News and Notes from the Principal - Week of 12/17
McAllister Elementary School
Committed to Excellence and Success in All We Do!
Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.
1st Semester comes to a close....
McAllister Elementary School is nearing the end of a very successful first semester of the 2018-19 School Year. As this first half of the year comes to a close, we will have our Holiday Parties in which families are invited to attend.
I encourage you to continue to read with your child daily, ask questions about what they are learning at school and involve yourself in family engagement and volunteer opportunities as you are available. We continually seek to provide the best possible opportunities for engagement and welcome your voice/feedback - If you have anything you would like to share please share in the comments form at the bottom of the page.
The schedule for December 21, 2018 is as follows:
- PK-2 - 9:30-10:30am
- 3rd -5th - 10:30-11:30am
With many people planning to attend this special event we will have particular procedures to facilitate the flow of these events.
- Families will enter through the gymnasium to reduce the amount of congestion in the front office while allowing space to mingle prior to the beginning of the parties. Signage will be placed outside to direct our visitors to the proper location.
- Check-out procedures will take place in the classroom by the homeroom teacher.
What are the 7 Mindsets?
Our current mindset we are focusing on is -"100% Accountable!
1. Everything is Possible - Current Mindset of Focus (See Parent Newsletter Below)
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.
Take a look into the daily happenings at McAllister! #MESrocks - Click here to check out our Twitter Feed and Follow us @McAllister_ES to see more pictures like those featured below.
Master Schedule, Lunch Schedule & Specials Schedule
With lunch, please be remember that outside food (fast food, etc) is not permitted. Please bring a lunch from home or dine in with us and enjoy our wonderful lunch options provided daily.
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.
- Last Day of Miler Club for 1st Half of Year - Tuesday, December 18, 2019 (During Recess)
- Holiday Parties -- Friday, December 21,2018
- Winter Holidays - Saturday, December 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019
- Students Return to School - Monday, January 7, 2019