Mr. Posick's weekly email

January 21, 2016

Penny Wars success!

As was mentioned last week, Mr. Flynn, former Merton School Superintendent, visited us to talk about the orphanage and school where he works in South Sudan. Well, the grand total was determined late last Friday and we raised $1800 for school supplies and shoes for the orphanage and shoes. Mr. Flynn came back for a picture with our Student Senate. The entire school community is proud of the students and their giving nature.

Conference schedule (It's a little complicated!)

Conferences are coming up in a couple of weeks, but because of 5th and 6th graders being on trimesters and 7th and 8th graders being on quarters, we have some different days and times for conferences for each grade level. Here is the schedule.

Wednesday, February 3rd

Ms. Kreuser only from 4:30-8:00.

Thursday, February 4th

All other 5th grade teachers from 4:30-8:00

Invitation only 6th grade conferences (All 6th graders have portfolio conferences at the end of the school year)

Tuesday, February 10th

5th grade teachers from 4:30-8:00

Thursday, March 3rd

7th and 8th grade arena conferences in the gym

Thursday, March 10th

7th and 8th grade invitation only conferences

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at school. I will be happy to clarify this for you.

Contacting your children at school

In the last few weeks, more and more families have been contacting their children on their cell phones during school, often texting or calling during class times. If you need to contact them, please do so before school, during lunch (7th and 8th grade from 11:44-12:19 or 5th and 6th grade from 12:33-1:08), or after school. If there is an emergency, please contact the office and we will do our best to get them your message. Thanks for your cooperation.

Just checking in...

As we have reached the half way point of the school year, I wanted to remind you that we like to hear from you. Many of our communications are one-way (grades, assignments, these smores), but an email or a phone call starts a two-way communication chain that helps us get to know more about your child and what we can do to better meet their needs. Don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher with any comments or concerns.