Falcon Flyer February 7, 2013
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February 7, 2013

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Upcoming Events at a Glance
February 10 - Chili Day at Grafton High School
February 12 Parent Group Sponsored Workshop featuring Jeff Wenzler, 7:00pm-9:00pm, JL Library (see below for more information)
February 15 - Valentine Dance, 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
February 18 No School for students

JLMS Calendar Page

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John Long Middle School's 2013 Battle of the Books has Begun!

Battle of the Books is a program that promotes reading among students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, settings, and characters of the books. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in encouraging students to read. 

Students create teams of three people within the same grade. Participating students read as many books as possible from a selected list. The teams then “battle” with their knowledge of the books by answering questions in a tournament format. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and will be invited to attend a pizza party after the final battle. The top three teams will receive a medal and another prize! 

There will be a short informational meeting for students after school on Tuesday, February 12, in the LMC. All teams should be formed by Friday, February 15 and signed up with either Mrs. Ward or Ms. Slowiak. The tournament will begin after Spring Break. Please contact Mrs. Ward at 262-376-5834 (jward@grafton.k12.wi.us) or Ms. Slowiak at 262-376-5809 (lslowiak@grafton.k12.wi.us) with any questions.

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Send a Valentine Greeting!
Students can send a personalized Valentine Candy Greeting for $1.50 to a teacher, friend, or special someone!  All orders are due February 10th by the end of the day.  See attached order form.
valentines greeting.pdf

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John Long Parent Group Information

John Long Parent Group Valentine's Dance
On February 15th there will be a Valentine's Dance from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.   Come and enjoy the fun:  picture booth, dancing, and snacks!!


Chaperones needed for the Valentine's Dance
We need chaperones for the dance.  Please contact Mrs. Hogan at mhhogan43@sbcglobal.net if you are interested.


John Long Parent Group Box Top Challenge 
Help raise money for our school!  We will be having a Box Top Challenge.  The highest collection of box tops per homeroom will receive an ice cream party!  The challenge dates are February 11th - February 25th.

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Grafton Community Scholarship Fund Scrapbooking Event

The Grafton Community Scholarship Fund will be sponsoring a Scrapbooking Event on Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 8:00am - 8:00pm in the Grafton High School Library. 

Come with your photos, paper, and embellishments and take over a table.  A light breakfast and lunch and late afternoon snack are included.  See attachment to signup.

Cost:  $30.00
 
Scrapbooking Flyer - March 16, 2013.pdf

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The John Long Parent Group Offering Workshop
Dear Parents and Guardians:

The John Long Parent Group will be hosting, Founder and Executive Director of Pivotal Directions, Jeff Wenzler. Jeff will be speaking to JLMS parents about building character and leadership in middle school students.  Jeff’s presentation will discuss major topics facing today’s parents and teens.  Jeff will present a follow-up program for JLMS 8th graders.  Please consider joining us for the opportunity to build student character and leadership through parenting.  This will be a great workshop for all parents, especially 8th grade parents transitioning to the high school. 

Parent Presentation February 12, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm JLMS LMC – Parents only

8th Grade Student Presentation
March 7, 2013

wenzler_flyer_V2 JLMS_1.pdf


Please check out this workshop as well, also featuring Jeff Wenzler and two other professionals in the area of parenting.
3D Parenting – A Straightforward Approach to Parenting 
Dr. John Duffy, Jim Higley, and Jeff Wenzler

Monday, February 18th 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Concordia Mequon, WI
Registration RSVP by Feb 5. – start@startingpointoz.org or 262-375-1110

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Chili Day, Sunday, February 10, 11:30am - 5:00pm
Join us at Chili Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 11:30 AM - 5 PM

Food served in GHS Cafeteria, Music performed in GHS Gym
$6 for chili, dessert, & beverage (price subject to change)
$3 for kid's meal (hot dog, dessert, & beverage, price subject to change)Carryouts & a la carte desserts and beverages available


The year 2013 marks the 43rd year of this important fundraiser for the Grafton Music Parents. It's a wonderful community and family day filled with great chili and music performed throughout the day by the Grafton Public School students. Chili Day is held the second Sunday in February in the Grafton High School Cafeteria and Gym. Involvement by all families through attending this event and parents offering a few hours to help at the event ensures the success of Chili Day. Here are a few ways to help out: phoning committee, baking a dessert, working at the raffle table, set up, or clean up. Volunteer requests are e-mailed in January. Please contact a member of the GMP Executive Committee or your child's teacher to learn more information.

