February Parent Newsletter

Manvel School ~ 2021

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A Note from Principal Hiltner

January was a "healthy" month overall at MPS. Thank you to our school families for following our Health and Safety Plan, and for making sure your child has a clean mask each day for school (with a back-up stored in their backpack). I am hoping we are finally beginning to see the end of this virus and we can get back to welcoming parents and grandparents into the building again ~ we have missed you!

We have started strong into the third quarter of school. Students are working hard, and teachers are building "proficiency scales and rubrics" to help assess your child's knowledge of the priority standards at all grade levels. We have also created a vocabulary document that shows the important vocabulary words taught at each grade level. You can find those on our school website to help you reinforce those words at home. Below see "12 Powerful Words" that research says all students should know well. *This is some of the important work we have been doing at our 1-hour late starts. We will be eventually moving towards standards-based report cards at Manvel School in the future.

Many of our Manvel students are involved in extra-curricular activities outside of school. If you have any successes to share with us, please do! We love to highlight and support our students both in and out of school on our school's Facebook page. We are proud of our Manvel students who continue to shine and show integrity and determination within the community.

May you continue to stay healthy and safe. We are grateful for the opportunity to educate your child in a loving and caring environment. Connections and relationships are KEY to a successful school, and it takes EVERYONE'S contribution to make it happen! Thanks for always partnering with us in the best interest of your child! Have a GREAT February!

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Upcoming Events ~ SAVE the DATES!

February ~ Black History Month

February 1st-5th - School Counselor Appreciation week (thank you, Mrs. Ketterl)

Wednesday, February 3rd ~ 1-hour late start

Friday, February 12th ~ 7th Grade Ski Trip to Frost-Fire Resort

Friday, February 12th ~ 6th & 8th Grade to drop off Valentine Treats at Cancer Centers in GF

Wednesday, February 17th ~ 1-hour late start

Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26th ~ Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Thursday, February 25th ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 (Done via ZOOM or phone calls like we did in the Fall due to COVID)

Friday, February 26th ~ No School *storm day

Thursday, March 4th ~ Preschool Screening for NEW Preschool Students (see flyer below)


After School & Bus Plans Each Day

Parents, Please make sure your child knows where he/she is going each day after school BEFORE they come to school. We understand, however, that occasionally things will come up. If there is a change in schedules, please call the office by 1:30 p.m. each day.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Box Tops for Education

Manvel School is still participating in the Box Tops for Education Program that raises money for our school. You can download the app (link and information below) and scan your receipt. You may also send the box top to the school if it has a date on it (like the sample shown). Please call the office if you have any questions about this. We appreciate your dedication to helping raise money for Manvel School!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, February 25th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. They will be done via ZOOM or phone call, like we did in the Fall. Be watching for more information from your child's teacher!

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Send Your Child or Teacher a Candy Gram for Valentine's Day

Student Council will again be selling Candy Grams that can be purchased online and sent to your child (or teacher) on Valentine's Day. See the link below to order!


PreSchool Basketball Fun!

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Please share the flyer below with anyone you know that may have three and four year olds in our community for Preschool Screening

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These Middle School Students were ON-A-ROLL for the 2nd Quarter of School!

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Thanks to Mrs. Fruetel, the school staff and everyone who helped make ice skating at the Jason Stadstad Arena such a success!

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Coach Dub with Third Grade Basketball Players

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Coach Fruetel's 4th Grade Basketball Team

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100 Days Smarter (and Older) on the 100th Day of School

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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Ketterl (link below)

Manvel Public School ~ Home of the Mustangs

The Mission of the Manvel Public School is to Empower Every Student, Every Day

Our Vision: Inspiring 21st Century Learners to Influence 22nd Century Successes

Manvel Staff Can't CONTAIN their excitement for their students!

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