Dragon Blast

November 28th 2022

From the Principal

Thinking of my blessings comes naturally this time of year. Being thankful for the MCH Community is year round! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with good food, good people, and good times. I am so grateful to work with the staff, students, and families here at MCH. I appreciate all the warm wishes, cards, balloons, and celebrations.

With December comes a drop in the temperature, so please be sure your child comes to school with a jacket as students will be sent outside for recess as long as winter weather permits. Be sure to label any hats, gloves, and scarves in case they end up in the lost and found.

Please enjoy some highlights of November below, which include an assembly, MCH Macy's Day Parade, Bus Challenge Winners, Donation Collection, Honoring Veterans and a fun celebration!


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Please click here to read the October WCASD district newsletter.

Picture Retakes-UPDATE!

In case your child was not here for school picture day, re-takes will take place on Wednesday, December 14th. The date has changed due to our Winter Concert for all students the morning of December 1st.

Important Upcoming Dates

November 30 - End of 1st Trimester

December 1 - Winter Concert 7pm

December 14- Picture Retakes

December 14 -Report cards available online

December 14 & 15- Holiday Shop

December 23 - January 2 - Winter Break

Lost and Found

Please check with you child about any missing articles of clothes. The chances are decent we have them here in our lost and found, which grows and grows each day!

From the Nurse's Office

Health screenings information for parents:

Annual Student Health Screenings have been completed. These screenings include Vision, Hearing, and BMI. Vision and BMI screenings are assessed for all students. Hearing screenings are completed based on the grade level.

Results are available on the Parent Portal page. The health screening tab is located on the left hand side of the parent page. Please note that screening results are not available on the student portal page. If your child has failed a screening, a referral form has been sent home already. Referrals should be completed by a physician and returned to the school nurse. Referrals are noted on the screening page.

Vision Screenings:

Please note that 20/40 is passing for Kindergarten and 1st Grade; passing for 2nd through 5th grades is 20/30.

BMI percentages are calculated using CDC standards:

Underweight: <5th percentile

Normal/Healthy Weight: >5th percentile but <85th percentile

Overweight: >85th but <95th percentile

Obese: >95th percentile

Concerns about the results of your child’s BMI should be discussed with your child’s primary care physician.

Please call the nurses office at 484-266-1306 for any general questions about the student health screenings.

MCH Nurses Office Website: https://sites.google.com/wcasd.net/nursing-office-news/home

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