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Please Read, news about directories
Merton will have Two School Directories this year. In Skyward Family Access there is an online School Directory where guardians need to “opt in” and select the information (student, grade, address, phone number(s), email address) that they want to display district wide. If you would like to add your family information, please log into your Skyward Family Access and click My Account in the top right corner, scroll down and check which information under School Directory that you would like to display, then click Save at the top. This directory is available now in Family Access.
The second School Directory is a printed copy sponsored by PTO. This will include all families in the district including their name, address, phone number, student(s) with their current grade level(s). All families will be included unless they filled out the media form during this years Online Registration and turned it into the school office or you may also “opt out” by filling out this form by OCTOBER 5th The printed directory will be available on a date to be determined.
Door D access in the morning
ACTNOW, anti-bullying program in the Primary School
As a district, we are continuously striving to provide an inclusive, healthy, and safe learning environment for all students. To support this effort, we are once again utilizing an online bully-prevention program, Act Now. This program, created by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) in collaboration with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), provides grade level appropriate lessons, videos, and games focused on important topics such as; being a good friend, understanding feelings, and tattling vs telling. Act Now also gives children the skills to prevent and stop bullying situations. Ms. Kohnert(firstname.lastname@example.org) will deliver the program during her regularly scheduled lessons with each grade level during the first couple months of the school year.
During or after the completion of this program would be an excellent opportunity
to discuss some of these topics in greater depth with your child. We appreciate
that you may have a different perspective to add to our academic approach. Topics for discussion and additional resources can be found on the Act Now parent link.
We feel that health and wellness is an important part of your child‘s education.
This is not a permission slip. However, if you do NOT want your child to
participate in the program, please notify us in writing as soon as possible.
New faces greet our children
There are a few new faces in the building that your child is sure to have contact with each week. This includes a new gym teacher, Lauren Sieger; a new art teacher, Dawn Fernandez; a new second grade teacher, Shannon Sprung,; a new face to our school, yet a terrific addition, Brenda Schmidt , grade 4; Sarah Phillips in 5K,;and a teacher in a new role running our MakerSpace is Corinne Meissner. More pics and info from their rooms will be in future SMORES. WELCOME!