We had a blast at our March is Reading kick-off assembly today! Author, Kathy Diebold, read her beautiful book and the students were able to give the Competitive Cheer team a nice send off and good luck wishes! We played some fun games and announced the winner of the Johnathan Rand Fundraiser Challenge....SLIME the Principal! Over $1240 was raised to bring Johnathan Rand to our school! #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
3 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Assembly Collage
Elementary Families: March is Reading Month starts Friday! There has been a change to the schedule for March 1st due to the early dismissal. Our kick off assembly with Kathy Diebold will be at 10am now instead of 2pm. Also, please let us know if you can attend the Family Literacy Night on March 7th from 5:30-6:30 with cartoonist, Duane M. Abel. Either by returning the flyer from the March is Reading packet or email Jane O'Dell at odell@merrillschools.org with how many will be in attendance. It will be a fun event for all!
6 days ago, Jamie Hooten
March Madness
ZED Flyer
Our Johnathan Rand Fundraiser is going strong. Let's keep the momentum going! We have raised over $900 so far and are getting closer to reaching our goal of $1,500! Reminder: Students may pay $1 to wear pjs, wear a hat, vote for the Principal challenge, and have popcorn (Mon, Wed, Fri - for popcorn). #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
10 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Johnathan Rand Fundraiser
Johnathan Rand Fundraiser
Greetings, Book Blast adventurers! We are nearing the end of our book drive, but there’s still time to earn books on your Treasure Map booklist. Who helped their teacher earn free classroom supplies and books this week? Our first shopping spree winner is Mrs. Pildner's 1st grade class! Congratulations Mrs. Pildner! Don't lose momentum now! Register tonight and help your teacher!
10 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Book Blast poster
Congratulations to our final Treasure Chest winner - Anna Welke! The Book Blast is going strong as we approach these last few days of the event. It’s not too late to complete your Treasure Map, earn your 3 prizes, and help your child’s teacher earn a shopping spree to purchase books and supplies for the classroom! When 60% of the classroom students register and invite 10+ friends and family members, that teacher will earn a $100 shopping spree. If ALL the classroom students invite 10+ friends and family members, the teacher will earn a $200 shopping spree. Visit http://bookblast.booksarefun.com/MerrillES48637 to participate! #booksarefun #bookblast #bookblastadventures #giveliteracy #kids #read
12 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Treasure Winner
Save the Date! Preschool and Kindergarten Round-up will be Thursday, February 29th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Merrill Elementary. All future Preschool and Kindergarten students will receive a Vandal swag bag at round-up night! Please take a moment to fill out the pre-registration form: https://forms.gle/p5NCHkoTGrQ767C18
13 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Round Up Flyer
Round up flyer
Power up! Our 2nd & 3rd Book Blast Treasure Chest winners are Lucas O'Hare and Jozie Lawrence! Congratulations! Did you know that Book Blast contributions help ensure all our students receive books? After your student earns all 10 books from the book list, additional contributions help provide more books for all our students, classrooms, and the library. Your involvement makes a world of difference! #booksarefun #literacy #bookblastadventures #readingrules
13 days ago, Jamie Hooten
2 & 3 book blast winners
Checkpoint achieved! The 1st winner of the Book Blast Treasure Chest is Henry Ciszewski. Congratulations! Now, more treasure awaits ahead…. If you haven’t yet, register and enter contact info for 10+ people to support your adventurer’s home library and for the chance to unlock the next Treasure Chest. bookblast.booksarefun.com/MerrillES48637 #readingadventure #literacymatters #booksaretreasure #BooksAreFun
17 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Treasure Chest Winner
Wow - our Book Blast is off to a great start! Congratulations to Lilly Fink for winning our first drawing prize: the iPad! Our quest to level up our readers has never been so much fun! We’re blasting through our adventure to earn as many books as possible for our students. Register now and invite 10+ contacts to be entered into the drawings for our Treasure Chests! #booksarefun #bookraiser #bookblastadventures #ipad #treasure
17 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Ipad winner picture
Last Call for Pie Orders! Please place all orders by Tuesday 2/20/2024. Thank you for your support!
