January Principal Newsletter

January 2021

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Daily attendance

Attendance

School attendance and participation in class are an essential part of the educational process. Regular attendance at school is necessary for students’ success and to achieve the maximum possible benefits from their educational experience. All students are encouraged to be present and prompt. School attendance is the responsibility of parents/caregivers and students. It is our hope that you share this same commitment.


Absentee Call-In and Call-Back Procedure

A telephone call-in and call-back system is used for parents to report absent or tardy children. Parents who fail to notify the school will be called at home or at work to verify student absences. The telephone number is:


☎ Millville Elementary School 508-876-0177


Our school nursing staff will most likely follow up with you regarding your child's absence.

Dressing for the Weather

Please make sure that your child is dressed to go outside. As long as our field is not wet/muddy and the temperatures are safe to do so, students will be going outside for recess and Mr. Isenberg will also be taking them out for PE. Please make sure that they dress to be outside in our cooler temperatures.

PRESCHOOL

Preschool applications for the upcoming school year are now available on our website via the following link.

https://www.bmrsd.net/o/bmrsd/browse/83250.

Application deadline is 03/05/2021.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PACKETS

Kindergarten registration packets are available at MES from 8:30-3:30 starting on 1/11. Any questions, please email Mrs. Stearman for assistance at kstearman@bmrsd.net
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We are hoping the by the week of 1/18, we will be set to use the back of the school for parent drop-off/pick-up. Further information will come out when we know for sure.

MES Art with Mrs. Sheerin

Hello Families!

In order for students to be prepared for their remote art class, they will need a few supplies.

Please email Mrs. Sheerin (asheerin@bmrsd.net) if you need the following art supplies in order for your child to be prepared for their remote art class:


Remote students have the Fab Five Supplies Ready: Paper, sharp pencil with eraser, scissors, glue and crayons or markers.


Stay safe and happy creating!

~Angela Sheerin

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Early Release dates

This past week, we amended the 2020-21 School Calendar adding additional early release days for students. During these ½ day sessions, students will be provided with asynchronous work to complete independently and return to their teachers. We thank you for understanding the need for this additional planning time as we continue to work to meet the needs of full in-person, full remote and hybrid learners. Be on the lookout for a survey from our district.


On the days listed below, we will be releasing students beginning at 11:35am:

1/27

2/10, 2/24

3/10, 3/24

4/7, 4/28

5/5, 5/19

6/9

Millville Elementary School Parents' Association (MESPA)

We are so lucky to have such an amazing Parents' Organization to support our school. They do so much for staff, students and families. This year will look different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but they will continue to remain an important part of our school community.


Next Meeting: TBD 7pm (Virtually)


UPCOMING FUNDRAISER-


LITTLE CAESER"S PIZZA Kits- Stay tuned for more information

Important dates for MES

PRESCHOOL INTEREST FORM AVAILABLE

K REGISTRATION PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE


January 11- Students return to their model prior to December 14th of hybrid, full in-person or full remote


January 11- 7:30 am Families of K/1 students who ride the bus can drop off student's crates at MES. Please ring the doorbell so that we know it is there.


January 15- Professional Development day- No school students


January 18- MLK Jr. day- NO SCHOOL STAFF & STUDENTS


January 20- School Council- Virtual Meeting


January 27- Early release day- students will be dismissed starting at 11:35 am.


January 27- 12:00 pm Virtual Premiere of our Preschool tour (will b e available starting at this time)

2:30-3pm Virtual Preschool Meet & Greet and Q&A session