The Mustang Roundup

December Edition

Monthly Update

Oh, the weather outside is freezing!! As we approach winter and Christmas break, we are experiencing snow and cold weather! Please make sure your child is wearing weather appropriate shoes and clothing each day. Also, please make sure your child arrives at school with a coat and any other winter accessories they may need. If you need any assistance with winter clothing, please contact Mrs. Cole in the office.


Christmas Break


Christmas break will take place between December 26th-January 5th. We hope that you all enjoy time with your family and friends! Please make sure to continue reading with your child and complete any i-Ready lessons that you can.


We are so very thankful for our little community and school. We truly believe that we are blessed with the most amazing students and families and are lucky to serve our community. We deeply care for each one of our students and are eager to help support them on their way to educational success. Thank you for sharing your child with us and allowing us to make a difference in each one of their lives. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Snow Days

Snow, Snow, Snow!

If a snow day does present itself, we do our best to communicate this information with you as quickly as possible. Following the decision to close school for the day, the superintendent contacts local news stations to help inform our community. Each teacher is then notified through our school phone tree. Families of students who ride the bus will be notified by their bus driver. Students who either walk to school or get dropped off by a parent will be notified by their classroom teacher.

Christmas in Melba

Christmas in Melba will be on December 7th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. We are so excited to involve our school with the annual Melba Christmas Tree Lighting. Every family in our school will be provided with a small ornament to decorate and represent their family as being an important part of the Melba community. Don't forget to decorate your ornament and have it placed on the Melba Christmas Tree by the Legion Hall before 8:00pm. We are better together! Let's show our Melba spirit!
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Melba Elementary Christmas Program

We will be holding our annual Christmas Music Program this year! Mrs. Olsen and our students have been working hard to put this fun event together for you. Melba Elementary students will be presenting this program on Thursday, December 15th in the elementary gym. Mrs. Olsen will send home specific information about dress attire. Here are the call times and start times for each program. Please make sure you bring your child on time so we can get them in order and start each program on time. We cannot wait to see you there!



Kindergarten-Second Grade:


  • Call Time: 5:15pm
  • Time: 5:30pm


Third Grade-Fourth Grade:


  • Call Time: 6:15pm
  • Start Time: 6:30pm


Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade:


  • Call Time: 7:15pm
  • Start Time: 7:30pm

PTA Fundraising

We have a couple of fun and exciting fundraisers coming up for the holidays. Our wonderful PTA will be hosting the Christmas store and the Candy Cane Grams fundraiser. Please see below for specific details about those two events.


Candy Cane Grams

For the month of December, the PTA will be trading our monthly popcorn sale for a candy cane gram sale. Order forms will will be sent home on November 28th. They are due back on December 1st. The candy cane grams will be delivered to students on December 8th.


Christmas Store

Students will be provided with the opportunity to shop in our annual Christmas store for presents for their loved ones. Information regarding the Christmas store will be sent home with your child. Students will attend the store on December 12th-December 15th. The store will be open during the students' last recess. PTA members will be present to help students purchase their desired items. Thank you for the help with this fundraiser. The students absolutely love buying items for others!

Elf!

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Our amazing teachers and staff love to add to the holiday spirit! This year, we have teamed up to bring our students "Elf!" For the week of December 19th-22nd the entire school will be decorated to this fun and exciting theme. We are so excited to participate in this annual event and would like to invite our students to join us in the fun. Students are encouraged to join our staff and spread the spirit by participating in our ELF dress up days! The information is located below:

Monday- Dress to our theme Elf or wear yellow and green!

Tuesday- Christmas Socks!

Wednesday- Anything Christmas!

Thursday- Christmas PJ's Day!

Mustangs SHINE!

Last month we moved to the "I" in SHINE. The "I" stands for invest in yourself. Students focused on what investing in yourself means and what types of ways they can do this throughout the day. When students or classes were caught investing in themselves, they earned a star for their grade level. The winning grade level that had the most stars for November was second grade!! They earned themselves a hot cocoa party! Way to go!

November Mustangs of the Month

Each month, every teacher will be nominating a student that demonstrated the qualities of SHINE! Here are the students that were trying hard every day and investing in themselves for the month of November:

Kindergarten- Rocco O., Julian M., Rosa L.

First Grade- Isaias M., Callie C.

Second Grade-Eva M., Leslie L., Max O.

Third Grade- Ronan H., Emma D., Hesston K.

Fourth Grade- Alanys S., Jakobe W., Daley C.

Fifth Grade- Tyson B., Aylen M.

Sixth Grade-Bowen F., Madison M., Ashlynn F.

Music- Elliott C.

PE- Priseis M.

Congratulations to these students. For the month of December, we will move to "N" which stands for "Notices Others!"

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Melba Elementary School Loves Our Veterans!

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Thanksgiving Feasts!

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Melba Volleyball Presentation!

After winning the State Volleyball Championships, we were fortunate to have our very own Melba Mustangs come down to present to our first-grade students about teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work, and grit. Our students were so excited to learn all about the path it took to winning a state championship and the qualities it takes to represent our school and our community. Thank you Kendall, Tariah, and Emma for the amazing presentation and congratulations to our Melba Volleyball Team!
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Important Dates

November 28th-December 1st- Candy Cane Grams Sale

December 5th- i-Ready Winter Diagnostic

December 7th- Christmas in Melba

December 8th- Candy Gram Delivery

December 12th-15th- PTA Christmas Store

December 13th-Board Meeting 5pm

December 22nd- End of Second Quarter

December 22nd- Christmas/Birthday Parties

December 22nd- Hat Day

December 26th-January 5th Christmas Break