Mac El Weekly News
January 27, 2023
Message from the Principal
Mark your Calendar
- Jan. 30 - 5th-grade Spelling Bee (rescheduled due to weather)
- Jan. 30 - COGAT Testing begins (2nd/5th grade)
- Jan. 30 - After School Remediation Begins 3:15 - 4:30 pm (M/W)
- Jan. 30 - Feb. 10 - Student Council Collection for Nursing Home Residents
From Mr. Durkes
As we continue to send Chromebooks home, please remind students they should stay in their bags and not be taken out on the bus. This has become an issue recently.
Student Council Events
STEM in our School
Brave bots competed in a scrimmage against the middle school! Our white team came in second place!
Check Eligibility for a Tutoring Grant!
ILEARN 2023 is in April. Qualifying 4-5th grade families have $500 tutoring grants available NOW. Visit www.indianalearns.org and input the STN and birthdate. If you qualify, you can claim the award and begin tutoring today.
Energy Assistance Program Information
Anyone may contact Area Five for assistance with the homeowners-and-renters/low-income-home-energy-assistance program. https://www.in.gov/ihcda/homeowners-and-renters/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap/
Mobile Food Pantry
The Mobile Food Pantry has been rescheduled to Jan. 31.
Braves of the Week
2nd Grade: Hadlee Graber
Hadlee is a hard worker who has a heart for giving. We are so lucky to have Hadlee in our class. She has recently gone above and beyond to make sure her classmates have all the supplies they need to excel at school. Hadlee truly has the qualities of a Maconaquah Brave.
3rd Grade: Madalynn Arnett
Madalynn is such a sweet girl. She is the first to volunteer to help anyone and sets a great example of what it looks like to be a good friend. She is responsible and works hard! I'm so excited to watch her grow and learn this year.
5th Grade: Cooper Salyers
Cooper joined Mrs. Chapman's class not too long ago, and from the beginning, Cooper has worked very hard every day. Cooper volunteers during every subject and takes his time while doing his work. Cooper helps other students when they are struggling to understand by showing it or by reteaching it in a way that he understands. Cooper is a great addition to my classroom and I love seeing him want to help the other students be able to succeed in every subject. Cooper is a model Brave student, and I can't wait to see where his future takes him! Keep up the great work Cooper!
Contact Information Update
Please be sure to update Skyward with any phone or address changes. If you are unable to update through Skyward, please contact the front office and we will assist you. It is important to have updated phone numbers for emergency contact and school messenger communication. Thank you!
When calling in your student's absence, please give the reason they are absent. As attendance is required by the state, it needs to be documented. Also, after five (5) absences by a call-in, a doctor's note is required for a future absence to be excused. Thank you for your efforts to get your student to school, as good attendance is vital to student success.
Threat and Bullying Reporting Information
Below is the link to the Threat and Bullying Report Form. This form is also accessible on the Maconaquah School Corporation Website under Safe School Zone.
Substitute Teachers - We need them!
If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, we need you! You can apply at ESS.com