The Falcon Flyer
After-school program at MES for 2016-2017 school year?
We are still in the initial stages of gathering information to see if:
1) There is a need for an after-school program at MES
2) How much interest there would be in developing one
We would appreciate you taking the time to complete a short survey to help us gather this information. Thank you to those who responded to our survey in December. For those who did not, there is still time to respond.
The survey can be accessed by clicking in the link below or by completing the paper survey (sent home along with the Falcon Flyer) and returning to the school. Please complete just one survey per household.
Thank you for your assistance!
MES Science Fair - January 28th
Elementary ... Grades 1-4
Middle School ... Grade 5
Kindergarten projects will be judged separately and winners will receive school wide recognition. They will not, however, be eligible for participation int he regional science fair.
Science Fair projects should be brought to school the morning of Thursday, January 28th. Students should take their projects with them to class. All projects will be judged after school and winners will be announced that evening at the Math-Science Family Night.
Science Fair boards will be on sale through the school for $2. Students should turn money into their homeroom teacher.
For additional information, please visit the link below...
- No repeat projects allowed.
- No live animals can be used in the science fair.
- It is not necessary to bring the actual experiment to the fair. Pictures can be used and displayed on your science fail board.
- Pictures should not show student's face.
- Participation is encouraged, but optional for all students.
- Projects should be picked up at the conclusion of Math-Science Family Night or on Friday, January 29th.
Congratulations to our December Terrific Kids!
Congratulations to our December Terrific Kids ...
Garrett Williams, Madison Handy, Kohen Orr, Peyton Lawter, Dylan Jolley, Drake Price, Kyle Cozby, Creighton Rentz, Landon Cochran, Analai Ruiz, Abbigail Brown, Cutler Wilson, Desirae Wilbanks, Miranda Rolison, Camden Hembree, Bentlee Bishop!
2nd Quarter Awards Program
8am - Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
9am - 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade
Congratulations - MES Spelling Bee Winner
Math/Science Family Night and Science Fair
- 5:30pm - Science Fair project viewing (gym) and Estimation Stations (lobby)
- 6:00pm - Awards for Science Fair winners (cafeteria)
- 6:30pm - STEM activity in each classroom
- 7:00pm - Ice Cream Sundaes, Homework Passes, and Free Book (cafeteria) and Estimation Stations (lobby)
We hope you will join us for this fun and exciting night!
A New Calendar Year is a Time to Review, Make Adjustments
It’s the beginning of a new calendar year—and nearly the halfway point in the school year. So it’s a good time to take stock of your child’s habits and make needed adjustments. Spend some time talking with your child about how the school year is going.
If the two of you set learning goals at the start of the year, review those goals now. Is he making progress? How can he make the rest of the school year even better?
Then make some learning resolutions. Here are three to consider:
1. Restore beginning-of-school routines. Has your child’s bedtime begun to slip? Are mornings more rushed? Is his regular study time now not quite so regular? Sleep and study routines make life easier—and help kids do better in school.
2. Spend time reading. There is no skill that will help your child more in school. And reading ability, like other skills, gets better with practice. Encourage your child to read. Let him read about anything, from sports to his favorite movie character.
3. Reduce screen time. Talk about the amount of time your child spends in front of a screen. How much time does he spend watching TV? Playing video games? Browsing the Internet? A new study found that 45% of eight-year-olds exceed the recommended two hours or less of screen time per day—and 80% of 16-year-olds exceed that limit. It’s time to set and enforce limits.
Reprinted with permission from the January 2016 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2016 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc. Source: S. Houghton and others, “Virtually impossible: limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen based media use,” BMC Public Health, niswc.com/elem_screenstudy.
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KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW ...
Tuesday, January 5th - School resumes for Students and Staff
Thursday, January 7th - Science Fair Parent Information meeting - 2:30pm
Friday, January 8th - Spirit Day
Monday, January 11th - Terrific Kid Program - 8:00am
Tuesday, January 12th - District Two Board meeting - 7:00pm
Friday, January 15th - Spirit Day
Monday, January 18th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Holiday
Tuesday, January 19th - Report Cards Issued
Thursday, January 21st - 2nd Quarter Awards
Friday, January 22nd - Spirit Day
Thursday, January 28th - Science Fair Projects due - 8am
Thursday, January 28th - Math/Science Family Night and Science Fair - 6:00pm
Friday, January 29th - Spirit Day / Hat Day