Watertown Mayer Elementary School Growth through Connections and Opportunities
October 4, 2019
This month, our school-wide theme is Skills for Learning: listening, focusing, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements, we'll be reminding students of these skills, which helps students be successful learners.
Please let me know if you'd like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home or check out the Second Step website.
Picture Retake Day is Coming!
Wednesday, October 9th
All students who did not have their pictures taken during Royal Connections, should have their pictures taken, even if you choose not to purchase a portrait package.
Students in first grade had the opportunity to visit the Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins to watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin.
Tuesday, October 8th is Fire Safety Day at WMES.
Kindergarten - Story time with Sparky and a Watertown Firefighter
Grade 1 - Firefighter talk with fire gear
Grade 2 - Firetruck tour in parking lot
Grade 3 - Fire Safety House in parking lot
Grade 4 - Firefighter Challenge Obstacle Course
Grade 2 Visits the Oliver Kelley Farm
Hula Relays in PE Class
We are a little over a month away from the November 5 referendum election.
Please join us for an open house at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School on October 14 at 7 pm. Visit the referendum website for more information.
Absentee and early voting runs from September 20 to November 4. Early voting is held on regular student days from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Watertown-Mayer District Office. The office will also be open for early voting on October 15 and October 24 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Mrs. Meyer's Must Knows
50 Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of "How Was Your Day?"
From the website herviewfromhome.com
Here are some ideas to (hopefully) get your kids talking about their school day:
What made you smile today?
Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw or showed?
Who did you sit with at lunch?
Tell me something you know today that you didn't know yesterday.
What was the hardest rule to follow?
What made your teacher smile?
What made your teacher frown?
If you could switch seats with anyone in class, who would you switch with?
October 7th: WMES PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm at the ES Media Center 8th: Fire Safety Day 9th: Picture Retake Day 15th: Gr 3 Field Trip to Mill City Museum 16th: Kindergarten Field Trip to Lowry Nature Center
Early Release at 1:00 pm 17th-18th: No School - MEA 23rd: Unity Day 29th-30th: Great Pumpkin Chase 31st: Harvest Parade at 1:45 pm