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MAE Jag Blast, September 2023



Message from Principal:

Dear MAE Families,


We've had a wonderful start to our school year. Thank you for helping us celebrate MAE: Mind, Body, and Soul!


September will be a fun month with lots of unique learning opportunities for the students. Please check your weekly newsletters for upcoming events and mark your calendars. Also, look carefully through the skills your teacher will cover each week. Spending some time each evening to review skills and work on any assigned homework will pay off for your student. Thank you for making learning at home a priority.


Thank you for your continued support of MAE, especially with our fall fundraiser. We depend on these PTO funds to support our playground updates and our STEAM lab.


As always, do not hesitate to reach out with your ideas, questions, and concerns. It is our job and pleasure to partner with you in your child’s education.

Sincerely,

Melissa Philley


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Arts in the Classroom/Education Week - September 11th - 15th

Arts in the Classroom/Education week starts Sept 11. This week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. To celebrate this special week, MAE will highlight the following art forms in class:

  • Monday - Music

  • Tuesday - Dance

  • Wednesday - Drama/Theater ARts

  • Thursday - Media Arts

  • Friday - Visual Arts and Dot Day Celebration

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Fall Fundraiser, September 11th - 22nd

Our fall fundraiser will kick off with a pep rally on Friday, September 8th.

Packets will be sent home with students with details of our new fundraiser!



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Yearbook Cover Contest - Submissions are due September 15th

A flyer came home with students detailing the rules of the contest.

Contest is for 2nd grade and 5th grade students only at MAE/MAUE


Winner will receive a free yearbook!

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Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A - September 13th


Dine with the Chick-fil-A Madison on Wednesday, Sept. 13th , from 5-8pm and a percentage of your sale will be donated to the school! For the school to receive credit, you must mention to the cashier or DT order taker you are there for Spirit Night. When ordering on the CFA APP for Dine in, Mobile pick up, or DT, make sure you click on the “Customer Cares” support button right before checkout on the APP.


1. Placing your order

Tell the Cashier that you are there for the Spirit Night before your order is tendered.


2. CFA APP Order

Make sure that you click on the “Customer Cares” support button at the time of checkout.


3. Send the receipt with your child the next morning to give to their teacher.


The class with the highest participation wins a Nugget Party!


We look forward to serving you Wednesday, Sept. 13th at the Chick-fil-A Madison!


*ALL ORDERS: Send the receipt with your child the next morning to give to the teacher. The class with the highest participation wins a Chick-Fil-A Nugget Party and a classroom grant from the PTO!


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International Dot Day - Friday, September 15th


Parents, please encourage your child to wear clothing with dots on it on Friday, September 15th, in honor of International Dot Day. On this day, we celebrate the creativity that lives in all of us! For more information on The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, go to fablevision.com.





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Author Visit - September 19th


We are excited about Alex Willan, author and illustrator, coming to MAE on September 19th!

Alex is the author of popular books such as Dragons Are the Worst and Elves Are the Worst.


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School Picture Day - September 20th

Show us those amazing smiles!

Photos taken will be included in the 2023-2024 Yearbook and are available for ordering.


Order your child's yearbook online only at www.jostens.com!


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Canned Food Drive - September 25th - 29th

Join Jag zone schools in the fight against hunger! Please bring in canned food items from September 25th - 29th!


We will be accepting all canned: veggies, soups, fruits, beef stew, Vienna sausages, canned meats, tomato sauces, and macaroni and cheese.


The top 3 classes, one from each grade level, that bring in the highest number of cans will win a popsicle party!


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Scholastic Book Fair - September 25th - 29th


Who's Invited? MAE Students as well as parents and grandparents (Parents and grandparents can join their children during their class's shopping time. Please stop by the office to sign in and get a visitor's sticker before joining the class in the library.) When can they shop? Regularly scheduled library day and time that week AND at FAMILY NIGHT*

Where? Our very own MAE Library

How to shop? eWallet: a secure, digital and cash-free way for your child to shop with ease. Cash also accepted. Go to https://www.scholastic.com/bf/madisonavenueelemschool3 to get started on an eWallet.

To setup a free eWallet account for your child, check out MAE's Scholastic Book Fair! Scroll to "eWallet" to get started and authorize a spending limit to have funds immediately available for your child to shop in-person or at the Virtual Fair.


Our annual book fair plays a vital role in library funding that benefits our entire school. Money raised is used to purchase new books for our library, fund our Bookflix educational subscription, new shelving, flexible seating and more. What a great and fun way for kids to purchase new books and support MAE!


*FAMILY NIGHT is Thursday, September 28th, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.


This year, we will also have a special time for grandparents to shop on Monday, September 25th from 7:30 - 9:00 am! Grandparents will check in through the front office with Mrs. Lynn and will meet their grandchild for shopping time together. Grandparents (and any other relative or friend meeting students for shopping time or lunch) must be in our computer system. Parents/guardians can contact us if they would like to add anyone.


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Second Grade Fairy Tale Ball - October 5th


Once Upon a Time in a land far far away.....

the 2nd graders got to dress up on Fairy Tale Day!

The 2nd grade classes will end their Fairy Tale unit with a Fairy Tale Ball!

Check your child's folder or contact your child's teacher for more details.



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Donuts with Dudes - October 17th, 18th, 19th



Save the date for Donuts with Dudes!

  • 2nd Grade - October 17th (7:45-8:15)

  • 1st Grade - October 18th (7:45-8:15)

  • Kindergarten - October 19th (7:45-8:15)

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Keep your eyes open for these upcoming events:

  • Kindergarten Community Helper Day is September 29th.

  • Be on the lookout for Holiday Heirlooms forms coming home in October. Our cute little angels will be making cute little angel ornaments this year!!

  • Custodian Appreciation Day is October 2nd!

Also...

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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 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 October 4th via Zoom.


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Thank you to our MAE playground Community Partners!

Their generous support helps us continue our playground updates. If you are interested in being a community partner with us contact Maren Hutto, Playground Chair, at marenhutto@gmail.com.

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A big thanks to Burgers Blues Barbeque for sponsoring our August teacher lunch!

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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