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Mrs. Jenkins
Ms. Lockwood
Ms. Lopas
Miss Meyer
Mrs. Meyer
Mrs. Milfred
Mrs. Pokey
Mrs. Puleo
Mrs. Rechek
Mrs. Richard
Mrs. Scott
Mrs. Turner
Mrs. Warmka
Mrs. Wilson
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Mrs. Turner

Mrs. Dona Turner joined the SKDS staff in 2011 as our third grade teacher. She attended UW-Madison and Marian University where she obtained her Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence teacher’s license.

Mrs. Turner is originally from the southeastern part of Wisconsin, where she and her six siblings grew up on a dairy farm and attended the nearby Catholic school. She and her husband, Larry have lived in several areas in Wisconsin. Her husband’s relocation brought their family to the Beaver Dam area in 2000. Their two daughters are both SKDS alumni.   One is currently at UW-Eau Claire and the other is attending UC-Berkeley.

Teaching has always been a part of Mrs. Turner’s life from playing school in the basement of her farm house to substitute teaching while her children were in school. She believes the best part of teaching is watching students succeed at simple tasks as well as more complicated ones and joining in their excitement as they reach these goals.

Outside of school, Mrs. Turner enjoys reading, biking, and camping in our National and State park systems.

Her favorite quotes are: 
“Believe you can and you’re Halfway There”  Theodore Roosevelt  
“Learning is not obtained by chance”  Abigail Adams


Q. Do you have before and after school care?

A. Yes.  We offer this service through the YMCA, called SACC (School Age Child Care), which has several sites throughout the city. For more information on the program contact the YMCA.
For families in the 4K program and our 3 year old preschool program, we offer an Extend-A-Day program. This versatile Extend-A-Day is an optional extension to both programs.  For morning 4K students and 3 year old preschool students, class is from 8:15 until 11:00AM. and Extend-A-Day is from 11:00 until 3:15.  For afternoon 4K students, Extend-A-Day is offered from 8:10 until 12:15 and class is from 12:15 until 3:00PM.

4K students may participate in the Extend-A-Day program one day a week, or up to five days a week. For three year old preschool, Extend Day is only available opposite their class days on Monday and Wednesday. The rate for Extend-A-Day is $12 per day plus $2.25 for school lunch (students may bring a cold lunch and purchase milk for .40). Schedules must be turned in on a weekly basis for each following week.

Our Extend-A-Day Coordinator works closely with our Early childhood teachers to reinforce, enrich, and expand the learning that occurs in those classes. There is also a rest period, recess, story time, etc. included in the daily schedule for Extend-A-Day. 
Click here YMCA SACC (School Age Child Care) Program for more information.


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