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February 2022 "Chugging Along" Jag Blast


Message from Principal:


Hello, MAE Families!

Thank you for a great start to 2022. We are focusing on providing the very best instruction we can during this 3rd 9 weeks. Thank you for all of your support at home. We are also continuing to do all we can to keep our students safe and healthy here at MAE. The weekly quarantine numbers and updated Covid policies are on our district webpage. Please refer to this page or contact us with any questions or concerns.


Our fundraiser just wrapped up, and I appreciate all you did to make it a success! We will use these funds to phase in new playground equipment over the next few years. The total from this fundraiser will be announced soon! Be on the lookout for plans for the playground update/redesign as well. It’s going to be awesome!


Thank you again for all you do to make MAE a special place. As always, feel free to reach out to us with any ideas, questions, or concerns.

Sincerely,

Melissa Philley, Principal

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WELCOME TO MAE GRAND CENTRAL STATION

ATTENTION: NO SCHOOL

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST! - WINTER HOLIDAY


ON TO OUR STOPS....ALL ABOARD!


1ST STOP: WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND!

Each class was gifted a copy of "The Three Engines". The students enjoyed this new telling on the Little Engine that Could.


For 13 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! It is celebrated annually in over 173 countries and is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities.


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NEXT STOP: SCHOOL COUNSELOR APPRECIATION DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH!

We are so grateful for all that Mrs. Baik does for our students! To show how thankful we are, students can honor Mrs. Baik that day with any special cards, well wishes or gifts of appreciation.


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WOAH...HOLD THE BREAKS! DID YOU SAY PARTIES?

VALENTINE'S DAY PARTIES - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH!

To celebrate this LOVEly day, students can bring in any special cards, treats, and snacks to hand out to the class. Students will have fun that afternoon exchanging Valentine's and playing games with their class. Please reach out to room parents and homeroom teachers for more information.

Note: Parents will not be allowed to attend the parties.


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NEXT STOP: SPEAKING OF STOPS...PUN INTENDED!

BUS DRIVER'S APPRECIATION DAY - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND!

We are so thankful to those who help insure that our children get to school safely and on time each day! To show their appreciation and ours, students can honor their bus driver that day with any special cards, well wishes or gifts of appreciation.


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OUR NEXT STOP: SPIRIT NIGHT - GO MAE JAGS...ON TO CHICK-fil-A!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD!


The class with the highest participation wins a Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray!

Dine with the Chick-fil-A Madison from 5 - 8 pm and 15% of your sale will be donated back to our school!


For the school to receive credit you must mention "Spirit Night", when placing your order. Be sure to use your CFA APP for dine-in, curbside and drive-thru for faster service.

How to participate:

1. Placing your order: Tell the cashier you're there for Spirit Night, before your order is tendered.

2. CFA APP orders: Make sure you type SPIRIT NIGHT in the special Instructions section, while you're ordering.

*ALL ORDERS: Send the receipt with your child the next morning to give to their teacher. The class with the highest participation wins a Chick-fil-A Nugget Party!


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NEXT STOP: READ ACROSS AMERICA with YOUR FAVORITE BOOK DAY!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH!


What a fun and interactive day this will be! Not only can students bring in their favorite fiction or nonfiction book, but they get to dress up too! If their favorite book is fiction, they can dress up as a character in their book. If their favorite book is non-fiction, they can dress up as the topic! Students will also have a chance to present their book to the class that day. Additionally, each class will have a special guest reader in class that morning. The guest reader will share their favorite book with the class. *Please contact your homeroom parent now, if you have an idea for a "celebrity" or special guest for your child's class.


If you would like to help decorate for this fun day, click HERE to sign up.

Questions? Contact Shalon Wansley at shalon.love@gmail.com or Joy Averett at joypharmd@yahoo.com


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NEXT STOP: 2021-2022 YEARBOOKS

HALT! ORDER DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH!

Our kiddos sure do LOVE going back through their yearbooks each year. And our deadline is quickly approaching! Remember, ALL Yearbooks must be pre-ordered by February 28th. Absolutely NO extras will be available at pickup! Really...NONE. NADA. RIEN. NESSUNO. KEINER. NONE.

Can we stress this enough?!?!


Want to save yourself from the year-end headache, scrambling to find one somewhere (but can't) and regret of not ordering your child's yearbook, because it turns out they really wanted one? it has definitely happened to some of us parents (cough, cough). THEN...Don't forget to order your child's yearbook before it's too late at www.jostens.com today for $45 plus tax by February 28th!


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NEXT STOP: MAE LIBRARY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

NOW THROUGH END OF FEBRUARY! SIGN-UP NOW!

With our Kindergarteners joining the program this quarter, the library will definitely need more hands to help get those books back up on the shelves and ready to be checked out! Only 20-30 minutes CAN make a difference!


If you can spare 20 minutes or more after drop-off or before pick-up?

Click here to sign up for spots in February.


Questions? Contact: Sarah Nasif: sarah.nasif@gmail.com or 601-218-1773

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NEXT STOP: ARTS ON THE AVENUE - SAVE THE DATE!

THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST!


Get ready for Arts on the Avenue! The theme this year is "Art Across the Globe". It will be a memorable evening to celebrate the arts at MAE. There will be local artist demonstrations, make and take craft projects, recorder recitals and an exhibition of the students' art work. It's going to be an event you don't want to miss!


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CHOO! CHOO! NEXT STOP: PTO STATION!

Haven't joined the PTO?

Visit us at www.MAEPTO.com/joinpto








Yard Signs & T-Shirts for Sale!!

Ordered a Yard Sign or a Full STEAM shirt?

Don't forget to pick up in the front office!

Order with a PTO Membership or separately at


OUR FINAL DESTINATION: THANKS TO OUR PIES!!!

We couldn't do all this without YOU!!!


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