Mr. Posick's Friday email

October 14, 2016

PTO Boosterthon is in full swing!

Thanks to all of you who are participating in our PTO fundraiser, Boosterthon. Next week we'll be having two fun runs- 5th and 6th grade at 1:30 followed by the 7th and 8th grade at 2:45. If we reach our fundraising goal, I'll be getting slimed! (Think Nickelodeon.) You can find much more information at funrun.com. The PTO is raising funds to help update the Primary School library, pursue a theater program at the Intermediate School, and provide funds for PTO grants for students and staff. Below are some pictures of the great things PTO has provided our school as recently as this week.

Boosterthon photos

Sphero Club starts Wednesday, October 17th

Mrs. Iwanski, Mr. Binney, and I are starting up a Sphero Club after school starting this Wednesday at 4:15 in the Library. There is no need to sign up but if your child is interested, please email Mr. Posick at posickj@merton.k12.wi.us. There is not cost to this club, just a desire to learn about coding and programming. Here's a link with some more information.

http://www.sphero.com/

Here are some photos of the final stages of our playground construction!

PTO's Fall Festival is Friday, October 21st

Join us for PTO's Fall Festival taking place at the Intermediate School from 6-8PM on Friday, October 21st. There will be a chili cook off, Halloween dance, and movie night. If you're interested in participating in the chili cook off, you can use this link to sign up.

If you have any questions, you can contact Jennifer Massek at usherjen@gmail.com.

Upcoming long weekend

If you've looked on our school calendar, you'll notice that there is a long weekend coming up. Students will not have school on Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th. We'll be back in school again starting Monday, October 31st. It will be a great time to refresh and renew for the month of November!

Veterans' Day celebration is Friday, November 11th!

On Friday, November 11, 2016, Merton Intermediate School is hosting a Veteran’s Day Program to honor those who have served in our armed forces. This will take place at Merton Intermediate School, and we would like to invite all in our armed forces who have or are currently serving, to attend our Veterans' Day program. If veterans have a student they know who attends Merton Intermediate School, the student will be able to join them for breakfast. The program, including breakfast, will run from 9:00-11:40AM. This is a time for those in our armed forces to be honored for your service. Please join us! Please click on the google form below to RSVP by November 4th, 2016.

Veteran’s Day RSVP

Hour of Code is December 5th-9th

December will be here before you know it and with it will come Hour of Code! This year we are aiming to provide all of our students with a coding experience and are asking for your help. If you are willing to volunteer in a classroom assisting with student activities (does not require prior coding experience) the week of December 5-9 or come talk to our students about your career in a field relating to computer science, coding, robotics, etc. on December 14th, please contact Mrs. Iwanski at iwanskim@merton.k12.wi.us.