Myers-Wilkins Wolf Tracks

January 2018 - Issue 6

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! We are so excited to see our students once again. We hope you had an enjoyable winter break. I want to thank everyone who came out to see the holiday program. It was SPECTACULAR!!! Our students worked so hard to give you a great performance. A special thanks to our Music Teacher, Mrs. Akervik and our P.E. Teacher, Mr. Swanson for putting the program together and our classroom teachers for contributing the decor created by students.

Our first semester is coming to a close on January 19th. Winter keeps getting colder. Just a reminder to send your student(s) with a labeled coat, hat, mitten/gloves. If you need support with this please contact Stephan at ext. 2501. Also remember to check the lost in found if your child has lost a piece of clothing.

Our focus for this month is on reteaching expectations to our students. What it is to show PAW PRIDE throughout our building. Students will be talking about what it looks like to be respectful, responsible and safe during morning meeting.

Please ensure to read on about report cards and parent teacher conferences. A reminder there is no school on Monday 15th, Friday 19th, and Friday 26th.

As some of you may know I am expecting a child. My maternity leave will be tentatively starting on January 8th. During my leave, our Dean of Students Joanna Walters, will be the interim Principal. I will be checking my emails and keeping abreast of what is going on throughout my leave so that upon my return I am in the know. I have no doubt Joanna will do a fantastic job. I look forward to seeing everyone in 6-8 weeks.

Thank you for all you do for your child(ren) here at Myers-Wilkins. We appreciate your support. I am super excited to kick off the second part of the school year.

Go Wolves! Paw Pride!

Elisa Maldonado

When are Winter Parent Teacher Conferences?

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 6th and Thursday, February 15th from 2:30-7:30 p.m. You will receive conference time confirmation from your childs' teacher within the next couple of weeks. It is critical you partake in your child's conference. We look forward to seeing your family.

Report Cards

The end of the first semester is January 19th. There is no school on this day. This year report cards will be distributed to you at your parent teacher conference on the date/time you are scheduled. If you are not able to make it you should make sure to connect with the classroom teacher to schedule a time that will work for you.

What is our Social Emotional Focus for January?

The holiday break flew by and we are already back in the swing of things here at Myers-Wilkins. Classroom teachers are working on reviewing the school-wide rules and expectations. Long breaks sometimes means things get forgotten. Our school-wide rules are in place so that students and staff can be successful and respectful to one another and to make sure that learning is taking place. We will kick off our month of resetting expectations and new year/new goals with an all-school assembly on Friday, January 5th. We will also be awarding our December Leaders of the Pack.

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 our next family dinner night!!! It will be on Tuesday January 9th. 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!

Leaders of the Pack Award for November

This year we are having 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 until the assembly. We are proud to highlight our November "Leaders of the Pack:"

Lakiya Wright, Katelynn McCauley, Noah Singler-Birnbaum, My-Taya Jackson, Kaiya Trea, Alexandra Albin, Savanna Jakubek, SaVant Atwater, Devlin Sullivan, Timonte McCray, Jazmine kainu, Emily Johnson, KaNya Atwater, Van Luoma, Jack Barron, Emma Boshey, Beau Barrieau, Deja McCauley, Silvia Kershaw, Adonta Thompson, Parker Rensch, Holly Mageriner, Marshall Hirman (see photo below)

I would also like to add that we missed stating that Season Edwards won back in the month of September.

Congratulations to our leaders! We cannot wait to see who is nominated for the month of December. Our next assembly will be Friday January 5th.

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Lego Robotics Competition

Lego Robotics Competition was held at Hermantown Middle - High School. There were a total of 32 teams, divided into two division. The competition consisted of three parts: robotics, project, and core value. M-W robotics placed 7th out of 16 in our division. They got a best score of 45 points. They did really well with our project presentation on acid rain reduction. Way to go Lego Robotics Team! We are very proud of you!
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Myers-Wilkins Collaborative January Update

The 19th Annual “Steps to the Future” Powwow

Thursday, January 25th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School. The "Steps to the Future" Powwow will feature a wonderful feast, drumming, singing, dancing, and a Career and Higher Education Fair that will introduce children and families to a wide variety of careers and higher education opportunities.

The Powwow schedule is:

4:30 Career and Higher Education Fair opens

5:00 Invocation

5:15 Feast begins

6:00 Grand March

After-school programming Spring semester:

After-School Programming (COMPASS, Terrific Tuesdays, Thursday Thrillz, and Girl Power) begins the week of January 29th - February 1st. There will be a variety of class choice to choose from! Registration materials will be sent home the week of January 8th. Deadline for registration will be January 18th. Please call 218-336-8860 x8 with questions

Interested in volunteering?

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Powwow event and after-school programming.

Volunteers for the powwow are needed to help cook on Jan. 24th between 2-5p.m. and for set-up at 2:15-4:00 on the 25th.

Volunteer after-school by being a reading buddy or tutor or help with an enrichment class; such as cooking, art, science or more!

There are also many other ways to volunteer and get involved! If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact the Collaborative Office at 218-336-8860 x8

Local MLK Community Events:

Mayoral Reception, Jan 11, 2018: 6pm at AICHO, 202 West 2nd St. Duluth

Rhythm & Hues, Jan 12. 2018: 5:30pm Dinner & 7pm Show at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N 11th Ave

Youth Nation, Jan 13, 2018: 12pm-4pm Denfeld High School

Inter-Faith Worship Service, Jan 14, 2018: 5pm at First Presbyterian Church of Duluth, 300 East 2nd Street

Community Breakfast, Jan 15, 2017: 7:30am at Holy Family Catholic Church of Duluth , 2430 West 3rd Street

March & Rally: Gather at Washington Center, 310 North First Ave West at 10am, March out at 11am, and rally starts at 12pm at the D.E.C.C