November is Native American Heritage Month! This month and throughout the year, celebrate and honor the accomplishments, cultures, histories, and perseverance of Native nations. Read more about ways to celebrate Native American peoples here:
UPCOMING NO SCHOOL DAYS
Tuesday, November 8th, NO SCHOOL
November 23 – 25th, NO SCHOOL
- DAC (District Advisory Council), November 3rd, 6 PM, District Advisory Council Zoom Link
- PTO Election Day Bake Sale, Tuesday, November 8th
- Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit, Saturday, November 12th, 8AM-5PM, Destiny Youth Plaza
- Advanced Academic Programs, Sunday, November 13th. 1:00-3:30PM, Via Zoom
- SEC Meeting, Wednesday, November 16th, 5PM, Room 103
- PTO Meeting, Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 103
- Photo Retake Day, Thursday, November 17th
NOVEMBER 8TH PTO BAKE SALE
Thank you to the families who have already signed up to support this sale! There is still time to commit to a shift or baked goods. Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FACA92CA0F94-november
October Minutes HERE: https://tinyurl.com/2p92ez8j
1st-3rd GRADE COED BASKETBALL
- Teams were selected by lottery this week.
- Registration packets were distributed today for students who are on the teams.
SPIRIT WEAR UPDATE: Dunn’s Sporting Goods delivered Spirit Wear and I delivered all orders to families this week. Thank you for your support! ~Ms. Claudine
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Our middle and high school students created and presented their ofrendas, or offerings, that they created in Spanish class for Dia de Los Muertos. Primary and Elementary students enjoyed learning about the cultural traditions of Mexico from our middle and high school students. Students honored their ancestors with food, photographs, and symbols of activities they enjoyed. Thank you to our Spanish department for helping students make personal connections to their learning!
ELEMENTARY STRINGS AT MACDOWELL
We are excited to announce that we will have small group strings lessons during the school day on Wednesday for Elementary grade levels (2nd-6th).
Flyers went home today – forms are due to the office. Please see the flyer linked HERE
4TH-6TH GRADE BOOK CLUB STILL TAKING APPLICANTS! (THURSDAYS AFTER SCHOOL)
There are still a few spots left for our new Upper El Book club! First come, first served! MacDowell students who enjoy reading (or who want to learn to enjoy reading!) are invited to join an after-school book club with school librarian, Ms. Raasch, and Upper Elementary teacher Ms. Mary, on Thursdays from 3:00-4:15pm. Ms. Raasch and Ms. Mary will share their passion and enthusiasm for books and reading while engaging students in interactive read-aloud, discussions, author studies, genre exploration, mini-lessons, goal-setting, reflection, and creative writing about reading. Students will have choice and voice in selecting available titles to read and will agree to read daily on their own, working to increase their stamina over time. UE Book Club will guide readers to practice habits and techniques that create and grow lifelong readers! COMPLETE THIS FORM to enter your child for this after-school club. Spaces are limited! First come, first served!
SAVE THE DATE!
Winter Concert Dec 8, 2022– 6PM, Location TBD
-K5-12 music students
-Required for middle and high school Modern Band, Orchestra, and Choir students
RESOURCES / EVENTS
Families that are in need of Holiday support, warm weather gear, food, etc. are encouraged to contact Ms. Rachel Jacobson, School Social Worker. Desk (Office) Number: (414) 935-1432
Text/Cell (Google Voice): (507) 384-9078, email@example.com
Please see the Winter Resource Newsletter below for additional information. Thank you.
MILWAUKEE FATHERHOOD SUMMIT
Fatherhood: Forging Futures With A Healthy Family Focus
SAT. NOV. 12, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Destiny Youth Plaza 7220 N. 76th Street Milwaukee, WI
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Admission is free. To register, visit: milwaukee.gov/fatherhood
Advanced Academic PROGRAMS
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Attend a short overview, then select two topics that interest you.
- What is the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)?
- Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Potential in Children
- Advanced Placement
- International Baccalaureate
- Supporting a Gifted Child—Parenting Tips
- Overview for Spanish Speakers
All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Content in these sessions will be the same as last year’s meeting. Feel free to repeat or select new topics.
Registration is required. https://mpsmke.com/mpspireg
DANCEWORKS DAY OFF WORKSHOPS
Get creative and make a day off of school an imaginative experience with Danceworks School Day Off Workshops! Appropriate for children in 5K-5th grades, workshops run from 9am–4pm at our Water Street location. We’re hitting the road to check out the AMAZING USA! Hop aboard to discover exciting things from the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South, New England to the Sun Belt. Each School Day Off Workshop will take us to a new area of the country. Dance, theater, visual art, and much more will fuel each exciting adventure!
Tuesday, November 8: Midwest
Monday, November 16: Deep North
Friday, February 17: Rust Belt
Monday, February 20: New England
Friday, March 17: Deep South
Monday, March 20: Pacific North
For School Day Off Workshop schedules and pricing, and to register for workshops, visit DanceworksMKE.org or call 414.277.8480 x6007.
!!!! OPT-IN TO TEXT MESSAGING: This will allow you to receive updates regarding transportation changes, school newsletters, school closings and so much more. Follow these instructions to ensure you are receiving important information:
- Families should send a text message to: 67587 to connect to the new system.
- In the message, send Y or YES to ensure that you continue to receive important texts from your school and district.