Mr. Posick's Friday email

November 6, 2015

PTO- an important family engagement opportunity

As many of you know, we have a very active and generous PTO. They meet on the first Thursday of the month and discuss family activities, staff support, and student support. Over my nine years in Merton, the PTO has been instrumental in providing the school signs, playground equipment, STEM materials, and staff grants. Attached to the email containing this smore are the notes from yesterday's meeting. Please consider attending next month's PTO meeting or checking out the Merton PTO website for opportunities to get involved.

Veterans' Day Celebration is Wednesday, November 11th

It is with great pride that I share with you information regarding our upcoming Veteran's Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 11th. Please see the flyer attached to this email containing more information. We will be having a breakfast for Veterans and their guests, an assembly, and a chance for Veterans to visit classrooms. If you know a Veteran who would be interested in attending, please fill out this form so that we can compile a list of all those attending. Please see our website for more information.

Conferences

On Thursday of next week, the staff and I will be attending conferences. Here are the locations of conferences for each of the grade levels.

5th grade- By appointment in classrooms (5:00-8:30PM)

6th grade- Arena style in the Little Theater (4:30-8:00PM)

7th and 8th grade- Arena style in the gym (4:30-8:00PM)

We hope to see you there!

Book Fair

Next week, the PTO is hosting our fall book fair Tuesday, November 10th through Friday, November 13th. The students will all be visiting the book fair next week, and you will be able to visit during conferences on Thursday. This is an opportunity to buy a book or two or three for your child as well as donating books to our staff and our library. We thank you for your consideration.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

As many of you know, we are in the midst of our annual Thanksgiving food drive. The drive ends on Friday, November 13th. The generosity of our families is an incredible outpouring of care for those families in our area who are in need of some extra support during this time. Please consider sending non-perishable food items to school with your child. We appreciate it.

New York City Marathon

It isn't often that I take the time to thank all of you for supporting me as your principal. Last weekend, I had the awesome opportunity to experience the New York City Marathon with Jen, my wife, and Lauren, my daughter. The support and encouragement that you provided was felt on each and every step of the 26.2 mile journey through the 5 boroughs of NYC. I appreciate your heartfelt congratulations upon my return. But the best part of the race was hearing these two words- Go Merton! Now Merton is famous even in New York City.