Mr. Posick's Friday email

September 4, 2015

Smooth start to the year

I don't know how you feel, but the start of the school year has gone quite smoothly here at school. The students and staff are building relationships and learning procedures and expectations and smiling, a lot. It's been great getting into classrooms, learning about the students and staff, and imagining how the entire school year will come together. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want to talk about your child, or have questions or concerns.

Communication methods, and Principals' Chat

In an effort to keep you informed about all that is happening in our school, there are a number of ways to "be in the know". We have social media apps, like Twitter and Facebook, with links on my website, http://www.merton.k12.wi.us/faculty/PosickJ/. You can also sign up for information via text message using Remind. Simply text @mrposi to 262-287-9360. Daily announcements, links to weekly smores, and many other informational items can be found there, too. I'll be sharing more about these communication methods in our first Principals' Chat on Thursday, September 10th at the 3:00 PTO meeting at the Primary School. I hope to see you there.

Family tips in the digital age

As you are all aware, our school, and district, has wonderful access to technology. Thanks to our forward thinking staff, the technology is infused nearly seamlessly into classroom instruction. Our students learn about digital citizenship here at school and sometimes families ask me for guidance regarding technology in the home. Here is a link to an article written by Kasey Bell providing some tips for you at home.

Super easy fundraiser

The PTO is once again having a BoxTops Collection to raise funds for to improve opportunities for our students and staff. Teachers are able to apply for grants from the money earned. New this year is an opportunity for our students to apply for grants, too. More details will be provided as the collection formally gets underway in October. Please start collecting those box tops today!

Family Information Nights and National Junior Honor Society

The week of September 15th, we will be having Family Information Nights. Here are the dates, times, and locations.

Tuesday, September 15th- 6th grade in the Library at 5:30PM

Wednesday, September 16th- 5th grade in the Little Theater at 5:00PM

Thursday, September 17th- 7th and 8th grade in the Little Theater at 6:00PM

Following the 6th grade and 7th and 8th grade Family Information Nights will be a brief introduction to National Junior Honor Society. Please contact me with any questions.

Barn Bash and Golf Outing is Saturday, September 19th

We hope that you can join us for the Barn Bash and Golf Outing at Ironwood Golf Course. Flyers for the event are included in this email. All proceeds will benefit the Mike Budisch Primary School Gymnasium. I hope to see you there!