McAllister Minutes

Week of: March 11 - March 15

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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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The week ahead is all about YOU! Yes you got that right, the week ahead is an opportunity for ALL of our staff members to feel the love in a one of kind, world class way! This week ahead is just a small token of appreciation for the great work you do each and every day!

Please notice the upcoming activities that have been planned. There are multiple opportunities to engage, the only thing missing is YOU! There are a multitude of activities to pique your interest from professional learning with peers through an EdCamp model to helping beautify the campus through our 2nd Annual #MESrocks Day.

As a reminder, every Monday is a "Mindset Monday". 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:

  • Staff Appreciation Week - Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15
  • Pre-K Lottery - Thursday, March 14, 2019 -4PM - McAllister ES
  • 2nd Annual EdCamp Bryan - Saturday, March 23, 2019 (See Information Below)
  • 2nd Annual #MESrocks Day - Saturday, March 30 - 9AM-12PM - McAllister ES
  • Fine Arts Night/PTSO Meeting - Thursday, April 4 - 6PM - McAllister ES
  • Mother/Son Baseball Game - Friday, April 12 - Richmond Hill HS

Happy Staff Appreciation Week

We've traveled the world and one thing that rings true, McAllister would not be the same without an amazing staff like you! We are so grateful for all that each of you do for the children at McAllister each and every day. They are lucky to have you! In an effort to show you ALL just how much you mean to us we have planned an exciting week where we will travel around the world with tasty treats, meals and some one of a kind McAllister swag! In addition, our PTSO will also be providing breakfast for everyone on Monday as well as lunch from Fia Rua on Friday.

Enjoy this staff appreciation week in style, jeans are A-ok Monday through Friday!

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  • WHEN: April 11, 2019 @ 3:30pm.
  • WHERE: MES Cafeteria
  • COST: $35 per person.

Additional attachments for signs are available 1-$12, 4-$45, 8-$90, Custom -$15
DEADLINE: You must register and pay by March 28th below

It’s that time of year when our inner crafter is begging to come out! Join us for an afternoon of fun, laughter and creativity! What a great gift to bring to your family event, give to your child's teacher, OR just for yourself!! Everything you need to finish a one of a kind door hanger will be at your disposal.

2nd Annual - #MESrocks Day - March 30, 2019

Bring your gloves, rakes, shovels & a can-do attitude and join us for a family fun day of hard work that will help our school look INCREDIBLE!

Our Efforts Will Focus On:

Planting trees/plants/flowers, putting out pine straw, spreading mulch and more.

We will be lighting up the grill for some burgers & hot dogs for those that come help out!

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Support the Cause - Ms. Janousek is looking to expand her container garden!

It's gardening season y'all! Some of you know that I started a container garden last summer, and it was a huge success. This year I am looking to double the size, but I am need of more containers! If you have any unused containers (5 gallon buckets, large rubbermaid containers, old planters, etc.), please let me know and I will gladly take them off your hands!

Parent/Student/Teacher Conference - Entire Month of March

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 strengths?
  • 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?
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?

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


Welcome to McAllister!

We just "Officially" added two new rock star educators to our 2nd grade team. Ms. Emily Johnson and Ms. Darneisha Spann were BOE approved at the most recent meeting on February 28, 2019. We look forward to having them on staff and the impact that they will make with our students during the 2019-2020 school year!

Happy Birthday To You!

  • 3/9 - Kim Kixmiller
  • 3/10 - Michael Morris
  • 3/11 - Celabria Baker
  • 3/12 - Tiffany Yant
  • 3/16 - Megan Wienckoski
  • 3/19 - Stephanie Klinger
  • 3/19 - Amanda Dimarzio
  • 3/22 - Amanda Reynolds
  • 3/25 - Sarah Chancey

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. West to Ms. Tinney, Ms. Woods & Ms. Finnegan: Rocking A.M. Hallway Duty and Lunchroom Duty when we needed extra helping hands! Thank you for your positive energy!

  • From Ms. Habecker to Ms. Fanning: Thank you for always being so eager to help out! You have no idea how appreciative I am of all your support, positivity, and INCREDIBLE Excel skills! FANNING ROCKS!

  • From Ms. Amanda Reynolds to Ms. Nelly: Thank you so much for always being there for me! You picked my kids up from lunch and welcomed them in your room while I had a sick little one in the nurse’s office! I appreciate you every day! #MrsNellyRocks

  • From Ms. Wilson, Ms. Goolsby, Ms. Reynolds and Ms. Habecker to Ms. Shultz and Ms. Hursey: Thank you for inspiring our students by hosting an incredible Skype with author Cressida Cowell. Our classes are still talking about how much they enjoyed it! The copy of her book was such a sweet surprise!

Click here to Make it Known

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?

Click Here for the Latest Posts #MESrocks

Take a look into the daily happenings at McAllister! #MESrocks - Click here to check out our Twitter Feed and Follow us @McAllister_ES to see more pictures like those featured below.

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Master Schedule, Lunch Schedule & Specials Schedule

Click here for access to all of your child's schedules so that you know how to prepare them for their specific specials class or know when to come to school for lunch.

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

Click here to access the latest breakfast and lunch menu