News & Notes from Ms. Kapuchuck
November 28, 2021
I hope that all of you enjoyed the Thanksgiving vacation and that this time has been filled with memories and fun! It is hard to believe that there are only 17 school days until the winter break. I can't wait to welcome our students back to school tomorrow!
I also can't wait for them to see our new BOOK MACHINE which is scheduled to arrive tomorrow or Tuesday! Thanks to our community partner, Merck, it will be filled with books our students will be so excited to read.
We have many fun things planned for the month of December! On Friday, December 3rd, our students will participate in a STEM Day event. This is sure to be a morning of hands-on, meaningful learning for our students!
December 17th will be a school-wide Gingerbread Jamboree. We can't wait for students to experience the school transformed for the day as they engage in learning.
If you participated in our Title I Fall Event, "Turkey Talk", please click here to complete a short survey!
Please read below for important information about upcoming events! Have a great week!
MES Holiday Cheer- A few items needed!
Spread the Cheer Project!
Here's the link!
Click below for Duke Dog Reading Program info in English and Spanish!
Picture Retakes December 3rd!
Click below for the order form!
Stock the Staff Snack Room!
Yearbook Sales are now ONLINE!
Yearbooks are $20 until April 1st! After April 1st, the price increases to $25.
Vaccine Clinic at MES-Second Dose info!
The VDH Vaccine clinic at MES went so smoothly! If your child received a vaccine at school this past Wednesday, you will receive a text message from the VDH to register for the second dose at MES. This registration must take place online. Children who are not registered for the second dose will not be able to receive it at MES on December 8th.
Please feel free to contact Ms. Kapuchuck with any questions!
House WARMING Event!
RCPS COVID-19 & Health Plan Information
We continue to follow the same health and safety procedures as last year when it comes to COVID-19. Thank you for understanding that all of our schools in RCPS are following this plan in order to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your patience, flexibility and understanding as we navigate this "new normal".
As COVID numbers in our area are rising we need to come together as a team to keep our children healthy and safe.
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF:
They have to take any medications to make them feel better or reduce fever
They have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the last 24 hours
They have a bad cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, a runny nose that will soil more than 2 masks per day
Someone in your household is sick and being tested for COVID
If you think that you have been exposed to COVID, DO NOT send the child to school without consulting the school first.
If you are unsure of household contact or have any questions as to whether or not your child should attend school, please call the office at 540-289-3004 and ask to speak with the school nurse.
Thank you for helping us to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy!
Breakfast and Lunch is FREE for all students! Menus are below! December Menus will be posted on our website as soon as they are available.
November Breakfast Menu
November Lunch Menu
Transportation Changes- IMPORTANT!
Any same-day transportation changes during the school year must occur before 1:30pm. Please make sure these are taken care of through the office, rather than contacting the teacher, so that we can ensure your child gets home safely! Often, teachers do not have time to check messages and email during the day, so it is important that these changes are communicated to the office. The office will take care of making sure teachers know of the transportation changes.
1. Student Name
2. Teacher Name
3. Reason for Absence
4. The name of the person submitting the email
You can also use this email address to send Dr. notes!