Mac El Weekly News

Message from the Principal - Week of May 6

This week...

The good news is that official testing is finished!! Make-up testing is almost done as well. Our students and staff worked so hard! In addition, our 2nd-grade students had a great time at the Fort Wayne Zoo, 4th and 5th-grade students did a great job at their school program, and 5th-grade students took a tour of the Middle School! Wow, that is a lot to do in one week!

It is hard to believe that we only have 15 more days of school and there is so much planned in these last few weeks. We are looking forward to nice weather next week and the hope of more time outside!


Important Dates to Remember...

May 11: 5th Grade - Lost Sister Trail (Knolinski/Clayton)

May 12: 5th Grade - Lost Sister Trail (Pete/Lorenz)

May 13: 5th Grade - Lost Sister Trail (Ward/Bingham)

May 13: Pioneer Day (4th grade)

May 19: 3rd grade Field Trip (Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo)

More to come!

Appropriate Dress

It was nice to have some warmer days this week and kids playing outside. Reminder please that with the warm weather, students still need to follow the dress code. Please refer to p. 21 in the student handbook for specific guidelines. Some things we have been seeing are crop tops with bare midriffs. That is current fashion and just needs a cami underneath. Also, we have been reminding students to keep their hoods off.

Guidance Update

Third through fifth-grade students are revisiting using positive communication skills and working cooperatively with one another. Fifth graders are encouraged to use these skills in working with others that they may not usually work with in preparation for group projects at the middle school level. For second grade, we are reading the book My Mouth is a Volcano, and learning the importance of not just speaking their thoughts. Students are being reminded to stop and think before speaking to make sure hurtful words are not coming out. May is mental health month.

BRAVE Star Tickets

Students exhibiting BRAVE characteristics by following school expectations can earn a BRAVE Star Ticket from any staff member. Tickets are put in a bucket for a weekly drawing. Then students are able to come to the office to choose a prize! Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for Terrific Tuesdays by following classroom expectations. We hope to see so many students able to participate by making great choices and demonstrating BRAVE behavior!

Spring Program

So proud of our students and their performance!
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From the Nurse

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS: Immunizations are required for 6th grade.

Now is a good time to schedule these with your doctor or the health department.

Your doctor and or the health department will be able to view CHIRP and see what your child needs. This normally includes a Tdap, and Meningitis vaccine, HPV is optional.

(For those parents who have already done this, your child does not require anything else at this time.)

Swim Lesson Information

If you are interested in signing your child up for summer swim lessons, see the information below as well as on the Maconaquah Elementary Home Page.

Substitute Teachers - We need them!

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, even for next year, see the flyers below and go to the website listed to start the process.
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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.




ILEARN Information for Families

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

Water Bottles

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

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.