Release on Friday, December 22nd and runs through Monday, January 1st.

 

School resumes on Tuesday, January 2nd.  Happy New Year!

 

Happy holidays!

     On behalf of the school board and the entire staff at Washington-Caldwell, I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2018 bring much happiness and great health to you and your loved ones.




Ms. Saltzmann’s Necessary News December 11-15:

 

The W-C food drive will be completed on Friday December 15.  I want to praise all of our students, parents, and staff for your generosity in donating canned goods and non-perishable food items.  I especially would like to commend our Builder’s Club/Student Council and K-Kids students for setting up this activity.  This is a worthy cause with all donations going to the Caldwell Food Pantry.  Great job and many thanks!

 

Winter Showcase: On Wednesday December 13 at 6:00 you are all invited to attend our Winter Concert.  Ms. Kuhlow and the students have put together a great night of entertainment for all of you.  I hope to see you there on Wednesday. 

 

Media Nights:  Just a reminder that Media Night runs the first 3 Monday and Wednesdays of each month from 3:45 – 5:00 in the library.  Students in grades 3-8 are welcome to come and get some extra help on their homework.  All you need to do is bring a note that day to stay after school.  Notes must be turned in by 9:00 am.

 

Facebook Page: If you are on Facebook, make sure to check out the Washington-Caldwell School District page.  There are a lot of great things happening here at Washington and pictures are updated regularly on Facebook.  It is great to see all the exciting events taking place.  Go Bulldogs.  Our students, staff, and parents are AMAZING!!!!!

 

Friday Folder items and Parent Update:

If you need to look back at items that were sent out with the Parent Update on Fridays, they will always be available on the home page.  Go to Calendar/Documents and click on Parent Update

 

Wisconsin Winter Weather! Everyone coming to school must either take the bus or be driven by car; therefore, it is essential we pay close attention to road conditions. Remember, if poor weather threatens (snow, excessive cold, etc.), please listen to WTMJ (Channel 4), WISN (Channel 12), and WITI (Channel 6) for school cancellations or delayed start informationhttp://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/newsletter/quoted/images/quoted_030_sm.jpg

 

Dress for the Weather:

 Our dress code can be found on page 25 of our student handbook.  There, it states all students are to go out for recess.  Also, warm coats, mittens or gloves, boots, and snow pants are necessities and must be worn.  Boots are required for all K-5 students.




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann December 4 - 8:

 Our school’s Holiday Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in our gym. This is a “can’t miss” event! Please remember to bring canned goods and/or non-perishables for the food drive. All items collected will be donated to the Caldwell Food Pantry. Let’s join together in the spirit of the holiday season to celebrate this joyous time of the year!

 PTO Basket Fundraiser at the Winter Concert! The annual PTO-sponsored “Basket Fundraiser” will be held during the Winter Concert on Wednesday December 13. Monies raised are returned back to the school by our fabulous PTO to support student activities. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and our PTO!

 The Waterford Cooperative has a free program for parents! It is called the Waterford Schools Student & Family Assistance Program (SFAP). This is a confidential program provided by Aurora Health Care to assist families with a range of issues that you may be facing including: parenting concerns and questions; anxiety and depression; marital/relationship issues; stress management; child/family issues; alcohol/drug issues; divorce/blended families; legal consultation & medical services; child care & elder care consultation, information and referral; financial consultation; school & college planning; adoption information; and unlimited access to website search forms, calculators, and additional information. Again, this is a free service! Information concerning this program can be found on the table near the main office, as well as by asking any staff member for assistance.

 Wisconsin Winter Weather! Everyone coming to school must either take the bus or be driven by car; therefore, it is essential we pay close attention to road conditions. Remember, if poor weather threatens (snow, excessive cold, etc.), please listen to WTMJ (Channel 4), WISN (Channel 12), and WITI (Channel 6) for school cancellations or delayed start information. We will also send out a text alert notifying you of a cancellation.

 Friday Folder items and Parent Update:

If you need to look back at items that were sent out with the Parent Update on Fridays, they will always be available on the home page.  Go to Update/menu and click on Parent Update. 

 Mid-Term Reports will be going home on Friday, December 8.  Have questions? Please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

 PBIS update:

This week we held our 3rd Student of the Month Assembly.  Our Students earned a total of 176 Star Gazing Awards.  Our Students of the Month are Justin 2, Ella 3, and Wyatt 6.  Their picture is displayed on the Wall of Fame in the office.  Each of those three students earned a Cousins lunch at school.  Our $1 winners for the 8th grade snack cart are: Nathan 4K, Annabelle 2, Ava 2, Addison C 3, Lilly 4, Ben 5, Jack 6, Angie 8, and Faith 8.  Way to Go Bulldogs!!!!!

 GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann November 20-December 1:

 

Early Release Day….. Tuesday, November 21 is an Early Release day.  Students in 5K – 8th Grade will be dismissed at 12:35 p.m. 4K students will be dismissed at their normal dismissal time, 11:30 a.m. Washington-Caldwell will be closed Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24.

  

Academic Honors Day: On Wednesday, we recognized 56 students for Perfect Attendance, 30 students in grades 4K-2 as Terrific Kids, and 48 Middle School Students for Honor Roll.  Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and dedication. 

 

Thanksgiving: It’s hard to believe that we’re entering the holiday season, and I would like to wish all of our Washington-Caldwell families and our community a very happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the time of year that we all reflect on our many blessings. Although, life is filled with many challenges, this is the time of year we are grateful for the kind people in our lives who love and support us so that our students believe, achieve, and succeed.  I am personally thankful for my family, my friends, and all the individuals (staff, students, and families) here at Washington Caldwell. This school is a blessing to all who work and attend. I wish each and every member of our school family the best.  Have a safe holiday!

 

 

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

WASHINGTON-CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT

APRIL 3, 2018

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election is to be held in the School District of Washington-Caldwell School on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, and the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term of office for school board members is three years beginning with the third Tuesday in April 2018.

 Office                                       Incumbent

 School Board Member               Tim Szeklinski

  School Board Member               Todd Galkowski

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in the office of the District Clerk at Washington-Caldwell School District, Washington School Office, 8937 Big Bend Road, Waterford, WI 53185 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Inquiries regarding the district boundary information should be directed to the District Office by calling 262-662-3466.

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Todd Galkowski, District Clerk




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann – November 6-10

  

Star Gazing Awards… Our 2nd Student of the month assembly took place on Tuesday. We had a total of 228 Star Gazing Awards given out in the month of October. Way to go Bulldogs!!!! Our Student of the Month winners for October are Hunter 5K, Lee 5th, and Matt 8th. These 3 students received Cousins lunch on Friday.  Our $1 snack cart winners are Jon 4k, Austin 5k, Myles 4K, Trinity 4th, Brook 3rd, Lucy 3rd, Payton 8th, Griffin 8th, and Tadan 7th. Congratulations to our Star Students.

 

Report cards are being sent home, Friday, November 8. Remember, school will NOT be in session on Monday November 6.  Enjoy your 3 day weekend. 

 

Veterans Day will be commemorated at Washington-Caldwell on Friday, November 10. Thanks to Ms. Bozio for planning our Veterans Day program that begins at 2:30 p.m. At W-C, we honor the service of our men and women in our Armed Forces. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” (John F. Kennedy)

 

Mark your calendars: Wednesday November 15 is Recognition Day at Washington-Caldwell! In the morning at 8:45 a.m., several students in 4K-Grade 2 will be recognized by the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club with Terrific Kids awards. Middle school students will be recognized during an afternoon awards assembly starting at 2:45 p.m. in our gym. All students earning Perfect Attendance for the first Nine Weeks will be honored too. Parents are welcome to attend these celebrations! Congratulations to all students!

 

Nine Week Celebrations Explained - We recognize students each nine weeks of school. We are grateful to the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club who recognize students in 4K-Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates. Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) certificates. (B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January.) Perfect Attendance certificates are awarded each Nine Weeks. Students in 4K-Grade 5 receive their awards during the morning assembly in the multi-purpose room. Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in an afternoon middle school honors assembly. Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time. It is the tradition at school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those middle school students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.

 

PBIS update:  Our Positive Paws incentive is going great.  So far students have earned a total of 16,614 Paws.  Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 4,825 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 4,552 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 5,942.  In addition to the class totals, students have donated 1,295 Paws.  Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

“Thank You” to all students, parents, and staff for your tremendous cooperation as we work as a team to make Washington-Caldwell the very best school it can be. Let’s continue to work together to move our students forward.



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann – November 6-10

  

Star Gazing Awards… Our 2nd Student of the month assembly took place on Tuesday. We had a total of 228 Star Gazing Awards given out in the month of October. Way to go Bulldogs!!!! Our Student of the Month winners for October are Hunter 5K, Lee 5th, and Matt 8th. These 3 students received Cousins lunch on Friday.  Our $1 snack cart winners are Jon 4k, Austin 5k, Myles 4K, Trinity 4th, Brook 3rd, Lucy 3rd, Payton 8th, Griffin 8th, and Tadan 7th. Congratulations to our Star Students.

 

Report cards are being sent home, Friday, November 8. Remember, school will NOT be in session on Monday November 6.  Enjoy your 3 day weekend. 

 

Veterans Day will be commemorated at Washington-Caldwell on Friday, November 10. Thanks to Ms. Bozio for planning our Veterans Day program that begins at 2:30 p.m. At W-C, we honor the service of our men and women in our Armed Forces. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” (John F. Kennedy)

 

Mark your calendars: Wednesday November 15 is Recognition Day at Washington-Caldwell! In the morning at 8:45 a.m., several students in 4K-Grade 2 will be recognized by the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club with Terrific Kids awards. Middle school students will be recognized during an afternoon awards assembly starting at 2:45 p.m. in our gym. All students earning Perfect Attendance for the first Nine Weeks will be honored too. Parents are welcome to attend these celebrations! Congratulations to all students!

