At McGuire Elementary, our mission is to engage and motivate all students to recognize, accomplish and celebrate their maximum potential.
February 13 - Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up emailed to families
February 17-20 - Family Science At-Home Activity
February 17th & 20th - NO SCHOOL
Feb. 27- Mar. 3 - Book Fair
March 1st - Report Cards Tri 2 go home
March 2nd/3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 3rd - No School due to Parent Teacher Conferences
March 6th/7th - No School
March 24th-31st - Spring Break No School
Staff Shout Outs
Parent and Guardian Involvement
If interested, please bring card into the office or send in with your student.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 2nd - 5:30-8pm
Friday, March 3rd - 9:30am-12 & 1-3:30pm
For our Winter Parent Teacher Conferences, buildings will be hosting virtual or in-person Parent Teacher Conferences and we will schedule this through Calendly. Please make sure the school & teacher have your current email as soon as possible!
By Tuesday, February 14th, you should have received a LINK by EMAIL specific to your child's teacher and their conference schedule. If you have not received a link - please email your child's teacher or let the front office know. You will be able to click on that link and select from one of our dates and times on March 2nd & 3rd. It will then go directly to the teachers google calendar and make a Google Meet link. Be sure to click either Google Meet for a virtual conference or McGuire Elementary as a location for in-person.
As a parent, you will receive an email confirmation that has the Google Meet link address to go to for your conference on March 2nd or 3rd.
*If requested a phone conference can take the place of a "virtual or in-person" conference. If you would like to schedule a virtual conference with a specials teacher (Computers, Music, PE) or Counselor, you can do so by signing up below with the specific specials teachers in the google slides.
Specials Parent Teacher Conferences
Kids Heart Challenge
Kids Heart Challenge is HERE!
McGuire Elementary Families, Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off and we are hoping students can help fundraise for this very worthy cause. It does also bring in money to support physical education class.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3…
- Start by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app or visiting our schools link below
- Help your child to select a personal challenge: Be Kind or Move More.
- Become a Heart Hero by sending emails/e-cards on the website or texts via the app to invite friends and family to support.
- Help your student complete Finn’s Mission on the KHC website or APP.
TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT, GO TO:
or download the Kids Heart Challenge App and search for our school.
Ends March 10, 2023
Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible
Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible
Dismissal is about to get even better!
What does this mean for you?
-Place the orange sign on the dash on the passenger side each day at pick up.
We are excited to add a step to our dismissal process to make it go even faster. We have timed it and on average, it takes 7-9 minutes from start to finish if you are at the back of the dismissal line in front of the school. Currently, we are using walkies and as we see you, we are asking your child's teacher via walkie to have the student go to the front 4 cars in the pickup line. We sent home an ORANGE cardstock today with your child's name on it. Please put this on the passenger side dash so we can see it. This will allow us to know sooner who you are picking up and we can line the students up accordingly. We are going to have 4 colored cones that students will line up at. For example, if you are first in line, your child will wait at the yellow cone and as we determine the spot you are in line, we will have your child wait at the appropriate cone.
We will do the rest and are hoping this makes dismissal even faster.
If the orange paper came home and you don't need it, it just means at some point your child was a pick up so we made a sign for any and all pickups just in case. You can either keep it for when/if you pick up your student at the end of the day or if you know you will never pick up your child at the end of the day, you can feel free to discard.
Thanks so much for your help and support as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe and make our dismissal as seamless as possible.
Art to Remember
Here also is a link to an art show of all the art submitted by our students to Art to Remember: https://arttoremember.com/artshow/LQ9MM8
We focused on 3 main things to make a successful bus ride:
1. Students must be stayed fully seated while on the bus.
2. Students must use quiet/low voices so the driver can focus on the roads, hear emergency sirens or use his/her walkie to talk to other students while the bus is moving.
3. Students must keep their hands and feet to themselves while on the bus.
We are hoping that families that particularly have students that ride frequently can review these expectations with their child at home.
Board Meeting Dates
ess art contest
We are excited to announce our 5th year of the ESS Art Contest 2023. It starts on Monday, January 23rd! The contest is open to public and charter school students in grades K-12 throughout the continental United States.
Quick Facts About the Contest
- The contest information is located at ArtContest.ess.com.
- To enter, students must submit a drawing or painting with an image representing “If you could take a school field trip anywhere, where would you go?”
