Mac El Weekly News
September 30, 2022
Message from the Principal
I would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the families that got up early on Monday to have their children dressed in their costumes! They looked great and loved seeing each other dressed up in the parade. It was great to have some fun along with the hard work they do every day!
We have a lot coming up this month, including our Passport to Literacy Night next week and the Veteran's Day Program. We look forward to sharing a night of fun and promoting reading for all our students and then a day of recognizing and celebrating our Veterans!
Reminder to turn your clock back this weekend...we gain an hour!
Halloween Parade Pics - more were posted on Facebook!
Mark your Calendar!
- Nov. 6 - Daylight Savings (turn your clock back 1 hr.)
- Nov. 7 - 11 - Food Drive
- Nov. 10 - Passport to Literacy - Family Fun Night 4:30 - 6:00 pm
- Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day Program (2nd & 3rd grade)- see schedule below
- Nov. 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break
Mac El Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 7th –11th (next week)
Donated Items will go directly to Mac El families
Donations are requested by grade level as listed below:
2nd Grade: Breakfast foods – Cereal, Oatmeal, Pancake mix, Syrup, pop tarts, breakfast bars, etc.
3rd Grade: Soup, Tomato Juice, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, etc
4th Grade: Boxed foods - Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Stuffing, Spaghetti or pasta,
spaghetti sauce, etc
5th Grade: Canned foods – Green beans, corn, peas, kidney beans,
The class that brings in the most items for their grade level will get a prize from PTO. The class
that brings in the most items for the entire school will win a pizza party provided by PTO.
Please have all items in by Friday, November 11th. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN EXPIRED FOOD.
WE CAN NOT USE IT.
Brave Bots Robotics Team
Mac El students in grades 4 and 5 have the opportunity to try out for the Brave Bots Robotics Team. Students must complete an application and teacher recommendation prior to trying out. This was on morning announcements for students to pick up their forms. Tryouts will be held in the STEM lab Wednesday, November 9th from 3:30-5:00. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Kelly.
Passport to Literacy Family Night
Passport to Literacy is a Family Fun night to promote literacy. Come as a family and get your "passport stamped" as you attend different stations. Students have a chance to win books and other small prizes, as well as be entered into a drawing for one large prize per grade level as well. We look forward to seeing you on this fun night!
Veteran's Day Progam
Our 2nd and 3rd-grade students will be presenting a Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11, 2022. The performances will be in the High School Auditorium. Guests should park in the back of the high school to enter Door 14N. The program will be about 30 minutes long. The Veterans Day Programs will be live-streamed.
9:30 a.m. 3rd Grade: Brown, Reeser, Piercy
2nd Grade: Rush, Driver, Nantroup
Livestream Link: Program #1-https://youtu.be/IjIbuwl9_Kc
1:00 p.m. 3rd Grade: Bunnell,Grant, Lorenz
2nd Grade: Ward, Rich, Novinger
Livestream Link: Program #2-https://youtu.be/jjO3Gc7iglc
We will have a dress rehearsal on November 10. The students will practice in the auditorium with their teachers present. Morning group practice: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Afternoon group practice: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m..
Third-grade afternoon classes will be offered a school sack lunch rather than the regular tray on both days to accommodate our practice and performance times and the lunch schedule.
On the day of the performance, students should wear red, white, and blue. Solid-colored t-shirts and jeans (no holes) are best looking on stage. Dress clothes in red, white, and blue are also acceptable. Clothing imprinted with American flags or the words USA, etc. is also fine. Please NO hats (we want to see their faces!) or any items specific to a political party/candidate (we are honoring our country’s Veterans).
We will be walking from Mac El over to the auditorium, so make sure your student is dressed for the weather for both November 10th and November 11th.
PTO Events and Information
PTO provides a great opportunity to be involved in your child's school planning and volunteering for events for students and staff. We recently sponsored the Scholastic Book Fair and as a result, were able to donate books to our library and classrooms for students. We are currently planning events and fundraisers. If you are interested in getting involved, please email email@example.com for more information. The more volunteers we have, the more events we can plan.
STEM in our school
After School Remediation
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Dates: 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, (NO ASR on 11/21), 11/28, 11/30
Thank you to PTO for providing snacks for our students during remediation!
When calling in your student's absence, please give the reason they are absent. As attendance is required by the state, it needs to be documented. Also, after five (5) absences by a call-in, a doctor's note is required for a future absence to be excused. Thank you for your efforts to get your student to school, as good attendance is vital to student success.
This week 2nd and 3rd grade have watched The Safe Side Video about "Don't Know" and "Kinda Knows." We discussed the importance of not going with anyone who is not on their safe side adult list without their parent's knowledge, even if it's someone you "kinda know" like your teacher or friend of the family. Fourth and 5th-grade students watched The Safe Side on the Internet. Students learned the importance of never giving out personal information online and never meeting someone you've met online in person. Stressed the importance of telling their safe side adult if an online person says or does anything that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
October Art Students of the Month
3RD GRADE Isabella King Mercado
Isabella is an artist who works very hard on her art pieces, puts a lot of thought in what she creates, and has such a positive attitude. She always has a smile on her face.
5TH GRADE Alexander Shambrger
Alexzander is a talented artist who comes into the art room each week ready to work. He puts a lot of thought and effort into each art piece he creates, participates in discussions, and has a positive attitude.
BRAVES OF THE WEEK
2nd Grade: Jett Morgan
Jett is hard working, determined, and kind. He is very helpful and a joy to have in class. He also loves basketball, snakes, and fast cars. Jett has greatly improved already this year and we are so proud of him. Keep up the hard work!
3rd Grade: Leyton Michael
Leyton has shown a great deal of growth this school year. I am proud of how hard he has been working to make positive choices when faced with challenging situations. He is working diligently to improve his math and reading skills. Leyton is very quiet but has a humorous and adventurous side to him. He loves riding his dirt bike and competing in races. Congratulations, Leyton! Keep up the great work!
4th Grade: Kinsley Rich
Kinsley is a sweet young lady who is a joy to be around. She is always ready to lend a hand to everyone whether it’s helping a friend get organized, cheering up somebody who is having a rough day, or even bringing her teacher chocolate. Kinsley works hard and wants to do her best. I’m so happy she’s in my class!
5th Grade: Konner Carter
Konnor is a caring person who will go out of his way to help someone in need. If he sees someone that is sad, he will do his best to make things better. He participates during class discussions and gets along well with others. He has a sense of humor that will put a smile on your face. I am proud of Konnor for his respectfulness and enjoy having him in my class.
Please be aware of your child's lunch account. Students are not permitted to charge more than $10. If they owe that, they will be given an alternative lunch or breakfast. Notices are sent by email and written notes. Please contact Mrs. Hughes if you have any questions about your student's account. (765-689-9131 x. 3007)
Breakfast - $1.50
Lunch - $2.75
Extra milk - $.50
Breakfast - $.30
Lunch - $.40
Extra milk - $.50
Menus are available on the school website. Please be sure to plan accordingly and keep student meal accounts current. Thank you!
In the morning, students will need to bring their ID to get breakfast. This will help them get through the line more quickly and be able to start their day on time. If your child has lost their ID, they can go to the office and get a replacement for $5.
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.