March Newsletter 

Dear Southern Door Elementary Families,

Thank you to all families who were able to participate in our Family Literacy Night Read-a-Thon held on March 3!  Your participation and involvement means a lot to our students and staff! The event ended up raising $2,068.75 for our on-going elementary/middle school playground project, which we hope to complete this summer! We appreciate our two main sponsors, Renard’s Cheese and Southern Door Parents Involved in Education.  

In total, we have now raised $278,459.07 for the new playground equipment and have a remaining balance of $58,405.59.  If you’d still like to make a donation, please make checks payable to Southern Door County School District. Donations may be sent to school with your child and given to a classroom teacher or mailed to 2073 County Road DK, Brussels, WI 54204.  Donations may also be submitted online using the Paypal account (PayPal.Me/SouthernDoorSchools).  If you are aware of any additional grant funding opportunities or employee match programs, please contact me to share more information.

Together in education,
Cory Vandertie

Highlights of this month’s Parents Make the Difference Newsletter (see attached)
Spark your children’s interest in reading by being a role model

Four ways to strengthen your child’s character

Research shows nutrition is linked to academic performance

Are you helping your child deal with frustration?

Women’s history month is a great time to read a biography

March weather activities can teach your child science skills

A peaceful home environment promotes a sense of well-being

Test-taking tips can boost your child’s test scores

Help your child review graded tests and make adjustments

Reduce your child’s test anxiety with four proven strategies

Important Elementary Dates:
March 18 – Early Release Day 11:55am

March 19 & 20 – No School

March 26 & 27 – K-4 Music Concert 1:00pm

April 2 – Fine Arts Festival 5:30-7:30pm

April 9 – Early Release Day 11:55am

April 10 & 13 – No School

April 14-May 1 – Forward Exam State Testing Window for Students in Grades


April 27-May 1 – Missoula Children’s Theatre-The Emperor's New Clothes

May 12 – 5/6 Spring Music Concert 7:00pm

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