News and Notes from the Principal
McAllister Elementary School
Committed to Excellence and Success in All We Do!
Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.
Reaccreditation Parent Survey - We need your feedback!
In early April, representatives from AdvancED - the organization that oversees school and system accreditation - will be visiting Bryan County Schools as part of the re-accreditation process. During their visit, the team will make classroom observations, interview stakeholders, and review additional evidence. Survey responses are an important component of the "additional evidence".
We need ALL STAKEHOLDERS to complete surveys for AdvancED. All of the surveys are online. Our Technology Teacher will administer the surveys to students (Grades 3-5) next week during specials. I am asking parents to complete the Parent Climate and Culture Survey by next Friday, 10/19. The link to the survey is below. Our re-accreditation visits are important, and I encourage you to provide feedback through the survey. I can assure you that the feedback you provide will be reviewed.
Thank you in advance for taking part in the re-accreditation process by completing the Parent Survey!
Parent Climate & Culture Survey:
News and Notes from the Principal!
Happy Friday! We sure hope that you plan on joining us tonight at 6PM for our WonderFall Family Fun Night. Such a great opportunity to connect and have fun with other families at McAllister! With the Hurricane impacting our school week, it impacted the release of our progress reports - you should have received progress reports this afternoon in your students belongings - if not, be sure to reach out to the homeroom teacher.
Furthermore, with our addition of 3-D Art we asked for many donations of recycled goods. You responded to our needs in an overwhelming way, we are fully stocked at the moment and have run out of space - we greatly appreciate the response and will notify you when we are in need of more recyclables! Thank you!
- Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 3rd Annual Special Needs Resource Fair – Richmond Hill ES – 9am
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Fall Picture Retakes – Did your little one miss their picture day? If so, they will have an opportunity to take their pictures on this day.
- Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26, 2018 – Red Ribbon Week
- Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – Flu Shots – If you signed your child up for a flu shot at school they will be given on this date.
- Friday, October 26, 2018 – Career Fair
- October – Parent/Teacher Conferences - Our teachers have begun scheduling parent/teacher conferences during the month of October. We hope that you find this time helpful as we work together for the success of our students!
Have a great weekend!
What are the 7 Mindsets?
1. Everything is Possible - Current Mindset of Focus (See Parent Newsletter Below)
Dream big, embrace creativity and expect results
Everything is Possible provides an understanding that we are all capable of living extraordinary lives. We learn that everything that exists was once an idea until someone believed it was possible and made it a reality. Embracing this principle will allow you to envision a wonderful life, expect greatness, and effectively execute the process of making your dreams come true.
2. Passion First
Pursue your authentic talents and deepest interests
Passion First teaches that we are each a unique expression of human existence and that our lives should be focused on finding our unique genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. You will learn to make your dreams authentic, and of such critical importance that you'll find the fuel to overcome the obstacles you're certain to face along the way.
3. We Are Connected
Explore the synergies in all relationships and learn to empower one another
We Are Connected teaches us to understand that everyone who comes into our lives can assist us in living our dreams. By applying this mindset, you will learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish competition that will help you maximize your potential with and through others.
4. 100% Accountable
Choose to be responsible for your own happiness and success
100% Accountable teaches that you are not a victim of your past, your future is not predetermined, and your life is what you choose it to be from this moment forward. With a focus on recognizing fears and excuses, this mindset allows you to break down barriers, free your mind, and focus your energy to take critical steps toward accomplishing your goals.
5. Attitude of Gratitude
Seek positives from every experience and be thankful for all you have
An attitude of Gratitude teaches that you can choose the positives or the negatives in your life as the foundation on which to build your future. Choose the positives, and you're on your way toward extraordinary success; choose the negatives, and you will likely start (or continue) a downward spiral.
6. Live to Give
Inspire and serve others while maximizing your potential
Live to Give teaches that abundance in one’s life is a cycle. To receive love, respect, and financial security, one must first learn to give those things. This mindset also teaches that the greatest gift you can ever give is to find and leverage your unique genius to maximize your positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to you in kind.
7. The Time is Now
Harness the power of this moment, and take purposeful action today
The Time is Now teaches that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future hasn't happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action now in order to create the ultimate life of your dreams.
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