mustang memo deadlines - Merton Community School District



mustang memo deadlines - Merton Community School District
Mustang Memo
February 27, 2015
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
Feb. 27
Mar. 2-7
Gr. 6 Youth Night 7:00-9:00 pm
AMSAC Boys Basketball Tourney Week
Gr. 5 @ Swallow
Gr. 6 @ Merton
Mar. 4
PTO Mtg. 9:00 am Primary School
Mar. 5
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 pm
Mar. 6
Trivia Night Fundraiser (see story below)
Mar. 7
WSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest @ KMHS
Spring Ahead One Hour!
Mar. 10-14 AMSAC Boys Basketball Tourney Week
Gr. 7 @ Friess Lake Gr. 8 @ Richmond
Mar. 10
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 pm
Mar. 13
PTO Bingo Night 6:30-8:30 pm Primary School
Gr. 7/8 Dance @ Swallow 7:00-9:00 pm
Mar. 14
Red Cross Babysitting Class 9:00-12:00 pm (#1 of 2)
Mar. 17
Washington DC Mtg. for 8th grade 6:30 pm Little Theatre
Mar. 18
Culvers Night in Hartland 4:00-8:00 pm
Mar. 19
Washington DC Mtg. for 7th grade 6:30 pm Little Theatre
Mar. 20
Yearbook Orders Due!
Student Senate Carnival 5:00-8:00 pm (see story)
Mar. 21
Red Cross Babysitting Class 9:00-12:00 (#2 of 2)
Mar. 23
School Board Mtg. 7:30 pm L.T.
Mar. 25
Mar. 26
Mar. 27-28
Gr. 8 Spanish Placement Test @ AHS
Market Day Pick Up 4:00-5:00 pm I.S. commons
Gr. 7/8 Band Trip
Gr. 6 Youth Night 7:00-9:00 pm
Summer School Dates for 2015
Session 1: June 15 – July 2
Session 2: July 6 – July 23
Session 3: August 3 – August 14
June & July sessions are three weeks each, Monday-Thursday
Please note that session 3 is two weeks, 5 days each, Monday-Friday
Camp Invention: July 27-31
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thurs., March 5th and Tues., March 10th
4:30-8:00 pm
Mark your calendars for parent teacher conferences!
Appointments can be scheduled online via Skyward for grades 5 & 6
Middle School: Letters were mailed to selected middle school families requesting
those parents to call the office and schedule a conference on either date above. If you
received a letter, please call Barb Emmerich (262) 538-1130 for an appointment. There
are no arena style conferences for middle school at this time.
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.
Wed., March 4, 2015
Richard T. Anderson Auditorium, WCTC in Pewaukee
What is My Child Thinking?
Youth Brain Development
Presented by Brian Fidlin, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Co-sponsored by WCTC
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Program 9:00-12:30 pm
This program requires advance registration by February 25, 2015
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)
Drop Everything and Read
Next Wed., March 4th is World Read Aloud Day. Our entire school is
celebrating by ceasing all academics and reading for 30 minutes from
12:55-1:25 pm during the school day. All students are reminded to
bring a reading book to school.
Volleyball Skills Assessments Girls
6th grade girls’ volleyball players will participate in a skills assessment on
Mon., March 9, 8th grade girls on Wed., March 11, and 7th grade girls on
Thurs., March 12. All skills assessments will take place in the Intermediate
School gym from 4:00-5:45 pm. This assessment is mandatory for all girls
signed up to play volleyball for the Merton Mustangs. All athletes are
expected to bring gym clothes and knee pads. There are no skills
assessments for boys. Volleyball practices for all players begin the week of March 16.
Luck O’ the Irish Family Bingo Night
Come and Join the Fun!
This popular PTO sponsored event, geared toward 4K – 5th
graders and their families, will take place on Fri., March 13th
in the Primary School gym. Doors open at 6:30 pm and Bingo
will be called from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Cards will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
With 2,400 cards we hope not to run out this year! Winners will get to choose from a
variety of fun prizes. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Students must
be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs please. Help with set-up, clean-up and
concessions is needed, please use this link to sign up:
Contact Susan Juarez [email protected] or Jane Rozof [email protected] to
volunteer a bit of your time to make this fun event a success.
American Red Cross Babysitting Course
Attention Future Babysitters
Sat., March 14 & 21 from 9:00-12:00 pm
Intermediate School Library
The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course will be offered again this year by
Instructor Michele Cook. Michele has instructed this course for 14 years in the Lake
Country area. The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course gives youth the
skills and confidence they need to be safe and responsible babysitters. This training
allows students to practice a range of injury prevention, first aid and basic care skills
and helps develop professionalism and skills in decision making and leadership. They
may babysit for pay, babysit for siblings, relatives and neighbors as a household
responsibility, or volunteer in places such as nurseries, daycare centers and hospitals.
Participants will be certified upon completion. See the full page registration form on the
Mustang Memo website. The registration form and payment must be mailed to Michele
Cook. Registration deadline is Fri., March 6, 2015.
Merton Area Running Club
Information and Registration Open House
Tues., March 17th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Intermediate School commons
MARC is open to youth in grades 1-8 from any school. If you enjoy running, give us a
try! MARC T-shirts will be distributed with paid registrations on March 17 th. Please
bring a copy of your athlete’s birth certificate to registration. See the full page flyer on
the Mustang Memo website for complete details.
