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December - News and Notes from the Principal

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News and Notes from the Principal!

Wildcat Family,

I sure do hope you all had an opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy some time with your family this Thanksgiving Break! We are so excited to have the students back on campus and the faculty/staff at McAllister Elementary School is especially thankful for the wonderful support we receive from parents day in and day out supporting the needs of our most prized possessions, our students! December is here and this week the air is crisp, cool and feels somewhat like we may be on the verge of winter! Fingers crossed for a cool Winter Break!

This Friday night, December 6, you have the opportunity to be a part of a historical event at Richmond Hill High School. RHHS Football plays Alatoona at home for a chance to advance to the State Championship for the first time in Richmond Hill History. Be a part of the enthusiasm and energy as Wildcat Fans from all over will pack the stands at RHHS stadium on Friday Night with a 7:30PM kickoff scheduled! You don't want to miss this!

Although December only has 13 days of school, there are still many opportunities for engagement this month and I want to ensure that you are all aware. We welcome parents to campus for our school-wide art night which will be hosted in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, December 10 as well as our Holiday Parties which are scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 (Use the gym when entering for parties). Additionally, a list of dates has been provided below to prepare yourself/student for the next few weeks:

Upcoming Events:

  • December 3-4 - Holiday Ornament Shop - Click Here for Specifics
  • December 6 - RHHS Football Final Four - 7:30PM Kickoff
  • December 9 - December 12 - Winter MAP Assessment
  • December 10 - MES Art Show - 6PM - Cafeteria
  • December 11-12 - Santa Pictures - Click Here for Specifics
  • December 16 -18 - Holiday Dress Up/Holiday Parties - See Image Below
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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?

Implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral competence of all students. At McAllister Elementary School we utilize the acronym PAWS to highlight our expectations in an easy to remember way for ALL students and staff members:

  • 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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McAllister Elementary School Bus Routes

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Free & Reduced Lunch Application

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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