Hello Mineral Point Elementary families,

I am not sure I believe the saying that March “comes in like a lion.” For me it snuck in like a mouse!

One thing we did notice recently is that it’s been two years since the pandemic started. For all of us in public education, it’s our third year teaching and leading during this challenge. I am thankful that we took the steps recommended to help keep everyone safe while still engaging in learning.

As a sign that things are turning for the better: the entire school gathered in our new gym for a Two for Tuesday celebration (2-22-22; we had to reschedule to Thursday due to the inclement weather day). Several staff members prepared fun activities that all students could participate in by choice.

I hope we can continue to move in this direction to support and sustain our learning community.

Here are a couple of other items for you to be aware of:

Changing Weather

March and April are notoriously unpredictable regarding weather. With that, please continue to have your child(ren) bring boots, coats, gloves, hats, and snowpants to school. Even if the weather is looking one way in the morning, it can change by the afternoon.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Teachers have sent or will be sending home information about spring parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, March 16, 2:30 – 7:30 P.M. These meetings are less formal than the fall conferences but can be equally important in communicating how your son or daughter is doing in school.

Sign Up for P.E.P.

P.E.P., or “Parent-Educational Partnership”, is renewing itself. This group, similar to a PTO, met in February. Our first objective is to collect emails from families so we can share out information about upcoming events, opportunities, and school needs. Please sign up below if you are interested; we meet again on Monday, March 7 in the LMC after school if you’d like to join us and learn about this group.

P.E.P. Sign Up Form

Take care,



Matt has served for over 20 years in public education. He started as a 5th and 6th grade teacher in a country school outside of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. After seven years of teaching, Matt served as an assistant principal, athletic director, and building principal all in Wisconsin Rapids. As an elementary principal with the Mineral Point Unified School District, he enjoys working with students, staff, and families in a collective pursuit of continuous learning.