News and Notes from the Principal - Week of 3/4/19
McAllister Elementary School
Committed to Excellence and Success in All We Do!
Dedicated to rigorous educational tasks that challenge and motivate students while always being focused on continuous improvement.
February flew by in a flash with many great activities that brought our school family together and gave our Wildcats an opportunity to engage! Last week our McAllister PTSO kicked off the Read-A-Thon Fundraiser, our parents, students & teachers have jumped in and are making great things happen! It's great when an opportunity to support the school engages students academically through a literacy focus!
March is an opportunity to conference with your child's teacher. We hope that you will come in to hear how much your child has progressed this year! Be on the lookout for a sign-up from your child's teacher if you have not received a time slot already.
This week, we will be celebrating Exceptional Children's Week. Our wonderful media specialist has lined the hall outside of the media center with famous people to help celebrate the successes, accomplishments and achievements of those with exceptionalities. Students can walk through this exhibit to learn how these Americans succeeded with their exceptionality and the importance of being accepting to all. Teachers may also be implementing different activities within their classroom this week to celebrate.
The next mindset focus for our Wildcats through 7 Mindsets is "The Time is Now." The Time is Now teaches that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future hasn't happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action now in order to create the ultimate life of your dreams. With engaging lessons over the next few weeks, we hope to further instill this mindset into each of our wildcats!
- Read-A-Thon - Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 8 - McAllister ES
- Kona Ice - Friday, March 8 - McAllister ES (During Recess)
- Pre-K Lottery Drawing - Thursday, March 14 - 4PM - McAllister ES
- No School/Teacher Workday - Monday, March 18
- Kindergarten Orientation - Thursday, April 4 - 5PM - McAllister ES
- Fine Arts Night/PTSO Meeting - Thursday, April 4 - 6PM - McAllister ES
- Mother/Son Baseball Game - Friday, April 12 - Richmond Hill HS
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What are the 7 Mindsets?
Our current mindset we are focusing on is -"The TIme "
1. Everything is Possible -
Dream big, embrace creativity and expect results
Everything is Possible provides an understanding that we are all capable of living extraordinary lives. We learn that everything that exists was once an idea until someone believed it was possible and made it a reality. Embracing this principle will allow you to envision a wonderful life, expect greatness, and effectively execute the process of making your dreams come true.
2. Passion First
Pursue your authentic talents and deepest interests
Passion First teaches that we are each a unique expression of human existence and that our lives should be focused on finding our unique genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. You will learn to make your dreams authentic, and of such critical importance that you'll find the fuel to overcome the obstacles you're certain to face along the way.
3. We Are Connected
Explore the synergies in all relationships and learn to empower one another
We Are Connected teaches us to understand that everyone who comes into our lives can assist us in living our dreams. By applying this mindset, you will learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish competition that will help you maximize your potential with and through others.
4. 100% Accountable
Choose to be responsible for your own happiness and success
100% Accountable teaches that you are not a victim of your past, your future is not predetermined, and your life is what you choose it to be from this moment forward. With a focus on recognizing fears and excuses, this mindset allows you to break down barriers, free your mind, and focus your energy to take critical steps toward accomplishing your goals.
5. Attitude of Gratitude
Seek positives from every experience and be thankful for all you have
An attitude of Gratitude teaches that you can choose the positives or the negatives in your life as the foundation on which to build your future. Choose the positives, and you're on your way toward extraordinary success; choose the negatives, and you will likely start (or continue) a downward spiral.
6. Live to Give
Inspire and serve others while maximizing your potential
Live to Give teaches that abundance in one’s life is a cycle. To receive love, respect, and financial security, one must first learn to give those things. This mindset also teaches that the greatest gift you can ever give is to find and leverage your unique genius to maximize your positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to you in kind.
7. The Time is Now - Current Mindset of Focus (See Parent Newsletter Below)
Harness the power of this moment, and take purposeful action today
The Time is Now teaches that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future hasn't happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action now in order to create the ultimate life of your dreams.
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With lunch, please be remember that outside food (fast food, etc) is not permitted. Please bring a lunch from home or dine in with us and enjoy our wonderful lunch options provided daily.
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