News from Mrs. Drudy 05/2/2016

"We exist so children can excel."

What We're Learning in Language Arts

Chad Varga Visit

As you know, we've read Chad Varga's inspirational autobiography, Bounce. We are more than pleased to host Mr. Varga here at MCS tomorrow. Many students have inquired about purchasing his book. Books will be available for purchase for $15.00 and Mr. Varga has agreed to sign any books that are purchased. We are incredibly excited about hearing the real voice of this resilient young man!


ISTEP Part II

Sixth Grade: We will continue taking the computer-based portion of ISTEP this week, May 2 - 5. As we do, please continue to consider the following tips:


Night before ISTEP test:


Have a good dinner

Get all materials ready and organized (pencils/scratch paper)

Get a good night's sleep (8-10 hours recommended)


Morning of ISTEP test:


Have a nutritious breakfast (healthy protein)

Make sure you have all of the materials you need (pencils/scratch paper)

Get to school on time


While I never wish to minimize the importance of assessing students' progress, I always want my students know that they are so much more to me than a test score.


DUE TO STANDARDIZED TESTING, THERE IS NO STORY / SPELLING LIST TO STUDY. THERE IS NO HOMEWORK DURING THE TESTING WINDOW.


Relay for Life

Our Mini-Relay for Life will be the week of May 9 - May 13. All money raised will be donated to Relay for Life and turned in to the Franklin County Relay for Life.


Beginning May 9th, students will be involved in a “Penny War”. Each grade level will be participating. Students may bring in pennies and other moneys any time during the week.


In celebration of the Mt. Carmel mini-relay, students are invited to participate in the following activities for the week.


Balloon Celebration - Students and staff may purchase a ticket for a helium balloon to show their support for fighting cancer. These tickets will be attached to a balloon and tied to the cable out front on Friday. The balloons will be taken down at the end of the day. Balloon tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, May 11.


Away with Cancer - Students and staff are invited to purchase a small bottle of bubbles to blow away cancer. Cost is $1.00. When turning in this money, please fill out a ticket for bubbles for the child so that their bottle of bubbles is reserved. We will distribute these bottles on Friday morning.


Monday, May 9 - Purple Day & Hat Day - “Thinking of a Cure” cost $1.00 - Students and staff are encouraged to wear purple and their favorite hat to show support of cancer awareness.


Tuesday, May 10 - Crazy Sock Day - “Sock it to Cancer” and Kiss Cancer Good-bye. Cost for the socks is $1.00. Chocolate candy kisses will be sold at recess. Students must bring their $.25 to get their kisses.


Wednesday, May 11 - Cancer Prevention Day - Sunglasses Day - “Looking for a Cancer Free Future”. Cost $1.00.


Thursday, May 12 - PJ Day & Can Cancer Day - “Put Cancer to Sleep for Good”. Wear PJ’s for $1.00. Students may bring a can of pop to school to drink during class time. Students must pay $1.00 to participate.


Friday, May 13 - Mini-Relay for Life Day - Blow Away Cancer & Popsicle Day - Popsicles will be sold outside during lunch time. All classes will participate in the mini-relay by walking for 24 minutes. Remember to wear comfortable shoes. We will have opening ceremonies beginning at 8:30 for all students and staff. We will begin the opening ceremony with a silent walk honoring those we have lost to cancer and those who we know who are survivors of cancer.


Thanks for helping to make this a memorable event for our cancer survivors, students and staff!


Library News

Mrs. Frondorf has passed along several dates of interest.


May 4th: Accelerated Reader party

May 6th: Last Day to check out library books

May 13th: All books due to library


AGstravaganza

Franklin County High School is hosting its first ever AGstravaganza on May 13th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.! This is a chance for our community to learn more about what AG is all about. FCHS students have prepared different stations with all different types of learning opportunities and information. There will be a total of over 20 booths for all ages that will be staffed by business and high school students that would love to share their knowledge with others. The ag students have been working hard on this event and would love to see you there.

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:


May 4: Early Dismissal

May 9-13 Relay for Life

May 11: Grades 3-5 Field Day

May 17: Grades 6-8 Field Day

May 19: Principal’s Picnic 12:30 PM

May 20: Grades 1-5 Awards 9 AM

May 20: Grades 6-8 Awards 1 PM