H UEGEL HIGH LI GH TS
D E C E M BE R/J A NUA RY 2016
from Dr. Dave Bray
Happy winter?! Seeing everyone here at Huegel for Parent Teacher Conferences was wonderful!. November conferences are a great time to discuss your child’s progress, ask questions, and set new goals. January report cards will be the next official time to check on your child’s progress, but you should always feel free to check in with your child’s teacher throughout the year. You will also have another Parent-Teacher Conference in April. Did you know that our students are involved in a program call Zones of Regulation”? This approach to student management provides a way for the children to be empowered by developing self regulatory skills that will also help them in life. The image below demonstrates the four zones.
EVENTS DEC 12 - HAPPEN (HUEGEL PARENTS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS GROUP) MTG DEC 13 - PARENT MEETING @ 6PM DEC 13 - PARENT LATINO NIGHT DEC 16 - POPCORN DAY DEC 21 - ROCKIN’ JUMP FIELD TRIP DEC 22-JAN 3 - WINTER BREAK (NO SCHOOL) JAN 4 - SCHOOL RESUMES JAN 13 - 2ND FRIDAY OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP COUNT DAY JAN 13 - POPCORN DAY JAN 16 - NO SCHOOL JAN 20 - EARLY RELEASE AT 11:35AM JAN 23 - BEGINNING OF 3RD QUARTER JAN 24 - PARENT LATINO NIGHT FEB 3 - NO SCHOOL
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Creating this type of system helps the students to recognize and communicate how they are feeling in a safe and non-judgmental way. This way of dealing with behavior gives them the ability to move between zones in an attempt to regain their desired state of being. Please let us know if you would like more information. As we settle into the Wisconsin winter, I encourage every family to make sure your child has the proper winter gear each day. Recess is an important part of our studentsâ€™ day, and we want to make sure each child is properly dressed in order to stay warm and have fun. We do have extra clothes available through our Social Worker, Emily Wacker (204-3108.) We are also grateful to American Girl, our partner, for their generous donation of winter clothing items. Please stop by our growing Lost and Found (near the Huegel Eagle in the inner circle) to look for any lost items. Hereâ€™s wishing you a Holiday Season filled with peace and joy! Dave Bray Interim Principal
HUEGEL PARENTS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS GROUP The Huegel Parents of African American Students Group began meeting on Tuesday night. During our kick off meeting, families were able to meet and greet one another, adopt our group mission statement and our new acronym. The mission statement for the group is: The Huegel African American Parent Power Engagement Network (HAPPEN) is a Group is focused on identifying enhancements, solutions, and actions which will empower students to achieve and have an enriching experience at Huegel Elementary School. It is important that parents play a key role in the education of their children and HAPPEN provides the forum for parents to exchange thoughts, and to also learn and implement strategies which will have an impact on student development and preparation for college.
Tuesday, December 13th @ 6:00pm Huegel LMC
THANK YOU FROM HUEGEL STAFF The entire Huegel Staff would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the Committee of Families of Latino Students at Huegel, PTO & families and Redeemer City Church. The lunches and dinner last week during Parent Teacher Conferences and Professional Development were amazing and really helped us get through some long days. Thanks so much!
HAT LADIES At the end of October Huegel Elem was so lucky to have the Hat Ladies come to our school. Over 20 wonderful volunteers came, with sewing machines in hand, to sew warm, fleece hats for every student! Each student picked out the fabric of their choice and then sat with their sewer and watched their hat being sewn together. It was an amazing day and we are so thankful to Nancy Daly and the wonderful Hat Ladies!
