Mascoutah Elementary School

September Family Newsletter

Kim Enriquez, Principal

Sandra Litteken, Assistant Principal

Laura Yarber, Assistant Principal

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MES Families-

What a great first few weeks of school! We have spent the first weeks building relationships with students, doing team building activities in classrooms and establishing clear routines and expectations throughout our building-all tied to our Core Values. We have seen students growing already! Lots of opportunities for you to learn about MES, our curriculum and programs and to get involved in the month of September. We hope to see you around the district!

-Kim Enriquez


Tribe Tickets-

This year at MES, students can earn Tribe Tickets. These, unlike Wampans from years past, are hard to earn. These require a student going above and beyond what is expected of them at school and exemplifying our Core Values. Students bring these tickets with them to lunch and can choose from a popsicle, ice cream, MES Tribe bracelet or a t-shirt. Each staff teacher is given 5 of these to hand out for the month. Congratulations to these students who have earned a Tribe Ticket for the Month of August:

Part Time Position Opened-

We are looking to hire a 12-5 PM Supervisory Aide. The individual would supervise on the playground from 12-3 and then be a Supervisory Aide in our Extended Time program until 5:00 PM. If interested, please email Laura Yarber at or call Mrs. Yarber at 566-2152.
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Mascoutah School District Goals for 22-23-

Mascoutah Elementary School is committed to ensuring excellence in learning by engaging Every Student, Every Day. As a part of that mission, our district goal is to raise achievement in literacy and math learning by 5% as measured by our end-of-the-year IAR scores for 2022-2023.

To assess progress throughout the year, our students take a benchmark assessments. Our staff, parents, and other stakeholders will use this important data to guide learners' proficiency growth, forecast performance on state tests, and optimize student progress. We are wrapping up our benchmark testing this week.

Thank you for your support in our assessment efforts. We are very excited to see our students demonstrate their academic excellence and proficiency.

Grandparent Breakfasts at MES-

We are excited to welcome grandparents back in the building during the month of September. Please see the dates for each grade level below. Here a few important items to note about Grandparent's Breakfast-

-Please do not have grandparents arrive until 8:30 AM or after. Students can arrive at their normal time and by their normal transportation to school. Students will go to class when they arrive just like normal. We still have to run a normal front circle drop off before all the grandparents arrive at school. Parking is in the front circle on both sides after 8:30 AM as well as in the parking lots and side streets.

-All grandparents need to enter through the front doors to pick up a name tag. Name tags will only be made for those that return the RSVP with their name and information. If we do not get a returned slip for a grandparent and they show up for breakfast, they will have to wait in line at the office with their driver's license and wait patiently while their license is scanned and a name tag printed. It will be much quicker and smoother if the RSVP form is returned in advance so their name tag can be printed before they arrive.

-Once Grandparents enter the building and have a name tag, we will direct them to one of our gymnasiums. We will do announcements as usual at 8:35 and then ask that grade level to please walk to the gym to find their special guest. Students will enter the gym, find their grandparent and then walk them to breakfast in the cafeteria. Once they finish eating and clean up their breakfast, students can walk their grandparent down to their classroom to meet their teacher. Some classrooms may plan an activity at this time while others may not. I leave that up to the teacher. Most grandparents will be out of the building by 9:30 AM.

-If a child does not have a grandparent in the area or living, they may bring a "special guest" in place of the grandparent.

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Deployment Groups for Students-

If a mother, father or caregiver of one of our students is deployed or will be deployed soon, please reach out to one of our Social Workers, Megan Vitale. Mrs. Vitale organizes and runs a group of students that all have deployed parents. Please email Mrs. Vitale for more information or to sign your child up for this group-

Jostens-Our New Picture Company-

All parents should have recevied a link to the JostensPIX website.

Visit the JostensPIX School Portal please follow these steps to view student images:

  2. Select ARCHIVE TYPE: 'SIS'. If the files have not been run recently, click the EXTRACT button. This will create an updated file that you can then download.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Customer Care Line: 1-877-515-1447 or email our team at and someone will respond within one business day (if not sooner).

Thank you,
The JostensPIX team

Event Code: FE256022
Secure access code distributed by school


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
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  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
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  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

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PTO Meeting and Family Mindfulness Night-

We will have a PTO meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. We will have babysitters available to watch students outside on the playground while the meeting takes place. Please enter through the front doors and babysitters will get your children and lead them outside. The meeting will address upcoming events such as Trunk or Treat and Mother Son Night. Hope to see you there!
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Spirit Wear-

This year you have the option of having Spirit Wear shipped to your home or picking it up at Ace Hardware in town. Please see the flyer below from PTO.
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PTO Dance Fit-

Mascoutah Elem School families!

Our Mascoutah Fun Run fundraiser will kick off in just 3 weeks on 09/19/2022. Our goal is to raise $18,000 for Outdoor Classroom and to strengthen our school community.

️ Your child’s teacher will be sending out an email with a few more details as the event draws closer. ️

Key dates to remember:



Mascoutah Fun Run Kick Off - 09/19/2022

Event Day - 09/27/2022

Donations will go toward supporting our school and can be given throughout the entire experience. There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by sharing our fundraiser with your family and friends!

Thank you for supporting Mascoutah Elem School through the Mascoutah Fun Run. If you have any questions, please contact the MES PTO at


Please consider joining PTO. There is no cost. The benefits to joining PTO is getting involved in your child's school, getting to know other parents, getting to know teachers and administrators, and having the opportunity to help during Daddy Daughter Dances (mom's can come in and run stations with us) or Mother Son Events (dad's can come in and run stations with us) Here is the link to join PTO-

Here is also a calendar of PTO events for the year-see picture below.

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Trunk or Treat-

Looking ahead to October, PTO will be again hosting a Trunk or Treat in the MES Parking Lot on October 14th. Food trucks will be available for dinner and snacks. Cars can be decorated at 4:30 and Trunk or Treating starts at 5:00 PM until dark. Save the date! Looking forward to some costume fun on this evening!

Dates to Remember-

Thursday, September 1-5th Grade Grandparent Breakfast/6:00 PM 5th Grade Band Rental Night

Friday, September 2-4th Grade Grandparent Breakfast

Monday, September 5-No School Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6-3rd Grade Grandparent Breakfast

Wednesday, September 7-2nd Grade Grandparent Breakfast

Thursday, September 8-1st Grade Grandparent Breakfast

Friday, September 9-Kindergarten Grandparent Breakfast

Wednesday, September 14-6:00 PM PTO Meeting/6:30 PM Family Mindfulness Night

Friday, September 16-Picture Retake Day

Monday, September 19-27 PTO Dance Fit Fundraiser

Thursday, September 22-Elementary Curriculum Night for Parents at MHS 5-7:30 PM

Tuesday, September 27-Chick fila Night for MES 5-8 PM

Friday, September 30-Spirit Day

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