MLC Weekly News and Notes

November 14th-18th

Hello, MLC community! I am still working on learning the "ins and outs" in my second week. Every nook and hidden hallway tells a story about this school and history of our building. I feel lucky to be a part of such a long standing part of the neighborhood!

Students are adjusting to the new fall time as well as our sudden burst of cold weather. Please remember to send them with warm layers for our outside time. Even in the sun, that wind can be chilly! Conference sign ups will be live on the website by noon Monday 11/14. My first Principal's Tea is Friday 11/18. This also is the last full week of school before our fall break! Let's try really hard to have stellar attendance this week.

I am still continuing to build relationships with students, staff and our parent community. My words of wisdom this week came from a middle school student:

"Make sure to eat lunch. We don't want a hangry principal in the building."

Again, great advice from our students that I will do my best to follow. :)





11/14 Monday - Report Cards Sent Home

(In backpacks Kx6/Mailed by PPS 7x12)

11/18 Friday - Principal's Tea: Come meet Suezann and hear about upcoming events at MLC! 8:45-9:30 am


11/21-22 Monday/Tuesday - Parent/Guardian & Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

11/23-25 Wednesday-Friday - NO SCHOOL (Fall Break)

11/29 Tuesday - Open House at MLC for 2023 prospective MS & HS students

12/8 Thursday - MLC Craft Faire

Fall Conference Sign Ups!

Parent/Guardian & Teacher conference sign ups will be posted on our website Monday 11/14 by noon. Please make sure to only sign up for ONE slot per teacher. We are working hard to get as many families in as possible. Families also have the choice of a virtual or in person conference. Please indicate which you prefer on the sign up sheet. These are in a Google Doc format. Please be mindful when editing. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the front office or your child's teacher.

CONFERENCES: 11/21 & 11/22

MLC Open House for Prospective 2023-24 6x12 Students!

  • If you know of a 6x12 family that is interested in joining our school community next school year- PLEASE SHARE! (Kx5 will be held at a later date)

  • We are having our annual 6x12 Open House on Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm. Please join us to learn about our exciting program; academics, traditions, and opportunities.

    All are welcome!

    The Enrollment and Transfer Center manages transfers, applications and waitlists for all PPS schools. The MS and HS Transfer Cycle is open from November 15th through December 16th. Please see their website for additional information.

Art is ALIVE at MLC!

Do you wonder what's going on in the Kx8 Art Room? Art teacher Ned and his students are posting their creations and flops on Instagram at bettys_atelier_mlc in honor of Betty Mather, one of MLC's original teacher/founders! Betty taught in room 106 for the first third of our school's history. Betty's space was the beating heart of the school where all children met and created.


Our classrooms incorporate Native American history, stories, and cultural awareness throughout the year, but November is a special time to celebrate the culture and history of Native Americans. You can find valuable resources and information on events happening throughout the month here.

Student Spotlight

Great things are happening at MLC! Here is this week's student spotlight:

Six of our MLC students have put together the first edition of the MLC Times! This will be an all school publication distributed to our students and staff.

Shout out to the team!


MLC Times Issue 1

Way to go, MLC budding journalists!


Greetings from the PTSA! Here's what we've got cooking this week and there's even more information on our website at

Craft Faire is coming! The MLC Craft Faire is a beloved event where even the youngest crafter can sell their wares. This year's Faire will take over the MLC Auditorium on December 8, 2022 from 3:30-5PM. Student vendors sell free, adult vendors pay $20/table.

We are looking for a few parents to host crafting tables at the Craft Faire. Please email Sheila: if you are interested in teaching a craft or just re-loading glue guns.

Students can request a scholarship to purchase supplies for their sellable craft. Some very kind Craft Elves donated gift cards to Michaels so that every student can participate in the Faire. To request a scholarship, fill out the signup link:

Please see the signup link for more information!

Save the date: our next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 PM. Dinner and childcare provided.

Holiday Meal Fund Drive

Holiday Meal Fund for MLC

As we enter this season of thanksgiving, the PTSA wants to bring awareness to those in our community who need assistance. Food scarcity, housing insecurity, financial stress, and other obstacles to learning are faced daily by MLC students and their families.

You can help. Please consider contributing to our annual holiday meal fund drive. Your financial donation will allow MLC families to purchase food and other necessities during the holiday season.

If you need assistance or would like to request a grocery card for your family, please contact MLC's school social worker, Clement.


Holiday Meal Fund for MLC

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Our MLC 4/5 & 6 team is AMAZING!

Let's give a shout out to our these wonderful educators who tirelessly plan for cool activities

....on the afternoon before a weekend starts!

Betsy! Anna! Maggie! Kathleen!

Staff Wish List

Our hard working MLC staff is in need of a few wish list items. If you have any of these things to donate, we would sure appreciate your generosity! Feel free to reach out to the staff requester if you can help them out.

Dana Lipson - Low temp glue gun and glue sticks

Kathleen Frutiger - T shirts, socks, and sweats pants in various small sizes

Jenny Rappaport - electric sharpener, whiteboard easel

Minna Mauney - New books for our classroom library

Anna Sapienza - Used books for the "Little Free Library"

Maggie Byrkit - Sturdy dustpan

Gretchen Benner - Paper cups, plastic spoons and forks, Bean bag chair

Clement Wilson - Chapsticks, Large sweatpants

Pick Up and Drop Off Reminder


Thank you for your help!


Pick up and drop off will be getting a makeover soon to ensure the safety of our students while also encouraging community. For now, these are the changes being made effective Monday November 7th:

DROP OFF (cars using the black top)

Please pull all the way up to the front doors/the line before students exit your vehicle.

Stay in the line to await exit upon Tony's signal. Line cutting is a safety issue with younger students close to the area.

Please do not use the back lot for drop off. This is our staff parking with assigned and very limited space. We want to make sure our educators are able to park and get into their classrooms each morning in time to prep for each day of learning.

PICK UP (cars using the black top)

Students that are picked up by car in the parking lot will be in lines by designated cones/teachers.

Car pick up students cannot go to the playground/court while waiting for pick up.

Drivers will need to stay in their cars. A staff member will come to you for your child's name/with your child.

Stay in the line to await exit upon Tony's signal. Line cutting is a safety issue with younger students close to the area.

Again - this system is being reexamined. Until then - Let' all work together to keep our students safe!

Thank you!

Ongoing Resources

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Attendance Line 503-916-3656