The Falcon Flyer

February 2016

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!

Terrific Kids, sponsored by the Boiling Springs Kiwanis Club, is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

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

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase the 2015-2016 Mayo Elementary Yearbook for your child. Pre-sales will begin on Monday, February 8th and the cost is $20. Yearbooks will be in full color and will arrive in May. Order forms will come home with your student this week. Be sure to order yours before they are gone!

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.

Remind for MES Families

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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

Spirit Day

MES Spirit Day is every Friday. Students are encouraged to wear a school shirt or our school colors - red and black! We will also have "Hat Day" once a month. Students may pay $1 on these days to wear a hat of their choice during the day. What a great way to show our school spirit!