Stallion Express

December Newsletter

McGregor Families,


Tis the season to give thanks, spread joy and embrace your family!


This holiday season is undoubtedly one for the record books. I am so proud of the creativity, grit, and perseverance the McGregor Staff has shown. Their resilience to deliver a well-rounded educational experience is nothing less than extraordinary. Furthermore, I applaud you for your efforts, understanding and teamwork. Together, we will reach normality with a better perspective and a few more tools in our toolboxes.


In a few short weeks, we will all be given time to pause, take a breath, and enjoy what truly matters in life. I wish you all a happy holiday season and a relaxing winter break. May this new year bring you lots of joy and prosperity of life.


All we want for Christmas is... for our students to be back at school. We look forward to seeing you and our students again shortly.


Respectfully,

Mrs. Rachael Novak, ED.S.

McGregor Elementary Principal

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Important Dates

December 8th at 6:30 PM - College and Career Family Night (Grades 5 & 6)

December 14th - Spirit Wear Pickup

December 17 11:00-4:00 at Whitmer Field House - Lunch Distribution

December 18 - Holiday Sing Along

December 18th - Last Day of Class Before Winter Break

January 29th - Picture Retakes

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Happy Holidays Healthy Stallion Families


The holidays will be different this year for sure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little family fun while staying safe. It is important now more than ever that we pay attention to our health and the health of our children.


I found this holiday calendar that will make the month of December fun and healthy for the whole family.


Download and print the calendar, then each morning read the day's healthy goal together with your children.


You can even print the calendar and separate the days into flashcards and talk about the day’s goal each morning at breakfast.

Reward them when they do a good job. Don’t forget to reward yourself as well!


25 Healthy Days to Christmas


Be safe, be well, forget the worries of 2020 as they will pass, enjoy this magical time of year!



Happy Holidays,

Nurse Graver and Nurse Szafarowicz

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Spirit Wear Pickup Day

The McGregor Spirit wear has arrived. On Monday, December 14th, you are welcome to pick up your items from the office. Office hours are from 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00.
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College and Career Family Night (Grades 5 & 6)

Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm for this free Zoom event for parents and students in grades 5 and 6, as we explore avenues for ensuring a debt free education. You’ll learn about scholarships, grants, free financial aid, earn as you learn apprenticeships, and work/study opportunities that lead to well-paying jobs and no student or family debt.


All families who register will be mailed resources and information to help students start as early as middle school earning scholarships for college and post-secondary training. Whether you want to earn a training certification, a journeyman’s card, an associate’s degree, bachelors degree or even higher, we’ll show you the path to success without taking out loans or incurring debt.

And each family who registers will be placed into a drawing for $50 in gift cards.


The speakers at this event are:

Kerry Patrick Clark – Ruth E. Roach Foundation Scholarship Executive Director

Sara Cryan – Greater Toledo Community Foundation Scholarship Specialist

Pamala Mohler – Formerly of Associated General Contractors

Zachary Huber – Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Michelle Klinger - Partners in Education

Ashley Foster - Director of Oserve at Owens Community College


Please register at https://conta.cc/34yXRm6. You will be sent a Zoom link before the event.


We hope to see you there!



Sincerely,

Mark Schrock

Educational Specialist and Data Manager

College and Career Ready, Set, Go

Partners in Education

mschrock@partnerstoledo.org

419-902-6198

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Meal Distribution

Washington Local will have one location for meal distribution on Dec. 17th.


The hours will be from 11:00 to 4:00 at Whitmer in front of the field house.

The district will use the same procedure as were implemented over the summer.

  • This will include the community and is open for children 0--18.
  • Children do not need to be present to pick up meal bags.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Bags will include 10 breakfast and 10 lunches.


If you have any questions, please contact Deb Warren at 419-473-8458.

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Holiday Sing Along

Since we can't be together during this "most wonderful time of the year" to enjoy our annual Holiday Musical at school, let's all sing (and dance) a long from home! Invite the whole family to join in. Have fun! A collection of songs and dances will be available through your child's Music Google Classroom. Check it out! It will be released on Friday, December 18. Videos can be advanced using the arrows at the side of each video and the "auto play next video" feature can also be enabled for continuous singing, dancing, and fun!.

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Picture Retakes

The new date for School picture retakes and classroom candid photos will be on Friday, January 29, 2021.


Any students that did not have their pictures taken here at McGregor in October will have their pictures taken that day. Anyone who received pictures that they were not happy with, may return their packets at that time to have their pictures retaken.


Thank you for your patience!

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