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MAE Jag Blast, November 2023



Message from Principal:

Dear MAE Families,

MAE will be very busy this month making curriculum connections through special events such field trips, performances, family events, and projects. We know these types of experiences bring learning to life and motivate our students to succeed. The skills we are currently covering in class require students to apply their knowledge and become independent in using the skills they are learning. Please continue your efforts at home to help your student develop independent reading, writing, math, and speaking & listening skills.

Because we have much to cover before the end of this semester, our staff members have high-impact lessons planned for each day. Please arrive on time each morning, limit checkouts to required appointments, and have your student here unless they are ill or have a therapy or doctor’s appointment. Also, please remember our school funding is determined by our attendance records for the months of October and November. Our funding increases as our attendance rates improve.

Our staff members are also busy connecting with you through our first semester parent conferences. Thank you for making education a priority and for partnering with us to set academic and/or behavior goals for your student. We know we are better together and appreciate your feedback, insight, and support as we nurture and instruct your child.

What a wonderful time of year it is!! We have so much to be thankful for at MAE! Our students, parents, faculty and staff, and community are all amazing, and it is such a privilege to be at Madison Avenue Elementary. I want to thank you for your continued support and ask that you continue to reach out with any ideas, questions, or concerns.

Sincerely,

Melissa Philley

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Each year at Thanksgiving we like to show our wonderful staff how thankful we are for them by giving everyone a Kroger gift card. Please sign up below for donations for the gift cards. To pay, please visit the MAE PTO store. A link is set up for the Thanksgiving Donations. The deadline is November 13th. We would like to send home the gift cards to our staff by November 17th.


Contact Bethany Berry with questions.

Sign up here and then go to the PTO shop to complete the donation.



Thank you so much for giving.

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The 2nd grade performance is Friday, Nov 10

8:00 - Allen, Bacon, Arnold and Richardson - doors will open for parents and guests at 7:45

9:15 - Crawford, Henry, McAtee - doors will open for parents and guests at 9:00


Forms have been sent home with students to preorder videos of the performance.

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Thank you to all who supported the Holiday Heirlooms!

We raised plenty to buy more art supplies for the art room!

Ornaments will come home before Thanksgiving break.


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Calling all decorators!

We need parents to help decorate our school for Christmas. If this sounds like a job for you, please reach out to Stephanie Vann-Tannehill at 228-217-8808.


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Keep your eyes open for these upcoming events:


FYI schedule changes for Kingdom meetings

The one scheduled for Nov. 6 will be held on Nov. 13 and the one scheduled for Dec. 4 will be held on Dec. 11 because Mr. Hawkins will have the gym set up for programs during the dates we originally selected. Each Monday we celebrate our kingdoms by wearing our Kingdom shirts or colors.


Veteran's Day Program - Monday, November 13th at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary


The 1st grade program, Celebrate Around the World, will be held on Friday, Dec. 8.

8:00 am Performance Group: Abbott, Norwood, Savell and Miller

9:15 am Performance Group: Davis, Evans, and Trueblood

Doors will open 15 minutes before showtime.


Fall Spirit Store items on the way!

If you ordered from our recent online store, these items will be shipped or delivered to the school to be sent home with students. We're aiming to have these in hand before Thanksgiving break.


December 19th - Last day to meet AR goal!

Students must earn their points AND at least 80% comprehension average to participate in the AR Party on December 21st. We will need volunteers for this event, so stay tuned!


December 22nd - Winter Holiday Party and 60% Day

More details to come later!


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Yard signs, t-shirts, and PTO memberships are on sale at the Jag Store.

To shop, go to www.maepto.com/shop.


Yard Signs!!

If anyone still needs to pick up a yard sign that

they've already paid for, please email

Courtney Davis at courtneydavis427@gmail.com


Have you joined the PTO yet? Visit us at www.MAEPTO.com/joinpto.

The next PTO meeting is at 12:30 on December 6th via Zoom.



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If you or someone you know would like to be an MAE Partner in Education,

please contact Jill Wright, our Partners in Education Chair, at bergin.jill@gmail.com.







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