Myers-Wilkins Wolf Tracks

December 2017 - Issue 5


The holiday season is in full swing. We have had several snowfalls and constant cold weather since early November. Winter arrived early! Just a reminder to send your student(s) with a labeled coat, hat, mitten/gloves. If you need support with this please contact Stephan Witherspoon at ext. 2501. Also remember to check the lost in found if your child has lost a piece of clothing. To be able to find items more easily if they are lost please label your child(ren) clothing.

We had a great family night in November. It was our Tellebration Family Night. We were able to hear lots of great stories from guests and our students. What a fantastic night full of smiles and laughter for all who attended.

We are excited to see our Holiday Program on December 15th. All are welcome to come and enjoy it. Performance times are at 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Our students are working hard to provide you the best performance ever!

Last but not least I wanted to introduce to you some of our new staff. We have a new Media Specialist Teacher, Mr Tom Spehar. A new SPED Teacher, Ms. Abby Berven, a Kindergarten Teacher who had to leave us due to personal reasons was replaced by Mrs. Mary Irvine. We are excited to have them here and part of our wolf pack.

Our playground is up and running. The work is complete and it is in full use. The students are so happy!

I am so proud of our students. They are working hard and have been doing lots of learning. Everywhere I look I see all their hard work proudly displayed.

Tis' the season for acts of kindness. We are teaching our students what kindness looks like, sounds like and feels like during morning meeting this month. It can be a smile, thank you, giving or being helpful in any way. Continue to work with your child on this and how they can spread kindness to others.

Happy Holidays!

Go Wolves! Paw Pride!

Elisa Maldonado

December Student Events

Winter Door Decorating Contest

We are doing our 1st annual Winter Door Decorating Contest. This will begin after the Holiday Break and end on December 15th the day of our Holiday Program. We will be judging doors and announce a winner for all the classroom that decide to participate.

School Spirit Dress Up Days

Dec. 1st - Wear Red/Green to kick off the holiday season

Dec 8th - Wear Plaid

Dec 15th - Wear your holiday accessories, festive earrings, antlers, light bulb necklace...whatever you have. You can showcase it at the holiday show.

Dec 22nd - Ugly holiday sweater day

Holiday Program

Our annual Holiday Program will be on Friday, Dec. 15th. The theme this year is "Joyful Sounds of the Holiday Season." Performances will be at 9:00am & 12:45pm. Parents have the option to coming to the one that fits their schedule best. We look forward to seeing you there and showcasing what our students have been practicing for you.

Holiday Break

December 23-January 2 there is no school.

Students return to school on Wednesday January 3rd

Leaders of the Pack Award for October

This year we are having all school monthly morning meetings and recognition assemblies. We have created the "Leaders of the Pack Award." Each month one student from every class is nominated that is demonstrating our core values of being respectful, responsible and safe. The students parents are called and asked to come to the assembly but their child does not find out till the day of the assembly. We are proud to highlight our October "Leaders of the Pack:"

Joseph Fairbanks, Journey Aubol, Leona Luokkala-Schmidt, Sully Sawinski, Amya Davis, Martell Barnes, Xavier Rojas, Shyla Copeland, Irene Miller-Tanner, George Kenyon, Cinayah Dunn, Vincent Stratton, Shaun Neadeau, Bayley McCauley, Kiara Hotchkiss, Jacinto Campante, Mylan Jackson, Johnathan Holmes, Tyrone St. Germaine, and MarAnda Neadeau.

Congratulations to our leaders! We can't wait to see who is nominated for the month of November.

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Annual School Spelling Bee Winners

We recently conducted our annual school spelling bee on November 13th. The winner of our spelling bee is Stella Sorenson from Mrs. Rosenberg's Class. Our runner up/second place winner was Elijah Bounsall from Mrs. Mehling's Class. Our alternate if Stella is not able to participate in our district spelling bee is Symeion Cannon from Mrs. Boyson's Class. Stella will go ahead to compete in the district wide spelling bee which will be held at Ordean East Middle School on Thursday, December 21st. Winners from the district wide spelling bee will go on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee on February 8th at the Northeast Coop in Mountain Iron, Minnesota.

What is our school social emotional focus for December?

December’s focus will be all about showing kindness to others and part of that is giving. Staff will be working on short lessons with students and leading discussions that will help students learn what it is to be kind. We will kick off our month of kindness with an all-school assembly on Friday, December 1st. We will also be awarding our November Leaders of the Pack. We look forward to spending December with students and showing them how to be kind towards each other.

Family Dinner Night with our Parent Student Advisory Council

Myers-Wilkins has a very active and inclusive parent group. We get together the second Tuesday of each month. This year we are changing things up a bit and will be meeting throughout the community and having family dinner nights. Mark your calendars for our next family dinner night!!! It will be on Tuesday December 12th. We would like as many parents as possible to be a part of this night. We will have a dinner and informal conversation about happenings in the school, community and important topics to our parents. There is child care and if you need a ride here you can contact Jen Eddy from our Collaborative office @ ext 2459. Family Dinner Night will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Coffee with the Principal

This year we are kicking off "Coffee with the Principal." Our next gathering will be held on December 20th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in our Early Childhood Parent Room. This is a time where you can just drop in have coffee and donuts, and discussion and ask questions you may have. This is a great way for me to meet you and get to know you. All are welcome!!!

Myers-Wilkins Collaborative December Update

The first session of after-school programming (except Key Zone and World Beat Drumming), is coming to an end!

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Last Day of Terrific Tuesdays: 12/12
  • Last Day of Girl Power!: 12/13
  • Last Day of Thurzday Thrillz and Compass: 12/14 (No bussing or walk groups)
  • End a Semesta Fiesta: 12/14 at 5p.m.

Join us to celebrate our fall session of program at End a Semesta Fiesta! All of our instructors will be showcasing to families and the Myers-Wilkins Community the wonderful things we’ve been working on! The event goes from 5:00-6:45 and a meal will be served.

Spring session of our after-school programming will be starting up again on January 29th. Spring registration packets will be sent out in January.

Pow Wow Family Night is 1/25/17 - We are looking for parents to be a part of our planning committee. Contact Jen Eddy at or 336-8860 x8 if your interested.