Marlette Elementary News

June 2019

From the Principal's Desk

It's already June and everyone is getting ready to begin summer break. As you think about trips and plans for the summer months, please remember to keep your children reading all summer. Reading with and to your child is also great for ensuring all of the work they did this school year isn't lost to the dreaded "Summer Slide". Our 2018-19 school year was great, but nothing compared to the amazingness in store for 2019-20! The elementary office will be closed during the month of July, but if you need anything, you can always email and I will get back with you ASAP,

Thank you for sharing your most precious resource with us!

Report cards will be mailed on June 21. Let us know if you don't receive it by June 28.

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Summer Meals at Marlette Elementary School

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Summer Slide

You've heard all about summer slide and know that when students are not in school over the summer, they tend to fall backwards academically. Over time, these slips can turn into a landslide and put children a couple of years behind their peers. Students certainly deserve a break after working hard throughout the school year, but they shouldn't take the entire summer off. Children don't need an expensive personal tutor or software program to keep them up to speed, they just need to read! Please check out these resources and don't forget to swing by the Marlette District Library this summer!
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Article of the Month

This article is from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Every year before summer break begins, you will hear educators talking about "summer slide". This refers to students losing ground over the summer due to a lack of academic engagement. It doesn't take much to help students maintain or even gain some ground academically over the summer months. Ask them to add up the items when you grocery shop, read the newspaper aloud, or turn on closed captioning during their favorite show.

School Calendar and Hours

The Annual School Calendars along with District information may be accessed online at Students are expected to be in class by 8:15 when the second bell rings and stay until the dismissal bell at 3:00. A pattern of late arrivals and/or early checkouts is considered truancy.

Social Media

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Breakfast and Lunch

June Menu

Breakfast is served every morning, free of charge, in every classroom. Lunch is available for only $2.25. Milk is available for 40¢.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families, too! Parents are encouraged to complete the free & reduced meal form application each year as the qualifications change. Furthermore, forms may be resubmitted at any time during the school year if there is a change in financial status with the household. For more information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 989-635-4923.

Negative Lunch Balances

All negative food service balances should be paid by June 13. If you have any questions about your child's balance, please call Deanna in the Superintendent's Office, 635-4923.

Summer Math Support

Summer Art Camp

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What happened at MES in May?


Our preschoolers put on an amazing performance. Congratulations to all of our terrific three and four year old friends!

Young 5's

Young 5's visited Phillips' Farms for their annual tour. The weather was great and the students had an amazing time.


Our Kindergarten classes visited the Thumb Octagon Barn. The weather wasn't the best, but the students had a great time!

First Grade

First grade took a field trip to the Saginaw Zoo. Many parents & VIPs went with our students. There was so much to do and see.

Second Grade

Our second grade students attended a field trip at Longway Planetarium in Flint. Each student had the opportunity to build their own ecosystem and view a plant's life in the IMAX theater.

Third Grade

Mr. Schleicher's third graders dissected owl pellets. If you see any of these students, be sure to ask them about their observations!

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Rich's fourth grade students have been working hard at assembling and programming six mBot robots.

Fifth Grade

Our 5th graders spent two days at camp swimming, canoeing, and learning some fun new games!

Sixth Grade

Mr. Reynolds’s class defeated Mr. Boyle’s class 5-3 over 7 innings of competitive post M-STEP kickball.

Phys Ed

5th and 6th grade students have been working on archery in PE class. The National Archery in Schools Program teaches safety, form, and enjoyment of the sport. We have some pretty talented students here in Marlette!


The 5th and 6th grade bands put on a great end of the year performance in front of a packed house.

Senior Send-Off

Teacher Appreciation Week video

M-STEP Color Run, 2019

Principal and Secretary for the Day!

As part of our commitment to making our required state testing as painless and engaging as possible, we held a silent auction for students in 3rd-6th grade. One of the auction items for 6th graders was Principal for the Day and another was Secretary for the Day. Dow Huggett won Principal for the Day and Landynn Monroe won Secretary for the Day. They both did an outstanding job!

Upcoming Dates


June 3, 6th grade Step Ahead Day

June 5, 2nd grade field day (AM)

June 5, Y5/K field day (PM)

June 6, Gayle's Trail Walkathon (AM)

June 7, 2nd grade field trip

June 7, 1st grade field day (PM)

June 10, 1st grade to the park

June 10, Board of Education meeting at 7:00 in the elementary library

June 11, 4th grade field trip

June 11, 5th/6th grade field day (all day)

June11, Y5/K to the park

June 12, End of Year Awards (invitations mailed)

June 12, 1:00 dismissal (lunch is served)

June 13, 1:00 dismissal (lunch is served) LAST DAY

June 16, Father's Day

June 20, Report cards mailed home

Tobacco Free School Environment

Just a reminder that the Marlette Community Schools are a Tobacco Free School environment. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all school property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This also applies to your personal vehicle on school property. Please extinguish all tobacco products before entering school district property. Our property is a Drug Free School Zone.