January 2020 Kromrey PTO Newsletter

“Be Kromrey” Assemblies Held on Jan 24th to Celebrate the Kromrey Community and Focus on the 2nd Semester Theme of Kindness

With the band placed front-and-center, all 5-6th and 7-8th graders enjoyed an hour of music, “positive shout-outs”, an entertaining “name-that-tune” competition, recognition for “positive referrals”, and a sneak preview of entrants in the upcoming Poetry Slam event scheduled for March 18th.

Mr. Luebke emphasized the progress the students made with “Be Kromrey’s” 1st semester theme of Community and he encouraged everyone to embrace the 2nd semester theme of Kindness.

Specifically, Mr. Luebke encouraged the students to consider three things:

  • Each of us can contribute to helping make someone else’s day great

  • Each of us can notice other people around us

  • Each of us can take action to be kind to others in ways that helps them in that moment when they need a boost

For more details on the Be Kromrey program, please see the website here: https://sites.google.com/a/mcpasd.k12.wi.us/kms-pbis/

If you have questions about PBIS or have ideas on how you can help please contact Bill Luebke by email at bluebke@mcpasd.k12.wi.us.

Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm

Dr. Beatriz Aguilar from Edgewood College “Youth Empowerment; Bridging Gaps”

Please join the PTO on February 19th at 6:30 pm in the Kromrey Middle School auditorium for a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Beatriz Aguilar from Edgewood College. Dr. Aguilar will talk about the value of pursuing higher educations and the importance of planning before going to high school. Then she will lead a panel discussion with MHS students about their own experiences and the barriers they’ve encountered in this process. The event is held in collaboration with the Latino Student Union advisor Alejandra Vasquez. All students and families are invited to attend!

Kromrey PTO Sunshine Committee Extends its Partnership with MOM

The PTO Sunshine Committee is embarking on an exciting new partnership with Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) and Nichole Carlisle, the Kromrey school social worker. A small group of representatives from MOM and the PTO, along with Ms. Carlisle, met to determine where PTO and MOM resources overlap and how to best leverage those resources to meet the needs of Kromrey students and families. The group discussed pooling available resources to provide snacks for students in need and to stretch the limited resources of both organizations. They also discussed how to coordinate efforts to ensure the school supply drives at MOM and the PTO are optimized to best serve the student population. Finally, the group discussed how to coordinate around needs related to clothing and beds/bedding for students. We are looking forward to more collaboration with this group to identify and meet the needs of our Kromrey students and families.

The ”We Love the Kromrey Staff Appreciation Luncheon” is on Feb 12th, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

It’s the PTO’s honor and privilege to recognize the great work our teachers are doing at Kromrey. As we’ve seen in prior newsletters, the commitment and performance of our Kromrey teachers, administrators, students, and parents is second-to-none. It’s always valuable to take a moment to acknowledge that our middle school, and all the schools within our district, either “significantly exceeded expectations” or “exceeded expectations”. We can always do better and we’re always striving to improve, but we also want to express our appreciation (and our Valentine’s Day Love) to the teachers who make it happen all day, every day. Thank You!