Mr. Posick's Friday email

September 11, 2015

Principals' Chat and "Beyond the Bake Sale" book discussion

Yesterday, Mr. Budisch and I participated in a chat sponsored by our PTO. It was well attended and we had a great time talking about our schools and answering questions. Thanks to the PTO for their sponsorship of this event. One thing we talked about was having a book study of the book "Beyond the Bake Sale". If you are interested in taking part in the discussion, please let me know so that I can order you a book. We will begin some time in October.

Family Information Nights next week

Our grade level teachers will be hosting Family Information Nights next week.

6th grade is Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30PM in the Library.

5th grade is Wednesday, September 16 at 5:00PM in the Little Theater.

7th and 8th grade is Thursday, September 17 at 6:00PM in the Little Theater.

The presentations will be posted on my website (http://www.merton.k12.wi.us/faculty/PosickJ/) next week.

Golf outing and Barn Bash is Saturday, September 19th

It's not too late to sign up for the golf outing and/or the Barn Bash to support the Michael Budisch Primary School gymnasium. Please see the attached flyers for further information. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Mrs. James at cathyjames59@aol.com. We hope to see you there!

First Wednesday assembly was this week

This Wednesday, I had a chance to have an assembly with the students. Here is a link to the presentation entitled "Take a chance lately?" The students were awesome and enjoyed the videos, especially the TEDtalk by Phil Hansen, an artist with a neurological issue. Each of the students also completed this phrase- "I AM..."- which will be displayed in the Little Theater. There will be a photo posted on Twitter and Facebook in the near future. These monthly assemblies allow the staff to have over an hour of collaboration time to discuss students and curriculum.

Culvers Night is Wednesday, September 16

Please join us at Culvers off of Highway 83 on Wednesday, September 16th. Part of the proceeds go to the PTO for staff and student grants. There might even be a staff member who will serve you your food. Culvers is a great supporter of Merton Schools and your patronage is appreciated.

BoxTops Contest

Please help support our PTO with this simple fundraiser. Please cut out the BoxTops that can be found on many items that you purchase at our local grocery stores. Ask your family and friends to help out, too. Every year the PTO collects enough BoxTops to raise between $5000 and $10000 dollars. The contest begins shortly, so please save those BoxTops!