 

Nine Week Celebrations Explained - We recognize students each nine weeks of school. We are grateful to the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club who recognize students in 4K-Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates. Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) certificates. (B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January.) Perfect Attendance certificates are awarded each Nine Weeks. Students in 4K-Grade 5 receive their awards during the morning assembly in the multi-purpose room. Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in an afternoon middle school honors assembly. Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time. It is the tradition at school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those middle school students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.

 

PBIS update:  Our Positive Paws incentive is going great.  So far students have earned a total of 16,614 Paws.  Students in Grades 4K-2 have earned 4,825 paws, grades 3-5 have earned 4,552 paws, and students in grades 6-8 have earned 5,942.  In addition to the class totals, students have donated 1,295 Paws.  Way to go Bulldogs!!!! 

“Thank You” to all students, parents, and staff for your tremendous cooperation as we work as a team to make Washington-Caldwell the very best school it can be. Let’s continue to work together to move our students forward.




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann October 2 - 6:

PBIS update: Gold Medalist Recognized……

Today we held our 1st Student of the Month Assembly.  There was a total of 192 Star Gazing awards given out for the month of September.  Our Students of the Month are Daxson- 1st grade, Sydnee 4th grade and Jordan - 7th grade.   Their picture is displayed on the Wall of Fame in the office.   Each of those three students earned a certificate for a Cousins lunch at school and a Student of the Month Yard.  Our $1 winners for the 8th grade snack cart are: Mason L 1st, Alana, 2nd, Joel 5K, Audra 4th, Mckenzie 5th, Mason S 3rd, Tadan 7th, Gus 8th, and Griffen 8th.  We also have 3 Teachers of the Month, Mrs. Borchardt, Mrs. Keuler, and Mr. Thompson.  Congratulations to all of our September winners.

 

Student Arrival Time in the Morning before School. Safety is very important. I ask that you refer to pages 10 & 21 of our Student Handbook. The Transportation section gives parents directions as to when their children are to be dropped off at school. Just a reminder, there is no walking or bike riding to and from school as students take the bus or are dropped off at school by parents. But, when should parents drop their child off at school? Our handbook says, “If parents transport their children to school they should arrive no earlier than 8:30 a.m.” I ask that all parents follow this procedure. The doors open for students to enter at 8:30 a.m. Our morning drop-off procedure is the same as last year that asks parents arriving between 8:20-8:30 a.m. to drop-off their child at the middle school door by the basketball court. If you arrive before or after these times, please drop-off your child at the main entrance. Overall, our procedure is going very well. Thanks for your cooperation! Also, once students arrive, they are not to be outside as there is a lot of traffic (busses and cars) arriving and departing in our parking lot. Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

Mid-term Reports will be going home Friday October 6.  Have questions?  Please contact your child’s teacher ASAP.  Remember our first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held starting this week on Wednesday, October 11 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 12 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. 

 

Nine Week Celebrations: Let me explain how we recognize our students after each nine weeks of school.  We are grateful to partner with the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club to recognize students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing up Grades) certificates.  (B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January.)  Perfect Attendance certificates are also awarded each Nine Weeks.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 receive their awards in a K-5 morning assembly in our gym.  Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in an afternoon middle school honors assembly.  Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time.  It is the tradition of our school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 

Attendance is very important.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning.  Now is a great time to set the following goal:  Strive for perfect attendance for the entire school year!

 

Thank you to our all of our students, parents, and staff for working as a team!  Let’s continue to have a super year!  GO BULLDOGS!

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann September 25 – 29

Early Release Friday September 29:

Students will be dismissed at 12:35 on Friday September 29.  Students in 4K will have a regularly scheduled day with dismissal at 11:30.  Have a great weekend.

 

Mid-Term Reports will be going home on Friday, October 6th.  Have questions? Please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Also, please mark your calendar for our first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

 

MAPS testing:

Next week the students will complete our fall testing, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Math and English/Language Arts 

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.  MAP tests provide us with detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth and progress on academic goals.  This information is used to assist teachers in individualizing learning outcomes as well as monitor growth patterns for each student.  

Each school year, students in grades 2nd – 8th grade take the tests in September, January, and May. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.  

We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.

PBIS update:

On Friday September 29th we will hold our first Student of the Month Assembly.  The students have been working hard and earning Star Gazing Awards.  Their name will be put into a drawing for each Star Gazing Award they have received.  We will pick one student from 4K – 2nd, one from 3rd – 5th grade, and one from 6th – 8th grade for the student of the month in each grade bracket.  The students chosen for Student of the Month will have their picture hung up in the main office for the month, they will receive a Cousin’s sub, courtesy of the PTO, and they will be given a yard sign for their yard.  There will also be 3 students chosen in each grade bracket to receive a $1.00 coupon for the 8th grade snack cart. 

 

The phone number for Dousman Transport Company is listed each week on the front side of the Parent Update. If you ever have a question regarding bus transportation, call the bus company at (262) 534-2191.

 

Help raise school the easy way with Shoparoo:  Washington-Caldwell School is partnering with Shoparoo, a fun, free, and easy fundraiser that has schools nationwide earning hundreds and even thousands of dollars for education. Shoparoo is a free app that turns pictures of every-day shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes for schools.

It is easy to get started.  Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  Then select Washington-Caldwell School from the list and start taking pictures of receipts - shop anywhere and buy anything.

Washington-Caldwell is a fantastic school! Thank you for being a big part of its success!

GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann Sept. 18-22

Parent Information Nights:

Thank you to everyone who could attend our Parent Information Nights this week.  The teachers worked hard to present information on classroom expectations, policies, and procedures of their classrooms.  If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher.

 Academic Awards Celebrations

Let me explain how we recognize our students after each nine weeks of school. We are grateful to partner with the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club to recognize students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) certificates. B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January. Perfect Attendance certificates are also awarded each Nine Weeks. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 receive their awards in a K-5 morning assembly (8:45) in our gym. Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in a 2:45 pm middle school honors assembly. Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time. It is the tradition of our school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 

Even though we are just into the beginning of the school year, already AMAZING things are happening each day at school.  You are to be commended for not only having great children, but also for your outstanding support for Washington-Caldwell.  All staff – including myself – THANK YOU!

 Student Arrival Time in The Morning Before SchoolSafety is very important.  Just a reminder, there is no walking or bike riding to and from school. All students must take the bus or be dropped off at school by parents.  Our morning drop-off procedure is the same as last year that asks parents arriving between 8:20-8:30 a.m. to drop-off their child at the middle school door by the basketball court.  Overall, our procedure is going very well.  Thanks for your cooperation!  Also, once students arrive, they are not to be outside as there is a lot of traffic (busses and cars) arriving and departing in our parking lot.  Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

Bullying:

Our school board policy is published in the Student Handbook on pages 22 & 23.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Bullying will not be tolerated at Washington-Caldwell.

 

MAPS Testing:

Monday September 25 will be the beginning of the Fall MAPS testing.  Students in 3-8th grade will complete the testing throughout the week. 

 

Softball Tournament:

Best wishes to our student athletes as they take to the softball field on Saturday September 16 at Jensen Park here in the Town of Waterford.  There games will begin at 9:00 am.  They will be competing in the annual conference softball tournament.  GO BULLDOGS!

 

The monthly school board meeting will be held on Monday September 18 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us. 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann Sept. 11-15

 

Bus Dismissal:  You may be aware that the high school, Waterford Graded, and Washington-Caldwell are all using Dousman Transport to get students to and from school each day. At dismissal, Fox River Middle School students are picked up first, then driven to the high school to pick-up those students before transported home. Then, three of these busses come to Washington-Caldwell to pick-up our students at 3:40 p.m. There may be days that the buses arrive late to Washington. Every school year, there is a period of adjustment that takes place as bus drivers learn new routes. Plus, more students ride the busses (especially at the high school) at the beginning of the year. After a few weeks, fewer students take the afternoon bus. Thank you for your patience.

 

Parent Information Nights:  We will be holding parent information nights next week for all students.  We will start off on Tuesday September 12 with 4K-2, Wednesday September 13 will be for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, and Thursday September 14 will be for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  All events will take place from 5:30-6:30. During this time, teachers will go over their expectations, classroom policies and procedures, explain more about PowerSchool and checking grades, and answer any questions you may have.   

 

Attendance Matters!!!

Students Fall Behind When They Miss School:

School attendance is linked to school achievement. Empty seats in our classrooms mean our students are missing out on learning.  Your child’s education can lead to a world of possibilities, but walking through the school door on time every day is the first step.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning. Now is a great time to set the following goal: Strive for perfect attendance for the entire school year!  If there are circumstances that cause your child to continually miss school, please let us know. We want to help. Let’s work together to make attendance a top priority. Remember that learning builds day by day, so we encourage you to schedule appointments and family trips during non-school hours, whenever possible. 

 

Please review the Student Handbook with your child.  Also, there are two sign-off sheets that need to be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.   If you have not already done so, please make sure these are returned. In advance, thank you for this effort.

 

State law regarding bullying.  All school districts in Wisconsin are required to have a bullying policy. Our school board policy is published in the Student Handbook on pages 22 & 23. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Bullying will not be tolerated at Washington-Caldwell.

 

On Monday, September 11 our school will once again commemorate the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania that occurred sixteen years ago. Students in grades 3-8 will discuss the 9-11 attacks during their Social Studies classes.

