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News and Notes from the Principal

McAllister Elementary School


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News and Notes from the Principal!

Wildcat Family,

The first month of school is here and gone in the blink of an eye! It's been a great start as our students and staff have quickly acclimated to the 19-20 school year and all the new happenings in and around the school! Our Curriculum Night was a great success as an abundance of information was shared to include our daily happenings as well as the plans with our new standards based curriculum that has been rolled out beginning this school year.

With the month of September before us, we are moving and grooving. You should be receiving regular updates from your child's teacher regarding learning opportunities within the classroom, updates on progress via graded assignments, PowerSchool, as well as resources that are accessible both within and outside of school. One of the new specialized products that we purchased this year for each student is Study Island (2nd - 5th) & Exact Path (K-1st). Both online resources build individualized learning paths based on the MAP Assessment and are aligned to Georgia standards. Students can access these resources outside of the school day, your child should have this information and be able to login. If you would like your child's unique login please reach out to their homeroom teacher.

We look forward to partnering with ALL of our families to create the most ideal learning environment for each of our Wildcats! Next week, we look forward to welcoming parents to campus to join your child for lunch or volunteer opportunities at the school.

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 2 - Labor Day - No School
  • September 3 - Professional Learning Day - No School For Students
  • September 4 - Lunch Visitors & Volunteers Begin
  • September 6 - Wildcat Spirit Day - RHHS Home Football Game
  • September 20 - Wildcat Spirit Day - RHHS Home Football Game

Artist of the Month

Brought to you by Ms. Baluh and Ms. Nearhoof - Art Teachers Extraordinaire! A major thank you to our Art Department!

Executive Function

Executive function is a set of skills that help your child make plans, control behavior, and set goals. Your child’s growing brain, as Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child describes it, is like a busy airport, and executive function is its air-traffic control system. It allows a child to focus on an activity, remember details, and manage their time—all critical tasks for success in school. Click the link below to access a FAQ sheet about Executive Function.

What is PBIS?

Implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral competence of all students. At McAllister Elementary School we utilize the acronym PAWS to highlight our expectations in an easy to remember way for ALL students and staff members:

  • P - Positive Attitude
  • A - Act Respectfully
  • W - Work Responsibly
  • S - Stay Safe

Please click here to learn more about PBIS at McAllister Elementary School. We hope that this information is useful for you as a parent to better understand the expectations we have at McAllister Elementary School.

What are the 7 Mindsets?

1. Everything is Possible
Dream big, embrace creativity and expect results

Everything is Possible provides an understanding that we are all capable of living extraordinary lives. We learn that everything that exists was once an idea until someone believed it was possible and made it a reality. Embracing this principle will allow you to envision a wonderful life, expect greatness, and effectively execute the process of making your dreams come true.

2. Passion First
Pursue your authentic talents and deepest interests

Passion First teaches that we are each a unique expression of human existence and that our lives should be focused on finding our unique genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. You will learn to make your dreams authentic, and of such critical importance that you'll find the fuel to overcome the obstacles you're certain to face along the way.

3. We Are Connected
Explore the synergies in all relationships and learn to empower one another

We Are Connected teaches us to understand that everyone who comes into our lives can assist us in living our dreams. By applying this mindset, you will learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish competition that will help you maximize your potential with and through others.

4. 100% Accountable
Choose to be responsible for your own happiness and success

100% Accountable teaches that you are not a victim of your past, your future is not predetermined, and your life is what you choose it to be from this moment forward. With a focus on recognizing fears and excuses, this mindset allows you to break down barriers, free your mind, and focus your energy to take critical steps toward accomplishing your goals.

5. Attitude of Gratitude
Seek positives from every experience and be thankful for all you have

An attitude of Gratitude teaches that you can choose the positives or the negatives in your life as the foundation on which to build your future. Choose the positives, and you're on your way toward extraordinary success; choose the negatives, and you will likely start (or continue) a downward spiral.

6. Live to Give
Inspire and serve others while maximizing your potential

Live to Give teaches that abundance in one’s life is a cycle. To receive love, respect, and financial security, one must first learn to give those things. This mindset also teaches that the greatest gift you can ever give is to find and leverage your unique genius to maximize your positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to you in kind.

7. The Time is Now
Harness the power of this moment, and take purposeful action today

The Time is Now teaches that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future hasn't happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action now in order to create the ultimate life of your dreams.

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Sign Up for Community Education Classes

Welcome to Community Education's online registration and management website. Community Education is dedicated to building a strong community by offering life-long learning experiences through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

McAllister Elementary School Bus Routes

Please keep in mind that bus routes might change. Keep checking the website for the most recent bus stops and stop times. Be sure to arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

ALL families are encouraged to apply for free/reduced lunch. In recent years, with changes in our economy, more students meet the guidelines to be eligible for free/reduced lunch.

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Master Schedule, Lunch Schedule & Specials Schedule

Click here for access to all of your child's schedules so that you know how to prepare them for their specific specials class or know when to come to school for lunch.

What's for Lunch?

Click here to access the latest lunch menu!

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