November 4, 2022 Vol. 3 Issue 51
Message from Ms. Masone
We have had a phenomenal week here at MSES. We started with Halloween on Monday. The morning began with an opportunity to learn about speed and velocity during our annual pumpkin drop, hosted by Mr. Pletsch. Later in the day we enjoyed a costume parade and treats in the classroom. We had lots of parents and awesome costumes this Halloweeen.
Thursday and Friday of this week we participated in Instructional Rounds. This experience allowed teachers to observe one another and celebrate the wonderful growth we are making in the area of engagement. This opportunity also allows us to determine areas of growth. Watch us bloom.
On Friday, November 11th, we will be celebrating Veterans Day at 10:00am with a patriotic program. This is a special day for MSES students to honor our local Veterans with a musical tribute. If you want to join this event, please arrive at MSES by 9:30am. Have your Identification ready when you check in at the office, so that our secretaries can print you a visitor badge.
As many of you know, we have adopted a new math curriculum, Eureka Math Squared. This program is developing wonderful mathematicians. The strategy focuses on Read, Draw, Write as their key phrase, and I have seen so much of this week. It is so exciting to see our students develop both a love and understanding of mathematics.
Again, MANIBOO was a smashing success.Thank you to the members of our phenomenal Parent Action Committee, PAC, for their MANIBOO vision. Our auction remains until November 6th at 8:00pm. Bid here.
Thank you for choosing MSES; I am honored to serve your family.
Our security guard, Tom Tryggastad
Reading to Day
From the District Health Office:
It is that time of year when multiple germs and viruses are spreading. Across the state of Colorado, RSV is running rampant in general - most at risk are children 0-2 years of age. We are keeping our eyes open for COVID, flu, Hand Foot & Mouth disease, as well as RSV.
Some of our younger population are presenting with fevers at school and others are not. If you have any concerns, please keep your little ones home if they don't feel well.
Encourage hand washing, covering coughs/sneezes, and feel free to mask if you choose!
Thank you for helping us stay healthy!
Halloween Picture Gallery
- Nov 9: Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay for students)
- Nov 11: Veterans Day Celebration, 10:00am
- Nov 16: Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay for students)
- Nov 16: MSES Literacy Night, 5:30pm - 7pm
- Nov 17-28: MSES SpiritWear Online Store (link will be sent out on Nov 17!)
- Nov 18: Fitness Friday! 7:30am - 8am
- Nov 21-25: Fall Break - No School
- Dec 2: K-2nd Grade Family Connection Movie Night @ MSES
- Dec 7: Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay for students)
- Dec 16: Fitness Friday! 7:30am - 8am
- Dec 19 - Jan 4: Winter Break - No School
Ask Your Experts!
Thank you for your support with our multiple celebrations this week. We are excited to continue our classroom explorations discussing native americans and the indigenous Ute tribes, families, feelings and fall.
Ask your child to teach you our feelings song to “If you’re happy and you know it”
If you’re happy and you know it-give a smile
If you’re excited and you know it- shout hooray
If you’re tense and you know it- take a deep breath
If you’re lonely and you know it- ask a friend
Learning Highlights this Week
Dia de los Muertos celebrations
Families celebrating Halloween with us!
Morning costume parade around the school
Afternoon parade with the whole school
Watching the pumpkin drop with the morning class
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubble
Wally sharing the feelings of sad and lonely
After Thanksgiving break the students will be rotating to their next science unit with one of the other fifth grade teachers! We are so excited to get to know more students!
Dear Mustang Families,
No first grade lessons this week, check back next week!
In 2nd grade your child learned that people can have different feelings in the same situation because of their experiences. Ask your child for an example of something that people can have different feelings about. Talk about the reasons people might have different feelings about it.
In 3rd grade your child learned how, when, and where to take a break in different situations as a way to manage a strong emotion. Discuss where and how your child can take a break at home. Then ask your child how they could take a break in place, for example, in the car or at the grocery store.
4th graders started their KidPower training last Friday! They had their second session this Friday and will have their final session on November 18th. Kidpower offers comprehensive safety education programs where young people learn simple, effective “People Safety” skills. “People Safety” refers to people being emotionally and physically safe, both with themselves and others. Instead of using fear to teach children about safety, Kidpower makes it fun to learn how to be safe. Parents, you are welcome to join us for our final KidPower session! Please email your child's classroom teacher or me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Use the QR code for more information about KidPower!
In 5th grade we finished up our bullying prevention unit by talking about cyber bullying. Students learned how to recognize and identify different ways of cyberbullying. They learned that cyberbullying can be even more harmful than other types of bullying and can demonstrate ways to support and/or stand up for a person being cyber bullied. Next up we will be diving into our Empathy and Kindness Unit!
Ashley Root, MA, LPCC
MSES School Counselor
Yearbook Order Forms:
Literacy Night: November 16
Box Top Digital Earnings:
Box Top funds are used to support your students by helping with classroom supply purchases, classroom celebrations, games and outdoor activities, and more. Download the app today and start scanning your grocery receipts to help us keep learning fun at MSES!
In Our District:
Manitou Springs Elementary School
Maria Masone, Principal
Jennifer Sueppel, Assistant Principal
Location: 110 Pawnee Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO, USA