The Timberwolf Times

Manchester Park Elementary

ONE...Team, Vision, and Goal

3/1/2019

MP Daddy/Daughter Dance 2019

Wow! The daddy/daughter dance was outstanding! Thank you to the daddy/daughter dance committee and our PTO for putting together such a wonderful event for our girls of Manchester Park. I am sure that it is something that they will remember for years to come!
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Olathe School District Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Vikram N. for representing Manchester Park in the district spelling bee this last week! He did a F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C job!!!

2018-2019 MP Yearbooks

The on-line site closed Friday, February 15th and yearbooks can no longer be purchased through Jostens. On Thursday, May 16th from 8:00-8:20, any extra yearbooks will be offered for sale (first come, first served) for $22.00. This will be cash only.

Manchester Park Kindness Video

I came across this video that we did last year when I was looking for something else and it is just too awesome to share again! Enjoy! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7eylYYuNiE

Shoutouts!

With the ice and snow, our custodians have been putting in a lot of extra hours in the cold to make sure that the school is safe for our children. This is a difficult task with the changing temperatures! Please take a moment and thank Brian, Alicia, and Graciela for all of their hard work!

School Lunch Changes Due to Unexpected Days Off

Monday, March 4th lunch will be Friday, March 1st menu choices.

We will resume regular menu on Tuesday, March 5th.

Olathe School District Mental Health Series

Please see the attachment in regards to the next mental health seminar on April 2nd at PRT. The topic is "Suicide: The Ripple Effect".

Hungry for some pizza?

Please feel free to join us at Old Shawnee Pizza on Wednesday, March 6th from 5:00 - 8:00. Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Olathe North Cultural Fair

Please see the attached flyer regarding a great opportunity at Olathe North on March 7th!

Box Tops

Thank you for participating in the Box Tops contest for Manchester Park. By clipping, saving, and turning in the box tops...Manchester Park has earned $422.00!

Next Week's Calendar

Monday, March 4th - B Day

*Community Service Club 3:40

*STUCO General Meeting 3:40


Tuesday, March 5th - C Day

*Math Wings 3:40

*1st Grade Music Program 6:30 (Doors open at 6:00)


Wednesday, March 6th - D Day

*Spanish Club 3:40

*Chess Club 3:40


Thursday, March 7th- E Day

*4th and 5th grade special chorus 7:45


Friday, March 8th - A Day

*End of 3rd Quarter

Power Paw Winners

Johnny's Dining Out Certificate:

Allie (2GA), Thomas (KH), Nyles (3G), Mansha (4M), Claire (1B), Kendall (4M), Gabriella (3G), MJ (5P)


Mr. Bohon's Read Aloud:

Mrs. Lawrence's class thanks to Mikayla


Lunch with the Principal:

Isaiah D. (5P) and Parker (KF)

Upcoming Events

*March 11th - 15th - Spring Break

*March 18th - No School for Manchester Park students (PD Day for Teachers)

*March 19th - School Resumes

*March 22nd - 3rd quarter report cards sent home

*March 26th - District Site Council (OE)

*April 5th - Spring Pictures

Cellphone/Smart Watch Usage

Reminder

As more and more of our older students are using cellphones or have smart watches, we would like your assistance in making sure that they are used correctly while at school and on the bus. While at school, we ask that the cellphone is turned off and left in their backpack if you choose to have your child bring it to school. Smartwatches should be on silent mode and not be used during the day. Please note that if a cellphone/smartwatch is lost, we will do our best to help find it, but Manchester Park is not responsible for any cellphones/smartwatches brought to school. We would also recommend that all cell phones be kept in backpacks on the school bus until the child’s stop unless the bus driver says differently. Regular checks of the phone by parents and locking content would be helpful in making sure that the cellphone is safe for all. Thanks so much for your help!

Arrival Procedures

Reminder

For the safety of your children and all of the children at Manchester Park, please follow the procedures below for arrival:

  • While busses are on our property, please do not pull up and drop your children off in the main drive. This is unsafe as they are walking between the busses to get to our main doors. Please use the car line and we will be happy to assist your child.
  • If you need to come in, please park in a parking spot and walk with your children across the crosswalk.

Thank you for your assistance!

Nurse News

Reminder

The winter months are a great time to remind our school community of the measures we take to keep students healthy and prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

· We reinforce frequent hand washing with our students and coughing/sneezing into a tissue or their sleeve (not their hands).

· In addition, we request that you, as parents, join us in keeping our school healthy by keeping your child home when he/she is sick. For example,

o Students are to be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of a fever reducing medication before returning to school.

o Student with vomiting or diarrhea are to be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

o Students with blisters and/or honey-colored crusts should remain home until cleared by a doctor as non-infectious or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment is received.

o Students with purulent eye drainage may attend school once they have received treatment or clearance from a doctor stating non-infectious.

o Students with influenza should remain home (except for medical appointments and care) for 7 days after the first symptoms appear to insure complete recovery and avoid transmission to other students as recommended by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE).

o Symptoms of respiratory influenza may include – fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting or diarrhea.

We will continue to monitor the different illnesses that will be affecting our Manchester Park family. In order to minimize the spread of illnesses, please be sure to notify us if your child is experiencing any illness symptoms, diagnosed with any illness, especially if he/she is having any of the flu symptoms and/or is seen and diagnosed by his/her doctor as having “influenza”.

Thank you for reinforcing healthy habits with our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse at (913)-780-7540.

On another note, I would also like to share with you that I will be on a medical leave starting Monday, December 10th, 2018. I will be having surgery and the surgeon says that I have to take a 6 week recovery time. While I am gone, there will be two great substitute nurses doing a “job share” to take care of your children.

Wishing all of you a great healthy holiday season and I will see everyone again in 2019!!!

Nurse Bev

Absences

Reminder

If your child is out, please make sure to contact the office the morning of the absence. Sometimes, teachers might not be able to check their emails throughout the day and therefore it is not communicated with the office.

Parents often inquire about “assignments” for students before or during an absence. If a child has been absent due to illness, instruction on the objectives covered should exist prior to any assignments being completed independently at home. Therefore, it might not be possible for assignments to be sent home in advance of a scheduled absence. Students are allowed a minimum of the same number of days they are absent for illness to make up any missed assignments. Teachers will work with parents in special circumstances that require extended absences due to illness.

ID’s at the Main Entrance

Reminder

Due to district protocol, all visitors must present a photo ID to the camera at the front door. Whether you have been here multiple times over many years or new to our school family, please plan on having your ID out and ready to show the camera.

All visitors must sign in at the front office. This will be the same at arrival, throughout the day, or dismissal.

Thank you for keeping our children safe!

Lost and Found

Reminder

Brrr…There is no doubt that winter is here!

We are seeing more and more coats, hats, and gloves added to our "Lost and Found” that is located in the in the main hallway by 2nd grade. Please feel free to have your child check there if you think that you are missing something. We usually do two trips to Goodwill if items are not recovered: once towards the end of winter and at the end of the school year. Please help us by making sure that your child’s name is in the coat that they wear to school so that we can get it back to the rightful owner.

Ways to stay "In the Know"

**Read the school wide emails like this and any classroom news from the teacher

**Subscribe to the PTO website: https://manchesterparkpto.membershiptoolkit.com/

**Follow the PTO on Facebook and myself on twitter @MP_Principal.

**Download the Olathe Schools App