Myers-Wilkins Wolf Tracks

November 2017 - Issue 4


We are entering the holiday season. It's that time of the year where the weather is chilly, the leaves have turned color and fallen off the trees and we want hot chocolate for comfort. This is always my favorite time of the year.

I want to thank you for our successful parent teacher conferences. We had a great turn out of parents. Several families were also able to participate in providing input on finalizing Myers-Wilkins mission/vision statement. We appreciate your participation and look forward to adding your suggestions and keeping the parts you like/support.

We had a great Community Resource Fair family night in October. What a fantastic night to of delicious food and connections with community partnerships!

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.

We have a ton of exciting things coming up in November and December. We hope all of our students can participate with your support. Please ensure to read on and mark your calendars.

Go Wolves! Paw Pride!

Elisa Maldonado

What is our school social emotional focus for November?

November’s focus will be all about being grateful and thankful for all that we have in our lives. Staff will be working on short lessons with students and leading discussions that will help students to understand that we always, always, always have something to be thankful for. We will kick off our month of gratitude with an all-school assembly on Friday, November 3rd at 1:15 p.m. We will also be awarding our October Leaders of the Pack. We look forward to spending November with students and letting them know just how thankful we are for each and every one of them.

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 second family dinner night!!! It will be on Tuesday November 14th. 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 @ ext 2459. Family dinner night will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Myers-Wilkins Collaborative November Update

Tellabration - Thursday, November 16th from 5:00-7:00

Join us for an evening of storytelling and music from around the world.
5:00p.m. – Light Dinner- Soup, bread, salad, beverages and dessert

(Dinner ends 5:30 and storytelling starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. -7:00 pm storytelling and music

Give to the Max Day Minnesota! - November 16th, 2017
You could help Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative win $1,000 on November 17, 2016! November 17 is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota - a day focused on giving to Minnesota organizations. Make an on-line donation on and select Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative - and your donation will help us support our after school programs and family nights. Your donation will also be eligible to help us win one of 24 $1,000 prizes given away each hour to a random winner.

Get it Local Art Fair - Saturday, December 2nd from 10a.m. - 3p.m. at Peace Church

Visit us to see local art and try some lunch and treats served by Myers-Wilkins staff and students. All funds raised will go to support local school programs. If you or your children are interested in helping – please contact us at or 218-336-8860x8

Salvation Army Christmas Applications:

Get your applications in for Christmas Dinner and Toys now.

Applications will be taken Nov. 1st- Nov. 22nd, Monday-Friday from 1-4p.m.

at Salvation Army – 215 S. 27th Ave W. Duluth, MN 55806

You must bring with you: ID for everyone in household, verification of current address other than drivers license. Call 722-7934 with questions