McAllister Minutes

Week of: March 4 - March 8

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McAllister Elementary School


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Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.

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March started in style as many of our staff and students dressed as their favorite book character as we capped off Read Across America Week. This past week was packed full of fun, laughter and lots of learning, you all never cease to amaze me by joining in on the fun all the while maintaining the same high expectations!

The week ahead we will likely have many parents in and out of the building as we kick off March Parent Conferences. If you all have parent conferences set to begin after 3:30, please be sure to ask parents to enter either through the ASP entrance or meet them at the front door.

Our parents and students have done a tremendous job through our Read-A-Thon Fundraiser. The students seem to be enjoying it and you all have done a great job of reminding students and parents to get connected. As a reminder, this weekends challenge is to meet or exceed our goal of $37,000 and Ms. Tucker, Ms. Craven and I will ALL get slimed for all the school to see. We hope to pull everyone together on Friday at the end of the day to reduce the impact it will have on scheduling as a whole. We have a lot to celebrate and the funds raised will be put to good use by our AMAZING PTSO.

As a reminder, every Monday is a "Mindset Monday". Pair your mindset shirts with denim to kick the week off in style while focusing on our 7 Mindsets!

With an intentional focus of consistency on being curious & crazy for kids you will ALWAYS find a culture that is student focused!

Have a WONDERful Week!

Upcoming Events:

  • Read-A-Thon - Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 8 - McAllister ES
  • PBIS Walk Through - Tuesday, March 5 - McAllister ES
  • Kona Ice - Friday, March 8 - McAllister ES (During Recess)
  • Staff Appreciation Week - Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15
  • Fine Arts Night/PTSO Meeting - Thursday, April 4 - 6PM - McAllister ES
  • Mother/Son Baseball Game - Friday, April 12 - Richmond Hill HS
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Parent/Student/Teacher Conference - Entire Month of March

The month of March is our second opportunity of the year to have official parent conferences. I encourage you to begin scheduling these opportunities now, please know that while March 18, 2019 is scheduled for a "Teacher Workday" - You are welcome to use this opportunity conference with parents. There will be no meetings on this day that would otherwise pull you away from scheduling the entire day with conferences if you wish. We have talked about student-led conferences in the past, some of you all have ventured down this route with success. For those of you that are still unsure of the process and exactly how it would play out, I encourage you to use FlipGrid and have students pre-record parts of their conference that you feel parents would find helpful and beneficial. I encourage you to have students answer the following questions:

  • What do you feel are your strengths?
  • What do you feel are areas of growth?
  • What is your favorite part about school?
  • What is your least favorite part about school?
  • What is the one thing you are most proud of accomplishing this school year?
  • What can your parents do to help you be the best you can be at school?
Report to Parents - Effective Homework Help

Students with parents who are involved in their education are more likely to earn higher grades, adapt well to school, and pass their classes. But is there a point when parents can be too involved?

2nd Annual EdCamp Bryan

Professional Learning. Your Style.
Twitter: ​@EdCampBryan | Facebook: #EdCampBryan2019

EdCamp Bryan is an awesome way for teachers to connect & share innovative & inspiring best practices with one another! We hope to have all schools represented in Bryan County and also teachers from other counties. At EdCamp, you will learn from talented & engaging educators! We are also grateful to our community sponsors who are ensuring that teachers leave EdCamp not only with amazing ideas and instruction, but also resources, prizes, & professional learning literature! ​​

*Interested in attending, how about being able to use a 1/2 day leave the next teacher workday in exchange for attendance/participation at EdCamp? Register and see me (B. Miller) if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity!

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

East Campus Cafeteria
Richmond Hill High School
1 Wildcat Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324


Happy Birthday To You!

3/3 - Shannon Bateman

3/5 - Leslie Habecker

3/9 - Kim Kixmiller

3/10 - Michael Morris

3/11 - Celabria Baker

3/12 - Tiffany Yant

3/16 - Megan Wienckoski

3/19 - Stephanie Klinger

3/19 - Amanda Dimarzio

3/22 - Amanda Reynolds

3/25 - Sarah Chancey

Making Moves at McAllister

Use this form to acknowledge the good hard work your peers around you are doing - these will be posted weekly as a form of encouragement/acknowledgement. Because after all - You ALL deserve it!

  • From Ms. Howley: Thank you Ms. K for sorting through and leveling all those exciting books, and the best team at MES, PreK, for all your support and helping hands. The Book Swap would not have been a success without all of you! MES faculty and staff thank you for all the kind words and taking on a little extra work. I hope all of your students are happy with their book selections. A special shout out to Ms. Little for being you and giving 100% everyday!

  • From Ms. Habecker to Ms. Sampson:Thank you for always having a smile on your face! I am so thankful you are a part of our team this year, you are rocking it!

  • From Ms. Habecker to Ms. Wilson: So proud of you for going out of your comfort zone and trying new things! Thank you for being such a great teammate and friend!

  • From Ms. Dixon to Ms. Chancey: Mrs. Chancey is always thinking of new and creative ideas to reinforce Science and Social Studies standards. She has students super engaged with her activities and resources. I'm blessed to have a team teacher who goes above and beyond for our kids!

Click here to Make it Known

Year Book Sales - McAllister Elementary School

Yearbooks are on sale now. Buy them online ($35 until 2/22)
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Save them All - We need your pop tabs!

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7 Mindsets

Weekly updates will be posted in this section. I look forward to the impact that 7 mindsets is going to have on our school community! If you are ever planning to be out on a Mindset Monday or just need a hand in delivering a lesson - the administrators and counselors are more than happy to help. Use this link to find the lessons click here.

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McAllister Staff Guide

In a school of over 135 it can be hard to know everyone's name...Have you had a chance to look at the staff directory where pictures of our staff members can be located?

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