Performance Schedule (subject to change)

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

JLMS

1:30 – 1:45 PM

Cadet Band

1:45 – 2:15 PM

GES

2:15 – 2:45 PM

Kennedy

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Woodview

3:00 – 3:40 PM

GHS Choirs

3:40 – 4:10 PM

GHS Instrumental Jazz & Hand Drumming

4:10 – 4:30 PM

GHS Musical Selections

4:30 – 5:00 PM

GHS Concert Band

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Grafton Parks and Recreation Events
Family Fun Night - Friday, March 1st, 2013, $5.00 per family (additional $1.00 per person for non-family members). Admission includes swimming, basketball, volleyball, and Wii play.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Family Fun Night 2013_1.pdf

No School Day Field Trip - Friday, March 8th, 2013, $30.00 per person which includes admission to the Springs Waterpark (Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha), lunch, and bus transportation.  See the attached flyer for more information.
No School Field Trip 2013_1.pdf


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Ozaukee 4-H Dance
This 4-H Dance is Saturday, February 16th, 7:00pm -11:00pm in the Youth Building on the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds.  Admission is $3.50 at the door.  Bring the entire Family!  Open to the Public!
Ozaukee 4-H Dance.pdf
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Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County
Opportunities for Week of February 10-16


Painters & Finished Carpenters – Assist with build – Habitat for Humanity
Snow Saviors – Shovel snow for seniors & persons w/disabilities – Interfaith Caregivers
Committee Members – Serve on Program or Development Committee – Wellspring, Inc.
Soccer Coaches – Prefer knowledge of soccer skills & tournaments – Special Olympics
Mucho Muscles? - Strong people to haul maple sap bags – Riveredge Nature Center

For these volunteer opportunities and more go to volunteerozaukee.com

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County
262-377-1616
vc@volunteerozaukee.org
www.volunteerozaukee.com

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District Shared Newsletter Documents
District Shared Newsletter Document
 Week of February 4, 2013

 SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

To All District Parents: Emergency Contact Information in Skylert must be updated
Kindergarten Registration: February 4 - February 15
Parents - review materials for new elementary math program:  February 26 from 5-6pm in the district office
Curriculum News and Notes January 2013 Issue
A Note from the School Nurse:  When to keep your child home from school
February Fruit of the Month:  Raisins
February Vegetable of the Month: Pea Pods
February Elementary School Lunch Menu
February Middle and High School Lunch Menu
 

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Grafton Community Scholarship Fund Scrapbooking Event:  March 16 at GHS
Grafton Black Hawk Spirit Wear: online store open through February 17
Grafton Parks & Recreation: American Red Cross Babysitter Training - February 23
Grafton Music Parents Winter Newsletter
 North Shore United Soccer Club Soccer Soiree:  February 16
Ozaukee County ADHD Parent Support Group: upcoming meeting schedule
Port Washington Garden Club: Seminar on Gardening with Children - February 16
Grafton Parks & Recreation: No School Field Trip to Country Springs Water Park for students in Grades 5-8 - Friday, March 8
Grafton Parks & Recreation: Family Fun Night at the GHS Pool and Gym - Friday, March 1
Starting Point of Ozaukee Parenting Program:  A Straightforward Approach to Parenting - Monday, February 18
Ozaukee 4-H Dance - Bring the Whole Family:  Saturday, February 16
Nurturing and Parent Support (NAPS) Spring 2013 Newsletter
Youth Development at Feith Family YMCA - Winter Session 2013
North Shore Academy of the Arts: Winter/Spring 2013 Program Guide

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