MWES Weekly News

May 9- May 13

A Message from Ms. Colon

Dear Mary Williams' Families:

Thank you so much for all your kind gestures and appreciation shown to our teachers. We are so thankful to be part of your children's education. Knowing you value and support our work means a lot.

This past week we had many events, field trips, and an amazing Pep Rally. Our students are well prepared for the upcoming SOL's and PALS testing. We are confident they will demonstrate their knowledge and pass with flying colors.

This week we will be hosting an SCA painting fundraiser. This will be a great opportunity to connect with some of our families while having fun with your student.

Thank you again for your kindness and support during teacher appreciation week. I am proud to be part of a community who is willing to do whatever it takes to partner with our staff in making our school an amazing place to learn at.

Proud to be your leader,

Ms. Colon

Upcoming Events

Great things coming your way

PALS Assessment starts for students in grades K-3 all month

May 9- SOL's start

May 10- Painting Event @ 5-6:30 p.m.

May 25- Countdown to Kindergarten (for incoming students) 6-7 p.m.

Get Involved! Become Part of Our PTO

We are planning for next year. If you are interested in becoming part of out PTO we want to talk to you about it. Contact the school for more details.

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Message from Nurse Garrison

Head lice are very common in the school environment as children are in close contact with each other, which makes it easy for the lice to spread from one head to another.

We would like to provide some information on head lice and management.

What are the signs of an infestation?

* You may see black specs on the pillow, which is the waste product of the lice.

* Your child may start scratching its head, particularly behind the ears and around the nape of the neck. Irritation is usually a sign of a prolonged infestation. However, not everyone with head lice scratches.

* You may be able to see nits (empty egg cases) but this is not necessarily a sign of current infestation.

How to check hair?

1. The best way to check is by weekly detection combing on wet (towel dry) hair:

2. Divide the hair into sections. Work on one section at a time and use a fine toothed nit comb.

3. Place the comb at an angle as close to the scalp as possible and draw the comb slowly through the hair right to the ends. Wipe the comb on a tissue after each combing and inspect for lice.

4. Repeat until the whole head has been combed or until a live louse is found.

What to do if your child has head lice?

1. Don’t panic. Try to reassure your child, head lice are nothing to be ashamed about and are very common.

2. Check the hair of all family members and treat everyone who is infested at the same time.

3. Machine wash bed linens, blankets, clothes, towels, coats, hats, etc.

4. Vacuum all carpet, car sets, mattresses, floors…throw away vacuum bag.

5. Bag all stuffed animals or items that cannot be washed for 2 weeks.

6. Inform everyone who has been in close contact with your child during the last two weeks including the school.

Head lice?

Easy to cope with if we work together!

SOL Schedule

May 12- 4th grade reading

May 16- 3rd grade reading

May 17- 3rd grade reading

May 18-5th grade math

May 19- 4th grade social studies

May 23- 5th grade science

May 24- 3rd grade math

May 25- 3rd grade math

May 26-4th grade math

May 27-4th grade math

May 31-5th grade math

June 1- 5th grade math

Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for re-takes

June- Expedite Re-takes begin

*Students with accommodations may be scheduled to test at another time. Please contact your child's teacher for details*

*Please refrain from scheduling appointments on these days. Remember that every minute counts*