Fernwood Family Newsletter #12, 11/15/22
~Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30pm, Fund Meeting, Library & virtual, email Ben Stocks for the link email@example.com
~Wednesday, November 16th, 5:45pm, PTO Meeting, Library & https://meet.google.com/viz-mzex-adg
~November 23, 24, 25, No School, Thanksgiving Break
~Monday, November 28th, 5:30pm, SEC Meeting, https://meet.google.com/srb-wjae-xko?hs=122&authuser=0
Anodyne Coffee Sale 2022
The Fernwood PTO is excited to announce the return of our Anodyne Coffee sale.
This is our PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Participation in this event allows our PTO to continue to offer financial support to all of our classrooms and teachers.
Thank you to Anodyne for their generous support of Fernwood. A large percentage of each purchase goes straight back into our classrooms.
~Select whole bean (WB) or ground (GR) for each coffee ordered.
~Submit your order form with payment to the Fernwood office by November 30th.
~Submit only one check with each order. Checks should be made out to Fernwood Montessori.
~Items will be delivered to students in their classrooms before Winter Break.
~Please include the student name and room number on the order form.
~Additional order forms are available in the school office and on the Fernwood website.
Before School Care/Morning Drop Off
The school building opens at 6:45 for families who signed up for before-school camp only. Those families were communicated with at the beginning of the year, and filled out appropriate paperwork. Due to supervision, we cannot accommodate more students being dropped off before breakfast.
Breakfast begins at 7:05am and all children may enter the building at this time if they’d like to eat breakfast. To come in the building for breakfast, please ring the doorbell at the glass doors or door 2 on the East playground. Our secretary, Ms. Cynthia, will buzz you in. Students should go directly to the cafeteria for breakfast.
Thank You Lion’s Tooth
Thank you to Lion’s Tooth book store for hosting a Fernwood Montessori fundraiser. Over $300 was raised to support our PTO. Thank you to all the families who participated.
Fernwood Ski/Snowboard Club
Fernwood is excited to have ski/snow board club return! Ski club will meet 4 times throughout the winter at Little Switzerland in Slinger (approx 40 minutes from Bay View). Each participant will receive a loyalty card, which gives discounted lift tickets and rentals for the remainder of the season to use on your own (REALLY good discounts!).
Parents, friends and siblings can be part of the ski club too. Ski club needs a minimum of 30 people registered. Open to all levels – I am a novice and still enjoy it! Benefit of ski club: greatly reduces the cost for families and provides a support group of built-in school/friend community to the children and families while at the ski hill.
The cost of the club varies depending on what you need (it is set up a la cart to make sure people pay for only what they need).
The dates Fernwood Montessori Ski Club will meet are:
- Thursday, December 15th
- Thursday, January 5th
- Thursday, January 19th
- Thursday, February 2nd
Make-up date (only to be used as a whole group in case of rain or severe temperatures): Thursday, February 9th
New this year…Little Switz will be offering FREE group beginner terrain based lessons with the purchase of the lift ticket package. These lessons are great for new students or returning students who have not confidently mastered our beginner area last season. These lessons are self paced using a station based learning area progressing up the beginner hill, some students may finish before the four weeks depending on their skills.They may free ski or snowboard using their rental equipment and ticket. Little Switzerland does not teach the chair lift in group lessons.
Little Switzerland will not be offering Beyond the Basic lessons this season, students looking for more instruction are encouraged to sign up on our website for private lessons.
Official sign-up link will close on November 21st.
Check out Little Switzerland at www.littleswitz.com.
We also have a Facebook group – Fernwood Snowboard and Ski Club
Any questions can be directed to Molly Pufall-Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(This club is not part of the after school clubs supported by ESSER Funds. The one club per season limit does not apply to this group.)
FORENSICS INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Greetings Families of 6th-8th grade students!
