Mr. Posick's Friday email

September 30, 2016

School board presentation

On Monday night, Mr. Budisch and I were able to share the great things going on in our district. Here is a link to what we shared. This month there was another highlight- our 8th grade M&Ms (Merton Mentors) and 5th grade mentees presented their program to the school board. Thanks to Mrs. Hess and Mrs. Weiland, our National Junior Honor Society advisors, for their vision of this new program. An extra special thanks goes to Avery Snedden and Brady Russ for their leadership and understanding of what it's like to be a student at Merton Intermediate School.

Primary School front entrance closed on Monday and Tuesday

On Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th, the front Primary School doors will off limits and closed to everyone due to contractors grinding and tuck pointing in this area. Signs will be posted outside for everyone to enter through door D around back. Thanks for understanding.

PTO Boosterthon starts October 10th!

Starting on Monday, October 10th, the PTO Boosterthon will get underway. This is the only fundraiser that our PTO will be asking you to participate in this school year. Our PTO is looking to raise funds for a portion of the Primary School Library, classroom grants, and exploring a school theater production. More information will be forthcoming, but the culmination will be fun runs held on October 20th. Please see the flier attached to my email for more information. Stay tuned!

Your Choice Live presentation sponsored by Arrowhead

On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., Arrowhead High School along with Your Choice to Live, Inc., Rosecrance and Rogers Memorial Hospital will host the Stairway to Heroin Educational Event at Elmbrook Church- Lake Country (formerly Westbrook). This public event will increase your awareness and knowledge of the illegal drugs that our children in our community are increasingly coming in contact with. Parents and school community members will be empowered with strategies to influence their child and take part in a heart-to-heart presentation by many prominent guest speakers. Come out and support your Arrowhead team.

Veterans' Day is Friday, November 11th

On Friday, November 11, 2016, Merton Intermediate School is hosting a Veteran’s Day Program to honor those who have served in our armed forces. This will take place at Merton Intermediate School, and we would like to invite all in our armed forces who have or are currently serving, to attend our Veterans' Day program. If veterans have a student they know who attends Merton Intermediate School, the student will be able to join them for breakfast. The program, including breakfast, will run from 9:00-11:40AM. This is a time for those in our armed forces to be honored for your service. Please join us! Please click on the google form below to RSVP by November 4th, 2016.

Veteran’s Day RSVP

Hour of Code Week is December 5th-9th

December will be here before you know it and with it will come Hour of Code! This year we are aiming to provide all of our students with a coding experience and are asking for your help. If you are willing to volunteer in a classroom assisting with student activities (does not require prior coding experience) the week of December 5-9 or come talk to our students about your career in a field relating to computer science, coding, robotics, etc. on December 14th, please contact Mrs. Iwanski at