Principal's Monthly News

Principal's Monthly News

Principal's Message

News April- May 2018

MCES News                  April 24, 2018
 
As I write this I am realizing that we are on the last 7 days of Preschool and the last 23 days of school for K-2. The years truly fly by. We want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for sharing your child with us this year.
 
Reminder:  Please do not send students in flip flops.  Sandals with a strap on ankle or heel are fine.
 
From the Nurse:  1 Hep A shot will be required BEFORE your child can start school in August. Schedule appointments now. Emergency meds, medication & special dietary need blank forms will be sent home for parents to update over the summer.
 
Registration for 2018-19:   ONLY new preschoolers and new K students need to register!  For 3 & 4 year olds- Call 733-7040 Cara Doyle for a preschool screening appointment on May 11th.     For incoming Kindergarten (must be age 5 by August 1, 2018)- No appointment needed.  Come to MCES Cafeteria on May 14 5-7 pm to register!  Please share!  Kindergarten Camp registration money and paper are due May 24 or earlier. Must have both or lose your spot.
 
Below is a summary of the End-of-year activities we already have on the calendar and some important dates for 2018-2019.  The complete 2018-19 calendar is on the district website.
Reminder about field trips: If parents are invited, they may ONLY supervise their own child unless they are an approved, trained volunteer. Students MUST stay with their group at all times. Parents should ONLY take pictures of their own child. (We have numerous children who are not permitted to have pictures made or posted online.) Parents are NOT permitted to check a child out from a field trip unless there is a valid reason and principal permission.  Even then, they must sign the child out in the school office before picking the child up at the field trip location.
 
Field trips & Picnicsnormal'>April 27  Grade 1 Walking field trip to high school for tree planting  12:45-2:15 pm
May 7     Preschool family picnic
May 11   Kindergarten to Anderson Dean park, Grade 2 to Fort Harrod (includes tour)
May 17   Grade 1 (Tetirick, Ezell, Roney, Bryant only) family picnic @ Ft. Harrod (rain date May 22)
May 18   Grade 1 (Harley, Howard, Russell, Sanders, Freeman) family picnic @ Ft. Harrod (rain date May 21)
May 18   Grade 2 walking field trip to MCIS for transition visit
May 21   School-wide Picnic in the courtyard (PBIS reward for students with no office write ups and 80% positive days)                (rain date May 22)   ** Parent Volunteers will be needed.
 
Awards programs
** Due to security and parking concerns, we will not be having awards programs during the school day. Doors will open 15 minutes ahead of time.  Parking may be in the front or the back.  Letters will be sent home with students who are receiving an award.  (Not all students receive awards and we do not have a graduation program)
May 21   6:00 pm   Grade 1 Awards               7:00 pm  Grade 2 Awards
May 22   6:00 pm   Kindergarten Awards

Upcoming Events

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR: 
April 30                  Mid-term reports will be sent home.  Parents may request a conference if concerned
May 1                     K-2 Council parent nominations due  & Aluminum tab due date for Preschool (only,   Grades K-2 due May 8) 
May 3                     Last day for Preschool,  Last day for Afterschool & Community Tutoring
May 7-11               Teacher Appreciation Week  (Feel free to send in goodies for your child’s teacher or team)
May 8                     K-2 Aluminum tab collection (Classes with most get pizza party)    4:45 pm  School council
May 14                   Field Day   Grades K & 1 9-11 am,  Grade 2 12:30-2:30 pm   ** Volunteers needed,  Rain date May 15
May 15                   5:00 pm  PTO   (Topics for discussion include Titan Learning Day packets, open houses & fundraising)
May 22                   KONA Ice afternoon (no cost, paid for by Family Resource Center & MCES)
May 24                   LAST DAY     8:30 am  High School Senior Walk/ visit      1:30 PM Early Dismissal
June 25                  Class lists will be posted on front doors for 2018-19 grades K-2 and homeroom letters will be mailed.
July 24                    Readifest 2:30-5:30 pm  Mercer Co Senior High
Aug. 1                     Kindergarten Open House 4-6 pm
Aug. 6                     Grades 1 & 2 Open House 4-6 pm
Aug. 8                    First day for students 2018-19    
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