MACDOWELL SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Vol. 4 | October 2, 2020
Please note that our Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on 3 different days this year. Conferences will be on the following dates: Monday, October 12th, Wednesday, October 14th, and Wednesday, October 21st.
All conferences will be held from 3:30-6 PM.
We will ask families to sign up for a timeslot via SignUpGenius – the sign-up links will be shared on our school website and via email very soon. School staff will email you the virtual Google Meet link prior to the conferences. Adolescent and High School families are strongly encouraged to meet with each of your child’s teachers.
- MAC Meeting (Montessori Advisory Committee): October 5th @ 5:30-6:30 PM
The Montessori Advisory Committee (MAC) needs your thoughts, ideas, and voice. Join us to help strengthen Montessori education in Milwaukee. Be part of a committee working to make MPS a global leader in Montessori practice. Everyone is welcome at all meetings! Our first virtual meeting of the school year will be October 5 @ 5:30 pm-6:30pm. To access the meeting, please register to receive a link: https://milwaukeemps.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5NolSXvhTjWv8WMgT5mAIA
- Title 1 Family Engagement Meeting: October 14th at 5:30 PM. Come learn about our Title 1 budget, discuss our curriculum, testing, and services to students in need. We will discuss our school’s goals and School-Parent Compact and you will have an opportunity to share your feedback. All families are encouraged to attend. Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/brx-pdkx-rkw
Join by phone: (US) +1 617-675-4444 (PIN: 105 559 433 0206#)
- SEC (School Engagement Council): October 21st from 5:00-5:30 PM
The SEC meets every month and is open to anyone who wants to attend. Some of the topics we discuss include our school improvement strategies, staffing needs, the school budget, and student achievement. Everyone is welcome! The Google Meet link will be shared soon.
- PTO: October 21st from 5:30-6:30 PM. Join us for our PTO meeting of the year! Our PTO is a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers and staff. Everyone is welcome! The Google Meet link will be shared soon.
NO SCHOOL: October 23 and October 26
Thank you to all who attended our Open House last week. We have asked our families for feedback on Virtual Learning. If you have not already completed this short survey, please do so here: https://forms.gle/bvhKcMmKxLLtHPwM8
MPS Nutrition Services is excited to announce that all Stop, Grab, and Go distribution sites will be participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant during virtual school. Children can participate in this program by picking up a fresh bag of produce, every Thursday during the month of October, at any MPS Stop, Grab, and Go location (http://mpsmke.com/stopgrabgo).
This October, the FFVP produce bags will Celebrate Culture Though Food. Each produce bag will celebrate a different culture by providing: fresh fruits and vegetables from around the world, nutrition facts about the fresh fruits and vegetables provided, and ethnic recipes parents can make, with their children, by using the produce items. One produce bag will be provided per family, while supplies last. The four cultures being celebrated in the month of October are Hispanic, European, Asian, and African American.
The first produce bag celebrates Hispanic Culture and will be available for pickup on Thursday, October 8th, 2020.
The Milwaukee Public Library is BACK!
Currently, in-person library service includes Wi-Fi, 2-hour access to computers, picking up reserved items (holds), quick reference assistance, item requests, copying, printing, scanning, and faxing. Please see the MPL letter for more information here: https://tinyurl.com/y5phszoj
A reminder: School Chromebooks are to be handled carefully. Here is some guidance and information from MPS about best practices for keeping your Chromebook in tip-top shape: https://tinyurl.com/y4hseqkr
10-12th GRADE STUDENTS – ACT PREP
UW Milwaukee has a series of ACT prep classes for the fall of 2020 or the spring of 2021. For details please go to: https://tinyurl.com/yb36pnem
TENNIS COACH NEEDED:
Juneau Athletics is in need of a varsity tennis coach! This is a paid position in the spring and the salary is roughly $3,100 with a bump up in pay after the initial year.
The posting will be open until 10/9/2020.
To apply – go to this link here: MPS COACHING VACANCIES
Click on ‘MPS Coaching Vacancies’ under the heading Coaches’ Information and then search for ‘MacDowell’.
Please see Ms. Schenk if you have any questions: email@example.com