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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Letter from the Principal

Dear MAE Families, 

We have GREAT news! The Fall Cheese Straw Fundraiser was a HUGE success! Even in these trying times, we raised over $40,000!!!!! We will use the profits of this sale to purchase the shade for the picnic area. We will also be able to purchase the new digital marque for out front! This money is truly a blessing to our school. Thank you to our PTO and all of families for your help with this fundraiser.

I also want to thank you for supporting us in our goal of academic excellence. We will continue to support and challenge our students each day. We ask that you do the same. Report cards will be coming home November 12th. Please note the skills that your student has mastered (M) at this time and the skills that should have been mastered (L). Your child must have an M is 80% of the skills on the report card to be eligible for promotion at the end of the school year. Also, please take a look at the required reading levels that are located on the front of the report card.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can meet virtually or in person to come up with a plan that will enable your child to meet their academic goals.

Finally, I want to thank all of our parents and family members for being a part of the MAE family. It has been an interesting year. We have all had to adjust to a new normal, but some things will never change at MAE. We have amazing kids that love to learn. We have amazing families that go above and beyond for their students and our school. We have an amazing staff that place an emphasis on creating a positive, fun and loving classroom while having high expectations and rigorous instruction each day. We have much to be thankful for indeed. We know that there are still challenges ahead, but together we will face them. Nothing will stand in our way of making MAE a great place to learn and grow.


Melissa Philley


2020-2021 Fall Fundraiser

Fundraiser Winners!

K-Big Cheese:

Sarah Carpenter  

(Ms. Embry's class)

1st-Big Cheese:

James Martin

(Ms. Smith's class)

2nd-Big Cheese:

 Erin Randall

(Ms. Groves class)

(and she gets to pie Mr. B in the face!)

Winner of the Bike Drawing:

Reed Robertson

(Ms. Harris class)

Top Selling Classes:

K-Ms. Embry's class

1st-Ms. Smith's class

2nd- Ms. Groves class (and winner of Extra Recess!)

Top Selling Class in the School:

Ms. Groves class

And many other winners who will enjoy the Kona Ice Party on Friday, November 20th.

Congratulations to ALL!


Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

Our October Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A was a great success! Thanks to everyone that participated, we were able to raise over $400 for the school!  Our next Spirit Night will be December 1, 2020 at Orange Leaf in Madison.  Look for more details in the next few weeks.


Popcorn Party Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Crawford's 2nd grade class for receiving the most PTO sign ups. We would like to thank all the parents that signed up.

If you would like to join the MAE PTO please sign up HERE.


Box Tops

Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. From playground equipment to technology to library books, your school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need. MAE has earned $88.50 this year, we encourage you to please scan your receipts.


50th Day of School

Friday, November 13th we will celebrate 50 AMAZING days of school. This year we will play 50s music over the intercom and they will spread out and dance inside their classrooms at the end of the day. Bring 50 cents to join in the fun, and feel free to dress in the '50s fashion! This fun time of celebration is a fundraiser for PBIS.


Holiday Heirloom

Holiday Heirloom cut off was Friday, October 30th. All orders will be sent home with your child before the Thanksgiving break. Thank you for supporting the art program at MAE!


AR – 1st quarter cutoff - November 4th

Students who reach their goal for the 9-weeks will will receive $5 to shop the AR spirit cart at school! For each additional point, students will get one additional dollar (up to $15 value). January 20 is the next cut-off date and Spirit Cart will be available January 22. Thank you for helping your child develop a love for reading and learning!


Limited Stock

"Better Together" T-Shirts and car decals Order HERE!


Have you purchased your yearbook?

No extras will be ordered!!

Order online at






you can send pictures of your children at home without their masks on if you'd like.


we encourage you to send any classroom photos you may have throughout the year.

Please upload your pictures to our website or email to


Upcoming Events

Nov. 2 - BoxTops submission deadline

Nov. 2 - PTO Meeting 

Nov. 4   - AR – 1st quarter cutoff

Nov. 6  - AR Spirit Cart

Nov. 12 - Report cards go home

Nov. 13 - 50th Day of School

Nov. 13 - Cheese Straw Sorting 

Nov. 14 - Cheese Straw Sorting 

Nov. 16 – 17   - Cheese Straw Drive-Thru Distribution

Nov. 18 - K Big Cheese Day

Nov. 19 - 1st Grade Big Cheese Day

Nov. 20 - 2nd Grade Big Cheese Day/Sales Incentive

Nov. 23 – 24 - Distance Learning

Nov. 25 – 27  - Thanksgiving Break

Visit our website for a list of upcoming events!



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