G.I.F.T. Homework Assistance Program

Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to argue with your child about getting their homework done every night? What about having some extra family time each night? Do we have a G.I.F.T. for YOU! What does gift stand for? G.I.F.T. is “Get It Finished Today.” Roosevelt, Mellette, and McKinley Elementary Schools and the Watertown Intermediate School will once again be offering the homework program, which is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown through the support of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.


G.I.F.T. will be available to 3rd thru 6th-grade students and will run from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The program is free of charge to all students and will begin on Tuesday, September 8th.

G.I.F.T. is a great opportunity for students who need more time to finish their homework and to motivate those students who need a little extra help. The G.I.F.T. room should not be viewed as punishment but as an opportunity to achieve. We expect the same behavior and responsibilities that are expected in the classroom. Students must come prepared to G.I.F.T. with an assignment and all supplies needed to get their work completed. Students will have the opportunity to read, take AR tests, and work on Success Maker if needed. The G.I.F.T. room is a supervised, self-guided environment for students to complete their assignments.

Any student who chooses to attend the G.I.F.T. program must have a signed permission slip from their parent/legal guardian. Permission forms are made available through the following links:

Watertown Intermediate School

McKinley Elementary School

Mellette Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School

If a teacher refers a student, the student will be given the permission slip upon arriving to the G.I.F.T. room, which should be signed and returned the next day.


Additionally, The Watertown Middle School is host to two homework assistance programs: Academic Assistance and Power Hour.

Academic Assistance (AA) is offered from 7:30am – 8:00am on regularly scheduled school days.

Power Hour is offered from 3:30pm – 4:30pm on regularly scheduled school days.

These programs are FREE, with a snack provided during Power Hour.

Sign up today!

Watertown Middle School