Myers-Wilkins Wolf Tracks

October 2017 - Issue 2

What an amazing start to the school year. September is by far one of my favorite months of the year. I am always excited to see our students and getting to hang out with them for another school year. We saw many familiar faces and some new ones come through our doors this fall. What an honor and privilege it is to be with your child everyday and make an impact on their lives.

As many of you know...Fall is finally here please be sure that your child(s) is dressed appropriately for the weather. This is a tricky time of the year with weather. It can be warm and cold on the same day. It's best to dress your child in layers. On rainy days we recommend a jacket, rain boots if possible and an umbrella. If you need support with this please contact Stephan at ext. 2501 and they can connect you with Kids Closet.

Some things to know...

  • Your child's teacher may be reached directly by their 4 digit extension listed on the classroom newsletter and posted on our website.
  • Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in the cafeteria both conference night evenings from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Spirit wear order forms will be sent home this issue and are due by Friday, November 3rd. Parents will also have the option of ordering spirit wear during conference nights as well at the spirit wear table.

We hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy the fall weather before winter arrives.

Go Wolves! Paw Pride!

Elisa Maldonado

What is our school social emotional focus for October?

This year at Myers-Wilkins we will be continuing to implement parts of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social norms needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. We will be continue to focus on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom, and individual systems of support that help to make all students successful. Our three school wide expectations are to be respectful, responsible and safe. We have also hired a new teacher that we are calling SELF, Social Emotional Learning Fundamentals Teacher. She will be pushing into classrooms as a specialist and teaching students skills to regulate themselves and awareness of self. We are very excited about this new position.

The October focus for PBIS will be on Bullying Awareness and Prevention. October is "Bully Prevention" month. Your child will be learning about this during their morning meetings throughout the month of October. We are asking that our students wear orange on Wednesday October 25th for Unity Day against Bullying. We will show our unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion on this day.

Student Spotlight - Leaders of the Pack Award for September

This year we are having all school monthly morning meetings and recognition assemblies. We have created the "Leaders of the Pack Award." 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 first ever "leaders of the pack." The following students were recognized for the month of September...

Elliot Kelly, Skeet Sullivan, Dylan Brown, Heidi Olson, Carols St. Germaine, Sariayh Tims, Za'Rya Owens, Onyx Pauna, Asa Quade, Alise Moose, Makayla Lewis, Ben Both, Sophia Pouty, Izabel Johnader, Cody Lacy, Dahlia Boberg, Graham Seagroves, Penelope Quade, Katie Dewitt, Season Edwards, and Kim Singh.

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

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Myers-Wilkins Collaborative October Update

Fall After School programming runs from Oct. 2nd – Dec. 14th

No programming during conferences on Oct. 12th and 17th

COMPASS - Monday – Thursdays

Girl Power! – Monday – Wednesdays

Kako’s Choir – Wednesdays

Terrific Tuesdays – for K-2nd graders

Thursday Thrillz – for 3rd- 5th graders

Lego Robotics - Tuesdays/Thursdays for 3rd-5th grade

Volunteering Opportunities:

We are looking for volunteers to help in after-school classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-5p.m. (volunteer with tutoring, art, sports, cooking, outdoor adventures, science and more)

If you are interested, please call 218-336-8860 x8 or email

Upcoming Events:

Resource Fair, Wednesday, October 18th, 5-7 p.m.: An opportunity to connect with people, services, and information to help your family thrive. Come enjoy a healthy meal and learn about resources in our community.

Housing * Education *Employment * Health/ Mental Health * Fun Family Activities *Voter Registration * Financial Asset Building * *Youth Programs *Healthy Food

Flu Shots available from 5-6p.m.

For more information or if you need a ride, contact:

Seiquayia Morris

218.336.8860 ext. 2501,