Mac El Weekly News
September 30, 2022
Message from the Principal
This week was a great start to the second marking period, which tends to be one of the busiest! We had after-school remediation, the Be See Be Heard convocation, and walked a mile to raise money for United Way! It was a little too cold to walk outside and there was concern that some kids didn't have appropriate jackets/pants, etc. We played music and they had fun walking and dancing. Some even said let's do this every week!
As it is getting a little bit cooler, please remind your student to wear their jackets, hats, and gloves They will still be going outside for recess. Also, this a reminder that Monday they will be allowed to wear costumes to school, see more info below.
Walk a Mile Fun!
Mark your Calendar!
- Oct. 31 - Halloween Dress-up Day
- Nov. 6 - Daylight Savings (turn your clock back 1 hr.)
- Nov. 7 - 11 - Food Drive
- Nov. 10 - Passport to Literacy - Family Fun Night 4:30 - 6:00 pm
- Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day Program (2nd & 3rd grade)- see schedule below
- Nov. 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break
Halloween Dress up Day
On Monday, students may wear costumes to school. Costumes should be school appropriate, with NO weapons, gore, too scary, or full face coverings. In the afternoon, students will get to parade through the school to show their costumes to other students. Any student without a costume can still participate...they are just dressed as "an elementary student."
Passport to Literacy Family Night
Passport to Literacy is a Family Fun night to promote literacy. Come as a family and get your "passport stamped" as you attend different stations. Students have a chance to win books and other small prizes, as well as be entered into a drawing for one large prize per grade level as well. We look forward to seeing you on this fun night!
PTO Events and Information
PTO provides a great opportunity to be involved in your child's school planning and volunteering for events for students and staff. We recently sponsored the Scholastic Book Fair and as a result, were able to donate books to our library and classrooms for students. We are currently planning events and fundraisers. If you are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The more volunteers we have, the more events we can plan.
After School Remediation
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Dates: 10/31, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, (NO ASR on 11/21), 11/28, 11/30
Thank you to PTO for providing snacks for our students during remediation!
When calling in your student's absence, please give the reason they are absent. As attendance is required by the state, it needs to be documented. Also, after five (5) absences by a call-in, a doctor's note is required for a future absence to be excused. Thank you for your efforts to get your student to school, as good attendance is vital to student success.
We had our Be Seen & Heard Body Safety program for 2nd through 5th grade. Our presenter talked with each grade level about safe touches and unsafe touches and to make sure to tell a trusted adult if someone makes us feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Classes then reviewed who their trusted adults are as what are some empowering statements they can use if someone threatenes them not to tell their trusted adult when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
Veteran's Day Progam
Our 2nd and 3rd-grade students will be presenting a Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11, 2022. The performances will be in the High School Auditorium. Guests should park in the back of the high school to enter Door 14N. The program will be about 30 minutes long. The Veterans Day Programs will be live-streamed.
9:30 a.m. 3rd Grade: Brown, Reeser, Piercy
2nd Grade: Rush, Driver, Nantroup
Livestream Link: Program #1-https://youtu.be/IjIbuwl9_Kc
1:00 p.m. 3rd Grade: Bunnell,Grant, Lorenz
2nd Grade: Ward, Rich, Novinger
Livestream Link: Program #2-https://youtu.be/jjO3Gc7iglc
We will have a dress rehearsal on November 10. The students will practice in the auditorium with their teachers present. Morning group practice: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Afternoon group practice: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m..
Third-grade afternoon classes will be offered a school sack lunch rather than the regular tray on both days to accommodate our practice and performance times and the lunch schedule.
On the day of the performance, students should wear red, white, and blue. Solid-colored t-shirts and jeans (no holes) are best looking on stage. Dress clothes in red, white, and blue are also acceptable. Clothing imprinted with American flags or the words USA, etc. is also fine. Please NO hats (we want to see their faces!) or any items specific to a political party/candidate (we are honoring our country’s Veterans).
We will be walking from Mac El over to the auditorium, so make sure your student is dressed for the weather for both November 10th and November 11th.
Art to Remember (3rd & 5th grade)
Don’t Miss Out! Now is the time to place your order for custom keepsake products featuring your child’s artwork. These items make great gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and any other important person in your child’s life. The deadline to order is November 4. Order forms were sent home with your child this week.
Maconaquah High School FFA
BRAVES OF THE WEEK
2nd grade: Cole Horoho
Cole has been such a positive friend in our classroom this year. He always has a smile on his face and is ready to give a hug. Cole has been working hard in math and improving his reading skills.
3rd Grade: Graysen Couch
Graysen is a very sweet young boy. He has been working so hard in class. We just introduced multiplication and he is a rockstar at it. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to his peers and the adults around him. He walks into school every day with a smile on his face. I can always count on him to make me smile.
4th grade: Kyndale Acuna
Kyndale is a great student. She works hard at everything she does. Her classmates all feel that she is a good friend, who will let anyone play with her. She has a great sense of humor. She is a great help in the classroom and often can be found picking trash up off the floor or erasing the board. We love having Kyndale as part of our class!
Lexi (Alexa) Beahy
Lexi Beachy is an amazing learner who enjoys school. Lexi exhibits a positive attitude in the classroom. She strives to reach her full potential, is committed to doing her best, and she seeks new challenges. She follows classroom rules, conducts herself with maturity, and remains focused on the activity at hand. She has the cutest giggle too. Lexi is a great role model in our classroom.
Please be aware of your child's lunch account. Students are not permitted to charge more than $10. If they owe that, they will be given an alternative lunch or breakfast. Notices are sent by email and written notes. Please contact Mrs. Hughes if you have any questions about your student's account. (765-689-9131 x. 3007)
Breakfast - $1.50
Lunch - $2.75
Extra milk - $.50
Breakfast - $.30
Lunch - $.40
Extra milk - $.50
Menus are available on the school website. Please be sure to plan accordingly and keep student meal accounts current. Thank you!
In the morning, students will need to bring their ID to get breakfast. This will help them get through the line more quickly and be able to start their day on time. If your child has lost their ID, they can go to the office and get a replacement for $5.
Threat and Bullying Reporting Information
Below is the link to the Threat and Bullying Report Form. This form is also accessible on the Maconaquah School Corporation Website under Safe School Zone.