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Merryman Elementary October 2017

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Dates to Remember

September 26 - Picture Day

September 27 - 4th Grade Environmental Field Day

September 29 - NO School - Staff Professional Development Day

October 4 - Walk to School Day

October 12 - Merryman PTO Meeting 6pm-7pm

October 14 - Merryman PTO Pumpkin Walk & Roll 8am-11am

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

October 30 - Picture Retake Day

October 31 - Halloween

From the Desk of Ms. Kostrova

Hello Merryman Families,


As we move into the second month of school we continue to assess students, set their academic and behavior goals for the year, and focus on their individual needs. In early October students will do the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment, STAR universal screener for Literacy and Math, and a Literacy screening (PALS) at grades one and two. Students will get these academic results immediately, and begin setting goals to work on for the next couple of months. We review the data frequently and encourage you to talk with your child and teachers to know and understand their developmental growth.


Our PTO is hosting the annual Pumpkin and Pancake Walk n Roll on Saturday, October 14th from 8:00-11:00. We hope to see you all at school for the family fun. On Wednesday, October 18th our first and second grade students will be heading over to UW-Marinette to see Seussical Jr. courtesy of the PTO.


Thank you for dropping your child off at school by 7:55am. Remember that breakfast starts at 7:40am. Students who eat breakfast can come into school at that time. Students being dropped off after 7:55am must enter at the front doors. School starts at 8:00am daily and ends at 3:00pm.


Coming up on Wednesday, October 4 is the National Walk to School Day. Please check out the information in the newsletter! We will be walking from Peter Piper, Twin City Baptist Church, and from the corner of 6th and Carney.


We are still looking for adult volunteers! Please fill out an online application today and make a difference in the life of a child. Your support is appreciated!


Your Partner In Education,


Kathy Jo Kostrova

Merryman Elementary Principal

Menekaunee Sunrise Early Learning Center Principal

Mentor/Mentee Coordinator

kkostrov@marinette.k12.wi.us


715-735-2500

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Free & Reduced Lunch Program

Did you know that some of the federal dollars our school earns is determined by the Free & Reduced Lunch Program?


If you need assistance filling out your application, please stop in our school office today! We have paper copies of the application available. This application is also available online. You can find the link below! All information provided is private.


Click HERE!

Picture Day

REMINDER! School picture day is September 26th.

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Every STAR deserves the chance to SHINE!

1st Grade Super-Stars!

First grade is adding and subtracting numbers within 10. The students are using a variety of manipulatives to help them learn about partners and math mountains.

2nd Grade Super-Stars!

2nd graders read the book, "The Kindness Quilt" and then painted kindness rocks. They were then encouraged to go out over the weekend with their family & hide them for Tri-City Rocks.

3rd Grade Super-Stars!

Third graders have been working hard on their writing. They love the opportunity to spread out and really concentrate on their stories. Retelling old memories of when they were little would help them generate more ideas for things to write about.

4th Grade Super-Stars!

The school year is underway and our students are getting adjusted to the 4th grade way of life. We have been busy establishing our daily routines for Math, Writer’s Workshop, Reading Workshop, Science, and Social Studies. The students are very excited and are loving writing daily during Writer’s Workshop. On September 15th, we celebrated National Dot Day. We challenged the students to “make their mark” on the world. Please be sure that you are checking and signing your child’s planner every night.

National Walk-to-School Day.

Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 7:30am

611 Elizabeth Avenue

Marinette, WI

Please join children and adults around the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. International Walk to School Day is an annual event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking to school on the same day. It promotes walking for several reasons:

  • Physical activity

  • Teaching safe pedestrian skills to children

  • Awareness of how walkable a community is

  • Concern for the environment

  • Reducing traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools

  • Sharing time with community leaders, parents and children


A special Walk to School Day event is being planned at your child’s school. Community partners will be around the school to make sure kids have a fun and safe walk to school. .


Children are encouraged to walk to school on October 4th and parents/guardians are also welcome to walk along. If your child is not old enough to walk to school on their own and if you are unable to walk to school with your child, please read below how your child can participate as a group with us!


DATE: October 4th, 2017

SCHOOL: Merryman – 1-4

SUPERVISED WALK TO SCHOOL MEETING PLACES: Peter Piper, Corner of Carney and 6th, or Twin City Baptist Church on Elizabeth

DROP OFF TIME: 7:25am-7:30am WALK START TIME: 7:35am


Parents/Guardians, please drop your child off and check in with the staff before leaving your child at the Walk to School meeting point. Ask your student’s teacher or email/call below for more information! Thank you!

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Merryman PTO Pumpkin & Pancake Walk & Roll

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 8-11am

611 Elizabeth Avenue

Marinette, WI

We hope to see you all at school for the family fun!