MCES Newsletter

November 29 - December 3

Midterm Reports are Available in IC

Midterm/Progress Reports are available in Infinite Campus. If you need assistance accessing your IC account, click the button below.

ALL Transportation Changes MUST be sent in BEFORE 2 P.M.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE SICK!!

Transportation Changes and Excuses

ANY and ALL Transportation Changes should be sent to mces.attendance@mercer.kyschools.us. You will receive a confirmation email.

Transportation changes MUST be sent BEFORE 2 p.m. to ensure student transportation is correct.

If your child attends practices or stays for clubs, please send that change to ensure your child gets to the correct place after school.

All doctor and parent notes must be sent to mces.attendance@mercer.kyschools.us.

Students must have masks for small group instruction and cooperative learning groups!

We want all students interacting in cooperative learning. Please send in a mask with your student to wear during small group instruction and cooperative learning groups.

Celebrating During December

We will be celebrating with various dress up days during the month of December. Click the link below for more information.

School Wide Parties

Our next party is our Winter Party on December 17. Your student's teacher will be in touch with details. All items sent in must be individually wrapped.

Christmas Pictures

MCES Christmas Portraits November 30th-

Pre-Order Only


Only Students that have Pre-Ordered MCES Christmas Portraits will have their images taken.
No proofs will be available and there will be no retake days.
If you order and your child ends up being absent, you will be refunded. The Christmas images are similar to the same style that Kristyna shoots in Studio.

If Digital Files are ordered, they will be sent by December 8. All Print Orders will be returned to school no later than December 17th.

Click the link below:

PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, November 30th at 5:00pm in the MCES Library.

MCES PTO is in need of a secretary.

MCES parent/guardians may nominate themselves or any other parent/guardian of a MCES student for an office position. All PTO office nominees will be notified of nomination and given the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination.


Nominations accepted until November 22nd, 2021. Voting to be held on November 30th, 2021 at the PTO meeting 5:00pm in the MCES Library.

Secretary: Keep records and notes of each board meeting and general meeting. Handle official correspondence as directed by the President. Do agendas for the board meetings and the general meetings as directed by the President.


Click the link below.

Title 1 Family Nights

MCES will hold Title 1 Family Nights in December. These will be in person. We will send more information later, and preregistration will be required.

Kindergarten- Tuesday, December 7th 5:30-6:30

First Grade- Wednesday, December 8th 5:30-6:30

Second Grade- Thursday, December 9th 5:30-6:30


We will discuss what Title I is, our school curriculum, and what we are doing academically to support students at all levels.


There will be a virtual option for families who would are not able to attend in person.

Winter Titan Academy Information

Winter Titan Academy information will be sent out on Monday! Even if your child attended a previous Titan Academy, they will need to be registered again in order to attend.

News from Nurse Kim


NO MEDICATION SHOULD EVER BE SENT IN WITH STUDENT OR IN THEIR BACKPACK!!!

This is a major liability! Any medication that needs to be given at school on a daily basis must be brought in or handed off to an adult (whether it is a bus driver or in the car rider line), this includes any over the counter medications. Orders from a doctor MUST be received (forms in nurse office) prior to any daily medication given. Over the counter meds or antibiotics CAN be given for short term (5days) without a doctor's order but with a parent note stating name, d.o.b, what the medication is, dose, time and what they need the medication for. Thank you so much for your cooperation in keeping ALL students safe!




** The 24 hour policy is still a district policy. Regardless if you are in test-to-stay program. If your child has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea - they will need to be free of those for 24 hours without fever reducing medication to return to school. PLEASE do not send your child to school sick.


** We are missing A LOT of required health documents! Even if your child is an online student they are still enrolled in Mercer Co. Schools and the same documents are required. PLEASE get ALL required documents turned in ASAP. If you have an appointment scheduled for a physical, vision or dental exam please call Nurse Kim at 733-7040 or e-mail the date of appointment and your child's name to kim.ellis@mercer.kyschools.us.


** If your phone number or address has changed PLEASE go into Infinite Campus and update those. It is very important that we have all updated information to get a hold of someone in case of emergency or illness.

School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM)

SBDM Meetings are held every THIRD Tuesday @ 4:45 in the Library/Media Center at MCES.


SBDM Members: Kaitlin Main- Parent Rep, Lee Wilson- Parent Rep, Nicky Keller- Teacher Rep, Patrick Webb- Teacher Rep, and April Wilhoite- Teacher Rep.

Change of Clothing

***Please continue to put a change of clothing and shoes in your child's backpack each day. As it is getting cooler outside, the change of clothing in your child's backpack may need to be switched out to reflect the change in the weather.

Clothing is available on an emergency basis, but supply is limited. If the FRC does not have your child's size and clothing is not in their backpack; a call home to bring clothing will be necessary. Thank you for your help.

Chromebook Repair Fees

Click the link to view the current repair fees for Chromebooks and chargers.

Breakfast and Lunch are FREE

School breakfast and lunch are offered daily. All meals are free for students.

Due to federal meal guidelines, restaurant food/meals are not permitted at school for BREAKFAST or LUNCH.

● Students may bring lunches from home, however glass containers and carbonated beverages are not permitted.

Please keep Infinite Campus (IC) Updated

We have had several instances when families members need to pick students up from school, but they are not listed in IC. Anyone who will be picking your child up needs to be listed in Infinite Campus. Families are able to log into IC and update this information.

Also, if you have an address change or a phone number change, please update those in IC as soon as possible.

If you need assistance logging into IC, please contact the office @ 859-733-7040.

Amazon Smile

MCES PTO has an Amazon Smile Account. If you shop on Amazon, you can earn money for our school at NO extra cost to you!

Box Tops

Hi! Join me in earning money for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. Plus, use my referral code D8NL1BP1 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last. Use the link below to download the Box Tops app.

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR CAR RIDERS

● Student drop off begins at 7:25 a.m. Please be aware that traffic begins to back up around 7:35 a.m. Students not in their classrooms by 8:00 a.m. are tardy.

● Students should be ready to exit the vehicle quickly via the passenger side doors near the sidewalk when given the go-ahead by school staff.

● For safety reasons, do not go around other cars to exit the line.

● For safety reasons, drivers should not get out the vehicle.

● Do not use your cell phone while you are in the line. Distractions are a safety issue.

● Please carefully utilize both lanes at the bottom circle to avoid traffic back up on Tapp Road.

● MCES staff will open the car door for those students who need assistance.

2021-2022 School Calendar

Click on the link to view the updated calendar.