Max Larsen Elementary School - December 2022
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From the Principal's Desk
It's so hard to believe that we are in the final month of 2022. The days are shorter and the temps are cooler. I always find it difficult to adjust my thinking at this time of year. It's easy to find myself so busy with all of my lists of things to do, that I forget to " look up". I am working on reminding myself to take moments to "look up" each day. I don't want to miss out on the moments of being present with our students and all the amazing adults that work with them. I want to celebrate a lost tooth, notice a new haircut and marvel at the wonder of how a child sees the world through their eyes. Our students have been growing and learning so much both academically and socially. There is so much to "look up" and see!
I hope you can enjoy some family time during our break later this month. Maybe you will have some "look up" moments too!
Turkey Dance Party!
Look what's happening around the school!
Dates to Remember
Nov. 24th -------- No School - Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 25th -------- No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 7th ---------- Hungry Howies Night
Dec. 14th -------- Full Day of School
Dec. 15th -------- 1/2 Day - Dismissal at 12:15pm
Dec. 16th -------- 1/2 Day - Dismissal at 12:15pm
Dec. 17th - Jan. 1st - Winter Vacation
Lost and Found
Reporting An Absence
Hungry Howie's Night
Day and Time Schedule
- Regular school hours are 8:45 - 3:55. Doors open at 8:25, please do not drop students off before this time as there is no supervision.
- Early Release Wednesday's are 8:45 - 2:40.
Drop off / Pick Up Procedures
Pick up: When picking up your child from school in a car you must use the car line. Any students that need to be picked up early will need to be picked up by 3:25. Anything after that, the child will do their normal end of day transportation. Again, the staff parking lot is reserved for staff and bus use. Please do not pull into this parking lot. Thank you again for your help with this.
Message from Miss Epp
Message from Mrs. Stetler
Counting starts as learning a pattern of words. As their counting develops, they begin to relate
the words to a quantity or number of things.
Some Ideas for Home:
*Count the number of steps from the front door to the mailbox.
*Counts stairs as you go up and/or down.
*Count the number of times you and your child can throw a ball without dropping it.
*Play games like Dominoes, Chutes & Ladders, any board game with dice. Have them say the number of dots without counting them.
*Help your child to remember your phone number and press the correct numbers on the phone.
*Ask your child to start counting from any number. This will help when they need to add larger numbers. Correct them when they skip a word and have them repeat after you.
Message from Mrs. Tubbs
We appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra time off outside of the winter break. As long as your child is healthy, please encourage him/her to show up to class when school is in session. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as to connect to their peers and teachers.
● Our students and their families who do their best to show up daily even when it isn’t easy.
● Our teachers who go above and beyond to make school a welcoming and safe place for all students to learn.
● Our administrators who help us work together to ensure we create a physically and emotionally safe and engaging learning environment.
● Our many, many healers and helpers - the support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need. We appreciate each one of you. May these days off be restful and healing.
● If your family or your child needs support, please reach out to the office (517-279-5960) for help.
● We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 3
Thank you for partnering with us!
Message from Mrs. Breza
During the month of November, students have been learning new holiday songs, working on writing and playing music rhythms, and exercising our vocal cords. The highlight of this month was the introduction of using rhythm guitars. Thanks to the Marvin Gage, and a Quincy High School student who used scrap underlayment Mrs. Breza had. for turning them into rhythm guitars for our class to use.
On November 22, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra sent over their brass players to Max Larsen to put on a performance for our students before Thanksgiving break. Students learned what brass instruments were and what they sounded like. This was a great experience to attend a music performance.
Keep on Singing and Happy Holidays to you all!
Inclement weather/2-hour delay days
- You will receive an automated call if school is cancelled or delayed. Please be sure that your current phone number is listed in Skyward!
- If there is a 2-hour delay school will start at 10:45 and doors will open at 10.25. Breakfast is not served at school on 2-hr days.
- Delays and cancellations will be broadcast on: AM 1590 & FM 95.5 WTVB, WIN 98.5. TV stations are WWMT News channel 3 & CW7, WOOD-TV 8, FOX 17, WILX-TV 10 and CCStv.