Maire Newsletter May 13 edition
Dear Maire Families
Last week we had our PTO Auction Derby Party. The generosity and support of our PTO and families has been overwhelming year after year. The best part of the night was connecting as a community again. Our strong sense of community, which was difficult to truly foster for the better part of two years, felt alive and vibrant. We look forward to more opportunities to come together. Maire is a special place to be at, and actually being together makes everyone happy.
Proud Principal of Maire
Important Maire dates to remember
5/18 Communities United in Diversity 6pm Ferry Elementary
5/23 BOE Meeting 7:00 p.m. Brownell MS
5/27 Maire Field Day *see details below
6/3 Bike to School Day *more info to come
6/8 Pierce Ice Cream Social for incoming 5th graders 6-7:30 pm
6/10 Save the date! Maire PTO Block Party and Movie Night *more info to come
6/16 Save the date! 4th Gr Promotion 9am (out on the Maire field)
6/17 Last day of school
Parent Survey- Leader in Me at Maire
As a Leader in Me School we are always working on continuous improvement. This is our first time using the Leader in Me Survey, but we plan to make this an annual event where we ask stakeholders to take a short survey. These surveys are used to collect, analyze, and report student, staff, and school-level outcomes related to the focus on improving leadership, culture, and academics. They help us identify our strengths and weaknesses, develop improvement plans, and monitor progress. Please complete the survey below. All of your responses are completely anonymous. The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and your feedback is important to us.
Biking to School? A Few Reminders...
-Be sure to have a lock your child can manage on their own. All bikes must be locked so they are kept safe. Maire is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes on property.
-Students should wear a helmet and bring their helmet in to school with them
-WALK your bike on school grounds- this is a district policy to ensure everyone is safe
Maire Field Day Friday May 27th!
8:30-11 grades K-2
12:30-3 grades 3-4
Please sign up here to volunteer! We will need a bunch of helping hands to make the day a success.
We can't wait for a great day!
For months that a school reported primarily in person, a parent/guardian has the option to request an individual review of their student’s circumstances. This process is called a reconsideration (see attached form).
1. When should a parent or guardian request reconsideration?
- If they have a free/reduced lunch student who attended class partially or fully virtual in a month shown on their notice (September 2021, October 2021, November 2021, and December 2021)
2. What information will a parent or guardian need from the school?
- A parent or guardian will need to provide proof that shows how their student received instruction for the month(s) on the notice. We call this a proof document. It will need to contain the following information:
•The month(s) for which the parent is requesting a reconsideration
•A statement about how the student received instruction for that month
•Name of the school employee filling out the document
•The school employee’s title, e-mail, and telephone number
- Can be completed by the teacher, aide, secretary, counselor
For more information:
Leader in Me Habit #8 Find Your Voice
This important component of the LIM education teaches us how to use what you do well to help others.
Leaders find their voice by using their talents, strengths, and passions to reach their leadership potential.
Character Word of the Month: Courage
Library Book Reminder
HAT not HATE Assembly
Yesterday we had an amazing assembly sponsored by our PTO, called Hat Not Hate. The theme of the assembly was to spread kindness and raise awareness to stand up to bullying. During the assembly we heard powerful messages about having great character, empathy, and support for others. Part of the #HatNotHate program is to wear blue, in particular blue hats, as a symbol for kindness and anti-bullying. People from all around the country found out that we were hosting an assembly at Maire and makers started getting to work. We were sent over 300 handmade BLUE hats so everyone at Maire received a FREE blue hat to wear to spread the message. We can’t wait to see the blue hats around the community. Our goal is to get yarn and loom kits later this month so our Maire Bears can return the favor as well. You can find out more information at https://hatnothate.org/ .
Believe- believe in yourself, you are not alone, you are unique
Learn- Learn about others, yourself, and your community
Understand- Everyone has their own battles, no one is the same, everyone processes things differently
Educate- learn about bullying and find ways to help
March is Reading Month Baseball Vouchers
TUESDAY BAGEL SALE- 4th Grade Legacy Gift
Reminders for bagel Tuesdays:
We will now be doing pre orders on Monday.
- please send money in on Monday
- along with money, please include a note with all necessary info (child's name, teacher name, and bagel choice)
- students will be able to choose between cinnamon swirl, blueberry, or chocolate chip bagels.
- Cost will be $1 per bagel (no cream cheese will be sold).
This fourth graders’ legacy gift is being done to raise funds to help children impacted by the war in Ukraine. All proceeds from the bagel sale will be sent to relief organizations focused on assisting families displaced by the war. Students at Maire will have the opportunity to purchase bagels each week for the remainder of the school year.
Any student that wants to send a kind note or picture to Ukraine can do so in their free time and drop it off in the office before the end of the year.