17 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Pie Fundraiser Flyter
Merrill Elementary Families - Don't miss out on the chance to win an iPad and other amazing prizes! (No purchase necessary, just simply register and invite 10 friends and family members) ATTENTION: We are giving away an iPad tomorrow! Act now! Simply invite 10+ friends and family members TONIGHT to support our Book Blast and your student will have a chance to win. Don't miss this golden opportunity! If you haven’t already, register here: http://bookblast.booksarefun.com/MerrillES48637 #bookblastadventures #literacymatters #booksarefun #bookblast @go.booksarefun
19 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Book Blast Flyer
Book Blast begins today! All you have to do is invite 10+ friends and family members to earn 3 awesome prizes and a chance to win one of four Treasure Chests or an iPad! Visit http://bookblast.booksarefun.com/MerrillES48637 and unlock treasure. It takes just 7 minutes TONIGHT. #BookBlast #UnlockTheTreasure. The first 60 to register and invite 10+ friends and family members will receive the 3 prizes the very next day! Any student who qualifies after that will still receive the 3 prizes after the event. #bookblastadventures #booksarefun #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
21 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Book Blast Prizes
Yesterday, our 4th grade students had a presentation on dairy cows through the Adopt-a-Cow program. The students learned how the cows are taken care of, what they eat, and they adopted a cow named, Nyla. They will be getting updated each month on Nyla's growth and incorporating it into their lessons. #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
20 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Adopt a cow program
Elementary students are 100 days smarter today! We had a blast celebrating our 100th day of school with fun activities and lots staff & students dressing up!
21 days ago, Jamie Hooten
100 days of school collage
🌍 Attention, Merrill Elementary adventurers! Our Book Blast event starts NEXT WEEK where we will set off in search of treasure to build our students' home libraries. Follow the steps on the Treasure Map coming home next week to embark on an epic quest to earn exciting prizes and books. 🗺️🌟 @go.booksarefun #bookblastadventures #bookblast #booksarefun #literacy
27 days ago, Jane O'Dell
Book Blast stock image
5th graders earned a board game day for meeting their goals on ExactPath!
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
5th grade playing games
5th grade playing games
5th grade playing games
Congratulations to the Kindergarten classes for winning the Silver Spoon this week by displaying positive PBIS characteristics in the cafeteria!
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
Kindergarten Class with Silver Spoon
Merrill Elementary Fundraiser - Help us bring Johnathon Rand to our school! Starting Monday Feb 5th, students can pay $1 to wear a hat, wear pajamas, have popcorn (Monday & Friday only) and back by popular demand - The Principal Challenge, with exciting new options: a chance to slime the principal, costumed karaoke performance by Barbie (aka Mrs. Zimmerman) or she will dye her hair Vandal Pride colors! *Fundraising will go through February or until our goal of $1,500 is met.
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
Johnathon Rand Flyer
🌍 Attention, Merrill Elementary Adventurers! Our Book Blast event starts Feb 13, where we will set off in search of treasure to build our students' home libraries. Follow the steps on the Treasure Map coming home soon to embark on an epic quest to earn exciting prizes and books. 🗺️🌟 @go.booksarefun #bookblastadventures #bookblast #booksarefun #literacy #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill **Watch for materials to come home with your child to build their home library!
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
Book blast flyer
Congratulations Merrill! After months of exercising more and eating healthier, their commitment to themselves and their school’s Step Up & BWell Team has earned them a place at the winner’s event! The students prize is a free night of celebration and fun! Students will be able to attend a Spirit Hockey Game featuring Red Wing Alumni! Thank you to Mrs. Lauren Robinson who has been an integral part of inspiring students to achieve personal wellness! See the flyer below if you would like to purchase tickets to join in the celebration!
about 2 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Step up and bwell
Spirit Flyer