Little Library Dedication Our Little Free Library was sponsored by retired Huegel teachers Joan Freeman, Karen Lee-Wahl and Paula Maglio, and it was designed and built by Gary Freeman. The three friends wanted to give the school a gift to honor all of the great years they had at Huegel. They value it as a wonderful school and community of learners! We have already seen it in action as a focal point for the neighborhood. Neighbors who donâ€™t even have children in the school at this time are visiting it and donating books. The school librarian has a source of books to stock it with and the 5th Grade Safety Patrol will monitor the Little Library as a part of their daily jobs. They will make sure it is tidy and let the librarian know if it needs to be stocked with books. If you have not yet visited it, please stop by and pick out a book to read. When you are done, return the book and choose another! December/January 2016
Lego League Update... Huegel’s eight Lego League teams participated in the Lego League Tournament on November 6 at Madison College. We had five Junior teams, with 1st-3rd graders, who showed off their unique, moving Lego creations. They also learned about an animal and made posters to show what they learned. Congratulations to the Stingers, the Thunder Bugs, the Huegel Hive, Bee Best, and the Huegel Hornets! Our three FIRST Lego League teams, with 4th-6th graders, all built and programmed a Lego robot to compete with other robots on specific challenges on a plywood playing field. They also researched a problem having to do with animal-human interactions, and presented their research through skits and explanations to a team of judges. This competition is a challenge for rookie teams like ours, and all of our Huegel kids and coaches did a fine job, with lots of fun and excitement! Congratulations to the Golden Eagles, the Unforgettable Nine, and the Squirtle Squad! Thank you especially to our coaches, whose volunteer hours made this season possible: Mike Gorski, Tiffany Schatz, Tom Strader, Samantha Peterson, Nicole Huntley, Sean Hadfield, Aaron Krebs, Badri Lankella, Jason Zarling, Mike Ellefson, Kyra Swenson, Matt Sullivan, Jay Lemke, and coordinator Sherri Swartz. And thanks again to ETC corporation for choosing us as a grant recipient, and to our other sponsors-Committee of Families of Latino Students at Huegel, Ayers Furniture, Baer Insurance, Chili’s Westtowne, Thirty-One with Jessica Flowers, and Dykman’s Time Shop.
HALLWAY DOODLES Our Huegel PBS Team planned our October Cool Tool, which was SWAG (Stay on the right, Walk, And Get into line). In celebration of teaching and acknowledging SWAG , classrooms enjoyed Hallway Doodle. Paper was rolled out and students & staff doodled and drew together.
Tony Memmel Assembly Tony Memmel came to Huegel with a message of perseverance. Though he was born without a left forearm and hand, Tony Memmel taught himself to play the guitar by building a homemade cast out of Gorilla
Tape (duct tape) that secures a guitar pick
to his arm, and allows him to pluck and strum the strings. Our entire school enjoyed his music and message.
Did you know that there are thousands of well
Our kindergarteners paraded around the school
paying, unfilled Computer Programming jobs
dressed up as what they want to be when they
across the country? Everything in our lives
grow up. We had zookeepers, doctors, teachers
today, is affected by technology at some level.
and more parading proudly through our hallways!
On Saturday, November 5, Huegel School hosted a Code.org Workshop for Madison Area Teachers. Dennis Brylow, Computer Science Professor from Marquette University, shared with fifteen area teachers how to implement the Code.org curriculum. Code. org is an exciting and engaging curriculum that allows students to explore the limitless world of technology, beginning in elementary school. Across the entire K-5 curriculum, students develop the skills of a computer scientist through the development of Computational Thinking Practices (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Persistence, and Problem Solving). It uses a combination of online activities and â€œunpluggedâ€? activities (lessons learned without a computer). The Huegel teachers who attended the workshop will be implementing or have implemented the curriculum in their classrooms.
The week of December 5-11 is Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Many of the teachers at Huegel School will be participating in this global event. December/January 2016
MUSIC NEWS REMINDER! If you havenâ€™t already, please sign up for Remind to get Huegel Music Announcements. You can either sign up by emailing email@example.com. wi.us and letting me know you would like to be subscribed and to what grade level (K, 1, 2, 3, or 4) Or by texting Grade K text @kmushuegel to the number 81010 Grade 1 text @1mushuegel to the number 81010 Grade 2 text @2mushuegel to the number 81010 Grade 3 text @3mushuegel to the number 81010 Grade 4 text @4mushuegel to the number 81010
CONCERT DATES Grades 3 - 5 will be presenting a Music Concert at Huegel on Thursday, March 16th at 2:20 p.m. in our school gym. It is Huegelâ€™s 50th year so we have something special planned!! Please mark this on your calendars and plan to attend!
RECORDERS! Recorder time at Huegel is underway. This year our 3rd and 4th graders are learning recorder pieces. If you have a child in 3rd or 4th grade they should have: • A Recorder • A Recorder book (3rd - blue, 4th-yellow) • Daily practice time at home 15 - 30 minutes each day Please note that I have a YouTube Channel with recorder tutorials if students are having trouble practicing on their own. https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCxpToBJXSNAOgXserhK9GPw/videos There is also a vocal tutorial for 4th graders on their to practice the Hawaiian song from Lilo and Stitch.
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