Falcon Flyer April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013

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April 12 - No School, Professional Learning Day




JLMS Calendar Page
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Goodwill Packer Up Challenge - Help us win a visit from Donald Driver

John Long Students and Families,

Ever wondered what it would be like to combine donating to a great cause and meeting a Super Bowl Champion Packer football player?  Well, do we have the answer for you that is “double” the fun!  As we approach the final stretch up to Spring Break, we would like to share with you an exciting opportunity that our school and community will be participating in during the month of April!

John Long Middle School has the amazing opportunity to participate in the 
Goodwill Packer Up Challenge for 2013.  This challenge is sponsored by Goodwill Stores of Wisconsin.  The school in Wisconsin that donates the most amounts of items to Goodwill on behalf of their school wins the opportunity for Super Bowl winner Donald Driver to visit their school.  

The donation window is right around the corner; 
April 1- April 30, 2013.  April 1st falls during Spring Break, so it is perfect motivation to get started on that spring-cleaning list and start donating.

The Packer Up Challenge event is open to any elementary or grade schools in Wisconsin.  It’s a great opportunity for families to give back to their community, get some spring cleaning done, and help John Long bring Donald Driver to our school!

Prizes for schools with the most amounts of items donated from April 1-April 30 are:

1st Place: A visit by Donald Driver, 12 autographed copies of Donald Driver's children's book and an authentic autographed Packer helmet, signed by Donald Driver.

2nd and 3rd Place: 12 autographed copies of Donald Driver's children's book.

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It’s simple to donate, here’s what you do:

1)     Clean out your closets, basements, garage, under the bed, wherever…

2)     Count up your gathered items to donate. 

3)     *Put your donated items in boxes or bags and bring them to your nearest Goodwill store between the dates of April 1 and April 30.

        Grafton Goodwill
       1715 Wisconsin Ave.
       Grafton, WI.
       262-377-5509

4)   Tell the store worker that you are donating your items on behalf of the Packer Up Challenge.

er The store work will give you a slip, in which you need to fill out:

a.      School: John Long Middle School

b.      City:Grafton

c.       How many items donated: Example 250 

That’sit!  It’s as easy as that!

 *Note:  If you are unable to get to a Goodwill store near you, we will be setting up a collection area at school that you can bring your items to.  Please just indicate on your box or bag how many items you are donating.  We are in the process of planning a central location for students to bring items they cannot get to a Goodwill store.

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What items can you donate?  Each item you donate counts as “1 item”.  For example, one book equals one item, one shirt equals one item.  Sadly, one hundred marbles does not equal one hundred items.  Some examples of items you can donate include:

            Books, Toys, Games, Clothes, Footwear, Accessories, Sporting Goods,
    CDs, DVDs, VHS, Electronics, Houseware Items, Pictures, Mirrors, 
            Artwork, Furniture, Appliances,

Who can donate? Anyone can donate!  Students,families, staff members, community members, family members throughout the state, Uncle Bob up north, anyone!  So,please help spread the word to anyone you may know who wants to donate and help a good cause.


Last year the winning school in Wisconsin donated 
70,000 items to Goodwill! If just every student at John Long donated about 175 items, we could surpass that number and bring Donald to our school!

Please help get the word out around John Long and the community, and make this a fun and exciting experience for all to donate to a great cause!

*If you would be willing to help with promotion of this effort in any way please let us know.  We appreciate any help in this fun event!  Thank you to those who have already offered their help.  Also, if
anyone would be willing to put in some time to donate a few hours working at Goodwill as a “celebrity attendant” to help build enthusiasm within the school and community please let us know.

Attached is the official Goodwill promotional poster that also has all of the important information.

Happy cleaning and happy donating!

Please see Ms. Schalk, Mrs.Anzia, Mrs. Grossman, or Ms. Slowiak if you have any questions

Please see the attached flyer for additional information:  packer up flyer 2013_layout 1.pdf

Sincerely,

Elisabeth Schalk, eschalk@grafton.k12.wi.us, 376-5836
Student Council, Elizabeth Anzia, eanzia@grafton.k12.wi.us, 376-5841
Barb Grossman, bgrossman@grafton.k12.wi.us, 376-5811
NJHS, Lynn Slowiak, lslowiak@grafton.k12.wi.us,376-5809

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Positive Parent Involvement Newsletter - April

Please see the April edition of the Positive Parent Involvement Newsletter.
PPI April Newsletter.pdf

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Middle Years
Attached is the April edition of the Middle Years, provided by Mrs. Brady, John Long School Counselor.
Middle Years April 2013.pdf
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8th Grade Fun Night Needs Parent Help!

