Mr. Posick's Friday email

December 11, 2015

Holiday concerts

This week, the musical talents of our students was on display during our Holiday Concerts. Mr. Werni and Mr. Jupp had the students ready to perform, and they were awesome! Thanks to Mrs. Weiland for accompanying our choirs and providing the transition music between groups. Thanks to our custodial staff for their skills in setting up the gym and handling the parking lot duties. We look forward to a great concert in the Spring!

Community Giving Tree

So many of you took tags from our Community Giving Tree this year. I am so proud of our Merton students and families who are willing to give back to those in our community who are in need during the holidays. Please remember to have your gifts wrapped and returned by next Friday, December 18th. Thank you!

PTO Holiday Cheer for staff

We have some exciting plans to show the staff at both schools how much we appreciate what they do for our children! On Thursday, Dec. 17th, we are having SENDING WARM WISHES DAY! We are asking families if they are able to send in K-cups of coffee and hot chocolate. (Last year, we gave the staff the coffee machines and they so appreciate the K-cups.) Be sure to include a note from your family! On Friday, Dec. 18th, we are having a BRUNCH at both schools starting at 10 a.m. If you can help out by donating/making a food item, please click on the links below to sign-up!

Last, but not least, A CAKE BAKE! This year we will be adding a new treat to our Holiday Staff Appreciation by providing each staff member with a take home cake! The cakes will be presented on Monday, December 21st. Please help out if you are able. Cakes can be home made or store bought! Cakes will not be refrigerated so please keep this in mind. Cakes should be wrapped and labeled with the type of cake (We'll be dressing them up with a bag and bow as well, but if you want to fancy it up yourself, feel free!).

Please indicate if nuts are included. You may drop off cakes in the car rider line the morning of the 21st starting at 8:30. We will have runners to Take the Cake!

Please use this link to donate a cake!

Thanks for making this a special time for our wonderful staff!

The Staff Appreciation Committee

Jill Ceren, Jenny Oliaro, Claudia Berry and Cathy James

Let me try this again- I'd really like for you to come 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.

Culver's Night

Our next Culver's Night is next Wednesday, December 16th. Why not let someone else cook dinner for you during this busy holiday season? The Culver's on Highway 83 and Cardinal Lane donates a portion of the evening's proceeds to us. We hope to see you there!