May 2019 Newsletter
Important Dates
Enter to Win
For a chance to win a $10 gas card, click this link to answer a question from the information that is in this month's newsletter.
Thank you to the Merryman PTO for providing the gas cards.

Winner of April's gas card is.....Erin Tyson!
Merryman PTO Spring Dance

When: Thursday, April 25
Where: Merryman Elementary
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
What: Come have fun dancing as a family!

Junior Olympics

Junior Olympics will be taking place on May 22nd. Your child was sent home with a t-shirt order form to purchase a shirt for the junior olympics. Parents are welcome to come and watch their students compete.

Fourth Grade Swimming Lessons will be taking place in May. Students will ride the bus to the pool at Marinette High School for 6 swim lessons. The lessons will take place during the morning hours on May 14, 15, 16, 17 and May 20, 21. Please send your child to school with a swimsuit, towel, plastic bag, and goggles/mask if they own a pair. 

In the United States, drowning is the second leading cause of death among those ages 5 to 14, according to the National Safety Council. For every child who dies from drowning, another five will receive emergency department care for non-fatal submersion injuries and 50% of those children end up hospitalized. We are partnering with the YMCA to give students the skills necessary when living around water.

School Assignment Change Requests

Marinette School District assigns all students to their home schools based on the established elementary school boundaries to ensure student enrollment balance within the elementary schools.

By July 30, a parent can apply for a district exception online, which is reviewed by the District Administrators for approval. If the family receives approval, it is the district’s expectation that the student will be parent transported to/from school in a timely manner or the district exception will be reversed. Families will be notified by the first Friday in August.

Potential Reasons for Approval:
  1. Medical conditions of student.
  2. Extenuating family situation.
  3. Family moved from current home in district to a new home causing a change in elementary boundary area.

Marinette School District reserves the right to request further documentation if needed to make a final decision. All decisions are made by the District Administrator and are final.

Marinette Summer Learning registration is now open!

We have more courses this summer than we have ever had, including tons of sports options! For a list of the courses that we are offering this summer click this link. For directions on how to register for summer learning please click this link. A special highlight for 4th grade students: There is a class called Moving into Middle School that will help with the transition into Middle School, including tours of the middle school, locker help, and meeting the teachers that students will have next year. If you have questions please call or email Summer Learning Principal, Stephanie Betts at 715-735-2501 or sbetts@marinette.k12.wi.us.

May Literacy Newsletters

Please click the links below to view the May Reading Connection newsletters.

Students of the Month
Student of the Month - Grace R.
" Grace is a shining example of what PBIS is all about. She has such good self discipline that being respectful, responsible and safe seem to come easy for her. She is always ready and excited to learn and at times patiently waiting for her friends to be ready. She's a good friend who is caring, kind and helpful. She listens to and includes all around her. We are lucky to have Grace in our classroom and school as she makes Merryman a better place. Thank you, Grace! "

Here is a little about Grace.
Grade: 1st
What do you want to be when you grow up? Vet
What is your favorite food? Chocolate
What is your favorite thing to do outside of school? Slide
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be and why? Cinderella because she does magic.
Student of the Month - Cora D.
" Cora is consistently making strides and looking for new ways to improve academically. She makes the most of every opportunity and shows grit when faced with challenges. Mrs. Koenigs and Mr. Champagne are very proud of you Cora!!! "

Here is a little about Cora.
Grade: 2nd
What do you want to be when you grow up? Gymnast
What is your favorite food? Chocolate and sushi
What is your favorite thing to do outside of school? Video games.
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be and why? Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls because she is cute and nice.
Student of the Month - Adelyn B.
"Adelyn is a wonderful student and friend. She enjoys participating in class, she is a good listener, and she always tries her best. Adelyn is a good friend to her classmates. She is always looking for ways to be kind and include everyone. Thank you, Adelyn, for being such a special part of Merryman. Keep up the great work!"

Here is a little about Adelyn.
Grade: 3rd
What do you want to be when you grow up? Vet
What is your favorite food? Tacos
What is your favorite thing to do outside of school? Play with Emma.
If you could be any book character, who would you be and why? Junie B. Jones because she is funny.
Student of the Month - Andrew P.
"Andrew is a hard worker and is an asset to our 4th grade class. He is a very disciplined student, is always on task,and always does what is asked of him. We expect great things out of Andrew next year at Marinette Middle School!!!"

Here is a little about Andrew.
Grade: 4th
What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist.
What is your favorite food? Donuts
What is your favorite thing to do outside of school? Video games.
If you could be any book character, who would you be and why? I would be Big Nate because he's usually successful.
Knights Shine
Anna reached 2000 reading minutes!
Ty reached 2000 reading minutes!
It takes an army to run a school and we are always 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! If you have any questions about whether you are already an approved volunteer, please contact the office at 715-735-2500. Click here for the application.
Parent/Student Handbook
Parent/Student Handbook

Please find below, a link to our 2018-19 parent/student handbook. Please take the time to read through the information given.
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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