Marseilles Elementary Newsletter

March 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, March 28th- 2nd Graders Start Swim (2nd grade families will have the schedule communicated from classroom teacher)
  • Tuesday, March 29th- 2:25pm Early Dismissal
  • Tuesday, March 29th- Washington DC Meeting for current 7th grade families
  • Tuesday, April 5th- 2:25pm Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, April 7th- Track Meet w/MVK @ Seneca @m4:30pm
  • Monday, April 11th-Wednesday, April 13th- Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) for 5th & 8th grade students
  • Tuesday, April 12th- 2:25pm Early Dismissal
  • Wednesday, April 13th- Track Meet @ Woodland @ 4:30pm
  • Thursday, April 14th- 11:30am Dismissal (School Improvement)
  • Friday, April 15th- No School (Good Friday)
  • Monday, April 18th- No School
  • Tuesday, April 19th- 2:25pm Early Dismissal
  • Wednesday, April 20th- STEAM Gala

Vision and Screening Notification

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

TITLE 77 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

SECTION 685.110 and 675.110

Section 685.110(d) requires screening programs to inform parents/guardians PRIOR TO SCREENING and IN WRITING that vision screening will be conducted and that screening is not a substitute for a full vision assessment. The following language must be included in the notice:

“Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision examination by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo the vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.”

This notice is NOT a “consent” to screen and it must clearly inform parents that unless there is a vision examination report from a doctor in the child’s file, the screening (at mandated age and grade levels) will be done.

Notification can be done through a school web-site, school handbook, a newsletter, the school calendar, a separate notice, etc.

Section 675.110 requires screening programs to inform parents/guardians PRIOR TO SCREENING and IN WRITING that vision screening will be conducted and that screening is not a substitute for a full vision assessment. The following language must be included in the notice

Hearing screening services shall be provided annually for all school age children who are in grades K (kindergarten), 1, 2, and 3; are in any special education class; have been referred by a teacher; or are transfer students. These screening services shall be provided in all public, private, and parochial schools. Hearing screening is recommended in grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

This notice is NOT a “consent” to screen and it must clearly inform parents that unless there is a hearing examination report from a doctor in the child’s file, the screening (at mandated age and grade levels) will be done.

Changes to Breakfast and Morning Bus Routes

As a reminder, we are no longer sending breakfasts home for students. Beginning yesterday, March 28th, students now have the opportunity to go to the cafeteria for breakfast. Times are listed below:


8:00am- First bussers will arrive in the building and all students will head to the cafeteria. At 8:10, those who are done eating may go to class.

8:10am- Walkers and car riders will enter the building. Those who need breakfast will go to the cafeteria; others will go to class.

8:25am- 2nd bussers will arrive and those who need breakfast will head to the cafeteria. Those who do not need to eat will report right to class.


This will alter a couple of the pick up times for busses. Blue, Green, Purple and Orange busses will all move up their pick up times by 10 minutes. For example, if your pick up time is currently 8:17am, please be at your bus stop at 8:07am starting on Monday, March 28.

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year Is Open!

Registration is open for next school year! You will need to log in to Teacherease to register. We will be raffling off a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky family who has registered by April 1st!

Contact the office with any questions at 815-795-2428.
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2022-2023 Washington DC Trip for 8th Grade Students Meeting TONIGHT!

Attention all current 7th graders! Want to go to Washington DC?! Join us for the informational parent night on Tuesday, March 29th at 5:00pm! More information on flyer below!
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Update on Masking in Schools

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Foster Grandparent Program

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our Foster Grandparent Program, check out the flier below for more information. If you still have additional questions or want more information, please contact the Program Director, Brandi Newell at (815) 625-7830 ext. 610 or bnewell@TCOChelps.org.

YMCA Still Has Space for Students After School at MES!

Great News...we still have space for students in the after school program held here at MES! If you are in need of after school care, please see below for more information. Additional questions or more information can be found by contacting Guylene Strange at the Ottawa YMCA (information below).


Times: Monday-Friday After School-5:30pm

Where Held at: Marseilles Elementary School (library)

Snacks will be provided

Registration Fees: $35 per child

Weekly and Daily rates will apply

Weekly attendance must be done the Friday before attending


For more information out scholarships or the program in general, please reach out to Guylene Strange @ the YMCA 815-433-2395 or guylenestrange@ottawaymca.org.

Lunch Menu for March/April

Here is a look at the lunch menu along with the the link for the entire month and all months.


https://www.mes150.org/apps/food_menu/index.

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Consent for COVID Testing Form

Please click on the link below to complete the form. If you have already returned a signed copy, we do have it on file, but you are welcome to still complete the form.


https://www.mes150.org/apps/form/form.MARE.sUr3ClT.1eG

COVID Informational Letters

This year, we will not be communicating out information for each individual that tests positive at MES. You can, however, use the link below to access the information on the website. You may also access this information by going to mes150.org and clicking on Our School and then Health and Wellness.

COVID Updates

With COVID guidance changing, we have recently moved to masks recommended. We respect the conversations and decisions made at home to do what is best for you and your family.


We still have tests here at the school, should you or anyone in the family experience any symptoms and want to be tested. COVID symptoms have not changed, but each individual will be looked at on a case by case basis. You may contact our school nurse or the local health department with any questions.


Symptoms include:


  • Fever (100.4°F or higher),
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Body Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Taste and/or Smell
  • Runny Nose or Stuffy Nose
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Marseilles Elementary School

Attendance line: 815-795-8795.

Please indicate names of students and why they are out in your message.


Main office: 815-795-2428


Email addresses (with link) can be found on the district website.


Please make sure you visit the MES website (https://mes150.org) for the most up-to-date information. Newsletters will be sent to you through TeacherEase as well as posted on the website. If you have not yet liked our Facebook page, check it out- Marseilles Elementary School District #150. Information is shared here as well as communicated through Class Dojo.