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Title: Welcome to Mechanicsville Elementary School


1
Welcome to Mechanicsville Elementary School
Back to School Night Wednesday, August 28th,
2013 Grades 3-5
2
Schedule for Tonight
  • 600-630 Introductions, Parent Guides, and PTA
  • 730-750 Volunteer Training (Gym)

Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
630-655 Classroom Visits 630-655 Cafeteria 630-655 Gym  
700-725 Gym 700-725 Classroom Visits 700-725 Classroom Visits
3
Introductions
  • Administration
  • Steve Wernick, Principal
  • Ms. Jensen, Assistant Principal
  • Office Staff
  • Ms. Halvorsen, Secretary
  • Ms. Morelock, Secretary
  • Ms. Scanlon, Secretary
  • Ms. Parker, Nurse
  • Ms. Preller, School Counselor
  • PTA
  • Ms. Sobieck, President

4
Third Grade Team
  • Ms. Davis
  • Ms. Gentile
  • Ms. Ridgely
  • Ms. Stauder (TL)

5
Fourth Grade Team
  • Ms. Batanglo (TL)
  • Ms. Darnley
  • Ms. Dorsey
  • Ms. Miksa
  • Ms. Oneda

6
Fifth Grade Team
  • Ms. Buchman
  • Ms. Gill
  • Ms. Houseal
  • Ms. Potter
  • Ms. Thurston (TL)

7
Resource and Special Areas Teams
  • Specials Teachers
  • Ms. Anastassion (instr. vocal)
  • Ms. Dorsey (art)
  • Ms. Frock (art)
  • Ms. Haislip (vocal music)
  • Ms. Kahler (media) (TL)
  • Ms. Koslowski (health)
  • Ms. Murphey (P.E./health)
  • Ms. Schlipper (P.E.) (TL)
  • GT Teachers
  • Ms. Pelletier
  • Ms. Walsh
  • Resource Teachers
  • Ms. Dorsey (TL)
  • Ms. Milnes
  • Ms. Morie
  • Ms. Nott (TL)
  • Ms. Wallace
  • Resource Specialists
  • Ms. Bailey (ILA) (TL)
  • Ms. Chucko (Math)

8
Vision and Mission
  • 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.

9
Our Values and Beliefs
  • Collaboration among and across all stakeholders
  • Positive learning environment for our students
  • Life-long learning for all
  • The success of each individual student

10
Our Priorities
  • Continue first-pass Instruction and
    student-centered teaching
  • Full implementation of the Common Core Curriculum
    (K-5)
  • Additional support for all classrooms
  • New reading series (grades 3-5)
  • Continue to be results-oriented through data
    utilization

11
CCPS Parent Guides
  • Bob Cindy Lord (410) 848-1802
  • guide_at_lordindustries.com
  • Parent Guides
  • www.facebook.com/CCPSParentGuides
  • Carroll Values Education
  • www.facebook.com/CarrollValuesEducation
  • Family Forum Common Core State Standards and the
    PARCC Assessment
  • Thursday, September 19th
  • 700PM to 830PM
  • Winters Mill High School (560 Gorsuch Road)

12
Attendance
  • Doors open for students at 900 AM.
  • Dismissal begins at 400 PM.
  • Students need to be in their seats by 930 AM to
    avoid being marked tardy (late).
  • If your child is absent, please send a note when
    your child returns. If a note is not received,
    the absence will be marked as UNVERIFIED.

13
Attendance (continued)
  • After a period of time, unverified absences are
    coded as UNLAWFUL.
  • Students who leave prior to 400 PM will be
    marked tardy for the afternoon.
  • Extended absences require prior approval.

14
Transportation
  • Bus transportation is available for every
    student.
  • We have great bus drivers!
  • Riding the 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.

15
Lunch Prices
  • Student breakfast 1.25
  • Student lunch 2.25
  • Milk 0.60
  • Ice cream 0.75

16
Cafeteria
  • Lunch Guests-Please wait at least 2 weeks.
  • Lunch guests must sign in at the office and
    receive a guest sticker. We must have a note in
    advance for anyone other a parent or guardian
    requesting to have lunch with a student
    (Grandparents, etc.).
  • Please consider purchasing 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 in a link on the MES
    website.
  • Breakfast is available daily.
  • Ms. Quinn, Awesome Cafeteria Manager!

