The Falcon Flyer
MES Takes the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Challenge
During the month of February, students will participate in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Research Hospital.
Parents sign the permission slip by Friday, February 5th so that your child can participate.
Students receive workbooks next week and have 2 weeks to DO THE MATH!
Get donations from friends and family for doing the work.
Bring the money to school on February 24th to donate to St. Jude Hospital.
Help our school support this worthy cause and have FUN doing Math at the same time.
MES has raised over $8,000 the past 2 years for this very worthy cause of helping fund research to cure childhood cancer. Please join us as we continue this tradition of service to others.
MES Artists and the District 2 Art Show
Fifteen MES artists have artwork displayed at the Chapman Cultural Center for the District 2 Art Show. These students were recognized on January 19th with a reception for family, teachers and administrators. The district show will be on display until February 20th.
Congratulations to the following MES Artists ...
Riley Fuller, A'Anah Parris, Jada Flynn, D'Asia Hamilton, Brayden McDowell, Carsyn Bush, Taylor Scruggs, Taylor Wampler, Melony Barrera, Karsen Blackwell, Faith Horne, Harley Hannigan, Abby Smart, Aaron Sprouse, and Wyatt Thoms.
2016-2017 Registration for 4K and 5K
Thursday, March 3, 2016
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Fliers will be coming home soon with all students announcing District 2 4K-5K Registration. If you have a child who will be entering 4K or 5K in the fall, please plan to attend. All children registering will need to have the following items in order to register:
- Birth Certificate
- Current Proof of Residence
- Current Residence Affidavit
- SC Certificate of Immunization
Additional information can be found on the flyer. Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding registration.
Congratulations to Our January Terrific Kids!
Congratulations to our January Terrific Kids ...
Abigail Smart, Paisley Thrift, Dinah Keit, John Michael Owensby, Olyvia Stowell, TJ Rudisill, Hogan Benson, Brayden McDowell, Hayden Roberts, Riley Fuller, Greyson Reynolds, Grace Hickok, Lynn Hensley, Aelainea Parris-Pryor, and Landon Peterson,
Please join us for Donuts for Dads
Thursday, February 25th ... 4K - 2nd grade ... 7:00am - 7:30am
Friday, February 26th ... 3rd - 5th grade ... 7:00am - 7:30am
MES Artists on Display at Westgate Mall
MES is proud to partner with Westgate Mall for their Community Art Showcase. The showcase is located at the mall entrance near Dillard's and will run from February 2nd - February 28th.
We are so proud of the following students who have artwork displayed at Westgate ...
Zachary Howard, Isabella Barber, Marissa Vaughn, Rebecca Scruggs, Emily Melton, Mackenzie Bridges, Kayla Cash, Ashley Evans, Abby Fogle, Jake Giles, Reagan Crain, Melony Barrera, Bryson Sprinkle, Hogan Benson, Aubrey Daniel, Anna Difort, Jeffrey Slattery, Aaliyah Hudson, Grace Hickok, Tucker Tolleson, Claire Cash, Autumn Sprouse, Anslie Middleton, Daisy Barrs, Faith Smith, Noah Henderson, Marcus Linder, Aaron Sprouse, Audrey Duncan, Maddie Handy, Brianna Roland.
Piedmont Regional Science Fair - February 24th
What an incredible Science Fair we had this year!! Over sixty students in kindergarten through fifth grade participated. 1st - 5th grade students who placed first and second in their category qualified to enter their project in the Regional Science Fair hosted by USC Upstate.
The Science Fair will be open to the public on Thursday, February 25th from 9:30am-7:00pm and again on Friday, February 26th from 9:30am-3:00pm.
Congratulations to all of our Regional Science Fair participants. GOOD LUKC!!
2015-2016 MES Yearbook
Raise a Responsible Student Who Takes School Seriously
One of your child’s biggest responsibilities is being a good student. Doing well in school is a key to enjoying life! It’s hard to imagine paying bills without knowing math, for example, or voting in an election without understanding history.
In order to be effective students, kids must take the job seriously—and that requires parents’ support. It’s important to:
- Make learning a priority. Explore the world with your child. Visit the library, try new foods and take nature walks. Play games (such as Monopoly) to build important skills. Show your child that learning is fun.
- Encourage perseverance. Kids need parents’ encouragement to keep trying when homework and other tasks are tough. When your child is tempted to give up, provide guidance and a positive outlook. “Let’s review the instructions again. I know you can do this!” Compliment effort and progress.
- Enforce routines. Children need help creating and sticking with routines that lead to success, such as going to bed, waking up, reading and studying at the same times each day.
- Wonder together. Instead of providing answers, let your child take charge sometimes. If he asks you, “Who was the second president?” show him how to find the answer. Use it as an opportunity to learn about other things, too. “I wonder who the second vice president was. Let’s go online and see if we can find out.”
Reprinted with permission from the February 2016 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2016 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.
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KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW ...
National School Counselor Appreciation Week
Tuesday, February 2nd - St. Jude Math-a-Thon begins
Wednesday, February 3rd - 4th grade Link Up Concert at Converse College
Thursday, February 4th - Healthy Smiles Dental Screening (4K, 5K, 1st, 3rd, 5th)
Friday, February 5th - Favorite Team Colors Day
Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Monday, February 8th - Terrific Kid (8:00am)
Tuesday, February 9th - District 2 Board Meeting (7:00pm)
Friday, February 12th - Class Valentine Parties (1:15pm)
Monday February 15th - Regular School Day for Students (make-up day for Jan. 22nd)
Tuesday, February 16th - Interim Reports issued
Thursday, February 18th - Fire Drill
Wednesday, February 24th - Math-a-Thon money due
Thursday, February 25th - Donuts for Dads ... 4K - 2nd Grade
Friday, February 26th - Donuts for Dads ... 3rd - 5th Grades
Friday, February 26th - Hat Day