MES NEWS

Here's What's Happening at Milan Elementary School

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March Students of the Month are Good Citizens

During the month of March, teachers were watching for students that exemplify what it means to be a “Good Citizen” at Milan Elementary; those who respect others and their property, are helpful and considerate, and work hard every day to make our school a better place.


Chosen as outstanding examples were:


Kindergarten: Justin Hicks, Hayden Hartman, Macey Widener, Piper Ochs,

Robinson Lloyd, Jacob Roell.

First Grade: Dakota Huff, Morgan Hall, Carson Ellis, Bryce Blackburn.

Second Grade: Molly Knecht, Chloe Andrew, Lucas Widener.

Third Grade: Sophia Lewis, Sydney Batten, Hunter Stevens, Mallory Eaglin.

Fourth Grade: Kate Prifogle, Dakota Seale, Zoey Meyer, Dalton Wuest.

Fifth Grade: Brad Drew, Aiden McFarland, Hannah Wells.


Also shown in the photo above is Mr. Ron Mills representing the Milan American Legion, faithful sponsors of this great program!

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Making Strides Against Cancer Walk - May 11, 2017

The annual "Making Strides Against Cancer" Walk is Milan Elementary's special way of doing our part to help those battling this dreadful disease. With everyone doing their part to help raise funds and increase awareness of all forms of cancer, we hope to see a cure found in the very near future.


From time to time, this monster hits especially close to home and attacks a student, a staff member, or an extended family member. When a crisis like this arises, we have chosen to dedicate the walk and proceeds to that person to help with travel costs and other expenses. An especially memorable walk was the one several years ago dedicated to School Nurse Denise Roark who sadly lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Other staff members and a student had happier outcomes but will forever be on guard until a cure is found.


This year we are dedicating our efforts to Aiden Pyles, four-year-old grandson of MES Staff Member Lisa Marksberry. Aiden has been battling cancer in the form of leukemia for most of his life. It has taken a physical and financial toll on Aiden and his family and we'd like to help as much as we possibly can by honoring him and celebrating his bravery in this battle.


Information and permission slips are being sent home with all students in grades 1-5 on Thursday, April 27. If you and your child would like to help, simply sign and return the permission slip by May 2. Your child will then bring home an envelope to collect pledges for their walk. Pledge envelopes are due back by May 9 in time to be tallied for the walk on May 11. Only students who return pledge envelopes may participate in the walk.


LET'S ALL JOIN IN TO "WALK ALL OVER" CANCER!

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Milan Elementary's annual AWARDS DAY is set for Tuesday, May 23

Everyone is invited to join us for our annual AWARDS DAY on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. All programs will be held in the gymnasium. The schedule is as shown below:


Kindergarten = 9:30

Grade 1 = 8:30

Grade 2 = 9:00

Grade 3 = 10:00

Grade 4 = 10:30

Grade 5 = 11:30

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Swim Race Schedule Announced

Mr. Fix has announced the schedule for our annual Spring Swim Races! The students look forward to the excitement of our swim races and we know parents look forward to seeing how much their child has improved so, if you’d like to make arrangements to be with us, the schedule is as follows:


Thurs., May 18 = Grade 3 at 9:00 a.m. and Grade 2 at 12:45 p.m.

Friday, May 19 = Grade 4 at 9:00 a.m. and Grade 1 at 12:45 p.m.

Monday, May 22 = Grade 5 at 9:00 a.m.

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Counselor's Corner

A message from Mrs. Schwering, School Counselor

Kindness Matters is a whole school project for our school family emphasizing kindness in all settings: classroom, cafe, recess, hallways, restroom, and the bus. This program began on Monday, April 10th and will continue through May. Students can earn kindness coins from any staff member by saying and doing nice things. When students receive a kindness coin, they place their coins in a bucket located in the classroom. Each week a representative from each classroom delivers the kindness coins to the office where a vase is located. The first goal is for the vase to get filled up half of the way. Once the goal is met, we will celebrate by “paying it forward” and sharing a kind act for an organization.


When asked about her goal for this program, Mrs Schwering stated, “I want the children to feel and understand the importance of paying their kindness forward to others.”

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Kindergarten Registration

On April 6th, Milan Elementary held registration for students who will begin Kindergarten in the fall. If you have a child who will be five by August 1 and missed this registration date, we urge you to contact the school at 654-2922 to set up an appointment.


Please do not feel that you have to wait for a birth certificate and/or immunization record. You have until school starts to produce these documents. It is very important that we at least get your child registered and complete the screening process before August so we can order enough supplies and set up class rosters. Thanks!

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Coming Events

APRIL

28 - Pull Tab Contest ends; Shot Clinic for 5th graders who have signed permission slips.

29 - PTO "Splash & Dash" Triathlon


MAY

2 - Teacher Appreciation Day; May birthday celebration

5 - Grade 2 participates in the Margaret Mary Health sponsored "Farm Fit" Tour

9 - Grade 4 visits Farmers' Retreat historic one-room schoolhouse

10 - National School Nurse Day

11 - McDonald's lunch for Pull-Tab Contest winning class; Making Strides Against Cancer Walk

12 - Grade 4 "Hall of Fame" display; Grade 2 field trip to Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Exhibit

13 - Girls on the Run 5K Race at 9:00 a.m. at Liberty Park in Batesville

18 - Swim Races: G3=9:00 a.m.; G2=12:45 p.m. Grade 4 field trip to the Aronoff Center

19 - Swim Races: G4=9:00a.m.; G1=12:45 p.m.

22 - Grade 5 Swim Race, 9:00 a.m.; Mrs. Sanders's class visits the Versailles State Park

23 - Awards Day (see times above) Grade 3-5 Chromebooks collected

25 - Last Student Day! PTO Carnival and Cookout; report cards sent home with students

27 - Milan High School Graduation