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May 13, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF MAY 13, 2019

Cheryl O'Connor

2:04 PM (15 minutes ago)

 

to Jason, bcc: ele_all_staff

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

Week of May 6, 2019

 

ARRIVAL

 

As a reminder, morning supervision begins at 7:15 AM.  Students should not arrive before this time. Thank you!

DISMISSAL

 

Dismissal is at 2:40PM. Please be prompt in arriving to pick up children at the end of the school day. Thank you!

 

Important Notices:  

 
  1. During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton.  Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school.

  2. When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Character Challenge from Dr. Adams - Quote of the Week

"Change comes from reflection." - Genesis P-Orridge

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: **Calendar Change!

**Tuesday, May 14, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane’s

Friday, May 17, 1:00pm - ELEM Career Day

Monday, May 20, 6pm - 6th Grade Promotion at MRH MS/HS Theater

Tuesday, May 21, 8-8:45am - ELEM Learning Celebration - 5th Grade

Tuesday, May 21, 8:45-9:30am - ELEM Learning Celebration - 4th Grade

Tuesday, May 21, 9:30-10:15am - ELEM Learning Celebration - 3rd Grade

Thursday, May 23 - NEW LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - FIELD DAY

Monday, June 3 - First Day of SUMMER SCHOOL

Monday, August 12 - First Day of 2019-20 School Year

 

Visit the MRH School District Calendar online to see all upcoming MRH events.

 

MRHE PTO NEWS FLASH:

?????????????????????????????

 

Please sign up to help next year, we still need leads for a lot of our events and programs!  Thank you!

https://forms.gle/dT4TQEeaKXcGaNYt7

 

Did you know that our PTO is on Facebook? And that you can get text reminders for PTO events?  Check it out!

Find us here on Facebook:

MRH Elementary PTO Facebook Group

You can also sign up for text reminders here:

Sign up for Text Reminders

 

LATEST ELEM NEWS:

REMINDER:  Building Visitor Protocol:  With just a few more days left in the school year and many upcoming end of the year festivities planned, please be prepared to follow the Visitor Protocol below. Thank you for helping to ensure the safety of our students.

 

Visitors:

  1. Please communicate with the building office before you visit.

  2. Be prepared to state your purpose when welcomed at the main entrance of your building.

  3. If the receptionist needs to confirm your visit with someone inside the building, please be patient, as you may be asked to wait outside for a moment.

  4. Once inside, be prepared to show your ID.

 

  • Student  Pick Up:

    • You will wait in the reception area for your child to arrive at the central office, and will sign them out if necessary.

 

  • Visiting Within the Building:

    • Sign in to the visitor guest book, and get a visitor badge

    • Someone will escort you to your destination and escort you back to sign out after your visit.

 

  • Dropping something off:

    • You will be invited into the office to drop your items and then must exit the building if you do not intend to visit.

 

NEW: PTO Elections for 2019-2020

PTO will elect new officers for the 2019-2020 school year.  Over the course of Tuesday, May 21st, parents and caregivers will have a chance to vote for the officers.  Voting will be open during the Learning Celebrations that morning and will remain open until 6:00pm that night.  A ballot box will be set up and all parents and caregivers are welcome to participate.

 

NEW:  WOW Food Pantry Immediate Needs:  While many students are planning for summer break, student interns with the Weekend on Wheels Food Pantry are busy planning food supports to serve families at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Our students have been thorough and thoughtful in planning out foods needed now, so that we can begin service to WOW families as early as possible this coming fall. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

 

 

 

LEARNING CELEBRATIONS - 3rd, 4th, and 5th GRADE

During the last week of each school year each class holds a “Learning Celebration”.  The Learning Celebration allows for students and teachers to share their reflections and successes from the school year.  Family members are invited to participate in each Learning Celebration. This year the Learning Celebrations will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at the following times:

 

  • 8:00-8:45 5th Grade

  • 8:45-9:30 4th Grade

  • 9:30-10:15 3rd Grade

 

We hold the Learning Celebrations on the same day, so that families with children in multiple grades can participate in each celebration.

 

CAREER DAY - CALL FOR PRESENTERS!

MRHE CAREER DAY – May 17, 2019

          We invite parents, relatives, community and business members to participate in the MRH Elementary sponsored CAREER DAY!  We have scheduled Friday, May 17,, as the day to bring adult resources together to help our students focus on career opportunities.

 We welcome you to MRH Elementary as a “real life” resource for our students.  If you are unsure of what you can share with students, we recommend any of the following;

  • Your job title

  • Your job description

  • Please include:  How reading and math skills play an important part in your career

  • Importance of attendance at your job

  • Training and education needed for your job and other opportunities within your field

Career sharing will take place on May 17 in 3 sessions/presentations of

25 minutes each from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 When you stay for more than one session,

 it allows more students to hear about your career.

