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December/January 2020 Newsletter

Important Dates

11/30/2020 through 12/11/2020: Mesa's Virtual Holiday Shop School Code: MSA2

12/11/2020: Mesa's Parade of Lights Event 5:00pm - 6:00pm at Mesa

12/18/2020: End of 2nd Quarter - EARLY DISSMISSAL AT 11:30AM

12/21/2020: First Day of Winter

12/21/2020 through 1/1/2021: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

1/4/2021 through 1/8/2021: NO SUDENTS - Staff Development

1/11/2021 through 1/15/2021: Remote Learning for ALL Students

1/18/2021: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/19/2021: All Elementary and Pre-K Students return to In-Person Learning

A Message From Our Principal

Hello Mesa Families!

It is hard to believe we are already nearing the end of the 1st semester! We are approaching my favorite time of the year with Christmas (and hopefully LOTS of snow) coming. This time of year is VERY busy in the classroom with projects, end of quarter tasks, dress-up days, our Mesa Holiday Night and so much more. Please be sure to be on the lookout for communication from your son/daughter’s classroom teacher as well as fliers from our main office with information on special events.

One big event coming up is our Mesa Holiday Night. Please join us on Friday, December 11th from 5:00-6:00pm for our drive through festival of lights! We wanted to be sure and continue our Mesa family night tradition this year, even if it means having an event that looks just a little different. Drive through to see our staff with their ‘themed’ display, get a free treat bag, and vote for the display you liked best. Our staff, district admin, and Officer Geri will be present and would LOVE to have the chance to enjoy an evening of fun with you.

Every week at Mesa, we will continue focus on a specific behavior to practice through our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) system. We will continue focus on all aspects as we move into 2nd semester. These areas include: lunch/recess, hallway, classroom, bathroom, specials and arrival/dismissal procedures/behavior. Please watch for our area of focus for each week within my weekly emails to families. As the weather gets colder, please reinforce with your son/daughter the importance of wearing winter coats, hats, mittens, etc. as we will only practice indoor recess procedures when the temperature is below 20 degrees, pouring rain or in other weather emergencies which create an unsafe environment. Please remind your son/daughter to dress for cold temperatures, knowing it is easier to remove a hat, gloves, coat, etc. rather than not having warm items at all.

Mesa staff continues to be devoted to providing the best educational experience for your children. As the year continues, staff will participate in multiple professional development days to grow instructional and behavioral knowledge in order to meet all needs of our students. We will also continue to practice our ‘BIG 3’ of hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing as well as deep cleaning procedures across the building. Our hope is to stay in person for this full year! Thank you for being great supporters of instruction and safety practices within our building. We continue to look forward to working with you for the next 2 quarters.

#DreamBIGMesa #WorkHard #MakeItHappen

Megan Oleson, Principal

Classroom Updates

Mesa Spirit Week

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Click on the flier to begin shopping! Don't forget to use the Mesa School Code: MSA2

Mesa Presents the Festival of Lights

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How to Quarantine

Fever Facts

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Can My Child Go To School Today?

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District and School Attendance Practices

We understand that the 2020-2021 school year presents challenges with attendance. Should your child have concerning symptoms or be asked to quarantine, please contact the school and we will work with you regarding attendance.

Mesa Mountain Lion Motto

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Mesa Elementary Vision Statement

"At Mesa Elementary we will collaborate with families to foster strong relationships within the greater community. Our efforts will focus on delivering a rigorous, standards-based, data driven curriculum to ensure the academic success of all students. Our staff will seek out professional growth opportunities enhancing our knowledge of best practices. We will create a positive, supportive, nurturing learning environment leading to the development of respectful, responsible and resourceful students."

Below are instructions for people who have been told to quarantine, or who are voluntarily quarantining.