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The Wolverine NewsMarch 22nd, 2024

Happy Friday!

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the highly anticipated Spring Break! I am writing to wish you all a restful, relaxing, and enjoyable time away from school. Whether you have a trip planned or are looking forward to some quality time at home, I encourage you to use this time to rest, explore and enjoy time together. For those of you traveling, I hope your travels are safe, memorable and enjoyable!

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on April 1st! Have a wonderful spring break!

-Mrs. Kempski

A Look at Next Week

April 1st - 5th

Monday, April 1st

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

Tuesday, April 2nd

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

Wednesday, April 3rd - Late Start (school starts at 9:15)

  • 3:35-4:45 - Cricket Club (for registered 4th and 5th graders)

Thursday, April 4th

Friday, April 5th

Important School Information


One School One Book

One Book, One School will begin on April 11th. One Book, One School brings our school community together to read one book. Our amazing PTA provides a copy of the book for each May Watts family. Your oldest May Watts child will bring home a copy of our book for this year on April 11th, after the title is announced at school that day.

To build suspense leading up to the announcement of the book on April 11th, we invite families to send in a photo of their child with an animal by April 4th. It can be a photo with a family pet, a zoo animal or a stuffed animal...any animal! Students will be able to share with their class, and we will hang the photos in the main office hallway. This is intended as a clue as to what our book for this year will be. Please be aware the photo may not make it back to your child.








A Note from The Watts World Changers Service Club

Hello May Watts Community,

We are excited to share with you all our Watts World Changers Service Club has been busy doing this year, making a difference in our school and community! The students began by making cards for Veterans and collecting candy for Military Service personnel stationed throughout the world. Their second project was making 12 fleece blankets donated to Parkview’s Safe Family Ministry, a non-for-profit organization in Glen Ellyn, IL that provides warmth and comfort to those in need. Finally, the students donated their time to read to classrooms on World Read Aloud Day as well as helped our busy teachers with classroom bulletin boards and other projects around the school. We are very proud of your children and our students. They are hard workers with enthusiastic attitudes determined to make a positive impact in their sphere of influence!

We would like to thank everyone who donated candy and fleece for our first two projects. We are reaching out to the May Watts Community for another donation. The Watts World Changers will be creating Birthday Bags to donate to local food pantries.

For the Birthday Bags we are asking for the following items:

Cake mixes


Disposable cake pans




Generic Birthday Cards

Party plates/Napkins

Large Gift Bags to fit all of the items

When we return from Spring Break, there will be a donation box in the main office lobby labeled “Service Club Birthday Bag Donations”. Please drop-off items no later than Friday, April 12th. Watts World Changers will be assembling the Birthday Bags at our April 17th meeting. Thank you for your support!


Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Donaldson


Upcoming Events and Information






Welcome Future Kindergarten Students & Families

Please complete the Kindergarten Information Sheet so we can share important information with you prior to registration. Official online registration will open May 1, 2024. If you know an incoming kindergarten family, please share this information with them!

Our school will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation night on Wednesday, May 1st from 6:30-7:30 for parent/guardians and incoming kindergarten students.

Additional registration information may be found on the Indian Prairie School District website.



IPSD Kng Flier.pdf


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Save the Date

Please be sure to save the date for these upcoming events:

  • 4.8 - Solar Eclipse Viewing Party (more information to come after break)

  • 4/10 - 2nd Grade Musical 6:30 PM

  • 4/18 - Open House 6:00-7:00 PM, PTA Meeting 7:00-8:00

  • 5/1 - Incoming Kindergarten Orientation

  • 5/6 - 5/10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 5/24 - 5th Grade Farewell (during the school day)


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.

IPSD School Year Calendar



Chris Binderup