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                                                                           September	
  16th,	
  2011	
  
 Karen Allison, Principal                                                       Phone: 987-8597
       kallison@waukee.k12.ia.us                                                  Fax: 9871536
Lyndsay Marron, Assistant Principal
	
     lmarron@waukee.k12.ia.us

	
  

       DATES	
  TO	
  REMEMBER:	
   	
  
       ◊ September	
  23rd	
  :	
  Shuler	
  Tailgate	
  @	
  Shuler	
  5:00	
  -­7:00	
  p.m.	
  
       ◊ September	
  26th:	
  Waukee	
  Invitational	
  Mile	
  Run	
  @	
  Eason	
  
         Elementary	
  
       ◊ September	
  27th:	
  Shuler	
  PTO	
  Meeting	
  @	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  
       ◊ September	
  28th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ September	
  30th:	
  	
  Shuler	
  Sculpture	
  Dedication	
  @	
  2:30	
  p.m.	
  
       ◊ October	
  5th:	
  	
  Author	
  Visit	
  @	
  Shuler:	
  	
  Jerry	
  Pallotta	
  
       ◊ October	
  7th:	
  Shuler	
  Walks:	
  Start	
  Somewhere	
  1k	
  
       ◊ October	
  12th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ October	
  21st:	
  No	
  School—Teacher	
  work	
  day	
  
       ◊ October	
  26th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ October	
  28th:	
  Fall	
  Harvest	
  Party	
  
       ◊ November	
  16th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ November	
  18th:	
  PBIS	
  Assembly—Responsibility	
  	
  
       ◊ November	
  23-­27th:	
  No	
  School-­Holiday	
  Break	
  	
  
       ◊ November	
  30th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ December	
  1st:	
  First	
  Grade	
  Fine	
  Arts	
  Night	
  at	
  Shuler	
  
       ◊ December	
  14th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ December	
  12th:	
  Winter	
  Party	
  
       ◊ December	
  23-­January	
  2nd:	
  No	
  School-­Winter	
  Break	
  	
  
       ◊ January	
  9th:	
  No	
  School—Teacher	
  Work	
  Day	
  
       ◊ January	
  18th:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
       ◊ Feb	
  1st:	
  Early	
  Dismissal	
  at	
  1:40	
  
   	
  

          Strengthening Families Program offered through
                  Iowa State University Extension
   	
  
Strengthening Families is designed to help families build strong
relationships. Parents/Caregivers learn to use love and limits in guiding
their youth, in family communication and in problem-solving. Youth learn
to set goals, understand stress, and practice skills to deal with peer pressure.	
  
   	
  
The program is structured such that in the 1st hour the youth and
parents/caregivers meet in separate sessions. The parent session is
discussion and video-based. The youth session involves role-playing,
interaction, fun activities & games. Then during the last hour the families
come together to practice skills, work on projects, and do fun activities.	
  
           	
  
                     Dates: Sundays Oct. 2 – Nov. 13	
  
                            Times: 5 – 7:30 pm	
  
        Location: Waukee Elementary School, 850 6th St., Waukee	
  
                                Cost: Free!	
  
     Light Meal and Child Care for younger children also provided.	
  
           To Register Contact: Lisa Mickelson, 515.993.4281 or
                            lmickel@iastate.edu	
  
                          For more information,
visit:http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas/news/thestrengtheningfamilies
                               program.htm.	
  




Show your Waukee Spirit by displaying the official
Waukee “W”painted on your driveway
or sidewalk! All the money raised through this
fundraiser supports the Waukee Vocal Music
Boosters. There are two sizes available. You can choose from
17” x 24” for $20.00 or 24” x 34” for $30.00. To download
the order form, go to www.waukeevmb.org and click on Spirit
Painting on the right side of the page. Once we receive your
order it takes about 10 days to get your official “W”! The
Waukee Vocal Music Boosters appreciates your support.
                       SHULER PTO MEETING
                                 Tuesday, Sept. 27th
                                       7:00 pm
                                 Shuler Media Center
                                               	
  
          	
  
Fundraising	
  
The sale for the entertainment books will run through September 23rd.
The books are $25 and Shuler will receive $12.50 for every book
purchased. If you chose not to purchase or sell the entertainment book
sent home with your child, please return it to your homeroom teacher.	
  
	
  
Thank you to everyone who has returned their fundraising letter indicating
their financial support through the direct cash donation or their
commitment to fundraise for Shuler. We have raised $7,969.64 of
the $38,083 fundraising goal. Fundraising information will continue to be
sent home with all students, however, participation is voluntary.	
  
