Cub Connections

September 2021 Edition

Endeavor Elementary School

OUR MISSION

Creating effective communicators, independent thinkers, and future leaders.

The Cub Connection

For those new to Endeavor, the Cub Connection is sent out monthly to keep you updated on what's happening at Endeavor. A link will be emailed to you. Simply click on the link and then you will be taken to this newsletter page.


If there is ever something you would like to see added here, please let us know.

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NO SCHOOL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

School will be closed as we recognize the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept 6th.

Progress Reports Came Home Thursday, Sept 2nd

Parents,


Progress reports came home today. Pre-K students do not receive progress reports until the end of the quarter.


In addition to the progress report, parents will receive a report of how your child did on our recent benchmark testing.


Students in grades K-3 will receive the mClass Home Connect report and the i-Ready report. These are our reading and math reports. Kindergarten also received a letter from your kindergarten teachers.


If a student has a consistent deficiency, as defined by the Alabama Literacy Act, then you also should have received this letter. Those who received these last year received a continuing letter, along with a copy of the reading plan for your child. Anyone who now falls under this category but did not last year, received a letter letting you know. We will be contacting you soon in order to develop a reading plan for your child. All of this can be overwhelming but it is now the law and in the end, we believe that this will help ensure your child is reading by the end of 3rd grade. More information can be found below under Literacy Act and the AL Family Guide.


Students in grades 4-5 received STAR Reading and Math reports along with their progress reports.


If you have any questions about any of these reports or would like a virtual conference to discuss these, please contact your child's teacher.

Parental Portal for Grades

5th grade parents should have received a letter today with your parent portal information.


Other parents will receive this information tomorrow (Friday).


Kindergarten parents and Pre-K students do not receive grades and therefore parents will not need this information.

Literacy Act - Parent Information

Please click on this link for important information from the Alabama State Dept. of Education

Picture Day is Sept 20, 2021

Picture Day is Sept 20th! These are our FALL individual pictures and are the ones we use in the yearbook. A make-up day has already been scheduled. Parents should receive your fall proofs prior to make-up day so that you can decide if you would like a re-take for your child's yearbook photo.


We have decided to change photographers this year and will be using Greg Machen Photography. We hope you are pleased with the outcome. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated.

Lunch Room News

The lunch menu is posted on the school website and on the Facebook page. However, currently we are experiencing supply issues and are having to make many last minute changes. We will post these on the Facebook page if we know in time. We apologize that we cannot be more consistent with this but the lunch room has been affected by COVID-19 like many other areas of our lives.

Endeavor COVID-19 Update

Parents,


I just want to say thank you for doing what we have asked of you to help slow the spread. We are wearing masks and distancing ourselves where and when we can. We are also excluding students who have been exposed. We realize that this is very hard on parents and students, however, I am happy to report that I believe it is working. So thank you all for doing your part and helping Endeavor stay healthy.


Currently, we have 19 active cases. This is down from our high, which was around 40 I believe. The chart changes daily but many of our students are getting well and returning to us. The number getting sick seems to have slowed down.


Nurse Paige and I are here to answer questions or help in any way. Just contact us!


Jenny McAlister, Principal

Endeavor Needs

Endeavor is currently looking for a computer lab aide. This job includes benefits through Madison County Schools and is a full time job. The hours are 7:15-2:45 daily with a 30 minute lunch break. Duties include working with classroom teachers to teach a weekly computer class to grades 3-5 and working with these upper grades in reading intervention. Training will be provided.


Interested applicants must apply on the state website which may be found by going to the mcssk12.org website and looking under employment. If you have questions about this position, please call. We need to fill this position ASAP.


Endeavor always needs parents who are willing to be substitute teachers. Sometimes our teachers and aides have to be out. When they are, we need people willing to step in so that our classes continue to learn. You can sign up to sub even if you want to work only a couple of days in the week. If you are interested in substituting, please contact Mrs. McAlister. jmcalister@mcssk12.org. The deadline for being added to the sub list is Sept 30th.

Stay in the KNOW about what is happening in Madison County Schools

If you are interested in watching board meetings online, you can use the following link to access the MCBOE YouTube Channel. All board meetings are streamed live. You can also see videos of previous board meetings. This is a great way to stay informed about district-level decisions that affect our school and your child's education.

MCSS Board of Education You Tube Channel

Contacts

As always, if you have questions, please email us:

Principal- jmcalister@mcssk12.org

Asst. Principal- jspann@mcssk12.org

Registrar- cdunham@mcssk12.org

Counselor- yfletcher@mcssk12.org

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Call 2-1-1 for Assistance

If you and your family need assistance during this difficult time, we will be happy to help you find that help.


Please begin by emailing us and letting us know your needs. We will get you in contact with those that can help.


Email Yolanda Fletcher, our School Counselor at: yfletcher@mcssk12.org


Email Dr. JT Spann, our Assistant Principal at: jspann@mcssk12.org


Email Jenny McAlister, our Principal at:

jmcalister@mcssk12.org