Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday
Grade 1st-3rd 7:55-2:20 Grade 1st-3rd 7:55-1:20
Grade 4th-5th 7:55-2:25 Grade 4th-5th 7:55-1:25
AM Kindergarten 7:55-11:20 AM Kindergarten 7:55-10:50
PM Kindergarten 11:00-2:25 PM Kindergarten 10:30-1:25
The Jog-a-Thon is an event to raise money for our school where students run laps and get pledges. Some of the money we raise will go to technology. To learn more about the technology we are raising money for read the Why Invest in ActivBoards flyer.
Students that turn in a pledge of $20 or more by Monday, March 3rd will receive a t-shirt on the day of the jog-a-thon. Students turning $20 or more after March 3rd will receive their shirt at a later date.
The goal is $20,000. If we meet our goal the students will get a “Big Air Day” with fun bouncy houses! This year we will have a live DJ during the Jog-A-Thon
The board approved a revised district calendar (the “13-14 calendar” link has been updated on our website) to restore part of the instructional time lost due to inclement weather in December. March 19th and 20th (previously scheduled for Parent/Teacher Conferences) will be regular instructional days for students. Schools will not be in session on Friday, March 21st–that day is set aside as compensatory time for teachers to conduct “vital” parent conferences between March 10th and April 15th. The district recognizes both the importance of restoring instructional time and providing some time for Parent/Teacher conferences. Although teachers will not be able to meet with every parent, parents are always welcome to contact teachers or the principal about their student’s progress. Also, note that June 10th and/or June 11th have been set aside as “contingency” student contact days should the district be subject to additional closure dates because of weather or other emergency conditions. Should you have questions or concerns about the revision calendar, please contact your principal or Samantha Steele at email@example.com.
Beginning Tuesday, January 28, we will use our “inTouch” autodialer system to notify parents if your child is absent from school if we haven’t received notice from you about the day’s absence. We are always concerned when a child is absent and we have had no call from parents, and in the past we begin making phone calls after attendance is taken. The inTouch system will allow us to get a call to you more quickly. If you do receive a call that says your child is absent, please contact the office right away to let us know the reason for the absence. If you have any questions about this system, please let us know.
We also want to remind you that Monday, January 27 is a teacher inservice day and students will not be attending school. Have a wonderful weekend and as always, thank you for your support!
Happy New Year!
This time of year is one of the most exciting for educators. We see a huge amount of growth in our students-both academically and behaviorally- during the winter months.
This is the time where you will see your first grader read independently more and more often and you will see your fifth grader begin to talk more readily about school. We will begin the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests for 3rd – 5th graders in January. These assessments will help us to know how our students are progressing in their understanding of content standards.
The jog-a-thon will happen again in February and in March our students will compete in the Oregon Battle of the Books. April brings the father/daughter dance and mother/son bowling. Everyone’s favorite, Marble Season, starts in May.
Through the next few months we will continue to keep you posted in our newsletter and website about happenings around MRE and in D6. You are always welcome and encouraged to visit and volunteer at school.
Finally, we all want to thank you for your wonderful support of our staff and students. You make us all feel very special.
You can monitor your child’s lunch account balance by going to the following website.
You can check any time!
Student Safety is #1!
Beginning on January 6, the back gate across the footbridge is closed and locked during school hours. This safety measure will be in place to improve student safety.
We understand this may be an inconvenience for you and your family and we thank you very much for helping us keep our students safe.
We would like to thank the following amazing parents, staff and community members for their help in many ways around school. Without you we certainly couldn’t do what we do!
Thank you to Samantha H, Megann M and Kari H for their help with the book fair!
Thank you to Dallas M and Ryan D for cutting and delivering white boards for our students to use.
Thank you to Hisae S and Genevieve M for their hard work in providing after school Music and Science classes for our students.
Thank you to Rebeka H for playing the piano for the Crater Chorus performance.
How do I get my child to school on time?
Do you find yourself struggling to get your kids to school on time? One of the most important things we can do as parents is to get our children to school on time every day. Beginning in Kindergarten, attendance and school habits are created and students who attend school regularly and arrive on time will achieve more and also learn important habits that will help them as adults. (Imagine showing up late to work every day?!) When children come to school late, they miss important morning procedures that teachers carefully put in place to ensure students have a good day.
- Work on creating a consistent evening routine. Have a schedule for homework, playtime, meals, bath, bedtime and entertainment. Keep to the schedule so your kids know what to expect and be ready on time. With a consistent nighttime schedule, it will be easier to have a consistent morning schedule. Be sure to factor in after school sports and activities.
- Consider bathing your child at night before school and right before bedtime. Having children bathe between dinner and bedtime promotes a sleepy feeling for them too. If school starts around 8am, an 8pm bedtime can also promote a good night’s rest.
- 3. Consider making sure your child does not play video games or watch TV just before bed. A book or read aloud will help them relax and settle down before going to sleep. Keep to the set bedtime as much as possible.
- Work on creating a consistent morning routine. For instance, once the kids finish eating, have them get dressed. Sometimes a checklist helps children keep focused on the tasks at hand.
- Limit the “I can’t find it!” If you have a special place to “park’ backpacks, show and tell and lunches each day, items will be easy to find as you head out the door.
- Know how long it will take to get to school and depart on time. Your children need to see you have a schedule you follow too!