Friday, October 18, 2013

Supporting Cancer Research

Cashton Elementary Students Support Cancer Research 

American Cancer Society Fundraiser

     Once each month, students in the Cashton School District are invited to support a charitable cause through a themed dress up day.  On October 18, Cashton students wore purple, hats, or both and contributed a dollar or more the the American Cancer Society.  For a few minutes during the lunch and recess period, the Elementary students gathered in the main for a quick photo. We were proud to raise $230 to support a cause that seeks to create a cancer free future.  Thank you to our Cashton families for your support.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

4K Fire Safety

Mrs. Gordon's class learned the important lesson to stop drop and roll as part of Fire Safety Week. Congratulations to each of the boys and girls for learning to be fire safe!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Title I Reading Night at CES

On Tuesday, May 28th, the outstanding Cashton Title I team hosted a summer reading kickoff event.  Parents and students not only had the opportunity to check out books for the summer from the school library (Thanks, Mrs. Johnson) and sign up for library cards from the Cashton Memorial Library (Thanks, Mrs. Bjornstad), but also were treated to supper (Central Express) and a rare opportunity to build background knowledge through a live animal program through Zoozort.  Cashton students were able to learn about and touch a wide variety of animals that they would not be likely to encounter without a trip to a distant zoo.  The list included a chinchilla, a chameleon, a 6-banded armadillo, a coati, a kinkajou, a baby wallaby, and a Burmese python....that somehow ended up on my shoulders.

Thank you to Mrs. Menzynski, Mrs. T. Schmitz, Mrs. Kleba, and Mrs. DePaolo for organizing an excellent experience for students!

The Talent

Cashton 2nd grader holds a chameleon

"Opportunity" of a lifetime
Burmese python
Excited students

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Music in School Month

On Thursday, March 28th, Cashton Elementary Students were fortunate to view a performance by the Cashton High School band and choir.  This performance celebrates Music in Schools Month and encourages young students to consider the benefits of music instruction and performance.

Thank you to Mr. Muraski, Ms. Kenworthy and the performers for the lively presentation.  Thanks also to the faculty and staff of the elementary school for their support!

Monday, February 4, 2013

360 students at CES by 2016?

As most in the Cashton area have heard, based on the recommendation of a representative community group and a survey, the Board of Education has unanimously decided to ask eligible voters to consider a $12.3 million dollar school improvement project.  With stable growth, a nearly retired debt from the last project, and record low interest rates, the timing is appropriate to explore both immediate and future needs for the community and its schools.

To help citizens better understand how the project would address issues already affecting our growing student population, you will see below a map highlighting areas that directly connect to learning and safety.  Not listed are congested areas that are not directly associated with instruction such as the cafeteria, playground, and drop-off/pick-up areas that would also be vastly improved through the proposed expansion project.  Perhaps this map will help some to better understand concerns with space this school year.

Beyond this school year, student population projections based on current class size, student transiency (rate of how many students leave and enroll), and county birth rates indicate district-wide growth of 18% by 2016.  That would mean Cashton Elementary could grow 18% (56) to 360 students.  The proposed building project proactively prepares for growth in addition to addressing immediate concerns.  Population growth of this magnitude in the absence of additional classrooms would require noticeable adjustments including increased class size as well as the use of portable classrooms, displacing the Art and/or Music programs, or artificially creating spaces in the cafeteria through the use or temporary room dividers.

As you carefully consider your decision for the April 2nd election  please feel welcome to contact Dr. Saron, me, or the office staff to answer any questions you may have or to arrange a building tour.

Monday, January 7, 2013

On January 18th from 4:00-8:00 the Cashton PTO will be holding it’s12th Annual Chili Supper/ Silent Auction at Cashton Elementary School during the Cashton Eagles boys basketball game against the Royall Panthers. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 4-12.  For tickets, Contact the elementary school at 654-7377.