February 2023

MPA Minute

Thank you to our 5th grade girls volleyball teams for the staff lunch today!

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From the Principal:

Congratulations: We would like to congratulate our second quarter Terrific Kids! As always picking just 2 per class in our amazing school was a tough job for teachers. Congratulations!

Hero Art Contest Winners: Last month we had an art contest. The theme was "If I could be a Super Hero..." The winners' artwork is on display in the main office. They will also be featured on our welcome screen in the main office and the two scrolling announcement screens upstairs. The winners are invited to join Mrs. Manahan and Ms. Jackson for lunch Friday in the main office. Congratulations to our three winners.

  • First place - Effie Scheerer - Kindergarten (Mrs. Vallez Sheldon) "Kindness Hero"
  • Second place - Scarlett LaMotte - second grade (Mrs. Hodges) "Hero is what's inside of you"
  • Third place - Catie Rodenberg - fifth grade (Mrs. Olson) "Climate Catie"

Lost and Found: Please check out the lost and found this FRIDAY. It will be outside for display from 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM. We will have every child check out the display Friday during school. However, they don't always remember what their clothing looks like or whether or not it was even lost. This has all been collected since we returned from winter break. We will be donating the items Wednesday, February 8.

Attendance Reminder: Students are considered truant once they have accumulated 5 unexcused absences or 3 consecutive unexcused absences. Parent notes do not automatically excuse absences. Travel and vacations are not excused absences. When your child is out for a week they miss valuable content and are considered Truant. Once students are considered truant, you will be contacted to discuss the attendance issue.

Students who miss 10 days or more excused or unexcused could be in jeopardy of retention if there are academic concerns and attendance is found to be a contributing factor.

MPA 5th grade boys basketball team headed to the playoffs with an undefeated season! Way to Go!

Save the Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 PTA Sponsored Campus Clean Up Day

Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations go out to Alison Rivero who was named the MPA 2022 - 2023 Teacher of the Year. We are so lucky to have her with us. She will represent MPA in the Charleston County School District competition.

Mark your calendar:

  • Early Release Day (12:25 PM) - Friday, Feb. 3
  • Fifth Grade Trip (Camp Leopold) - Wednesday, Feb 8 - Fri, Feb 10
  • First Grade field trip - Monday, Feb 13
  • Second Grade field trip - Monday, Feb 13
  • Children's Dental Health presentation (CD - 1st grade) - Tuesday, Feb. 14
  • Valentine Cards Exchange - Tuesday, Feb. 14 (See teacher newsletter for specifics)
  • Early Release Day (12:25 PM) - Friday, Feb 17
  • Presidents' Day (No School) - Monday, Feb 20
  • Casual Day - Friday, Feb 24
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From the Front Office: Early Dismissal Notes

Don't forget to write a note on a separate piece of paper when you plan on picking your child up early. We can have your child in the office sooner when we know you are coming. This will help you avoid a long wait, especially when they are coming from lunch or recess. Below is a dismissal note you can fill out and send when planning an early pickup. As a reminder, we do not allow early dismissal in the last 30 minutes of the school day.
Volunteer Application

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Our Mission

The mission of Mt. Pleasant Academy Elementary School. working in partnership with families and the community, is to assist each student to excel academically, act responsibly and to expand talents and social skills by providing diverse learning experiences in a nurturing environment.