Summer Reading Improves Reading Skills
There is a great deal of research that tells us if kids don’t read over the summer, their reading level that they achieved during the school year will drop by 22%! That is significant- that is almost two months of reading instruction! But there are some simple, yet important things you can do to help your child maintain or even boost their reading level. To begin with; get your child reading! Here are several ideas to help you help your child read more>>
All of this school year's 4th-8th graders are taking part in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. The class with the most minutes chooses a prize to celebrate in the fall. Please view the flyer here.
Summer Access to Online District Programs
In an effort to support and maintain academic achievement throughout the summer, the Merton Community School District would like to share with families some easy ways to stop the summer slide. The District has several programs, many with mobile apps, for use during the school year and over the summer. We strongly encourage you to set summer expectations and routines to help your child stay fresh on his/her math, reading and typing skills. All programs purchased by the district can be accessed on the Student Symbaloo pages of our website. Please check out this information as it could assist your child throughout the summer.
The Merton Swallow Summer School 2015 course information is now posted (click here to view). The courses in green in the booklet have been added or updated.
- Session 1: June 15 – July 2
- Session 2: July 6 – July 23
- Camp Invention: July 27- July 31
- Session 3: August 3 – August 14
June & July Sessions are three weeks each, Monday-Thursday. Please note that Session 3 is two weeks, 5 days each, Monday-Friday.
Camp Invention - Where Big Ideas Become the Next Big Thing - is coming to Merton Intermediate School July 27-31, 2015.
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, we are pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun. For more information including registration, please see the full page flyer or contact Director Mary Iwanski. Register on or before March 20, 2015 to receive $25 off the base price.
2015-2016 School Supply Lists
For those of you who LOVE to shop for school supplies, next year’s school supply lists are now posted on our website. Click here to view the lists for 4K-8th grades.
School Pak information is also available for anyone wishing to order school supplies. Order by July 12th for home delivery (shipping charges apply), or free pick up on August 15th at the Courtyard in Brookfield. More information can be found on this page.
2015-2016 Kindergarten Enrollment Underway
If you missed our recent Parent Information Night...
The Merton Community School District is in the planning process for next year’s Early Childhood and Kindergarten classes. We are gathering information on children who will be NEW enrollees in the 2015-16 school year for 4K, 5K or Early Childhood. If you plan to enroll your child at Merton Primary next year for one of the above-mentioned programs please notify Melissa Smith in the Primary Office at 538-2227, at your earliest convenience. We would like to include your family on our mailing list for new enrollees. A letter of invitation will then be sent out in early 2015 for you to attend our annual Parent Information Night which will be held in late January.
If you have a neighbor who is new to our district, or know of a family who is planning to enroll at Merton next year, please share this information with them. (If your child is currently enrolled here at Merton you do not need to respond to this request. We are looking for information on NEW enrollees at this time.) Questions about enrollment for next year, please contact the Primary office at the number listed above.
This includes (but is not limited to):
- 2015 4K new enrollees
- 2015 5K new enrollees
- Families interested in open enrolling in Merton’s 4K or 5K programs
QUESTIONS?? Call the Primary School Office at: (262) 538-2227
Photos of District Events
|Last Updated: 6/8/15|