Wildcat Wonderings

September 16th

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

Big picture

OFFICE: 523-5000

Facebook/Twitter

Mrs. Clark: jclark113@spsmail.org

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

Check out our Watkins website:

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

SPIRIT WEAR SALE 9/7-9/23

Online sales: https://www.promoplace.com/252688/stores/WESS



Monday, September 19th

  • Dr. Mulford visits Watkins
Tuesday, September 20th

Wednesday, September 21st


Thursday, September 22nd

  • Dr. Lathan visits Watkins

Friday, September 23rd

  • Spirit Day! (Wear those Watkins t-shirts)
  • Spirit Wear sale ends



Monday, September 26th


Tuesday, September 27th

Wednesday, September 28th


Thursday, September 29th


Friday, September 30th

  • Spirit Day! (Wear those Watkins t-shirts)
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

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!

Big picture

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

Big picture

Girls on The Run is the only program of its kind; it is our research-based curriculum and nationally recognized coach training program that sets us apart from other programs. We focus on the important connection between mind and body. Our combination of targeted lessons and physical activity instills confidence and nurture care and compassion in every girl. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. Results show our program inspires and empowers girls to build healthy physical and mental habits that last long beyond the program. Girls on the Run participants were significantly more likely than girls in organized sports to learn and use life skills such as managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions.

Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30pm - 4pm. 1st practice was 09/06/2022 and last practice is 11/15/2022. NO SCHOOL = NO GOTR. Girls will stay after school on those days and need to be picked up in front of the building at 4pm.

The roster is full this season with 15 girls, but keep an eye out if you're interested in next season!

Big picture
Big picture

During the month of September we will focus on the part of our mission statement that talks about “respect”.

This is basically treating others the way you want to be treated.

What does this look like at home?

Big picture

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE:

  • All old SPS devices, hotspots, cases, and chargers should be returned to the school library ASAP.
  • Students will be assigned a new device, which will remain at school
  • Families may still request internet hotspots through SPS
    • An application must be submitted and approved before a hotspot can be assigned
    • Hotspots are available on a first come, first serve basis
    • Hotspots have to be renewed in the school library every 30 days to stay activated
  • The Information Technology department may assign fees for Lost, Stolen, or Damaged devices
  • Questions about assigned student devices & repairs can be directed to the Watkins Library
Big picture

Kids First Resources that are available to SPS Students:

  • Care to Learn – Established in 2008 to meet emergent student needs in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene.
  • Help Give Hope – Established in 1981 to assist needy children and families with utilities, rent, gas vouchers and education.
  • Kids First – Established in the 1950’s to assist children in need of access to medical, dental, vision and other health needs.
  • PTA Clothing/ Kiwanis Shoe Bank – Provides free clothing and free pair of shoes for SPS students.
  • Cox Health Care Mobile – Provides medical services at various school sites for SPS students at no cost.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charity Tooth Truck – Provides dental services at various school sites for SPS students at no cost.
  • Ozark Food Harvest Weekend Backpack Food Program – Established in 2003 to provide food for children in need with a bag of child-friendly food items to take home every Friday throughout the school year..

*Please see nurse for further information of these resources


August Health News – Back to school check list

ü Yearly physical exam, and dental checkup – Cox Care Mobile is resource available for SPS students.

ü Immunizations up to date ?– Cox Care Mobile is open and administering immunizations on select days. Please contact your school nurse for available appointment times.

  • Remember to bring your child’s shot record with you.

ü Good attitudes and good manners.

ü Needed school supplies list for your grade level.

ü Create a daily schedule for: waking up, eating breakfast, arriving to school on time, doing homework, enjoying free time, having dinner with the family, bathing, and packing up for the next day; and post daily chore list on fridge as a reminder.

4th Grade Visits Camp Wakonda

Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month

Big picture