Volume 1: Week 11 November 2, 2018
Dear Martell Families,
It was a great week at Martell! The week began with Trunk or Treats. It was a record turnout! Thank you to our chairs: Tonya Caswell and Kristy Osterlund and to all those that came to help, decorated a car, and brought their families...thank you! The school Halloween parade and parties were equally great. The parking lots were filled, the halls were filled with laughter, and it was good to see the joy on the student's faces.
Thursday afternoon, the staff spent time working in teams on ELA, Math and Character Education. We are proud to say our work is strong. In ELA, our focus as a building is the delivery of reading instruction vertically aligned across the grades, helping students that need additional instruction for intervention or enrichment with small groups, and helping our students with the deep comprehension and thinking skills required to move through complex text. In Math, we are working on math language and the specific math talk and math moves to help our students communicate the complex problem solving required. In our Character Education program, we have identified our monthly focus traits and have developed our own lessons school wide to use in our classrooms and our Team Huddles.
Keep watching the Monitor-we will keep sharing our learning!
Have a wonderful weekend!
November Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 6 - Please vote! See the info below
Monday, November 12 - 6:30PM PTO Meeting
Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School
Monday, November 26 - School resumes
Wednesday, November 28 - 12:39PM Early Release Day
Thursday, November 29 - First Marking Period Ends
Thursday, November 29 - 6:15PM-8:15PM Martell Skating Party at Skate World
Friday, November 30 - No School for K-5 students
December Upcoming Events
Wednesday/Thursday, December 5,6 - Holiday Shop
Friday, December 7 - Fleece collection ends at the schools for MLK Day
Thursday, December 20 - Classroom Holiday Parties
Thursday, December 20 - All school sing-a-long
Friday, December 21 - Last full day before Winter recess
Monday, December 24 - Winter recess begins
Monday, January 7 - School resumes full day
Please check for updates!
Calendar subject to change as we add more awesome events to Martell!
Martell students in the spotlight
Here is the story of our wonderful students that took an idea, researched it, developed a plan and implemented it.
We are so proud of our Martell students!
Halloween Party Fun!
Please vote on November 6!
*Does NOT affect homeowners—only businesses and non-homestead properties
*Generates 22.6 million dollars for the day to day operations of our schools (17% of our funding)
*Voter approval of this allows us to collect our full foundation allowance (If this fails, we would lose $400,000 this year—and that number could increase every year up to the full $22.6 million in a few short years.)
*ZERO increase to the voter approved 18 mill tax rate for businesses.
A "Yes" vote means the TSD can maintain the educational programs you have come to expect.
A "No" vote means the District could lose $22.6 million a year.
- This millage “replacement and restoration” is ONLY assessed on non-homestead property. Owner occupied homes are exempt. It WON'T impact your property taxes at all.
Lost and Found
Martell Skating Party
Save the Date!!
Come on out and have some fun on Thursday, November 29 from 6:15PM-8:15PM at Skate World!
November Fitness Bingo from Coach Bussell!
Monday, November 12 next meeting at 6:30PM
Please come join us!
Monday January 14
Monday February 11
Monday March 11
Monday April 8
Monday May 13
Danielle Favret - Co-President
Jenny Dobbs - Co-President
Jennifer Zaner - Secretary
Nikey Bergi - Vice President
Emily Karstensen - Treasurer
Please see the link at the bottom of the Monitor to sign up for Kroger Rewards! This is free money for Martell 3 times a year. Our last check was $458.00!!
Martell Elementary Social Media
Please join the Martell Elementary PTO page on Facebook!
Martell's PTO Page
Please follow #martellthinkers
World Class Vision
Important Reference Documents
Friday Martell Monitor
The Friday Martell Monitor is the way we keep families informed about school events throughout the year and is emailed to parents every Friday!