Calendar of Upcoming Events



Calendar of Upcoming Events
Mustang Memo
November 14, 2014
Intermediate School: N68 W28320 Sussex Rd., P.O. Box 15, Merton, WI 53056
Phone (262) 538-1130 FAX (262) 538-4978 Website:
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Nov. 11-14 Scholastic Book Fair
Nov. 15
Red Cross Babysitting
Class 9:00-Noon
Nov. 18
Community Forum with Ron Russ 9:00 am P.S. Lib.
Nov. 19
Culver’s Night in Hartland 4:00-8:00 pm
Community Forum with Ron Russ 6:00 pm L.T.
Nov. 20
Market Day Pick Up 4:00-5:00 pm I.S. commons
Nov. 22
Red Cross Babysitting Class 9:00-Noon
Nov. 24
Community Giving Tree Goes Up
School Board Mtg. 7:30 pm Little Theatre
Nov. 26-28 No School – Gobble ‘Til You Wobble!
Dec. 1-6
5/6 Girls AMSAC Basketball Tournament
Gr. 5 @ North Lake Gr. 6 @ Stone Bank
Dec. 2
Gr. 7 Field Trip
Dec. 3
PTO Meeting 9:00 am Primary School
Dec. 8-13
7/8 Girls AMSAC Basketball Tournament
Gr. 7 @ Lake Country Gr. 8 @ NSMS
Dec. 9
Intermediate School Holiday Concerts
Gr. 4-5 Singers & Gr. 5 Band @ 5:30 pm
Gr. 6, 7 & 8 Choirs & Bands @ 7:00 pm
Dec. 10
Concert Make Up Day in the event of inclement weather
Dec. 17
Giving Tree Gifts Due in the office
Dec. 18
Market Day Pick Up 4:00-5:00 pm I.S. commons
Dec. 19
7/8 Dance @ Merton 7:00-9:00 pm
Dec. 22
School Board Mtg. 7:30 pm Little Theatre
Dec. 24No School – Happy Holidays!
Jan. 4
Jan. 5
School Resumes
Help Joe Survive Cancer
The November 16 Friends of Joe LaValley Packers Party is cancelled due to the
NFL game time change from noon to mid-afternoon. If you wish to support Joe
LaValley, who is now undergoing cancer treatment, please return your Friends of Joe's
T-shirt order (order form available on the Mustang Memo website) to your child's
teacher by Thurs., November 20, or donate to Joe at
Fundraiser next Wednesday
Here’s an easy way to raise money for Merton schools. Visit the Culver’s located just
off of Hwy. 83 and Cardinal Lane in Hartland on Wed., November 19th from 4:00-8:00
pm and enjoy a meal or treat. Culvers will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds
to us!
Parent Notes for Students Leaving School Early
There are several events happening on Fri., November 21st in which parents may be
signing their children out of school before 4:00 pm. These events include but are not
limited to the state high school football championship game in Madison, a swim meet
and the start of the hunting season. All students leaving school early are required to
bring a parent note to the office. This is particularly important for children leaving school
with someone other than their own parent. Notes can be delivered to Mrs. Emmerich in
advance of November 21st. Students expecting to leave early without a parent note on
file in the office will not be dismissed. Feel free to send your note via email to
[email protected]
Superintendent Russ Community Forums
Superintendent Ron Russ is hosting two community forums to talk about issues,
concerns, comments, etc. surrounding our district and/or public education. Topics may
include trimesters vs. semesters, budget, assessments, curriculum and instruction new
to the district this year and more. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Tues., November 18th at 9:00 am in the Primary School library
Wed., November 19th at 6:00 pm in the Intermediate School Little Theatre
Attention 7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Players
Sign Up DEADLINE is next Friday!
The pre-basketball season starts on Mon., January 5th. Arrowhead Area
Middle School Athletic Conference (AMSAC) league rules state that
teams in 7th grade will be split evenly and 8th grade will be split A/B.
AMSAC has an 8th grade B league and tournament. All teams, A B, or
even split, will work on skill building and team concepts. Prior to the start of
the season all players will be involved in a skills assessment with specific
dates to be announced. Starting January 5 th, teams will be decided and the
regular season and practice starts. While there is no formal “sign-up sheet”, interested
players are considered part of a Merton Mustang basketball team upon receipt of their
paid athletic fee and signed forms. Basketball packets are available in the
Intermediate School commons for interested 7th & 8th grade boys. All players and
parents must read and sign the Merton School Athletic Handbook. The handbook
includes mission statements, goals, expectations, eligibility, and important information of
the risks of concussions and head injuries. A $65.00 athletic fee and signed forms
are due by Fri., November 21st. (This date is a deadline, not a target date!)
