December 1, 2023
Robert M Martin Elementary
Dates to Remember.....
November 27 - December 8 Dollars for Collars (Raising money for Heart Strings Animal Advocates)
December 1-22 Holiday Hugs Distribution
December 4 Martin Running Club 4:00-4:45 pm
December 5 PTO Meeting 9:00-10:00 am
December 5 Science Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 6 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 7 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 8 Trojan Children's Choir Winter Concert at Andover High School 6:30 pm
December 11 Martin Running Club 4:00-4:45 pm
December 11 Board of Education Meeting 6:30 pm
December 12 Science Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 12 Family Dance Night 6:00 pm
December 13 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 13 STUCO Meeting 3:45-4:15 pm
December 14 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 15 5th gr Band/Orchestra Concert at Martin 2:10 pm
December 18 Martin Running Club 4:00-4:45 pm
December 19 Science Club 3:45-4:45 pm
December 20 End of 2nd Quarter - Early Dismissal at 1:45 pm
December 20 Key Academy available before school ONLY
December 21 - January 3 NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK
January 4 School Resumes
January 4 2nd quarter Report Cards available in PowerSchool
January 4 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
January 8 Martin Running Club 4:00-4:45 pm
January 8 Board of Education Meeting 6:30 pm
January 9 PTO Meeting 9:00-10:00 am
January 9 Science Club 3:45-4:45 pm
January 10 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
January 10 STUCO Meeting 3:45-4:15 pm
January 11 Martin Art Club 3:45-4:45 pm
January 13 5th grade sing at Wichita Thunder Game
Winter Break Schedule
Students will be dismissed at 1:45pm on Wednesday, December 20th. Buses will run their normal route just 2 hours early.
YMCA Key Academy program will only be available before school on the 20th.
All schools are closed for Winter break from Thursday, December 21st, through Wednesday, January 3rd. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 4th.
The staff at Martin Elementary wish you and your family a safe and relaxing break. See you next year!
Families in Need....we're here to help.
During these trying economic times, it seems like more families are finding it hard to make ends meet. If your family is in need of a little help during this holiday season and would like support, please email the counseling team. All information will be kept confidential. It is not guaranteed that all families will receive assistance, but we will try our best to help as many families as possible (depending on the response and level of need). Please email Brandy or Troy by Friday, Dec. 8th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brandy or Troy at the following emails or you may call us at 316-218-4720 ext. 54108.
Brandy Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Smith email@example.com
Thanks so much,
Brandy Gaddis and Troy Smith
As the weather changes (cold, snow, ice, etc.) we want to remind you that our arrival procedure and times will not change.
The south doors close promptly at 8:44 am. If you are pulling into the parking lot at 8:43am or later, please pull around to the front of the building. The cone may be put out earlier than 8:44am, but students may still enter the building up to 8:44am when the doors will close. This allows students to get to their class on time and our staff members to their first assignment by 8:45am as well.
If you know you are running late, please come to the front of the building to have your student check in through the office. Thank you for your help!
Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Contest Results
Several Robert Martin Elementary fifth grade students competed in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Contest on Friday, November 10th. The contest is a self-scoring, computer contest of 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered by the group.
Areas covered included math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information, and just plain fun trivia. Several students selected the team’s answers on the computer, while the others read through the questions and answers as quickly as possible. Each question offered two chances to answer correctly. Points were awarded based on how fast the question was answered by the group, as well as how accurate. No adult assistance was given!
The team of fifth grade students scored a total of 1000 points with 85% accuracy. They earned 4th place in Andover (out of 6 teams) and 16th place in the Nationwide competition against 54 other 5th grade teams.
The 2023 Fall Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl team members include: Trey S., Jin-Sup S., Carter W., Parker K., Nabhan C., Brooklynn G., Carter M., Titus A., Brek L., Henry T., Joel T., and Addie L.
Congratulations to the team for all their hard work!!!
The Martin Bees have been selected for the Spelling Bee January 19th
We are all so excited to find out who the Robert Martin school spelling bee
champ will be at our competition scheduled for Friday, January 19th at 1:30
p.m. in the library. The classroom champions have been chosen, study lists
have been given, and the anticipation is mounting.
Best of luck to all of these hardworking spellers:
3rd Grade–Canon C., Amalie P., Carter P., Ojas R., Declan H., Caroline S., Raegan Z., and Ethan M.
4th Grade–Sophie J., Molly E., Madden B., Hannah S., Arabella B., Ava L., Sutton H., and Cece
5th Grade–Trey S., Jin-Sup S., Carter W., Brooklynn G., Joel T., Lena A., Nabhan C., and Brek L.