21 September 2016

School Pictures - Redo

September 21, 2016

Dear Merton Williams Families,

We are scheduling two more school picture days this coming week.  These picture days are due to a software update at School Pictures, Inc. that resulted in many picture files being deleted.  This affects most students.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Your child will have their picture retaken during their Spanish or French class.  Your child’s Spanish or French teacher can tell them if they will need a retake.  If your child is not in Spanish or French, they will have their retake during study hall or lunch. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please call Melissa Levato at 392-1000 x3097. 

Tracie Czebatol

School Picture Days
Tuesday, September 27th & Thursday, September 29th
School Pictures, Inc. will be here to retake your child’s picture.
If you’ve already paid for pictures, either online or via the picture order form envelope, you do not need to pay or fill out a form again.

16 September 2016

Welcome Mrs. Socola

Please join us in welcoming our new assistant principal, Mrs. Ashley Socola to our school! 

We wish Mr. LeGault all the best as he transitions to his new position as assistant principal at Hilton High School.  

Attention Parents & Guardians of 8th Graders


·         October 5th, Wednesday evening, 6pm, Room 105 @ Merton Williams
·         October 6th, Thursday morning, 7:30am, Room 105 @ Merton Williams

You must attend one session if you would like to be considered for chaperoning.

Sally Littlefield, Parent Chaperone Coordinator
(585) 392-1000 x.3114

14 September 2016

Welcome to Our New Staff Members

Open House - Wednesday, September 21st

On behalf of the Merton Williams staff, I’d like to invite you to attend our Open House on Wednesday, September 21st, from 6:30pm to 8:10pm.  I encourage you to arrive a little early so you have time to get a cup of coffee and find your first period class.

You will follow your child’s “J” day schedule and travel their day as they do during a regular school day.  Your child will be filling out their “J” day schedule during Social Studies class prior to Open House and bringing it home to you.  Please bring it along that evening.  Each period will last eight minutes, and you will have four minutes to make it to your next class.  Teachers will be presenting an overview of curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices as well as classroom policies and procedures. 

If you are unable to attend a class but would like the information the teacher handed out, I encourage you to email the teacher directly.  If your child has a study hall, you have the option of visiting our Counseling Office, Library, Gym or to grab a cup of coffee in the Small Cafe. 

Open House Schedule – Please follow the J Day Schedule
Room #
6:30 – 6:42 pm

6:46 – 6:54 pm

6:58 – 7:06 pm

7:10 – 7:18 pm

7:22 – 7:30 pm

7:34 – 7:42 pm

7:46 – 7:54 pm

7:58 – 8:06 pm

Open House is a great opportunity to demonstrate to your child that their education is a priority for you, and you want to be involved.  It is also a chance to learn more about what your child is doing every day.   I look forward to seeing you!

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Permission Slip for ALL Students

Please be on the lookout for a Field Trip permission form that will be coming home with your child in the next week or so.  This form will give permission for your child to attend any field trip during the 2016-17 school year (does not include DC or Quebec).  Please sign and ask your child to return it to his/her ELA teacher at your earliest convenience.  Thank you.  

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Deadline extended - SELFIE PROJECT

Hey Seventh and Eighth Graders!

Log in to this Google Classroom and turn in your best summer selfie!  

Turn in your best selfie from the summer. Don't have one? Take one before the due date and turn it in! 

*Photos will be on a slide show at school -be sure it is a photo you are comfortable sharing.

Class Code: lm4dtl

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07 September 2016

Annual Local Educational Agency (LEA) Title I Parent Meeting

Hilton Central School District’s
Annual Local Educational Agency (LEA) Title I Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location:  Merton Williams


The Annual Title I Parent Meeting is required by NCLB to review and to plan our Title I program with all stakeholders being invited to attend (parents, teachers, administrators, para-professionals, and students).  This meeting is held to inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I, Part A and to explain the requirements of this part, and the right of the parents to be involved.

Following is the agenda for the meeting: 
  • To share how we intend to spend the Title I funds for the 2016-17 school year.
  • To provide information on our designated Title I School for 2016-17.
  • To obtain signatures of each attendees indicating their awareness of our plans for Title I, Part A in 2016-17.
  • To share additional information on the Title II, Part A funds and the Title III LEP funds. 
You are being invited to attend this meeting because Merton Williams receives Title I funding.  Thank you.

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