Competitive games begin the week of January 12th. A practice and game schedule will
be given to the boys at the start of the season. Please check the schedule when you
are planning appointments, etc. Our expectations are that the boys come to ALL
practices and they honor their commitment of being on a team sport. Parents and
guardians should note that transportation is not provided by the District and the District
assumes no liability for any transportation related issues connected to basketball
events. Athletic/extra-curricular participation transportation to and from the games is
the responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian. Parents should also note that the
Intermediate School does not permit early dismissal from school for basketball games
and/or tournaments. Athletes are dismissed at 4:00 p.m. Questions can be answered
[email protected]
We’ve Got Spirit, How ‘bout You!
The Merton Spirit Wear store is open and will remain open until Tues., November
25th. Items are expected to be available for pick up at Mid-City Sports in Hartland
around the week of December 16th, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit and check out the new
Gr. 8 Parent Information Night
Mon., December 1 and/or Wed., December 3 @ 6:30 pm
Arrowhead High School North Campus Little Theatre
The purpose of the meeting is for Arrowhead High School administrators to share
information with parents of 8th graders about programming options at
AHS. Contact Corinne Meissner [email protected] or via phone at (262)
538-1130, ext. 2010. See the full page letter from AHS on the Mustang Memo website
for additional information.
Gifted and Talented Game Night at Richmond School
On Thurs., December 4th Arrowhead Area Schools will host a game night for
gifted/highly able students (K5-8th grade) and their parents. Students will play strategy
and thinking games while parents have round table discussions on GT topics. See the
game night attachment on the Mustang Memo website for details and registration.
Please register on or before Dec. 1st (max. 40 students). Contact Corinne Meissner at
[email protected] for additional information. Registration forms are due to
Mrs. Meissner by Mon., December 1st. Forms are available online.
New MathCounts team starting up for 6th-8th graders
Do you have a passion for math? Do you love solving mathematical problems and
learning new concepts? We are looking for highly motivated 6th-8th grade students
to join the new MathCounts team. MathCounts practices will be led by one of our
Merton parents on Tuesday mornings before school from 7:40-8:40 a.m. in the 5th
grade science room, #106. Practices started this week and continue through February.
We need parents to assist on Tuesday mornings during practice. Let us know if you'd
be able to help. Please see the attachment on the Mustang Memo website for more
[email protected] if you have questions. Note: 5th graders are welcome to
attend practices but will not be eligible to compete per MathCounts rules.
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!
Our annual holiday choral and instrumental music concert will take
place Tues., December 9th. This musical event features students in
4th and 5th grades at 5:30 p.m. and students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades
at 7:00 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Intermediate School gym. If
we have a snow day on December 9th, the concert is rescheduled for Wed.,
December 10th at the same time and location.
A Perfect Gift for the Holidays!
Don’t know what to get the person or family who has everything? How about a
personalized metal art sponsorship which will be displayed in the newly renovated
Michael Budisch gymnasium at the Primary School! Three sponsorship levels to
choose from: Gold $300, Mustang Blue $200 and Silver $100. The order form with
additional information can be found on the Mustang Memo website. See “A Perfect Gift
for the Holidays” attachment.
Parents United Consortium
Parents United is a non-profit consortium of 18 Waukesha County special education departments
(including Merton) that have united to provide an educational community service. The mission of the
group is to present timely and informative information in a neutral forum for parents and professionals
who work with children. The lectures and presentations offered each school year provide essential links,
knowledge and networking to the entire community for the ultimate benefit of our students.
The following programs will be held at the Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center, 2810 Golf Rd. in
Pewaukee unless otherwise noted. For additional information contact Edie Scott (262) 965-2001 or via
email at [email protected]
Tues., December 2, 2014
6:00-8:30 pm
Autism – Student Centered Self Regulation Strategies
Presented by Mary Wimmer, PhD, Hamilton School District
Thurs., December 4, 2014
Richard T. Anderson Auditorium, WCTC in Pewaukee
ADHD Interventions for Home & School
Presented by Patric Mattek, PhD, Performance Enhancement Center
Co-sponsored by WCTC
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Program 9:00-12:30 pm
This program requires advance registration by November 26, 2014
Email: [email protected]
or call (262) 965-2001
$10 cash donation will be collected at the door from attendees who do not reside/work in a
Parents United school district. (Merton is a member & qualifies)
Box Tops for Education Nights
As a thank you for participating in our recent General Mills Box Tops
contest, the MKE Wave is offering an exclusive free ticket offer for
one of the following games: Sat., December 20th at 1:00 pm or
Sat., December 27th at 1:00 pm. See the full page attachment on
the Mustang Memo website for all of the details including a ticket order form.
November is Pie Month
Just in time for Thanksgiving!
