October 27th - October 31st
November Life Skill - TEAM WORK
Odyssey of the Mind Meeting
MPR, 4:30-6:00pm. Bring your team with you or come alone. This will be an informational next steps meeting for established teams. For those without a team you are welcome to attend the meeting for more information. Again, I urge you to chat with other parents and child playmates and pull together a team. It is worth the effort.
Talent Show Posters go up - Thank you Nathan Dunn for posters. Amazing!
Halloween Parade and information related to the day!
8:30am sharp. See attachment for route. Plan to bring your camera and walking shoes and enjoy the hour! Have your children arrive to school in costume and with an extra change of clothes for post parade activities. As far as classroom parties are concerned please help us by NOT bringing sweets to school. No candy, cake or cupcakes for example. Get creative with what you can and should bring. Click here for Halloween foods to consider...
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING AT MES!
Coding classes are coming!
On November 18th, I would like to officially welcome families to a fun, hands-on experience in learning computer coding. Hour of Code is an community focused event introducing computer programming to kids as early as kindergarten. The classes offer structured lessons, but also include projects that are open and exploratory, bringing out the students' creativity through coding. Offered to all K-8 Dixie District students, we welcome all families to attend the Hour of Code event and share in the fun of computer coding. Mary Silveira's event takes place November 18th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the MPR! A flyer will be coming soon that spells out specifics. Here are a few newspaper articles that discuss the program and the impact this has had on the Mill Valley community where it began.
Measure C - Please remember to vote on November 4th
I encourage you to review Measure C information, make an informed decision, and more importantly, vote. If passed, the changes regarding MES alone would be relief of high enrollment pressure (An issue that MES and our other three schools have been experiencing) through added structures and an increase to the size of our MPR to support full inclusion assemblies. In addition, MES would experience several infrastructure improvements related to the safety of our campus and students as well as supporting 21st century technology updates to support 21st century learning. Thank you for staying informed and for voting on November 4th!
Can Do! Auction! is coming!
November 8th! Peacock Gap Golf and Country Club! There will be several MES auction items from our school that will be provided on-line! They will include Principal of the Day and mini-golf adventures with Mr. Anderson as well as lunch, movies and activities with a variety of teachers! Stay tuned for complete list coming soon! This auction helps to support all of or amazing programs at MES! Of course, I would love to see all of you at the actual event on November 8th! Great feasting and entertainment!
Google Summit was a success!
Our entire Dixie district staff made it out to the Summit and brought back a variety of ideas to try in classes and with colleagues. We're very lucky to have curricular leaders like Dr. Tom Lohwasser, District Superintendent, and Judy Arrow, Assistant Superintendent, who made this possible! This week our staff will share with their colleagues, ideas they are experimenting with in the classroom.
Friday, Life Skill Assembly - Teamwork
Our 2nd grade team and Shawna Farris (K-2 Music teacher) led students through a wonderful presentation..a song related to Team Work. We talked about Halloween expectations, school-wide jobs (we are putting them together as we speak. No more applications accepted at this time), celebrated 8-10 Star-buck winners, reviewed disaster drill tips from last week's drill and shared the Oscar the Grouch award (ask your children about this one. Very cute and it helps build support class community and awareness). Thanks to attending parents.
American Academy of Pediatrics tips
Marin Health and Human Service regarding disease outbreaks
See two attachments with information related to Ebola Virus Disease, Enterovirus D68, and Influenza.
Our 2015 Talent Showcase is in the planning stages and we are augmenting our team! Interested?
This event takes place in late February but we starting to plan in the next few weeks. We are looking for volunteers with an artistic background to join our team to support dance, singing and theater acts. If you have any of these skills and enjoy working with children and want to help support an outstanding event, let me know! We would love to have you. It is a memorable event to be sure and the team is entertaining!
Megan's Law reminder
We strongly recommend that families regularly check the Megan’s Law website for information about registered sex offenders living in our community: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov. When local law enforcement reasonably suspects that children may be at risk from a registered sex offender, the District will be notified. By law, the District may only disseminate information about registered sex offenders to staff and/or parents in the manner and to the extent authorized by the law enforcement agency. Any and all authorized information will be disseminated to staff and/or parents by the District.
October events to calendar!
11/2 - Daylight Savings Time Ends. Check your clocks!
11/3-11/5 - Coloma Trip, 4th Grade!
11/3 - Talent Show meeting at recess wih Mr. Anderson (interested parties only)!
11/4 - Election Day! VOTE!!
11/7 - Energy Hero assembly!
11/7 - Talent show sign up forms head home
11/8 - Can Do! Auction!
11/11 - Veteran's Day
11/12 - Scholastic Book Fair begins