January Lights from Mr. B

What's new at the Primary?

New Idea for Hot Lunch

Try a taste of Italy on Thursday February 7th with the Tuscan Noddle Bowl : whole grain spaghetti with chicken, spinach, and white beans in a zesty marinara sauce and garnished with fresh basil. Those who give this a try will receive a special "You Tried something New" sticker. Pretty cool!

Souper Bowl Time is Here!

Help fill someone’s bowl this winter by bringing in cans of soup for the Primary Souperbowl!! Each classroom will collect canned soups during the week (1/28-2/1) leading up to the Superbowl. With each donation, students can vote for the team they think will win. The classroom donations will be gathered daily and displayed in the cafeteria under the team helmets. Collected items will then be distributed to families in need in our area. We are all looking forward to this fun, community project! Questions can be directed to the School Counselor, Miss Kohnert at: kohnertj@merton.k12.wi.us.

Primary School Alums rock the Math Competition this week

  • We at the Primary School applaud our former students and congratulate them on their hard work and awesome performance!

  • The 5th/6th grade team came in 1st in their division.

    • Dominic Sardina (1st place in the individual 5th grade awards), Raylea Richmond (2nd place in the individual 5th grade awards), Bennett Jurgens, Oscar Piering, Marina Marris (1st place in the individual 6th grade awards), Dwayne Wang (2nd place in the individual 6th grade awards), Brenna Murphy, Rachel Radish

  • The 7th/8th grade team came in 2nd in their division.

    • Ben Janke (2nd place in the 7th grade individual awards), Nicole Boudreau, Garrett Papermaster, Noelle Urban, Timmy Groth (1st place in the 8th grade individual awards), Daniel Payne, Aidan Mickol, Logan Bularz

New and Exciting Addition To the Bright Lights

In an effort to stay current with technology, and use what the kids are using, I am embedding a video that I recorded this past week. Screencastify is the program that I have learned to use, with the support of and encouragement of many colleagues. These are interviews of children and their learning from last week's assembly. No names will ever be provided. I hope you enjoy this new feature in the SMOREs.

Mike Budisch

MAP testing is coming to a close and I am thrilled to hear of the stories of our children's progress in reading and math. I applaud all of our staff as we pull together on the same end of the rope to bring options and strategies to our children for learning.