Thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! As we navigate school closures during the coronavirus pandemic, please share your thanks and support of all teachers who educate and care for our children. Our students’ futures depend on the work of teachers and school staff.
Help us celebrate teachers! Send us a creative photo, message of thanks, or short video honoring a favorite teacher or your school. Post on social media and tag with #TAW2020, #MPSProud, or #MPSTeacher, or send your messages to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching is a balancing act of academics, safety, behavior, and student needs, now with added layers of complexity during the Safer at Home order. MPS teachers are finding new ways to engage with their students through social media, Google Classroom, online learning, and more. Browse MPS social media posts on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram to see the many ways that teachers are staying connected and supporting students.
Nationwide, teachers are in demand. A national shortage of teachers means that schools will be searching to fill teaching positions at least through the next five to ten years. Consider becoming a teacher to impact the next generation!
Thank you to every one of the more than 5,000 teachers who work for MPS! Our students, families, and the community appreciate the dedication and hard work that teachers put in every day. We encourage the entire Milwaukee community to thank our teachers!
Help your child keep learning! With schools closed due to coronavirus, it’s important for students to learn while at home. MPS will be closed for at least three weeks of regular class time.
MPS is currently offering instructional learning materials at all 20 “Stop, Grab, and Go” locations along with packaged meals for students. Learn more about this program on the MPS COVID-19 Update page. These instructional materials are filled with activities to support and enrich learning during the extended closure.
Students and families can also access a number of online resources selected by the MPS Office of Academics. Online access to websites for enrichment in reading, writing, math, science, and more for all grade levels are provided below.
Accessing the Student Toolbox
Step 2: Click ‘Log in with Google’ (Use your MPS Google login).
Students first will be asked for their Google login. Students should enter their S# followed by @milwaukee.k12.wi.us; for example, email@example.com.
Students then will be asked to enter their password. Students should enter their date of birth in the format of mm/dd/yy; for example, 03/10/05.
Step 3: Select a program and start learning!
Please see the attached letter to families regarding information about the Coronavirus.
Thank you .
Tuesday, March 24th
4 – 6 p.m.
Please see attached flyer for details. Thank you.
- Welcome Ms. Wendy Clark, Sabrina Jackson, and Caitlin Acker to the Manitoba School Community.
- The District STEM Fair is March 26th for selected winners.
- Note to 7th Grade parents: Please address their behavior and academic expectations. This year report card counts for high school acceptance.
- Coding for girls is coming!
–Mrs. Jones-Goodwin and Mr. Koeper
Thank you to all who participated in our school-wide Spelling Bee this year. It was a great success! Thank you Ms. Kennedy for all of your assistance and support with this wonderful event.
Congratulations to the Manitoba Spelling Bee Winners:
1st Place: Angel Pulido
2nd Place: William Gonzalez
3rd Place: Trinitee Johnson
The District Spelling Bee is in April. We encourage you as parents to help our children selected to study for this event.
We continue to address the need for everyone to follow MPS procedures for entering the building. Parents, you must visit the main office, sign in, and retrieve a visitor’s pass.
Please reach out to administration for assistance if you are unable to resolve an issue with the classroom teacher or if your student is having a problem.
Remember, we do not allow parents to address other students if their student is having a conflict.
Dear Manitoba Family,
As we begin the month of March, it is also the time of year that we focus on the State Forward Exam. I have reviewed the benchmark assessments from January. In the subject area of reading, we continue to see many students below target or well below target.
We are asking you, as our partners, to have your students read 20 minutes a day. We would like for you to take the time to read aloud to our younger students so that they are able to hear the fluency (word flow).
I would like to ask all of you to have a conversation with your child about appropriate language and behavior expectations. I have noticed several students in all grade levels not always modeling the Manitoba way. We appreciate your support!
***One Team, One Goal, One Manitoba***