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The Wolverine News February 9th, 2024

The Wolverine News February 9th, 2024

Happy Friday!

It was wonderful to see more sunshine this week! We also celebrated our 100th day of school this week! Can you believe it?! Throughout these first 100 days of school our classrooms have been buzzing with new learning and discovery. Next week, we will celebrate our friendships with one another during our Valentine's Day celebrations. Please see the information below regarding the PTA classroom parties scheduled for next Wednesday, February 14th.

Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Kempski

A Look at Next Week

February 12th-16th

Monday, February 12th

  • 3:35-4:30 - Eco Club (for registered 4th and 5th graders)

Tuesday, February 13th

  • 7:50 - Chorus Rehearsal

  • 3:35-4:30 - Advanced Rubik's Cube Club (for registered 4th and 5th graders)

Wednesday, February 14th - Late Start (school starts at 9:15)

  • PTA - Valentine's Classroom Party 2:30-3:15

Thursday, February 15th

  • 3:35-4:30 - Beginner Rubik's Cube Club (for registered 4th and 5th graders)

Friday, February 16th

Upcoming Events and Information


Valentine's Classroom Parties

We will celebrate friendships and kindness during the month of February. On Wednesday, February 14th, the PTA will host our classroom parties from 2:30-3:15. Students are encouraged to bring in a Valentine for each of their classmates. However, no food or candy can be distributed with the Valentines. Classroom teachers will share specifics for the classroom Valentine exchange. The PTA will be providing a chocolate chip cookie and juice box for snack during the party. If your child needs an alternate snack, please notify the teacher and Nurse Angie at by Friday, February 9th.

If you would like for your child to participate in an alternate activity during the classroom party time, please email Mrs. Kempski and by Friday, February 9th so alternate plans can be made.




Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 1:00 - 8:00 PM. Please note this is a non-attendance day for students.

These conferences are scheduled on an as needed basis. Teachers will send home letters next Friday, February 19th for conferences they are requesting. If you would like to request a conference with your child's teacher, please email them directly to set up a conference time.


PTA Trivia Night

Trivia Night is coming up on March 9th and we need sponsors! If you would like to be a Sponsor, or would like to learn about sponsorships, please click here. For questions or more information, please contact Kate Nayak ( or Jackie Pfundt (

Family Self Defense Night

Dear Parents,

The safety of our children is of great importance to all of us. We can do our best to keep them safe at home and school, but situations may arise that we can not control. These incidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and with anyone. It is not just an issue in the big cities or always a “stranger danger" attack. Parents are often unsure of what to say to their young children and how much information they should provide to them. Mrs. Andrews will provide an age appropriate, hands on self-defense workshop in which you may participate with your family. When parents are in attendance, they can hear and see first hand what she plans to cover. Your child can practice these techniques with their parents or adult family members. Competence and confidence in self- defense techniques can relieve anxiety and is an important resource for your child. The majority of self -defense is avoidance of dangerous situations and good information. That will be the focus. We will be practicing physical defenses, though, so please have your child wear comfortable clothing and safe gym shoes. Older siblings and all family members are encouraged to participate. Permission slip will be coming home soon. The number of participants will be limited due to safety and space needs, so be sure to return this slip promptly. This event will be held Wednesday, February 21 from 6:30-8:00 for K-3 and until 8:30 for 4th and 5th grade students and parents. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Andrews at .


Important School Information


5 Essentials Survey

We currently have 7% of the parents in our community who have completed the 5 Essentials survey. If you haven't already, please complete it today!

5 Essentials Survey



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!

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.


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