Marlette Elementary News

February 2020

From the Principal's Desk

We made it through the month of January! February is here and Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow! While spring may be right around the corner, students should continue wearing appropriate winter gear and dressing for the current weather conditions.


Our second semester is underway and we are excited to maintain the momentum we built over the first semester. The elementary school does not have scheduled winter or spring conferences, so please stay in contact with your child's teacher if you have any concerns. Call Mrs. Redman at 989-635-7427 and she can connect you with whatever teacher you need. Make sure to check out Skyward to stay up to date with grading, attendance, and electronic lunch payments. Feel free to give me a call if you need any help navigating Skyward, 989-635-4925.


We have plenty of engaging activities planned for February and even more in store during March is Reading Month. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming events.

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Gourmet Fortune Cookies

Mr. Schleicher's 3rd grade class was challenged again to design a service learning project for the second semester. The students decided to raise money for the Have Faith Mission of Haiti. Students will sell gourmet fortune cookies for $1 each around the community, at home basketball games, and on select days during lunch at school.
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Recess during the winter months

If the temperature is above 0 degrees Fahrenheit (including wind chill) and the weather cooperates, students will have outdoor recess. This means that students must be dressed appropriately for cold weather. Students should dress in layers and have a heavy coat, hat, gloves, and boots at a minimum. Snow pants are always a good idea to help keep the children dry. Please take the time to write your child’s name on each article of clothing in case it ends up on the lost and found rack.

Article of the Month

For this month, I have attached a link with some tips to help children with math. No one is born with a "math brain". Everyone can be good at math if they are confident and it's made fun!

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/math-tips-for-parents/

Winter Homecoming!

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America's Farmers Grow Rural Education

CALLING ALL LOCAL FARMERS! It's that time of year once again that we ask our farmers to nominate us so that we may apply for a Rural Education Grant from Monsanto. We were awarded $25,000 a few years ago and look forward to winning again with your support! You can call 877-267-3332 or go to https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/. Nominations are due by April 1, 2020. The more nominations we have, the better our chances of winning.

Attendance Matters, Every Day

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School Calendar and Hours

The Annual School Calendars along with District information may be accessed online at www.marletteschools.org. Students are expected to be in class by 8:15 when the second bell rings and stay until the dismissal bell at 3:00. A pattern of late arrivals and/or early checkouts is considered truancy.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is served every morning, free of charge, in every classroom. Lunch is available for only $2.45. Milk is available for $.40.


School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families, too! Parents are encouraged to complete the free/reduced meal form application each year as the qualifications change. Furthermore, forms may be resubmitted at any time during the school year if there is a change in financial status with the household. For more information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 989-635-7429.

Upcoming Dates

All of February, Drop off books for our Book Swap in the bin outside of the office

February 3-7, Homecoming Spirit Week

February 6, Popcorn Friday money is due (50 cents)

February 7, Popcorn Friday; Homecoming basketball game

February 10, 100th day of school!

February 14, PTO Sweetheart Breakfast (RSVP by Feb. 7)

February 17, Presidents' Day (No School)

February 27, Spring Pictures

February 27, March is Reading Month Kick-Off Literacy Event, 6:00-7:00

Tobacco Free School Environment

Just a reminder that the Marlette Community Schools are a Tobacco Free School environment. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all school property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This also applies to your personal vehicle on school property. Please extinguish all tobacco products before entering school district property. Our property is a Drug Free School Zone.

JANUARY MEMORIES

UPCOMING EVENTS

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