Myers-Wilkins Wolf Tracks

March 2018 - Issue 8


We are in the last third of the school year. My how time flies! I want to thank you for coming out to parent teacher conferences this past month. It was great to see our families. We also had a good Books for Bingo turn out. I have returned from my maternity leave and want to thank Joanna Walters who served as the interim principal during my leave. She will continue in her previous role as our fantastic dean. Just a quick reminder to send your child in appropriate gear for the weather outside and ensure to label it. If you need support with this please contact Stephan Witherspoon at ext. 2501. Also remember to check the lost and found if your child has lost a piece of clothing.

Thank you for all you do for your child(ren) here at Myers-Wilkins. We appreciate your support.

Go Wolves! Paw Pride!

Elisa Maldonado

Kindergarten Round-Up

2018-2019 Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for March 29th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and March 30th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Pick the informational session that works best for you and your family. THERE IS NO SCHOOL FOR OUR CURRENT KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ON FRIDAY MARCH 30TH, DUE TO KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP.
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Leaders of the Pack Award for February

We continue to have all school monthly morning meetings and recognition assemblies. We have created the "Leaders of the Pack Award." Each month 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 February "Leaders of the Pack:"

Masen Robison, Aniya Blakely, Emma Hanson, Josie Bishop, Hunter Lacy, Hailey Schoeder, Lawrence Kelly-Weeks, Alaina Curtis, Raleyah Bender, Hermione Linn, Nadaly Jentoft, Caleb Erdman, Mason Pederson, Anja Erickson, John Onyemekeihia, Annie Bishop, Deon Hendrickson, Damien Farr, Stella Sorenson, Nyasiah Sias, Melissa Delgado, Jossyln Porter, and Realone Moore.

Congratulations to our leaders! We can't wait to see who is nominated for the month of March. Our next assembly will be April 6th.

Visit by Son of Marjorie Wilkins

On Thursday March 15 @ 8:15 a.m. we will have an all school assembly for a special guest, Mr. Alan Wilkins the son of Marjorie Wilkins. Myers-Wilkins Elementary was named after two leading female pioneers and Ms. Marjorie Wilkins was one of them. Ms. Wilkins was once president of the Duluth NAACP and was the first black female graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing. She did extensive work in the community and with youth. We are honored to host her son and learn more about his mother and her legacy.

Coffee with Principal

This year we have kicked off, "Coffee with the Principal." Our next gathering will be held on March 21st from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in our Early Childhood Parent Room #314. This is a time where you can just drop in have coffee and donuts, and discussion and ask questions you may have. This is a great way for me to meet you and get to know you. All are welcome!!!

Thnk Kids Community Listening Sessions

On Wednesday March 28, Myers-Wilkins will be hosting a Think Kids community Listening Session from 5:45PM - 8:00PM. This is one of many that are being hosted throughout the school district. The purpose of these sessions is to learn more about what's happening now, what needs to be done and help identify priorities as we prepare for the future.

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. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 13th. 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 office @ ext 2459. Family Dinner Night will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Myers-Wilkins Collaborative March Update

On Thursday March 22nd from 5:00-7:30 is Cabin Fever Reliever Family Night. Come shake off the winter blues at this fun event! Families sign up to do different classes together, ranging from cooking, crafts or physical activities. Dinner served at 5:00.