Mac El Weekly News

Message from the Principal

October 29, 2021

It has been a busy week with our first week of after-school remediation, spell bowl, robotics, and ending the week with a dress-up day for Halloween! Even with all of the fun this week, there has been lots of hard work. Teachers continue to work to determine students in need of additional intervention, as well as look at the grade-level standards to monitor progress and provide additional instruction for challenging standards. If you have questions regarding ways you could help them at home, don't hesitate to reach out to their teacher. As always, reading at home with students is a great strategy to support students with their reading and give the time together that kids love and need! Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!


After School Remediation

Reminder, if your child attends after school remediation, dismissal is at 4:45pm and buses do not leave until all students are boarded.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (Oct. 26th - Nov. 18th)

Time: 3:15 - 4:45 pm

Thank you to our PTSO for providing snacks each week!

Mark your Calendar

Nov. 10 - Regular school day (no e-learning)

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Program

Nov. 15 - PTSO Book Fair

Nov. 17 - Be Seen Be Heard program

Nov. 24 - 26 - Thanksgiving break


Announcements for the week

Veterans' Day Program - November 11

Thank you to our Veterans and Service Members for their service and dedication to our country! In honor of your service, Mac El is proud to have a Veteran's Day Program. Please see the flyer below for information regarding the 2nd and 3rd grade performances. There will be two performance at the High School Auditorium. Guests will enter through door 14N by the auditorium and are required to wear face coverings inside the school.

Thank you to Mrs. Byrn, our music teacher for her hard work putting this program together!

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Change Wars

Final Change Wars total was $2057.87 donated to United Way. Thank you to all our students and families for their generosity!

School Safety

Is your child watching Squid Game?

Squid Game has become a super popular series on Netflix. We are hearing from teachers and school staff that they are seeing students "playing" Squid Game at school. In the show, these games include various acts of violence. At school, we’re seeing things milder than the show's premise, but still unacceptable behavior for our students.

The Netflix maturity rating for Squid Game is TV-MA. According to Netflix, content with the TV-MA is intended "For Mature Audiences and nay not be suitable for ages 17 and under."

The SmartSocial "Netflix App: Safety Guide for Parents" walks parents through ways to talk to their students about what types of media content are appropriate for them to watch and how to set Parental Controls on their Netflix accounts.

Click here to view the Netflix App: Safety Guide for Parents page at

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to bring their water bottles to school daily. There are water bottle filling stations to refill.

5th Grade Boys/Girls Basketball & Cheerleading

Fifth-grade boys and girls basketball, as well as cheerleading, will begin soon! A completed physical is needed. Look for information about practices and schedules after fall break.

***All Physical paperwork is online this year. Please follow the link to create an account and print the paper that you will need to take to the doctor office with you. Once that physical form is returned to the office and all other forms are completed online, they will be ready for practice. Final Forms link:

Maconaquah Elementary Wrestling

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Community Events

ILEARN Information for Families

Please click on the link below for ILEARN information from the Indiana Department of Education. (English and Spanish versions)

Covid 19 School Guidance

Computer Sylus

If your student has lost their stylus, it is $20 to replace. Students can purchase one in the Minion Office.

Bus / Pick up Changes

If you need to change your child's bus going home or that they are being picked up, parents MUST speak to a person. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE as the staff member may not hear their messages before the end of the school day.

School Drop Off/Pick up

8:10am - Doors open for student drop off. Parents may drive up to door 19E to drop off. PLEASE DO NOT drop off your student before the doors open. This is a safety concern as staff will not be present until 8:10am.