Myers-Wilkins Wolf Tracks

November 2016 - Issue 3

Greetings!


We are entering the holiday season. It's that time of the year where the weather is chilly, the leaves have turned color and fallen off the trees and we want hot chocolate for comfort. This is always my favorite time of the year.


I want to thank you for a successful parent teacher conference. We had a great turn out of parents. Several families were also able to participate in the survey we gave in regards to our school.


We had a great family night in October. It was our Community Resource Fair. We had around 200 people attend. What a great night to get some delicious food and connect with community partnerships!


Just a reminder to send your student(s) with a labeled coat, hat, mitten/gloves. If you need support with this please contact Laura or Seiquayia at ext. 2501. Also remember to check the lost in found if your child has lost a piece of clothing.


After the October Parent Student Advisory Committee meeting , it was agreed upon to allow parents the option of walking their child up to class until 7:45 a.m. Parents are requested to be out of the building by 7:45 a.m. so teachers are ready to teach. If your child comes in after 7:45 a.m. they should check in to the office. They will be given a late pass and sent directly to class. Also a friendly reminder that teachers do need to be supervising during the arrival time. If you would like to speak with the classroom teacher please ensure to make an arrangement with the teacher before or after school. Thanks for your support in this matter!


In this issue...


Important Dates

When is my child considered tardy?

What happens if my child is sick?

What happens if my child has a bus issue?

How do I contact the school if I need to pick-up my child early?

What do I do if my child is absent?

What is the PBIS focus in November?

Parent Guardian Teacher Advisory Information

Collaborative November Update

Spirit Wear


Go Wolves! Paw Pride!



Elisa Maldonado

What is our PBIS focus for November?

November’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) focus will be all about being grateful and thankful for all that we have in our lives. Staff will be working on short lessons with students and leading discussions that will help students to understand that we always, always, always have something to be thankful for. We will kick off our month of gratitude with an all-school assembly on Friday, November 4th at 1:30 p.m. We look forward to spending November with students and letting them know just how thankful we are for each and every one of them. Go Wolves!

Parent Student Advisory Council

Myers-Wilkins has a very active and inclusive parent group. The meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. There will be a snack and childcare provided. Mark your calendars!!! Our second PSAC meeting will be on November 15th. We would like as many parents as possible to be a part of this group. We will have a set agenda. The PSAC meeting will be from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the media center. If you are not able to come to the meeting we are looking for volunteers in our building. Please stop by the office or give us a call and we can connect you to help out and be active here at Myers-Wilkins. We look forward to seeing you there!

Myers-Wilkins Collaborative November Update

After-school programming
The fall semester of COMPASS is off to a great start and is quite busy with visitors! We are lucky to have 3 groups coming to work with our students. Senior nursing students from the College of St. Scholastica will be coming once a week to lead 1st-5th grade students in lessons focused on Social Emotional Learning. The 3rd grade will be having SNAP ED coming by to share info about healthy eating and cooking. And the 4th /5th graders are welcoming the Swenson College of Engineering to lead a STEM club twice a month. We are excited to work with all of these organizations and learn from the experts! In all, it should be a fun and diverse semester for COMPASS!

Terrific Tuesday and Thurzday Thrillz classes are in full swing. Instructors and kids are getting to know each other and diving right into fun and creative activities. Thanks to all families for getting your child involved in an enriching activity that compliments what is learned in the school day by providing an additional opportunity to be creative, provide a social outlet, learn a practical skill, and/or be physically active.

Our very own Kako's Choir will be performing at Duluth All Soul's Night, a family event that takes place Friday, November 4th at the Downtown Depot: 506 W. Michigan Street. There will be face-painting, music and dance performances, fire dancers, and a parade. The choir performs at 6:00.


Upcoming Events:
Barnes & Noble Bookfair! - Saturday, November 12th

Please come to Barnes & Noble at the Miller Hill Mall from 9:00 until 2:00 and support Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative. Without costing you any additional money 10% or 15% of your purchase will come to support the children in our after-school programs when you turn in a voucher at the cash register. Invite all of your family and friends and encourage them to consider getting some of their Christmas shopping done early while helping support a great cause!


Tellabration - Thursday, November 17th from 5:30-7:30

join us for an evening of storytelling and music from around the world.
5:30p.m. - Snacks, beverages and desserts, 6p.m. -7:30 storytelling and music

Give to the Max Day Minnesota! - November 17th
You could help Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative win $1,000 on November 17, 2016! November 17 is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota - a day focused on giving to Minnesota organizations. Make an on-line donation on www.GiveMN.org and select Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative - and your donation will help us support after school programs and family nights. Your donation will also be eligible to help us win one of 24 $1,000 prizes given away each hour to a random donation.


Get it Local Art Fair - Saturday, December 3rd from 10a.m. - 3p.m. at Peace Church


Visit us to see local art and try some lunch and treats served by Myers-Wilkins staff and students. All funds raised will go to support local school programs.

Myers-Wilkins Spirit Wear

We are so excited to send out the spirit wear order forms to our student. If you would like to order Myers-Wilkins gear for your child please fill out the order form and send a check or cash to the classroom teacher by November 18th. The order form is attached to the newsletter.