We will rotate groups of 15-20 students and one teacher through your designated “station” in 25-minute intervals.  By the time they get settled, you will have about 20 minutes to share information about what you do.  You can decide if you want to save about 5 minutes at the end of each session for them to ask you questions.  Students are always curious about salaries.  You can speak to that question in broad terms, if you like.  Do not feel obligated to divulge your personal salary. :)

Please Click Here if you can be part of this experience for the students of MRH Elementary, or  email our counselors

           mary.darst@mrhschools.net      or      lesa.thomas@mrhschools.net

 

 

6th Grade Promotion

On Monday, May 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm we will hold a celebration of your child's promotion from Elementary School to Middle School.  This event will be held in the theater of MRH Middle School and High School, which are located at 7539 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143.  Students may begin arriving between 5:30 and 5:45pm. Tickets to attend the ceremony are not needed.  A short reception will follow the promotion and will be on site with specific details shared that evening.  We look forward to celebrating with you and your child!

 

MRH Elementary 2018-2019 Yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks are for sale in the front office for $14.00.  

Make checks payable to: MRH Elementary School.

We have a limited supply - get yours while they last.

Yearbooks are for sale in the front office.

 

MRH Summer Enrichment packets were sent home March 26th in your child's backpack.

Registration with payment begins Monday, April 1st and space is limited. If you have any questions about MRH Summer Enrichment, contact Summer School Director John McCabe at 314-644-4406 or email: john.mccabe@mrhschools.net

When you fill out the registration form please use the bus route information from the links below.

Bus routes are different than during the school year.  Please pick the most convenient stop.

BUS A SCHEDULE       BUS B SCHEDULE

 

6th Grade Parents,

If you are signing up for Middle School Field Study please contact John McCabe at john.mccabe@mrhschools.net for transportation information.

 

 

MRH Parents as Teachers is continuing to enroll families in the program. PAT is a program that equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal to kindergarten entry, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. PAT is offered free of charge to families living in the MRH School District. Participants in PAT have access to yearly developmental screenings and referrals or resources as needed, receive monthly updates from our e-newsletter, can attend free monthly group connections and events, can request handouts on developmental topics, and may be able to arrange home visits with a PAT educator.

 

For more information or to enroll in the program, please email PAT Parent Educators Sara and Colleen at parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net or call 314-256-4562.


 

MRHE Garden Volunteers and Chicken Stewards Needed!

Please consider joining our community garden by becoming a garden member or chicken steward! No green thumb required! For more information on either of these stewardship programs, please email Mrs. Mathis at jessica.mathis@mrhscools.net

Ready to sign up? Click on the following links to visit our online sign up!

Garden Volunteers:  www.volunteersignup.org/3QQF3

Chicken Stewards:  www.volunteersignup.org/MXDCL

 

Peanut and Tree nut snack suggestion list

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives.

And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

 

Reporting a Student Absence:  If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the MRHE 24 hour Attendance Line at 256-7202 or email the Attendance Office at kris.ricks@mrhschools.net.  Please include the student’s name, grade and the reason for absence.  If your child is not in school, and we have not received verification of the absence from an adult guardian we will attempt to reach you by phone at the home number on file in the office.

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May 6, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE Week of May 6, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

Week of May 6, 2019

 

ARRIVAL

 

As a reminder, morning supervision begins at 7:15 AM.  Students should not arrive before this time. Thank you!

DISMISSAL

 

Dismissal is at 2:40PM. Please be prompt in arriving to pick up children at the end of the school day. Thank you!

 

Important Notices:  

 
  1. During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton.  Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school.

  2. When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Character Challenge from Dr. Adams - Quote of the Week

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."

- Zig Ziglar

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: **Calendar Change!

**Tuesday, May 14, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane’s

Friday, May 17, 1:00pm - ELEM Career Day

Monday, May 20, 6pm - 6th Grade Promotion at MRH MS/HS Theater

Tuesday, May 21, 8-8:45am - ELEM Learning Celebration - 5th Grade

Tuesday, May 21, 8:45-9:30am - ELEM Learning Celebration - 4th Grade

Tuesday, May 21, 9:30-10:15am - ELEM Learning Celebration - 3rd Grade

Thursday, May 23 - NEW LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - FIELD DAY

Monday, June 3 - First Day of SUMMER SCHOOL

Monday, August 12 - First Day of 2019-20 School Year

 

Visit the MRH School District Calendar online to see all upcoming MRH events.

