Falcon Flyer April 18, 2013
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April 18, 2013

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Upcoming Events at a Glance
April 20 - "Driver On Over" Community Goodwill Pack'er Up Drop Off Day at John Long
April 22 - Track, Home (GHS), Sussex-Templeton, 3:45pm (Field) and 4:00pm (Running)
April 24 - Track Practice at GHS, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
April 25 - Track, Home (GHS), Steffen, 3:45pm (Field) and 4:00pm (Running)
April 26 - Track Practice at GHS, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

JLMS Calendar Page
High School Dance/Cheer Tryouts

Attention All 8th Grade Girls

Cheer and Dance team tryouts are coming this April!!

Cheer tryouts will be April 18 and 19 from 6-8 pm at GHS.

Dance team tryouts are April 22-25 at GES

From 4:15 pm to 6 pm.

Please see posters in the hall for additional information-

"Driver On Over" Community Goodwill Donation Drop Off Day - April 20

We are looking for some staff, parent, and student volunteers to help out this Saturday, April 20th at John Long Middle School for a "Driver On Over" Community Goodwill Donation Drop Off Day.  The event will take place from9am-2pm at John Long. We will be looking for volunteers to help unload dropped off items, sort, count, and repackage donated items. Also, depending on the amount of items dropped off, we may also be looking for some staff to help drop off items at Goodwill at the end of the day.

Checkout the attached flyer! Also, please spread the word about the Drop Off Day to your students this week. : )

If you can help in anyway, even if it be for an hour or two, it would be GREATLY appreciated!  Please let us know!  Thank you all!

Driver Over Community Day April 20th.pdf

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.

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.

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

      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’s it!  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.


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


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

Grafton Basketball-Junior Black Hawks Program
We are extremely please and excited to announce the launching of the Grafton Basketball-Junior Black Hawks Program. Both boys and girls in Grafton Schools will be provided the opportunity to participate in a well organized system that is structured so that our youth develop at a pace and level that is appropriate to them.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and directions to get to their website. 

Grafton Basketball Jr Black Hawks.pdf
Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Opportunities
Grafton Basketball is offering several opportunities for your child to participate in programs that are organized and build strong foundations in skill development.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Grades 1-4 & 5-8 Boys' Summer Basketball Camp.pdf

YOUTH-BB-Summer League.pdf

Girls Basketball Program.pdf

Positive Parent Involvement Newsletter - April

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

Middle Years
Attached is the April edition of the Middle Years, provided by Mrs. Brady, John Long School Counselor.
Middle Years April 2013.pdf
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

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.

Calendar 2013-2014
Please see attached School Calendar for the 2013-2014 School Year.
13-14 Calendar.pdf
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 at Grace Lutheran.pdf

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 toany 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 pleasecontact 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

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County
Opportunities for Week of April 21-27

Sip, Shop & Stroll, May 16 – Volunteer at Ladies Night Out – Cedarburg Chamber
Electro-Fishing Survey – Collect fish, data collection & more – Oz Cty Planning & Parks
Braille Dept. Asst. – Proofread, burst, bind, mail Braille books – Audio & Braille Literacy
Grounds keeping – Rake & clean up gardens to get us ready for spring – Portal, Inc.
Summer Middle School Youth Ctr – Help w/ field trips, games – Logemann Comm. Ctr

For these volunteer opportunities and more go to volunteerozaukee.com

Shared District Folder
District Shared Newsletter Document

 Week of April 15, 2013


WKCE College and Career Readiness Benchmarks
2013-2014 School District Calendar
Summer Learning Academy Brochure
February/March Curriculum News and Notes
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


Grafton Girls Basketball Summer Basketball Camp for Grades 3 through 12
Grafton Basketball Junior Black Hawks Program
Keep Grafton Clean Day: Saturday, May 11
Grafton Parks & Recreation: Mid Ozaukee Softball League  - registration deadline May 24th
Hershey Track & Field Meet for ages 9 - 14: registration deadline May 14
Ozaukee County Community Preparedness Day - Saturday, May 4
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
PPI April Newsletter
Grafton Education Foundation: Children's Resale and Craft Fair - May 4
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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