Mayde Creek Elementary Gator News!

Mayde Creek Elementary- Felicia A. Sheedy

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Welcome Mrs. Ihediwa to MCE!! She is our new counselor!!!

Freda Ihediwa

School Counselor

Email: fredajihediwa@katyisd.org

Phone: 281-237-3981

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Click on the link below to watch a short introduction video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zDAv8HDAhiQLDlArLffQZJ8VmF0EJeQm/view?usp=sharing


Freda J. Ihediwa
School Counselor
Mayde Creek Elementary

Welcome to 5th Grade!!!

https://youtu.be/2QNorL4Mvp0


We are so excited about this school year!!!!

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Tomorrow is the First Day of School! Important Reminders!

Temporary Student IDs and How to Access Them

Elementary and secondary students can access a temporary ID badge via the Student ID App available on the MyKaty Cloud. Families will receive an email on Friday, August 14 with instructions on how to access and use the Student ID App. Secondary campuses will soon communicate additional information about specific dates and times when secondary students will receive their permanent student ID.

Virtual Learning & Day 1 Readiness

Students: Getting Started on Day 1 of virtual learning:

• Know your Katy ISD username and password. If you do not know this information, click here for help.

• Go to the Home Access Center (HAC) and view your schedule.

· PreK-4th grade students will need their parent/guardian to login to the HAC

· 5th –12th grade students can login to the HAC using their student credentials

• Launch the Google Chrome browser on your device.

If using a personal device, make sure it is up to date, click here for help.

• Go to MyKaty Cloud: https://mykaty.katyisd.org

• Ensure you have Webpass enabled, click here for help.

• Find Canvas (under the Elementary or Secondary tab on MyKaty Cloud):

· Click on the course that contains the name of your first class (refer to schedule in HAC).

· Be on time to each course throughout the day, as attendance will be taken. Your teacher will have instructions for you about content and an online meeting link.

Technology Help Desk Contacts for Parents/Students Support Inquiries

Online: Katy ISD Tech Help

Or, click “Help” in Canvas

Or, call: 281.396.7400 Monday through Friday (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Or, e-mail: parenttechsupport@katyisd.org

Curbside “Grab and Go” Meals from August 19- September 4

Free summer curbside meal service ended July 30. Beginning August 19, and through September 4, “Grab and Go” Meal Service will begin for the 2020-2021 school year. This meal service is available to all students during the first three weeks of school at 23 food distribution sites established across the District. Families who wish to apply for Free/Reduced cost meals may complete an application by signing into their SchoolCafe account here.

Touchless meal payment will be used at the “Grab and Go” meals distribution sites to promote healthy and safe food distribution practices. Families are encouraged to use the Pay N’ Go mobile app to provide student meal money, in place of cash. Parents can pick up meals without their student(s) present. However, parents and/or students must show a student ID, which is scanned for meal payment. ID badges will be distributed to elementary students at their home campus on August 17 and 18 in a “Grab and Go” Families will receive an email on Friday, August 14 with instructions on how to access and use the Student ID App. Secondary campuses will soon communicate additional information about specific dates and times when secondary students will receive their permanent student ID. format. 2019-20 Student ID’s can be used for meal payments if available. Otherwise, elementary and secondary students will be able to access a temporary ID badge via the Student ID App available on the MyKaty Cloud.

From Mrs. Holly Smith- Math Instructional Coach at MCE

Dear Parents,

Your student(s) have been using DreamBox at school and we want you to be able to take a peek at their progress. The Texas state House Bill 3 now requires all Districts to monitor student growth in K-2 as well as hold K-2 accountable in Math and ELA, just like we do for 3-5 with STAAR. Students will need to complete at least 3-5 Dreambox math lessons per week. Please follow the steps below in order to create your own login so that you can see what your child is working on and also track their progress. If you have questions or run into any problems along the way, please reach out to your child’s math teacher or Holly Smith, the Math & Science Instructional Coach for Mayde Creek Elementary - hollydsmith@katyisd.org or by phone at 281.237.3984. Thanks for your continued support of your student and our teachers. We appreciate you SO much!

To Access DreamBox on a Browser:

Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All you need is a high-speed Internet Connection.

If you’re using a browser, use this link:https://play.dreambox.com/login/2tt4/32pk

To Access DreamBox on an iPad:

To download the DreamBox Learning Math app, go to https://www.dreambox.com/ipad, or search for “DreamBox Learning Math” in the app store. When prompted in the app, enter MCE’s school code: 2tt4/32pk.

