Falcon Flyer November 1, 2013
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November 1, 2013

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Upcoming Events at a Glance


November 1 - John Long Musical, "White Christmas," 7:00pm, Tickets $6.00
November 2 - John Long Musical, "White Christmas," 7:00pm, Tickets $6.00
November 3 - John Long Musical, "White, Christmas," 2:00pm, Tickets $6.00
November 4 - Girls Basketball, Home, Brown Deer, 3:45pm
November 6 - Picture Retake Day
November 7 - Girls Basketball, Home, Mequon, 3:45pm
November 7 - STEM Club Meeting
November 8 - NO SCHOOL, Work Day for Teachers  -
A Message From Mr. Leach, Principal


Conferences- Please set up your conference child through your child's email account. Directions can be found on the JLMS website. Your child has also been shown how to do the sign up... You child's advisor will reach out to you in the coming week to make a connection about conferences. 

Report Cards will be completed and ready to view in skyward on Tuesday, November 12th.
 New this year,JLMS will not be printing, unless requested by a parent. They are available in skyward under the portfolio tab in a PDF printable format. In June, we will send home a final report card for the entire school year. We thank our parents for checking on grades and progress within skyward this year!

BOAT Race 2013-14 - our "big" fundraiser...
In an effort to bring a new team-based learning opportunity to ALL at JLMS… we will be holding our FIRST ever design challenge. As part of our building wide learning about STEM (Science-Tech-Engineering-Math), design thinking, and problem solving, we present a challenge for individuals and teams (up to 3)... BUILD a boat and RACE it! This is very much like a “pinewood derby race” for the boy scouts, except all kids, all BOATS. we are currently seeking corporate or business sponsors for the event and the purchase of the boats. More info to come in the next month- this is an exciting venture for JLMS!


STEM Meeting


Next STEM Meeting Thursday, Nov. 7. All interested students are welcome; please bring vacation and extra-curricular schedules so we can schedule the winter season of meetings. Questions? Contact Ms. Morgan.


Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam Parent Letter/Brochure
Attached you will find important information on the upcoming Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam that your child will be taking.  

WKCE informational letter.pdf
WKCE Pre-Test Information Brochure (1).pdf
Music Fundraiser and the John Long Musical "White Christmas"

THE MUSICAL IS HERE! - This year's musical - White Christmas - is November 1, 2, 3. Tickets are $6.00 and are on sale now. Tickets are available two different ways. You can call Mr. Arendt at 376-5826 and leave a message as to how many tickets you would like and for which performance - then stop in the JLMS office to pay and pick-up your tickets, or you can fill-out the attached Ticket Order Form and send it with your student to John Long with payment. Those tickets will be delivered to the student on the same day. ENJOY

Ticket Order Form 2013.pdf

Mr. Doug Arendt

Director of Choirs / 6-8 Music
John Long Middle School
700 Hickory Street
Grafton, WI 53024
John Long Parent Group Palermo's Pizza Fundraiser

Sale ends this Friday, November 1.  Return order forms with checks made payable to "JLMS Parent Group" to your child's Advisory Teacher or the front office.  
Pizzas will be delivered to JLMS on Thursday, November 7.  Pick up your pizzas between3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Contact Tiffany Chontos at 
tchontos@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

We are asking for volunteers to help with distribution of the pizza orders.  If you are able to help please contact Tiffany Chontos at 
Thank you!

Chess Club at JLMS


Attention all 6th 7th and 8th graders.  John Long is starting a chess club!  All levels of players welcome to join.  Class will be lead by a professional chess instructor.  Please see attached flyer for more information.


Order a Yearbook!

If you have not ordered your JLMS Yearbook yet, please see the attached form.  To place an order, you can return the form with your money, or you can order online.  You may also pick up an order form in the office or in room E-6.  If you do not pre-order a yearbook, there is no guarantee that you will be able to get one in the Spring.  
Yearbook Order Form 2013-2014.pdf

Please contact Mrs. Stanislawski (
sstanislawski@grafton.k12.wi.us or 376-5846) with any questions. 

Save the Date! Saturday, November 2, 2013, Grafton Scrapbooking Event


Please mark your calendar for this year's Scrapbooking Event sponsored by the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund Committee.  This is a great opportunity to get together with your friends for a day of serious scrapbooking!   

GCSF Registration Form!.pdf

All proceeds benefit the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund

Box Tops for Education


Dear Parents and Students,

Our school is collecting box tops!  During the month of October, we are trying to collect as many as possible. Please have your student bring them to the office and I will mail them in by November 1st.  We will then receive a check in December.  I have attached a form for your use if that makes it easier for you to collect.

boxtops collection sheet.pdf

Renee Kempka
JLMS Parent Goup

Grafton Boys Basketball Upcoming Opportunities
Grafton Boys Basketball Upcoming Opportunities
K-6 Developmental League
 is now accepting registrations.  This is a very popular league. Opportunities are on a limited basis and accepted until maximum capacity is reached.

YOUTH BB 2014 League Registration Form2.pdf  -
Ozaukee WAVE Volleyball Club - Informational Meeting

The Ozaukee WAVE Volleyball club will be having two informational meeting to explain and discuss the 2013-2014 club seasons.  Please see the attachment for more information.

Sunday, September 29, 11:30am, GHS Cafeteria for 14 years and under
Sunday, October 20th, 11:30am, GHS Cafeteria for 15 years and older


Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County




Opportunities for Week of Nov. 3-9

Outreach Asst. – Help families gain access to health coverage –Partners Cares for Kids

Pet Project – Provide Animal-Assisted Therapy for our patients - Heartland Hospice

Snow Angels – Sign up to shovel snow for local seniors – Interfaith Caregivers

Weekend Receptionist – Answer phones, help in gift shop – Riveredge Nature Center

Holiday Auction – Help w/ Great TV Holiday Online auction - MPTV

For these volunteer opportunities and more go to volunteerozaukee.org

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