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November 2020 Newsletter

Important Dates

11/1/2020: Daylight Saving Time Ends - Set your clocks back one hour.

11/1/2020 through 11/13/2020: Scholastic Book Fair (See link below)

11/11/2020: NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

11/13/2020: Picture Retake Day (Virtual Academy Students: 9:00am - 9:30am)

11/18/2020: Mesa's Thanksgiving Feast - Students only this year. (Details below)

11/19/2020 AND 11/20/2020: Mesa will engage in remote learning from home.

11/16/2020 through 11/20/2020: School Psychologist Appreciation Week

11/23/2020 through 11/27/2020: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

A Message From Our Principal

Hello Mesa families,


Many thanks to those of you that attended parent-teacher conferences at the end of 1st quarter! Communication between school and home is a vital component in the success of our students. We are so thankful for you and your commitment to the continued success of all Mesa students.


With November being a month to celebrate thanks, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to continue to work with you and your students. It is a blessing to be a part of the Mesa community! This month will offer a chance for us to celebrate thanks for a new building. Please watch for additional communication regarding our upcoming move of K-3 classrooms as well as new information regarding arrival/dismissal practices starting when we return from Thanksgiving break.


Last week we celebrated Red Ribbon week. Red Ribbon week is

dedicated to educating students about drug awareness and making healthy choices. Thank you for helping your son/daughter participate in the spirit days! It was so fun to see our students dressed in their theme-wear and enjoying one another’s creativity.


On Wednesday, November 18th, Mesa will host its annual Thanksgiving feast in our cafeteria. We are sad that our current COVID conditions prevent us from having any family members join students this year, but we are still thankful for the chance to enjoy having students present in the building. Just a reminder, lunch is currently free for all students. Any/all students are welcome to participate in having school lunch.


Finally, there will not be school the week of November 23rd – 27th. This is a week for all of us to spend time and make memories with our families and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!!


Thank you for the privilege of working with you and your children!


#DreamBIG#WorkHard#MakeItHappen


Megan Oleson,

Principal

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Classroom Updates

Fall Picture Retake Day

Friday, November 13, 2020


Virtual Academy Students: 9:00am - 9:30am


Fall Picture Retakes are for the following students:


- Students who were absent on our original Picture Day.


- Students who are either returning their original Picture Day packet OR who have an order form/online confirmation number with them.


- ALL NEW STUDENTS


Parents may return the order forms with payment OR pay online at the link below using the following codes:


Individual Picture ID:

EVTM4T8TW


Visit mylifetouch.com to order your pictures online

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Scholastic Book Fair will be open October 31- Nov 13.

This fair will be an online fair. Scholastic has included an interactive brochure in addition to a 360 tour of the fair with interactive links.

Mesa will also have a few selections available for immediate purchase. In order for students to purchase from stock on hand, they will need to have an ewallet set up. Directions for ewallet are on the site (link included).

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=mesaelementaryschool

Mesa's Thanksgiving Feast

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Fever Facts

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Can My Child Go To School Today?

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District and School Attendance Practices

We understand that the 2020-2021 school year presents challenges with attendance. Should your child have concerning symptoms or be asked to quarantine, please contact the school and we will work with you regarding attendance.

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Mesa Elementary Vision Statement

"At Mesa Elementary we will collaborate with families to foster strong relationships within the greater community. Our efforts will focus on delivering a rigorous, standards-based, data driven curriculum to ensure the academic success of all students. Our staff will seek out professional growth opportunities enhancing our knowledge of best practices. We will create a positive, supportive, nurturing learning environment leading to the development of respectful, responsible and resourceful students."