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Houdini Elementary School

Mission Statement:

At Houdini Elementary in partnership with families and the community we learn, we care, and we inspire!


A note from the principal:

Welcome to the Houdini Elementary school website. I invite you to be a part of the magical learning experience at Houdini by exploring the embedded web pages.

We are the second largest elementary school in the Appleton Area School District with a current enrollment of 640 students.

At Houdini Elementary we believe learning brings enjoyment and fulfillment. The staff here believes that every child possesses the ability to learn. In addition to ensuring our learners are academically proficient we are dedicated to their physical, emotional, and social needs with an emphasis on individualized instruction.     In an increasingly diverse and global society, we also focus on preparing our students to be creative, curious, and imaginative.   At Houdini we are also committed to ensuring all students are strong, critical thinkers, confident, cared for, and valued.

Furthermore, we are constantly engaged in the dynamic process of improvement in which we seek ways to improve instruction and energize our young learners to be critical thinkers and active participants in their education.     As a team of dedicated educators we are enthusiastic about expanding our competencies. We have formulated a Continuous School Improvement Plan that is a collaborative effort between staff and parents

Houdini is dedicated to students and families so that our children may walk into their future equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

If you do not find the information you are searching for please contact the school office at  920.832.4608.

Yours in Education,

Tiffany Frerks
Principal of Houdini Elementary






Join PTO from 4:00-7:00 at Arby's @ 601 Northland Ave 4/16


No School Friday, April 18th


Annual Basketball Battle (Friday, April 25th)


AASD Late Start Date - Wednesday, May 14th

Time is running out to enjoy the extended and free Interactive Capstone E-Books  through April 15th


Why did the AASD Information Technology Department create free Google Doc accounts for all elementary students?


Parent Guide to Standard Based Progress Reports


Summer School Registration Information



We need PTO volunteers for leadership positions.  Research shows parent involvement is key to student success

Future music concert dates announced


 Houdini School Report Card

Please take a minute to review the Houdini School Report card which has been assembled by the State of Wisconsin. Included in the attached documents is a document entitled, "The Other Side of the the Story". Be sure to read this for more important...




Looking for something to do? 

Check out the April LEAP issue.


AASD Board approves Late Start for the 2013-14 school year

Did you register your student for late start dates?

When do I need to register for childdare on late start days?

What is late Start?

When are the late start dates?

Why is late start needed?




Special annoucement -Helping Kids Deal with Tragedy


Bully Prevention Letter to our parents


New to the Houdini School community? 

Please stop in and pick up a registration packet.


What's happening at our school? School Calendar



Great Escape Reading at Houdini
  Monthly Reading Incentives 2013
  Six Flags Reading Incentive
  Reading Minute Incentives
Parent Letter for Summer 2013

May (2014)  Calendar
April (2014)  Calendar
March (2014)  Calendar
Timber Rattlers Letter
December Calendar



KWIK TRIP Gift or Gas Card Order Forms
Gas and Gift Card School Pick Up Dates
H.E.A.R.T. 2012-13 Poster



Nutrikids Lunch Program Parent Letter





Revised Great Escape Reading Program
A new year brings new changes, check out our new reading program.  Parent letter about the program, and the monthly reading logs.


Houdini School Newsletters
Read our monthly newsletters to find our what's going on at Houdini.  The "Hawk's Tale" is published at the beginning of the month, while the Literary Edition of the Hawk's Tale" is published mid month and has more of a focus on reading.


AASD LEAP- Learning, Enrichment, Athletic, Programs
Monthly publication informing parents of community events for children. Click here to download the most recent issue.




AASD revises

How well is our school district doing?  Checkout our report card

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support)

The Board of Education and staff consider bullying to be detrimental to the health and safety of students and disruptive to the educational process. news/Bully Awareness Letter to Parents.pdf



Need Childcare before or after school?

The YMCA is offering childcare at select sites


When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?




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