Mr. Posick's Friday email

December 4, 2015

Would you like to visit?

I have a wonderful opportunity every day to watch and learn from and with our staff and students. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to a read aloud in 5th grade, listening to an author's description of the main character of a fantasy book. The students then had a chance to share their jots about the character. I get to stop in to classes every day, and most days I spend more time in the classrooms than I do in my office. And that's how it should be. I'd love to have you come and visit to see what I get to see. Feel free to send me an email or give me a call and I know that we can set something up. I look forward to having you visit to see our school in action.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement to try an hour introduction to computer science, reaching tens of millions of students. Please get involved during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13 by volunteering at Merton Community School District.

Our teachers would love to have somebody technical who can help in the classroom, or for somebody who can inspire their students by talking about the breadth of possibilities with computer science (which could be done through a video chat).

If you, or someone you know, would be willing to volunteer, please fill out this form.

Holiday Concerts on December 8th

Next Tuesday, December 8th, come join us for our Holiday concerts. The 4th and 5th graders will sing and the band will play at 5:30. Then at 7:00, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands and choirs will perform. Both concerts are in the gym. We hope to see you there!

6th grade Friday Night Live on December 11th

Our next 6th grade Youth Night is Friday, December 11th from 7-9PM. Join us in the gym for dodgeball, basketball and fun with Nerf guns (must bring your own Nerf guns, darts and protective eyewear!) Decorate a Christmas cookie. Challenge your friends to a board game or a game on the Wii. Or just chat with your friends. ONLY 6th graders are invited. Don’t miss out! Don’t forget to bring a few dollars for the concession stand. Cost of event will again be $2 per student. See you there!

School board presentation

Thanks to Nora V., one of our 8th graders, for presenting at the School Board meeting on Monday. I included her presentation in this link to the Principals' report and can be found on the third slide.

School Board presentation

We look forward to our future Veteran's Day celebrations