 

Dress For Success!  As we begin the school year, please remember to send your child(ren) to school dressed appropriately. We call it “Dressing For Success” and this helps not only our school climate, but also helps students understand that school is a place where we dress for the tasks at hand. “Dressing For Success” also helps students realize the expectations in the work place when they begin their career. For more information, please see page 25 of the Student Handbook. Also, please check-out page 33 & 34 of the Student Handbook entitled “School Success.” These are helpful suggestions to make the school year be very successful. 

 

P.B.I.S. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports is an initiative that our school began six years ago. P.B.I.S. is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for ALL students. We will be focusing on Acceptance of Everyone. More information will be coming in future weeks.

 

We are off to a great start!  Everyone is to be commended for their outstanding efforts and teamwork in getting the 2017-2018 school year off to a very successful start.  Let’s keep it going throughout the year. Remember, we are all GOLD medal winners!!!   GO BULLDOGS!

 

Friday folder items will again be emailed to parents, rather than be sent home.  If you would like paper copies, please notify the school office at 262-662-3466.

 

 





Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann May 8-12:

“Years of Service Recognition Breakfast.”  On Friday morning, the ninth annual “Years of Service Recognition Breakfast was held in our library.  Co-sponsored by our wonderful PTO, this event highlights the appreciation for all of our staff for their hard work and loyalty to the school district.  This year Mrs.  Natasha Hegemann was recognized for her 5 years of service to Washington Caldwell School District. 

 

Ms. Michelle Bozio was recognized as a Kohl Fellowship recipient.  Mrs. Greta Frost and Mrs. Cindy Hunt were both recognized for their 38 years of service to the Washington Caldwell School District. We wish them both well on their retirement.  They have touched the lives of many, many students in their time at Washington Caldwell and will be greatly missed.

 

The monthly meeting of our PTO on Monday May 8. The focus of the meeting will be the election of officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you to our current  PTO Board, Amy Draskovich, President, Renee Smikowski Vice President, Cynde Lewandowski Secretary, and Shelly De Leeuw Treasure for all of your hard work.  You all do a fabulous job and we have been lucky to have you on the PTO.  Thank you for all you do. 

 

Conference Track Meet. On Saturday, our middle school students will be competing in the Conference Track Meet at Westosha High School.  We wish all of our student/athletes much success.  GO BULLDOGS!

 

Middle School Track Meet. Also, the annual Middle School Track Meet was held at Waterford Union High School on Thursday.   We had a nice sunny day!  The track meet provided our student with a wonderful opportunity to compete against students from Drought and North Cape. This is always a fun event and I am impressed with our students’ sportsmanship and top notch behavior.  Thanks for a wonderful day.

 

The annual Washington-Caldwell “Senior Brunch” will be held on Wednesday morning. Doors open at 10:15 with a delicious brunch being served starting at 10:30.  There will be a musical performance for our guests at 10:45. If you haven’t already responded, please do so ASAP to make sure we have enough food prepared. Our eighth-grade students will be sitting at the tables visiting with our guests, while our seventh graders will be serving. Many thanks to Mrs. Opgenorth, Ms. Kelly Unrath, and our main office secretaries Ms. Karen Kaldor and Mrs. Nicole Lunceford for coordinating this wonderful event.

 

Spring Concert is scheduled for Wednesday! This is a “can’t miss” event. Our students, under the direction of our music teacher, Ms. Kuhlow have been working hard getting ready to perform before a huge audience. Please make plans to attend! The curtain rises at 6:30 p.m.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for 2016-2017 – Registration is set for Tuesday May 23 and Thursday, May 25 from 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. We’re already excited about next year and the prospects of an even better year at Washington-Caldwell! GO BULLDOGS!

 

The remainder of the school year will be very busy for everyone!  Please check the school calendar, teacher websites, and the school website for up-to-date information regarding special events, field trips, etc.

 

Perfect attendance for the remaining days of school! “Now is not the time to slow down or ease up. Now is the time to keep your eyes on the finish line – pour it on!”  Sound familiar?  With four weeks remaining in the school year, let’s make each and every day count!  Thanks for everyone’s attention to attendance and being on time for school. 

 

GO BULLDOGS!




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann May 1 - 5

Re-elected School Board members Stacey Forkner and John Bieringer were administered the oath of office by Board President Tim Szeklinski at this past Monday’s School Board meeting. Congratulations Stacey and John!!

 

Student of the Month Assembly: On Thursday, we celebrated all of the students who have earned Star Gazing Awards throughout the month of April at the PBIS Assembly. There were 173 Star Gazing awards given throughout the month.  From all students who earned a Star Gazing, three students were chosen at random for the Student of the Month distinction – Myles, Leah, and Robby.  They will have their pictures in the office for the upcoming month!  They also will receive a Cousins Lunch courtesy of the PTO!  Nine more students were chosen Thursday morning to receive a coupon to the 8th grade snack cart.  They are Mason, Joel, Katarina, Evie, Conrad, Calvin, Isabelle, Hunter, and Logan.  Congratulations to all of our winners.

 

Congratulations: to Gus Frost who qualified for the MathCON national finals in Chicago last Saturday.  MathCON is an online math competition for students in grades 5-12 with grade-level specific timed tests of 40 multiple-choice questions in 40 minutes.  Gus was 1 of 500 students competing in the Math finals.

 

The Middle School Track Meet will take place on Thursday, May 4th (Rain Date: Friday, May 5) at Waterford Union High School. Students from Drought, North Cape, and Washington-Caldwell will be competing.  The meet will begin at 9:00 with the field events.  Parents are welcome to come and cheer on the Bulldogs.

 

Our annual Senior Brunch is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10th. This is a fantastic event for our area seniors to enjoy a visit to W-C. Besides a delicious brunch, our guests will see and hear our students perform their Spring Concert! 

 

Speaking of our Spring Concert, this special evening featuring our talented students under the direction of Ms. Chelsea Kuhlow, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend!

 

Registration for 2017-2018 is rapidly approaching! Registration is set for Tuesday May 23 and Thursday, May 265 from 3:30 – 6:30.  We’re excited about next year! 

 

The remainder of the school year will be very busy for everyone!  Check the school calendar, teacher websites, and school website for information regarding events, field trips, etc.

 

For the remaining days of school – Perfect Attendance! “Now is not the time to slow down or ease up.  Now is the time to keep your eyes on the finish line – pour it on!”  Sound familiar?  With six weeks remaining in the school year, let’s make each and every day count!  Thanks for everyone’s attention to attendance and being on time for school. 

 

       GO BULLDOGS!     

 

 


 



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann April 17-21

 

Honor Roll Recognition, BUG Awards, Terrific Kids, and Perfect Attendance:  On Wednesday April 12 we presented students awards for their accomplishments during 3rd Quarter. Congratulations to all our students!!!

 

Spring Break begins Friday, April 14 and ends Sunday, April 23.  School resumes on Monday, April 24! 

 

I wish everyone a very safe spring break!  I hope everyone finds time for R & R because upon our return from spring break, there are only seven weeks remaining in the 2016-2017 school year.  They will go fast!

 

The monthly school board meeting will be held on Monday April 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Please attend!

  

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30. Congratulations to our new inductees, as well as our present members! 

 

Attendance is very important.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning.  With eight weeks remaining in this school year, please do your best to plan appointments or family trips to times that do not interfere with school.  “Now is not the time to slow down or ease up.  Now is the time to keep your eyes on the finish line – and pour it on!”  What a great time to set the following goal:  Perfect attendance for the remaining days of school!

 

We continue to have many wonderful things happening each day at school.  You are to be commended for not only having great children, but also for your outstanding support for Washington-Caldwell.  All staff – including me –THANK YOU!

 

Forward Testing completed:  I want to commend ALL of our students for the efforts that they presented during the testing that was completed this week.  It is so nice to see everyone working hard and doing their best.  I am very proud of each and every one of you. 

 

  

GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann April 3-7

 

March Student of the Month Assembly: On Thursday we celebrated all of the students who have earned Star Gazing Awards throughout the month of March at the PBIS Assembly. There were a total of 131 Star Gazing awards handed out this month.  From all students who earned a Star Gazing, three students were chosen at random for the Student of the Month distinction – Charlie, Maddie, and Lexie.  They will have their pictures in the office for the upcoming month and also receive a Cousins Lunch courtesy of the PTO!  Nine more students were chosen Thursday morning to receive a coupon to the 8th grade snack cart; Austin, Colton, Claire, Leah, Nathan, Taylor, Alyssa, Lillyan, and Jacob. Congratulations to all our winners.

 

School Board Election: On Tuesday, April 4, the Spring Election in Wisconsin will take place.  There are 2 Washington-Caldwell school board seats on the ballot. 

 

Forward Testing:  Students in grades 3-8 will be participating in the state Forward exam beginning Tuesday April 4.  Testing will run through Thursday April 13.  Ensure that your child gets a decent night's sleep and a good breakfast before taking the test. These are essential to how your child performs. You want them to be at their best. Failing to get a good night’s rest or good breakfast can cause them to lose focus quickly.

 

End of 3rd Quarter:  Thursday March 30 marked the end of the 3rd quarter.  Report cards will be going home with your child on Friday April 7.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. 

  

Dress For Success!  Even though we still have two months before the close of the school year, please remember to send your child(ren) to school dressed appropriately.  We call it “Dressing For Success” and this helps not only our school climate, but also helps our students understand that school is a place where we dress for the tasks at hand.  “Dressing For Success” also helps students realize the expectations in the work place when they begin their career.  Thanks to everyone for their attention to this request.  

 

Attendance is very important, too!  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning.  Do your best to plan appointments or family trips to times that do not interfere with school.   What a great time to set the following goal:  Perfect attendance for the remaining days of school!

