Reminders

Hello Everyone,

We will be watching the movie Hugo tomorrow morning before P.E. Students are allowed to bring a blanket and/or pillow as long as it fits in their locker.

Don’t forget that conferences start tomorrow so tomorrow will be an early out day. Please make sure your child is picked up at 1:00 p.m. There are still plenty of sign up spots on Thursday and Friday so please sign up.

We can also use more volunteers to come help at our Valentine’s party. Please sign up to come if you can.

Thanks so much.

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Reminder

Hoodies

We continued to have an issue with hoodies. Per our dress code, it states, “Outerwear: Outerwear is defined as anything worn over the standardized dress, such as, but not limited to: hoodies, jackets, and coats. Students shall not be allowed to wear any type of hood/hoodie inside the school building. Nothing offensive on outerwear is allowed, such as images, sayings, artwork, music groups, etc.” Please enforce this with your student as this is against our school’s dress code and your student will be written up.

Smart Watches

In our day and age, smart phones and smart watches are in and are often a necessity. We want to assure you that all classrooms are equipped with phones; therefore, students should not have their phones or smart watches on during the school day. Per our Electronic Resources Policy, ” Students may not have electronic devices in their possession during the School day or at School-sponsored activities unless approved by the Director.” Please enforce this with your student as this is against our school’s electronic resource policy and your student will be written up.

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PTC This Week

Hello All,

Parent teacher conferences are this week. They will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 1:40 and going until 6:40 with a break for dinner. Wednesday is completely full but there are still lots of openings Thursday and Friday. You can go to track it forward to sign up. https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/events. If you are able, please bring your child with you so they can help lead the conference. During this time the book fair will also be open in the library. Hope you can make a trip there to get a book for your child and support our school.

We will be having our class Valentine party on the morning of this Thursday, February 14 starting at 11:00. A sign up for the party is on Track it Forward. For the party, students can bring cards and/or treats, gifts for the other students. This is completely voluntary. We will be decorating bags in class for the students to put their cards in. We have 27 students in our class and 3 teachers. We will be having an early lunch this day and the parfait we have at the party will be our snack.

A bit over a week ago we finished the book we were reading aloud in class. The book was The Invention of Hugo Cabret. In celebration of finishing the book, we will be watching the movie based on it, Hugo. We are hoping to watch the movie later this week, after I get approval from Ms. Rene. When I have a set date, I will let you know.

The school spelling bee will be held Tuesday, February 26. The lower el spelling bee will be held at 9 and the upper el/Jr high will be at 11 in the Jr. high gym. We will be holding our class spelling bee Thursday, February 21 to decide on the top kids from our class going to the lower el spelling bee. I sent home spelling bee lists at the beginning of the month. I really want to encourage all kids to participate in our class spelling bee. This will be held in our classroom and I think would be a good experience for the kids to do. However, I do understand that not all kids will be comfortable with this. They can also participate in other ways. If your child decides not to take part in their classroom bee, they will need to use the spelling bee words in another way to share with their classmates. Some of these ways include but are not limited to writing a story using as many of the spelling bee words as possible, creating multiple funny sentences using the words, create a board game using the words, create a game involving good, physical activity with the words, create a classroom scavenger hunt with the words. I cannot share the list electronically but I can send another one home if you need it.

Yearbooks are on sale for only $20. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more. If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order you yearbook with the code 13283719.

We will not have school next Monday, February 18 in honor of Presidents Day.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jalee

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Welcome February

Happy Early Spring! Phil the groundhog did not see his shadow. Eighteen people in our class predicted he would see his shadow and five predicted he wouldn’t. Looks like the five were right.

Thank you to all who were able to pledge and donate for our Fun Run. Our class was amazing. Almost all the kids ran 35 or more laps. All the students worked so hard and we had a blast doing it. Thank you all and please tell your kiddos congrats! They were great!

We have parent teacher conferences the week of February 11th. Conferences will be held Wednesday the 13th, Thursday the 14th, and Friday the 15th starting at 1:40 p.m. Please sign up to come visit about your child. If possible, we would love your child to come as well and help direct the conference. You can sign up on Track it Forward. This is also the time when the book fair will be help in the library.

We will be having our class Valentine party on the morning of February 14 starting at 11:00. A sign up for the party is on Track it Forward. For the party, students can bring cards and/or treats, gifts for the other students. This is completely voluntary. We will be decorating bags in class for the students to put their cards in. We have 27 students in our class and 3 teachers. We will be having an early lunch this day and the parfait we have at the party will be our snack.

I sent home spelling bee lists at the beginning of the week. I really want to encourage all kids to participate in our class spelling bee. This will be held in our classroom and I think would be a good experience for the kids to do. However, I do understand that not all kids will be comfortable with this. They can also participate in other ways. If your child decides not to take part in their classroom bee, they will need to use the spelling bee words in another way to share with their classmates. Some of these ways include but are not limited to writing a story using as many of the spelling bee words as possible, creating multiple funny sentences using the words, create a board game using the words, create a game involving good, physical activity with the words, create a classroom scavenger hunt with the words. I cannot share the list electronically but I can send another one home if you need it.

Yearbooks are on sale for only $20. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more. If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order you yearbook with the code 13283719.

Take care!

