MCAA Rocket Report
A Note From the Principal
Greetings MCAA Families,
WOW! What a wonderful start to October! We have welcomed rising 3rd graders interested in attending MCAA next year for additional assessments, kicked off our Fall Foundation Fundraiser, had visits from Barry Mann with ArtsNow and Kyle Posey with RK Redding Construction as part of our STEAM units and celebrated homecoming. No one does Homecoming quite like Marietta. Staff enjoyed a "tailgate" at school and our MCAA float was a hit! Thank you for all the ways you support MCAA! Our Fall Fundraiser has been a huge success so far. We are very close to our goal so my inflatable costume is ready! Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Fall Festival next Wednesday, October 18th. We can't wait to see you there! Reach out if I can be of any assistance. I am thankful for the ways you support our #tinybutmighty school and it is my honor to serve your family!!
*Follow us on Instagram @mcaarockets for glimpses into our days at MCAA!
State Superintendent Richard Woods presented MCAA with the Literacy Leader Award. Knowing the fundamental importance of early literacy and students' ability to read proficiently by third grade, Georgia recognized just 70 schools with this designation. We are proud of MCAA as #2 in the state when it comes to reading proficiency!
FALL FUNDRAISER GOAL IN SIGHT!!
Thank you for your generosity and support of MCAA. We are at 92% of our goal in just over a week! Just 3 more days to get your donations in! If you have not been able to donate, use the link below. There is no amount too big or too small. We are hoping to raise enough to not only offset the costs of student experiences but also enhance our outdoor learning spaces. I have no doubt we'll get there and I'll get to race my friends in epic fashion Wednesday night. Perhaps we can also get our "Principal for the Day" trained up in time for me to be duct taped to a pole.
CONFERENCE WEEK IS OCTOBER 23-27
You should have received communication from your child's teacher regarding Conference Week (October 23-27). Students will be dismissed at 1:15 during conference week. Be sure to update your child's teacher if his/her transportation will be different than their regular dismissal plan.
PICTURE RETAKES - OCTOBER 25TH
Pictures will be in this week. Re-takes will occur on October 25th
FALL FESTIVAL DINNER PRE-ORDER - OCTOBER 18
Don’t let the dinner hour stop you from attending MCAA’s much anticipated Fall Festival. Come out for games & fun galore but be sure to get your meal requests in early. Pre-order from our pizza menu at https://bit.ly/3tuBSNh to secure your snacks before the bash. Candy is dandy but with dinner, you’re a winner! We look forward to seeing everyone at our Wednesday, Oct 18th event.
CHOA CAPE DAY
Join us on October 20th as we celebrate the brave who have fought or are continuing to fight cancer. Get your capes ready and wear to school on Friday while donating $5 to honor these heroes. Let's honor and celebrate the strong and resilient patients facing illnesses and injuries at CHOA. Everyday, patients overcome health obstacles and face challenges that most of us could never imagine. All proceeds will be donated to CHOA.
In November, we will highlight and celebrate Dios Los Muertos, Diwali, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, and Native American Heritage Month.
If your family celebrates Diwali, Mr. McDaniel would appreciate it if he could borrow artifacts like books, toys, photos, art, and clothing to display in the media center to highlight the celebration. They will be returned by the end of the month.
ASP REGISTRATION FOR CONFERENCE WEEK - OCTOBER 23-27
This year to attend ASP during Conference Week, parents MUST complete a SEPARATE registration from traditional ASP, and tuition is required for the entire week. The tuition for the week is $75. Use this link to register. http://rb.gy/zhn3k. Registration ends October 9th. Register today to confirm your student has a spot for ASP Conference Week.
In preparation for Veteran's Day, we will create a slideshow that honors the family members of our students and staff who have served and are currently serving in the military. If you'd like to participate, please send the following to email@example.com by October 30th. If you participated in the past, you don't need to resend.
- A picture of any of your family member(s)- a picture in uniform is preferred, but not required.
- The family member(s) name(s)
- Relationship with MCAA student/staff member
- Branch(es) of the military
- Conflict(s) served/active duty
MEDIA CENTER HIGHLIGHTS
During the month of October, the media center will highlight and celebrate Disability Awareness Month, Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos.
EXPANDING STUDENT EXPERIENCES
It is a goal of ours to continue to provide new, powerful experiences to our students. We are looking for parents/community members who are willing to host a student or small student groups for a shadow experience. If this is something you or someone you know would be willing to consider, please complete the form below. We will reach out with additional information and ideas once we determine interest. We are looking for lawyers, dentists, engineers, veterinarians, filmmakers, artists, community leaders and so much more! Please share any connections or interest you have via the link HERE.
Your PTA sponsored Fall Festival will be here before you know it! This year's theme is "Out of This World" and it's sure to be a seasonal event that light on fright, but heavy on fun! Join us for games, contests, dance parties and crafts all against an Autumn backdrop. Mark your calendars for our (new) date of Wednesday, October 18th. Costumes are encouraged as we treat you to a family-friendly celebration sure to welcome in Fall. The costume contest will be geared toward our event theme so put your STEAM thinking-caps on and show us how creative you can be!
Dinner options will be available for sale throughout the night. We look forward to seeing you there. If you'd like to get in on the fun early check out volunteer opportunities for a chance to help make the magic happen. https://bit.ly/46uMWIL
PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST
National PTA has a long-standing commitment to Arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the Arts which boost student confidence and success in the Arts and in life. Take a look at these videos for details on this year's theme and tips on how to stand out! We had amazing participation at MCAA for last year's Reflections program, we hope your students are fine tuning their submissions now. Be sure to email any questions to MCCReflections@marietta-city.k12.ga.us at any time. Entries are due by November 3rd. A reception will be held the evening of November 16th for all participants.
FYI Folder Volunteer
Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with others at MCAA? Do you need a short-term or low-intesity opportunity. THIS IS IT! Each Thursday, we need volunteers to assemble our take-home folders (FYI Folders) and make copies for the teachers or front office staff.
When making transportation changes please be mindful of a few important things!