Mac El Weekly News

Message from the Principal

November 5, 2021

November is gonig to be a busy month - We have a lot happening including our after school remediation, food drive, Veteran's Day Program, Book Fair, Be Seen Be Heard program and of course Thanksgiving break! Please continue to encourage your child to keep up with their work and give their best effort. Thank you for all you do to support your child at home!


Mark your Calendar

  • Nov. 6 - Unified Robotics Competition
  • Nov. 8 - 12 Food Drive
  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day program (2nd & 3rd grade)
  • Nov. 15 - 19 - PTSO Book Fair
  • Nov. 17 - Family Night at the Book Fair (3:30 - 6:00pm)
  • Nov. 17 - Be Seen Be Heard
  • Nov. 24 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break


Announcements for the week

Unified Robotics

Maconaquah teamed up with Special Olympics Indiana and Lego Education to form a unified robotics team. This 6-member team joined students with and without disabilities to work together to engineer and code a robot. Our team has been working for the past 6 weeks and is ready for their competition on Saturday! Good luck to our team!

Food Drive

We will be collecting food next week 11/8 - 11/12 for Maconaquah families in need. Students should bring their designated items to their classroom. PTSO will have a prize for the class in each grade level with the highest number of items. Please note that all items should be non-perishable.

2nd grade - canned vegetables or soups

3rd grade - boxed meals/sides (ie. Hamburger helper, Mac 'n cheese, mashed potatoes, etc.)

4th grade - cereals or breakfast bars

5th grade - dessert: mixes (brownies, cookies, cakes), canned fruit, pudding

Thank you for your generosity!

Veterans' Day Program - November 11

Thank you to our Veterans and Service Members for their service and dedication to our country! In honor of your service, Mac El is proud to have a Veteran's Day Program. Please see the flyer below for information regarding the 2nd and 3rd grade performances. There will be two performance at the High School Auditorium. Guests will enter through door 14N by the auditorium and are required to wear face coverings inside the school.

Thank you to Mrs. Byrn, our music teacher for her hard work putting this program together!

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PTSO Information

PTSO Meeting:

  • November 10 - 5:30 PM We hope to be voting for officers and discussing upcoming events.

Officer Request Entries:

  • Due by Monday, November 8

Book Fair

  • The Book Fair is November 15-19! We will be setting up in the library again this year. The kids will be able to visit during their library special or during recess.
  • Family Night will be on Wednesday, November 17 from 3:30-6 PM for the kids to bring their parents to buy books.

After School Remediation

Reminder, if your child attends after school remediation, dismissal is at 4:45pm and buses do not leave until all students are boarded.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (Oct. 26th - Nov. 18th)

Time: 3:15 - 4:45 pm

Thank you to our PTSO for providing snacks each week!

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to bring their water bottles to school daily. There are water bottle filling stations to refill.

5th Grade Boys Basketball

Try-outs will continue for 5th grade BOYS basketball next wee, Monday through Thursday 5:30 - 7:00pm each night, with cuts being made on Thursday night.

Please contact Coach Cole or Coach Merritt with any questions.

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Community Events

ILEARN Information for Families

Please click on the link below for ILEARN information from the Indiana Department of Education. (English and Spanish versions)

Covid 19 School Guidance


Computer Stylus

If your student has lost their stylus, it is $20 to replace. Students can purchase one in the Minion Office.

Bus / Pick up Changes

If you need to change your child's bus going home or that they are being picked up, parents MUST speak to a person. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE as the staff member may not hear their messages before the end of the school day.

School Drop Off/Pick up

8:10am - Doors open for student drop off. Parents may drive up to door 19E to drop off. PLEASE DO NOT drop off your student before the doors open. This is a safety concern as staff will not be present until 8:10am.