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MCE Newsletter for May 9, 2016 (A Late Breaking Edition...)

Curriculum Corner

  • Great PLCs this week! Love the conversations about your Success Story Students.

  • AWESOME is the word of the week! Even the “Kid President” knows how Awesome the staff and students here at MCE are. Seeing potential and making each student MORE AWESOME is our most important job. KPREP is just one way for our students to show how AWESOME they truly are.

  • I must have lesson plans for the week of May 9. Lesson plan passes cannot be used during the week of KPREP.

  • Be thinking about one strategy, program or technique that has been a life-changer in your classroom this year (Dojo, GoNoodle, Feedback, Rubrics, etc.) and how you will continue to use it next year.

  • You are very much appreciated! Let me know how I can help.

Field Days = Kuna Ice! = Awesome PTO Support

PTO will be providing KUNA Ice to students on two different days. After lunch on your respective Field Day, each student will have a sweet treat courtesy of our PTO. (Intermediate Monday, May 16 & Primary on Thursday, May 19).

If we have a rain out, KUNA Ice will still come at the original schedule.


May Moments

Monday, May 9

KPREP Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5 begins @ 8:30am.

Please check your testing folder for the master schedule details.

Tuesday, May 10

KPREP Testing

SBDM @ 4:30pm

Preschool Celebration @ 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 11

KPREP Testing

Staff Meeting @ 3:30pm

Thursday, May 12

KPREP Testing

Preschool Students' Last Day

Construction Cues

Tuesday, May 17 will be Election Day/Contract Day with no students reporting.

A good chunk of the day will be structured as we look ahead and do some planning for next year. The rest of the time will be construction preparation. An agenda will be sent out before the weekend.

Construction Notes...

  • The lockers in intermediate classrooms will be moved out as new windows are installed. Lockers that are near the window walls will be unbolted and moved...please do not load them with materials as we have in the past.
  • Most furniture and room items will be moved to the hallway wall side of your rooms (HVAC units are coming to the center of rooms/new windows along your exterior walls). When packing boxes/moving items, the inside wall is going to be a better landing space for things. Less handling=less work.
  • BOXES O' PLENTY!...In Mrs. Walter's room, there are many boxes that you can use for packing. They are surplus from an earlier tech project and you are welcome to them!
  • Will pass on more details as they come...ask questions! If we don't know the answers, we'll ask at the next construction team meeting.
  • Thanks for being troopers! It's time for a much needed update...gonna be some extra work but gonna be so nice when finished!

Counselor's Comments


An amazing job with the costumes and performances! You showed our students how to go ALL OUT! You blazed the testing trail of success for them to start testing next week!

Remember, get a lot of rest and a good breakfast.



BEST Opening Ceremonies EVER!!!! Very Creative, Encouraging & Just Plain FUN! MCE is KPREP Ready!