McAllister Minutes

Week of: February 18 - February 22

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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.

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Short week ahead! I look forward to seeing everyone together tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8am in the Media Center. As we continue to grow as a staff, it becomes more and more important that we connect as a family and get to know each other better. I encourage you to sit next to an unfamiliar face, get to know someone that you do not regularly speak to or even share something about yourself with someone that you normally would not!

This week brings a lot of opportunity to engage not only with our students but also with their families. Our Family Fitness Night proves to be another successful engagement opportunity, Coach Moon and Coach Anderson have planned a great night of family fun! I look forward to everyone being present, engaged and a part of the fun - I can promise you that it is an enjoyable opportunity for ALL!

Speaking of engagement, the month of March is our second opportunity of the year to have official parent conferences. I encourage you to begin scheduling these opportunities now, please know that while March 18, 2019 is scheduled for a "Teacher Workday" - You are welcome to use this opportunity conference with parents. There will be no meetings on this day that would otherwise pull you away from scheduling the entire day with conferences if you wish. We have talked about student-led conferences in the past, some of you all have ventured down this route with success. For those of you that are still unsure of the process and exactly how it would play out, I encourage you to use FlipGrid and have students pre-record parts of their conference that you feel parents would find helpful and beneficial. I encourage you to have students answer the following questions:

  • What do you feel are your strenghts?
  • What do you feel are areas of growth?
  • What is your favorite part about school?
  • What is your least favorite part about school?
  • What is the one thing you are most proud of accomplishing this school year?
  • What can your parents do to help you be the best you can be at school?

As a reminder, every Monday is a "Mindset Monday" - With Monday being today and today being a holiday please plan to execute Mindset Monday plans on Wednesday! Pair your mindset shirts with denim to kick the week off in style while focusing on our 7 Mindsets!

With an intentional focus of consistency on being curious & crazy for kids you will ALWAYS find a culture that is student focused!

Have a WONDERful Week!

Upcoming Events:

  • Faculty Meeting - Tuesday, February 19 - 8AM - Media Center
  • Leadership Team Meeting - Tuesday, February 19 - 9AM - Media Center
  • Family Fitness Night/PTSO Meeting - Thursday, February 21 - 6PM - McAllister ES
  • Send Yearbook Photos to Shultz - NLT - Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Read-A-Thon - Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 8 - McAllister ES
  • Staff Appreciation Week - Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15 -
  • Fine Arts Night/PTSO Meeting - Thursday, April 4 - 6PM - McAllister ES
  • Mother/Son Baseball Game - Friday, April 12 - Richmond Hill HS

Volunteer Orientation - Please Share with your Parents!

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Report to Parents - Effective Homework Help

Students with parents who are involved in their education are more likely to earn higher grades, adapt well to school, and pass their classes. But is there a point when parents can be too involved?

Shout-Out To your Team Members

Note from Ms. Hursey:

Mrs. Shultz and I are working on a project to celebrate each and every faculty & staff member at MES. Please take a moment to use the forms below to tell us what you appreciate about your team members. There are forms for each team and group at MES. Feel free to share something nice about your teammates, something funny they say or something amazing about them that all the WORLD should know. You are also welcome to share something special about the special areas of our school that interact with your students each year. We cannot wait to celebrate each of you during this special week. Please submit a separate form for each person for each sorting. Please complete your forms by Wednesday, February 20th.

Shout out to the Best Faculty & Staff in the World:

Pre-K Teachers

Pre-K Paras

Kindergarten Teachers

Kindergarten Paras

First Grade Teachers

Second Grade Teachers

Third Grade Teachers

Fourth Grade Teachers

Fifth Grade Teachers

Gifted & EIP

Specials Teachers

ESS Teachers

ESS Paras




MC Family (Shultz, Hursey, Finnegan, Kornegay, Schnibben)

Office Staff & Nurse


Cafeteria Workers

2nd Annual EdCamp Bryan

Professional Learning. Your Style.
Twitter: ​@EdCampBryan | Facebook: #EdCampBryan2019

EdCamp Bryan is an awesome way for teachers to connect & share innovative & inspiring best practices with one another! We hope to have all schools represented in Bryan County and also teachers from other counties. At EdCamp, you will learn from talented & engaging educators! We are also grateful to our community sponsors who are ensuring that teachers leave EdCamp not only with amazing ideas and instruction, but also resources, prizes, & professional learning literature! ​​

*Interested in attending, how about being able to use a 1/2 day leave the next teacher workday in exchange for attendance/participation at EdCamp? Register and see me (B. Miller) if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity!

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

East Campus Cafeteria
Richmond Hill High School
1 Wildcat Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324


Happy Birthday To You!

2/19 - Sarah Taylor

Making Moves at McAllister

Use this form to acknowledge the good hard work your peers around you are doing - these will be posted weekly as a form of encouragement/acknowledgement. Because after all - You ALL deserve it!

  • From Ms. McNeely to Ms. Helms: Way to go in leading a difficult parent conference!! You commitment to your students is so obvious and your knowledge of your students' needs, strengths and weaknesses is easy to see. Keep up the good work!!
  • From Miller and Tucker to Ms. Ganaam: We truly appreciate ALL the support you have provided the past few moths! We are going to miss you, your positivity and your experience that you provide to such a position!

Click here to Make it Known

Living History Walk - Black History Month 2019

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Family Fitness Night - 2/21

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Year Book Sales - McAllister Elementary School

Yearbooks are on sale now. Buy them online ($35 until 2/22)
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Save them All - We need your pop tabs!

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7 Mindsets

Weekly updates will be posted in this section. I look forward to the impact that 7 mindsets is going to have on our school community! If you are ever planning to be out on a Mindset Monday or just need a hand in delivering a lesson - the administrators and counselors are more than happy to help. Use this link to find the lessons click here.

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McAllister Staff Guide

In a school of over 135 it can be hard to know everyone's name...Have you had a chance to look at the staff directory where pictures of our staff members can be located?

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Master Schedule, Lunch Schedule & Specials Schedule

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What's for Breakfast? What's for Lunch?

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