- The contest ends on March 12th, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
- The top five finalists in each Grade Group will be featured on ESS’ Facebook and Instagram during the week of April 10th for public voting.
- Public voting ends on April 16th, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
- Winners will be announced on April 19th.
- Winning students will receive a $500 American Express gift card, plus $500 for their school.
- Attached is an 8.5” x 11” digital flyer for printing and distributing! The attachment can only be viewed from a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
- If you have any questions, email ArtContest@ESS.com.
Student Support Para-Professional Job Posting
Student Council Update
PLEASE HELP OUR SCHOOL!
Your child brought home a Parent Information Envelope letting you know about a safe and easy way for our school to raise funds for essential tools our students and teachers need to succeed.
The SchoolStore fundraiser is 100% online so there is NO face-to-face selling, handling money, or delivering products. Your participation will take less than 12 minutes, and there are exciting prizes to make it fun for the students.
Here is all you need to do to participate:
School ID: 0000363158
2. Send form emails inviting family, friends and co-workers to support your child.
3. Return the Envelope with the Student Prize Code to school for your child to get their fun participation prize.
Be sure to ask your child for the Parent Envelope tonight. Your participation will make a difference for our school and teachers!
McGuire Elementary School
NO early drop off until 8:35am
If you drop off after 8:50, please be sure to come into the office to sign your student in for the day before leaving. If you drop off your student to come in without an adult, we will have to call you to come back and sign them in. Unless you sign your student in at the office, the tardy or absence will not be verified which could negatively impact the attendance record, leading to truancy. Thanks!
Cold Weather is HERE!
Please label your student's items
Use a permanent marker to label your child's name on lunchboxes, school supplies, backpacks, water bottles, child's clothes (utilize the inside tags of sweatshirts, jackets, shoes, and snowpants). We will periodically check labels and post pictures of items to be claimed - check out the McGuire Facebook page.
Send an extra pair of clothes to stay in your student's locker, place in a ziplock bag or plastic grocery bag, label with their name.
autism awareness & acceptance lessons with cmu
The lessons will occur monthly beginning this past week. They have been generously funded by the Organization for Autism Research. Lessons will include specific information regarding autism, including how to be aware of the needs of peers with autism, in addition to focusing on the acceptance of differences and similarities of all students.
In addition to the formal lessons, books about children with autism will be read to each class and these books will be donated to the school libraries at the end of the academic year for students to check out and share with family members and friends.
You may check out the following link for more details about the lessons: Kit for Kids | Organization for Autism Research (researchautism.org). If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact AnnMarie Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-774-5899.
second steps - social & emotional curriculum
End of Day Schedule Change
Volunteering at McGuire
Fidgets, Toys, Pokemon Cards
medication & student medical needs
Please bring any medication (over the counter or prescription) this includes student inhalers, to the front office. A signed release form from the student's doctor will need to be submitted, according to school policy. Thank you for your assistance with this.
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Meal Magic-Add Money to your student's lunch account
Milk .75 cents
*to create an account for your student and add money either using a credit card or e-check, you will need your student's 5 digit ID. This 5 digit ID - is also your child's username to log in their school computer. If you need help finding this number and your student doesn't remember please call our office at Fancher and we can help you.
McGuire Spirit Wear
The McGuire Elementary School Spirit Wear Store is up and running. Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! Visit https://1stplace.sale/49000.
- Temperature of 100.4 degrees
- Sore Throat
- New uncontrolled cough causing difficulty breathing
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache, especially with fever
Please continue to communicate with your child's building of any new situations that affect your family by calling us at 989-775-2260 or emailing Mrs. Sarah Burkhart at email@example.com.
If your child is not feeling well and/or going to be absent, please call the school, and we will contact their teacher to let them know of the absence.
2022-2023 District Calendar
reminder-No outside food for student lunches
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MPPS Website and App
Have you checked out our new website - it is pretty slick!
Download the new Mt. Pleasant Public Schools app!
Download on the App Store
or Get it on Google Play
*scroll to the bottom of the MPPS website and see Stay Connected and the links to download
Morning Drop-Off 8:35am
Afternoon Dismissal 3:49pm
Request for Transportation use the form linked herehttps://mtpleasantschools.net/district/transportation/
Other forms linked on the Transportation website:
- Permission to Leave Alone
- In City Busing Reduction