Mary Mae Jones Elementary

September 2022

A Message From The Principal

Dear Parents,

We have had a great start to the new school year. Students are actively engaged in their classrooms, drop off and pick up has been wonderful, and people of all ages are smiling. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our talented staff for a great start to the 2022-2023 school year. Their hard work and dedication is to be commended.


Save the Date

We will be hosting our first Eat and Read on September 13. This is an exciting night to hear teachers' expectations and school goals for this year. Our focus will be talking about the importance of reading with your students daily. Pizza and books will be provided during this school community event.


Below is a September Calendar of Events. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Angie Stafford

Principal

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Friday, September 9th

Year Book Discount

Parents,

I know it is a bit early to discuss the yearbook but you can save 10% by ordering in September. Like last year, we are using TreeRing for our yearbook company so all orders will be made online AND they plant a tree for every yearbook printed! This company also allows parents to add pictures from your social media accounts to two customizable pages. Check out our flyers for more information on how to create an account and get started!

4th Grade Musical Performance Coming Soon

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You Can Help MMJ!

You can help your school by downloading QR code located to the right.

Activities For Home

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Fun Math Game!

The Subtraction Game: perfect for the car or while you're waiting in line


The subtraction game is a great way to practice counting and develop number sense. It is played with just a few simple rules and does not need dice, cards or a playing board. You can play with or without objects (any objects will do....toothpicks, pennies, sugar packets at a restaurant)

How to Play
Start with a pile of 13 toothpicks (or any other collection of similar objects). Two players take turns removing 1, 2 or 3 toothpicks from the pile. The winner of the game is the person who takes the last toothpick. There is a strategy for winning that you and your child can discover. Once you’ve discovered the strategy for this game, you can alter it. You can start with a different number of objects or allow a different number of objects to be removed each turn. You could also alter the rules so that the player who takes the last object loses instead of wins.


Playing without objects and keeping track mentally of how many "objects" are left is a great way to build your child's mental math skills.

Come Volunteer at our School

We are so excited that you are part of our Mary Mae Jones family! We would like to invite you to volunteer with us. I have attached a QR code to help us get to know you better. Please take a moment to fill this out. Please let us get to know you and your interests so that we can involve you here at school. We are so excited to work with you and we appreciate all of the support you can give us. We will be hosting a volunteer training event on Thursday, September 15th at 9am. If you are interested in volunteering, we will need you to complete volunteer training. If you are planning to volunteer and you are unable to make it to this training, we will have more opportunities for you to complete this training.If you have any questions, feel free to call Lori McGinnis at 479-696-3574 (email:lmcginnis@bentonvillek12.org) or the school office at 479-254-5930.

Clubs are back! When a student is here everyday and on time, they get to participate in clubs.