Jalee

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Fun Run, Valentines, PTC, Spelling Bee

Hello All,

Thank you all so much for your support in helping your students with their STEM home projects. Their presentations were so wonderful. I loved learning from them and hearing their knowledge and when they would add little tidbits of things not included in the actual presentation but that they learned while working on the project with you. Thank you for being such wonderful supporters!

This next Friday is the school’s Fun Run. Thank you to those who have been able to donate so far. If you have not yet, please go to funrun.com. You can either pledge per lap or donate a flat sum. Either way will help with our goal to raise the money for field trips. Our school code is 747234.

We will be having our class Valentine party on the morning of February 14. A sign up will be on Track it Forward soon. For the party, students can bring cards and/or treats, gifts for the other students. This is completely voluntary. We will be decorating bags in class for the students to put their cards in. We have 27 students in our class and 3 teachers.

We have parent teacher conferences Wednesday, February 13; Thursday, February 14; and Friday, February 15 from 1:40 to 6:40 with a break for dinner. Please get on Track it Forward and sign up for a time to come visit. We would love if your child can come and help lead the visit. The book fair will also be open during these conferences. Come buy a book for your children or for our class or both.

I sent home spelling bee lists at the beginning of the week. I really want to encourage all kids to participate in our class spelling bee. This will be held in our classroom and I think would be a good experience for the kids to do. However, I do understand that not all kids will be comfortable with this. They can also participate in other ways. If your child decides not to take part in their classroom bee, they will need to use the spelling bee words in another way to share with their classmates. Some of these ways include but are not limited to writing a story using as many of the spelling bee words as possible, creating multiple funny sentences using the words, create a board game using the words, create a game involving good, physical activity with the words, create a classroom scavenger hunt with the words. I cannot share the list electronically but I can send another one home if you need it.

Yearbooks are on sale for only $20. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more. If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order you yearbook with the code 13283719.

Thanks for all you do!

Jalee

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Chili Cook Off

chili cook off 2019

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Some Fun Class Pictures

Here are some fun class pictures. You would not believe how hard it is to get everyone smiling at the same time 🙂

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Home Projects

Hello All,

We do not have school tomorrow in observance of Civil Rights Day. School will start at it’s regular time Tuesday.

Don’t forget that student’s science home projects are due Tuesday. They will get the opportunity to display their projects in the hall and also present them to the class.

The school wide spelling bee is coming up the end of February. We want to encourage all kids to participate in at least their class spelling bee that we use to determine the three students who will go to the lower el spelling bee. I will be sending home the spelling bee list for all kids on Tuesday. Here is a copy of the parent letter. 2019 Letter to Parents- Scripps Spelling Bee

Parent teacher conferences are coming up the week of February 11. The sign up for conferences are on Track it Forward.

We will also be having our class Valentine party on the morning of February 14. A sign up will be on Track it Forward soon. For the party, students can bring cards and/or treats, gifts for the other students. This is completely voluntary. We will be decorating bags in class for the students to put their cards in. We have 27 students in our class and 3 teachers.

Yearbooks are on sale for only $20. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more. If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order you yearbook with the code 13283719.

Thanks for all you do!

Jalee

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STEM Week

Hello All,

This coming week is our schools STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Week. It is a busy week with lots of great opportunities for the kids. We are excited for the many things we get to participate in, but it does mean we will have some changes in schedule.

On Monday we have a STEM assembly with all of lower el at 10:30. Level 3s will also get to attend a caving and stratification workshop that afternoon.
On Tuesday, Level 3s will be attending a Hands on Chemistry workshop in the morning.
Wednesday is the science fair. Our class will get to view all the wonderful projects after judging is over. The Science Fair will be open to parent viewing on Wednesday, January 16th in the Junior High gymnasium from 2:30-4:00.
Thursday, all levels will get to attend a workshop from Clark Planetarium in the afternoon.
Friday we have Scales and Tails coming to give a presentation on reptiles.

*A reminder that our class STEM presentations are due next Tuesday, the 22nd. Each level will be displaying their presentations in the hall for all to see. They will also get the opportunity to present in our classroom. Please see previous posts for information on this.

We do not have school Monday, January 22 in observance of Civil Rights Day.

We have a few weeks during the remainder of the year that no one has signed up for snack: January 22; February 19; April 8; April 15; April 29.
If you are able to donate snack any of these weeks please go to Track it Forward to do so: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/events

Intent to Return
Current students at MMA will not need to re-apply to the school through the Open Enrollment process but will need to indicate their “Intent to Return” to MMA to secure their spot for the 2019-2020 school year. The “Intent to Return” is live as of January 4, 2019 and is due by January 18, 2019. Returning students have a two-step re-enrollment process. The 1st step is the” Intent to Return” and the 2nd step is in the spring for Confirmation of Placement, Annual Policies and Procedures.
Once you declare your intent for the 2019-2020 school year, you will also have an opportunity to identify any additional siblings who may want to attend MMA. Siblings must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019. By adding a new sibling it does not guarantee a spot for the 2019-2020 school year. This sibling will be entered into the lottery.

As always, I want to thank you all for being such wonderful parents and for all your amazing support.

Take care.

Jalee

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Screenagers

On January 10th from 6-7:30 PM, MMA will be screening the documentary SCREENAGERS for all interested parents, students and friends of the school in the Junior High commons area.

SCREENAGERS – The average child in America spends more time consuming electronic media than going to school, with many teenagers going online “almost constantly.” In SCREENAGERS, physician and filmmaker Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into family life to explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and funny stories along with insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

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