Marseilles Elementary Newsletter

September 21, 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 21st - Early Dismissal @ 2:25pm
  • Tuesday, September 21st - 5/6 Girls Basketball HOME @ 5pm
  • Tuesday, September 21st - 7th and 8th Girls Basketball at Morris Immaculate Conception School @ 5pm
  • Thursday, September 23rd - 5/6 Girls Basketball at Seneca @ 4:30pm
  • Thursday, September 23rd - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball HOME @ 5pm
  • Monday, September 27th- Board of Education Meeting @ 6:25pm
  • Tuesday, September 28th- - Early Dismissal @ 2:25pm
  • Tuesday, September 28th- 5/6 Girls Basketball at Sandwich @4:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 28th- 7/8 Girls Basketball vs. Plano HOME @5:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 29th- 7/8 Girls Basketball at MVK @ 4:30pm
  • Thursday, September 30th- 5/6 Girls Basketball at Wallace @4:30pm
  • Thursday, September 30th- 7/8 Girls Basketball vs. Wallace HOME @ 5:00pm

PreSchool Spotlight

We love our Preschool classes! Our half day program exposes our students to school and helps build routines and foundational skills as they prepare for Kindergarten! Check out some of the fun things happening in Mrs. Milligan's and Mrs. McGill's classes!

They are off to a great start and getting into their routine. They are working on getting to know each other, how to follow directions, and how to share with friends. Name recognition by learning the letters in names are other areas of focus. Our preschoolers are having fun exploring play centers which include blocks, art, dramatic play, and library to name a few. While in centers, they are focusing on skills that include fine motor, preliteracy, imaginative play, and socialization.

We are looking forward to watching our students learn and grow throughout the year!

Marseilles Elementary PTA

We Have Received a Shipment of Food!!

GREAT NEWS! We received a shipment of food yesterday! We do have some changes to the menu for this week, as we had to plan ahead. The changes are indicated below. We will do our best to notify you if/when that happens. We will continue to update you on changes as they arise. Thank you kindly for your understanding.

Please note the following changes to this week's menu:

Wednesday Lunch:

Chicken Pot Pie




Thursday Lunch:

Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Broccoli w/ Dip



Friday Lunch:

Turkey Sandwich

Dragon Punch

Variety Fruit


Breakfasts will remain the same!

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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 and clicking on Our School and then Health and Wellness.

COVID Symptoms??

Can you believe it; we are halfway through the first quarter! In order to keep our students and staff safe, we plan to align our protocols and procedures with the most recent guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, who developed their guidance with the CDC and IDPH.

If your child or anyone in the home is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, please keep your child (and any siblings) home until you speak with our nurse. If any student(s) are in quarantine and would still like lunches and breakfasts, please email Terrie Spicer by 9:30am at

Please call the attendance line to report the absence at 815-795-8795.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher),
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea


If you are calling in your child(ren) for the day, please call our attendance line at 815-795-8795 telling who the child is and why he/she will be out of school.

Questions can be directed to the main office at 815-795-2428 or sent to the staff member directly via email. Email addresses can be found on the district website.

Please make sure you visit the MES website ( 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.

As a building, please know, we want what is best for your child(ren) and every other child. We will do our best to meet the needs of your students and look forward to a great year together! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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