Weekly Update

week of February 15, 2016

We believe...

  • The NEW School Mission Statement: Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.
  • District Vision: Educational Excellence in a Caring Community
  • District Purpose: Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.
District and School Improvement Goals:

Goal 1: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in their literacy skills.

Goal 2: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in critical thinking.

Goal 3: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in mathematical skills.

Goal 4: All staff will engage in the district-wide continuous improvement process.

Wrestling Demo

The High School Wrestlers and Mr. Vlcek will host a wrestling demo at lunch on Tuesday. The students will be brought to the gym five minutes before the lunch is to begin. They will watch the demo and then head in for lunch. They should not be let into the lunchroom early if they are not watching the demo. The lunch recess supervisors will monitor the students and indicate when it is time to move to lunch.

First grade would come from 11:15-11:20

Third grade would come from 11:20-11:25

Fourth grade would come from 11:45-11:50

Second grade would come from 11:50-11:55

I am not sure the best time for kindergarten, possibly 11:25-11:30 on their way out to recess.


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February Birthdays

2.7.16-Teresa Phelps-Daves

2.14.16-Katie Marsh

2.18.16-Carrie Resh

2.18.16-Rita Page

MDE Grant

Charlene Mangi has secured an k-3 Literacy grant for before and after school reading support. She is in the process of organizing the groups. You will see Brett Whalen, Linda Whitney, Cindy Hanewald and Sarah McCaffrey involved in the events.

Exciting News

Our very own second-grade student, Jesse Buono, has been awarded a wonderful opportunity. Jesse was picked in a lottery to participate in the KTM Youth Challenge. It's an exhibition race for 7 and 8-year-olds, who meet the qualifications, that is held at an AMA National Supercross event. It will be held on February 20 at The AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas, where the Dallas Cowboys play. So if you watch you may just see your classmate and friend on TV. It will be broadcasted on Fox Sports. The race will be held between the 250 and 450 Main Events. The participants are students from all across the country. They will get the "Pro treatment" for the day. They will meet some of their favorite pro riders, have an autograph signing, and be a big part of the whole experience. Jesse, his big brother Jake (who is also a Motocross Racer) Mom and Dad are so excited to go. Good Luck Jesse!

Announcements

We will be adding a bit of flavor to the morning announcements. We will add: a joke; a quote; a Did you know? fact; a Leader in Me reminder; and an attendance fact. Each day will have only one of the above mentioned new features. The hope is that the student leaders will read the facts/reminders. If you have any news for the Did you Know, for example, Mrs. Jones class is working on presentation for Black History month, that you would like mentioned, please send us an email. We want to celebrate the greatness that is happening in our school.
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Upcoming Dates


  • 2.15.16-No School-Presidents Day
  • 2.15.16-School Board Meeting
  • 2.17.16-Kindergarten Information Night
  • 2.18.16-Grade Level Meetings
  • 2.23.16-Configuration meeting
  • 2.23.16-Klager PTO meeting
  • 2,24.16-Talent Show-rehearsal times to be announced
  • 2.25.16-Principal's Advisory
  • 2.25.16-SIP meeting 3:30-4:30
  • 3.3.16 Staff Meeting
  • March 22nd, 10:00, practice for Leadership Day
  • March 23rd Leadership Day
  • April 20th Kindergarten Round up
  • June 2nd-Tentative Date for Kids Against Hunger packaging.

From the Villarreal's

This was a good weekend for cleaning and laundry. Mr. Villarreal's hernia surgery seems successful and he is on the road to recovery. Good news-he could wash dishes this weekend. Bad news-no driving for two weeks and not lifting over ten pounds. I guess I am now the drop off and pick up mom for my two lovelies.