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News & Notes: June 5

June 5, 2012

Congressman to stop in Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls - Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner in the 99th assembly district is holding a town-hall meeting at Menomonee Falls Village Hall, N8480 Pilgrim Road, at 7 p.m. June 10 to hear from constituents about any concerns they may have.

Falls School Board approves fee changes

Menomonee Falls - For the 2012-2013 school year, there will be a $5 increase to the full-day, 5-year old kindergarten fees, which the School Board unanimously approved last week.

The fee increase was made in order to set all elementary fees at the same level of $75. All other instructional fees will remain unchanged from the 2011-2012 school year rates.

Breakfast and lunch prices will increase, in order to bring the district closer to alignment with federal reimbursement rates. The School Board approved a 5-cent increase in milk, a 20-cent increase in student breakfast and lunch and a 25-cent increase in adult breakfast and lunch prices for the 2012-2013 school year. With the increase in prices, the focus of the School Nutrition Program is to enhance the current offerings of daily fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and less processed food offerings.

Germantown picks two waiver days for next year

Germantown - The Germantown School Board selected Oct. 15 and May 3 as two professional development days for teachers that are granted through a calendar waiver.

The two professional development days occur in lieu of instruction. The district continues to meet the minimum hours of instruction at each level, which is 1,050 hours for grades kindergarten through sixth and 1,137 for grades seven through 12th.

Community Memorial wins performance award

Menomonee Falls - Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital has been recognized with Avatar International's 2011 Best Overall Performer Award.

This national award is presented to the top facilities in Avatar's national database with the highest overall combined score for inpatient, outpatient, emergency department and ambulatory surgery patient satisfaction. The award is presented to 13 organizations in Avatar's national database of 322 providers. The Overall Best Performer Award is based on the results of Community Memorial's patient surveys from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011, recognizing high-performing facilities that demonstrate consistency of experiences by patients throughout the organization for care.

Community Memorial will be formally recognized with the award at an Avatar symposium May 30 to June 1 in Orlando, Fla. Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., is Community Memorial's patient satisfaction data vendor.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin hosts blood drives in Falls

Menomonee Falls - BloodCenter of Wisconsin is holding three blood drives in June in Menomonee Falls beginning from 3 to 7 p.m. June 12 at Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church, W16707 Menomonee Ave. To make an appointment, visit bcw.edu/EC-UMC or call Maureen in the church office at (262) 251-3830.

The second drive is slated for 2 to 7 p.m. June 19 in the ballroom at Davians Banquet & Conference Center, W16300 Silver Spring Drive. To make an appointment, visit bcw.edu/Davians or contact Tami Davenporte at (262) 781-3333.

The last is from 3 to 7 p.m. June 28 at the village of Menomonee Falls Library, N8480 Pilgrim Road. To make an appointment, visit bcw.edu/VillageMenFalls or contact Jane at jkolberg@menomonee-falls.org. Donors should bring a photo ID. Appointments are preferred for convenience, but walk-ins are also welcome.

St. Mary's Parish School offers 3-year-old kindergarten

Menomonee Falls - Parents of 3-year-olds now have the option to enroll their child in 3-year-old kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year at St. Mary Parish School in Menomonee Falls.

K-3 is a half-day program offered two or three mornings per week from 8:05 to 11:15 a.m. Students participate in school curriculum that includes religion, mathematics, reading readiness and language arts, science, social studies and learning centers.

Led by Heather Barenz, an experienced teacher with a master's in early childhood education, the curriculum is designed especially for the 3-to-4-year-olds who are experiencing a classroom setting for the first time or transitioning from day care to school.

For tuition rates and registration information, contact the St. Mary Parish School office at (262) 251-1050 or by email at schooloffice@stmarymf.org.

Bankers raises money for Alzheimer's Association

Germantown - Forget Me Not Days, the 10th annual street corner fundraiser of Bankers Life and Casualty Company, has raised $1,954.65 for the Alzheimer's Association.

Bankers employees, agents and their family members collected at the Germantown Pick 'n Save on May 18 and 19. All the money collected in Germantown goes to the Alzheimer's Association. The majority of the funds will stay in the community to benefit the local Alzheimer's Association chapter.

Contributors were thanked for their donations with packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds. Volunteers hope the seeds will be planted in honor of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease.

Sonus offers free hearing screenings

Menomonee Falls - Sonus is committed in raising public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the various forms of communication impairments to include those of hearing, speech, language and voice.

Call Sonus at (262) 502-3570 or visit N9523 Bancroft Drive in Menomonee Falls to schedule a free hearing screening.

Tailored Label Products adds regional application engineer

Menomonee Falls - Tailored Label Products, a manufacturer of custom labels and unique adhesive components in Menomonee Falls, has added Blake Bennett as a regional application engineer. Bennett will be responsible for expanding TLP's reach and servicing customers in the Saint Louis, Mo., region.

Bennett comes to TLP with more than 25 years of experience in the industrial label and adhesive markets. He has held several positions with two well-known international players in the engineered adhesives and label markets.

For information, contact TLP at (800) 727-1344 or visit tailoredlabel.com.

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