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The Wolverine News Week Nov. 20th

The WolverineNewsNovember 20th, 2023

During this season of Thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the wonderful community that we have here at May Watts. Our students, staff and families make our school a wonderful place to learn and work. Your unwavering support, dedication, and partnership play a vital role in shaping the success of our school and nurturing the growth of our students.

I am also grateful for the dedication and passion of our teachers and staff. Their dedication and commitment to excellence and their genuine care for our students sets our school apart from others. They work tirelessly to create nurturing and engaging learning environments that foster curiosity, creativity, and social connections amongst our students.

Finally, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to our parents, who are an integral part of our school community. Your active participation in school events, your willingness to volunteer your time and talents, and your unwavering support for our students are invaluable. Your partnership with us is essential in creating a supportive and enriching learning experience for all.

I am thankful for the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated and supportive community, and I am excited to continue our journey of learning and growth together.

Wishing you and your families a joyous and safe Thanksgiving.

-Mrs. Kempski


Week of November 20th-24th

Monday: November 13th

  • No School for Students

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00

  • Book Fair open in LMC 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00

Tuesday, November 14th - Friday November, 17th

  • No School - Building is Closed

Week of November 27th- December 1st

Monday: November 27th

  • Eco Club from 3:35-4:30 for registered 4th and 5th grade students

Tuesday: November 28th

  • Chorus at 7:50 - for 4th and 5th grade students who have registered. Enter Door #1

  • PTA General Meeting - 7:00 PM

Wednesday: November 29th - Late Start Wednesday (School Begins at 9:15)

  • PTA Dine and Donate at Chipotle

Thursday: November 30th

Friday: December 1st


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will continue on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.


Wanted: Fleece Donations

A BIG thank you to the May Watts Students and Families! We were able to donate over 200 lbs of candy to Operation Support Our Troops.

The Watts World Changers need your help! During the months of December and January, our service club members will be working together to make no-sew fleece blankets to donate to families in need.

For each blanket we need 2 pieces of fleece; a print and a contrasting color or matching solid. Each piece should be 2 yards. If you choose to purchase fleece, please send it to school in a plastic bag by December 8th. There will be a donation bin in the front office.

In the past, we have seen extremely good sales on fleece fabric at Joann Fabrics around the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday.


Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Donaldson



Holiday Shop

It's that time of year! The May Watts Holiday Shop will be open for business Tuesday December 5th- Friday, December 8th and we need your help! Students will have the opportunity to shop during their regularly scheduled weekly LMC time. Spend fun time and share holiday cheer with our May Watts students by volunteering to help at the Holiday Shop!

Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign Up:

5th Grade Informational Band/Chorus/Orchestra Parent Meeting:

Band and Orchestra teachers from Hill Middle School will be holding a virtual Informational Parent Meeting on Monday, Dec. 4th at 7:00 p.m. over Google Meets. During this short meeting, you will be provided with an overview of the instrument selection process, and the band, orchestra and chorus programs offered at Hill Middle School. The link for the meeting can be found here:



Fridays are School Spirit Days!

We encourage all May Watts students, staff and community members to show their school spirit on Fridays! Consider wearing our school colors (blue and gray) or spirit wear to school on Fridays!




Giftmart 2023 needs your help! Please consider donating a toy to assist under resourced families in District 204.

By invitation, parents/guardians are invited to the Giftmart Toyshop where they can purchase new toys for $2.00 each. 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of each toy will be donated back to each invited school to fund much needed resources.

Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy that is safe for children ages 6-12. No stuffed animals or board games, please. There will be a Giftmart Toy Box located inside our school lobby beginning next week from November 13 – December 4. A Target gift registry has also been created.


Winter Wishes

The IPPC Winter Wishes Program is a wonderful opportunity for community members to give back and make a difference in the lives of struggling families. The gift cards donated through this program will provide these families with the means to purchase essential items and gifts for their children, making the holiday season a little brighter for them.

The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council and District 204 are grateful for any contributions made to the Winter Wishes Program. The online store offers a variety of gift cards to choose from (Jewel, Walmart, Target, and Meijer) and the ability to make monetary donations.

The program runs through December 1. For more information about the Winter Wishes Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to IPPC 1st VP and Unity Chair, Robin Schmidt at


Join the May Watts Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Please join me in supporting our May Watts Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA supports our May Watts community in many ways throughout the school year.

Your membership and involvement in the PTA is important to our students, staff and school community. Membership dues help support: family events such as the Ice Cream Social, school programs such as the Science Fair, STEAM Night, One Book, One School, LMC & classroom resources, teacher and staff appreciation and so much more!

Join the May Watts PTA today!

May Watts Parent/Guardian Guidebook

Much of the information contained above in this edition's of the Wolverine News has been taken directly from the May Watts Parent/Guardian Guidebook. Please refer to this guide for information pertinent school information and procedures.

IPSD School Year Calendar



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