 

Honor Roll Recognition, BUG Awards, Terrific Kids, and Perfect Attendance:  On Wednesday April 12th we will be awarding students for their accomplishments during 3rd Quarter. Congratulations to all our students!!!

   

                                                          GO BULLDOGS!     

 

                                                



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann February 20 - 24
:

 4K and 5K registration:  If you know someone who missed the 4K and 5K information night, please have them contact the school office.

 Background Checks.  Our school board has a policy regarding background checks for volunteers who chaperone field trips, as well as volunteers who serve as a coach or advisor for an activity here at school.  The policy affects field trips taken this spring.  For your information, all district employees go through a background check prior to final approval for hiring.

 Volleyball season has begun: The girls’ and boys’ volleyball teams have started practicing. Games will begin on Tuesday February 28.  Thank you to Ms. Unrath and Ms. Bozio for coaching again this year. GO BULLDOGS!

 

Text Box: “BE HEARD”
Principles for effective Parent–
Teacher conferences:

Best intentions assumed
Emphasis on learning

Home–school collaboration
Examples and evidence
Active listening
Respect for all
Dedication to follow-up
100% is the goal for Parent-Teacher Conferences.   Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  All elementary parents have a scheduled twenty-minute conference in their child’s classroom.  Middle school parents participate in a one hour block of time in the gym.  Parents are able to walk around the gym during their scheduled time and meet with the teachers of students.  Grades 3 – 5 will hold their conferences in the Library.  Please make sure you attend!  Conferences are a wonderful way to work together as a team with your teacher on behalf of your child.  Remember: We expect 100% attendance at conferences!

 No school on Thursday and Friday.  On Thursday morning, the teachers will be participating in an in-service here at Washington-Caldwell and on Friday, they will be attending an in-service at Waterford Union High School. 

  

 

Washington-Caldwell is Very Special

 

Please allow me to share some thoughts about how wonderful Washington-Caldwell is. This is my 21st year working at Washington Caldwell. Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with many talented educators and support staff. I have been able to watch Washington evolve into what it is today. I have seen firsthand educators and parents working as a team to help school children grow and succeed. Washington-Caldwell is right at the top! Why? The reason is simple: all of you. Our students, parents, staff, and school board work together with one goal in mind: the success of each and every student at W-C. The dedication is evident in so many ways here at school. I can’t say enough about the quality school Washington-Caldwell is. I want to thank you for all you do. You are the very best! I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!!! I love the BULLDOGS!

 

 

 

  

                             GO BULLDOGS!                        

 Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann February 6 - 10

Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment in Wisconsin begins February 6 and runs until April 28.   Thanks for talking up our school!  Washington-Caldwell is a great place for students to grow and flourish!

 January Student of the Month Assembly: On Tuesday we celebrated all of the students who have earned Star Gazing Awards throughout the month of January at the PBIS Assembly. There were a total of 173 Star Gazing awards handed out this month.  From all students who earned a Star Gazing, three students were chosen at random for the Student of the Month distinction – Lucie, Matthew and Lucy.  They will have their pictures in the office for the upcoming month and also receive a Cousins Lunch courtesy of the PTO!  Nine more students were chosen Friday morning to receive a coupon to the 8th grade snack cart, Blake, Katarina, Lexi, Trinity, Leo, Leah, Olivia, Bo, and Ciara. Congratulations to all our winners.

 Great Students Recognized this week!!  Terrific Kids and B.U.G. Awards were presented on Wednesday morning to elementary students.  These awards are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.  Terrific Kids are awarded to 4K-2nd grade students showing good citizenship while B.U.G. awards are for students in grades 3-5 who have brought up grades since the last quarter.  In the afternoon, Middle School students were also recognized for their academic achievements with our Honor Roll Assembly.  Students with a GPA of 3.667 or higher received First Honors and students with a 3.000 to 3.666 GPA received Second Honors.

On Wednesday, Perfect Attendance awards were also given to students with zero absences throughout 2nd quarter.

Washington-Caldwell participates in WASBF!  Waterford Area School Bands Festival, (WASBF), is a band festival that combines the band programs from Washington-Caldwell, North Cape, St. Thomas, Evergreen, Trailside, Woodfield, Fox River, and Waterford High School.  Our 5th- 8th grade band students will participate in this festival at Waterford High School this Friday, February 3.  I want to congratulate our students, and our music teacher Ms. Chelsea Kuhlow, for sharing their talents at WASBF!

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be coming at the end of the month.  Please circle Wednesday, February 22 (4-8 p.m.) and Thursday, February 23th (3:00-8:00 p.m.) for our next round of conferences.    Watch for an email next week to schedule your conference time.  We will again be scheduling conferences on-line.  Perfect attendance is always our goal for Parent-Teacher Conferences!

 Attendance Matters: This program will enable any student who achieves perfect attendance during the month of February the opportunity to receive a special complimentary ticket offer.  In addition, student winners will receive a free kid’s meal at Wendy’s and the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the Buck’s court.  The school will keep the attendance logs for each student.  A Calendar went home on Wednesday for student’s to keep track on their own too.  Order forms will go home to all students with perfect attendance at the end of February. 

 Thank you for your continued support for the students and staff at Washington-Caldwell!

 

GO BULLDOGS!

 

 



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann

 

Martin Luther King, Jr Day: Monday is a significant day in the United States when we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was only 39 years old when he was killed in Memphis in 1968. During his short life, Dr. King championed civil rights and peaceful non-violence. Among his many accomplishments and honors, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35. He donated the prize money of $54,123 to further the civil rights movement. Dr. King was a great orator and he has many, many inspirational quotes attributed to him; here are a few:

 

  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”

  • “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t    have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve . . . . You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.”

  • “The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued that self-defeating path of hate.  Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.”

       

 End of the quarter approaching: It is hard to believe that half of the school is almost over!  Second quarter will end on Friday January 20.  Monday January 23, school will not be in session.  Teachers will have a Professional Development day and will spend the afternoon working on end of quarter grades and report cards.  Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 27.  As the new semester begins, Washington Caldwell staff looks forward to many more learning adventures!

 

With the start of third quarter and second semester, take a moment to talk with your children about the importance of always doing their best on assignments, projects, and classwork.  Great learning happens every day in our classrooms – good attendance is also crucial to success!

 

The School Board Meeting will take place on Monday, January 16, in the library.  Please consider attending.

 

4K & 5K Parent Information Night for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at Washington-Caldwell on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Do you know someone who has a 4K or 5K age child?  Encourage them to attend Information Night on February 7.  Washington-Caldwell is a great school with great people: students, parents, and staff members.  Talk up W-C!! 

 

Save the Date: January 31, 5:00 – 6:00, Washington School Library

Motivating Students to Make a Difference

 

Michael McGowan, a nationally recognized consultant and motivational speaker, returns to visit           Washington-Caldwell Students on Thursday, January 26.  McGowan is a renowned speaker whose presentations are personal and inspirational.  Bulldog students are familiar with McGowan as he has been visiting the school for years.  He keeps children engaged and laughing while they learn valuable life lessons. During his visit next week, he will be working with Kindergarten - 8th on Acceptance of others, respect, and making good personal decisions.  He will return on Tuesday January 31 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, which will be open to all 4K-8th grade parents and students.  Please watch for more information in the upcoming weeks.

 

Winter Weather:  We like to get the kids outside as much as possible during this winter weather.  Please make sure your students have snow pants, hats, mittens, and boots.  We want them to stay warm while they are burning off energy outside.




Ms. Saltzmann’s Necessary News: December 12 - 16

 

The W-C food drive will be completed on Friday December 16th.  I want to praise all of our students, parents, and staff for your generosity in donating canned goods and non-perishable food items.  I especially would like to commend our Builder’s Club/Student Council and K-Kids students for setting up this activity.  This is a worthy cause with all donations going to the Caldwell Food Pantry.  Great job and many thanks!

 

Winter Showcase: On Wednesday December 14th at 6:30 you are all invited to attend our Winter Concert.  Ms. Kuhlow and the students have put together a great night of entertainment for all of you.  I hope to see you there on Wednesday. 

 Waterford Wolverines Trap Shooting Team:

“Would you like to be part of a 2016 state championship team? A team who is currently placed 5th nationally this year? Well…here is your chance! The Waterford Wolverine Shooting Team will have an informational meeting on December 13th at 7pm at River City Lanes. Bring your parents and come learn about the team! We are looking for shooters from 5th grade through 12th grade…Guys and Ladies! We have male and female coaches to help you learn about Trap shooting, Skeet shooting and Sporting Clays. Come and join this extraordinary team and come to the meeting Tuesday night!

 

Media Nights:  Just a reminder that Media Night runs the first 3 Monday and Wednesdays of each month from 3:45 – 5:00 in the library.  Students in grades 3-8 are welcome to come and get some extra help on their homework.  All you need to do is bring a note that day to stay after school.  Notes must be turned in by 9:00 am.

 

Facebook Page: If you are on Facebook, make sure to check out the Washington-Caldwell School District page.  There are a lot of great things happening here at Washington and pictures are updated regularly on Facebook.  It is great to see all the exciting events taking place.  Go Bulldogs.  Our students, staff, and parents are AMAZING!!!!!

 Friday Folder items and Parent Update:

If you need to look back at items that were sent out with the Parent Update on Fridays, they will always be available on the home page.  Go to Calendar/Documents and click on Parent Update

 Wisconsin Winter Weather! Everyone coming to school must either take the bus or be driven by car; therefore, it is essential we pay close attention to road conditions. Remember, if poor weather threatens (snow, excessive cold, etc.), please listen to WTMJ (Channel 4), WISN (Channel 12), and WITI (Channel 6) for school cancellations or delayed start information

 Dress for the Weather:

 Our dress code can be found on page 25 of our student handbook.  There, it states all students are to go out for recess.  Also, warm coats, mittens or gloves, boots, and snow pants are necessities and must be worn.  Boots are required for all K-5 students.

