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The Wolverine News April 5, 2024

Happy Friday!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful spring break! It was great to see our students back at school this week ready to start the 4th quarter of the school year! The rainy weather this week had us indoors for several days at recess time. We're looking forward to some warmer and dryer weather next week! We're also excited about next Monday's solar eclipse!

As of 4:00 this afternoon, 3rd quarter report cards are live and available for review in ParentVUE.

Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Kempski

A Look at Next Week

April 8th-12th

Monday, April 8th

  • 1:50-2:20- Solar Eclipse Viewing (see information below)

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

Tuesday, April 9th

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

Wednesday, April 10th - Late Start (school starts at 9:15)

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

  • 2nd Grade Musical - 6:15 PM call time, performance begins at 6:30 in the gym

Thursday, April 11th

  • One Book One School begins this evening - (see information below)

Friday, April 12th






Important School Information


Solar Eclipse Plans

On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be a significant celestial event occurring - a solar eclipse. This offers a unique educational opportunity for our students and staff to witness and learn about this rare occurrence. IPSD is hosting a district wide watch party for our elementary students!

If you need to pick your child up for any early dismissal that day, please plan to pick them up prior to 1:45 or after 2:20 PM.

To ensure the safety of your child, all students must have parental permission, in order to participate in viewing the eclipse on the afternoon of April 8th. Our school district is providing all students, faculty and staff with ISO- Certified Solar eclipse glasses for the event! As communicated earlier this week, permission slips must be returned in order for students to participate in outdoor viewing. The viewing plans are as follows:

Outdoors: Students with permission to participate in the outdoor viewing will go out to view the eclipse from approximately 1:55-2:10 PM.

Indoors: Students without consent will participate in an indoor virtual viewing of the eclipse via livestream.

Out of an extreme abundance of caution, we will all have indoor recess and PE on Monday April 8 due to solar eclipse. Only students with signed and returned permission slips will be going outside with the district provided glasses during the identified viewing time.


One School One Book

One Book, One School is almost here! Each year the May Watts community comes together to read one book as a school. Our book is chosen, and we are excited to reveal the book to students on Thursday 4/11! Each family will receive a copy of the book to be read together as a family at home (a book will be given to eldest/only children).

Please check your eldest/only child's backpack Thursday after school, as they will receive their copy to start reading that night! A reading schedule will be included with the book. This is such a fun May Watts tradition, and we are incredibly thankful to our May Watts PTA for providing the books to our families and staff.

Please contact Ms. Happy ( with any questions!


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


May Watts Open House & PTA Meeting

We are excited for our upcoming open house on Thursday, April 18th from 6:00-7:00 PM. During this time, families will be able to visit classrooms, tour the building and see all of our students' hard work. At 7:00, we invite families to join us in the gym for the General PTA meeting.




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:

  • 4/18 - 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)


Bilingual Parent Advisory Council

The district's BPAC is hosting an upcoming resource fair for families in the ELL program that are new to the country or district. Please read for attachment linked below for more information.



BPAC Flyer Resource Fair Flyer English and Spanish.pdf


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BPAC Flyer Resource Fair Russian and English.pdf


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