October 2019 Newsletter
Important Dates

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
Pancake, Pumpkin, Walk and Roll

The PTO will be hosting the annual Pancake, Pumpkin, Walk and Roll on Saturday, October 19th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come play games and win prizes and even get a chance to climb on the Rock Wall!. Here is the flyer with more information.
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!
We would like to welcome our new Merryman Elementary School Counselor. Please read his introduction letter here!
October 2nd will be National Walk or Bike to School Day! For more details please see THIS flyer!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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. The other modes of communication that you selected as a preference will be done throughout the month of November. Look for more information from your classroom teacher!
Internet Safety

When I was growing up, one of the most difficult talks for a parent to have with their child was about the “birds and the bees.” Today, since kids access the Internet and connect with peers through more devices and apps than ever before, Internet safety has become the new “talk” that parents must have with their children. Not sure where or when to start having the talk?  Click here to learn more.
Please make sure that you have checked out our PBIS Handbook as well as our Elementary Handbook . There is a lot of important information in these books to help you out on the educational journey with your child.
Captain's Crew
Aubree has been an excellent example of showing good PBIS behaviors. She always follows directions the first time, is respectful, and is very helpful. She helps to make our classroom a very positive place to be! Keep up the good work, Aubree!
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Lillianah is a wonderful part of our third grade family. She always treats her friends and classmates with kindness and respect. She makes sure to look out for others and help in any way she can. Lillianah sets a wonderful example for those around her and we are lucky to have her in third grade.
Blessing is new to Merryman school this year and has been "rocking" 4th grade. She is a great addition to our class. She has been respectful to all her classmates and to her teachers. She is always putting forth her very best effort and doing her best whenever she is asked to complete an assignment. Great Job Blessing.
A giant thank you goes out to the Outpatient Surgery department at Aurora Medical Center - Bay Area for the amazing donation of school supplies! Thank you for making a positive impact in the Marinette community!
A huge thank you goes out to the Marinette Kiwanis for the amazing donation of snacks for Merryman students! Thank you for making a positive impact in the Marinette community!
Our brand new Merryman first graders are working hard and quickly becoming part of our learning community!
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.