News and Notes from the Principal
McAllister Elementary School
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News and Notes from the Principal!
McAllister is back in action and rolling! This year we've experienced the smoothest start in all capacities, and this credit goes to our amazing staff for their follow through and execution! The energy, engagement and learning is evident throughout the building - Quality teaching practices coupled with eager and attentive students make for a dynamic learning environment.
You will notice that this newsletter serves two purposes, one to inform and one to allow you to plan out future activities. You will likely receive information from the school level in this format 1-2 times monthly depending upon the need to communicate. Our teachers will continue to communicate with you through their weekly newsletters, etc. for those things that specifically pertain to their class.
With a growing school, it is sometimes necessary to logistically adjust in an effort to streamline the flow of students, traffic, etc. Our morning drop off still seems to be an area of increased traffic flow. Consequently, to pull traffic off of 144, you may be routed to drop your student off in the back car line if the front car line is at capacity (Please be patient as we work to increase the efficiency for all stakeholders.) However, continue to follow the typical procedures previously outlined unless redirected by Coach Moon or Coach Anderson.
While McAllister Elementary is most certainly focused on academics, this year we will continue with our PAWS behavior expectations (PBIS) and focus on social-emotional learning through 7 Mindsets. "Mindset Mondays" are back and allow time for relationship-based teaching and social-emotional learning.
We will kick-off "Mindset Mondays" on Monday, August 12, 2019. Last year we sold Mindset Mondays shirts for all. If you are new to McAllister or are in need of a larger shirt, please reach out to the front office staff. These shirts will be available for $5 cash beginning tomorrow. The supplies are limited--Get yours while there is still inventory available!
We look forward to partnering with ALL of our families to create the most ideal learning environment for each of our Wildcats! Once we get the school year rolling, we will welcome volunteers and lunch visitors after Labor Day!
- August 5 - August 9 - Fall MAP Testing
- August 13 - McTeacher Night - McDonalds (144, Next To Publix) 5-8
- August 14 - Volunteer Orientation (9:30AM) - MES Cafeteria
- August 23 - RHHS Home Football Game (Richmond Hill HS)
- August 26 - August 30 - Scholastic Book Fair
- August 27 - Fall Pictures
- August 29 - 5th Grade Class Trip Meeting (5:30PM)
- August 29 - Curriculum Night/PTSO Meeting & Volunteer Orientation (6PM)
- September 2 - Labor Day - No School
- September 3 - Lunch Visitors & Volunteers Begin!
What is PBIS?
- P - Positive Attitude
- A - Act Respectfully
- W - Work Responsibly
- S - Stay Safe
Please click here to learn more about PBIS at McAllister Elementary School. We hope that this information is useful for you as a parent to better understand the expectations we have at McAllister Elementary School.
What are the 7 Mindsets?
1. Everything is Possible
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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Please keep in mind that bus routes might change. Keep checking the website for the most recent bus stops and stop times. Be sure to arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
ALL families are encouraged to apply for free/reduced lunch. In recent years, with changes in our economy, more students meet the guidelines to be eligible for free/reduced lunch.
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Click here for access to all of your child's schedules so that you know how to prepare them for their specific specials class or know when to come to school for lunch.