News and Notes from the Principal
McAllister Elementary School
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News and Notes from the Principal!
November, really? Wow, time has flown by and we have officially been in school for over three months. We hope that you will be able to join us tomorrow night as we honor our Veterans at our 5th Annual Veterans Day celebration beginning at 6PM in the School Cafeteria! Speaking of Veterans Day, students will be off school on both Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day) and Tuesday, November 12 (Teacher Workday). As we wrap up the first half of the year we would love to hear what you think, please use the link below to share your comments, thoughts, ideas or concerns as we ensure a consistent focus on positive growth!
A little over a week ago, the state of Georgia released CCRPI scores that were based on 2018-2019 student achievement, growth & progress data in reference to the Georgia Milestone Assessment. While these scores are just a snapshot into the inter-workings of the school, I am happy to report that McAllister continues to make progress moving from 82.6 to 83.0. This year with the implementation of a new curriculum, amazing teachers, quality students and support from all of our stakeholders we look to continue to progress in a positive direction.
One very important component of the school in its entirety is the climate and culture of the school. Each year the GADOE assigns a 1-5 star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. I am excited that based on survey data, attendance, safe and substance free learning environment and student discipline McAllister shined and was assigned a 5 star rating! This speaks to the the exceptional staff and students at McAllister Elementary. Without a positive climate and culture, achievement is oftentimes stifled.
We look forward to partnering with ALL of our families to create the most ideal learning environment for each of our Wildcats!
- November 7 - Volunteer Orientation - 5:30PM - Media Center
- November 7 - PTSO Meeting/Annual Veterans Day Performance - 6PM - Cafeteria
- November 9 - Tree Planting w/Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation - 9AM (All are Welcome!)
- November 11 - Veterans Day Holiday
- November 22- November 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
Featured Artists of the Month
"Primary Color Monster"
“5 Little Pumpkins”
"Spooky Starry Night"
"Origami Attack Bat"
"Peek A Boo Cats"
New Box Tops App
Instead of clipping Box Tops from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly mobile app that is available now on both the App Store and on Google Play. Buy your favorite Box Tops products, scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase and earn cash for our school. It is so simple! No more clipping! Just scan and earn! During this time of transition, Box Tops for Education is still accepting clipped Box Tops. Please send in any Box Tops with a valid expiration date.
Thank you for supporting MES!
What is PBIS?
- P - Positive Attitude
- A - Act Respectfully
- W - Work Responsibly
- S - Stay Safe
Please click here to learn more about PBIS at McAllister Elementary School. We hope that this information is useful for you as a parent to better understand the expectations we have at McAllister Elementary School.
What are the 7 Mindsets?
1. Everything is Possible
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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Please keep in mind that bus routes might change. Keep checking the website for the most recent bus stops and stop times. Be sure to arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
ALL families are encouraged to apply for free/reduced lunch. In recent years, with changes in our economy, more students meet the guidelines to be eligible for free/reduced lunch.
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