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News and Notes from the Principal

McAllister Elementary School


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News and Notes from the Principal!

What a terrific Tuesday it is at McAllister Elementary School! It is hard to believe that there are less than 4 weeks of school left in 2018. Our recent Thanksgiving Break was a great opportunity for our students and staff to enjoy time with their families & those they love! We are excited to have students back on campus and look forward to finishing this year strong!

Prior to break, McAllister ES partnered with RHHS Cross Country/Track team (Coach Levi & Heather Sybert) while introducing the "Miler Club" to all those interested in running and reaping those benefits that comes from an active lifestyle. The kickoff event was great and the participation was amazing - our students ran for a cumulative 395 miles during their recess time - this event will continue in the weeks to come!

This next week our students will have an opportunity to show just how much they have grown this year as all students take part in MAP Testing (Measure of Academic Progress). While this is just a snapshot in time, this assessment allows our teachers to hone in on the areas which need remediation or enrichment to further equip our students to be the best they can be!

I encourage you to continue to read with your child daily, ask questions about what they are learning at school and involve yourself in family engagement and volunteer opportunities as you are available. We continually seek to provide the best possible opportunities for engagement and welcome your voice/feedback - If you have anything you would like to share please share in the comments form at the bottom of the page.

The month of December is jam packed with learning, special events and even a holiday party to cap off the first half of the year. Please see info-graphics below for the latest on the upcoming activities, we hope that you will be able to attend!

Upcoming Dates:

  • How to Survive the Adolescent Years: Parent Edition - November 27 (6PM) - RHMS
  • PTSO Holiday Shop - November 27 - November 28
  • Drama Club Presents - 101 Dalmatians - December 13 - December 14
  • Winter Parties - Friday, December 21
  • Holiday Break - December 24 - January 4
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What are the 7 Mindsets?

Our 7 Mindsets shirts have been ordered, we hope to have them to all students prior to Thanksgiving Break! The essence behind having the shirts is to create an identity within each grade level - have students/staff wear these shirts on Mindset Monday's, Future Field Trips, Field Days and even grade level assemblies! Our current mindset we are focusing on is -"We Are Connected" - Ask your child what it means to be connected, see parent newsletter below!

1. Everything is Possible - Current Mindset of Focus (See Parent Newsletter Below)
Dream big, embrace creativity and expect results

Everything is Possible provides an understanding that we are all capable of living extraordinary lives. We learn that everything that exists was once an idea until someone believed it was possible and made it a reality. Embracing this principle will allow you to envision a wonderful life, expect greatness, and effectively execute the process of making your dreams come true.

2. Passion First
Pursue your authentic talents and deepest interests

Passion First teaches that we are each a unique expression of human existence and that our lives should be focused on finding our unique genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. You will learn to make your dreams authentic, and of such critical importance that you'll find the fuel to overcome the obstacles you're certain to face along the way.

3. We Are Connected
Explore the synergies in all relationships and learn to empower one another

We Are Connected teaches us to understand that everyone who comes into our lives can assist us in living our dreams. By applying this mindset, you will learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish competition that will help you maximize your potential with and through others.

4. 100% Accountable
Choose to be responsible for your own happiness and success

100% Accountable teaches that you are not a victim of your past, your future is not predetermined, and your life is what you choose it to be from this moment forward. With a focus on recognizing fears and excuses, this mindset allows you to break down barriers, free your mind, and focus your energy to take critical steps toward accomplishing your goals.

5. Attitude of Gratitude
Seek positives from every experience and be thankful for all you have

An attitude of Gratitude teaches that you can choose the positives or the negatives in your life as the foundation on which to build your future. Choose the positives, and you're on your way toward extraordinary success; choose the negatives, and you will likely start (or continue) a downward spiral.

6. Live to Give
Inspire and serve others while maximizing your potential

Live to Give teaches that abundance in one’s life is a cycle. To receive love, respect, and financial security, one must first learn to give those things. This mindset also teaches that the greatest gift you can ever give is to find and leverage your unique genius to maximize your positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to you in kind.

7. The Time is Now
Harness the power of this moment, and take purposeful action today

The Time is Now teaches that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future hasn't happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action now in order to create the ultimate life of your dreams.

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