Mac El Weekly News
September 30, 2022
Message from the Principal
Happy Veteran's Day
We would like to recognize, thank and honor our Service Members who have or still are serving in the military. Your sacrifice and willingness to serve are appreciated beyond words. Thank you to all the families that support and sacrifice for their service members. Thank you also to Mrs. Byrne and our 2nd and 3rd grade students for a great performance for our Veterans!
Passport to Literacy
Passport to Literacy Family Night was such a success! We had over 100 families in attendance making their way “around the world” to get their passports stamped. There was Book Bingo, Guess the Genre, Book Walk, Paper Airplane making, story time, music around the world, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, STEM activities with min-robots, and a green screen, along with popcorn and water. There was even a drawing for a grand prize in each grade level for a suitcase full of games.
And the winners of the Gand Prize drawing for a suitcase full of games for each grade were:
2nd grade - Annabelle Snyder
3rd grade - Malachai Brennan
4th grade - Sam Overman
5th grade - Adalyn Conner
Please keep an eye on the weather as it is changing rapidly. Students will still be going outside for recess and PE whenever possible. Please send them with jackets, warm clothes, gloves/mittens, and hats. If you need assistance with cold weather gear, please contact the office.
Mark your Calendar!
- Nov. 12 - Unified Robotics competition @ Taylor University
- Nov. 14 & 16 - After School Remediation
- Nov. 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break
- Nov. 28 & 30 - After School Remediation
Indiana Learns Platform - NEW!
Eligible families can now access the Indiana Learns family platform, an online portal where they can view their grant funds, see Learning Partner vendors, and schedule tutoring services for their qualifying student. Indiana Learns is a new statewide grant program that provides families, demonstrating both financial and academic need, with up to $1,000 to spend on math and reading high-dosage tutoring and approved out-of-school academic programs for their students.
Click on the link below for more information regarding students that qualify.
5th Grade Field Trip to Eiteljorg Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The more volunteers we have, the more events we can plan.
After School Remediation
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Dates: 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.
Last week 2nd and 3rd grade students learned how to stay on the safe side by not being tricked to go with don’t knows or kinda knows without telling their safe side adult. Fourth & fifth grade students learned how to stay safe on the internet but not giving out their personal information or meeting with people they’ve met online. This week, Mrs. Adams started small groups for 2nd-5th graders addressing issues such as following directions, friendships, and anxieties or worries. Classes have also been identifying what it feels like to be in the green zone - relaxed, calm, happy. Students are identifying the activities that help them be in the green zone as well as how their bodies feel. The Mac El food drive is in full swing. Students are collecting food that will go to Mac El families for Thanksgiving this year.
BRAVES OF THE WEEK
2nd Grade: Zaidyn Michael
Zaidyn is a leader who makes positive behavior choices in the classroom. He is friendly to everyone and likes to help others. He is also a hard worker. Zaidyn is a strong math student and enjoys spending time with his friends on the playground. He is a student who helps make our classroom and our school a great place to be!
3rd Grade: Madalynn Arnett
Madalynn is such a sweet soul! She always looks out for others and is the first to notice when someone needs help. She'll jump right in and take care of things every time! Madalynn works hard and can be counted on to work well even during independent work. I'm excited to watch her grow this school year!
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.