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Latest News for Watson Elementary

Parent Cafe Information

The first Parent Cafe, in collaboration with Stark County Family Court, will be held Tuesday, December 10th from Noon -2pm at the Early Childhood Resource Center 1718 Cleveland Ave. N.W.  The Cafe theme is: “Being Resilient When Life Gives You Lemons.” The Parent Cafe offers a unique opportunity for parents to come together and learn from and support each other in a relaxing, comfortable and empowering atmosphere.  Childcare is available.  Lunch will be served.  Click here for a flyer and to RSVP.

Gymnastics Clinic Information

The Perry High School Gymnastics team would love for you to join us for a fun-filled day of gymnastics. Each child will have time to try all four events (floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault) and receive instruction on basic skills from the Perry gymnasts and coaches.  The fee is $25 for any child from Kindergarten to Sixth grade on December 8th from 1PM-3PM at Diva Gymnastics Academy located at 5053 Southway Street NW Canton, OH 44706.  Click here for the registration form.

District Announces Bond Issue for March 2020 Ballot

The Perry Local School District announced at the November Board of Education Meeting its plan for a bond issue on the March 17, 2020, ballot. The bond will address the district’s aging elementary, middle and high school buildings. The bond issue, if passed, will fund phase 1 of the project which will construct four new elementary schools.  This phase is part of the White Option (click here) for the Building Advisory Committee worked through as options.  Through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), Perry Local would receive an additional $80 million to construct a new middle school and to renovate Perry High School. This second phase would come at no additional cost to the community. The Perry Local School District decided to move forward with this new facilities plan because of its eligibility to receive state-contributed funds. The plan was based on recommendations from the Building Advisory Committee, which met 12 times to discuss the issue, as well as input from the community. The district held four focus groups and received more than 1,300 online survey responses.

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Edison Pancake Breakfast, Nov. 23rd

Please join us for Edison’s 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00-10:00am in the Edison cafeteria. This is a free breakfast for all. Donations are welcome and will go to our CARE Team which provides food, clothing, and holiday help for our families. Our staff will be cooking and serving and we hope to see you there!

Boosterthon Fun Run

Parents,

Our Watson Fun Run kicked off with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the fundraising experts at Booster to power our two-week Watson Fun Run program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more FUN. Our Fun Run includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event that focuses on character while helping our school raise much-needed funds.

This year, our entire school is raising funds for Watson UNITE  Community Programs. Our goal is to raise 11,000 and we need YOUR help!

Here’s how you can support Watson Elementary School:

  • Register your student on funrun.com by searching “Watson Elementary Once you do, your student will receive a FREE GIFT just for being registered. Then, use funrun.com to log pledges for your child.
  • Reach out to sponsors. Every student’s goal is to connect with 10 sponsors, and with funrun.com’s smart sharing tools, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star Video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. As you gather pledges, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.
  • Ask your child about the MindSpark: Wild West Character Lesson of the Day! This year’s theme combines S.T.E.A.M. skills with character-building. In this thrilling Sci-Fi-Western theme, your students and the MindSpark kids must compete in six “Character Duels” to rescue Dr. Shock. Along the way, they’ll learn about Honesty, Gratitude, Generosity, Kindness, and Humility. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your child on funrun.com.
  • Come to the Watson Fun Run on Thursday, November 21st! All students are included in the Fun Run/Event, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer!

Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Watson Fun Run! 

Sincerely,

Watson UNITE 

Parent Input Focus Group

Please join us for a Parent Input Focus Group on the future of Perry Schools facilities this Wednesday at 6:30pm. The community attendance has been fantastic and helpful in giving the Board of Education feedback on moving the District forward. In the event there is a large turnout, this focus group may be relocated to a larger venue.

Bahamas Water Relief Initiative

Perry Local Schools, lead by PHS Student Council has been taking on an initiative to bring clean water to the Bahamas.  The island has seen its water supply depleted by the damage done by Hurricane Dorian.  The District is assisting Bahama Native and area Pastor, Cedric Beckles in conjunction with other entities to deliver clean water to the people of the Bahamas.  Due to the high demand, a resource we take for granted day to day has come at a premium for the island especially in the immediate area.  The District has secured nearly 8,100 gallons of water from Sand Rock and over 400 additional empty containers have been donated.  There have been many other donations including the Major Sponsorship of Aqua Ohio.  Most of the expense lies in the logistics of getting the water to the island.  Please help us Friday Night in supporting this wonderful cause and bringing hope to the Bahama Islands.
PERRY-075 Bahamas Water Relief Flyer (use this one)