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Merryman Elementary September 2017

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Dates to Remember

September 5 - First Day of School

September 26 - Picture Day

September 29 - NO School - Professional Development day

October 18 - 1st & 2nd grades see UW-Marinette's Children's Theatre - Seussical Jr.

October 26 - Early Release Day - School Dismissal at 11:30am

October 27 - NO School

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

I hope that the first week of school has been a great start for your family. On behalf of the entire staff at Merryman, we welcome all students to a year of growing, exploring, and creating. My philosophy is simply that all students are capable and will learn if given the right opportunities. The staff at Merryman are prepared to provide your child an individualized learning experience, at their level, while building important relationships.

Students had great success from the workshop model around writing last year. This year we have added the reading workshop model. Be sure to ask your child about this comprehensive approach to literacy.

Have you joined us on Facebook yet? If not please do so as a way to keep in touch with weekly happenings at school! Did you have a chance to see all of the great ways to volunteer at school or with PTO? If not please give us a call to find out more or sign up online.

Just a reminder that morning drop-off can begin at 7:40 am on 6th Street. Student supervision begins at 7:40. Breakfast also begins at 7:40 am.

Students are dismissed at 3:00 pm and will be dismissed by 6th Street for pick-up.

We all know that the more students attend school, the better their achievement and behaviors. This is also true for timely attendance at school. Remember that school begins at 8:00am and students are expected to be at school on time. The back doors to school close (by 6th Street) at 7:56 am. Please enter through the front doors by the office after 7:56 am. Thank you for your attention to this!

We hope you enjoyed the open house and had an opportunity to ask your child’s teacher questions. If not feel free to call the school, email, and/or set up an appointment.

Enjoy the photos!

Your Partner in Education,

Ms. Kathy Jo Kostrova

Merryman Elementary Principal

Menekaunee Sunrise Early Learning Center Principal

QAS Literacy Corner

Reading Incentive Bulletin Board

Make it a STAR Performance Students will be setting reading goals with their teacher each month to earn a certificate from Kwik Trip and/or Pizza Hut. Further information will be coming from the classroom teacher.

Merryman Elementary Schoolwide Title 1 Program

A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title 1 School. We look forward to your involvement in creating the best school for your children. Information describing our reform follows.

Marinette District School-wide Brochure of Parent Rights

Merryman Literacy Brochure

2017-2018 Merryman Elementary Student/Parent/Teacher Compact

2017-18 Merryman All-Star Staff

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Thank you Merryman PTO

Thank you very much to our Merryman PTO for providing Back-To-School goodie bags and apples for our staff!

Merryman PTO is always looking for new members! If you would like to donate some of your time to your child's school, please contact Kathy Hermanson at 715-735-1501.

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2017-18 Enrollment Verification

NEW PROCESS! For the 2017-18 School year, PRIMARY PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY will (instead of filling out enrollment/emergency documents every year) confirm their child's returning enrollment in our District through Skyward's Family Access portal.

If you have not done so for the 2017/18, please click here to complete that for your child.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Have you filled out your free and reduced lunch application this year? Click here for the 2017-18 Free & Reduced Lunch Application.

Volunteer Application

It takes an army to run a school and we are always looking for people to help out. If you would like to volunteer please follow the below link to the volunteer application. Volunteers are approved for two years, so if you were approved as a volunteer last year you are good to go! If you have any questions about whether you are already an approved volunteer, please contact the office at 715-735-2500.

Click here for the application.

Parent/Student Handbook

Please find below, a link to our 2017-18 parent/student handbook. Please take the time to read through the information given.

Click Here.

Title 1 Compact

Please find below the Title 1 Compact that was given out during our Open House on August 23rd, 2017.

If you have not done so, please sign the document and return to school.

Thank you!


Merryman Elementary is on Facebook! Please like us @Merrymanschoolmarinette.

PBIS Handbook

Please click here for the 2017-18 Student-Parent PBIS Handbook.

Box Tops for Education

Merryman collects Box Tops for Education.

It's so easy! You can find Box Tops on hundreds of participating products. Just clip them and send them in to school! Twice a year, our school submits all its Box Tops and receives a check in return - and our school can use that money to buy anything it needs.

Please find a fun collection worksheet below.

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