January 2020 Newsletter
Important Dates
February 21st is the PTO sponsored Family Game Night. 
If you haven’t seen or heard, Mrs. Betts is pregnant and will be going on Maternity Leave in February. Please read THIS letter to read who will be filling in for her and other information about while she is out. 
Thank you to all of the Merryman Families that participated in the Merryman PTO sponsored movie at the Mariner Theatre. We had an absolutely incredible turnout, with some families having to be seated on the movie theatre floor. We now know that in the future we should rent out two of the theatres and be prepared for a packed house!
Winter is just around the corner and the possibility we may have to close or delay school, please take a minute to verify your contact information. Click on this letter to help you navigate inclement weather season. 
3rd Grade CogAT Testing

The School District of Marinette continues to work on its Gifted identification and programming.  
The goal of gifted education for the School District of Marinette is to provide gifted students a level of education and learning that:
  • Allows students to achieve toward their highest level of excellence
  • Meets students unique individual needs

The School District of Marinette will be administering a group intelligence assessment, the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®) Form 7, for all 3rd grade students. This assessment reflects the most current industry research in the measurement of cognitive abilities and learning styles. Merryman Elementary students will be taking this test the week of February 17th.
Students will be taking the STAR reading and math assessments the week of February 3rd. Click HERE for more information on how to help your child be successful on the STAR. 
We are super excited to kick off our eighth year of Summer Learning in the Marinette School District.

We have been busy planning and updating this year’s summer learning. We are excited with the changes that we have been able to make to support our families and provide enjoyment for all students completing grades 4K-8 during the 2019-20 school year.

We will provide an excellent summer learning experience with our enthusiastic, highly qualified staff, great course offerings, awesome facilities, and several available after school options to keep our students safe, active, and engaged in learning. Please see the attached flyer for details on this coming year’s summer learning!
Captain's Crew
Adalynn sets a great example for the other students. She is kind, caring, and helpful. There are many times that we observe her helping other students without being asked. Her positivity and growth mindset spread throughout the classroom. Keep up the great work, Adalynn!!
Ayla is a wonderful example of our Merryman Knight's Code of Conduct. She is very respectful of her peers and adults, as well as school property and rules. Getting her work done, remembering her folder, being organized and reading at home are just a few of the ways Ayla shows responsibility every day. She also consistently follows our PBIS school safety rules and is a pleasure to teach each day. Keep up the great work, Ayla!
Ella is an awesome role model for students at Merryman. She is honest and hardworking. She sets a great example by telling the truth and always giving 100%. She gives 100% to math, reading, and writing, but she also gives 100% to her friends and classmates. She always has a sweet smile on her face and a kind word to share. We are lucky to have Ella as part of our Merryman family.
Zander is one of the most considerate and well mannered students that the 4th grade has ever had. His manners are amazing. During the day, you will see Zander always saying please and thank you, or telling a classmate that he likes their new haircut, or picking up the classroom.
He sets a great example and his classmates are lucky to have such a kind and courteous student in their class.
4th Grade Wax Museum
4th Grade Wax Museum
4th Grade Wax Museum
The Reading Connection is a newsletter designed to suggest fun activities and books to parents/caregivers that promote positive reading experiences in the home.

It takes an army to run a school and we are looking for people to help out. If you would like to volunteer please follow the below link to the volunteer application. Volunteers are approved for two years, so if you were approved as a volunteer last year you are good to go! Please contact the office at 715-735-2500 with any questions.

Click here  for the application.
Parent/Student Handbook
Please find below, a link to our 2019-20 parent/student handbook. Please take the time to read through the information given.
PBIS Parent/Student Handbook

We are Knights with a Code of Respect, Responsibility, and Safety.

Click here for access to the full PBIS Parent/Student Handbook.
2019-20 Master Calendar

Click here for the 2019-20 Marinette School District master calendar.

In an effort to be more green, we are now sending out all flyers digitally.

CLICK HERE  to view the current flyers.

The Board of Education is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected under State or Federal law including, but not limited to, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability in any of its student program and activities.
Merryman Elementary School
611 Elizabeth Avenue 
Marinette, WI 54143
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