	
  
Shuler t-shirts (youth and adult sizes) are available for purchase for $12.
A sample t-shirt is on display in the office window. If interested, please
contact Kim Kroll at ShulerPTO@hotmail.com.	
  
 Thank you for your participation and support of the fundraising efforts at
Shuler Elementary.	
  
	
  
Talking Canvas – Fun with Art Education	
  
Talking Canvas is a fine arts volunteer program that is run by Shuler PTO
and is carried out by several creative parent volunteers. The Talking
Canvas volunteers strive to expand your child's knowledge about the arts
in a fun and educational way. We introduce the children to the artist, their
history, their works of art, related vocabulary, and then end with a hands
on project that is related to the artist.	
  
	
  
There will be three artists that your child's class will be learning about
during the school year, look for Talking Canvas documents that will be
emailed to you. You can ask your child questions about the artist and
project and see what they have learned! 	
  
	
  
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact
the volunteer co-chairs Jennifer Park or Hillary Nielsen. Email
whitehorse31@me.com or hillarymnielsen@gmail.com	
  
                                                                           	
  
                                                                           	
  
                                    Shuler	
  PTO	
  Is	
  Proud	
  To	
  Present	
  The	
  Second	
  Annual	
  
                                                                                                                                                            	
  
                                                 	
  
        	
  
        	
  
        	
  
        	
  
        Let’s	
  Kick	
  Off	
  The	
  School	
  Year	
  Together!	
  
                        	
  	
  	
  Games-­Entertainment-­Face	
  Painting-­Contests-­Food-­Friends-­Fun	
  
                            Please	
  join	
  us	
  Friday	
  September	
  23rd	
  at	
  Shuler	
  
                                                                         Elementary	
  School	
  from	
  5-­7p.m.	
  
                                                 On	
  the	
  black	
  top,	
  weather	
  permitting.	
  
                   Bring	
  your	
  family,	
  tailgate	
  chairs	
  and	
  a	
  store	
  
                                                               bought	
  wrapped	
  dessert	
  to	
  share.	
  
    Hy-­Vee	
  will	
  be	
  grilling	
  hot	
  dogs	
  and	
  brats	
  as	
  well	
  
                                                                as	
  serving	
  pulled	
  pork	
  sandwiches.	
  
    Drinks	
  will	
  be	
  available	
  for	
  purchase	
  at	
  the	
  event.	
  	
  	
  
	
  Come	
  for	
  dinner	
  and	
  fun	
  before	
  the	
  Waukee	
  Homecoming	
  Football	
  
Game	
  at	
  7:30	
  p.m.	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  	
  
                                                          Contact	
  Wendy	
  Hart	
  at	
  987-­8553	
  with	
  any	
  questions.	
  
 Please	
  RSVP	
  by	
  September	
  16th	
  so	
  we	
  can	
  pre-­order	
  the	
  food.	
  	
  Cash	
  
           and	
  Checks	
  made	
  out	
  to	
  Waukee	
  PTO	
  will	
  be	
  accepted	
  with	
  your	
  
            RSVP.	
  	
  Return	
  this	
  form	
  to	
  your	
  child’s	
  teacher.	
  	
  The	
  food	
  tickets	
  
    will	
  be	
  sent	
  home	
  the	
  week	
  of	
  the	
  event	
  and	
  collected	
  at	
  the	
  event.	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
           ______	
  People	
  in	
  the	
  ________________________________________________family	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                   will	
  attend	
  the	
  Tailgate.	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  Our	
  family	
  would	
  like	
  to	
  purchase	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  _____$4.00	
  Jumbo	
  Hot	
  Dogs	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
_____$4.00	
  Brats	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  _____$5.00	
  Pulled	
  Pork	
  Sandwiches	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  I	
  have	
  enclosed	
  ____cash	
  
____check.	
  
If	
  your	
  family	
  is	
  a	
  game	
  time	
  decision	
  please	
  feel	
  free	
  to	
  come	
  
whenever	
  you	
  can	
  make	
  it,	
  the	
  more	
  the	
  merrier!	
  This	
  year	
  we	
  
will	
  not	
  be	
  selling	
  food	
  tickets	
  at	
  the	
  door.	
  Only	
  those	
  with	
  pre-­
purchased	
  tickets	
  will	
  be	
  served	
  food.	
  	
