Wildcat Wonderings

September 2nd

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 5th
  • NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, September 6th

  • James River Food Giveaway (at dismissal)

Wednesday, September 7th


Thursday, September 8th


Friday, September 9th



Monday, September 12th


Tuesday, September 13th

  • SPSUniversity/Open House (5:00-Dinner, 5:30-Whole school meeting, 6:00-Open House)

Wednesday, September 14th


Thursday, September 15th


Friday, September 16th

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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”. What is respect?

Ask your child.

Have a discussion about how to show respect at home and at school.

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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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Kids First Resources that are available to SPS Students:

  • Care to Learn – Established in 2008 to meet emergent student needs in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene.
  • Help Give Hope – Established in 1981 to assist needy children and families with utilities, rent, gas vouchers and education.
  • Kids First – Established in the 1950’s to assist children in need of access to medical, dental, vision and other health needs.
  • PTA Clothing/ Kiwanis Shoe Bank – Provides free clothing and free pair of shoes for SPS students.
  • Cox Health Care Mobile – Provides medical services at various school sites for SPS students at no cost.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charity Tooth Truck – Provides dental services at various school sites for SPS students at no cost.
  • Ozark Food Harvest Weekend Backpack Food Program – Established in 2003 to provide food for children in need with a bag of child-friendly food items to take home every Friday throughout the school year..

*Please see nurse for further information of these resources


August Health News – Back to school check list

ü Yearly physical exam, and dental checkup – Cox Care Mobile is resource available for SPS students.

ü Immunizations up to date ?– Cox Care Mobile is open and administering immunizations on select days. Please contact your school nurse for available appointment times.

  • Remember to bring your child’s shot record with you.

ü Good attitudes and good manners.

ü Needed school supplies list for your grade level.

ü Create a daily schedule for: waking up, eating breakfast, arriving to school on time, doing homework, enjoying free time, having dinner with the family, bathing, and packing up for the next day; and post daily chore list on fridge as a reminder.