MCE News

Montgomery City Elementary

May 9, 2016

We had a great Walk to School Day last week. Thanks for walking with us!
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End of Year Benchmark Assessments this Week

This week students will be finishing up their end of year benchmark assessments in reading and math. It is important for them to come to school ready to show what they know. Please make sure they get plenty of rest and a good breakfast. With summer activities beginning, it is easy to ease up routines, but they are important for student success. Thank you!

Fine Arts Showcase - May 14th - Middle School Auditorium

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th for the Fine Arts Showcase!

It will be held in the Middle School Auditorium. Parking may be difficult, due to the district and sectional track meets being held on our HS track.

Artwork from students in grades K-12 will be on display.

Musical performances will be at the following times:

9:00 4th & 5th Choir

10:00 All 4th & 5th students

11:00 All 2nd & 3rd students

12:00 All K & 1st students

12:30 Silent Auction

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3:45 pm is Student Pick Up Time

Our school day officially ends at 3:35 pm. When parents arrive to pick up students early, this disrupts instruction, as most classroom routines use every minute of the day.

We have had several more parents beginning to pick up students from school. Students are dismissed at 3:35 pm for the early buses, and 3:45 pm for parent pick up. Our kindergarten and first grade students are are dismissed a little earlier so they don't get overwhelmed by the crowd of older students. In order to make sure all students get to their proper location, it is important for parents to be patient and wait for their children to be dismissed at their scheduled time.

If you need to make a change to your child’s normal routine you need to send a note with your child in the morning. If it is an emergency, you must call and speak to a secretary before 2pm. Do not leave a message on the school answering service. The answering service is to report absences only, and it is not checked throughout the day. Our goal is to get every student safely to their correct destination at the end of each day. We need your help to make sure this happens.

Help Stop the Summer Slide!

As the school year begins to wind down we need to think of what we can do to keep students thinking and learning throughout the summer. Too often, students have fun over the summer, but don't open a book or practice their math facts. They come back to school in the Fall and are disappointed to find they aren't remembering the things they had learned the year before. Your brain needs exercise too! Our teachers are putting together summer challenges for reading and math this year. Look for them to come home with your child at the end of the school year. (They will also be available online, too)

In addition to this, the state of Missouri has introduced “Read MOre, Missouri!” a statewide summer reading challenge to prevent summer slide; and the Missouri Summer Math Challenge.

I encourage you to check them out, and add a little reading and math practice to your summer of fun!

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

May 11th - 4th Grade to Jefferson City

May 12th - Board of Education Meeting at Middle School Conference Room

May 13th - 5th Grade Field Trip to the Airport Expo - STEM program in Chesterfield

Mrs. Pund, MS Principal, Retirement Reception at MS Cafeteria 4pm-7pm

May 14th - Fine Arts Showcase at the Middle School Auditorium

May 17th - MCE Field Day & 5th Grade Recognition night at 6pm

May 18th - PBIS 4th quarter Skating Party, Math Facts Challenge winners Water Fun & 4th Grade Famous Missourian Wax Museum.

May 19th - Students' Last Day of School

7:55am - Awards Assembly 2:00pm - Talent Show

May 31st - Summer School Begins

Montgomery City Elementary

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