Mac El Weekly News

Message from the Principal

November 12, 2021

Thank you!

Huge thank you to all our parents and Veteran's that attended our Veteran's Day Program! We salute you and thank you for your service. Thank you also to all of our 2nd and 3rd grade students and teachers, and Mrs. Byrne for all of their work on the program. They did a great job and we could not be more proud of our students!

Thank you also for all of your generosity to our Food Drive this week. Your generosity greatly impacts the families in our community. Thank you!


Mark your Calendar

  • Nov. 15 - 19 - PTSO Book Fair
  • Nov. 17 - Family Night at the Book Fair (3:30 - 6:00pm)
  • Nov. 17 - Be Seen Be Heard
  • Nov. 24 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break


Announcements for the week

From the Cafeteria

Reminder that although breakfasts and lunches are free, extra milks are not.

Extra milk is $.50 each.

Unified Robotics

The Mac El Unified Robotics competed last Saturday at Taylor University! All of the students that participated were the first group of students in the country to participate in this Special Olympic event. Mac El is now one step closer to becoming a Young Champions School! Our team performed well even with a couple of small adversities. We placed 3rd in our Division and built relationships and memories that will last for a lifetime! Coach Batdorf and Coach Kelly are already counting down the days until next year!

PTSO Information

Book Fair

  • The Book Fair is November 15-19! We will be setting up in the library again this year. The kids will be able to visit during their library special or during recess.
  • Family Night will be on Wednesday, November 17 from 3:30-6 PM for the kids to bring their parents to buy books.


Good luck to our Spell Bowl team who will have their first competition on Monday!

After School Remediation

Reminder, if your child attends after school remediation, dismissal is at 4:45pm and buses do not leave until all students are boarded. The first session ends next week on Nov. 18. The next session will begin in January and teachers will send invitations in December for the next session.

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to bring their water bottles to school daily. There are water bottle filling stations to refill.
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Community Events

ILEARN Information for Families

Please click on the link below for ILEARN information from the Indiana Department of Education. (English and Spanish versions)

Covid 19 School Guidance

From the Nurse

If you are interested in a Covid 19 vaccine for your child, contact your health care provider or the Miami County Health Department. See more information below. Thank you for all of your help supporting our back to school guidelines. It has really helped to reduce our quarantine and postiive covid numbers.


Computer Stylus

If your student has lost their stylus, it is $20 to replace. Students can purchase one in the Minion Office.

Bus / Pick up Changes

If you need to change your child's bus going home or that they are being picked up, parents MUST speak to a person. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE as the staff member may not hear their messages before the end of the school day.

School Drop Off/Pick up

8:10am - Doors open for student drop off. Parents may drive up to door 19E to drop off. PLEASE DO NOT drop off your student before the doors open. This is a safety concern as staff will not be present until 8:10am.