November 2019 Newsletter
Important Dates
In an effort to streamline parent/teacher conferences we sent out a survey at open house in the form of a sheet of paper with multiple options for conferences on it. The options included face to face, phone call, email, and FaceTime or Google Hangout. Based on the results of the survey Merryman will be having one night for face to face scheduled conferences on November 5th from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Your child should have brought home a sheet of paper to schedule conferences for this year.

If you have not received it, please call the office for another one or click THIS link to print one.
Eat Well After the Bell
(Free hot meals are being served after school)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program ( CACFP the federal program that provides reimbursement for our summer feeding program also provides reimbursement for free hot meals after school. Because of this opportunity, the district is providing free meals to ALL students at Marinette High School from 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm when school is in session. The menu is posted on the district website and adults may accompany child(ren) and purchase a meal at the cost of $3.70.

Click HERE for flyer.
Data Dig

It's that time of year to look at the Merryman Schoolwide Plan and our action steps to fulfill our reading goals. 

Please come to the meeting on November 5th at 3:30pm to review the current Merryman Schoolwide plan and goals. We will examine the STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading and Be A Reader placement data, as well as the Strive process. We will decide if we are on track with our plan or if we need to make some changes.

We would love to have parent input! 
All Aboard the Merryman Reading Express!

Students have the opportunity to earn prizes for reading such as Cousin’s Subs certificates, school supplies, Kwik Trip Pizza or Salad, Free book of their choice, Pizza Hut certificates and even a Six Flags Ticket!! Please click THIS link for more information!

Join Us to Continue the Conversation: Gather. Listen. Share.

Gather with other community members at any one of the scheduled community conversations. 

Learn about the Marinette School District facilities study and recommendations for the future of our community’s schools. 

Share your feedback, questions, and facility priorities with district representatives.

When: October 29, 9:30 am at the District Office; October 29, 6:30 pm at Marinette High School, 
or October 30, 4:00 pm at Marinette High School

For more detailed information: Rightsizing the District
Halloween Parade

Merryman’s Halloween Parade will take place at 11:10am on the morning of Halloween.

Parents will be able to sign their students out for the day after the parade is finished if they choose to do so.
Fire Prevention Week

Students at Merryman participated in Fire Prevention Week in October. The Marinette Fire Department gave presentations to all grade levels about fire safety. One of the things they discussed with the students is the importance of them knowing their phone number and address. Please work on this with your child if they do not know this information.
Veterans Day Program 2019

We hope that Merryman families and community members will join us to honor our veterans. The event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about history, patriotism, and connect with the community. Please feel free to spread the word, especially to veterans that may be interested in attending this special event. We hope to see you there!

Contact the Merryman office if you have any questions, at 715-735-2500.  
Seating will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. We ask that Veterans sign in at the table in the entrance of school.

Merryman Elementary Veterans Day Program
Merryman Elementary Gym - 611 Elizabeth Avenue
Friday, November 8th - 2:00 p.m.
Online Safety and Digital Well Being

The post-screen-time meltdown is no joke. For many parents, it’s a daily occurrence—the moment the TV, iPad or Nintendo shuts down is the moment the screams, whines and tears begin. There is a biological reason for this dramatic, seemingly uncontrollable response. Click here to find out how to better handle ending screen time with your children.
Author Visits Stephenson Public Library

On Saturday, October 19th, Ann Dallman will be at the Stephenson Public Library (1700 Hall Ave.; Marinette) at 10 AM to discuss her book Cady and the Bear Necklace and her writing process.

In addition, Kristin Legler from Wisconsin Public Television will be providing a display and educational materials about the First Nations of Wisconsin from 9-noon. More information about this is available here.
Captain's Crew
Robert has been working hard at following classroom expectations. He is very respectful to his classmates, and compliments others. His work ethic has been carrying over into his school work, and he is constantly looking for ways to improve. Keep up the good work Robert!!
Autumn came into second grade with her usual smile and fun loving personality. She is always willing to help out and make our classroom a better place. Mrs. Giese and Mrs. Henriksen have noticed Autumn really taking charge of her learning. She is working hard, gaining confidence and becoming such an independent reader, writer and mathematician. We are so proud of you! Keep up the good work.
Jacob is a great example of a nice kid. He helps out in classroom, is kind to everyone he interacts with, and always tries his best. Jacob also follows all the PBIS expectations because he knows that it makes Merryman a better place to be. We feel really lucky to have Jacob as part of our third grade family. He's awesome!!
Adelyn is having an awesome start to 4th grade. She is a very conscientious student. She puts forth her best effort in all she does. Adelyn not only wants to do her best, but she also wants her classmates to be successful. She is always willing to help her classmates. Keep it up, Adelyn!
Meet our 1st grade class's pet hermit crabs that they are observing during their science class!
We aren't shy about how much we love our pet hermit crabs!
The children are greatly enjoying observing the hermit crabs.
We observed that hermit crabs hide in their shell when they are scared and if they feel like they are in danger they snap their claws.
Merryman students enjoyed National Walk and Bike to School Day. It's great to start our day with exercise!
We are proud to be Merryman Knights!
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
Marinette School District
Inspiring Learners. Engaging Communities. Impacting the Future.