Christ King Home & School Association will hold its annual Lenten Fish Fry from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12, in North Hall. Patrons may choose dine-in or carry-out beer battered fried cod with fries, coleslaw, rye bread and dessert. Children's options include fish or chicken strips, fries or Go-Gurt and dessert. Soda, juice boxes, water, beer and wine will be available for sale for dine-in patrons only.
CK will host a K4/K5 open house at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 15, for prospective parents interested in spending time with the school's early childhood educators. Faculty will give brief presentations and conduct Q&A sessions in the classrooms.
The Wauwatosa East High School Spanish students have been selected by the United Community Center as the 2016 Youth Volunteer Group of the Year. This group will be honored Feb. 25 at the annual volunteer celebration ceremony. This year, the group donated books, hats and toys to over 350 kindergarten students at Bruce Guadalupe School for the holiday season.
Eisenhower students are rocking and rolling their way through fractions! Fifth-graders also performed trickster tale reader's theater plays. Building independence through organization is on target for a smooth middle school transition.
The second-grade classes at Jefferson Elementary School received money from the Kohl's Cares Field Trip Grant Program to go to Discovery World. The grant allowed a tour of Discovery World, participation in the Bubble Science Lab, and attending a live performance from Dr. Discovero! The grant also paid for busing and parent chaperones. The students had an amazing experience! The students returned to school and wrote thank you letters to the Kohl's Cares Field Trip Grant Program for such a generous gift.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Jefferson will be celebrating the 101st day of school in first grade. The students will come to school dressed as Dalmatians and will do all of their learning around the numbers 100 and 101. They will make a zoo with 100 animals, a 101-hand rainbow and make a collage of 101 things they like! They will enjoy some puppy chow and Scooby snacks for an afternoon treat and connect 100 dots for math.
Kradwell School continues to enroll new students throughout the school year; as a result, an additional teacher was hired in the middle school. Please welcome Erica Tome. Erica will be teaching language arts, health, and life skills. She comes to Kradwell with a variety of special education experiences. She has worked across all disability groups and age levels, kindergarten through ninth grade.
Kradwell High School's spring gardening class is busy at work! The class grew sprouts for their vegetable soup creation. The vegetables for the soup were also grown by the students in the Kradwell Learning Gardens during the summer months. Students learned the value of growing and preparing their own foods for healthy meals. One student called the experience 'fun and fantastic'!
The fifth grade has been studying narrative poems in the book 'The Crossover,' which was recommended to the fifth-grade teachers by the school librarian last year. As a natural transition, students began to create their own narrative poems. The topic in the book was basketball, and so many students chose to write about basketball. Madison fifth-grade teachers Barb Leach and Nicole Welter provided students with the challenge of reading, interpreting and writing narrative poetry.
The third-graders have been busy working on their informative writing pieces. As official experts on a topic, they are defining key words and explaining things thoroughly. The kids will present their topics using a Google slideshow or with an oral presentation. Finally the pieces will be published in the school publishing center.
Students at Roosevelt participated in Jump Rope for Heart in their physical education classes Jan. 27-29. The students learned about how the heart works, how to keep their heart healthy, and increased their proficiency in jump-rope skills. The students and their families raised approximately $5,000 for the American Heart Association.
Junior kindergarten is learning about all of the people and places in our neighborhood and community. Students looked at maps of Wauwatosa and made their own map of Underwood School. Senior kindergarten students are learning about neighborhoods and communities. To help learn more about communities, they are reading the book 'Bus Stops.' This engaging book shows how people ride a bus past the different places in a neighborhood. In addition to understanding more about communities, the students are learning how to identify the main idea and details of the book.
The fifth-grade Timby Squad just finished up a food drive for the Tosa Food Pantry. Each grade level was encouraged to bring 100 items of food to celebrate 100 days of school.
Wauwatosa Catholic School ended its celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a VIP day on Friday, Feb. 5. The VIPs were treated to a program in the gym. There was an all-school slide show talking about VIPs; the fifth-graders sang a song they wrote. They composed their own lyrics to the song 'Hallelujah.' After the program the students and their VIPs went back to classrooms.
Children's House students continued the journey on understanding the parts of the body. Lower Elementary students surveyed each other and used the results to made bar graphs to represent the data. Upper Elementary students learned about the process and procedures in electing the president of the United States. Adolescent Program students started a unit on immigration and family history. Probability studies also continue in math.
From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 6, Wauwatosa West and East's Key Clubs will be hosting the annual Wauwatosa Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at West. The pancake breakfast provides scholarship money for Wauwatosa high school students. There are games and activities for the kids, auctions, a bake sale, and music. The annual pancake breakfast is a great opportunity for the community to get together for a hearty breakfast and help raise money.
Wilson kindergartners have been working hard researching, writing, and creating displays about woodland animals. WSTEM SK/1 students, along with all of WSTEM students, were happy to get back on the slopes at Sunburst Ski Hill on Friday, Feb. 5, where they continued learning about physics, specifically simple machines, which even included a talk with experts on use of the machines on the hill.