October 7, 2022 Vol. 3 Issue 47
Message from Ms. Masone
Thank you for accommodating the town of Manitou Springs and MSES by picking up your children early on Thursday. Hopefully, you were reunited with your child quickly. We appreciate your grace during our busy release.
We have fall conferences on October 20 and 21 at MSES. Please be sure to use the link below to sign up for a family conference.
The Parent Action Committee, PAC, has been meeting to plan Maniboo, our Halloween carnival. The carnival is scheduled for October 28th from 4:30-7:30pm. To join this hard working crew, join them at their next meeting October 10th at 1:30pm, at MSES.
We are hosting our Scholastic Book Fair October 17-21. The Fair will be open before and after school. See More here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/manitouspringselemsch
Have a lovely weekend. Thank you for sharing your children with us!
- Oct 11: 4th Grade to Flying Pig Farm, 9am-12pm
- Oct 14: No School, Staff Work Day
- Oct 17-21: Scholastic Book Fair - Open before and after school and during Conferences!
- Oct 19: Fall Individual Picture Retake Day (8am-11am)
- Oct 20: Half Day 12:30pm Dismissal (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
- Oct 21: No School, Staff Work Day (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
- Oct 26: Late Start, 2 Hour Delay
- Oct 27: Larsen's + Goldman's Classes to Starsmore Discovery Center 8:30am - 2pm
- Oct 28: The Return of MANIBOO, our annual Halloween Carnival! @MSES, 4:30-7:30pm
Ask Your Experts!
We have just finished up our soccer skills and games unit with all classes. We are beginning our football unit and will be working on throwing, catching and kicking a football in the primary levels. In the intermediate levels, we will work on throwing and catching as well and then put those skills into flag football games. I am looking forward to a great year as we get back to a full physical educaation schedule that will include gymnastics, archery, floor hockey, basketball, juggling, yo-yo's, and jump roping, volleyball and many more activities.
Dear Mustang Families,
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To help our school be a safe and respectful place, students K-5 have learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students learn how to:
Recognize when bullying is happening, report bullying to a caring adult, and refuse to let bullying happen
Be a bystander who helps stop bullying
Support someone being bullied by standing up for that person and being kind and inclusive
Recognize, report, and refuse cyber bullying when they see or know about it happening
We need your help, too! Get involved in making our school a safe and respectful place by letting us know if you hear about bullying at our school. Make sure your child knows to tell you or someone at school if he or she is being bullied, or if he or she knows about someone else being bullied. Give your child the clear message that it is never okay to bully others. For more information on our school’s anti-bullying policy and specific procedures, check our school website or contact the school office. Thank you for helping us make MSES a safe, respectful place where everyone can learn.
This week in 3rd grade, I taught a lesson on bullying and the importance of kind acts. I read the book Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and we discussed how small acts of kindness can change the world. We also discussed the 3 R’s of bullying that teaches students how to Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying. Ask your child about the 3 R’s of bullying and what power they have as bystanders to stop bullying.
Ashley Root, MA, LPCC
Manitou Springs Elementary School