Marlette Elementary News

October 2019

From the Principal's Desk

We've had a great start this school year and we are rolling right along now. Our beginning of the year testing is finished and teachers are getting ready for conferences on October 15 and 17. Our Book Fair is also during conference week to make it as convenient as possible for our busy families. The school year just continues to get busier, so make sure you've completed a volunteer background check before attending any field trips or volunteering in our school. The volunteer background check must be completed every year. Safety is always first at MES and we hope you understand if we deny your participation in a school related activity if we don't have an updated volunteer background check form. If you ever need to contact me, my direct office phone number is 989-635-4925, Google Voice number is 989-272-3718, and email address is

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Volunteers Wanted!

Do you have at least 30 minutes a week that you could donate to help our students become better readers and mathematicians? Please give us a call and let us know if you're interested and how much time you are able to donate each week. We appreciate any amount of time you can give us! 635-7427. Volunteer training will be provided and all volunteers must pass a volunteer background check prior to helping out.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences are October 15 & 17. If you’re going to need more than ten minutes, please respect everyone’s time and set up a time to meet after your scheduled conference for a more in-depth conversation.

Here is a great article that will help you get the most from your conference.

Book Fair 2019, October 14-21

Please join us for our annual Scholastic Book Fair, October 14-21. We will have parent nights Tuesday, October 15, and Thursday, October 17, during conferences. We will also open for a couple of hours in the morning on Monday, October 21, just in case anyone forgot to buy their favorite book! Student preview day is Monday, October 14. You can start shopping from home on October 9.

New this year is an option called student eWallet. When you create an eWallet, the amount you select as your student's spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or pending charge) on your credit card and will be reflected in your available balance. You will only be charged for what is purchased, and after the book fair ends, the hold will expire and the funds will be released back to your credit card. Additional funds can be added to the eWallet at any time. You can also cancel funds. Track spending and see all activity in your order history through your MyScholastic account. Student eWallets are looked up at the book fair using the student's name, grade, or teacher; eWallets do not have to be printed or presented to a cashier. You must create an eWallet for each student; accounts cannot be shared or transferred. If any items purchased during the fair are returned, the amount will be credited back to your card. Processing times may vary. Contact your credit card company for specific information regarding your account.

Quiz Bowl

Elementary Quiz Bowl practice has started and meets are scheduled for the year. It's not too late to join up! For additional information, email coach Carolyn Taylor,

Lost and Found

Fall is definitely here which means winter can’t be too far behind. With the cooler weather comes warmer clothes. Of course we’re in Michigan and a day that starts at 50⁰ may end at 70⁰. This often leads to coats being left on the playground or other various locations around our campus. Please take a few minutes to check out our lost & found rack by the main entrance and claim your lost belongings. Glasses, electronics, and jewelry are held in the office. We make a clothing donation every quarter.

School Calendar and Hours

The annual school calendars along with district information may be accessed online at

Students are expected to be in class by 8:15 when the second bell rings and stay until the dismissal bell at 3:00.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Breakfast is served every morning, free of charge, in every classroom. Lunch is available for only $2.45. Milk is available for $.40.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families, too! Parents are encouraged to complete the free/reduced meal form application each year as the qualifications change. Furthermore, forms may be re-submitted at any time during the school year if there is a change in financial status with the household. For more information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 989-635-7429.

October is Bullying Prevention Month

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

Report all bullying at this link.

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Upcoming Dates

October 14, Marlette Board of Education meeting (7:00 pm)

October 14-21, Book Fair

October 15 & 17, Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 18, No School

October 22, Mobile Dentists visit

October 23, Picture Retake Day

October 31, Halloween parade around Gayle's Trail at 2:00 pm (weather permitting)

November 1, End of the first marking period

Upcoming community events

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