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October 2020 Newsletter

Important Dates

10/1/2020: Student Count Day - Each student will be given a cookie at lunch!

10/2/2020: Federal Impact Forms will be sent home via e-mail.

10/5/2020 - 10/9/2020: Classified Employee Appreciation Week

10/9/2020: SPIRIT DAY - Dress as a Superhero - Awesome job flying through first quarter!

10/9/2020: End of the First Quarter

10/12/2020: NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

10/13/2020: NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences (7:00am - 7:00pm)

10/14/2020: NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences (7:00am - 11:00am)

10/15/2020 - 10/16/2020: NO SCHOOL - District Closed

10/19/2020 - 10/23/2020: School Bus Safety Week

10/26/2020 - 10/30/2020: Red Ribbon Week - See flyer below for dress up days!

11/13/2020: Picture Retake Day

A Message From Our Principal

Hello Mesa Families!

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of the 1st quarter! Thank you for joining our virtual Curriculum Night as well as meet the teacher Zoom meetings. If you were not able to make it, videos have been loaded to teachers’ Schoology page for you to reference at any time. We will continue to host virtual opportunities until we are able to officially welcome you back into the building. This includes upcoming parent/teacher conferences October 13th and 14th. All sign-ups for conferences are electronic. Please check for communication from your son/daughter’s teacher(s) for instructions on how to access and choose your conference time. During conferences, teachers will be sharing student progress towards skill mastery, common building practices, and plans for our upcoming move to the new portion of our building. Stay tuned for lots of information to come! Please also be sure that the front office has your most up-to-date email address in order to receive our weekly news, which includes any events and happenings around the building.

As we move into second quarter, one of our main areas of focus will continue to be the practice of morning meetings in each classroom. If you have not heard about these practices, please check in with your son/daughter to ask them about their experience with morning meetings. Every classroom conducts a morning meeting to start each day. Our students are practicing skills in sharing, communicating and growing their knowledge of daily classroom practices.

We will also continue to focus on PBIS (positive behavior intervention support) systems throughout the building all year. So far, are main focus areas have been around our PRIDE practices of: Perseverance, Respect, Independence, Dedication to safety, and Empathy. You can be a great help to us by having conversations with your son/daughter on behavior expectations within the school setting. The more we can do together to reinforce skills in and out of school will help our students to be most successful.

Mesa staff continues to be devoted to providing the best educational experience for your children. As the year continues, staff will participate in multiple professional development days to grow instructional and behavioral knowledge in order to meet all needs of our students. Thank you for being great supporters of instruction within our building. We continue to look forward to working with you for the next 3 quarters.

#DreamBIGMesa #WorkHardMesa #MakeItHappen

Megan Oleson, Principal

Classroom Updates

October Count Day

On Friday, October 2, you will be receiving an email from DocuSign (one email for each student) regarding Federal Impact Aid Survey Forms. Please use the DocuSign link to verify the information, make changes as necessary, and sign electronically. The information will be automatically sent back to the District. All data is kept confidential.

For funding reasons, it is important that we receive a signed form back for every individual student, so please plan to fill out each form/link you receive.

Thank you so much for completing the survey form and helping to ensure the District continues to receive the appropriate amount of Federal Impact Aid funding.

If you have any questions, please call Veronica Garretson or Joanne Vergunst at 719.382.1300.

Superhero Day

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Red Ribbon week

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Fever Facts

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Can My Child Go To School Today?

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District and School Attendance Practices

We understand that the 2020-2021 school year presents challenges with attendance. Should your child have concerning symptoms or be asked to quarantine, please contact the school and we will work with you regarding attendance.

Mesa Mountain Lion Motto

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Mesa Elementary Vision Statement

"At Mesa Elementary we will collaborate with families to foster strong relationships within the greater community. Our efforts will focus on delivering a rigorous, standards-based, data driven curriculum to ensure the academic success of all students. Our staff will seek out professional growth opportunities enhancing our knowledge of best practices. We will create a positive, supportive, nurturing learning environment leading to the development of respectful, responsible and resourceful students."