Wildcat Wonderings

September 23rd

MISSION:

Watkins Wildcats are safe respectful, and focused on learning every day.

VISION:


Work Ethic: Work hard

Achievement: Achieve great things

Teamwork: Do your part for the good of the group

Kindness: Treat others the way you want to be treated

Innovation: Think outside the box

Noteworthy: Others recognize our excellence

Success: Accomplish our goals

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OFFICE: 523-5000

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Mrs. Clark: jclark113@spsmail.org

Reminder: School begins at 7:20 and ends at 2:20. Doors open at 7:05.

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IN THE MORNING: ANY STUDENTS DROPPED OFF, WITHOUT AN ADULT, BEFORE 7:05 MUST WAIT INSIDE THE BUILDING FOR SAFETY PURPOSES.

WE WILL NOT BE DISMISSING STUDENTS FROM THE OFFICE AFTER 2:00. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 2:00, PLEASE GO THROUGH THE CARLINE OR WAIT UNTIL THE CARLINE IS FINISHED.

AT DISMISSAL: IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR CHILD IN A CAR, YOU MUST PARK AT A NUMBERED SIGN.

YOU MAY NOT PARK IN ONE OF THE LOTS OR ON THE STREET AND WALK UP TO THE FRONT DOOR.

IF YOU ARE PICKING UP IN A CAR, PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR. OUR STAFF WILL LOAD YOUR STUDENTS INTO CARS.

IF YOU ARE WALKING HOME WITH YOUR STUDENT, YOU MAY WAIT BY THE BLUE PICNIC BENCH OR THE GRASSY AREAS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE SAFE AS WELL AS KEEP THAT AREA CLEAR FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 26th

  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00
Tuesday, September 27th
  • Club Encore Math 2:30-4:00
  • PTA mtg. 4:00

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00

Thursday, September 29th

  • Club Encore Math 2:30-4:00

Friday, September 30th

  • Spirit Day! (Wear those Watkins t-shirts)



Monday, October 3rd

  • Picture Day!!!
  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00
Tuesday, October 4th
  • Club Encore Math 2:30-4:00

Wednesday, October 5th

  • Club Encore Reading 2:30-4:00

Thursday, October 6th

  • Fire Department visits Watkins
  • Student of the Month celebration @ lunch
  • STEAM Clube 2:30-3:30
  • Club Encore Math 2:30-4:00

Friday, September 30th

  • Spirit Day! (Wear those Watkins t-shirts)
  • Parents as Teachers Storytime 7:30 am (cafeteria)
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Our Watkins staff is amazing!

Want to "shout out" a staff member? We want to hear about it!

I know you value all those who work at Watkins.

Please show some love to a Watkins staff member this week!

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Student Device Fees:

Starting this week, students will begin being charged student device fees. Below are the device fee items and the charges associated. Librarians should follow the Student Device Fee Process referenced in the Library Tech Support Handbook.


Case Replacement

Free/Reduced Lunch: $10

Full-Pay Lunch: $10


Charger Replacement

Free/Reduced Lunch: $10

Full-Pay Lunch: $25


Device Repair

Free/Reduced Lunch: $10

Full-Pay Lunch: $25


Device Full Replacement

Free/Reduced Lunch: $25

Full-Pay Lunch: $50

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During the month of September we will focus on the part of our mission statement that talks about “respect”.

We live in a diverse nation made up of many different cultures, languages, races, and backgrounds.

That kind of variety can make all our lives a lot more fun and interesting, but only if we get along with each other.

And to do that we have to respect each other. In addition to the list above, here are some ways we can respect people who are different from us.

Try to learn something from the other person.

Never stereotype people.

Show interest and appreciation for other people’s cultures and backgrounds.

Can you think of any others as a family?

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE:

  • All old SPS devices, hotspots, cases, and chargers should be returned to the school library ASAP.
  • Students will be assigned a new device, which will remain at school
  • Families may still request internet hotspots through SPS
    • An application must be submitted and approved before a hotspot can be assigned
    • Hotspots are available on a first come, first serve basis
    • Hotspots have to be renewed in the school library every 30 days to stay activated
  • The Information Technology department may assign fees for Lost, Stolen, or Damaged devices
  • Questions about assigned student devices & repairs can be directed to the Watkins Library
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We are seeing an uptick in viruses. Handwashing is vital in protecting ourselves from getting and spreading viruses.

We are seeing everything from colds, sinus infections, to upset tummies. One of the most debilitating viruses we are seeing in HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease).

One of the best articles I have seen to share with all of you is by a School Nurse in Idaho, Nurse Kevin. Here is his article about HFMD:

https://goseethenurse.com/2018/09/26/schoo-nurse-guide-hand-foot-mouth-disease-hfmd/

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Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month

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