6901 Hwy 0, Hartford, WI 53027
Opens February 3 and closes April 30, 2014 at 4 PM
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For more information regarding Open Enrollment at Erin School, please contact the Open Enrollment Coordinator, Donna Runte at 262-673-3720 ext 4105.
Time to register your 4 year old for the 2014-2015 school year. Please fill out and return the Kindergarten Registration Form. Copies are also available at the front office. (Click here)
Watch for information regarding our 4K Drop in Day in May.
We welcome new families to call Donna Runte at 262-673-3720 ext. 4105 to set up a visit at any time.
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm
*Raffle* *Food* *Bounce House* *Silent Auction* *Games & Prizes* *Bingo* *Cake Walk* & More
Enjoying music in a whole new way
Once again the Meisel Music Collective joined forces with the third and fourth graders and provided a wonderful evening of entertainment. Mr. Meisel's musical group comes in and performs a few of their own selections, but they also give the students the chance to sing and play along with a jazz ensemble. The students sang and played jazz, world music and danced the waltz for an attentive audience.
Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss
Students at Erin had a fun time celebrating the birthday of Theodore Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss to most people. Thing 1, Thing 2 and a Sneetch were spotted around the school, and the students donned crazy hats, socks and slippers to add to the merriment. All students entered a raffle for a variety of reading and drawing promotional prizes: Dr. Seuss books, drawing books and sketch pads and Barnes and Noble gift cards. Students read and listened to Dr. Seuss books during library time and took “The Reader’s Oath." What a fun way to celebrate reading!
Exercise is serious business
by Sarah Mann
It was a toe-tapping, jump-roping, bicep-curling, rope-pulling, obstacle-hurdling good time at Erin School’s Fitness Friday.
Erin School celebrated one of its biannual allschool Fitness Fridays on Friday afternoon, an event where kindergarten through fifth grade shut down to become students’ personal gym with a variety of fitness activities designed to keep kids moving and having fun. Though Erin School’s physical education teacher, Tim Mueller, regularly organizes the event, this Friday was something special: It was the first time the fitness community has gotten involved.
“The more kids see the positives of working out as an adult, the more opportunities they have of staying physically active throughout their lives,” Mueller said.
That’s why he invited trainers from Snap Fitness, Anytime Fitness and Hartford Jazzercise, all in the city of Hartford, to come and show kids that playing games and running around having fun aren’t things that they have to grow out of.
Fitness Friday features a variety of stations where small groups of kids can rotate from area to area and complete activities at each: One room was devoted to trampolines while another classroom, with desks pushed out of the way, became a scooter-arena.
Snap Fitness co-owner and trainer Thea Schulteis had one classroom where she, her fellow trainer Jesse Pesch and the students played a card game: The suit or face on the card determined what exercises, like push-ups or backwards lunges, the students had to do. “Mr. Mueller, he called on the club and asked if we wanted to take part. This is our first time (to participate),” Schulteis said. “It’s fun. It’s super-cute how the kids have free roam.”
For Marcus Biskobing and Catherine Guttmann of Anytime Fitness in Hartford, the goal was to get students thinking about different, fun ways that they could exercise — “Instead of the conventional gym exercise like running a mile,” Guttmann said.
“(We) give them some different ideas of what they can do, like with a a heavy medicine ball, maybe with their friends,” Biskobing added. It also helps that Snap Fitness and Anytime Fitness members are often the parents of children in area schools. It’s important to talk to parents about keeping their kids active and healthy, because children who are overweight or obese face increased risks of being overweight or obese in adulthood, said Matt Paulson, co-owner of Rueben’s County Market in Hartford. he said. Paulson said.
Mueller will do his part to help bring it down further. Erin School just finished with a month-long effort for Jump Rope for Heart, a program that raises money for the American Heart Association. During the month of February, Mueller brought in yoga and zumba instructors to keep kids moving and active.