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The WolverineNews April 19th, 2024

Happy Friday!

It was wonderful to see so many of our May Watts families at last night's Open House and PTA meeting! It's always wonderful to see our students so excited and proud to show off their work and learning spaces here at school!

Thank you to the May Watts PTA for making this morning's assembly possible. In honor of Earth Day, students enjoyed learning about ways in which we can each help save the plant one student at a time! Next week, we will celebrate Earth Week at Watts! Please read on for information below regarding spirit days next week!

You might have heard that the Gaga Ball pit is installed and students are learning how to play! Once a class learns how to play "Gaga Ball the Watts Way", they will be able to play Gaga Ball during recess periods on their class' assigned day. We are establishing consistent rules and expectations to ensure this is a fun and safe game for everyone!

Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Kempski

A Look at Next Week

April 22nd-26th

Monday, April 22nd - wear nature shirts (animals, parks, outdoors)

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

  • 3rd Grade (3M & 3P): Harris Forest Preserve Field Trip

Tuesday, April 23rd - wear yellow to celebrate the Sun

  • 3rd Grade (3D & 3O): Harris Forest Preserve Field Trip

  • 4th Grade: Field Trip to Alice in Wonderland

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

Wednesday, April 24th - Late Start (school starts at 9:15) - wear blue to celebrate water

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

Thursday, April 25th - wear green

Friday, April 26th

  • No School - School Improvement Day for staff

Important School Information


Earth Week Spirit Week!

With the help of our Eco Club, we will celebrate Earth Week next week! As part of the celebration, please consider participating in the following spirit wear days!

Monday - wear nature shirts (animals, parks, outdoors, etc.)

Tuesday - wear yellow - celebrate the Sun

Wednesday - wear blue - celebrate water

Thursday - wear green


One School One Book

One Book, One School is here! Please continue to read or listen to the chapters each night from Fenway and Hattie!

Please contact Ms. Happy ( with any questions!


A Note from The Watts World Changers Service Club

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, May 10th. Watts World Changers will be assembling the Birthday Bags at our May meeting. Thank you for your support!


Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Donaldson

Upcoming Events and Information



District 204 Summer Music Camp

Calling all students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grades! Summer music camp is just around the corner! Come join us for a week long day camp while we sing songs, participate in folk dances from around the world, and play a wide variety of instruments like xylophones, ukuleles, and drums. Students will end the week with a short performance for families and friends. We will showcase all the musical skills we worked on throughout the week. There will be a music summer camp offered at each high school. Please pick the date and/or location that works best for you. Please follow this link to find out more information: Camps fill up quickly, please do not wait to reserve your spot!






KidLITapalooza: a mini-book festival for all school-aged kids in grades 1-8 and their grownups July 25th-27th at Neuqua Valley High School

Bring your favorite notebook that you love to write or draw in and join us for an afternoon of book joy and creation! All kids will work with a beloved creator of children's literature and meet their favorite authors at a book signing! (*All attending kids must be accompanied by a supervising adult.)

Registration is $10/kid and $5/per adult.

The ticketing link is here:

Summer STEM Camp