September 2021 "School's in Session" Jag Blast
Message from Principal:
Thank you for a wonderful beginning to school! August has flown by, and we have so enjoyed getting to know your students and helping them become acquainted with their new teachers, classrooms and classmates. The children have done an excellent job learning their new classroom procedures and expectations.
I want to say a special "thank you" to our families for your understanding and support as we continue to navigate through the issues and challenges Covid presents to us. Last week we sent home a FAQs page to help answer some of the questions we frequently get. If you did not see that flyer, please reach out to us, and we can get you a copy or talk you through any confusing topics. In fact, and I cannot express this enough, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year about Covid procedures, your child’s progress, our policies or routines, please reach out to us. We are here to collaborate and problem solve with you.
Thank you again for all of your support and all you do to make Madison Avenue Elementary the very best. Our theme this year is Full STEAM Ahead, and I am 100% confident that together we can work through any challenge to ensure that our students are ready for the exciting future that awaits them!
All Aboard! Choo Choo! We have so many exciting stops along the way!
Melissa Philley, Principal
WELCOME TO MAE GRAND CENTRAL STATION
OUR 1ST STOPS: SEPTEMBER 13th - 17th!
JAG CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Join Jag zone schools in the fight against hunger! Please bring in canned food items from September 13th - 17th!
We will be accepting all canned: veggies, soups, fruits, beef stew, Vienna sausages, canned meats, tomato sauces, and macaroni and cheese.
*Friday the 17th, we will accept items until 7:30 am*
The Top 3 classes (one from each grade level) that bring in the highest number of cans will win a POPSICLE PARTY!!! YEAH!
Note: Our school district is also working together to collect items to add in hurricane relief efforts for La Place, Lousiana. Our school is also collecting: peanut butter, cereal, jelly, disinfectant wipes, Mr. Clean, Spic & Span, and cleaning cloths. These items will also count toward the class totals to determine each grade's winning class.
ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM WEEK
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. MAE is an arts-integrated school, so our students enjoy various art forms throughout the year. But, to celebrate this special week MAE will highlight the following art forms in class:
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Dance/Movement
Wednesday - Visual Arts with Dot Day
Thursday - Theater Arts
Friday - Media Arts
NEXT STOP: INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th!
Do your kids have some fun polk-a-dot clothes in the closet? They can make their mark and let that dot creativity pop! Please allow your children to wear clothing with dots on this day.
Inspired by Peter H. Reynold's book, "The Dot", International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.
OUR NEXT STOP: SPIRIT NIGHT - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th! Choo! Choo!
Join us at Chick-Fil-A at 1873 Main Street, Madison from 5 - 8 pm.
Mention "MAE Spirit Night", when placing your order and 15% of our sales get donated back to our school!
How to participate:
1. Drive thru orders: Tell the cashier you're there for MAE Spirit Night, before your order is tendered.
2. CFA APP orders: Type MAE SPIRIT NIGHT in the special Instructions section.
*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 and a classroom grant from the PTO! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
OUR NEXT STOP: FULL STEAM AHEAD to the MAE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-24th!
Who's Invited? MAE Students only When can they shop? Regularly scheduled library day and time that week
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.
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!
OUR NEXT STOP: FAIRY TALE LAND! 2ND GRADE'S FAIRY TALE DAY - SEPTEMBER 24th!
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 dress up day, special activities and watching the Wizard of Oz. Check your child's folder or contact your child's teacher for more details.
Smiles, Camera, Action.... NEXT STOP: SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - SEPTEMBER 30th!
Show us those amazing smiles!
Photos taken will be included in the 2021-2022 Yearbook and will be available for ordering at a later date.
Order your child's yearbook online only at www.jostens.com by January 21st!
OUR NEXT STOP: DONUTS WITH DAD DAY! - OCTOBER 5th - 7th!
All Dads are welcome to enjoy a tasty donut with their child. Other special gentlemen such as grandparents, family friends, uncles, big brothers, etc. in the student's life can also attend. More details to come.
October 5th: 2nd Grade
6th: 1st Grade
CHOO! CHOO! NEXT STOP: PTO STATION!
Have you joined the PTO yet?
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!!!