CALENDAR VOTE FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who took part in the vote for our upcoming school calendar. The votes were tabulated across the district and the majority were in favor of continuing with 2 calendars. MacDowell remains an early start school. Please make a note of the 2019-2020 school calendar which was sent home and can be found here: MPSEarlyStartCalendar2019-20
A NOTE FROM OUR PTO
PTO fundraiser pick up was last week! If you are not able to pick your items up please contact the school office as soon as possible. If you have problems with your order please contact the PTO at email@example.com
Thank you to everyone who participated in selling items or donating through the Unfundraiser!
FORWARD EXAM TESTING
Reminder to families—Wisconsin Forward testing for 3rd grade students will take place the week of March 18th and the following week. Testing will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. Testing for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will take place the weeks of March 25th and April 1st. Their testing days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is essential that your student is well rested and in school each day so that they can be successful on these very important exams. These exams are reflected in our DPI State Report Card. Thank you for your support.
Our teachers and staff want to thank the many volunteers who donated food and their time for our Teacher Conference Dinner. The meal was fantastic!
Ms. Claudine would like to thank the team of volunteers who worked at our Book Fair, and the many families who supported our book fair through the purchase of books. Thank you also to the members of our PTO who have worked hard to organize, sort and distribute the fundraiser. It takes a village!
SEC meeting Wed. March 20th
PTO meeting Wed. March 20th
5:30-6:30 PM, Room 128
Join us at 5:15 for socializing
*PTO and SEC are open meetings and anyone from the MacDowell family is welcome to attend! Come see what we are about! Free childcare for school aged children.
Family Art Night!
Friday, March 29th
Spring Open House and Ice Cream Social
Transitions Night (for K5, 3rd grade, 6th grade and 8th grade families)
All families are invited to support our Varsity boys basketball team and they battle Baraboo at the Fiserv Forum! The game is free for anyone to attend; it is a great way to support our school and check out the new Bucks Arena!
Pioneers VS. Baraboo
Saturday, January 5th at 12:00pm
Wear your MacDowell/Juneau spirit wear!
Cookies for bus drivers collection
Every year before our winter break we bring a box of cookies to our bus drivers as our way of thanking them for the hard work they do to get our students to school safely. If you would like to contribute homemade or store bought cookies, please bring them to the main office on Monday Dec. 17th or Tuesday, Dec. 18th.
Thank you for your support!
Lost and found final call!
We have a large number of jackets, hats and mittens in our lost and found. Please check through these items, located on tables near the safety desk when you are in the building.
They will be gone after Dec 17th.
Our holiday basket drive is well under way and we thank the multiple families who have already signed up to donate food. It’s not too late to join them! We are in need of only a few things—canned vegetables, fruit, and tuna/chicken. Please sign up here: Tinyurl.com/MacGives1819
All food contributions are needed in office by December 17th.
☆ SCHOOL EVENTS ☆
Marcus movie tickets & Buddy Squirrel popcorn pick up:
Please pick up on Wednesday, December 12th from the school store at these hours:
- 10:30-11:30 AM
- 2:30-5:30 PM
MPS Language Summit
Saturday, December 15,
11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Milwaukee School of Languages, 8400 W. Burleigh St.
Holiday Food Basket Collection
Deadline Dec. 17th
Please bring items into the main office by this date.
Lost and Found deadline
Cookies for Bus Drivers Collection
Please bring cookies to the main office during this time.
NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK
Dec. 21—Jan. 2nd
Classes resume on January 3rd
We have a lot of school events coming up, including Picture Day on October 4th, so please take a look at the events listed below!
Sept. 20 – Oct. 4: PTO fundraiser (Colectivo coffee and Pine River snacks)
9/26: PTO meeting 5:30-6:30 PM (Room 128)
Junior Parents 6:00-6:45 PM / Senior Parents 6:45-7:30 PM
10/4: School Picture Day!
10/5: Coffee with Corona and Montessori Morning 8-9AM
10/15: Parent Teacher Conferences/Book Fair 3:30-7:15 PM
10/17: Parent Teacher Conferences/Book Fair 3:30-7:15 PM
Download contents here: Thursday Folder 8.23.18
Thank you to all of our families who came out to our annual Montessori Summit this past weekend. It was a great event for our Montessori community. We are especially grateful to our students who participated in the glass classrooms and to all of our fantastic volunteers.
Our supply of the extra K3-6th grade yearbooks that we ordered is getting smaller—but you still have time to order one! Please turn in the form and $20 to the main office. These extra copies are sold on a first come, first served basis. All yearbooks will be delivered in May. Thank you.
Colectivo coffee and Pine River Snack fundraiser. The fundraiser will run February 22nd—March 8th. Pick up at the school will be on March 21st. Support our PTO by selling coffee and snacks! This money will help fund transportation for school field trips & school events. Look for order forms in next week’s folder or visit our website to download forms.
**If you have photos from the 2017-2018 school year and would like to share them for our website or yearbook please send them to Ms. Claudine. We are seeking photos from field trips, school events and candid shot from in and around our Community! Email photos firstname.lastname@example.org
**Photos will be cross-checked with the media release waivers, not all submitted photos will be used. Thank you.
Kindergarten Enrollment reminder: MPS Kindergarten enrollment closes on March 4, 2018. Please remember to fill out an online application for younger siblings who are turning three or four before Sept.1,2018.
Enrollment link: http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/Schools/How-to-Apply.htm
☆ SCHOOL EVENTS ☆
SEC (School Engagement Council) meeting
February 21st 5:00-5:30 PM
- This is an open meeting. Babies and small children welcome! Free childcare for school-age children provided.
Feb. 21st 5:30-6:30. Rm 128.
- (Join us at 5:15 for socializing & snacks) Babies and small children welcome! Free childcare for school-age children.
Family Game Night!
Friday, March 2nd
March 26-March 30 (Spring Break)