Join the EASD Resiliency Coalition for our first conversation of 2023! On Wednesday, January 18, we'll head out to Tibbets Elementary for a conversation on how to Cheer Kids on With Confidence! Register for this FREE event at https://forms.gle/LS8Zpf7CfeiG7E8i7 In this conversation, you'll learn how to boost your child's self-esteem by embracing their growth mindset in different ways. Clay Peterson from Walworth County Health and Human Services will be on hand to share his expertise on growth mindset and how it can help teach children what to do in uncertain circumstances.
Students have been working on many experiments this year. Not only are they having fun, working as a team, and learning a lot! Students were working through the “Infection Detection” PLTW module. Through this activity, students read through various symptoms students were experiencing in a fictitious school. We are charting the symptoms to narrow down what communicable disease was spreading throughout the school. Students were working through a PLTW challenge. After learning about simple machines, they used the Engineering Design Process to build a model that incorporated two simple machines and could lift and safely remove a tiger out of a moat at a zoo. Students pulled and released a car pushed back against a rubber band from different points. They would then measure the distance the car rolled to understand the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.
Students have been working on many experiments this year. Not only are they having fun, working as a team, and learning a lot! Students are researching, collection data and making hypotheses! Students were given the challenge to build a Self Watering Plant System. Students were challenged to design and build a model that can self water plants for two weeks. They tested different materials to see how fast water was absorbed and which materials worked the best. Students monitored and logged their results. The Kindergarten students worked through a PLTW Sunlight and Weather Module. Their challenge was to build a model that will block the harmful sunlight from their pet. They, first, researched material that would work best to block the sunlight and how to build an upright structure.
Just a reminder to check your email from Mrs. Mindy Binnie for upcoming Options Events and Activities! All details are in her email and some events are first come first serve. Any questions please contact Mrs. Binnie.
Ready to clean out your closets over the holidays? The Elkhorn Benefit Boutique invites you to donate clean, slightly used Prom, Snowball, and Homecoming dresses on Friday, January 20, from 4-7 pm. Your donation will benefit the Junior Class prom. If you need a dress for any occasion, come back Saturday, January 21, between 8 am-12 pm for great prices on dresses - starting at $5 and no higher than $15. We would love to see you as early as possible before we sell out.
The Elkhorn Chamber invites you to a FREE Drive-Through Holiday Meal on Sunday, December 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School. RSVP for your meal by Monday, December 19. Contact Kate at the Chamber if you have any questions. 262-723-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone is invited to the Chamber's "table."
Let's get in the Holiday spirit! We've got two great events for you check out. Holiday Cookie Bake & Take II: This Sunday! December 4, 1-4 p.m. in the EAHS Culinary Arts room. Elmer's Holiday Workshop: December 14, 5-8 p.m. in the EAHS Cube. Reserve your spot at RecDesk: https://easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=1
Did you miss School Picture Day? PICTURE RETAKE DAY IS SCHEDULED FOR TUE., NOV., 29TH. Academy & Tue Blended Learning students do not need to sign up for a retake, but please be sure to email Harriett Peterson, email@example.com, so we can get your student's picture taken. If your student is not attending Academy or Blended Learning on Tues., 11/29, and would like a photo retake, or if they missed picture day, please sign-up for a timeslot, check your Friday Newsletter email for more information and the link to sign up!
Reminder: Educational Autism Consultant Mandy Reinke will be presenting to the Elkhorn community on Thursday, December 1 in the James A Wehner Auditorium at Elkhorn Area High School. This is a FREE event. You will come away with a better understanding of the characteristics of autism, as well as strategies to help support those you love and care for on the Autism Spectrum.
SECOND DATE ADDED! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 • 1 PM • EAHS CULINARY ROOM We've added a second Holiday Cookie Bake & Take class to the calendar! Sign up at easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=79
Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Tue., Nov., 29th. Academy & Tue Blended Learning students do not need to sign up for a retake, please email Harriett Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can get your student's picture taken. If your student is not attending Academy or Blended Learning on Tues., 11/29, and would like a photo retake, or if they missed picture day, please sign-up for a timeslot, check your Friday Newsletter email for more information and the link to sign up!
There's still time to order your Christmas tree and support the EASD Resiliency Coalition. Proceeds from every sale will support programs that put food on the table and clothing in a family's closet in our community. Purchase your tree at tinyurl.com/celebrate-resiliency. Pick-up is Thursday, December 1 at the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce.
Looking to create one-of-a-kind personalized gifts for the upcoming holiday season? Sign up for Elmer's Holiday Workshop @ tinyurl.com/elmers-workshop Join Rebecca Blom and Gina Rand at the EAHS Cube for Christmas gift crafting on our laser engravers! We'll work on Personalized Ornaments, Santa's Cookie Tray, and 3D Acrylic and Wooden Decor. Christmas treats will be provided, and there will be plenty of cheer to go around!
Looking for a way to give back to our community? The EASD Resiliency Coalition has two fantastic opportunities for you. Purchase you Christmas Tree at tinyurl.com/celebrate-resiliency and proceeds will go to support families in need in our community. Make a one-time or recurring donation to the Snack in a Pack program at tinyurl.com/snack-pack and help keep our students fed over the weekend. Have questions? Contact Senta Holmes at email@example.com
Do you or someone you know take care of a loved one or friend? Do you find difficulty in taking care of yourself during this time? Join the EASD Community Resilience Outreach team on November 16th at 6 p.m. listen to community caregivers share their insight on how to make sure to have a good balanced life. Register to attend at: forms.gle/aUzy8X5X3UHynx8G7 The event will be at Sedgemeadow Apartments and streamed online.
Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group next meeting: Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in the Friends Room at Matheson Memorial Library. All are invited for discussion and support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SAVE THE DATE! Parents, Educators, Support Staff, and caregivers: Join us for an evening of learning with Mandy Reinke, Educational Autism Consultant! You will come away with a better understanding of the characteristics of autism, as well as strategies to help support those you love and care for on the Autism Spectrum. Thursday, December 1, 2022 • 6-8 p.m. • James A Wehner Auditorium at Elkhorn Area High School Mandy Reinke has worked in the field of autism for the past 22 years as a special educator and consultant. She provides support and coaching for school districts across the state as well as employers and families to help students reach their fullest potential.
FREE preschool Family Fun Event sponsored by EASD Parent Connections and Matheson Memorial Library... Come see Animals from Around the World! Friday, November 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Elkhorn Area Middle School cafeteria. Presented by our friends at incrediblebats.com.
Holiday baking seem overwhelming to you? Join Jenny Wehmeier and the Elkhorn Culinary Arts students for an evening of baking in the EAHS Culinary Arts classroom. December 2, 2022 • 4:30-7:30 p.m. • Register @ easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=76 Bring a friend or make new friends as you work in a kitchen with up to three bakers. Participants will work in one of six stations to bake one or two kinds of cookies to be split with the rest of the group. Recipes will be selected ahead of time to purchase ingredients.
Registration is now open for Pint-Sized Pound Fitness! Sign up at tinyurl.com/pint-sized-pound by November 4th! Parent Connections and Pound Fitness Trainer Julie Riese are hosting a special Grown-up & Me POUND Fitness session. A mix of grown-up and children's songs will get the whole family's toes tapping and sticks pounding! Glow Sticks and Drum Sticks provided (glow sticks for the Littles and drum sticks for the Bigs). Come pound off the pounds with your pint-sized little ones! • Target child audience is 2 yrs - early elementary age • Cost: FREE • Max Capacity: 15 Adults plus their kids Adults must accompany children at all times. Grown-ups: Register yourself and add your child's name in the custom registration questions.