Maize Elementary School Newsletter
A message from Principal Mr. Kyle White
Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the positive school culture at MES? WatchDOGS is a great opportunity to do just that! The MES WatchDOGS program has been an important part of our school structure for many years, and I'm excited to announce that it is time to begin signing up for this school year!
Please see the attached video and Q&A if you are interested in learning more about WatchDOGS or are wondering how to get signed up.
Thank you, in advance, for your interest in helping our staff make sure MES kids feel safe and supported at school. We look forward to partnering with you!
MES marathon runners will complete 26 miles by October 12th
The MES marathon started it's 7th year August 31st. Students have been running each morning before school. If your student needs to make up extra miles, there will be opportunities to do so in the upcoming weeks. The marathon would not be the fabulous event it is without countless volunteer hours. Kelli Scott has been in charge since the inception here at Maize Elementary and we cannot thank her enough! Kelli will hand the baton to Danielle Jacob for next year. If you have questions or interest in the program please contact email@example.com
On the move with Coach Horn and Coach Schuette!
We have been busy! Each grade level has completed their fitness testing. Grades are also soon to be entered for each class. We will begin throwing overhand/underhand, and catching. The next 9 weeks will be focused on cooperative games, nutrition, speed stacking and more bones and muscles. All grades have also been working towards their goal of completing a total of 5 miles over 5 weeks of PE. Once completed they will receive a necklace containing a foot shaped charm. Thank you for being a great example to your kids on getting out and moving!
Getting to know Coach Shelley Schuette
Coach Schuette is new to MES this year, she will be in our building in the morning and at Vermillion Elementary in the afternoons. Coach hails from Dodge City High school and graduated from Fort Hays State University. Growing up she was involved in Cheerleading and Drill Team. When Mrs. Schuette grows up she would like to be a Disney Imagineer.
Shelley and her husband have six children, they refer to them as the Killer Bee's- Beckett, Byntlee, Bostyn, Bowyn, Banner and Baylor.
We are very excited to get to know her better this year, please contact Coach if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Counselors
We have been busy connecting with the students, and checking on the new students at MES. We will both take turns teaching in your child’s classroom once a month. During the month of October, classroom counselor lessons are about choosing peace and respect.
We just started lunch groups. The group will meet 1 time and it’s just for FUN! New students are picked first to help them meet some friends from their class.
We will celebrate Kindness Week the last week of October, reference the graphic below for details.
If you have any concerns or ways we can help your child be successful at school—please contact us! We are here to help every child have a great year.
Becky Stephens & Andrea Nietfeld - MES Counselors
We will be starting our annual vision and hearing screenings over the next few months. These are required by state law. Results will ONLY be sent home if further testing is needed. Screenings are very basic and are not meant to take the place of professional evaluations. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.
Skyward Health History:
It is the parent’s responsibility to update health conditions in Skyward and notify the school nurse as needed. If your student has a health need that you feel we need to be aware of, PLEASE reach out to Nurse Erin. We try hard to be as proactive as possible, but need your help.
Immunizations and Health Assessments:
IMPORTANT: If I have contacted you regarding immunizations or a health assessment, please turn them in as soon as possible due to the deadline being October 3, 2022. This date is district wide. Students that are NOT compliant by this date, could be excluded from school until they can provide documentation of immunizations needed. If you have received a letter, email, or call from us, or you just aren’t sure if your student is up to date, please give me a call. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation with this. You may send them to school with your student, fax them, or email them to me.
One last reminder…if your student has medication or needs medication, it MUST go through the Health Office. This applies to ALL medications. If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
SAY BOO TO THE FLU!
Flu season is approaching. Get your flu vaccine now! Vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some people with the flu will not have a fever.
What is the flu? Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. The flu is spread when an infected person coughs sneezes or speaks and sends the flu virus into the air. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his eyes, nose, or mouth. The best defense against the flu is washing your hands often!!
Please keep your student home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever over 100 degrees, headache, general aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, continuous coughing, chest discomfort, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
Fever MUST be gone without the use of a fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin (Ibuprofen)) for a full 24 hours before student is to return to school.
Thanks, Nurse Erin