On behalf of Mrs. Hartzler, Mrs. Smith and the entire MCE family, thank you PTA.
We are so thankful to be back in session!
Congratulations Mill Creek Elementary!
You have been awarded a generous grant from the Micron Foundation to bring the Micron STEM bus to your school in the Spring of 2017!
Dear MSD Students, Parents and Staff,
Just when I thought we had rounded the corner on snow days, another storm strikes. I want to use this email to pass along a few thoughts going forward.
All of us being out of our routine due to the weather creates a bit of stress and anxiety. I know students, parents and teachers want school to get back in session with a full slate of classes and activities. We will all get through this disruptive weather easier when we extend some patience and grace.
Previously I had shared that Middleton School District far exceeds the number of instructional hours required by the State of Idaho. For the most part, that remains the case, however I am spending this time at the end of the week calculating and re-calculating our missed days and the impact on our instructional hours. I'll be meeting with principals upon their return to confirm our up-to-date status after today's cancellation. Once I have met with them, I will let you know where we stand at the moment and if any plans or adjustments to our calendar are necessary.
Thank you for your support and patience as we all endure this relentless winter. I will get back to you with additional information once our teachers, principals and staff return.
Thank you PTA!!!
The PTA voted to buy new crosswalk vests and safty cones for the front crosswalk area. This spring we will be painting the crosswalk with reflective paint and marking the area to remind drivers to not stop in the crosswalk area.
Next PTA meetings will be:
Recess will be determined on a case by case basis. If temperatures are below 20 for an extended period of time, I will start to send them out for a modified recess. Please dress your child with proper snow boots and consider sending a back up pair of socks in their backpacks.
Reading will start Tuesday the 17th and run through the Monday the 23.
So much snow at MCE!
There has been much excitement with the snow on our playground! Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the conditions as we will be out playing in the snow during our recess times. Fun snow activities are encouraged, yet hurtful snow activities are discouraged. We have started the conversations with our students about the difference between these and would appreciate if you had the conversation at home as well.