Cardinal Connection

Milroy Elementary News - February 3, 2023

Message from Mrs. Wilson

It's been another great week! We had over 240 students and "Grown-Ups" participate this morning for Donuts! 95% student participation! That's an awesome way to end our week! I want to give a HUGE shout-out to our extremely busy cafeteria staff! Kelly Disbro, Miriam Troyer, and Erica Adams are absolutely amazing at what they do!

Next week is very busy as well. Volleyball starts on Tuesday and we have a school board meeting that evening. These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. They take place at Rush Co. Schools Central Office located at 330 W. 8th St. in Rushville.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lisa Wilson, Principal

Milroy Elementary School


Textbook Fees

If you haven't already paid your child's textbook fees, please do so as soon as possible. You can contact the school office to find out your balance.

Please fill out the survey regarding child care for Rush Co. residents

NED - Never Give Up ... Encourage Others ... Do Your Best

Mindset Mission yo-yos are no longer available but we raised over $900 to pay it forward!

Here is a follow up home resource from the Mindset Mission website. You may want to use it with your child as they are designed to go hand in hand with the program.

Parent Encouragement Notes If you'd like additional resources, they are available here.

Don’t forget to ask your student what they learned in the show about having a growth mindset from YET the Yeti, Captain Kindly, and during NED’s visit on the spaceship!

Dates to Remember

Feb. 6 - Theatre Club

Feb. 7 - ELA Tutoring for grades 3-6

Feb. 7 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 7 - School Board Meeting at Central Office - 6:30

Feb. 9 - Math Tutoring for grades 3-6

Feb. 9 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 7-9 - Informed Together for 6th Graders

Looking Ahead:

Feb. 13 - STEM Club

Feb. 13 - Math Textbook Adoption Committee Meets

Feb. 14 - ELA Tutoring for grades 3-6

Feb. 14 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 16 - Math Tutoring for grades 3-6

Feb. 16 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 17 - No School - Teacher In-service

Feb. 13-17 - Cardinal Council Spirit Days

Feb. 13-17 - Random Acts of Kindness Week

Feb. 20 - History Club

Feb. 20 - School in session (Make-up day)

Feb. 20-24 - Jump Rope for Heart Week

Feb. 21 - ELA Tutoring for grades 3-6

Feb. 21 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 23 - Math Tutoring for grades 3-6

Feb. 23 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 23 - RemedyLive Mental Health Programs

Feb. 27 - Theatre Club

Feb. 28 - Volleyball 5/6

Feb. 28 - ELA Tutoring for grades 3-6

March 2 - Read Across America Day

March 2 - Volleyball 5/6

March 2 - Math Tutoring for grades 3-6

March 6-9 - IREAD for 2nd/3rd graders

March 7 - ELA Tutoring for grades 3-6

March 7 - Volleyball 5/6

March 9 - Math Tutoring for grades 3-6

March 9 - Volleyball 5/6 - Last Day

March 13-16 - NWEA

March 16 - PTO Meeting

March 27-31 - Spring Break

*Pick up for tutoring is 4:00 at the gym doors.

*Pick up for Theatre Club, History Club, STEM Club and Volleyball is 4:30 at the gym doors.

Ask your child about our new LiveSchool PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) rewards program!

Elaine Angle & Mrs. Tori Nash - January RCS Student and Staff Member of the Month

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Tutoring Opportunity Available

ILEARN is just around the corner! You may be eligible for $500-$1,000 in funds for high dosage out-of-school tutoring through Indiana Learns, a statewide enrichment grant program. Check out the link to see if you qualify.

Coming soon…American Heart Association Challenge

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We have the best students and staff EVER!

January Students of the Month - Way to go!

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Please talk with your child about bus safety and how it is important to sit in the seat properly, keep hands and feet inside the aisle, and to follow the expectations we have in place. I've explained to all students that the bus driver's job is to get them to and from school safely. However, they need to do their job as well and follow the rules.

Students are to only ride the bus assigned to him/her. We are not able to allow students to "bus hop" and ride home with friends, etc. Thanks for your help with this.

Project Based Learning

Walking Path Update

Our walking path has been in the works! We have it carved out and gravel placed. It will be blacktopped in the spring! We're looking forward to completing a rock garden and other various sections to enhance the walk.

Plastic Caps

We are working towards having a bench made for our Walking Path Project! Please save ALL plastic caps. This can be bottle caps, milk lids, deoderant lids, etc. Thanks for your help!

Notes from the Nurse

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Art Room Antics - Mrs. Nash

Students made snowflake and other various ornaments during PBL time this week. They have also been creating ACTION PAINTING in art class!
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January Classroom Attendance Winner - 97%

Congratulations to Mrs. Meer's class for having 97% Attendance for the month of January! Way to go!

Each month we see which class has the best attendance. We know that sometimes your child needs to be away from school because of an illness or appointments. However, it's really important to be at school! Thanks for your help in getting your child to school We appreciate your help with this!

February Menus

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Rush Co. Schools - Information from Central Office

***Please follow Superintendent Jameson's Twitter page @RCSLionSuper***


School Delay or Cancellation

The process of determining delays or cancellation of school starts at about 4:30 a.m. It involves many people and community agencies. It is not a unilateral decision made by only the Superintendent of Schools. We are always going to try and be in school when students and staff can safely get to school.

There are many factors that go into the decision including:

  1. Emergency Management in Rush County issues the county’s emergency status. This would include a status of yellow, orange, or red. If there is a red status then the decision is no unnecessary travel. School will be closed.

  2. Phone conversations with the county highway department. What they have been able to do with clearing the county roads.

  3. Phone conversations are made to the city street department and what they have been able to do with clearing the city streets and making intersections safe.

  4. Calls are made to Bob Bridges (School SRO), Dan Wright (Director of Maintenance for RCS), and Dr. Thomas Keeley (Director of Transportation for RCS). The Superintendent will make a decision after the roads have been driven. Our worst roads are driven between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. to get the best information we can get to make an informed decision.

  5. What the weather forecast says for the day involving new snow or temperatures is very important. You have to project at least 8 hours ahead of our decision.

  6. How much ice is on the roads? Ice is much harder to deal with than just snow.

  7. Can we get the students home in the evening?

  8. Is drifting snow a concern? We have to be aware of all the students that drive to and from school.

  9. What are the other local school systems doing? I talk to the superintendents from Hancock County, Shelby County, Fayette County, and Decatur County.

  10. Once we have made a decision I will get the info to the staff and public ASAP. The time of notification varies on occasion because things can change quickly. The Superintendent will always try to make the call before 5:40 a.m. or the night before when possible. Information will be available from:

A. School Messenger automatic calling system

B. WIFE radio

C. RCS webpage, Twitter, and Facebook

D. Local Indy TV stations (Channels 4, 6, 13, and 59)

Two- hour Delay– this will delay the starting time at all schools for two hours. Bus pick ups will be two hours later than normal pick- ups.

  • Pre-K & Developmental Pre-K will not be attending on 2 hour delays. Assignments will be emailed home.

  • No AM morning Career Center on 2 hour delays

  • PM Career Center students will go in the afternoon and will end classes at their normal scheduled times

  • If a 2 hour delay is called on early release Wednesdays - we will release at normal scheduled time (NO early release)

2022-2023 Make- Up Days – In the event schools are closed the following days will be used for make-up:

  1. Built-in snow days will be used first

    1. Snow Make-up Days

      1. January 16

      2. February 20

      3. April 7

  2. Next closure will be an eLearning Day

Activities Outside of School

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Meet Our Staff Members at Milroy