The Lions Den August 1, 2022

MES Back to School Parent Newsletter

Greetings MES Families, Friends, and Community!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are beyond excited that you are a part of our school community! There's plenty of summer left, but in just a few short weeks, our teachers and staff will return to begin preparing their classrooms and work spaces for the return of our students.

Sparkle and Shine: This summer, our amazing custodians have worked so hard to make our school SHINE!! Hallways are glistening, spaces are decluttered, classrooms are clean, some are freshly repainted, and bathrooms look amazing. Donnie, Brenda, Missy, and Elaine work so hard and take such pride in their work. We can't wait for our students to see how beautiful our school looks!

Registration Days: No registration fees are collected at the elementary level, therefore, RCPS elementary schools will not hold registration days again this year. Please read below for information about "meet the teacher"!

Class Placements: Our teachers cannot wait to get to know their new group of students! We will send out class placements the same way we did last year. On Friday, August 12th, you will receive an email with the name of your child's teacher. Thank you for understanding that our teachers put a lot of thought into grouping students and we will not be able to make changes to class placements.

Please make sure that you have registered your child online. We will not be able to send class placements to students who are not registered for the 2022-2023 school year.

As always, if at any time you have questions, concerns, ideas, or praises, please never hesitate to share them with me. You can reach me by email or by phone at school!

Thank you for sharing your children with us. It's going to be an amazing year!

Leslie Kapuchuck


Mark Your Calendars for Back to School Information!

Transportation Changes: If your child will need transportation to a location different from your primary home address, please contact the school office by Friday, August 5th at (540) 289-3004.

Thursday, August 18- MES Meet Your Teacher!

PreK Orientation- PreK classroom

9:00-10:00 am

Kindergarten Orientation- K classrooms

9:00-10:15 am (last names beginning with letters A-M)

10:30-11:45 (last names beginning with letters N-Z)

*PreK and K students will be able to practice riding the bus during orientation!

1st-5th Grade Meet the Teacher: 4pm-6pm

All students in grades 1st-5th are invited to visit their classrooms, drop off supplies, and have a brief visit with their teacher!

PLEASE NOTE: PreK and K students unable to come to morning orientation are also welcome to come for orientation during this time!

Wednesday, August 24th- First Day of School Grades K-5.

Friday, August 26- First Day of School- PreK and ECSE

The 2022-2023 RCPS calendar can be found here!

Coffee, Cookies, and Conversations with Ms. Kapuchuck!

I am excited to continue coffee, cookies, and conversations with the principal this year! If you are new to MES, this is a great opportunity to positively partner with our school while enjoying coffee and a sweet treat!

This year, we will meet monthly to discuss a variety of topics! Our first meeting will take place on Friday, September 2nd from 8:30-9:15 am in the library! Our topic will be Title I! I invite all of you to come to learn more about Title I and how this federally funded program supports all students at MES! I hope to see you there!

MES has an active school Facebook page and this is where you can find important, accurate, up-to-date information throughout the year! Please click below to follow us!

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