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann December 5-9:

 

Our school’s Holiday Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m. in our gym. This is a “can’t miss” event! Please remember to bring canned goods and/or non-perishables for the food drive. All items collected will be donated to the Caldwell Food Pantry. Let’s join together in the spirit of the holiday season to celebrate this joyous time of the year!

 

PTO Basket Fundraiser at the Winter Concert! The annual PTO-sponsored “Basket Fundraiser” will be held during the Winter Concert on Wednesday December 14th. Monies raised are returned back to the school by our fabulous PTO to support student activities. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and our PTO!

 

The Waterford Cooperative has a free program for parents! It is called the Waterford Schools Student & Family Assistance Program (SFAP). This is a confidential program provided by Aurora Health Care to assist families with a range of issues that you may be facing including: parenting concerns and questions; anxiety and depression; marital/relationship issues; stress management; child/family issues; alcohol/drug issues; divorce/blended families; legal consultation & medical services; child care & elder care consultation, information and referral; financial consultation; school & college planning; adoption information; and unlimited access to website search forms, calculators, and additional information. Again, this is a free service! Information concerning this program can be found on the table near the main office, as well as by asking any staff member for assistance.

 

Wisconsin Winter Weather! Everyone coming to school must either take the bus or be driven by car; therefore, it is essential we pay close attention to road conditions. Remember, if poor weather threatens (snow, excessive cold, etc.), please listen to WTMJ (Channel 4), WISN (Channel 12), and WITI (Channel 6) for school cancellations or delayed start information.

 

Friday Folder items and Parent Update:

If you need to look back at items that were sent out with the Parent Update on Fridays, they will always be available on the home page.  Go to Calendar/Documents and click on Parent Update. 

 

Mid-Term Reports will be going home on Friday, December 9thHave questions? Please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

 

PBIS update:

This week we held our 3rd Student of the Month Assembly.  Our Students earned a total of 196 Star Gazing Awards.  Our Students of the Month are Blake 1st, Evelyn 4th and Hunter 7th. .   Their picture is displayed on the Wall of Fame in the office.  Each of those three students earned a Cousins lunch at school.  Our $1 winners for the 8th grade snack cart are: Violet 4k, Parker K, Derek 2nd, Lilly 3rd, Taylor 5th, Joey 5th, Sam 8th, Felicity 6th, and Griffin 7th. .  Way to Go Bulldogs!!!!!

 

 

GO BULLDOGS

Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann: November 14-18

Report cards are being sent home today, Friday, November 11th

 

Veterans Day

Our Veterans Day program on Friday went very well. Thank you Ms. Bozio for organizing such a wonderful program for our students.  A slideshow accompanied by music also added to the meaning of this important day. We had many Hometown Heroes represented in the slide show.  A local Veteran from the Tichigan Post, came and spoke to the student body.  We are always looking to add more to the collection.  If you have any Hometown heroes that we can add please let Mrs. Bozio know.  Special thanks to all of our Veterans! Washington-Caldwell remembers your service.

 

PTO Meeting on Monday starting at 6:30 p.m.  Please plan to attend and support this fantastic organization that does so much for our students here at W-C!

 

Wednesday is Recognition Day at Washington-Caldwell!  In the morning, several students in 4K-Grade 2 will be recognized by the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club with Terrific Kids awards.  Middle school students will be recognized during an afternoon awards assembly starting at 2:45 in our gym.  All students earning Perfect Attendance for the first Nine Weeks will receive a certificate.  Congratulations to all students! 

 

Nine Week Celebrations.  We recognize students each nine weeks of school.  We are grateful to the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club who recognize students in 4K-Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing up Grades) certificates.  (B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January.)  Perfect Attendance certificates are awarded each Nine Weeks.  Students in 4K-Grade 5 receive their awards in a 4K-5 morning assembly in our gym.  Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in an afternoon middle school honors assembly.  Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time.  It is the tradition at school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 

 

Colder weather is approaching.  (It’s Wisconsin!)  Parents, please remember to have your children properly dressed for recess.  Caps/hats, gloves, warm coats/jackets, (and eventually boots) will help children stay warm while they get fresh air, exercise, and fun.  Thank you!

  

“Thank You” to all students, parents, and staff for your tremendous cooperation as we work as a team to make Washington-Caldwell the very best school it can be.  Let’s continue to work together to make the 2nd Nine Weeks of school even better!

 

GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann October 31 - November 4:

“Fall Fest” sponsored by our PTO went extremely well on Wednesday night. I want to thank all of the parents who helped supervise the activity, especially Mr. Tom Brien who was the chairperson for this annual event. I also want to thank our students in Grades 6, 7 & 8 who volunteered to create and supervise games for our 4K-Grade 5 students who had a lot of fun attending “Fall Fest.” Finally, I want to thank Mr. Thompson who helped in the planning the event. It was special. Thanks for everyone involved in making “Fall Fest” 2016 a great event for ALL our students!

 

Report cards will be sent home on Friday, November 11. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher immediately.

 

Our next athletic season will be starting soon with Boys Basketball and Cheerleading.  Mr. Phil Ciano will be coaching the boys’ basketball teams and Mrs. Lunceford will be coaching cheerleading.  We wish all of our Bulldogs a GREAT season! GO BULLDOGS!

 

Just a reminder that when attending games and events at school, younger children are to be supervised by their parents at all times. We always want our students to be safe and the main way this will happen is to have parental supervision taking place at all times during school events. So, parents please remind your younger children to remain with you in the bleachers during sporting events. This will not only ensure their safety, but also begin teaching them what’s in store when they are old enough to play the sport your older child is participating in. In advance, thank you!

 

Colder weather is approaching. (It’s Wisconsin!) Parents, please remember to have your children properly dressed for recess. Caps/hats, gloves, warm coats/jackets, (and eventually boots) will help children stay warm while they get fresh air, exercise, and fun. Thank you!

 

Donors Choose Donation: Ms. Kelly Unrath completed a classroom project “Magnifying Our Knowledge through Microscopes” through Donors Choose.  Ms. Unrath will be receiving 12 Microscopes for an anonymous donor.  Way to go Ms. Unrath..

End of 1st Quarter.  The end of first quarter is Friday November 4.  The students will have a full day of school that day.  On Monday November 7, school will NOT be in session.  The teachers will be working on report cards and participating in Professional Development this day.  Pleas mark your calendars.. 



Message from Ms. Saltzmann October 17-21

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! Three fantastic events happened this week. Our NJHS partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at school. There were 36 pints donated! Our Tichigan Firefighters were here on Tuesday to present safety information to our 4k – Grade 4 students.  Finally, Picture Day went smoothly.  Lots and lots of smiles! Great job, Bulldogs!

 

Parent Teacher conferences were a HUGE success…..  Thank you all for attending conferences and all of your support.  We had close to a 100% turnout.  It is great for us to share all the wonderful things your students are doing you. 

 

Our Girls’ Basketball Teams are playing 2 games this week: On Tuesday our teams will travel to Paris. On Thursday the ladies will get back on the road and travel to Brighton.  Both nights the bus will leave promptly at 4:20.  The B team will begin their games at 5:20 with the A team following right afterwards.  Thank you for your support and dedication to our basketball program.  Our team and coach, Mr. Mike Bachofen, are to be commended for their efforts and sportsmanship representing W-C. GO BULLDOGS!

 

COMING SOON! PTO “Fall Fest” will be held at school on Wednesday evening, October 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This special activity is for students in 4K through Grade 5. Please attend! Thanks, PTO!

 

Respect- this month’s Character Trait:

Respect for the environment, respect for others, and respect for yourself.

Respect is learned, earned, and returned – Author Unknown

 

1) When you have respect for the environment, you do your part to keep your home, school, and community clean and protected.

 

2) Having respect for others means thinking of them as important people. When you respect others you accept them for who they are – including their faults. You show concern for their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. You don’t have to agree with people to respect them.

 

3) Having respect for yourself means you think of yourself as an important person. You take care of yourself by eating healthy, getting rest and exercise, and avoid dangerous behavior. You don’t let friends pressure you into doing things you don’t want to do. When you respect yourself, you understand better how to respect others.

Dousman Transport’s phone number is listed on the front side of the Parent Update. Do you have questions regarding transportation? Please call the company at (262) 534-2191.



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann October 10-14:

Midterms went home Friday. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible!

 

Picture Day is Wednesday, Oct. 12! Picture forms went home with students Friday. Students bring your smiles!

 

On Monday October 10, our National Junior Honor Society partners with the American Red Cross in hosting a blood drive at Washington-Caldwell. Please consider donating blood during the hours of 1:00-6:00 p.m. Our goal is 40 pints of blood! What a fantastic community service project! I want to commend our NJHS students and their advisor Mr. Thompson for their efforts. They are making a difference!

 

October is Fire Prevention Month and our local Tichigan Fire Fighters will visit school on Tuesday, October 11. Besides listening to an interesting presentation about safety, our students in 4K through Grade 4 will have the chance to see a fire truck and ambulance “up close and personal.” Thank You Tichigan Firefighters!

 

The girls’ basketball season began this week with a game against North Cape on Tuesday and Kansasville on Thursday. Next week the Bulldogs will take on Kansasville on Monday at Kansasville (B team only) and Drought at home on Tuesday. Games begin at 5:20. Come out and show your support! I wish our student athletes and Coach Bachofen much success throughout the season. I know they represent our school with great pride. GO BULLDOGS!

