October 20, 2021 Vol 2. Issue 9
Message from Principal Masone
We have conferences this week, so I wanted to send out our newsletter a little early. Conferences will take place this Thursday and Friday, October 21st and 22nd. Conferences will be offered in-person and virtually. On Thursday, October 21, we will have early dismissal at 12:30 and no school on October 22, to accommodate conferences. After meeting with your child's teacher, come check out student work in our hallways, along with our Book Fair.
As a reminder our school Core Values are : Relationships, Deep Learning and Opportunity. After more than a year of COVID, we are working on a new teaching format to address Deep Learning for primary students through a flooding model. Flooding is a technique in which multiple staff members provide educational instruction to an individual grade level at the same time to remediate and extend student learning to ensure we reach the individual needs of our students. This technique is especially beneficial after the educational challenges caused by COVID. We have three reading interventionists: Judy Bray, Keren Hale and Steve Smith. In addition, paraprofessional Luz Shoemaker, and On Beyond /Gifted teacher, Kristen Kanaga, round out this dynamic crew. Our goal is to have each and every student in our school reading at or above grade level. You can support our goal by reading to your child or having your child read to you every day!
Thursday, October 21st at 10:00am, we will have our PAC meeting, Parent Advisory Committee in the Commons at MSES. We would love to have you join us to develop our future goals. PAC is planning to offer a chili dinner after Merchant Trick-or-Treating on October 29, at 5:00pm.
Next week, we will be celebrating Halloween with a costume parade on the playground October 29, at 2:00pm. Parents can join the parade by entering the playground at the gates on the corner of Prospect and Pawnee. Students will return to class after the parade and will be released at 2:50pm. We ask that parents wait for release at 2:50 to pick up your child.. If need to check your child out earlier, please make arrangements with your child's teacher. While we would love to welcome parents for Halloween parties, we are continuing to follow COVID protocols and limit the number of people in the building.
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday, please remember that individually store bought treats are welcome.
The city of Manitou Springs will celebrate Halloween with Merchant Trick-or-Treating from 3-5pm on Friday, October 29.
We now offer after school care for our students at MSES. Please see the flyer below.
Keep reading with your child at home and check out this link to extend your child's learning.
See you at conferences!
- Oct 21 - PAC Meeting 10:00am
- Oct 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30pm-7:00pm
- Oct 21 - Book Fair 7:30am-8:00am and 12:30pm-7:00pm
- Oct 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Oct 22 - Book Fair 7:30am-11:00am
- Oct 27 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- Oct 29 - Merchant Trick-or-Treating 3 - 5pm
- Oct 29 - PAC Dinner, 5:00pm-6:00pm
- Nov 3 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- Nov 10 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- Nov 17 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- Nov 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND IF YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING FOR CONFERENCES!
If your child will be absent, please call the front office to have the absence excused. This may include illness, car trouble, appointments, family trips etc. This helps teachers with planning, and adds an additional safety measure for our kids. Thank you!
Primary Music Class
3rd Grade AYE
4th Grade Field Trips
Original Works Art Fundraiser!
Holiday Help from PHC
Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. We would still like all families that qualify to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form on our district website.