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

If you would like to be on the 8th Grade Fun Night Planning Committee, please contact Leslie Peters @lesliep829@gmail.com

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Message for Incoming 6th Grade Parents for 2013-2014 School Year
Dear Parents/Guardians of incoming 6th graders for 2013-2014 School Year 

Please save this date, May 22, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  John Long will be hosting an incoming 6th grader parent orientation meeting.

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Calendar 2013-2014
Please see attached School Calendar for the 2013-2014 School Year.
13-14 Calendar.pdf
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1-4 & 5-8 Boys' Summer Basketball Camp
1st – 4th GRADE CAMP & EMPHASIS:
Our goal is to build a strong foundation of skill development in ball handling, shooting, passing, teamwork
and sportsmanship. The players will develop this foundation through organized drills, scrimmages and
games.

5th – 8th GRADE CAMP & EMPHASIS:
Our goal is to build a strong foundation of skill development and introduce the players to the concepts of
work ethic and commitment. Players will have the opportunity to fine tune their game as a core set of Grafton
Varsity Basketball drills are introduced and executed. Scrimmage games and full court game opportunities
will also be included. This camp will run with a higher intensity level similar to a high school practice with an
emphasis on offensive breakdowns, skill development, game situations, and defensive fundamentals.

DATES & GRADE: 
1st – 4th Grade Camp: June 17, 18, 19, 20
5th – 8th Grade Camp: June 24, 25, 26, 27
TIME: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
SITE: John Long Middle School
COST: the cost will be $30.00

See flyer for more information:  YOUTH BB Camp 2013.pdf
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Destination Imagination Team BUDGI Scrapbooking Fundraiser, May 11th
Grab your friends and join us for a day of scrapbooking fun at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 11th, 8:00am to 6:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Scrapbook Fundraiser_2.pdf

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Grafton Gladiator Football Program

The Grafton Gladiators will be holding registration for this fall’s 2013
season on Sunday April 28th and Thursday May 2nd, at 7:00 PM at Circle B Recreation Center. Please arrive at the session of your choice by 7:00 pm for a brief presentation.

The Gladiators is a full-contact tackle football program, playing against other area teams of similar size, weight and age. The goal of the program is to introduce as many young athletes to the sport of football as possible and to have a positive experience while doing so.

This registration is open to any athlete who will be entering either 5th, 6th, 7thor 8th grade this fall, the 2013-2014 school year, and resides inthe Grafton School District.

The registration fee is $225 if registered by June 1st. After June 1st, registration fees increase to $275.In addition, each player must participate in the team fundraisers. Additional information about the program and what is required of the athlete to participate will be provided the night of the registration.

For more information please contact any of the following:

Mark Rowland, Director of Football Operations, at youthfootball@graftongladiators.com ; (262) 421-5071

Paul Sperber, A team coach, at paul_sperber@hotmail.com;(262) 573-4123

Jenny Agnew, PublicRelations/Communications Chairperson, jagnew.gladiators@att.net or (414) 350-8847
www.GraftonGladiators.com


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Boy Scout Troop 842 Plant Sale
Boy Scout Troop 842 in Grafton is having a Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00 to 3:00 at St. Paul Lutheran Church on highway 60. The proceeds from this sale primarily fund all of the Troop's annual activities. Please view the plants locally grown on pages 1-12. Every year, our Troop receives comments continually through October, that the plants bought in May, are still as vibrant as the day they were originally purchased. If you are interested in purchasing plants, please print page 13 only, and mail your order to the Scoutmaster Kim Wegmann. If you have any questions about the plants being offered, please contact Kim. He can be reached at 262.377.1421 after 5:00 pm. Finally, plants must be ordered by April 14th.  See attached catalog.
Troop 842


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Grafton Fire Dept. and Emergency Services Department Exploring Program
Become a member of our Exploring program with other students in the area who have the same interest. The purpose of this program is to give you the best information we can about careers in the Fire Science field through hands-on tactical training, real-life experience, and competitions.  Please view the attached flyer for more information.

