Marseilles Elementary Newsletter

April 26, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, April 26th- 2:25pm Early Dismissal
  • Tuesday, April 26th- Midterms go home electronically
  • Tuesday, April 26th- 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • Wednesday, April 27th- Track Meet w/ Milton Pope @ Seneca - Bus leaves @ 3:45
  • Thursday, April 28th- Track Meet @ Seneca - Bus Leaves @ 3:45
  • Friday, April 29th- 8th Grade Celebration @ MES 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Monday, May 2-Friday, May 6- Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
  • Monday, May 2nd- Track Meet @ OTHS Wallace/Shepherd 4:30pm- Bus leaves @ 3:45
  • Tuesday, May 3rd- 2:25pm Early Dismissal

  • Thursday, May 5th- 2nd Grade Field Trip

  • Friday, May 6th- 1st Grade Field Trip
  • Saturday, May 7th- Track Meet IESA Sectionals @ Seneca 9:00am
  • Monday, May 9th- Track Meet w/ Milton Pope @ Seneca 4:30pm- Bus leaves @ 3:45
  • Tuesday, May 10th- 2:25pm Early Dismissal
  • Tuesday, May 10th- TNT Bike Ride (leave at 11am)
  • Tuesday, May 10th- Spring Concert (Band/Choir) 6:00pm

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

We are so excited to celebrate our teachers next week for Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to PTA for your support with Tacos on Tuesday!
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ABC Countdown

Join us in celebrating the last 26 days of school with our ABC Countdown. Classrooms can participate in as many or as few days as desired! Check out what is in store for this upcoming week (D Day is tomorrow).


D Day- Dance Day (Wednesday)

E Day- Exercise Day (Thursday)

F Day- Favorite Sports Day (Friday)

G Day- Game Day (Monday)

H Day- (Hat Day (Tuesday)

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Kindergarten Round Up- May 20th

Calling all incoming Kindergarten students! We will have our Kindergarten Round Up on Friday, May 20th from 12:30-1:30pm. Below is a link to register for this event. At Round-Up, your child will get a chance to tour the building, take a bus ride, get a t-shirt and participate in 'signing day'! You won't want to miss this!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4AA9AB29A3FFCE9-kindergarten1

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TNT Homemade Quilt Raffle

Interested in giving back? You can help our Teens 'N Teamwork Club, TNT, by purchasing raffle tickets in hopes to win this beautiful homemade quilt. This raffle hasn't been done in a couple of years, so this quilt has been waiting to be cozied up with the right person!


For those who do not know the backstory, this quilt is made by a former employee's sister who lives in Texas. She has supported our club for years by creating and mailing these beautiful quilts in honor of her sister, Donna Cynar, who worked at MES for years and passed away from cancer a few years ago. Donna's boys went to school here and her grandson is a current student. It is such a beautiful tribute and the message follows TNT's mission of giving back.


The winner will be drawn before the spring concert on May 10. This is the only fundraiser TNT does for funds for the club. It is hanging outside the main office to see up close. Tickets are 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00 and can be purchased through any TNT member (6th-8th grade club members) or by stopping by the office to purchase. Cash or check will be accepted.


As always, thank you for your continued support of this wonderful club. It is truly appreciated!

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year Is Open!

There is still time, but if you want to have a chance to win an Amazon gift card, please register by this weekend! Still haven't registered or don't have all of your paperwork turned in? Get it in by 5/1....because we are doing another raffle!

We will be doing another raffle for those entered by May 1st. Raffle will be on Monday, May 2nd, so make sure to get your student(s) fully registered. Contact the office with any questions at 815-795-2428.


Last week you should have received paper copies of health forms and what you still need to complete for the registration process if your child(ren) are not fully registered.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Each year, NALC and the USPS partner to do a food drive to help families in need. MES is participating to see if we can get more food (in weight) than Seneca! May 13th is the final date to bring in non-perishable food!
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Vision and Screening Notification

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

TITLE 77 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

SECTION 685.110 and 675.110

Section 685.110(d) requires screening programs to inform parents/guardians PRIOR TO SCREENING and IN WRITING that vision screening will be conducted and that screening is not a substitute for a full vision assessment. The following language must be included in the notice:

“Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision examination by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo the vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.”

This notice is NOT a “consent” to screen and it must clearly inform parents that unless there is a vision examination report from a doctor in the child’s file, the screening (at mandated age and grade levels) will be done.

Notification can be done through a school web-site, school handbook, a newsletter, the school calendar, a separate notice, etc.

Section 675.110 requires screening programs to inform parents/guardians PRIOR TO SCREENING and IN WRITING that vision screening will be conducted and that screening is not a substitute for a full vision assessment. The following language must be included in the notice

Hearing screening services shall be provided annually for all school age children who are in grades K (kindergarten), 1, 2, and 3; are in any special education class; have been referred by a teacher; or are transfer students. These screening services shall be provided in all public, private, and parochial schools. Hearing screening is recommended in grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

This notice is NOT a “consent” to screen and it must clearly inform parents that unless there is a hearing examination report from a doctor in the child’s file, the screening (at mandated age and grade levels) will be done.

Marseilles Athletic Club Chicken Fry Fundraiser

MAC's Chicken Dinner will be here before you know it! If you're interested in tickets, check out information below or check out their Facebook page!
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Lunch Menu for April

Here is a look at the lunch menu along with the the link for the entire month and all months.


https://www.mes150.org/apps/food_menu/index.

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Consent for COVID Testing Form

Please click on the link below to complete the form. If you have already returned a signed copy, we do have it on file, but you are welcome to still complete the form.


https://www.mes150.org/apps/form/form.MARE.sUr3ClT.1eG

COVID Informational Letters

This year, we will not be communicating out information for each individual that tests positive at MES. You can, however, use the link below to access the information on the website. You may also access this information by going to mes150.org and clicking on Our School and then Health and Wellness.

COVID Updates

With COVID guidance changing, we have recently moved to masks recommended. We respect the conversations and decisions made at home to do what is best for you and your family.


We still have tests here at the school, should you or anyone in the family experience any symptoms and want to be tested. COVID symptoms have not changed, but each individual will be looked at on a case by case basis. You may contact our school nurse or the local health department with any questions.


Symptoms include:


  • Fever (100.4°F or higher),
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Body Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Taste and/or Smell
  • Runny Nose or Stuffy Nose
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Marseilles Elementary School

Attendance line: 815-795-8795.

Please indicate names of students and why they are out in your message.


Main office: 815-795-2428


Email addresses (with link) can be found on the district website.


Please make sure you visit the MES website (https://mes150.org) for the most up-to-date information. Newsletters will be sent to you through TeacherEase as well as posted on the website. If you have not yet liked our Facebook page, check it out- Marseilles Elementary School District #150. Information is shared here as well as communicated through Class Dojo.