Merryman Elementary October 2017
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
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.
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!
3rd Grade Super-Stars!
4th Grade Super-Stars!
National Walk-to-School Day.
Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 7:30am
611 Elizabeth Avenue
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:
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!