The art teachers at Millbury Street Elementary School have started the Square-One Art fundraiser! Like last year, we are offering this as a take-home option as well. We have ordered more paper from Square-One to give parents and students the option of creating a project at home. Each child could do his or her own, you could create one as a family or whatever you want! I will be offering the paper to the students with a 2 piece limit. IF YOU NEED MORE PAPER PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send more home, but we want the parents deciding this option. The finished art needs to be flat. It also needs to fit inside the square on the paper. Please fill out the top with your child’s name and homeroom teachers name on it.
It can be anything you like, however, we do instruct the children not to create art with team logos due to copyright issues. Please have the artwork returned to me (Tucker, room 23) by Friday, February 15th (the day before February vacation). The packets will go home with the regular packets that they did in the art room. It will be the same procedure for ordering. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
Thank you, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Kackley and Ms. Runne
February 11th - February 15th is MSES SPIRIT WEEK!!!
Monday - Crazy Hair/Hat Day
Tuesday - Sports Day
Wednesday - Fashion Disaster/Mismatch Day
Thursday - Career Day
Friday - Grade Color Day - purple (6th grade), blue (5th grade), red (4th grade), orange (3rd grade), purple (2nd grade)
News from the Nurse’s Office
Sharon Iaquinta, RN firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Mossey, RN email@example.com
SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING HEALTH SCREENINGS:
The following screenings will be performed by the school nurses on the dates listed below. Please call during school hours if you have any questions about the screenings.
Grade 2: Vision & Hearing Screening – week of January 22nd – 25th, 2019
Grade 3: Vision & Hearing Screening – week of January 28th – February 1st, 2019
Grade 4: Vision & BMI screening – week of February 4th - 8th, 2019
Grade 5: Postural Screening & Vision Screening – week of January 7th – 10th, 2019 (notice sent home for postural screening 12/5/2018)
Grade 6: Postural Screening – week of January 14th – 18th, 2019 (notice sent home 12/12/2018)
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:
Grade 4: Fourth grade physical exams are due to the nurse’s office by December 21st, 2018, as required by Massachusetts State Law.
Grade 6: Before entering Grade 7, students are required by Massachusetts State Law to meet the following vaccine and physical exam requirements:
Please submit this documentation to the school nurse as soon as possible. If you need to schedule an appointment for a physical, it would be best to call now since routine physicals are often scheduled months in advance.
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY SICK CHILD HOME?
This is the time of year when we see an increase in sickness throughout the school. From the common cold to the flu, strep throat, pneumonia, and the stomach bug; these illnesses spread more easily in the close confinement of the classroom. In order to prevent the spread of these common illnesses, and protect those students and their family members who may have weakened immune systems, please keep the following in mind before sending your child to school:
Fever: A fever can be a common symptom of a virus or bacterial infection. Children are likely to be contagious to others when they have a fever. If your child has a fever of 100.4 or greater, they must be fever free for 24 hours after their last dose of fever-reducing medication, before returning to school.
Vomiting/Diarrhea: If your child vomits or has diarrhea during the night or before school in the morning, please keep them home!! They must stay home and be symptom-free for 24 hours after the last episode before returning to school.
Cough: It is common for a mild hacking cough to start after the first few days of a common cold. If your child has a mild cough, no fever, and otherwise feeling well, they should be fine at school. If cough persists and becomes severe, with or without a fever, have your child checked by their medical provider, as a severe cough may be a sign of pneumonia or bronchitis.
Sore Throat: If your child has a mild sore throat, no fever and is otherwise feeling well, they are fine to attend school. A more significant sore throat may be strep throat, a contagious illness. Other symptoms include fever, white spots in the back of the throat, headache and upset stomach. Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. If you suspect your child may have strep throat, have them checked by their medical provider. A child diagnosed with strep throat is no longer contagious and can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been started.
You know your child better than anyone. If they are displaying symptoms that are concerning to you, consult with their medical provider. If you are unsure whether to send your child to school, consult with their medical provider or contact the school nurses. Good hand washing is encouraged to keep everyone at MSES healthy!!!!
Medication Order/Consent Forms:If your child requires medication to be administered during school hours, a written authorization form needs to be completed by both the Parent and the pediatrician. A medication consent form may be requested from the Health Office. Please do not send students to school with medication in their backpack. All medication must be dropped off by a parent or guardian to the He
Millbury Street Elementary School participates in Save for America, the School Savings Program, sponsored by Homefield Credit Union. The voluntary program gives students the opportunity to open and maintain a savings account while at school. Students will learn the principles of saving, how to manage money and the importance of investing money for a return. The Homefield Credit Union will begin new accounts with a $5.00 balance. Students with new or existing accounts will be allowed to make deposits to their accounts on Wednesday mornings each week. Accounts from both North and South Grafton Elementary will be transferred to Millbury Street Elementary School.
Jan 2 - School is back in Session
Jan 8 - School Committee Mtg 7 pm
Jan 10 - School Advisory Council 3:10 pm
Jan 12 - Grafton Night at the Worcester Railers
Jan 15 - SG-PTO Mtg 7 pm @ MSES Library
Jan 17 - SEPAC 6 pm @ MSES Computer Lab
Jan 18 - SG-PTO Movie Night
Jan 21 - No School
Jan 22 - School Committee 7 pm
Jan 29 - Half Day Dismissal @ 11:25 am
Spring 2019 MCAS Testing Schedule
Click HERE to read the MSES School Improvement Plan. The school office is open from 7:45 am – 3:45 pm. Please know that we are here to help. If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, do not hesitate to contact us.
MSES staff and students can nominate a school community member for a CARES certificate when they have witnessed a deliberate act that exemplifies the core values of Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-control. Dr. Coakley or Mrs. Stocklin presents the certificate to the nominated student in their classroom so everyone can show appreciation for their kind act.
Lunch menus are no longer being printed for every student. It can be accessed from the web page under Food Services. Families who are in need of a hard copy can request one through their child’s teacher. Free and Reduced lunch forms are available in hard copy from the school office or online.
Friendly Reminder! Student Morning Drop Off
Please do not drop children off at the school’s main entrance in the morning. Only buses may use this drive. If your child is being dropped off in the morning please pull into the main parking lot and drop your child off curbside at the side entrance to the building. Please try to have your child hop out of the car on the sidewalk and avoid pulling out from the curb and passing cars that children are exiting. Children may begin to enter the building at 8:10 AM. The instructional day begins at 8:25 AM. Any child arriving after that time is tardy and must check into to the office with the adult dropping them off. Thank you for your help!
Reminder - Walking to School Wednesdays now until December and MSES Spirit Wear Days are held the last Friday of every month!