Parents - If you are interested in recommending your child for placement in the high ability program, forms will be in the school office immediately following spring break beginning Apri 3. Forms must be picked up by a parent and won't be sent home with students. The deadline for returning the form to Mrs. McPike is April 14th. Forms received after this date will not be considered.
Parents, who would like to write a letter regarding next year's classroom placement, may submit those letters to Mrs. McPike anytime between April 3rd and April 14th. Letters should include information about your child including their strengths and areas of challenge. Please do not include a specific teacher name in your request. Your letter will be reviewed and your child will be placed with the teacher who can best meet the needs of your child. Letters can be mailed, emailed to Mrs. McPike, or dropped off at the school office.
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We are excited to begin this journey with our students and families. As we kick off the school year, please remember to check our website often for announcements and information. I have listed a few helpful reminders to make it a great start. As always, please feel free to contact me at anytime. Welcome to Mac El! It 's going to be a great year!
Lunch Visitors:Please remember that lunch visitors and not allowed to go to recess with their child (indoor or outdoor). This is school policy. It is in the handbook and posted in the office.
ID Badges: Students are required to wear their ID badges at school all day and on the buses. Students need to have their ID out and ready to scan on and off the buses. School ID’s are used for student lunch, breakfast, library, bus security, and school security. So please be sure your child brings their ID every day. Any students that purposefully damage their ID’s or lose their ID’s will need to bring in $5 to purchase a new ID.
Proper Dress: Parents just a reminder to have your students dress appropriately for school. We will continue to go outside as it gets colder. We pay attention to the heat index and wind chill factor to make our decision on whether or not students should be outside or not. Please take a look at the following statements from our 2016-17 Maconaquah Elementary student/Parent Handbook. RECESS CLOTHING AND PROPER DRESS – Whenever possible, our students will be expected to go outside for recess, students should be dressed appropriately according to the weather. If a child has been ill and parent desires for him/her to stay in at recess and or Physical Education class, a note from the doctor is required. (Page 9 of the 2015-16 Maconaquah Elementary Student/Parent Handbook).
Mac El is now on Twitter! Follow us @Macelbraves. There is additional information on how to create a twitter account. If you do not want a Twitter account, you can still get the information and tweets via text messages to your phone by texting 40404 and sending follow @Macelbraves. Standard data and messaging rates apply.