Thunderstorms, hearing strange noises at night, or a huge spider crawling on the wall can cause some people to be pretty fearful. But teachers have a heart throbbing, palm sweating fear. This fear is greater than all of those things put together! It’s called the SUMMER SLIDE.
You may be visualizing a high, winding slide at the deep end of a pool. Instead, summer slide is a student’s loss of academic skills over the summer break. When students are off from school over summer vacation they may stop reading and writing and they may actually regress in their skills.
To avoid the MacArthur teachers’ worst fears coming true when students return in the fall, I’ve provided several easy suggestions to help your child maintain their newly learned skills from this school year!
·Register your child for the Germantown Public Library summer reading program.
·Have your child keep a summer writing journal. They can write and or sketch about their adventures each day.
·Read books about places you are visiting. If your family is planning a special trip to a museum, the zoo, the beach, or if you’re planning a longer trip visit the library and check out books specific to the themes or places you will be traveling to.
·Read aloud to your children a little everyday! As a family, pick several chapter books you are all interested in hearing.
·If you’re looking for suggestions for some great books, check out the site called Reading Rockets. They have wonderful lists of books organized into themes to keep even the most reluctant reader interested in picking up a book. Go to: http://www.readingrockets.org/booksbytheme
MacArthur Destination Imagination
CONGRATULATIONS to all six MacArthur Destination Imagination teams for a successful DI season! All teams did well at the Regional Tournament in March, and two teams advanced to the State Tournament held on April 16th in Stevens Point. The Close Encountersteam finished in 4th place (only 3 points away from qualifying for Global Finals) and the Musical Mashupteam finished in 2nd place, qualifying for Global Finals! Wish them luck as they prepare to compete in Knoxville, TN with teams from across the country and world. WAY TO GO!
CLOSE ENCOUNTERSMUSICAL MASH-UP
Maya Annoye Abby Bruss
Logan Arnholt Brett Haensgen
Helen Hudson Molly Jex
Sophia Johnson Riley Kunz
Emily Mohs Jayda Lewter
Bianca Nichols Libby Stroebel
Charlie Taschler Johannah Zimpelman
Destination Imagination is an extracurricular program where students use teamwork and the creative process to develop solutions to Challenges with a specific academic focus. MacArthur DI will be looking for volunteer team managers for the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about DI at MacArthur, contact Maureen Warnimont at email@example.com.
School Year Hours
Kindergarten - 5th Grade: 8:50 a.m. - 3:44 p.m.
Please remember that students cannot be dropped off at school any earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Students purchasing breakfast at MacArthur may report to the gym at 8:20 a.m.
Principal: Steven Williams MacArthur Elementary School
W154 N11492 Fond du Lac Avenue
Germantown, WI 53022-3499
Phone: 262-253-3468 - Fax: 262-253-3496