Fourth Grade Feature

April 2019

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30th Anniversary Open House

Did you know May Watts is turning 30 this year? Save the date for our May 1, 2019 open house. Full details here. In the three weeks leading up to the 30th anniversary, we are also celebrating #TBT where students are encourged to dress in the fashions of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Full details and schedule here.

Willowbrook Field Trip

Our field trip to Willowbrook Wildlife Center has been canceled due to the weather. We are working to reschedule the field trip and will update you when we have news to share.

Race to Willowbrook

Fourth grade is gathering donations for Willowbrook Wildlife Center. The class who brings in the most items will get an extra 20 minutes of recess. Click here for items and more details.

Wolverine Theatre Company performance

The Wolverine Theatre Company's performance of "May Watts A Woman, An Enviormentalist, A Legacy." First through fifth graders will perform. May 1, 2019 7:30 p.m. in the gym.

This performance contains honest discussion about environment, conservation and the impacts of gentrification.

2018-2019 registration

Registration packets went home with students Monday, April 22. The most important part of this process will be verification of residency. In order to register at May Watts you must have a current signed lease on file with 2 additional proofs of residency showing your current address. You must reside within the boundary for May Watts School to register. Some of you have already received notification that your child’s information is not current. The district will be hiring a 3rd party to run verification checks on residency on March 1. If we do not have your current information on file, you will not pass the residency check and this may affect your ability to register your child for the upcoming school year. Please help us — get your current residency in to the office as soon as you update your lease. This also applies to any leases that will expire over the spring and summer months as well. If we do not have it, your child will not be able to return to May Watts for next year.

Student illness guidelines

Our goal is to promote a community of health and wellness at May Watts Elementary School. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you again of the district guidelines, based on best practice standards, which are in place to maximize the health of our students and staff.

If your child is running a fever of one hundred (100) degrees or greater, please keep your child at home until the temperature has been less than one hundred (100) degrees for twenty-four (24) hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications.

If your child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, please keep your child at home until these concerns have been resolved for twenty-four (24) hours, and your child is tolerating food.

Colds and respiratory viruses are common during the school year. If your child is coughing continuously or has green-colored nasal secretions, you may wish to consult with your medical provider and follow his/her directions.

If your child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as strep throat, measles, chicken pox, or pertussis, please notify the school as soon as possible.

As a reminder, frequent hand washing with soap and water is the primary way to prevent the spread of illness.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to promote a healthy, happy school environment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rhonda Parks, RN, at 630 428-6705.

Coming up


  • Please send your son or daughter to school with a water bottle and a healthy snack. Click here for details.
  • If your child will be absent from school or leaving early, please contact the office directly.
  • If, for any reason, there is a change in your child's dismissal procedure, please be sure that you send your child's teacher a written notice of the change. This will help us to be sure we follow the correct dismissal procedures.

This Month's Academics

  • ELA: Students will begin reading "Gregor the Overlander" and exploring what portals are and how they are used in literature.
  • Math: Students are continuing to Zearn Module 6.
  • Accelerated Math: Students will continue the AM curriculum.
  • Word Study: Students will continue IPSD Word Study program. You can download each week's word list on the word study page. Please practice these words at home as well as reviewing the weekly homophones and homographs..
  • Science: Students will start the Physical Science unit.
  • Social Studies: Students will study the southweast region of the U.S.