H UEGEL HIGH LI GH TS
O C TO BE R 2016
from Mr. David Bray
What a great start to the 2016-17 school year. As we ease into daily schedules and routines I am proud of all the work we have done to teach the Huegel expectations to our students. These include being safe, respectful, and responsible. When you walk through our quiet hallways you can just feel the positive energy and the buzz of busy learning taking place! I am so excited to be back at Huegel as your interim principal. After having been here for 13 years prior to Ms. Potter, I certainly consider Huegel my home away from home. We’re going to have a great year! I will keep you posted as plans are being made to begin the process of identifying the new principal. We are thrilled to welcome the following new staff members to Huegel! • Alana Allette: 5th Grade Teacher • Kayte Cunningham: 3rd Grade Teacher • Iris Patterson: 4th Grade Teacher • Mary Luchsinger: CC Teacher • Tiffany Mason-Fass: CC Teacher • Garrett Debbink: .2 Music Teacher • Ryan Everson: .2 Art Teacher • Julie Foster: Special Ed. Assistant • Almudena López-Valbuena: BRS continued to next page...
EVENTS OCT 4 - HUEGEL OPEN HOUSE OCT 7 - PICTURE DAY OCT 11 - HUEGEL PARENT MEETING 6-7:30PM OCT 20 - RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER MOOYAH OCT 21 - POPCORN DAY OCT 25 - PARENT LATINO NIGHT 6-7:30PM NOV 1 - FIRST QUARTER ENDS NOV 4 - ELEMENTARY EARLY RELEASE NOV 8 - PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY NOV 8 - HUEGEL PARENT MEETING 6-7:30PM NOV 9 - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES NOV 11 - NO SCHOOL NOV 18 - MOVIE NIGHT - FINDING DORY
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• Gentries Miller: Custodian • Erin Selbee: Strings Teacher • Jill Shelton-Miura: Speech/Language I am so happy to have them join our Huegel Community! Of particular importance for our families is the focus on two-way communication with families around learning; we are always looking for ways to improve our communication! Please feel free to reach out to me, your child’s teacher, or any Huegel staff member with ideas about how to do this. I will also look forward to seeing families at our Open House on Tuesday, October 4. Wishing you and your family all of the best, David Bray Interim Principal
educational games... STARFALL.COM -
ABCYA.COM Online games for kids in K-5 sorted by grade level. Games incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills.
Free site to teach the basics of reading. Features interactive books and phonics games
COOLMATHGAMES.COM A brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games.
AFTER SCHOOL STEM CLASSES! LOCATED IN HUEGEL ELEMENTARY
Fall Session: Junior Industrial Engineering: Fun Factory
Day: Tuesdays: Nov 8, 15, 29 Dec 6, 13, 20 Grades: K - 1 Time: 3:30 – 4:15 pm EFK Base Fee: $95 Min/Max: 8/14 Description: The Junior Industrial Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of simple machinery, cooperative building, and the assembly line process. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct simple machines and then use an assembly line process to produce a delicious treat!
REGISTER TODAY! www.engineeringforkids.com/ dane
Fall Session: Apprentice Mechanical Engineering: Master Machines Dates: Nov 9, 16, 30 Dec 7, 14, 21 Days: Wednesdays Grades: 2 - 5 Time: 3:30 – 4:45 pm EFK Base Fee: $125 Min/Max: 10/20 Description: During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.
10% OF ALL TUITION FEES ARE DONATED TO HUEGEL’S PTO
Huegel Movie Night!
Friday, November 18 @ 6:30pm
FINDING DORY TECH PLAN We are off to a great start with our new chromebooks. All teachers are excited to teach their students how use new devices, to feature student work, and so much more. Teachers are also slowly rolling out the student devices, being very careful to teach the expectations and routines for using the devices. We are always looking for ways to share the fun and exciting things that teachers and students are doing with technology. Next month Ms. Millen will be highlighting how technology is used in the Library and in the Maker-Space, so stay tuned!
EARN BOOKS FOR HUEGEL! Shop the Scholastic Book Fair on October 4th | 5:30pm-7:00pm
• Sign up for November Conferences • Take a FREE family photo • Book Fair + Ice Cream Social • Food Carts (15% of sales go to Huegel’s PTO)
YOU ARE INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE! Please join us for our Open House & Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, October 4! This is a great time to come visit your child’s classroom, tour the school and eat ice cream with other Huegel families. The times are as follows:
PDQ FOR THE ICE CREAM AND LET’S EAT OUT FOODCARTS FOR THE 15% DONATION TO HUEGEL PTO
• 5:30-6:15 - 3rd-5th • 6:15-7:00 - 4K-2nd • 6:00-6:45 - Specials OCTOBER 2016
HELP RAISE $$
FOR HUEGEL SCHOOL... Here are some ways you can help the Huegel PTO raise funds this month and throughout the year. 1) Buy a Bucky Book, cost is $35 ($15 of this comes back to the school). We will be a selling Bucky Books until mid to late October, they will be available for sale at the Open house on October 4th. 2)Sell Bucky Books, it is so easy you just ask friends, family or coworkers if they want to buy a book, collect the money and email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or turn in an order form to the office with the money and how many you need. - If you sell 6 books you will have collected a total of $105 for the school, plus you earn some bonus certificates for free bowling and laser tag for yourself. 3) Collect and turn in Box Tops for Education. 4) Connect your Amazon Smile account to Huegel Elementary. 5) Attend Restaurant night at Mooyah in Fitchburg on Thursday, October 20th between the hours of 430 and 9 and say you are there to support Huegel.
