Celebrating Charlotte's Web!

Big Bend students and staff creating Charlotte.

Announcements

Scholastic Book Fair

A big shout-out to the volunteers, students, families, teachers and school staff who helped make our spring Book Fair Fiesta fun and profitable! Because the book fair coincided with Parent Lunch Week, we had lots of shoppers browsing the fair during lunch times. It was rewarding to see the students' excitement as they paged through all the new books! Thanks to generous shoppers, our sales for the week totaled nearly $9,000! This earned our school $5,800 in Scholastic Dollars, which Mrs. Bretza can use to purchase books, magazines, furniture, technology or other supplies our library needs. The Book Fair Committee appreciates all your efforts to make reading fun for our students and to help grow our library resources!

2014-15 BBES Classroom Environment Placement Form

Parents, you are invited to share classroom placement information before homeroom classes are formed for the 2014-13 school year. Please click here for a printer friendly version of the Classroom Environment Placement Form. Reminder...the form is to be returned to the school office no later than Monday, April 30, 2014.

School Speech Contest Winners

Congratulations school speech contest winners! 1st place Jon B (6K), 2nd place Kyle S (5K), and 3rd place Jacob H (5B). In the back are the other nine finalists (left to right): Samantha K, Jillian B, Sara S, Ryan S, Mackenzie K, Cassidy N, Lauren B, Grace K, and Loukia A.

Charlotte's Web County Fair

Our grand celebration for Charlotte's web will take place on Wednesday, May 14th. Click here to sign-up as a volunteer. We are in need of numerous volunteers and a few donations to make this a memorable event for our students. The event will run from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be a wide variety of activities and events for the students to participate in. Some of the higlight activities include a petting zoo, a dunk tank, photo booth, linke dancing, relays, contests, and many others. Please contact Becky Bretza (bretzbe@masd.k12.wi.us or 262-363-4401 x21504) if you have any questions regarding the county fair and/or volunteering the day of the fair.

ABC's of Autism

Parents/Guardians are invited to the April 30th workshop to learn more about recognizing and managing the signs of autism in youth.

Be a substitute teacher in MASD!

The Mukwonago Area School District is currently seeking qualified applicants to serve as substitute teachers at all of our schools.

3 & 4 Year-Old Screening

Screening for 3 and 4 year olds will take place on Wednesday,August 13, 2014and Thursday,August 14, 2014, at Clarendon School.Developmental areas to be screened include pre-readiness skills (short-term memory, the ability to attend and follow directions, knowledge of basic colors, etc.), speech and language, fine motor/gross motor skills, and vision/hearing. This screening is for Mukwonago Area School District residents only.There is no cost for the screening, but registration for screening is necessary.To register, call 363-6300, Ext. 24203, between 9:45 A.M. and 2:15 P.M. The screening process will take approximately forty-five minutes. The screening process is not a mandatory experience for children, but rather an opportunity for parents to have their child’s general development assessed. It is part of the MASD's Child Find process to identify students with developmental delays. The MASD Child Find notice may be found on the Pupil Services website atwww.masd.k12.wi.us.

Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to four Big Bend Staff members who were recently nominated and recognized for their postive inpact and contributions to our students. The winners will be recognized at a dinner on May 1st. The award recepients from Big Bend include: Mr. Waller - Administration Mr. Grant - Specialty Educator K-6 Ms. Bachhuber - Substitute Staff Mrs. Quirk - Food Service

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Online Food Service Payments Available

Families now have the ability to submit online food-service payments! Informational Flyer | Online Payment Instructions | Make Online Payments

Can't Go to Spain? Bring Spain to You!

Mukwonago Families, please consider hosting a Spanish student (ages 13-17) for one month this summer (June 22nd to July 20th , 2014), please contact Karen Sperstad, Local Coordinator for HIA (Holidays in America) at 262.470.5519 or sperska@masd.k12.wi.us. Señora Sperstad is a Spanish teacher at MHS and this is the third year that this valuable program offers families in Mukwonago the chance to explore another culture while reexamining their own! Click here to read more about your benefits and responsibilities. ¿Vale?

Open Enrollment: K-12

Open Enrollment for the Mukwonago Area School District will be held from February 3, 2014 through April 30, 2014. Students in 5 year old kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment. To apply go to http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html . You may fill out and submit the application on-line. For the 2014-2015 school year, parents must apply no earlier than midnight on Feb. 3 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2014. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Laura Stroika at the Mukwonago Area School District (262) 363-6300 x-24101.

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achievements

  • Exceptional Spokesperson for Patriotism

    On behalf of the Patriot's Pen program, the VFW Post 11038 presented five of our 6th grade students with this very special recognition. Congratulations go out to Loukia A., Jon B., Nick G., Isabella G., and Alayna S. Click here for more information on the Patriot's Pen program.

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    DPI School Report Card

    Scored "Above Expectations" and in the top 7% of all schools in the state.

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    Scholastics' President's Award

    Big Bend Elementary earns award for increased participation in All for Books! BBES is proud to be one of 13 schools recognized in Scholastic Book Fair’sFall 2013 Elementary National Contest! The school won a President’s Award for ExceptionalPerformance in the category “What Would You Do for Reading?” The prize is 500 Scholastic Dollars. BBES tied the “What Would You Do for Reading?” program into its All for Books campaign during itsScholastic Book Fair held in October. Principal Shawn Waller promised to dance to the song “WalkLike an Egyptian” by the Bangles if students collected more than $800 for All for Books.Donations to All for Books provide new books for the school’s library, plus Scholastic matches the amount with a donation of books to two national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kidsand families in need. When BBES students more than doubled the goal and collected $2,150.80 for All for Books, Wallerasked staff members to join him in costume, and they also danced to Steve Martin’s “King Tut.” Atan all-school assembly, the kids went wild when Mr. Waller added “the worm” to his dance moves!“It is amazing how much we can accomplish when we all have a common goal, which is to promote and celebrate student learning in a fun environment,” said Mr. Waller.“What a wonderful example of the success that can be created through the efforts of many people,”added Becky Bretza, Library Technology Specialist. The library will be purchasing some fun seats with the500 Scholastic Dollars. The Book Fair Committee thanks BBES’ enthusiastic students, helpful Student Council, great staff, hardworking PTO and generous volunteers for promoting the book fair and making reading fun. Click here for the offical press release. For more information, contact: Julie Kastello, BBES Book Fair Chairperson: 262-662-1917 or jkastello@hotmail.com Becky Bretza, BBES Library Technology Specialist: 262-363-4401 or bretzbe@masd.k12.wi.us Shawn Waller, BBES Principal: 262-363-4401 or wallesh@masd.k12.wi.us

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