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Welcome to Mechanicsville Elementary School. Back to School Night Thursday, September 1 st , 2011 Grades 1 and 2. Introductions. Administration: Nick Shockney, Principal Nicole Jensen, Assistant Principal Office Staff: Ms. Free, Secretary Ms. Morelock, Secretary Ms. Scanlon, Secretary

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welcome to mechanicsville elementary school

Welcome to Mechanicsville Elementary School

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Grades 1 and 2

introductions
Introductions

Administration:

Nick Shockney, Principal

Nicole Jensen, Assistant Principal

Office Staff:

Ms. Free, Secretary

Ms. Morelock, Secretary

Ms. Scanlon, Secretary

Ms. Parker, Nurse

Ms. Preller, School Counselor

Ms. Quinn, Cafeteria Manager

mes pta
MES PTA
  • Ms. Julie Weaver, President
  • www.mespta.org
ccps parent guides
CCPS Parent Guides
the first grade team
The First Grade Team
  • Ms. Blank
  • Ms. Ecker
  • Ms. Escamilla
  • Ms. Purper (Ms. Grieves, Intern)
  • Ms. Rampata
the second grade team
The Second Grade Team
  • Ms. Buchman (Ms. Geiman, Intern)
  • Ms. Heim (Ms. Barnes, Intern)
  • Ms. Lynch (Ms. Shipley, Intern)
  • Ms. Miksa
  • Ms. Winebrunner (Ms. Leidy)
resource and special areas teams
Resource and Special Areas Teams
  • Ms. Wallace, Special Education
  • Ms. Nott, Special Education
  • Special Areas Teachers
schedule for tonight
Schedule for Tonight

6:00-6:30 Introductions, PTA, and Parent Guides

7:10-7:30 Volunteer Training (Gym)

mission and vision
Mission and Vision

Our Vision:

To become a model school of caring, sharing, and high student achievement.

Our Mission:

To work together to promote high student achievement and lifelong learning for all by providing a quality education in a safe learning environment.

our values
Our Values
  • Collaboration among and across all stakeholders
  • Positive learning environment for our students
  • Life-long learning for all
  • The success of each individual student
attendance
Attendance
  • Our doors open for students at 8:15 AM.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:05 PM.
  • Students need to be in their seats by 8:35 to avoid being marked tardy (late).
  • If your child is absent, a note must be sent in when your child returns. If a note is not received, the absence will be marked as unverified.
  • After a period of time, unverified absences are coded as UNLAWFUL.
  • Students who leave prior to 3:05 will be marked tardy for the afternoon.
  • Extended absences require prior approval.
transportation
Transportation
  • Bus transportation is available for every student.
  • We have great bus drivers!
  • Riding the school bus is statistically safer than riding in a car.
  • We have a very small parking lot. Please help us decrease the volume of traffic in our loop.
  • Please adhere to the directions of our staff members in the parking lot.
cafeteria
Cafeteria
  • Lunch Guests-Please wait at least 2 weeks before coming in to have lunch with your child.
  • Lunch guests must sign in at the office and receive a guest sticker.
  • If at all possible, please purchase breakfast/lunches through the prepay lunch program. This can be done for a few meals, the month, or the year.
  • Pre-pay forms can be found on the MES website.
  • Breakfast available daily.
lunch prices
Lunch Prices
  • Student lunch: $2.00
  • Milk: $0.50
  • Ice cream $0.75
  • Student breakfast $1.25
birthday celebrations special activities
Birthday Celebrations/Special Activities
  • Please avoid bring in food for Birthdays (no homemade food items).
  • Special activities involving food items must be pre-approved by the teacher.
  • A good alternative: consider purchasing snacks in the cafeteria for the class at $0.75 per child.
  • An even better idea: pencils and stickers.
student dress
Student Dress
  • Please make sure students are dressed appropriately and comfortably for learning.
  • Student dress should not be a distraction to the student or other students.
  • Appropriate shoes should be worn daily. Students will be going outside daily for recess and PE.
  • Coats
parent and guardian involvement
Parent and Guardian Involvement
  • PTA meetings, activities, and events
  • PTA committee chairs
  • Classroom volunteers
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Volunteer training
  • We need your help!
thank you pta
Thank You PTA!
  • LCD projectors
  • Digi-blocks
  • Computer carts
  • Carpets
  • Bird box camera
  • Outdoor classroom Flip cameras
  • Recess equipment
  • After school clubs
  • Ice cream social
  • Spring picnic
  • Mardi Gras
mes is a green school
MES is a Green School
  • REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE
  • Recycling projects
  • Conservation projects
  • Send lunch items in plastic containers instead of baggies.
  • Rain garden, butterfly garden, song bird garden, nature trail, and outdoor classroom.
  • Curricular connections.
  • Please have your children ride the bus to conserve fuel and help reduce emissions!
pds school
PDS School
  • Professional Development School
  • Stevenson University
  • 9 Senior Interns
  • Sophomore Student Field Experiences
  • 2 Senior Interns from McDaniel College in Physical Education
mes website www carrollk12 org mes
MES Website: www.carrollk12.org/mes
  • School information
  • Calendar
  • Staff email addresses
  • Newsletters
  • PTA website link
  • Student handbook
  • Menus and meal plans
  • Supply lists
  • School improvement plan
  • Media links
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PBIS
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • CARE
  • Expectations
  • CARE tickets
  • CARE goal sheet
  • Student incentives and recognition
misc information
Misc. Information
  • Flu/H1N1 mist will be combined
  • Alert Now email system
  • Update contact information when changes occur
  • E-School Plus (Home Access Center)
thank you
Thank You!
  • We are looking forward to a wonderful year!
  • Please feel free to contact us at school if you have any questions.
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