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April 2                                  NO SCHOOL/Prof. Dev.

April 3                                  NO SCHOOL

April 6                                  SCHOOL MAKE-UP DAY

April 6 & 13                       Kind. Connections @ Elem.

April 9                                  K-3 Clover Kids

April 14                               3-5 Spring Elementary    

                                             Concert @ MS - 6:30 p.m.

April 15                               1:05 p.m. Early Dismissal

April 24                               Kindergarten Open House

                                          - Mom’s & Muffins from      

                                             8:00-8:30 a.m.

Mark your Calendar

May 15                                 Cougar Day

May 20                                 Fundraiser BIG BLAST

May 22                               Last Day of School

                                                2 hr. Early Dismissal


Third Quarter Attendance: Congratulations to the staff, students, and parents for an outstanding 96% attendance rate for the third quarter of school this year. This is a very important accomplishment!   Research shows that regular attendance definitely makes a difference in student success. Thank you for making school a priority and for your continuous support of education in our school!


Early Childhood Fair: This is an opportunity you do not want to miss. The Little Cougars Early Childhood Committee will be hosting their 7th Annual Early Childhood Fair at the Community Center on May 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Our theme this year is “Animals.” This event is designed to provide a fun and educational experience for families with children ages 0-5. We will have booths with activities and resource information on services available for families in our community. There are prizes and "tools" for parents to take home. There will be more information in the paper and upcoming newsletters. If you want to be involved to help with the Childhood Fair, please call the Elementary office at 237-5364. Thank you to those parents and volunteers that have helped so far.

*Building Fredericksburg’s Future …* *One child at a time.*


Here are our totals:

                2nd Grade – $664           

                3rd Grade – $580

                4th Grade – $515

                5th Grade – $2253

                Miscellaneous donations – $843.52

Our goal was $3,000. We collected a grand total of $4,855.52. The students did a FANTASTIC job on collecting for the American Heart Association. The 5th grade class raised the most money. Katie Reno was top collector over all with the amount of $525. The top collector in 2nd grade was Emily Rahlf , 3rd grade was Luiz Rodriguiz and 4th grade was Lanie Morris. Hoops for Heart prizes will be handed out at the wrap up assembly on Cougar Day.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society conducted their "Pennies for Patients" program for 3 weeks, March 2-19th. During the program, we were asking you and your child to please donate your pennies, spare change, or any amount possible to assist your child's class in their fundraising efforts. Congratulations to our school for raising a total of $802.64. Since our school raised over $500, the class that raised the most will receive a pizza party. The winning class is 5th grade with a total of $192. 2nd place goes to 3rd grade with $155.38 and 3rd place goes to 1st grade with $126.04. Although everyone is a winner!! Thank you to everyone for the donations to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Iowa.

Mrs. Bullerman



Why supporting school breakfast is important.

Child ren who eat breakfast at school start the day ready to learn, reflected in higher test scores and better classroom behaviors. But only 40 percent of the children in Iowa school who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast according to the Food Research and Action Center that ranks Iowa 48th in the nation in breakfast participation. This may be due to logistical barriers such as busing schedules and parent expectations and misperceptions about school breakfast. Schools are working to increase breakfast participation.


CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014 (April 12-18) with the theme “Unlimited possibilities @ your library”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015. Baldacci’s novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide. In addition, Baldacci is involved with several philanthropic organizations, including his family’s Wish You Well Foundation, which fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs.



April was declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. It was reported that in FFY 2013 in the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and estimated 679,000 children were victims of child abuse; and 1,484 children died as a result of abuse or neglect. The majority of child abuse cases stemmed from situations and conditions that can be preventable when community programs and systems are engaged and supportive. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support and maternal mental health, for instance, is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.


Earth Day April 22, 2015

When is Earth Day 2015? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil and companionship with nature!! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration.   McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22. Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snack and lunches.  


Arbor Day 2015 – April 24

Arbor Day is in 2015 on the 24th of April. Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Neb. in 1872. Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April. Trees are an important component of the natural landscape because of their prevention of erosion and the provision of a weather-sheltered ecosystem in and under their foliage.



In April we will highlight our last pillar of character - CITIZENSHIP.

  • Do your share to make your school and community better
  • Stay informed; vote in school elections
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey       laws and rules
  • Respect authority
  • Protect the environment

Students need to learn the importance of contributing to their school and community.   They should have compassion and show kindness towards others. They should also show humility and consider the needs of others. Serving and helping other is also of great importance. Building citizenship skills helps students feel that they can be contributors to others and can do work that benefits their community. This shows them that their lives are important now and sets a foundation for becoming active citizens in adulthood.


“Be humble and give more to others than to your selves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.” -Saint Paul


It is the policy of Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices.


If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please click here to contact the Equity Coordinators.