Nuts & Bolts

November 12, 2018

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Have a wonderful week!

I hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather and crunchy fall leaves. Thank you for your participation in Red Ribbon week and the interactive Gary Hogg presentations. Have a great week,


René

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Staffing Updates

Jill is no longer employed with MMA. We appreciate her contribution to the school and wish her the best moving forward. Lana and I are meeting with the lower el team Monday to discuss the plan moving forward.


Please welcome Becky, who begins with us Monday to be a special education teaching assistant.

Dyad Reading PL Feedback

4 = strongly agree and 1 = strongly disagree


School-wide, we will start this in January; logistics are still being worked out.

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Student Injury Procedures Updated

When you send a child to the office with an injury you would like addressed, please also send a completed injury report with the child. If a child has a more severe injury that requires immediate attention, please walk them to the office and fill out the injury report as the office is addressing the injury.


If students are not feeling well, do not allow students to call their parent/guardians from their cell phones or the classroom phones.

Forgotten Stuff / Lunches

Parents who drop of student lunches and other items will be directed to clearly label their items and place them on the bottom shelf under the sign in computer in the front lobby. Front office staff will deliver these items at 11:15am. Alternatively, you may send a child up to check for their items as well.

MMA Basketball Team

Unfortunately, we were not able to interest enough students to field a basketball team at MMA.

Cultural Festival Schedule

Cultural Festival, as you know, will be open to families to join us on Friday from 1-3pm.

Gratitude Feast

MAPA is sponsoring our annual Gratitude Feast to honor those who serve our community. FYI, it is this Thursday at lunch time.
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Lice Information

Lice Clinics of America will be at MMA during the last part of the Cultural Festival to provide information about lice to families. They are willing to stay and offer a quick workshop with info for teachers at 3:15pm. Please stop by if you are interested in learning more. During Cultural Festival, Lice Clinics will most likely be set up in the front conference room and after school in the library.


If you suspect that a child in your class has lice, please alert the office. If a case of lice is confirmed or a parent informs you that their child has lice, please communicate with all of the parents in the class using a standard letter from the office. I do not have it with me at this moment to attach here.

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STEM Week at MMA Jan 14th-25th

The STEM committee met and have an exciting STEM week planned for you. Below you will find the details that have worked out thus far. More details will be shared as they are solidified. The entire school is expected to participate in this event, so please plan accordingly.


Monday (14)

  • STEM assembly rotation - LE/ UE (Amy) AM 9-12:00, presenters

Tuesday (15)-

  • 9th grade field trip Otech Planetarium
  • 6th graders (some) are at STARBASE

Wednesday (16)

  • Science Fair 7/8th grade (JH Gym)

Thursday (17)

  • Presenters

Friday (18)

  • LE- Scales and Tails 12:30-3:00 JH Commons
  • Do not schedule anything for 5th graders


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**Michelle- National Geographic- show to all of JH and UE, one showing

Show them before STEM week


WALK THE STEM MUSEUM (Science Hall Displays)

Monday (14)

  • 5th N (Elementary halls) and 7th (JH halls)

Tuesday (15)

  • 5th S (Elementary halls) and 7th (JH Halls)

Wednesday (16)

  • no one

Thursday (17)

  • 4th N (Elementary halls) and 9th (JH Halls)

Friday (18)

  • 4th S (Elementary Halls) and 9th (JH Halls)



Monday (21)- 3rd N (Elementary halls)

Tuesday (22)- 3rd S (Elementary halls)

Wednesday (23)- 2nd N (Elementary halls)

Thursday (24)- 2nd S (Elementary halls)

Friday (25)- 1st N (Elementary halls)


HOME PROJECTS for Walk the STEM Museum:

4th- STEM

5th- Invention Convention

3rd- Christina discussing topic with team

2nd- Christina discussing topic with team

1st- Christina discussing topic with team

7th- Scientists (Michelle is making a rubric)

9th- Medical Inventions (Michelle is making a rubric)

Bathroom Incidences Follow-Up

Thank you all for speaking with your classes about respecting our bathrooms. There were no incidences with feces this week, only one incident where urine was all over one of the boys' bathrooms. I consider this a major improvement. Continue to speak with your students and monitor the bathrooms.

Coaches' Corner

There are no instructional coach meetings for the month of November.

FSA Open Enrollment

The open enrollment period for Flexible Spending Accounts for 2019 will be from November 1st, 2018 through November 21st, 2018. This process will need to be completed online through Helpside’s employee portal. If any of you need help with their username or password, please contact Maddie@AcademicaWest.com via email or 801-444-9378.

As a friendly reminder, FSA elections do not roll over from year to year. Full-time employees are eligible for a FSA.

Attached below is a list of sample expenses. This list is not all inclusive, but is a general guideline on items that are asked about frequently.

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