McAllister Moments

December - News and Notes from the Principal

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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Happy New Year! 365 New Days, 365 New Chances

Happy New Year! It's not often that you get to celebrate a new year, a new decade and an opportunity for all to have 20/20 vision :)! However, this is the year and the future is certainly bright at McAllister Elementary School as we welcome our students back to school today!

The New Year is always an opportunity to renew, re-calibrate and refocus our expectations and intentions for the year! I project that 2020 will be exactly what we make of it, after all #ThereIsNoPlaceLikeMcAllister

When it comes to planning for the New Year, there are a few engagement opportunities that I wanted to bring to your attention as you will want to ensure that you have them on your calendar:

Upcoming Events:

  • Family Fitness Night/PTSO Meeting - Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • MLK Day - Monday, January 20, 2020 - No School
  • 100th Day of School - Friday, January 24, 2020 (Dress in your 100 Best)
  • Student Appreciation Week - January 27-January 31 (They have no clue, this will be fun!)
  • Father/Daughter Dance - Friday, February 7, 20; (Ticket Sales Begin January 10, 2020)

Our focus for 2020 has not changed - We will continue to commit to Excellence and Success in ALL we do! I encourage you to continue to read with your child daily, ask questions about what they are learning at school and involve yourself in family engagement and volunteer opportunities as you are available. We continually seek to provide the best possible opportunities for engagement and welcome your voice/feedback - If you have anything you would like to share please share in the comments below.

Carpenters, Woodworkers, someone good with a saw welcome...

Do you enjoy to fiddle with wood-working? Would you like to take part in a volunteer project for McAllister Elementary School? If so, please send an email to Bivins Miller -

RHMS STEM Program - Stem Info (Rising 6th Grade Students)

Did you miss the meeting? No worries! You can still apply!

Click HERE!

➔ Complete the application, online (make sure you log in to your Bryan County account).

➔ Print the teacher recommendation form and hand it to your teacher to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My student has participated in STEM-related classes and projects before will they automatically be in the program?

A: All students interested in the program must apply to be a part of the program, applying to the program doesn’t guarantee acceptance.

Q: Is the STEM program only for gifted students?

A: The program is open to all students, with the understanding students in the program will be expected to succeed in advanced and 9th-grade classes to remain in the program.

Q: If my student isn’t selected this year can we apply next year?

A: Due to the nature of the program and its expectations there won’t be any future selection rounds.

Q: Does this mean the STEM Program is the only way to have engineering or advanced classes?

A: Advanced content classes will be available for students who are not selected or interested in the STEM program. Students who are not part of the STEM program will be able to participate in engineering classes using Project Lead The Way.

Questions? Please contact us.

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Richmond Hill Miler Club

Richmond Hill Miler Club: Walk, Jog, Run for Life! Be a part of the Richmond Hill Miler Club during Friday Recess. Students will walk, run or job a designated one mile course during their designated recess time. Gym shoes are required. Mileage adds up for students to collect rewards. The Miler Club will be Friday Recess through January 24th. Weekly Miler Club dates may be adjusted for weather and school events.

The latest results are available for the Miler Club. Results for each grade level are available here. Keep it up Wildcats! The next Miler Club will be Friday, January 10th.

Way to go Wildcats! Look how far the Miler Club has traveled this week. MES has now ran from MES in Richmond Hill all the way to Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela! #wildcatsrun #milerclub #mesrocks

Year Book Sales - McAllister Elementary

Yearbooks are on sale now. Buy them online at:

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!

Featured Artists of the Month

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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Sign Up for Community Education Classes

Welcome to Community Education's online registration and management website. Community Education is dedicated to building a strong community by offering life-long learning experiences through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

McAllister Elementary School Bus Routes

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.

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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