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School notes

Burnside Elementary School media specialist Jackie Trulen reads to a class during the second week of school, which was Sept. 9-13.

Sunnyside School

Walking Wednesday

This was the second week of school and 14 students participated in Walking Wednesday. They walked or rode their bikes to school. The winner was Annabelle Marshall in Ms. Dressen's second-grade class.

School pictures

Lifetouch Picture day is set for Sept. 17 in the large gym. Professionals will begin photographing students at 9:15 a.m.

PAC Fundraiser Kick-Off

The major fundraiser for the elementary schools is Clubs Choice. Watch for informational flyers to come home in backpacks Sept. 17.


First-semester Red Wing High School interns and the Sunnyside teachers they are working with are: Kelsey Holst, Mrs. Warrington; Vanessa Wood, Ms. Hicks; Katelyn Hadler, Mrs. McDonnell; Amber Garner, Mrs. Blahnik; Bryanna Walker, Ms. Mauel; Alondra Jurado, Ms. Rak; Kylie Winkler, Mrs. Johnson; Maria Furlong, Ms. Maki; Danielle Dodge, Mrs. Dressen; Ragan Goering, Mrs. Dressen; Alexus Karlsrud, Mrs. Swanson; and Austin Strand, Ms. Prigge.

Red Wing High School

Calendar of Events

There is a calendar of events link on the front page of the high school website.

Drivers education

Names are being taken in the Community Education office (located in the J pod) for the fall driver's education classroom scheduled for 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22-Nov. 8. (No class Oct. 25, Nov. 4 and 7.)

Names will be taken until before school Sept 20. Students must be 15 years old prior to the last day of class.

National College Fair

College Fair is Sept. 25. Permission forms are available in Student Services. Forms and $6 for the bus are due Sept. 18.

Junior PSAT/ASVAB tests

PSAT is $14 — a good way to practice for the SAT/ACT, get feedback on academic skills for college, and qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

The ASVAB is a multiple aptitude battery test — it can be used for career planning or entrance to the military. There is no fee for ASVAB.

Sign up in the Principal's Office with Mrs. Wyatt by Sept 27.

School safety

In order to offer a more secure school setting, all building doors will be locked after 7:40 a.m. To access the building, use the main door, buzz in, and wait for a response from the secretary. ID badges will be required for visitors to the building. They are available at the reception desk.

Under the Rainbow

Preschool 1

Children are learning about the classroom rules this week. During group time they are discussing their class schedule and talking about their feelings. They are also practicing Spanish words for the week which are black: negro and seven: siete. Sign language words for the week are stop and go. Book of the week is "Clap Your Hands" by Lorinda Bryan Cauley.

Preschool 2

The classroom is learning "All About Me." Children are kicking off the school year with many books. They are learning the different Spanish and sign language skills for head, shoulders, knees, and toes. They are also starting to practice with writing their names during their morning activities. For an enrichment activity, the children are going to be exploring the human body and looking at the different bones they have.

Kindergarten Readiness

Children are having a week "All About Me." They will be discussing how to keep their bodies healthy, what makes them special, what their favorite thing to do is, and what they are best at doing. Fun projects are tracing the human body, painting to music and doing a self-portrait. They will be reviewing Spanish words they have learned.

Red Cottage


Red Cottage children enjoyed greeting each other after a long summer away from Montessori. Everyone enjoyed meeting the new children and finding favorite activities in the class. Many children dove right in to large number addition, subtraction and division as well as sight word games, sand paper letters, labeling the learning environment and numbers.


Children are studying the work of Eric Carle as the September Author of the Month. They are reading a story of his a day and looking at his writing style and illustrations. Later in the month, the children will vote for their favorite book and experiment with his mixed media approach to art.

Extended Day children

Children reacquainted themselves with the Hay Creek Trail. We walked to "Pottery Hill" and found shards of broken ceramic pipes in the woods. We also designed and installed a "snake" path from donated patio pavers.

St. John's School

School pictures

Picture day for grades K-8 will be Monday Sept. 16. Little Blessings will have picture day in October.

Mission offering

Our mission money collected at Wednesday's chapel services will benefit Martin Luther Colleges Early Childhood Learning Center.

Christian Education Week

Christian Education Week is Sept. 16-22. The theme this year is "On Eagle's Wings."

Little Blessings

Preschoolers listened to their first Bible lesson God "Creates Our Beautiful World." Red is the focus color, and circles are the shape.


Students learned about sense of smell by trying to figure out what Miss Karla Opperman had in her canister. Students have begun to make entries in their journals. So far they have recorded their favorite summer activity and tried writing their names.

Grades 1 and 2

First-graders are learning about more than and less than. Second-graders are working in groups, studying money and grid patterns. Science is about herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.

Grades 3, 4 and 5

In Mr. Justin Hansen's room, the pupils are talking about ecosystems, communities, and populations during science classes. They are reviewing the size of Canada and the different languages spoken there.

Gardes 6, 7 and 8

Pastor Todd Engel gave the first Catechism quiz Monday. The students are discussing kinetic and potential energy for science.

Burnside School

School Pictures

Picture day for all students is Wednesday Sept. 18.

Student Teachers

Drew Paukert and Brittni Kuehl, Winona State University students, are student-teaching with Char Auge and Mike Pagel. Both student teachers will be at Burnside for 10 weeks and will finish their student teaching responsibilities at Twin Bluff Middle School for an additional six weeks.


All Burnside students are learning and reviewing the "Star Spangled Banner," which is sung at the beginning of every school assembly. On Friday Sept. 6, our first assembly featured Brad Nagel from the Red Wing ELC, who spoke to the students on his dream of becoming a naturalist and how they, too, should follow their dreams.

School Policy

On Sept. 11 and 12. all Burnside students participated in policy talks. School district policies regarding student transportation, harassment, weapons, bullying, Internet use, etc. are reviewed with students. Students are given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss situations. The talks were conducted by Ron Allen, school psychologist, Jane Wassink, school social worker and Scott Briske, student support coordinator.

Author/illustrator visit

On Monday Sept. 23. author and illustrator Lauren Stringer will visit Burnside School and talk about her book "Tell Me About Your Day," which won the Minnesota Book Award, and her new book "When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky." Parents and grandparents are welcome. The sessions will be at 1:40 p.m. (grade 2) and 2:30 p.m. (grades 3 and 4).

Colvill School

Colvill Kids 3's

Ms. Tiffanie's class will continue to work on nursery rhymes this week. They will read the story "My Friend and I" and focus on learning how to share. During the week, the children will make a lamb art project and do a count and color mitten page.

Colvill Kids Mixed Ages

Students continue their exploration of colors by continuing work on color books and learning to read and write color words. They will read "Cat's Colors" by Jane Cabrera and talk about interesting vocabulary words found in the story.

Colvill Kids 4's

Ms. Lila's classes will learn about how everyone is different but alike. They will read "We Are All Alike, We Are All Different" by Cheltenham Elementary School kindergartners. Students will draw a self-portrait and graph eye color, hair color, number of siblings, etc. Also, they will start to working on their first strokes; tall line down and short line down.

Spanish Enrichment

Spanish Enrichment class will continue to discuss colors and name them in English and Spanish. They will sing songs and play games to reinforce this learning. They also will read the book "A Color of His Own/Su Proprio Color" by Leo Lionni.