Wildcat Wonderings

October 21st

MISSION:

Watkins Wildcats are safe respectful, and focused on learning every day.

VISION:


Work Ethic: Work hard

Achievement: Achieve great things

Teamwork: Do your part for the good of the group

Kindness: Treat others the way you want to be treated

Innovation: Think outside the box

Noteworthy: Others recognize our excellence

Success: Accomplish our goals

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OFFICE: 523-5000

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Mrs. Clark: jclark113@spsmail.org

Reminder: School begins at 7:20 and ends at 2:20. Doors open at 7:05.

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IN THE MORNING: ANY STUDENTS DROPPED OFF, WITHOUT AN ADULT, BEFORE 7:05 MUST WAIT INSIDE THE BUILDING FOR SAFETY PURPOSES.

WE WILL NOT BE DISMISSING STUDENTS FROM THE OFFICE AFTER 2:00. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 2:00, PLEASE GO THROUGH THE CARLINE OR WAIT UNTIL THE CARLINE IS FINISHED.

AT DISMISSAL: IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR CHILD IN A CAR, YOU MUST PARK AT A NUMBERED SIGN.

YOU MAY NOT PARK IN ONE OF THE LOTS OR ON THE STREET AND WALK UP TO THE FRONT DOOR.

IF YOU ARE PICKING UP IN A CAR, PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR. OUR STAFF WILL LOAD YOUR STUDENTS INTO CARS.

IF YOU ARE WALKING HOME WITH YOUR STUDENT, YOU MAY WAIT BY THE BLUE PICNIC BENCH OR THE GRASSY AREAS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE SAFE AS WELL AS KEEP THAT AREA CLEAR FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

Weekly Schedule

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

RED RIBBON WEEK (see below)

Monday, October 24th

  • Hat/Sock Day
  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00
Tuesday, October 25th
  • Team Shirt/Jersey Day
  • NO CLUB ENCORE!

Wednesday, October 26th

  • PJ Day
  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00

Thursday, October 27th

  • Tie Dye Day
  • STEAM Club 2:30-3:30
  • K-prep 3:00

Friday, October 28th

  • Book Character Day



Monday, October 31st

  • NO SCHOOL!
Tuesday, November 1st
  • NO SCHOOL!

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00

Thursday, November 3rd

  • STEAM Club 2:30-3:30
  • K-prep 3:00

Friday, November 4th

  • PTA Sock Hop (see below)
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Each week, Springfield Public Schools sends an email newsletter to SPS parents, families and community members with The Latest from SPS

Join the Custodial Team at SPS

SEE ANYONE FAMILIAR??????

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Our Watkins staff is amazing!

Want to "shout out" a staff member? We want to hear about it!

I know you value all those who work at Watkins.

Please show some love to a Watkins staff member this week!

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Student Device Fees:

Starting this week, students will begin being charged student device fees. Below are the device fee items and the charges associated. Librarians should follow the Student Device Fee Process referenced in the Library Tech Support Handbook.


Case Replacement

Free/Reduced Lunch: $10

Full-Pay Lunch: $10


Charger Replacement

Free/Reduced Lunch: $10

Full-Pay Lunch: $25


Device Repair

Free/Reduced Lunch: $10

Full-Pay Lunch: $25


Device Full Replacement

Free/Reduced Lunch: $25

Full-Pay Lunch: $50

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During the month of October we will focus on the part of our mission statement that talks about “being focused on learning”.

Discuss how to stay focused on learning when the topic/subject is not interesting to you.

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It is officially fall and that means more time wearing hats coats and hoodies and Halloween celebrations with costumes and masks à sometimes LICE critters spread through those masks and costumes! Let’s work together as a team to always scan your child’s hair for these critters. We don’t want to share them!

If your child has lice or nits be sure to inform the school nurse. She has lots of good info on how to rid your child’s hair and home of these little bugs. Here are great resources on the internet for home education:

Great resources on the Internet:

www.nixlice.com

https://www.liceclinicsofamerica.com/one-cure-lice-treatment-kit/

  • This link will take you to the Lice Clinics of America site. There are two videos on this page. The first video will give you an overview of the product. The second video will give you systematic instructions (it is about 12 minutes long). Please watch the entire video before starting the treatment. The treatment will take 60-90 minutes to complete.
  • There is now a Lice Clinic here in Springfield located at 3433 South Campbell Avenue, Suite N. Check their website for appointments costs and payment options.

Please remember SPS is a NIT FREE ZONE. If your child has nits (or lice) they need to stay home until they are NIT FREE.

The removal for nits is by far the best practice to avoid infestation.