Letter of Invitation Grafton Fire.pdf
  
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Teen Dog Walk Nights

We wanted to let you know that as the warmer weather (hopefully!) approaches, Teen Dog Walk Nights will be resuming select Tuesday (5-7p.m.) on APRIL 16 and MAY 21. Click on the link to see fun photos from a previous session: 
http://www.ozaukeehumane.org/education/teendogwalk.aspx

Students must register in advance under the “Oz Calendar” tab at www.ozaukeehumane.org.

Summer dates (5-7pm):

June 25
July 23
August 27

See flyer for additional information:  Teen Dog Walk Flyer_2.pdf

Take care!

Andrea L.Swanson
EducationCoordinator
WisconsinHumane Society Ozaukee Campus
262.377.7580Ext. 5947
aswanson@ozaukeehumane.org

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SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE - GRAFTON JR. BLACK HAWKS
SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE - GRAFTON JR. BLACK HAWKS- Registration is now open for kids going into K-5. See attachment for Registration information. 
YOUTH-BB-Sum-13.pdf

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Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County

Opportunities for Week of April 14-20

Summer Recreation Program – Work w/ kids w/developmental disabilities – Balance
Office Assistant – Help w/ data entry, mailing & office duties – Gathering on the Green
Social Media Master – Help promote our mission through social media – FIY Ministries
G2 Program – Positive male role models for boys 8-15yrs. – Jewish Family Services
Walk for Children, May 18- Walk for early childhood education – Next Door Foundation

For these volunteer opportunities and more go to volunteerozaukee.com

  
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Shared District Folder
District Shared Newsletter Document

 Week of April 8, 2013

 SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

WKCE College and Career Readiness Benchmarks
2013-2014 School District Calendar
Summer Learning Academy Brochure
Student Home Technology Device and Access Survey (Grades 1 - 4): survey closes Sunday, April 14th
February/March Curriculum News and Notes
Elementary Report Cards available online March 15 - click for directions to access
April Elementary School Lunch Menu
April Middle and High School Lunch Menu
April Fruit of the Month:  Honeydew Melon
April Vegetable of the Month:  Sweet Potatoes
GHS Family and Consumer Science Department Sponsored Playschool for 3-5 year old children
 

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Grades 1-4 & 5-8 Boys' Summer Basketball Camp
Ozaukee Sports Center Media Awareness Week activity: May 2 - May 5
Grafton Parks & Recreation: Family Fun Night - Friday, May 3 at the GHS Pool
Village of Grafton: Walk About Grafton Saturdays - May 4 - June 1
Grafton Library Super Saturday Movie:  Rise of the Guardians - April 27
Grafton Little League Shredding Day: Saturday, April 13 at JLMS
Grafton Education Foundation: Children's Resale and Craft Fair - May 4
WAM Spring Swim Lessons: Fridays starting April 12 
Grafton Parks & Recreation: American Red Cross Babysitter Training: April 27
Grafton Parks & Recreation Summer Program Registration begins April 1
Grafton Music Parents Spring Newsletter
Grafton Gladiators Youth Football Registration:  April 28 and May 2
UPDATED DATES: Grafton Basketball 2013 Junior Blackhawk Summer Youth League
Destination Imagination Team BUDGI Scrapbooking Fundraiser: May 11
Grafton Family Aquatic Center - Season Pass Discount from April 1 - 30
Pitch Hit & Run Competition for Ages 7 - 14: April 26
Ozaukee Humane Society:  Teen Dog Walk Nights: resume April 16
Cedarburg Cultural Center Spring Break and After School Art Experiences
Scholarship Opportunities for students to attend Sand Lake Conservation Camp
Enroll today for Camp Invention at St. Paul Lutheran in Grafton
North Shore Academy of the Arts: Now Registering for Spring Arts Classes
Ozaukee County ADHD Parent Support Group: upcoming meeting schedule
Nurturing and Parent Support (NAPS) Spring 2013 Newsletter

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