Shop Smile.Amazon.com Shop. And Amazon will donate $$ to Huegel School! The Huegel Nurses’ Office is in need of a few pairs of gently used boys’ pants. Sizes ranging from 4T to 10/12. Pants that are elastic waist work best.
Take your family out for dinner!
Restaurant Fundraiser Night at MOOYAH - earn money for Huegel’s PTO! Just don’t forget to tell the order-taker that you are there for Huegel Elementary School!
6309 McKee Road | Fitchburg
OCTOBER 20TH | 4:30-9PM OCTOBER 2016
ORDER PIZZA + SUPPORT HUEGEL Order at PapaJohns.com and receive 30% off your entire order and Papa John’s will donate 10% of your total order to Huegel PTO!! Simply enter the code HuegelPTO when checking out online. Valid on the entire menu at all 4 Madison/Middleton Papa John’s locations 365 days a year
FANCY FRIDAYS Celebrating a week of learning! The ambiance was set! Students in Mrs. Grindles class came back from recess to find a dimly lit classroom, FAMILY EVENTS
tablecloths, candles, and soft music, • Open House/Ice Cream
Social/Book Fair for (Octa 6) Fancy Friday setting the stage
• Fall It Festival 12) an opportunity Lunch! gave(Nov them • Pizza Fest/Math/Literacy Night
to show off their great etiquette skills. (Feb 16)
• Spring Fling (March 18) • Carnival (June 3) • Game Night (TBD) • Roller Rink Night (March or April) • Prairie Burn (April or May Weekend hours) 8
Huegel Lego League Huegel Lego League is up and running! We have three teams of 4th-5th graders and five teams of 1st-3rd graders who will be building Lego creations, programming robots, and learning about interactions between humans and honeybees or other animals, and solving a problem of their choice that relates to these animal interactions. They will have a tournament in early November to showcase what they learned, and the 4th-5th gradersâ€™ robots will compete for points with other Lego League teams. Thank you to the many Huegel families who donated to make Lego League possible! Thank you also to ETC for their grant award, Latino Parents Group for donating the proceeds from their food sales, and to other business sponsors--Baer Insurance, Ayers Furniture, Thirty-One by Jessica Flowers, Chiliâ€™s WestTowne, and Dykmans Time Shop.
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Thank you to all who purchased food at Jason’s Deli to raise money for Huegel!
A huge thank you to Jason’s Deli for hosting the event + donating the money!
HUEGEL EAGLES MILLENNIUM SOCCER The Millennium Soccer Huegel Eagles have landed in our fields for the Fall 2016 session! Thanks to the efforts and advocacy of Tom Grogg and Dan Wood of the Millennium Soccer Club, over 80 students from Huegel and surrounding schools have the opportunity to to gain soccer skills, practice good sportsmanship, and meet with school friends outside of academic time.
Volunteer coaches come to us from Memorial High School, Middleton, and many other schools and local colleges. We will have six weeks of great fun while our Wisconsin weather allows it!
2016-2017 PRESIDENT: ERNIE PEARSON HUEGELELEM@GMAIL.COM TREASURER: TONY PARISI TONYPARISI@GMAIL.COM/FINANCE@ HUEGELPTO.COM 608.239.5870 SECRETARY: EMILY HOOVERSON ESHOOVERSON@GMAIL.COM 608.442.9712 FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR: MARTIA RUNDE TIALYNN00@HOTMAIL.COM 608.234.7780 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: MEGAN PARISI MEGAN916@YAHOO.COM 608.658.3244 NEWSLETTER EDITOR: DENISE HENNING-MCGEE DENISEHENNING@UWALUMNI.COM 608.628.1476 DISTRICT LIAISON: CONNIE PHAIR CONNIEPHAIR@YAHOO.COM
Calling All Huegel Eagles!
Volunteering is a great way to help make Huegel an EVEN BETTER place for our kids. If every family volunteers one time each semester, we would easily fill all our needs and you would have the joy of volunteering and connecting with other Huegel families. *Name _______________________________________________________________________ Home Phone _________________________________________________________________ *Email Address _______________________________________________________________ Student(s) Name and Grade(s)_________________________________________________
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2016-2017
By checking the boxes below you are not committing to the event. This form just lets us know who might be interested in volunteering. Please check any events that you think you might be interested in helping out with. If you are interested in volunteering, or have questions, please contact Megan Parisi at email@example.com or call 658-3244.
Movie Nights (Various Dates)
Open House\Book Fair\Ice Cream Social (October 4)
Vision & Hearing Screening (October)
Fall Festival/Harry Potter Night (Nov 10)
Box Tops(Throughout year)
Math/Literacy Night, Pizza Fest (February)
Popcorn Days (daytime, one Friday a month)
Spring Fling (April 7)
Library Help (school hours)
Science Night (May
Class Room Help (school hours)
End of Year Carnival (June 2)
Election Day Bake Sale (Election Day)
Silent Auction (Normally with Carnival)
General Fundraising Assistance
Green Committee (Garden, Prairie, field work)
Picture Day (October, school hours)
Staff Appreciation Treats\Week All Around Huegel Eagle
(assist as needed when we are short help for an event you would get an email asking and if you are available and could sign up if interested at that time.)