MES NEWS

Here's What's Happening At Milan Elementary School!

All PTO Fundraiser orders/payments were due on Friday, September 8.

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Upstanders Rock is coming to MES !

A unique and exciting program with an anti-bullying theme is coming to MES on Thursday, September 14, as part of our corporation-wide "Move To Stand" Week.


Upstanders Rock! is described as a “high energy, interactive assembly that helps students understand that their roles as Upstanders (not bystanders) in their school will help keep their school safe and bully-free.”


Instead of the usual lecture-type assembly, Upstanders Rock! features interactive demonstrations and hands-on challenges designed to motivate students to do the right thing when working or playing with friends and peers.


The program includes invitations for students to dress up as adults and act out ways to report bullying to an adult they trust. Others will join in to create a larger than life "human video game" to demonstrate that life is not like a video game - there are no do-overs. There will also be an activity to show how quickly rumors and unkind words can spread.


The underlying message throughout the entire program is that we all, students, staff, families, must respect each other and work together as Upstanders against bullying.

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Congratulations Pumpkin Show Prince and Princess Candidates!

Lane Smith and McKenna Eaglin Chosen to Represent MES!

We are pleased to announce that McKenna Eaglin and Lane Smith have been chosen to represent our school in the Pumpkin Show Princess and Prince Contest being held the evening of Thursday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m.


They will get to ride in convertibles in a short parade that evening and also in the Saturday morning parade on September 30 at 10:00 a.m.


McKenna is a student in Mrs. Burton’s first grade class and is the daughter of Krista and Corey Eaglin. Lane is in Mrs. Ludwig’s class and is the son of Kayla Teer and Rex Smith.


We would like to wish them the best of luck and encourage everyone to attend and give them your support.

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Device Insurance Reminder

Parents - this is a reminder if you have not purchased insurance for your student's electronic device, it is not too late to do so. We strongly encourage everyone to purchase insurance covering your student's device. If you elect not to purchase the insurance, please remember you will be 100% responsible for all damages. If your student's device is damaged we believe you'll be glad you made this $25 investment.


You must go to the Milan website and click on One2One Risk Solutions and either decline or accept. If you do not have internet access please stop in the office and we will be glad to help you.


Parents if you have textbook assistance, please note that Chromebook/iPad claims and/or insurance are not covered by textbook assistance, you are responsible.

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COUNSELOR CHAT

MES School Counselor, Mrs. Brenda Schwering

Welcome to another GREAT year at Milan Elementary School! My name is Brenda Schwering, and I have been a school counselor for over twenty years. I look forward to working with your children and offering my support and help to all families at MES!


We had a successful “Character Counts in our Community Week” as the children were taught the names and definitions of each of the six pillars of character. We will continue learning these words by practicing and living them everyday at school and at home. I encourage you to review and practice these words at home.


We are also selling Character Counts balls to raise money for a Pay it Forward Project as we teach the importance of being good citizens, one of the six pillars of character. We are still selling them if your family would like to purchase a ball. The cost is $10.00. We have sold a lot of them so thanks for supporting this very worthwhile project. 4th grade Citizen Club members will help us decide what organization will benefit from this project.


Life can bring a lot of joy but can also be challenging and parenting is one of the hardest jobs ever! I am only a phone call or e-mail away. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a time to meet. The phone number is 812-654-2922 and my e-mail is brenda.schwering@milan.k12.in.us. I also post pictures and information on my twitter account @Schweringschool. Please follow me on Twitter!

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MES PTO Welcomes New Members!

Our school is privileged to have the support of a strong, hard-working PTO. This dedicated group of parents and school supporters do many things to enhance the education of all students at Milan Elementary. Their efforts make possible many projects that the school could not otherwise provide due to funding constraints including visits by the Cincinnati Children's Theatre, the Kids Discovery Factory Museum, and motivational speaker Jim "Basketball" Jones. They also subsidize school field trips and purchase MES tee shirts for all students and staff on a biennial basis. They help out with school parties and sponsor our annual Spring Cookout & Carnival. In addition, they have provided funding for hallway TV's for announcements, a timing system for our school pool, classroom grants for special materials or equipment, microphones and stands, robotics, and many other wonderful contributions!


They are currently conducting the Believe Kids Fundraiser; their major one of the year. Other fundraisers include the Lil Caesar's Pizza Fundraiser in February and the Splash & Dash Triathlon in March.


As you can imagine, all of these programs, so valuable to our children, require a lot of effort. They would appreciate any assistance and extend a warm welcome to any parent, grandparent, or interested community member who would like to join their efforts to benefit our children. Their meeting dates are posted on Facebook or you can join their email list to get the scoop on their meetings and activities. You are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about their group. You will not be pressured to do more if you'd rather not participate.


More information about this wonderful organization can be found by "liking" the MES PTO page on Facebook or by emailing them at mespto15@gmail.com.

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Coming Soon:

September:

8 – PTO Fundraiser orders and payment due

13 – Dismissal at 2:25; open swim

14 – Upstanders Rock! Program

19 – Kids on the Block Program for Grade 2

20 – Dismissal at 2:25; open swim

27 – Corporation “E-Learning” Day, school is in session as a regular day for MES students; Dismissal at 2:25; open swim

28 – Pumpkin Show Prince & Princess Contest. Good luck Lane and McKenna!


October:

3 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:15-7:00 p.m.

4 - Dismissal at 2:25, open swim

5 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:15-7:00 p.m.

6 – Quarter 1 ends. Report cards will be issued at conferences.

9 – Fall Break begins and continues thru October 13.

16 – School resumes

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