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Severe Weather and School Closings

A message from Dr. Claire Martin.........

A question that many people ask me – especially during the cold winter months is, "How cold does it have to be in order to close school?" Although there really is no "hard and fast" rule, the general standard/guideline that the Chilton Public Schools follow for school closings due to severe cold and wind chills is: -20 degrees temperature, and/or with sustained wind chills of -35 and below. There needs to be some point at which this decision is made. This is the guideline that I follow when making the decision for school cancellations or delays due to severely cold temperatures and/or wind chills.

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Screen Free Week 2015: April 26-May

Apr132015

Screen Free Week 2015: April 26-May

You and your whole family are invited to participate in SCREEN FREE Week sponsored by the Chilton Public Schools Library Media and Physical Education Departments, the Chilton Area Catholic School, Trinity Lutheran School and the Chilton PTA. We are promoting Screen Free Week sponsored by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood www.commercialfreechildhood.org, an organization that encourages Americans to reduce, voluntarily and dramatically, the amount of screen time that they participate in, in order to promote richer, healthier and more connected lives, families and communities.

We ask that you reassess the role SCREENS (TV, DVDs, video-games, computers, social networking sites, and texting) play in your daily lives as entertainer, baby-sitter, time filler, sales force, and background noise. SCREEN FREE WEEK is about having more fun and turning "on" your life. It's an opportunity to rediscover the wide range of free and low cost activities that make life productive, rewarding and fun.

We encourage your whole family to participate in this experiment and leave your screens off for the entire week.

Participants will receive one survival kit per family. The survival kit will contain the SCREEN FREE Week schedule, statistics to ponder, a list of substitute activities, and other surprise items.

This is a brief agenda of scheduled activities for SCREEN FREE WEEK:

SUNDAY - Design your COUCH POTATO!
MONDAY - Family Reading Night. 6 - 7:00 p.m. @  CE&MS and CACS Library
TUESDAY - Read Around the School. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. @ CES Cafeteria & classrooms
WEDNESDAY - Family Dinner & Game Night at home with your family
THURSDAY –. Scarecrow Mania 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Ledge View Nature Center  ($3 donation per person)
FRIDAY - Family Swim Night. 5 – 8:30 p.m. @ CE&MS Pool

You may attend these activities even if you do not sign up for SCREEN FREE Week.
If you are participating, you aren't watching a screen!

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FFA Hypnotist Show DVDs Available

Mar252015

FFA Hypnotist Show DVDs Available

FFA Hypnotist Show DVDs available for $10.  Email Mrs. Thielman if interested.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The following letter was sent to Senator Devin LeMahieu and Representative Paul Tittl by the Chilton Board of Education:

To Senator Devin LeMahieu and Representative Paul Tittl,

As the elected officials representing the School District of Chilton, we, the members of the Chilton Board of Education, respectfully request that you work with your legislative colleagues to support increased funding for public education in the current budget proposal for the benefit of all Wisconsin public school students.

Prior to 1993, when revenue limits were put into place to control increases to taxpayers, the School District of Chilton was a low spending District. Since that time, our District has remained a low spending District. Our current per pupil expenditures are below the State average. For 2013-2014, the state average for instructional costs (general and special education funds) per student were $13,291; Chilton's instructional costs were $10,516 or 21% below the state average. The state average revenue per student (general and special education funds) was $13,390; Chilton's revenue was only $10,405, again, 22% below the state average. Through careful management and planning, we have worked diligently to control costs while still providing an excellent educational program that focuses on all students reaching their potential. As a low spending district, we believe we continue to be penalized through a state funding system that provides less and less support to our efforts, while levels of accountability rise, student poverty increases, and student needs (ELL and Special Education) grow exponentially.

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Information About Measles Outbreak

Feb042015

Information About Measles Outbreak

The CDC has reported an outbreak of measles in the U.S. currently involving fourteen states, three of which are neighboring states to Wisconsin. The Chilton Public School District would like to take this opportunity to provide some information about measles and how to prevent it.

Attached are letter to parents regarding the measles outbreak and fact sheets.

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