Spring Ahead

We have certainly had one of the toughest winters that I can recall.  It is a rare school year in which we are forced to cancel school fifteen times.  So that you understand where we are with our calendar, originally our last student day was May 30, 2014.  Because we missed fifteen days of school, our last student day will be June 4, 2014. We were able to do this because the IDOE granted a waiver for three days, we were allowed to use three days as eLearning Days, Maconaquah Schools’ Board of Education approved the use of the first week of our two-week Spring Break as five make-up days, which leaves three days to be made up in June, 2014. 



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    Mac El News and Notes

    Blood Drive

       Tuesday, April 22
    in the Elementary School Cafe

    Students who recruit an adult to participate in the blood drive will receive a prize pack.  All adults that donate will be entered into a drawing for a family 4 pack of movie tickets.

    Please follow the link to set up appointment:

    or you can email

    Mac El School Carnival
        Saturday April 26

    Follow Mac El on Twitter @Macelbraves to follow events, announcements, and other important updates.  If you do not have a twitter account, you can receive text messages by texting 40404 and then put follow @Macelbraves.  Texts will be sent to your phone each time there is a tweet from Mac El.  See the information in Friday Principal Notes on how to create a Twitter account if you are interested.

    Bus Information:  Buses 38, 14, 42, 13, and 12 are full.  Only students who are assigned to those buses will be allowed to ride.  Students, who would like to ride home with a friend assigned to any of these buses for a birthday party, overnight, etc., will not be allowed to ride on these buses.  Thanks for your cooperation!

    Principal's Notes will be posted every Friday.  Please look under the Principal's Notes tab on the left.  Principal's Notes include information from Mrs. McPike and Mrs. Tidd as well as upcoming dates.  Principal's Notes will no longer be copied and sent home.  Please check the website each week!

    Per Maconaquah School Corporation Board policy, you must complete a limited criminal background check to volunteer.  This includes volunteering for PTSO, helping in classrooms, and chaperoning field trips.  Please contact the school office for a volunteer background check form.

    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.
    Thursday, April 17
    Gr. 2 & 3 Book Cart
    Tuesday, April 22
    Blood Drive @ Elementary-Starts at 3pm
    Thursday, April 24
    Gr. 4 & 5 Book Cart
    Saturday, April 26
    Time TBA
    Tuesday, May 6
    PTO Meeting
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Today, 4/17/2014
    High: 63 Low: 35
    Partly cloudy
    0% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 4/18/2014
    High: 61 Low: 45
    Chance rain showers
    27% chance of precipitation.