 

PBIS update: Super Heroes Recognized……

Last week we held our 1st Student of the Month Assembly.  There were a total of 196 Star Gazing awards given out in the month of September.  Our Students of the Month are Brooke K- 1st grade, Trevor 3rd grade and Alyssa- 8th grade.   Their picture is displayed on the Wall of Fame in the office.  Each of those three students earned a certificate for a Cousins lunch at school.  Our $1 winners for the 8th grade snack cart are: Hailey – K, Alana – 1st, Mason S – K, Sydnee – 3rd, Jon – 3rd, Rylee – 5th, Nick – 8th, Ciara – 8th, and Lucy – 7th.  Way to Go Bulldogs!!!!!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann Oct 3 -7

 

Student Arrival Time in the Morning before School. Safety is very important. I ask that you refer to pages 10 & 21 of our Student Handbook. The Transportation section gives parents directions as to when their children are to be dropped off at school. Just a reminder, there is no walking or bike riding to and from school as students take the bus or are dropped off at school by parents. But, when should parents drop their child off at school? Our handbook says, “If parents transport their children to school they should arrive no earlier than 8:30 a.m.” I ask that all parents follow this procedure. The doors open for students to enter at 8:30 a.m. Our morning drop-off procedure is the same as last year that asks parents arriving between 8:20-8:30 a.m. to drop-off their child at the middle school door by the basketball court. If you arrive before or after these times, please drop-off your child at the main entrance. Overall, our procedure is going very well. Thanks for your cooperation! Also, once students arrive, they are not to be outside as there is a lot of traffic (busses and cars) arriving and departing in our parking lot. Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

Mid-term Reports will be going home Friday October 7.  Have questions?  Please contact your child’s teacher ASAP.  Remember our first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held starting this week on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 13th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. 

 

Nine Week Celebrations: Let me explain how we recognize our students after each nine weeks of school.  We are grateful to partner with the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club to recognize students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing up Grades) certificates.  (B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January.)  Perfect Attendance certificates are also awarded each Nine Weeks.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 receive their awards in a K-5 morning assembly in our gym.  Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in an afternoon middle school honors assembly.  Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time.  It is the tradition of our school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 

Attendance is very important.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning.  Now is a great time to set the following goal:  Strive for perfect attendance for the entire school year!

 

Dousman Transport’s phone number is listed on the front side of the Parent Update.  Have questions?  Please call the Dousman Transport at (262) 534-2191. 

 

Good Luck Ms. Gresl:  Our main office secretary, Ms. Cassondra Gresl will be leaving us as of Friday September 30.  On behalf of the students, parents, and staff I would like to wish Ms. Gresl the best of luck on her new journey.  You will be missed by all of us.  Ms. Karen Kaldor will be joining Mrs. Lunceford as our part-time main office secretary.  Welcome aboard Ms. Kaldor!!

 

Thank you to our all of our students, parents, and staff for working as a team!  Let’s continue to have a super yearGO BULLDOGS!




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann September 12-16

 

9/11 Remembrance

Washington-Caldwell will gather on Monday morning to remember 9/11. As you know, September 11 is the 15th anniversary of the attack on America. Our students and staff will hold a remembrance ceremony at 8:45 in the gymnasium.

 

September Character Trait - Responsibility:

Responsibility means knowing what is expected of you and doing it.  When people are responsible, they work hard to do everything they are supposed to do.

Responsible people are trustworthy and reliable.  Knowing others can depend on them makes them feel confident and positive about themselves.  Being responsible also means showing up to school every day.

Attendance Matters!!!

Students Fall Behind When They Miss School:

School attendance is linked to school achievement. Empty seats in our classrooms mean our students are missing out on learning.  Your child’s education can lead to a world of possibilities, but walking through the school door on time every day is the first step.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning. Now is a great time to set the following goal: Strive for perfect attendance for the entire school year!  If there are circumstances that cause your child to continually miss school, please let us know. We want to help. Let’s work together to make attendance a top priority. Remember that learning builds day by day, so we encourage you to schedule appointments and family trips during non-school hours, whenever possible. 

 

Nine Week Celebrations

Let me explain how we recognize our students after each nine weeks of school. We are grateful to partner with the Waterford Area Kiwanis Club to recognize students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 with “Terrific Kids” certificates.  Kiwanis also recognizes students in Grades 3-5 with B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) certificates. B.U.G. awards begin after the 2nd Nine Weeks of school in January. Perfect Attendance certificates are also awarded each Nine Weeks. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 receive their awards in a K-5 morning assembly (8:45) in our gym. Middle school students receive either their First Honors (3.667-4.000) or Second Honors (3.000-3.666) certificates in a 2:45 pm middle school honors assembly. Perfect attendance certificates are also presented at this time. It is the tradition of our school that our PTO provides a treat (usually ice cream sundaes) following the middle school honor assembly to those students receiving honor roll and/or perfect attendance certificates.   

 

Even though we are just into the beginning of the school year, already AMAZING things are happening each day at school.  You are to be commended for not only having great children, but also for your outstanding support for Washington-Caldwell.  All staff – including myself – THANK YOU!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann September 2.

 

Thank you to all parents and students who attended our “Meet & Greet” open house! We had a fantastic turnout.  It’s always great to see so many smiles on the faces of “kids of all ages” during this kick-off event. We are all ready to discover our Superpowers!!!

 

Softball Coach Needed! We’re seeking a softball coach for this year’s Bulldog softball team. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 at Waterford Town Park off Highway 164. Games begin at 9 a.m. The coach will be required to hold two to three practices prior to the tournament. If interested, please contact me at mbozio@washcald.com or (262) 662-3466 ext. 105.

 

Bus Dismissal:  You may be aware that the high school, Waterford Graded, and Washington-Caldwell are all using Dousman Transport to get students to and from school each day. At dismissal, Fox River Middle School students are picked up first, then driven to the high school to pick-up those students before transported home. Then, three of these busses come to Washington-Caldwell to pick-up our students at 3:40 p.m. There may be days that the buses arrive late to Washington. Every school year, there is a period of adjustment that takes place as bus drivers learn new routes. Plus, more students ride the busses (especially at the high school) at the beginning of the year. After a few weeks, fewer students take the afternoon bus. Thank you for your patience.

 

Please review the Student Handbook with your child.  Also, there are two sign-off sheets that need to be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, September 9.  If you have not already done so, please make sure these are returned. In advance, thank you for this effort.

 

State law regarding bullying.  All school districts in Wisconsin are required to have a bullying policy. Our school board policy is published in the Student Handbook on pages 22 & 23. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Bullying will not be tolerated at Washington-Caldwell.

 

On Monday, September 12 our school will once again commemorate the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania that occurred fifteen years ago. We will have a brief all-school remembrance assembly at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. All parents are invited to this remembrance ceremony.

 

Dress For Success!  As we begin the school year, please remember to send your child(ren) to school dressed appropriately. We call it “Dressing For Success” and this helps not only our school climate, but also helps students understand that school is a place where we dress for the tasks at hand. “Dressing For Success” also helps students realize the expectations in the work place when they begin their career. For more information, please see page 25 of the Student Handbook. Also, please check-out page 33 & 34 of the Student Handbook entitled “School Success.” These are helpful suggestions to make the school year be very successful. 

 

P.B.I.S. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports is an initiative that our school began five years ago. P.B.I.S. is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for ALL students. We will be focusing on Celebrating Differences. More information will be coming in future weeks.

 

We are off to a great start!  Everyone is to be commended for their outstanding efforts and teamwork in getting the 2016-2017 school year off to a very successful start.  Let’s keep it going throughout the year. Remember, We ALL have Superpowers!!!  What is yours??? . GO BULLDOGS!

 

Friday folder items will again be emailed to parents, rather than be sent home.  If you would like paper copies, please notify the school office at 262-662-3466.

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann June 2, 2016:

This is the final edition of our school’s weekly Parent Update for 2015-2016.  I want to again thank Mrs. Vander Sanden and Ms. Gresl in the main office for all of their efforts throughout the year to make this communication informative, as well as pleasing to read.  I know you agree with me that they have done an extremely nice job!

 

Our main office staff takes a great deal of pride in their work.  Both Ms. Cassondra Gresl and Mrs. Maureen Vander Sanden love “kids of all ages!”  They understand how important their responsibilities are to the success of our school.  I am happy they are the “face” of our school as they take phone calls, greet guests, assist students, help teachers, etc.  Both Ms. Gresl and Ms. Vander Sanden are to be highly commended for their efforts!

 

Our students have done fantastic things throughout the year!  I am so impressed with their developing academic and social talents.  I want to thank each student for a job “well-done” this school year and we look forward to seeing their smiling faces return in the fall.

 

I am so proud of our staff.  Each day at school, our teachers and support staff “have soared to new heights” to make sure our students are getting the most out of their educational opportunities.  Our staff is both caring and competent – two characteristics that make W-C unique.

 

Our Parents are super!  Washington-Caldwell would never be the special place it is without the involvement and support of our parents.  Our PTO does wonderful things for students and staff throughout the year to make learning fun and exciting!  I urge even more parental involvement next year.  If you’ve been thinking about sharing your talents with PTO – please do!  Lastly, thank you PTO for sponsoring our end-of-the year Carnival.  It will be super!

 

Congratulations to our Class of 2016!  Our 8th Grade students who have graduated from Washington-Caldwell are well-prepared for high school. We wish them the best of luck!


       THANK YOU . . . for a sensational school year! 

                     

           Get ready for an even better one next fall! 

 

          School begins Thursday, September 1, 2016!

                   

                                 GO BULLDOGS!