Create your DreamBox Account to review your student’s academic progress at home in your Family Dashboard. Please follow these steps to create your free account:

1. You will need your child’s DreamBox school login information to login for the first time. If you need this information, please contact your child’s math teacher or Holly Smith at hollydsmith@katyisd.org .

2. Have your student login to their profile just as they would at school.

3. Click Setup Parent Access at the bottom of the page.

4. Follow the instructions provided to create a new login and password.

5. Read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

6. Click “Submit”

Log into your home account after setup:

1. Go to https://play.dreambox.com

2. Enter your email address and password.

3. To see student progress, click the “Family Dashboard” button.

Thank You,

MCE Math Teachers

PLEASE join our PTA!!

Good Afternoon,

If you are receiving this, your MCE PTA membership has now expired. It's time to renew. 🐊

You can easily renew here:

https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/

Why join our PTA?

The number-one reason to join MCE PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. Research shows that students do better when their families are involved both at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.

Being active on the PTA is also a fantastic way to get to know teachers, staff, and other parents. Your membership helps create a louder voice for state and national PTA as they advocate and lobby for our children and schools. Whether you are here for only a year or for 6+ years, we welcome you to our community of learners! Our events are funded annually, so your child will directly benefit from your support.

Want to know more? Visit

https://www.mceptaonline.org/ or

https://www.txpta.org/


Amanda Dzwilefsky

Mayde Creek Elementary PTA President

MCEPTAPres@gmail.com

www.joinpta.org

PTA has a few extra school supplies packs!

Haven't gotten around to back to school shopping yet? Have no fear the MCE PTA has school supply kits already put together for each grade level available for cash purchase. Fill out this google form to reserve your kit today! Cash payment will be collected the first week of school when your kit(s) is/are picked up.

https://forms.gle/xjtZrSruHGrnTTas9

Do you need a Device???

Mayde Creek Elementary How to access the Student Device Checkout Request form

Go to Katyisd.org and click on the Smart ReStart


Scroll down to the Return to School Information and click on Technology for Virtual Learning


Scroll down to the bottom and click on Device Request Form

You will need your student’s ID and birthdate to complete the Device Request Form

Professional Development for our Parents!

Check this out: http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx


Let the school know if you have any questions.

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September 8, 2020 Face to Face Instruction Begins!

School hours- 7:55 am- 3:05 pm. Tardy bell rings at 7:55 am! We will open the school at 7:35 am for all students to enter and go into the cafe if they select to eat breakfast. We will also have a Grab and Go station in the gym for the students who get off the bus and select breakfast.

Katy ISD Power School Annual Student Update Opened 8/3/2020

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August 19 is the day!!!! Click on the link below to get all your questions answered.

Pre-K Registration Information!!! 2020-2021

http://www.katyisd.org/dept/Interv/Pages/Prekindergarten.aspx


We can't wait to meet your children on August 19 for the first day of school. The children enter the building at 7:35 and the tardy bell is at 7:55.

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New PTA Board Members!!

The Elected Board is:

President - Amanda Dzwilefsky

VP Fundraiser - Tamela Adams

Secretary - Tiffany Carrier

Treasurer - Linnetti Elder-Swanson

Welcome New Families to MCE!!! We have a NEW START Time!!!


We wanted to formally welcome you to Mayde Creek Elementary! I am super excited you are joining our Gator family!


I have listed a few things you may want to know about our school below:


School mascot- Alligator


School colors- Kelly Green and White (but we do wear various shades of green)


School hours- 7:55 am- 3:05 pm. Tardy bell rings at 7:55 am! We will open the school at 7:35 am for all students to enter and go into the cafe if they select to eat breakfast. We will also have a Grab and Go station in the gym for the students who get off the bus and select breakfast.


Mission statement- Make a Difference, Choose to be, Excellent and Unique, MCE


School website- http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MCE/Pages/default.aspx

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MCE Blood Drive October 19, 2020 Sign up Now!!!

Mayde Creek

Elementary

Monday, October 19

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Donor Coach

FREE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING!

Sign Up Online

www.CommitForLife.org

Enter Sponsor Code: 3950


Questions? Contact:Linda Wheeler

(LindaFWheeler@KATYISD.ORG)

*This test is authorized by the FDA only for

detecting the presence of antibodies against

SARS-Co V-2 and is not intended for

diagnosis of Covid-19

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