Mac El Weekly News
Week of August 25, 2023
From the Principal
After a very HOT week, I want to commend our students for their resilience and enthusiasm in the face of the heat. I'm immensely proud of their ability to adapt and make the most of challenging situations. Mrs. Driver's class used the opportunity as a real-world STEM challenge following the design process to make fans!
From the AP (Assistant Principal)
Our students have started their IREADY Diagnostic testing this week, so attendance has been significant this week and will be this upcoming week! Congratulations to the following students for being Brave of the Week: Gannon Peavler, Halsey Hatcher, Kaylee Beachy, & Levi Bradshaw. To see all these great young role models in our school is exciting! We have one more week until Labor Day weekend (No School on Monday, Sept. 4th), so let’s have a great week of school before we have a three-day weekend! BRAVE PRIDE!!
Mark your Calendar
- August 28 - Sept. 1 - IREADY Diagnostic Window
- September 4 - Labor Day (No School!)
- Sept. 4 - 8 - Braves 2023 Football Homecoming Week Dress-up Days (see for Elementary Below)
- September 8 - 4th Grade Ag Day
- September 11 - 15 - Mac El PTO Scholastic Book Fair
From Mrs. Liehr (Career Pathways Specialist)
Over the past couple of weeks, we began by defining careers. We have been learning about and exploring interests and skills needed for a career. We have been discussing career clusters and how there are so many different careers that we should not limit ourselves. We even learned about some jobs they did not know existed (i.e., LEGO master model builders). I am excited for the students to dig deeper into their skills and learn more about themselves.
When your child is absent, please call the attendance line. Make sure to give the following information:
- Student Name
- Teacher Name
- Must include the reason for absence
Please provide a doctor's note if your student is consecutively absent for 3 or more days.
Mac El PTO News
Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair
If you would like to volunteer to help work the Book Fair, please complete a volunteer application and background check. Volunteer applications can be found under parent resources under the Parents tab on the website.
Book Vending Machine is coming!
Thanks to the fundraiser last year, PTO purchased a Book Vending Machine for students. Tokens will be given to students for following school expectations, working hard, and being kind and respectful. They can use the tokens to get books from the machine. Thank you to all who supported our students!
Maconaquah Schools has launched a new website with updated information on handbooks, forms, calendars, events, and more. The website features drop-down menus for each school, parents, students, and quick links. If you cannot find what you're looking for, please contact us. Access the website via the link above or www.maconaquah.k12.in.us.
Now Maconaquah Schools has an App!
Maconaquah Schools now has an app for free to download in the App Store. This will be a direct link to the website for all schools, see upcoming events, news, and more! Download the app and check it out!
Indiana Learns Tutoring Program
STEM in our school
Items needed: Buttons, Beads, Popsicle Sticks, Cotton Balls, Straws, Pipe Cleaners, Tooth Picks, Cling Wrap, Q-Tips, Balloons, Tissue Paper, Cardstock, Construction Paper, Coffee Filters, Tin Foil, Fabric, Paper Towel Rolls, Felt, Vinyl scraps, Straws, Sequence Pom poms, Pins, Dowel Rods, Plastic Tubing, Glow Sticks, Hot Glue Sticks, Velcro, Small broken electronics, etc.
And anything else you think students may use to make and create things!
The student handbook is corporation-wide for all students. It is accessible under students on the website. Please reference this for questions regarding attendance, discipline, grades, and more.
BRAVES OF THE WEEK
2nd Grade: Gannon Peavler
I am so excited to have Gannon in my classroom this year! He is a friend to everyone around him and is always ready to help out. He takes his time and works hard on his work. He asks questions and is always ready to learn! I know that Gannon is going to do great things this year!
4th Grade: Kaylee Beachy
Kaylee is a great example of a Brave! She is friendly to her classmates. She also helps people whenever she can. Kaylee is a model student and always does her best on her work. She is not afraid to ask questions when she needs help, and is also willing to help others when they need it. I am so glad that Kaylee is in my class this year!!
5th Grade: Levi Bradshaw
Levi has proven to be an exceptional student in the short time we've been in school. Levi is a hard worker, he's reliable, and a loyal friend. Levi strives to give his best effort and do the right thing, even when others don't agree with him. Levi is on the path to leadership and I can't wait to see what else he accomplishes this school year and beyond!