The Mustang Roundup

December Edition

Monthly Update

Oh, the weather outside is freezing!! As we approach winter and Christmas break, we are experiencing snow and cold weather! Please make sure your child is wearing weather appropriate shoes and clothing each day. Also, please make sure your child arrives at school with a coat and any other winter accessories they may need. If you need any assistance with winter clothing, please contact Mrs. Cole in the office.

Christmas Break

Christmas break will take place between December 20th-December 31st. We hope that you all enjoy time with your family and friends! Please make sure to continue reading with your child and complete any i-Ready lessons that you can.

We are so very thankful for our little community and school. We truly believe that we are blessed with the most amazing students and families and are lucky to serve our community. We deeply care for each one of our students and are eager to help support them on their way to educational success. Thank you for sharing your child with us and allowing us to make a difference in each one of their lives. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Snow Days

Snow, Snow, Snow!

If a snow day does present itself, we do our best to communicate this information with you as quickly as possible. Following the decision to close school for the day, the superintendent contacts local news stations to help inform our community. Each teacher is then notified through our school phone tree. Families of students who ride the bus will be notified by their bus driver. Students who either walk to school or get dropped off by a parent will be notified by their classroom teacher.

Thank you Melba Parents and Community!

Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you! We want to thank our amazing parents and community members. Our teachers and staff members were spoiled last week with delicious treats and goodies. We cannot tell you enough how much that meant to our school and how much we appreciate every one of you! Our school feels so loved and supported! Thank you so much!
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Christmas in Melba

Christmas in Melba will be on December 1st from 6:30pm-8:00pm. We are so excited to involve our school with the annual Melba Christmas Tree Lighting. Every family in our school was provided with a small ornament to decorate and represent their family as being an important part of the Melba community. Don't forget to decorate your ornament and have it placed on the Melba Christmas Tree by the Legion Hall before 8:00pm. We are better together! Let's show our Melba spirit!
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Melba Elementary Christmas Program

We will be holding our annual Christmas Music Program this year! Mrs. Olsen and our students have been working hard to put this fun event together for you. Melba Elementary students will be presenting this program on Thursday, December 2nd in the elementary gym. Mrs. Olsen has sent home specific information about dress attire. Here are the call times and start times for each program. Please make sure you bring your child on time so we can get them in order and start each program on time. We cannot wait to see you there!

Kindergarten-Second Grade:

  • Call Time: 5:15pm
  • Time: 5:30pm

Third Grade-Fourth Grade:

  • Call Time: 6:15pm
  • Start Time: 6:30pm

Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade:

  • Call Time: 7:15pm
  • Start Time: 7:30pm

Melba Elementary School Student Council

We are excited to introduce our first ever Melba Elementary School Student Council. The student council consists of eight members from fourth through sixth grade. Melba Elementary Student Council will be working hard to represent the students and strive to continue to help our school achieve success. Congratulations to our student council members!

President- Tuff C.

Vice President- Quincie H.

6th Grade Ambassador- Annabelle G.

Secretary- Laurelyn H.

5th Grade Ambassadors- Boston G., Durham B.

4th Grade Ambassadors- Whisper H., Mack D.

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PTA Fundraising

Wow! Thank you to all of those who participated in our Texas Roadhouse Rolls Fundraiser. We are going to have many families around here eating those tasty rolls and enjoying that delicious honey butter! We are so grateful for our community participation and the ability to bring some extra resources to help our school continue to be great! Here is some information on some up-coming PTA Events:

Candy Cane Grams

For the month of December, the PTA will be trading our monthly popcorn sale for a candy cane gram sale. Order forms were sent out with students on November 29th. They are due on December 6th. The candy cane grams will be delivered to students on December 9th.

Christmas Store

Students will be provided with the opportunity to shop in our annual Christmas store for presents for their loved ones. Information regarding the Christmas store has been sent home with your child. Students will attend the store on December 6th-December 16th. The store will be open during the students' last recess. PTA members will be present to help students purchase their desired items. Thank you for the help with this fundraiser. The students absolutely love buying items for others!

Merry and Bright!

Our amazing teachers and staff love to add to the holiday spirit! This year, we have teamed up to bring our students "Mickey and Friends Christmas!" For the week of December 13th-16th the entire school will be decorated to this fun and exciting theme. We are so excited to participate in this annual event and would like to invite our students to join us in the fun. Students are encouraged to join our staff and spread the spirit by participating in our Mickey and Friends dress up days! The information is located below:

Monday- Mickey and Friends Day

Tuesday- Candy Cane Day

Wednesday- Ugly Sweater/Shirt Day

Thursday- Christmas PJ's Day

Mustangs SHINE!

Last month we moved to the "I" in SHINE. The "I" stands for invest in yourself. Students focused on what investing in yourself means and what types of ways they can do this throughout the day. When students or classes were caught investing in themselves, they earned a star for their grade level. The winning grade level that had the most stars for November was third grade!! They earned themselves a hot cocoa party! Way to go!

November Mustangs of the Month

Each month, every teacher will be nominating a student that demonstrated the qualities of SHINE! Here are the students that were trying hard every day and investing in themselves for the month of November:

Kindergarten- Ryder S., Rivers T.

First Grade- Paisley Y., Nora G., Harlie D.

Second Grade- Brodie W., Chase M., Pailsey H.

Third Grade- Hudson C., Jayce N., Maddox B.

Fourth Grade- Jaycee S., Whisper H.

Fifth Grade- Graysen C., Ezequiel L., Whitney S.

Sixth Grade- Hunter M., Brookelynn D., Lila L.

Music- Ayden D.

PE- Ryelin N.

Congratulations to these students. For the month of December, we will move to "N" which stands for "Notices Others!"

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Melba Elementary School Loves Our Veterans!

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Thanksgiving Feasts!

Important Dates

November 29th-December 2nd- Candy Cane Grams Sale

December 1st- Christmas in Melba

December 2nd- Christmas Program

December 6th-16th- PTA Christmas Store

December 7th- i-Ready Winter Diagnostic

December 9th- Candy Cane Grams Delivered

December 14th-Board Meeting

December 13th-December 16th- Mickey and Friends Days

December 16th- End of Second Quarter

December 16th- Christmas/Birthday Parties

December 20th-December 31st- Christmas Break