Fundraiser Wed., March 18th
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., March 18th from 4:00-8:00 pm
and enjoy a meal or treat. Culvers will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to us!
Come One, Come All to the Carnival!
4K-4th grade families
Fri., March 20th
5:00-8:00 pm in the Intermediate School
Sponsored by Student Senate with proceeds to the Michael
Budisch Gymnasium renovation. Inflatables, games, popcorn,
cotton candy, face painting and more! FREE admission.
Game and food tickets available for purchase. See the full page attachment on the
Mustang Memo website for details. Want to help? Please contact Student Senate
Advisors Jackie Kohnert [email protected] or Carey Niemczyk
[email protected]
Chess Fest at Merton
On Sat., March 21st from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Merton School is
partnering with neighboring schools and Checkmates Chess Academy to
bring Chess Fest to K-8 graders. This event will be held in the Primary
School cafeteria. All skill levels are welcome. Children will test their
skills against opponents from other schools and learn new chess
tactics and strategies. Please see the registration attachment on the
Mustang Memo website for details. There is a $10 cost per child and the registration
deadline is March 13th. Payment and registration can be sent to Corinne Meissner via
either school office. Questions? Contact [email protected] ChessFest is
organized and promoted by the Arrowhead Area gifted and talented coordinators.
Be in the Know” with PTO
Please check out this section for all of the new and upcoming events
sponsored by PTO:
 March 4
 March 13
PTO Meeting, 9:00 am in the Primary School
Bingo Night (see story)
PTO meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am in the Primary School.
Please join us to see how you can get involved next year!
There will be open board and committee positions.
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]
M.A.A. Spring Baseball and Fastpitch Registration is ending soon!
Go to to register your child for participation in
4K-5K co-ed T-Ball/baseball,
1-8th Grade Boys Baseball
1-8th Grade Girls Fastpitch
*********************Country Springs Water Park Passes*********************
Per Pass
Order by Dates:
2nd Monday of Month
Mon., March 9
Pick Up Dates:
Thursday of Month
Thurs., March 12
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 freezing
cold days…
2. If you want a fun, reasonable place for your child’s birthday party…
3. 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 date.
2. Timeframe: Pass can be used any day of the week, including the weekend.
3. Expiration Date: Passes are NOW good through 3/16/2016
4. Blackout Dates: 3/29/15-4/12/15, 12/26/15-1/3/16 & 3/19/16-4/3/16.
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.
Camp Invention
Where Big Ideas Become the Next Big Thing
Coming to Merton Intermediate School July 27-31, 2015
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, we are pleased to offer the
nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through
six. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children work together to seek innovative
solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they
rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun. For more information including
registration, please see the full page attachment on the Mustang Memo website or
contact Director Mary Iwanski at [email protected] Register on or before
March 20, 2015 to receive $25 off the base price.
Open Enrollment for 2015-2016
Application period now through April 30, 2015
Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows
parents/guardians to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one
in which they live. State residents in 4-year old kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to
participate in open enrollment. Use the quick link feature on Merton’s home web page
to connect to the DPI Open Enrollment website for
more information and specific application instructions. Applications must be completed
online and received by the nonresident school district no later than 4:00 pm on Thurs.,
April 30, 2015.
In the Event of School Closing Due to Weather Conditions
Mother Nature will deck the outdoor halls very soon. Please review the following
information that will be helpful if we have to close school:
 Sign up for Skylert if you haven’t done so already! School closing notices will
be sent to you via the instructions you indicate with Skylert within your
Skyward Family Access. When signing up with Skylert please indicate the
ways you want to be contacted for emergencies, including school closings.
 When checking the TV or radio announcements for school closings, please
SCHOOLS. (Merton School is not listed separately!).
 If the weather looks threatening in the morning, review with your child where
he/she should go if school closes early: walk home, ride the bus, or if an adult
will pick him/her up.
 We ask parents to monitor weather/closings if the weather turns threatening
during the school day. Skylert will inform you of any early closings as calling
parents of all of our students is not possible.
 Please also realize that a two hour early school closing does not mean that bus
routes will operate exactly two hours early. The buses arrive at Merton after
completing two prior routes. The length of time any one route takes is dependent
on the weather conditions. Be assured that until buses arrive at Merton, your
child will remain at school under adult supervision.
**************************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:
2015-16 School Calendar
Technology Fundraiser
The Merton Way Student Handbook
Trivia Night 2015
March 20th Carnival
Camp Invention (7/27-31/15)
Mission Possible Sponsorship Form
Checkmates Chess Academy (Feb.19-Mar. 26)
Chess Fest @ Merton (3/21/15)
Mathcounts Team
Country Springs Water Park Passes
PUMS: What is my Child Thinking? (3/4/15)
Red Cross Babysitting Class (3/14 & 21/15)
Merton Area Running Club (3/17/15)
Pauline Haas Public Library, Sussex
Lake Country Lacrosse
Lake Country Children’s Theater Season
Lake Country Community Swim
Hartland Kiwanis 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney
Registration (3/15/15)
Hartland Kiwanis 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney Rules
Thursday @ noon for a normal 5-day week
Wednesday @ noon for a short 4-day week
Email your information to [email protected]