Mac El Weekly News

Message from the Principal

November 19, 2021

It has been a very busy week and will get even busier after Thanksgiving! First, I would like to thank the PTSO for their work in book fair this week and thank all the families that came out to support the book fair. The Be Seen Be Heard program went well and was both fun and informative for our students. Thank you to our guidance department for putting that together.

Finally, a big thank you for your generosity during our Food Drive. Student Council and guidance worked to count and sort the items. The class winners in each grade level were: 5th grade - Mrs. Bingham (135 items); 4th grade - Mrs. Hobbs (44 items); 3rd grade - Mrs. Brown (153 items); and the 2nd grade class who donated the most in 2nd grade, as well as the entire school was ... Mrs. Rush's class with 173 items!

Reminder that next week is a short week... hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Announcements for the week

Masks Optional

Masks are now optional in the school buildings. Students riding the bus will still be required to wear masks and may be asked to wear one if they are pulled in small groups. Thank you to all of our students, they have done a great job with this!

From the Cafeteria

Due to supply chain issues, the weekly menu will be subject to change. Also, reminder that although breakfasts and lunches are free, extra milks are not and cost $.50 each.

5th Grade Girls Basketball

There will be a callout Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 8:30am. Coach Wagner will be presenting information for the season and collecting from girls interested in playing. All girls playing must have a physical on file.
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Water Bottles

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



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

From the Nurse

If you are interested in a Covid 19 vaccine for your child, contact your health care provider or the Miami County Health Department. See more information below. Thank you for all of your help supporting our back to school guidelines. It has really helped to reduce our quarantine and postiive covid numbers.


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.