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic, a love of verbal communication, seems to enjoy commanding the attention of a crowd? Or, does your child want to conquer a fear of public speaking? Then your child should consider being a part of Fernwood’s Fantastic Forensics Family!! We will be having an informational meeting for interested students and parents on Thursday, Nov. 17th from 5:30- 6:30pm via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/veb-bizz-stm)
You will learn what Forensics is, some of the categories, the commitment involved and about volunteer opportunities. Hope you see many of you there! Please email Mx. Botsford (email@example.com) or Ms. Guzman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Forensics is a Milwaukee Recreation program so students may be involved in this program in addition to an after school club.
MPS Community Conversations
MPS will be hosting quarterly virtual community conversations to strengthen communication and collaboration across the Milwaukee community. These community conversations will all be held virtually from 5:30-6:30 PM on the following dates on topics identified.
- Wednesday January 11, 2023: Attendance and The Culture & Climate Toolkit
- Wednesday March 15, 2023: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
- Wednesday May 17, 2023: Pre-college and Summer Activities
Please check out the attached Community Conversations flyer Participants are encouraged to register in advance and submit any questions they would like to see addressed. MPS would like each school to have a representative at these meetings. Please register through the flyer and email Jenni if you are interested in attending. email@example.com.
Art Room Volunteer Needed
I am looking for one or two volunteers to help with material prep and the display of student artwork. Please reach out to Ms. Laura Makula Zimmerman if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rm 250 is Collecting for Food Pantries 11/10 – 11/22
For: Bay View Community Center, Redeemer Food Pantry, Jewish Comm. Food Pantry
Questions: Kacey, Caroline and Meadow
Please place donations by the Falling Heath door, by the office or near Rm 250.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Hair Brushes/Combs
- Nail Clippers
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body Wash
- Small Face Towels
- Face Wash
- Baby Wipes
- Canned Food: Corn, Peaches, Green Beans,chicken, tuna, etc.
- Pasta Sauce
- Bottled Water
- Soups of all kinds
- Boxed mixes
Fernwood Mural at the Holiday Folk Fair
Come look at what these students made not just to represent our school, but our district. It’s incredible!!
Please come to the Holiday Folk Fair to see Fernwood’s beautiful mural, titled “Growing Towards the Light” on display Nov. 18-20th. Fernwood is 1 of 12 MPS schools that painted a mural for this event. Thank you to the many AD students who contributed to its creation, as well as Mr. Ray and Ms. Ophelia for your support. Special thanks to the mural crew: Mabel Steffek, Mia Brouchoud, Secilia Garcia, Kianalyz Beauchamp, Eli Mendoza, Lily Buendia, Rosemary Zacaula, Ixi Roland and Amiah Kish.
Mural Title: “Growing Towards the Light”
Mural Description: Our mural represents the national flowers of several different countries. We–all of humanity–have all been through a lot in the past several years. No matter what country you are from, when we grow towards the light (and have placed darkness behind us) we all thrive. Humanity is yearning for a future that holds: peace, freedom, joy, abundance, love, and light for all.
See the link for Holiday Folk Fair details: Holiday Folk Fair
The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance; the World Café offering traditional dishes; the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances; the Tanzhauz where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical stylings; the Coffee House where patrons enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to talented musicians; Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits; the International Bazaar where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience; and the Chef’s Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.
Hours on Fri., Nov. 18 will be 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 19; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 20.
Sincerely, Ms. Makula
Blackity Black Holiday Market
The Fernwood ABAR (Anti Bias Anti Racist) Committee would like to recommend that families check out the Blackity Black Holiday Market. Saturday, November 26, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
This event is hosted by HYFIN (Radio Milwaukee 88.9FM) in conjunction with MKE Black and MPAC and will take place in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center. The market will give patrons the opportunity to support a diverse group of makers, artists, creatives, and producers and, as part of “Small Business Saturday” keep the money spent in the community.
Attendees will not only enjoy browsing and shopping among 40+ Black-owned businesses, but will also be treated to a visit from Santa and music curated by Milwaukee DJs.