MXR Minute

September 29, 2015

MXR News

FAMJAM is just around the corner!! We hope to see everyone there. We posted the complete brochure, with session descriptions, on FB. We also sent home flyers with session titles. I want to thank First National Bank for sponsoring this event! Also a huge thanks goes to all the presenters and volunteers from the MXR Faculty and Staff, SMS, SHS, and the Central Office. We have a HUGE announcement we will make on Thursday!! We need a great crowd. I think we have a great variety of sessions and there will be something for everyone.

Big thanks to the parents in the car rider line! We have implemented a new system that allows us to finish about ten minutes earlier than usual. It's very important to have a number. If you don't have one, please visit the office and we will give assign you one.

You will notice on the calendar of events, we have changed some dates for the student council elections and campaigns. Check those deadlines closely.

National Elementary Honor Society forms are due tomorrow!

Thanks for your support!! If you need anything, give me a call at (256) 851-4600 or send an e-mail to

Thanks and have a great day!!

Mr. O'Rear


Calendar of Events

September 30 National Honor Society Packets Due

October 1 1st payment for Camp McDowell due $50

October 1 FAMJAM

October 2 Student Council Forms Due

October 2 Flu shots

October 5-9 Fall Break

October 8 SHS vs. Buckhorn @ home 7:00 p.m.

October 12 PLPs due (start observations/entering evidence after approved)

October 12-13 Huntsville Utility field trip 8:30-2:15 4 groups each day

October 12 Poster date for campaigns

October 13-14 Student Council Campaigns

October 15 Fall Make-ups

October 15 Report cards go home

October 16 Student Council Elections

October 16-29 Book Fair

October 16 Kindergarten field trip Tate Farms

October 16 SHS vs. James Clemons @ home 7:00 p.m.

October 19 Volunteer training 6:00 p.m.

October 19 50th Day of School

October 19 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:00-5:0 p.m. in gym

October 20 Pre-K field trip Tate Farms

October 21 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 12:45 (all 4th PE @ 11:15, all 1st @ 7:45)

October 22 MXR Talent Show 6:00 p.m.

October 27 Data Mtgs during planning

October 28 Lady Liberty Kick-off 5th grade 9:00 a.m.

October 29 Progress Reports Due

October 29 Book Fair Family Night - open until 7:30 p.m.

October 30 SHS vs. Brewer @ home 7:00 p.m.

November 2 2nd payment for Camp McDowell due $50

November 10 System PD 1/2 Day

November 11 Veteran’s Day

November 19 Holiday Pics

November 19 Progress Reports Due

November 19 Volunteer training 6:00 p.m.

November 21-22 Turkey Bowl

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

December 7-11 Christmas Shop

December 8 Volunteer training 6:00 p.m.

December 21 Winter Break begins

Parent-Teacher Organization

I want to encourage each family to join the P.T.O. Membership is $5 or $10 per family. All $10 memberships will receive a car magnet with the new school logo. Thanks for supporting MXR!

MXR Social Media and Other Communication

We strive to communicate with our parents as often as possible. We have several ways in which we give information. This section contains links to our website, Twitter account, Facebook page, and physical address and phone number. You may also follow us on Instagram @mxrelementary.

One of the most effective ways to communicate, and it's usually the quickest is through the Remind App. It's a free app and no one can see your number. You will, however, receive texts informing you of the latest information. To sign up text to: 81010 and type @mxra in the message box. It's that easy!!

You can also go to our district website and sign up on LISTSERV. This is an e-mail service.

One last way we communicate is through the use of SchoolMessenger. You may have received a call last week about the water leak. Please be certain all your contact information is correct.

We hope we have provided a few ways for you to gather information about MXR. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!