April 2022 "Gearing Up" Jag Blast
Message from Principal:
Dear MAE Families,
I am looking forward to a wonderful spring here at MAE! Hopefully the weather will be nice so that our students can enjoy lots of outdoor time at school and at home. We have some exciting events this month including K registration and Arts on the Avenue. I want to give a special shout out to all of the volunteers that help with events like these. We will host a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on April 20. I hope to see all of our wonderful volunteers there, so I can give you an in-person thank you as well.
Even though the end of our school year is near, please remember that the instruction we do in the 4th 9 weeks is critical for our students’ continued success. Let’s give 100% until the very end of this school year. Continue checking folders each night. Please continue to read and complete any homework assignments as well. Keep checkouts and absences to a minimum. Also, please do your best to get your student here before 7:30 each morning. We start each day with Number Corner in all of our classrooms. This fun and engaging school-wide routine focuses on students’ number sense. We need all of our students and the staff members working the car rider lines in class ready to start this at 7:30 am.
Thank you for all of your support in these areas. I know this time of year is a busy one at home and at school. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Melissa Philley, Principal
WELCOME TO MAE GRAND CENTRAL STATION
NO SCHOOL - EASTER BREAK - APRIL 15 - 18TH
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY- APRIL 27
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 2 - 6
LUNCH HERO DAY - MAY 6
ON TO OUR STOPS....ALL ABOARD!
1ST STOP: UPDATED LUNCH VISITOR SCHEDULE
Did you know that we can NOW lunch with our kiddos 2 Days a week?
See the updated schedule below:
"I scream, You scream, We all scream for ICE CREAM!!!"
OUR NEXT STOP: MAE SPIRIT NIGHT AT BASKIN ROBBINS!
THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH - 179 Grandview Blvd. MADISON (2:30 - 10:00 pm)
Join us in celebrating Spring and MAE at Baskin Robbins!
Be sure to mention MAE Spirit Night, and you will receive a participation slip to complete. Please send the slip back with your child the next day, to give to his/her teacher. 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school! SWEET!!!
NEXT STOP: MAE LIBRARY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
NOW THROUGH END OF APRIL! SIGN-UP NOW!
Our library is HOPPING! Did you know that the library often has a line of little readers, before the school day even starts? Did you also know that some kids are checking out THREE books at a time!!! WOWZA! To keep up with the demand, we could definitely use the help to get those books back up on the shelves. Only 20-30 minutes CAN make a difference! Click here to sign up for spots in APRIL!
Questions? Contact Sarah Nasif: firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-218-1773
NEXT STOP: ARTS ON THE AVENUE 2022
THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST! 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us to celebrate the arts at MAE! There will be local artists demonstrating and selling their crafts, make and take art stations, recorder recitals, an amazing exhibition of student artwork, and three local food trucks! This is an event you won’t want to miss!!
Note: This event is open to the public. Children of all ages are welcome with parental supervision. This is not a drop-off event. Thank you.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
This amazing event could not happen without the help! We need greeters, craft helpers and food truck floaters. Bring your family for an hour then stay to help or vice versa. Thank you in advance!
Sign-up here for one of our 1 hour stations.
2-4-6-8! WHO DO WE APPRECIATE!
NEXT STOP: APPRECIATION STATION!
APRIL - MAY
It takes a huge amazing group of people to make MAE what it is, and we are so thankful to ALL of them. Over these next two months, students can honor their homeroom and specials teachers, administrative staff, lunch heroes and so on with any special cards, well wishes or gifts of appreciation.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY - APRIL 27
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 2-6
LUNCH HERO DAY - MAY 6
OUR NEXT STOP: 2022-2023 REGISTRATION
RISING 1ST, 2ND, and 3RD GRADERS
MONDAY, APRIL 25TH - FRIDAY, MAY 13TH
On April 25th registration forms for the 22-23 school year will be sent home. Please complete and return this form with a copy of a recent utility bill by the May 13th deadline. MAE will collect these forms for all grades and will give Upper the forms for the rising 3rd graders.
Do you know of a rising 1st or 2nd grade student that wants to transfer to Avenue next year? Registration for new 1st and 2nd graders will begin June 6.
WOW! NEXT STOP: MUFFINS WITH MOM - SAVE YOUR DATE!
Mark your calendars for this delicious NEW event! The MAE PTO is happy to announce MAE's very 1st MUFFINS with MOM! Enjoy a tasty muffin with your child on your designated day. How SWEET is that!
Interested in helping out for this fun event, email: Abbie.Koonce@gmail.com
2ND GRADE - MAY 10TH
1ST GRADE - MAY 11TH
KINDERGARTEN - MAY 12TH
TIME : 7:45 AM LOCATION: OUTSIDE near exterior door of your CHILD'S CLASSROOM
CHOO! CHOO! NEXT STOP: PTO STATION!
2022-2023 PTO CHAIR and CO-CHAIR POSITIONS!
We are currently filling 2022-2023 PTO Chair, Co-Chair and Coordinator positions.
Here are our current openings:
Membership (Board position) - Maintain PTO membership roster. Plan and coordinate membership drive(s), Back to School Night involvement and Back to School Parent Social.
Secretary (Board position) - Take minutes at monthly PTO meetings.
Class Programs Chair - Assist Mr. Hawkins with program/play decorations and other music events. Coordinate with MC video department to film programs.
Event Decorations Chair - Plan, coordinate and implement decorations for Back to School, Christmas, Read Across America Day and Kindergarten Registration.
Jag Store Merchandise Chair - Create T-shirt designs for Back to School and throughout the year. Coordinate with vendor for the development of a new Jag Store website for purchasing MAE promotional items in the Fall and Spring. Fulfill online T-shirt orders.
Newsletter Chair - Work with PTO Board and Chairs regarding content, and use our digital program, to create the monthly e-newsletter for distribution to all PTO members.
Spirit Night Chair - Work with Partners in Education (PIEs) to coordinate after school events that promote PIE businesses as a means to fundraise for the school.
Yearbook Photography Chair - Responsible for grade specific photographers and assigning/ coordinating with them to ensure events are covered. Ensure photos are uploaded and sent to the Design Chair. Note: Photography only role - no design work.
Homeroom Coordinator - Work with designated class homeroom parents regarding communication and notification of school events.
Please reach out to us, if you are interested in something you don't see here!!
Thank you to all our volunteers. PTO provides lots of wonderful events and funds for MAE!!
ALSO.....Thank you to all of our MAE PTO Members!
OUR FINAL DESTINATION: THANKS TO OUR PIES!!!
We couldn't do all this without YOU!!!