Marlette Elementary News
From the Principal's Desk
If you ever need to contact me, my direct office phone number is 989-635-4925, Google Voice number is 989-272-3718, and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Homecoming Spirit Week
MONDAY: Get up and Go Day (pajamas)
TUESDAY: Patriotic Day
WEDNESDAY: Military/Camo Day (no weapons)
THURSDAY: Jersey Day
FRIDAY: Red and White Day
Conferences are October 20 & 22. If you’re going to need more than ten minutes, please respect everyone’s time and set up a time to meet after your scheduled conference for a more in-depth conversation.
Lost and Found
Fall is definitely here which means winter can’t be too far behind. With the cooler weather comes warmer clothes. Of course we’re in Michigan and a day that starts at 50⁰ may end at 70⁰. This often leads to coats being left on the playground or other various locations around our campus. Please take a few minutes to check out our lost & found rack by the main entrance and claim your lost belongings. Glasses, electronics, and jewelry are held in the office. We make a clothing donation every quarter.
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.
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast is served every morning, free of charge, in every classroom. Lunch is available for free through December 31. 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 re-submitted 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.
Virtual Teaching Assistant
*Logging into Brightspace on all scheduled school days.
*Completing assignments every day.
*Attending scheduled Google Meets.
*Contacting and responding to teachers and the virtual assistant at least 2 times every week.
Virtual students not completing work in Brightspace are considered absent. Simply logging into the Brightspace system is NOT enough to consider a student present. Students who are absent 9 or more days in a semester are considered truant.
October is Bullying Prevention Month
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
Technology in itself is not "good" or "evil", as with most things of this nature. It's how it's used. Cyber-bullying is using computers, cellphones and other electronic devises to send abusive or threatening messages, spread rumors, or post embarrassing images. Cyber-bullying is not bound by time or geography. At the end of a bad day at school, a child used to be able find refuge at home. This technology allows the taunts, threats, and rumors to follow the child home and the bullies have access around the clock. This can also increase the audience of the humiliation and can remain out there, potentially forever.
Report all bullying at this link.
October 12, Marlette Board of Education meeting (7:00 pm)
October 12-16, Spirit Week Dress Up Days
October 20 & 22, Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 21, Picture Retake Day
October 23, No School
October 30, Halloween parade around Gayle's Trail at 2:00 pm (weather permitting)
November 6, End of the first marking period