Dear MPCS Families,
With our second week completed, the campus is bustling with children sizes small, medium and large. Mr. Smith’s 7th & 8thgraders are already preparing for what promises to be a year of fine cuisine and other fundraising delights that will help pay for the Annual Eighth Grade Trip. Today they began their first series of electives from many offerings, including art, leatherwork, sign language, rocketry, choir, yoga and keyboarding. The students seem excited to have choices on Fridays. They are leading the school with grace, and are providing models for our younger children to follow. Thanks Lead Class!
Before & After School Care for Children ages 3 to 6 are now available. Contact Julie in the front office for Punch Cards. Before Care goes from 7:00 to 8:30 in the morning and is held in the Sunflower Kindergarten. After Care is held in Sky Larks and goes until 6:00 p.m.
Friday Folders will continue to provide a way to communicate between school and home, with field trip forms to fill out and return, as well as spelling lists and other homework. Please be sure to return them the first day of the next school week, so we can use these all year and so things do not get lost in transit. Lost Friday Folders will need to be replaced by purchasing another in the office.
Back to School Nights
- Wednesday, Sept. 5–5:30—7:00 (Preschool & Kindergarten Parents)
- Wednesday, Sept. 5 –7:30—9:00 (First, Second & Third Grades)
- Thursday, Sept. 6–5:30—7:00 (Fourth & Fifth Grades)
- Thursday, Sept. 6–7:30—9:00 (Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grades)
Join us for this Back to School Event in the Eurythmy Hall where you will spend 30 minutes meeting key people at the school and be introduced to the school year, goals, and opportunities. Then, join your child’s teacher for an hour in the classroom to hear more about school year plans, curriculum and more. You might even get to experience some grade level learning.
Skills Classes begin next week in Grades 1 through 8. Our teachers and team of Wizards will begin putting our interventionist plan in place. Teachers and the School Assessment Coordinator, along with the Wizards, will have divided the grade levels into small groups for skills instruction in math and literacy, based on results of the DRA2 and math inventory and/or NWEA. Thus instruction will be targeted to meet each child’s needs. This approach will allow students to catch up if they are behind, or be able to forge ahead if they are above grade level in these subjects. Wizards and class teachers will be teaching skills at the same time across each grade level.
The Cottages Report: Our aggressive team of sub-contractors continues to ready the cottages for habitation. Of course, like any project (I’m told) they run into snags here and there, especially with inspectors. Still, they are hopeful we will be able to move in the following weekend after receiving the Occupancy Permit on Friday, Sept. 7—barring any unforeseen circumstances, they say. Students, teachers and parents continue to be patient while classes have landed in rooms that are working for now. They are continuing with main lessons and specials classes, endeavoring to keep the flow of the day intact.
Traffic Queues—Thank you for doing your part to make TRAFFIC before & after school great!