February - News and Notes from the Principal
McAllister Elementary School
Committed to Excellence and Success in All We Do!
Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.
January was here and is now gone! With the new year, we welcomed quite a few new students and are excited to expand our McAllister Family! This past week was filled with excitement from the Miler Club Finale to an entire week where we got to show our students just how grateful we are for them and I think they truly appreciated it! Student Appreciation Week ended with a Bang! We just love loving on our students, they are second to none and the best in the business!
Mid-year progress checks allowed us to see just how much our students have grown academically this school year, trust me we are in a great place and continuing to get better daily! Our students/teachers are continuing to work through the components of the new curriculum while integrating many of the new resources from Fundations Phonics, Ready Math and Study Island/Exact Path. As a parent it can be overwhelming at times to find these resources in a pinch when you are at home. Our Instructional Technology Specialist has provided readily available links on our homepage, click here to peruse and use the various items: Click Here for Student Resources
There are a few upcoming engagement opportunities, take a peek at the upcoming events below:
- Father/Daughter Dance - Friday, February 7, 2020; (Ticket Sales Extended to 2/3/2020)
- President's Day - Monday, February 17, 2020 - No School for Students
- Spring Pictures - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Career Day - Friday, February 21, 2020 (Want to take part? Contact J. McNeely)
- Parent's Night Out - Saturday, February 22, 2020 - See RHHS BETA Club Info. Below
- Read-A-Thon - February 24-March 6, 2020 (Information being sent home soon)
- Book Fair - March 2-March 6, 2020
- Seussical the Musical Drama Performance - Thursday, March 5 & Friday, March 6 (6PM)
- McAllister Night - RHHS Baseball - March 20, 2020 (ALL are Welcome, Info coming soon)
- Mother/Son Glow Night - Friday, April 17, 2020 (6-8PM)
We continually seek to provide the best possible opportunities for engagement and welcome your voice/feedback - If you have anything you would like to share please share in the comments below.
Father Daughter Dance - Ticket Sales Extended Until Monday, February 3, 2020
Year Book Sales - McAllister Elementary
New Box Tops App
Instead of clipping Box Tops from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly mobile app that is available now on both the App Store and on Google Play. Buy your favorite Box Tops products, scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase and earn cash for our school. It is so simple! No more clipping! Just scan and earn! During this time of transition, Box Tops for Education is still accepting clipped Box Tops. Please send in any Box Tops with a valid expiration date.
Thank you for supporting MES!
Featured Artists of the Month
Hot Dog and Cool Cat
Artist: Elijah Kamalani
Mrs. Howley Pre K
Title: Hot Dog and Cool Cat
House in Winter
Artist: Palmer Norwood
Mrs. Leahy Kindergarten
Title: House in Winter
Chihuly Paper Sculpture
Artist: Brynnley Brotka
Ms. Doerr 1st grade
Title: Chihuly Paper Sculpture
Artist: Payton Estep
Mrs. Pageni 2nd grade
Title: Winter Bear
Artist: Bear Rembetsy
Mrs. Werking 3rd grade
Artist: Kendall Willoughby
Mrs. Woods 4th grade
Title: Coffee Mug
What is PBIS?
- P - Positive Attitude
- A - Act Respectfully
- W - Work Responsibly
- S - Stay Safe
Please click here to learn more about PBIS at McAllister Elementary School. We hope that this information is useful for you as a parent to better understand the expectations we have at McAllister Elementary School.
What are the 7 Mindsets?
1. Everything is Possible
Dream big, embrace creativity and expect results
Everything is Possible provides an understanding that we are all capable of living extraordinary lives. We learn that everything that exists was once an idea until someone believed it was possible and made it a reality. Embracing this principle will allow you to envision a wonderful life, expect greatness, and effectively execute the process of making your dreams come true.
2. Passion First
Pursue your authentic talents and deepest interests
Passion First teaches that we are each a unique expression of human existence and that our lives should be focused on finding our unique genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. You will learn to make your dreams authentic, and of such critical importance that you'll find the fuel to overcome the obstacles you're certain to face along the way.
3. We Are Connected
Explore the synergies in all relationships and learn to empower one another
We Are Connected teaches us to understand that everyone who comes into our lives can assist us in living our dreams. By applying this mindset, you will learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish competition that will help you maximize your potential with and through others.
4. 100% Accountable
Choose to be responsible for your own happiness and success
100% Accountable teaches that you are not a victim of your past, your future is not predetermined, and your life is what you choose it to be from this moment forward. With a focus on recognizing fears and excuses, this mindset allows you to break down barriers, free your mind, and focus your energy to take critical steps toward accomplishing your goals.
5. Attitude of Gratitude
Seek positives from every experience and be thankful for all you have
An attitude of Gratitude teaches that you can choose the positives or the negatives in your life as the foundation on which to build your future. Choose the positives, and you're on your way toward extraordinary success; choose the negatives, and you will likely start (or continue) a downward spiral.
6. Live to Give
Inspire and serve others while maximizing your potential
Live to Give teaches that abundance in one’s life is a cycle. To receive love, respect, and financial security, one must first learn to give those things. This mindset also teaches that the greatest gift you can ever give is to find and leverage your unique genius to maximize your positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to you in kind.
7. The Time is Now
Harness the power of this moment, and take purposeful action today
The Time is Now teaches that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future hasn't happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action now in order to create the ultimate life of your dreams.
Welcome to Community Education's online registration and management website. Community Education is dedicated to building a strong community by offering life-long learning experiences through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.
Please keep in mind that bus routes might change. Keep checking the website for the most recent bus stops and stop times. Be sure to arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
ALL families are encouraged to apply for free/reduced lunch. In recent years, with changes in our economy, more students meet the guidelines to be eligible for free/reduced lunch.
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