 

 


Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann May 2-6
 

Staff Appreciation Week!  This week, May 2-6, is “Staff Appreciation Week” at school.  On behalf of the Washington-Caldwell School Board and the entire Washington-Caldwell School Community, please join me in giving special thanks to all of our staff for their efforts on behalf of young people and their parents.  We have a wonderful school and the work of our staff helps make it very special.  What a team: Students + Parents + Staff + School Board + Community = SUCCESS!  GO BULLDOGS! 

 Middle School Track Meet.  The middle school track meet takes place Thursday May 12th at Waterford High School.   6, 7, & 8 grade students will be competing with students from Drought, North Cape, and Evergreen.  Please make sure your permission slips are turned in to Mr. Collins. GO BULLDOGS!

 “Years of Service Recognition Breakfast.”  On Friday morning, the eighth annual “Years of Service Recognition Breakfast will be held in our library.  Co-sponsored by our wonderful PTO, this event highlights the appreciation for all of our staff for their hard work and loyalty to the school district.  This year the following staff members will be recognized for their years of service: Mrs. Jonna Jacobson (20 years), Ms. Jill Saltzmann (20 years), Ms. Angela Bailen (15 years), Ms. Michelle Bozio (15 years) Mrs. Mandy Fiehweg (10 years), and Ms. Mary Chic (5 years).  Congratulations and Thank You for your service to the students of Washington-Caldwell.

 Conference Track Meet.  The conference track meet will be held at Westosha High School starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.  Once again, I wish all of our student/athletes competing much success.  GO BULLDOGS!

 Registration for 2015 – 2016 School Year Approaching!  Please place on your calendar Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 as these are the two days for registration for next year.  Registration hours for both days is from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 The remainder of the school year will be very busy for everyone!  Please check the school calendar, teacher websites, and the school website for up-to-date information regarding special events, field trips, etc.

 Perfect attendance for the remaining days of school!  “Now is not the time to slow down or ease up.  Now is the time to keep your eyes on the finish line – pour it on!”  With 5 weeks remaining in the school year, let’s make each and every day count!  Thanks for everyone’s attention to attendance and being on time for school.

April Student of the Month Assembly: Star Gazing Awards… Our 8th Student of the month assembly took place on Thursday April 28.  We had a total of 175 Star Gazing Awards given out in the month of April and a total of 1,192 for the entire year.  Way to go Bulldogs!!!! Our Student of the Month Winners for April are Molly in 5K, Natalia 3rd, and Ava in 7th. These 3 students will receive Cousins lunch next Friday.  Our $1.00 snack cart winners are Carter 4K, Sydnee 2nd, Mason T 1st, Evelyn 3rd, Rylee 4th, Tyler 3rd, Oliva 6th, Abbie 6th, and Gage 7th.  Congratulations to all of our winners!!!!

 

Dress for Success!  Even though we are entering the final weeks of the school year, please remember to send your child to school dressed appropriately.  We call it “Dressing For Success” and this helps not only our school climate, but also helps our students understand that school is a place where we dress for the tasks at hand.  “Dressing For Success” also helps students realize the expectations in the work place when they begin their career.  Thanks to everyone for their attention to this request. 

 

GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann April 25-29

Newly Elected School Board member Kay Borgwardt was administered the oath of office by Board Clerk Stacey Forkner at this past Monday’s school Board meeting. Congratulations to Kay!!

 

Congratulations: to Payton P who qualified for the MathCON national finals in Chicago on Saturday. Good luck in the competition!  MathCON is an online math competition for students in grades 5-12 with grade-level specific timed tests of 40 multiple-choice questions in 40 minutes.  Payton will be 1 of 500 students competing in the Math finals.

 

Forward Testing: The students have been doing an amazing job this week with testing.  All students have worked hard and put forth great efforts in testing this week.  We will finish up testing next week.  Keep up the great work!!!

 

The Middle School Track Meet will take place on Thursday, May 12th (Rain Date: Monday, May 16th) at Waterford Union High School. Students from Drought, North Cape, Evergreen, and Washington-Caldwell will be competing. 

 

Our annual Senior Brunch is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th. This is a fantastic event for our area seniors to enjoy a visit to W-C. Besides a delicious brunch, our guests will see and hear our students perform their Spring Concert!  Please make sure to get the reservations in by May 4th for your senior guests.

 

Speaking of our Spring Concert, this special evening featuring our talented students under the direction of Mr. Jake Schroeder is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend!

 

Registration for 2016-2017 is rapidly approaching! Registration is set for Wednesday, and Thursday, May 25th & 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. We’re excited about next year! 

 

The remainder of the school year will be very busy for everyone!  Check the school calendar, teacher websites, and school website for information regarding events, field trips, etc.

 

For the remaining days of school – Perfect Attendance! “Now is not the time to slow down or ease up.  Now is the time to keep your eyes on the finish line – pour it on!”  Sound familiar?  With six weeks remaining in the school year, let’s make each and every day count!  Thanks for everyone’s attention to attendance and being on time for school. 

 

       GO BULLDOGS!     

 

 


 

 

 

P.S.  Parents, and Staff – YOU ARE TERRIFIC! (Just one of the reasons why W-C is so wonderfully successful!  The top reason? Our FANTASTIC students!)  

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann April 18 - 22

 

We practiced an important safety drill this past week.  On Thursday, we practiced a tornado drill since this was “Tornado Awareness Week” throughout Wisconsin.  I want to commend all of our students and staff for their cooperation.

 

The monthly school board meeting will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m.  Please attend!

  

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening at 6:30. Congratulations to our new inductees, as well as our present members! 

 

Attendance is very important.  Each day, hour and minute is crucial to learning.  With eight weeks remaining in this school year, please do your best to plan appointments or family trips to times that do not interfere with school.  “Now is not the time to slow down or ease up.  Now is the time to keep your eyes on the finish line – and pour it on!”  What a great time to set the following goal:  Perfect attendance for the remaining days of school!

 

We continue to have many wonderful things happening each day at school.  You are to be commended for not only having great children, but also for your outstanding support for Washington-Caldwell.  All staff – including me –THANK YOU!

 

Forward Testing to begin Tuesday April 19thThe Forward Exam is a statewide assessment that gauges your child’s achievement in the content areas tested compared to other students in the state.

 

The Testing schedule is noted below:

*Testing sessions range from 1-2 hours depending on grade level and content area being assessed.

 

3rd Grade

4/19

4/21

4/26

4/27

 

 

4th Grade

4/19

4/21

4/22

4/26

4/27

4/28

5th Grade

4/19

4/21

4/26

4/28

 

 

6th Grade

4/20

4/21

4/26

4/27

 

 

7th Grade

4/20

4/21

4/26

4/27

 

 

8th Grade

4/20

4/21

4/22

4/26

4/27

4/28

 

  

GO BULLDOGS!

 

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Necessary News from Principal Saltzmann March 21-24

 

On Monday evening at 6:30, the monthly school board meeting will be held. Due to the Book Fair, the meeting will be held in the Innovation Center. Please attend, your ideas are welcomed – and needed!

 

LADY BULLDOGS: Our Girls Basketball Teams are doing well! The B-team in undefeated, with a 5-0 record. They are currently in 2nd place.  The A-team is in 2nd place with a 4-1 record.  B-team will finish up their season on Monday March 21 at North Cape.  A-team will finish their regular season on Monday March 21st against North Cape, and then will be playing in the League Tournament tonight, Thursday April 7th on our home court.   Good Luck Ladies!!!!!

 

Spring officially begins on Sunday, March 20th.  We are all hoping for the warmer days to be here soon. Please remind your child about dressing appropriately for school. 

 

DRESS CODE

Students are expected to attend school wearing clothes that are appropriate and conducive to a learning environment. Dress and grooming are important because the way people dress reflects the way they think about themselves. Besides making a difference to the individual student, the way people dress affects the total school climate.

Guidelines for students include, but are not limited to the following:

 

1. Shorts and skirts are to have at least a four-inch inseam.

2. Leggings do not fix a dress code violation.

3. Students in Grades 6-8: skin tight and /or stretchy material leggings, jeggings, and pencil skirts are only allowed with sufficient tops or skirts.

4. Extremely loose, baggy, or ill-fitting pants or shorts are not acceptable for school.

5. Writing on clothing must not contain double meanings, obscenities, and offensive graphics, be sexually explicit or gang related, or promote drugs, alcohol, tobacco or violence.

6. Tops that show the midriff are not be worn; and/or low cut tops are not to be worn.

7. Undergarments should not be visible at any time.

8. Tank tops are not to be worn. Spaghetti string tops are also not allowed.

Any shoulder straps must be at least two inches wide on the shoulders. Strapless tops are not allowed. Sheer tops are not allowed.

9. Students are not permitted to wear outside jackets in classrooms during the school day.

10. Hats, caps, sunglasses, slippers, pajamas, and bandanas shall not be worn during the school day except on specifically designated days.

11. All students are required to go outside during recess.

12. During winter months, warm coats, hats, mittens or gloves, boots, and snow pants are necessities and must be worn. Boots are required for all K-5 students.

 

If in the judgment of Washington-Caldwell Staff, a student’s appearance is distracting, disruptive, or a safety concern, the student will be requested to change into something more appropriate. If necessary, parents will be requested to bring a change of clothing to school.

 

 

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GO BULLDOGS!

 




Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann March 7-11

AWESOME!  Our goal for Parent-Teacher Conferences was 100% attendance and we came close to reaching it!  I am very proud of our parents and staff for making the effort to participate in this important event.  It is important for us to keep the communication going throughout the year, but also to be able to sit down face to face and discuss the progress of all the students is especially imperative.  Thank you ALL for the continued support of what is taking place here at school.