  
                                               	
         	
      	
  
                                                            	
  
                                                                                        	
  
                                      *The	
  weather	
  is	
  starting	
  to	
  change	
  and	
  
                                      it	
  is	
  difficult	
  to	
  know	
  what	
  the	
  
                                      temperature	
  will	
  be	
  throughout	
  the	
  
                                      day!	
  A	
  great	
  idea	
  is	
  to	
  dress	
  your	
  kids	
  
                                      in	
  layers-­‐-­‐that	
  way	
  they	
  can	
  add	
  or	
  
                                      subtract	
  clothing	
  as	
  needed	
  to	
  enjoy	
  	
  
       	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  school	
  and	
  recess!*	
  
                 	
  
	
  
How	
  Illnesses	
  Spread:	
  
The	
  main	
  way	
  illnesses	
  like	
  colds	
  and	
  flu	
  are	
  
spread	
  is	
  from	
  person	
  to	
  person	
  in	
  
                 respiratory	
  droplets	
  from	
  coughs	
  
                 or	
  sneezes.	
  These	
  droplets	
  can	
  also	
  
                 landed	
  on	
  surfaces	
  and	
  are	
  
                 touched	
  by	
  someone	
  else	
  who	
  touches	
  their	
  eyes,	
  
                 mouth	
  or	
  nose	
  before	
  washing	
  their	
  hands.	
  
                             	
  

How	
  to	
  Prevent	
  Illnesses	
  from	
  Spreading:	
  
The	
  MOST	
  important	
  way	
  to	
  stop	
  illnesses	
  is	
  by	
  washing	
  your	
  
hands	
  often	
  or	
  using	
  an	
  alcohol-­‐based	
  hand	
  
sanitizer.	
  When	
  you	
  cough	
  or	
  sneeze	
  use	
  a	
  
Kleenex,	
  throw	
  it	
  away,	
  and	
  wash	
  your	
  hands.	
  	
  
	
  

Important	
  Hand	
  washing	
  Habits	
  
Use	
  warm	
  water	
  and	
  soap	
  to	
  wash	
  hands	
  for	
  at	
  
least	
  15-­‐20	
  seconds.	
  That	
  is	
  like	
  singing	
  the	
  
Happy	
  Birthday	
  song	
  twice!	
  Hand	
  sanitizers	
  
are	
  great	
  because	
  they	
  don’t	
  need	
  water	
  to	
  work!	
  Just	
  
remember	
  to	
  rub	
  your	
  hands	
  together	
  until	
  the	
  gel	
  is	
  dry—
                              that	
  way	
  it	
  will	
  kill	
  the	
  germs	
  on	
  your	
  
                              hands.	
  
                                     	
  
                                              Shuler	
  Walks:	
  Start	
  
                                               Somewhere	
  1k	
  
                                                                     	
  

                                  On	
  October	
  7th,	
  Shuler	
  Elementary	
  will	
  be	
  
                              joining	
  the	
  Waukee	
  Community	
  in	
  a	
  state-­‐
                                wide	
  initiative	
  to	
  raise	
  health	
  awareness	
  
                               and	
  promote	
  healthy	
  lifestyles.	
  This	
  is	
  
part	
  of	
  the	
  healthiest	
  state	
  initiative	
  to	
  help	
  promote	
  healthy	
  
living	
  in	
  Iowa.	
  	
  
	
  

K-­‐2	
  students	
  will	
  walk	
  at	
  12:40	
  and	
  3-­‐5	
  students	
  will	
  walk	
  at	
  
1:	
  50.	
  Students	
  will	
  be	
  walking	
  outside	
  (weather	
  permitting)	
  
so	
  please	
  make	
  sure	
  they	
  are	
  dressed	
  for	
  the	
  weather	
  and	
  
wearing	
  good	
  shoes.	
  Parents	
  are	
  encouraged	
  to	
  come	
  join	
  
their	
  children	
  during	
  their	
  walk	
  time.	
  Students	
  will	
  return	
  to	
  
their	
  regular	
  classes	
  after	
  the	
  walk.	
  	
  	
  
       “As Iowans, weʼre known for our friendliness and civic engagement. Thatʼs part
                                      of the reason weʼre
         trusted to start the process of picking this nationʼs president. We take this
                              responsibility seriously because we
       care about our country, each other and our communities. Now, itʼs time to take
                                 even better care of ourselves.
                   Together, letʼs tackle yet another important challenge.
                  Together, letʼs become the healthiest state in the nation”.	
  
                                                                                                         	
  
         The Waukee Invitational Mile Run for third through seventh
          grade is coming up on September 26th and will be held at
                       Eason Elementary. All runners will receive a
                    finisher ribbon and medals will be awarded to top-
                    place winners of each grade level. There is also a
                    traveling trophy awarded to the elementary school
       with the highest finishers. Be sure to get a registration form
       from your PE teacher so you can be a part of this fun event!
	
        	
     	
  

				
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