17
Birthday Celebrations/ Special Activities
  • Please do not bring in food for Birthdays.
  • Special activities involving food items must be
    pre-approved by the teacher.
  • A good alternative consider purchasing ice cream
    in the cafeteria for the class at 0.75 per
    child.
  • Other ideas
  • Pencils and/or stickers for each student in the
    class or
  • A book donated to the teacher w/childs name and
    birthdate in it as a keepsake for the class.

18
Student Dress
  • Please make sure students are dressed
    appropriately and comfortably for learning and
    the environment.
  • 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/sweatshirts

19
Involvement/Activities
  • PTA meetings, activities, and events
  • PTA committee chairs
  • Classroom volunteers
  • Help at home
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Volunteer training (730 this evening)
  • We need your help!

20
We are a Green School!
  • REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE
  • Recycling projects
  • Conservation projects
  • Rain garden, butterfly garden, song bird garden,
    nature trail, and outdoor classroom
  • Curricular connections
  • PLEASE
  • Send lunch items in plastic containers instead of
    baggies
  • Have your children ride the bus to conserve fuel
    and help reduce emissions!

21
Partnerships
  • Professional Development School w/ Stevenson
    University
  • 5 Senior Interns
  • 8 Sophomore Student Field Experiences
  • 2 Carroll County Career and Tech Center Students
  • CHANGE Volunteers
  • Lions Club
  • DARE Officers

22
MES Website www.carrollk12.org/mes
  • School information
  • Calendar
  • Staff contact information
  • Newsletters
  • PTA website link
  • Student handbook
  • Menus and meal plans
  • Supply lists
  • School improvement plan
  • Media links

23
PBIS Behavioral Rewards
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • CARE (Cooperation, Attitude, Responsibility,
    Effort)
  • CARE tickets
  • Over 52,000 CARE tickets awarded last year
  • Student incentives and recognition
  • Communication

24
Misc. Information
  • Alert Now email system
  • Update contact information when changes occur
  • E-School Plus (Home Access Center)
  • Field trips
  • Chaperones (volunteer training)
  • Volunteer - Please no shadowing

25
Our PTA is Awesome!
  • Ms. Sobieck, President
  • www.mespta.org
  • Fun family events
  • Digi-blocks
  • Computer carts
  • Carpets for classrooms
  • Funds for classroom teachers
  • LCD projectors/document Cameras
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Flip cameras
  • Recess equipment
  • Field trip funds
  • New playground
  • Bird box camera

26
Mechanicsville Elementary School
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

27
Welcome Back to School!
  • PTA Officers for 2013-2014
  • Stacy Sobieck, President
  • Dawn Bainbridge, Vice President
  • Carolyn Boggs, Treasurer
  • Colleen Kelly, Secretary
  • PTA Membership Drive underway now.
  • PTA Meetings will continue to be bi-monthly on
    the third Wednesday from 7 to 8pm. Free
    childcare is provided. The first meeting is
    September 18th.

28
Whats New for 2013-2014
  • Family Fun Night
  • Spring Spruce Up Day

29
Upcoming Events for 2013-2014
  • Ice Cream Social on September 12th
  • MES Fun Run
  • Parent/Grandparent Breakfasts
  • Book Fair, November
  • Mardi Gras, March 29th
  • Play Day

30
  • Secure Online School Directory
  • Contains contact information for all
    participating families
  • PTA Supported and Driven
  • 100 Parent control over what information is
    shared
  • Communication tool-parent to parent and PTA to
    parents
  • More information will be sent home detailing how
    you can participate

31
A Few Good Volunteers
  • Volunteer A Little or A Lot
  • Homeroom Parent
  • Choose your committee or event (all need help!)
  • Need Mardi Gras co-chair
  • Need Parent/Grandparent Breakfast co-chair
  • Tell us about your skills and talents
  • At home volunteer opportunities are available
    too!

32
Raising Money Necessary Evil
  • Activities and Events help us have fun while
    raising money needed to fund programs.
  • Restaurant/Shopping Nights scheduled monthly
  • Redemption Programs (Grocery Stores, Target, BOX
    TOPS)
  • Mardi Gras Spring Carnival and Auction
  • Fall Fundraiser (The MES Fun Run)

33
Join us
  • Complete Simple Membership Form
  • 6 Membership Fee

34
Learn More
  • Come to a meeting
  • www.mespta.org
  • PTA Newsletters
  • Find us on Facebook!

35
Thank You!
  • We are looking forward to a wonderful year!
  • Please feel free to contact us at school if you
    have any questions.

Circle of Friends (author unknown) We've joined
together as classmates as the new year
begins... A year full of learning while we become
friends. We'll share and be kind as we work and
we play. And our friendship will grow with each
passing day.
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