May 6, 2022 Vol 2. Issue 33
Message from Principal Masone
We had such a special week with field trips and learning. Third grade went to Mueller State Park, fourth grade toured the Littleton Museum, and fifth grade visited the Starsmore Discovery Center. The smiles on these students faces as they returned from from their trips was priceless. What a great opportunity for these kids to apply their learning!
Staff had a spectacular week thanks to the kind generosity of our families. The food, flowers and notes made this week so special. Thank you for your generosity and celebrating our wonderfully talented staff.
Have a terrific weekend.
Teacher Appreciaiton Week
Thank you, PAC!
- May 11 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- May 16 - Field Day for 3rd-5th Grade @ MSHS Track
- May 18 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- May 20 - Mustang Might Family Connection Movie Night 5:30pm-8:00pm
- May 20 - Field Day for K-2nd Grade @ MSES 8:30-10:30am
- May 26 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
- May 26 - Last Day of School - 12:00pm Dismissal
First Grade: Ask Your Expert
If you haven’t already, talk to your kiddo about our field trip to Rock Ledge Ranch and see if they can share three or more things that they learned about life in early America!
Third Grade: Ask Your Expert
May is the perfect month to start our Ecology unit. We begin with the word ecology, which is the study of relationships between living things and their environment. Your expert can explain to you that an ecosystem is everything in a particular environment, both living and nonliving. Ask your expert what the four things are that a habitat needs to support life? (Food, water, shelter, space) Students have been learning about a food chain (the relationship of living things as food sources for other living things) and food webs (interconnected food chains). Ask your expert to describe a food chain. They should include the words producers (living things that make their own food), consumers (living things that eat other living things), and decomposers (living things that eat dead plant and animal matter) as they discuss the energy pyramid and trophic levels within the different ecosystems. The more time they spend outside observing natural habitats, the better ecologists they will become, so enjoy the weather and a nice educational hike!
This Week in 5th Grade:
We have our Garden of the Gods field trip on 5/18. Promotion is on 5/26 followed by our promotion picnic!
This Week in Art:
This Week in TEAMS:
This Week in Music...
Here, fifth grade group Every Direction performs their original piece Mushroom Stew for classmates Thursday morning.
MSES students worked with Ms. Dunlap during art classes in April to build these lanterns. They got to showcase their work at the Lantern Parade on April 22nd. Check out their amazing work!
We also want to give a HUGE "Thank You" to Paul Quigley, Bldg. Custodian, for hanging our solar system lanterns in the Art Plaza!
Wanted: Library Helpers
We are looking for library helpers through the end of the year! We are getting our library in order for the next school year and could use some extra hands. Please contact Amy Bradbury if you are interested in helping out.