News and events
September 29th, 2023
Reminder- No School Monday October 2nd
October 2nd: No School - Staff Development
October 2nd, 5th, 10th: Fall Conferences
October 6th: Otter Fun Run! Last Day for Boosterthon fundraiser!
October 18th: No School, Staff Development
October 19th and 20th: No School, MEA
October 25th: Picture Retakes
October 26th: 5th Grade Field Trip
October 26th: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM, Childcare provided!
Fall Conferences Start Next Week
Fall conferences are a great way to connect with your student's teacher. These conferences are conveniently timed in early October to help foster the school-home connection. Conferences are October 2nd, 5th and 10th. Contact the office or your child's teacher if you are not yet signed up for a conference.
Otter Fun Run
FREE GIFT ALERT
Our students are having a blast during our Otter Fun Run fundraiser, and we’re on our way to reaching our goal of $17,000!
Did you know in our Otter Fun Run fundraiser we have EXCLUSIVE Dude Perfect collectible keychains?! When you register your student at MYBOOSTER.COM, they’ll get their keychain the very next day!
The best part? It’s a mystery which one you’ll get!
What are you waiting for! Register TODAY at MYBOOSTER.COM to get yours and learn how you could earn the entire collection along with other exclusive Dude Perfect prizes!
Otter Run Schedule
Families are invited to come cheer on your students during the Otter Run. Bring a lawn chair and join in on the fun! In the event of bad weather we will need to move our Otter Fun Run indoors. If this happens, families will not be able to join us due to indoor space limitations.
Outdoor Otter Fun Run Schedule
9:30 Grade K
10:10 Grade 2
10:50 Grade 1
12:30 Grade 3
1:20 Grade 5
2:00 Grade 4
Otter-wear Store This Week! Orders Due by 10/6!
PTO is providing 1 shirt for FREE foreach student. This shirt corresponds with the grade level color.
Plus, PTO is hosting the Otter Wear store! There adult and child sizes on both the Otter-Wear link and the Class T-shirt link below. Please order by October 6th!!
Parent Educator News
Below are the months of September and October Parent Press. The September newsletter talks about creating routines at home and October is all about responsibility and building your child's independence.
Pre-K to Grade 3 Parenting Educator
Pre-K to Grade 3 Webpage for additional parenting resources
Health Room Updates
Please send an extra pair of pants and underwear for your child just in case there is a bathroom accident. The health office also loves donations of gently used sweatpants and leggings sizes 5-10. We also appreciate new packs of underwear for boys and girls sizes 5-10.
The health office has free at home covid tests. Email Katie.Puchalla@ahschools.us and we can send them home with your child.
Wondering if your child is well enough to come to school? Please see the document linked below.
If your child goes to the doctor or dentist please request a doctors note and send it with your child for attendance purposes.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your child's education. Studies show that students whose parents stay involved in school have better behavior, get better grades, demonstrated better social skills and adapt better to school. Please see the graphic below for more information regarding becoming a volunteer at Mississippi Elementary. Please reach out to Jackie Cimenski with any questions or visit the district website.
Jackie Cimneski - Volunteer Service Coordinator