 

Best wishes to our Girls Basketball Team.  Our Lady Bulldogs have one game next week.  Thursday, the A and B teams will travel to Brighton to take on the Stars.  Good Luck Ladies!!!

 

** Save the dates for important spring deadlines, events **

 

¨ Thursday, March 17 – Trinity Irish Dancers will be performing in the gym at 10:00. 

      Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

¨ March 21-24-   “Turn Your TV Off Week” at school.  What a great way to spend time as a family reading and/or attending fun events at school. A BIG “THANK YOU” to Ms. Vogt and her team for planning this important activity.  Take in the enjoyment of reading at the Book Fair, as well as other fun events being planned for “kids of all ages!”

 

¨ Friday, April 29 - Last day to apply for Open Enrollment for the 2016-17 School Year.                   Students who are currently enrolled under the “Alternative Open Enrollment Application” and plan to attend   next year, must enroll using a traditional application. Students who are currently open enrolled and filled out the regular application are not required to submit a new one. Applications are available online at http://oe.dpi.wi.gov/.

 

¨ Wednesday, May 11 - Annual Senior Brunch and Spring Concert.                                                Grandparents are invited to enjoy a delicious brunch with outgoing eighth graders, while being entertained by students performing in the annual Spring concert. As with previous years, the seventh-grade class will prepare and serve the meals.

 

¨ Friday, May 13 - Kindergarten Visitation Day.                                                                                    Incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students will get a glimpse of what to expect next year by visiting Mrs. Jacobson, Mrs. Borchardt and Mrs. Bailens’s classrooms. Parents will drop off new kindergarteners then pick them up at the end of their respective sessions. Current 4K students will ride the bus as usual and take the bus home at their regular time.

 

¨ Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 - Registration for the 2015-16 School Year.                All current and new families are asked to register for the next school year on these designated days. Registration will be from 4:00 to 7 p.m. Parents who cannot make either of these dates but intend on enrolling for the next school year are asked to contact Main Office by calling (262) 662-3466 for accommodations.



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann: February 15-19

 

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Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th (4:00-7:00 p.m.) and Thursday, February 25st (2:00-8:00 p.m.).  100% attendance at Parent-Teacher Conferences is our goal!  That’s 100% attendance for all parents of our students in 4 year old Kindergarten through Grade 8!  An email was sent out on Friday 2/12 to sign up on line.  If you have difficulties signing up, please let the office know.  See you at conferences!  Thank you!

 

Safety First!  As we continue to review and improve our safety procedures, please let me share three areas that we need everyone to follow (in advance, thank you for understanding and complying):

  1. All visitors wishing to enter school will be asked to identify themselves and wear a name badge.  Please understand when either Mrs. Kaldor or Ms. Gresl ask for your name, it is part of our safety measures.  Each time someone visits, they will be asked to wear a name badge.  We continue to follow the process of visitors signing their name and the reason for their visit on the clipboard in the main office foyer.

     

  2. When a student will be absent from school, the parent/guardian is required to call school the day of the absence no later than 8:30 a.m.  A note (or email) signed by the parent/guardian briefly explaining the absence is required upon the student’s return to school.

     

  3. Hot lunch orders are called in at 8:50 a.m.  Students arriving after that time will not be able to order hot lunch that day.                     

     

   

Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017.  If you know of someone who missed attending Kindergarten Registration, please encourage them to contact our school office ASAP.  Thank you! 

  

The girls’ basketball season has begun!  Our Lady Bulldogs are practicing in anticipation for the start of their season. We wish our girls much success as they compete on behalf of Washington-Caldwell.  Their first game is Tuesday February 23 at home against Brighton. GO BULLDOGS!

 

We are very proud of all of our students who work hard to earn perfect attendance throughout the school year.  I thoroughly enjoy awarding perfect attendance certificates to students after each nine-week grading period.  Perfect attendance is a great goal to strive for as it reinforces a work value that will help a young person not only in school, but also in their chosen career after completing school.  

 

Please remember to check our school’s very informative website for up-to-date information.  Our website address is: www.washcald.com

GO BULLDOGS!


Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann February 1-5

Great Students Recognized this week!!  Terrific Kids and B.U.G. Awards were presented on Wednesday morning to elementary students.  These awards are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.  Terrific Kids are awarded to 4K-2nd grade students showing good citizenship while B.U.G. awards are for students in grades 3-5 who have brought up grades since the last quarter.  In the afternoon, Middle School students were also recognized for their academic achievements with our Honor Roll Assembly.  Students with a GPA of 3.667 or higher received First Honors and students with a 3.000 to 3.666 GPA received Second Honors.

On Wednesday, Perfect Attendance awards were also given to students with zero absences throughout 2nd quarter.

On Friday, we celebrated all of the students who have earned Star Gazing Awards throughout the month of January at the PBIS Assembly.  From all students who earned a Star Gazing, three students were chosen at random for the Student of the Month distinction – Jazmine, Nathan, and Conrad.  They will have their pictures in the office for the upcoming month!  They also will receive a Cousins Lunch courtesy of the PTO!  Nine more students were chosen Friday morning to receive a coupon to the 8th grade snack cart.

It is always rewarding to recognize the great students at WashCald!!!                                                 

 Washington-Caldwell participates in WASBF!  Waterford Area School Bands Festival, (WASBF), is a band festival that combines the band programs from Washington-Caldwell, North Cape, St. Thomas, Evergreen, Trailside, Woodfield, Fox River, and Waterford High School.  Our 5th- 8th grade band students will participate in this festival at Waterford High School this Friday, February 5th.  I want to congratulate our students, and our music teacher Mr. Jake Schroeder, for sharing their talents at WASBF!

Open Enrollment in Wisconsin begins February 1st and runs until April 29th.    Thanks for talking up our school!  W-C is a great place for students to grow and flourish!

 

Wonder why Washington-Caldwell is a special place?  Besides having outstanding students, caring and competent staff, and very supportive parents, our school is configured in ways that educational researchers find very conducive to students in the elementary school years.  Several studies show that having students grouped K-8 in the same school results in:

 

  1. Students having greater opportunities at building successful relationships with staff over the course of ten years.
  2. Parent involvement can improve because parents are usually happiest with their children’s elementary school experiences.  Parents are more likely to stay involved in their children’s school lives longer because of the positive experiences gained by being comfortable in the same school with staff.
  3. Middle school students in PK-8 schools behave differently than in a middle school (i.e. grades 6-8).  Middle school students in a PK-8 school take on the role of protector and role model for younger students. 
  4. Internal student accountability increases in PK-8 schools because teachers personally know the students they are sending from their classroom to the next.  As a result, middle school teachers have a better knowledge of students they will be teaching.
  5. More students can be involved in programs offered in a PK-8 school.  At Washington-Caldwell, for example, students are encouraged to participate in activities they may not be afforded in a larger school.  Student newspaper, forensics, Lego club, DIY club, student council, National Junior Honor Society, K-Kids, math competitions, media nights, athletics, cheerleading, special reading events, and other clubs/organizations are just a few activities available to our students.   

 

Again, thank you for “talking up” our school!  As you know, it’s a great place for students to excel!

 

 

GO BULLDOGS!



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann January 18-22

It is hard to believe that half of the school year has passed already!  First semester ended today, January 15.  Teachers spent the afternoon working on end of quarter grades and report cards.  Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 22.  As the new semester begins, Washington Caldwell staff looks forward to many more learning adventures!

 

With the start of third quarter and second semester, take a moment to talk with your children about the importance of always doing their best on assignments, projects, and classwork.  Great learning happens every day in our classrooms – good attendance is also crucial to success!

 

Monday, January 18, is the national holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was a very influential man in the civil rights movement. He dedicated his life to equality and justice for ALL.  King, Jr. believed that peace was the only way to bring about change.

            A couple of little known facts about MLK –

·      King was born Michael Lewis King.  He changed his name after his father (M.L. King) changed his name to Martin Luther.

·      Dr. King was a gifted student, skipping grades 9-12.  He entered college at the age of 15.

·      King, Jr. was jailed 29 times.

·      In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the bill that created Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and declared a federal holiday in King, Jr.’s honor.

 

Monday, January 18, is the monthly school board meeting.  Please consider attending.

 

We will be holding Family Movie Night on Friday, January 22. This movie night is a fundraiser for a former Bulldog Family who lost their Tichigan home in a December 26 fire.  The fire destroyed the house and all of its contents.  Luckily, the family of 4 was able to escape!  Peyton, now a freshman, and Aubrey, a senior, are at Waterford Union High School.  We will be showing Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked.  The movie will begin at 6pm – concessions will be available before and during the movie.  The movie is free, but a suggested donation of $10 a family would be appreciated.  There will be a donation basket for you donate what you can.  Parents are encouraged to watch the movie or chat in the cafeteria during the movie.  We hope to see you at this fundraiser for former Bulldogs, Peyton and Aubrey.  Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog!

 

4K and 5K Registration, for the 2016-2017 school year, will be held on February 2 at 6:00pm in our school library.  Please plan on attending to learn about our programs.  Pass this information on to anyone you know that has a student interested in attending.  If not district residents, parents can apply for Open Enrollment to attend Washington Caldwell.



Necessary News from Ms. Saltzmann: January 11-15

Fall Parent Survey Results- Thank you to all of the parents who filled out the Fall Parent Survey in November.  We had 62% of our students' parents respond!  Washington Caldwell thanks you for your honest and important feedback. We have spent some time reflecting on the data and will be implementing some new activities and procedures.

  1. Middle School Newsletter - There will be a weekly Middle School Newsletter emailed to all middle school families on Fridays.  This newsletter will give parents insight into the daily happenings of the core classes.