The Salvation Army of Peru is extending the deadline for applications for families in need of assistance.   Applications must be picked up in the Salvation Army office at 84 W 2nd Street, Peru, and will be accepted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, through Wednesday, December 10, 2014.   Distribution will begin the following week.

You will need to bring the following items to apply (one application per household):
* Valid picture ID (for adults in home)
* Social Security cards for all in home (card or printout/check stubs)
* Proof of Income
* Proof of Miami County residency (on ID or utility bill)


To make an appointment or ask questions, call (765) 473-5498


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Mac El News and Notes

As part of the Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind waiver extension, the Department pledged to increase communication with parents of Hoosier students through a quarterly message.

The Family Engagement Message video is Mrs. Ritz's first message to Hoosier families of children in our PreK to grade 12 school systems. The video addresses family engagement, as well as introduce parents to a section of the DOE website called the Parent Portal. Family engagement is a vital part of each child's education.

Follow link below:

Maconaquah Elementary Wrestling Camp
Monday 12/1/ to Thursday 12/45:30-6:45
@ Maconaquah High School Wrestling Room
Contact Coach Freije if you have any questions

This camp is open to all Maconaquah Elementary students and homeschoolers.  The Maconaquah Elementary Wrestling team will be hosting a free wrestling camp for grades K-5 from Monday, December 1st to Thursday, December 4th in the Maconaquah High School Wrestling Room from 5:30 to 6:45. Wrestlers should wear a t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes (please no clothes with metal buttons or zippers). Students wanting to continue wrestling after the camp will have the opportunity to join the Maconaquah Elementary wrestling team.  Each wrestler on the wrestling team will have the opportunity to compete against other schools. The schedule consists of a Tuesday & Thursday practice from 5:30-6:45p.m. and a wrestling match on Wednesdays (and some Fridays).  Any questions can be directed to the Head Elementary coach or High School Coaches. 

Our CIA Winners for 1st 9 Weeks

The following students were Mac EL's Character In Action (CIA) winners from our first Character Assembly. Mac EL PTO helped purchase shirts and backpacks for the winners from a University of the students choice. Mr. Fewell went around to deliver these prizes to our CIA winner this week. The winners were 
Cory Guinan, Ethan Stevens, Jacob Howell,
 Kali McKinley, Chloe Conn,  Ethan Vaugh,
Madison Cornett, James Alvarado, Aviana Haigh,
Blake Parsons, Penelope Hagan, and Owen King
These students displayed what it means to be a person of character at MEU!
 Keep up the GREAT work Mac EL!!

Parents:  Please note the following buses are full.  We cannot allow students to ride home with friends for parties and overnights, etc on these buses.  Please make other arrangements if students are going home with each other in the afternoon and ride these buses.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Bus 19, 35, 38 and all buses which have routes on the base!

Mac El University:  Our students are college bound! 
Do you believe?

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If you do not have a twitter account, you can receive text messages by texting 40404 and then put follow @Macelbraves

Principal's Notes will be posted online every Friday, under the tab on the left.  These include information from Mrs. McPike and Mr. Fewell as well as upcoming dates.
Please check the website each week!

Per Maconaquah School Corporation Board policy, you must complete a limited criminal background check to volunteer, each school year.  This includes volunteering for PTSO, helping in classrooms, and chaperoning field trips.  Please print the volunteer from under the Registration Tab to the left of our home page and send it into the office.

Bullying Report

To make an anonymous report, please print the form and complete as much information as possible, but do not sign your name.  Turn the report into the office at the appropriate building.  Upon receipt of the report, an investigation will be conducted and established procedures will be followed.

False reporting will be dealt with according to the school discipline policy.  Please refer to the student handbook for each building.
Wed, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 9
Book Cart
PTO Meeting @ 3:30pm
Friday, December 19
End of 2nd Nine weeks
Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2
Christmas break

Today, 11/20/2014
High: 25 Low: 16
Mostly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/21/2014
High: 26 Low: 10
Partly cloudy
8% chance of precipitation.