November 2020 Newsletter

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Nov. 3rd  Election Day   
     
Nov. 11th  Early Release @ 12:30PM   
     
Nov. 12th  Virtual Conferences   
     
Nov. 17th  Virtual Conferences   
     
Nov. 25-27 No School: Thanksgiving Break   
     
     
     
     
     

 

Principal's Message

 

Hello Merrill Families,

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, in these unprecedented times. Please remember to look for updates from District. The Oshkosh Area School District looks at the data every two weeks to ensure we are putting students first. Any changes to what Model for instruction will be announced via Infinite Campus, so please keep an eye out for those emails. 

We have Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences coming up this month. Please remember to sign up via the PTCFast.com link: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Merrill_Elementary_1. Once that is done, please look for a Google Meet invite from your student's grade level teacher. We have reached the end of the first quarter, so it is important to continue communicating with the Merrill Elementary staff. 

Happy November and Fall weather. Due to the Wisconsin Fall weather changes, please remember to have students layer up when outside. As always, please reach out to any of the Merrill Elementary staff if you have any questions or concerns.   

Tanya Fenner

 

Attendance Procedures

Please call (920) 424-0420 if your child is going to be absent for that school day. Please make this call before 8 AM. If your child is leaving for an appointment during the school day please also call in so we can have your child ready and at Door 7 for you to pick them up. 

It is important that you call in if your child is ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If anyone living in your house tests positive for COVID-19 we need to know. 

Virtual Attendance Matters!

During Model 4 classes are learning new material daily! Please be sure to be attending ALL Google meets and be completing your work or you will fall behind. We know the transition between the different Models can be a challenge but we are here to help in anyway we can. 

Picture Days - Postponed!

If you have already used the prepay option please know that the money will be applied to your students pictures.  

Here is the link for parents to order pictures and pre-pay online for them.  This option is the best as it alleviates having more physical contact and lets parents order directly from their homes.

Merrill Elementary - School Picture Pre-Pay Option

Or click here for the PDF order form for you to print off and send with your child on picture day.

 

Health Note 

Please click here for a note from the School Nurse.  

 

Free School Meal Pick Up 

Please read the following OASD Update related to accessing FREE school meals during Model 4: Virtual Learning: OASD Update 11.09.20 - New Information on Free School Meals

 

Digital Citizenship 

Please take a minute to read the Digital Citizenship Family Newsletter.  

 

Coats for Kids & Toys for Tots 

Please click here for information on Coats for Kids and Toys for Tots

 

Oshkosh North Baseball 

Come Join Oshkosh North Youth Baseball for the 2021 season!

Ages 8-11

Birthday Treats 

“Food-type” birthday treats will not be allowed at school due to food safety and food allergy concerns. Great alternatives include but are not limited to:

  • Sending nothing- we will make your child’s day special by acknowledgement and a birthday book from Mrs. Fenner! 
  • Donate a book to the class library for everyone to enjoy
  • Pencils
  • Glow bracelets
  • New crayons
  • Mini erasers
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Mini stampers

 

Math Corner

Click on Math Corner for helpful Math tips.

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