Online orders are still accepted at until 11:00 pm CST
Sat., November 15th. Be sure to use Merton’s code 6002. Pick up is
Thurs., November 20th from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Intermediate School
commons. If ordering pies online, make sure to send a message
with your online order to our Market Day chairperson stating that this is
a band order. That way, our band department will benefit from the pie sale
profits. If you need additional flexibility for pick up, please send an e-mail or call Vickie
Vanevenhoven (262) 719-0130 or [email protected] or Melissa Graf (262)
246-4702 or [email protected]
Be “In the Know” with PTO
Please check out this section of the Mustang Memo for all of the new and upcoming
events sponsored by PTO:
 December 1- PTO meeting at 9:00 am in the Primary School
 A big thank you to all of our Book Fair volunteers!
 The Family Directories arrived. Look for your copy to come home next
 We have a fundraising committee this year. The committee will meet in
January to brain storm ideas for next year. Please contact us if you are
 PTO meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am in the
Primary School. Please join us!
Visit our new and improved website for meeting agendas and minutes, volunteer
opportunities and events:
Remember to like us on Facebook
Contact any of the following people if you have questions about Merton’s PTO:
Jane Rozof
[email protected]
Stacie Payne
[email protected]
Rennie Dittmann
[email protected]
Rob Rosenberg
[email protected]
*********************Country Springs Water Park Passes*********************
Per Pass
Order by Dates:
2nd Monday of Month
Mon., December 8
Pick Up Dates:
2nd Thursday of Month
Thurs., December 11
First Merton Days
Half or Full Days Off
January 22 & 23
Great reasons to purchase Country Springs Water Park Passes:
1. If you want a great way for your child to exert some energy on these chilly fall
2. If you are looking for gift ideas and/or stocking stuffers since Christmas is right
around the corner…
3. If you need something to do over Christmas Break…
4. If you want a fun, reasonable place for your child’s birthday party…
5. Get a great discount and support Merton Schools at the same time!!
More Details:
1. Cost: $13 per water park pass (almost 50% savings from weekend day pass
bought from Country Springs) if purchased on or before monthly order by date.
2. Timeframe: Pass can be used any day of the week, including the weekend.
3. Expiration Date: Passes are NOW good through 3/16/2015.
4. Blackout Dates: 12/26-1/2/2015.
5. Contact: Melanie Kilmer, [email protected] if interested in purchasing passes.
6. Order Process: Order passes for $13 each if ordered by the 2nd Monday of the
month and then you will receive passes on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Passes
requested at any other time will cost $15 each.
7. Payment: Cash or checks payable to Merton PTO accepted.
AMSAC Boys Basketball Registration Ends November 21st!
5th and 6th grade boys interested in playing AMSAC basketball must register on
the MAA website at .
(Boys in 7th & 8th grade register through school).
Does your child have something to do during the cold, dark, dreary months of January,
February and March? M.A.A. has something for your child to do.
 3-4th Grade Boys Rec Basketball
 5K-1st Grade indoor rec co-ed soccer
 2-3rd Grade indoor rec co-ed soccer
 4-5-6th Grade indoor rec co-ed soccer
 We are ready for winter, are you? to register or for more information.
Registration ends November 30. Hurry before the winter wiggles strikes your child.
Comedy Show at Hartland North Elementary
Sat., November 15th from 1:00-2:00 pm
Join us for a fun, family friendly interactive show with Comedy Sportz Milwaukee for
children grades 5K-8th. See the full page flyer on the Mustang Memo website for
Village of Merton Happenings
Tues., December 2
Every Sunday
Every Monday
Village Tree Lighting
Moms in Prayer International
Moms in Prayer International
7:00 pm
7:00-8:00 pm
9:00-10:00 am
Village of Merton Community Center. Come once a week, once a month, whenever it works for
you. More info at Contact Leader Michelle Serres (262) 337-2994 or
[email protected]
********************Attachments for this week**********************
Attachments can be found on the same page as the Mustang Memo. They’re listed in
the right-hand column of the page. This week’s attachments include:
 2014-15 School Calendar
 Helpful Hints from the Crazy Office Lady
 Friends of Joe Packer Party (canceled)
 Technology Fundraiser
 The Merton Way Student Handbook
 A Perfect Gift for the Holidays!
 Mission Possible Sponsorship Form
 Red Cross Babysitting Course (11/15 & 11/22/14)
 AHS G&T Parent Night Mtgs. (12/1 & 12/3/14)
 G&T Game Night @ Richmond School (12/3/14)
 Checkmates Chess Academy
 Mathcounts Team
 Country Springs Water Park Passes
 PUMS: Autism (12/2/14)
 PUMS: ADHD Interventions …(12/4/14)
 Pauline Haass Public Library
 MKE Wave Free Ticket Offer
 AHS Jr. Hawks Strength & Conditioning – Fall 2014
 AHS Wrestling Club
 AHS Girls Fall Ball Youth Basketball Skills Session
 AHS Boys Fall Ball Basketball League
 Mullett Center Programs for Young Skaters
 Lake Country Children’s Theater Season
 Comedy Sportz Milwaukee (11/15/14)
Thursday @ noon for a normal 5-day week
Wednesday @ noon for a short 4-day week
Email your information to [email protected]