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Mazomanie and Black Earth Elementary Schools have accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for Blood Cancers! We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference in the lives of Blood Cancer patients. Leukemia is the most common cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults under the age of 20.

Starting February 4th, 2019, our schools will be working to reach a goal of $2,200. A letter and collection box will be coming home in your student’s backpack talking about Pennies for Patients, along with instructions for setting up their own online giving page. Our students are tasked with completing six missions on their two week journey to help find a cure for Blood Cancers in honor of local students and current patients.

Join us in these fun dress up and collection days at Mazomanie and Black Earth Elementary Schools:

Tuesday February 5th- Neon Nickle Day (donate all your NICKELS and wear NEON colors)
Wednesday February 6th- Dazzling Dimes Day (donate all your DIMES and wear SPARKLES)  
Thursday February 7th- Crazy Quarters Day (donate all your QUARTERS and wear crazy HATS and SOCKS)  
Friday February 8th- Pajama Penny Day (donate all your PENNIES and wear your PAJAMAS)

Monday February 11th- Team Jersey Day (donate all your BILLS and wear your favorite JERSEY)   
Tuesday February 12th- Wear Orange Day (official color of LLS)
Wednesday February 13th- Super Hero Day (dress as your favorite superhero)
Thursday February 14th- Valentine’s Day (show your love for Cancer patients)  
Friday February 15th- Pennies and Popcorn (last donation day)

Visit our schools Pennies for Patients websites to donate, track donations, and create your own giving page:

https://events.lls.org/pages/wi/Mazomanie-Elementary-School-2019

https://events.lls.org/pages/wi/Black-Earth-Elementary-School-2019

Skills for Social and Academic Success

Starting in January 2019 we will begin using the Second Step program in your child's classroom to teach social and academic skills to support their school success. Lessons will be delivered through the school counselor during social/emotional learning sessions. A home link lesson will also be sent home for parents and families to engage and review each lessons topic. 

Look for more to come on this program! 

Our school district has been working very hard to update our school safety protocols. With the need to discuss school safety with students, we have been working toward becoming an ALICE school district. ALICE stands for, Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. We will be using the above story, "I'm not scared, I'm prepared!" by Julia Cook, to help us talk with our youngest elementary students about the possibility of an intruder within our schools and how to respond. We will also be practicing an ALICE drill to help students walk through the evacuation process, just like we do for fire and tornado drills.  

 https://www.alicetraining.com/ 

Please reach out with any questions or concerns and we encourage all families to talk with your students about this necessary drill and information. 

November 12th-16th, 2018 will be our annual food drive. Black Earth Elementary will be collecting and donating non-perishable food and hygiene items to Heights Unlimited. Mazomanie Elementary will be donating their collected items to the Mazomanie Community Food Pantry. 

Look for a flyer to come home in your students backpack with the details and "Pantry Needs" list. 

Thank you to our school communities for your generous support of our local food pantries! 

Over the last two weeks, all K-5 students received information about the "Start with Hello" initiative, through social/emotional lessons. Look for a brochure to come home to give you information about this program. 

This Thursday the 11th, 2018 we will be having our first school-wide activity to end social isolation. We encourage our students to wear GREEN on this day. We will also be having all students place their hand print on our "Start with Hello" banner to be hung up in our hallways.