 

MRHE PTO NEWS FLASH:

?????????????????????????????

 

Please sign up to help next year, we still need leads for a lot of our events and programs!  Thank you!

https://forms.gle/dT4TQEeaKXcGaNYt7

 

Did you know that our PTO is on Facebook? And that you can get text reminders for PTO events?  Check it out!

Find us here on Facebook:

MRH Elementary PTO Facebook Group

You can also sign up for text reminders here:

Sign up for Text Reminders

 

LATEST ELEM NEWS:

NEW:  WOW Food Pantry Immediate Needs:  While many students are planning for summer break, student interns with the Weekend on Wheels Food Pantry are busy planning food supports to serve families at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Our students have been thorough and thoughtful in planning out foods needed now, so that we can begin service to WOW families as early as possible this coming fall. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

 

LEARNING CELEBRATIONS - 3rd, 4th, and 5th GRADE

During the last week of each school year each class holds a “Learning Celebration”.  The Learning Celebration allows for students and teachers to share their reflections and successes from the school year.  Family members are invited to participate in each Learning Celebration. This year the Learning Celebrations will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at the following times:

 

  • 8:00-8:45 5th Grade

  • 8:45-9:30 4th Grade

  • 9:30-10:15 3rd Grade

We hold the Learning Celebrations on the same day, so that families with children in multiple grades can participate in each celebration.

 

CAREER DAY - CALL FOR PRESENTERS!

MRHE CAREER DAY – May 17, 2019

          We invite parents, relatives, community and business members to participate in the MRH Elementary sponsored CAREER DAY!  We have scheduled Friday, May 17,, as the day to bring adult resources together to help our students focus on career opportunities.

 We welcome you to MRH Elementary as a “real life” resource for our students.  If you are unsure of what you can share with students, we recommend any of the following;

  • Your job title

  • Your job description

  • Please include:  How reading and math skills play an important part in your career

  • Importance of attendance at your job

  • Training and education needed for your job and other opportunities within your field

Career sharing will take place on May 17 in 3 sessions/presentations of

25 minutes each from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 When you stay for more than one session,

 it allows more students to hear about your career.

We will rotate groups of 15-20 students and one teacher through your designated “station” in 25-minute intervals.  By the time they get settled, you will have about 20 minutes to share information about what you do.  You can decide if you want to save about 5 minutes at the end of each session for them to ask you questions.  Students are always curious about salaries.  You can speak to that question in broad terms, if you like.  Do not feel obligated to divulge your personal salary. :)

Please Click Here if you can be part of this experience for the students of MRH Elementary, or  email our counselors

           mary.darst@mrhschools.net      or      lesa.thomas@mrhschools.net

 

 

6th Grade Promotion

On Monday, May 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm we will hold a celebration of your child's promotion from Elementary School to Middle School.  This event will be held in the theater of MRH Middle School and High School, which are located at 7539 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143.  Students may begin arriving between 5:30 and 5:45pm. Tickets to attend the ceremony are not needed.  A short reception will follow the promotion and will be on site with specific details shared that evening.  We look forward to celebrating with you and your child!

 

MRH Elementary 2018-2019 Yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks are for sale in the front office for $14.00.  

Make checks payable to: MRH Elementary School.

We have a limited supply - get yours while they last.

Yearbooks are for sale in the front office.

 

MRH Summer Enrichment packets were sent home March 26th in your child's backpack.

Registration with payment begins Monday, April 1st and space is limited. If you have any questions about MRH Summer Enrichment, contact Summer School Director John McCabe at 314-644-4406 or email: john.mccabe@mrhschools.net

When you fill out the registration form please use the bus route information from the links below.

Bus routes are different than during the school year.  Please pick the most convenient stop.

BUS A SCHEDULE       BUS B SCHEDULE

 

6th Grade Parents,

If you are signing up for Middle School Field Study please contact John McCabe at john.mccabe@mrhschools.net for transportation information.

 

 

MRH Parents as Teachers is continuing to enroll families in the program. PAT is a program that equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal to kindergarten entry, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. PAT is offered free of charge to families living in the MRH School District. Participants in PAT have access to yearly developmental screenings and referrals or resources as needed, receive monthly updates from our e-newsletter, can attend free monthly group connections and events, can request handouts on developmental topics, and may be able to arrange home visits with a PAT educator.

 

For more information or to enroll in the program, please email PAT Parent Educators Sara and Colleen at parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net or call 314-256-4562.


 

MRHE Garden Volunteers and Chicken Stewards Needed!

Please consider joining our community garden by becoming a garden member or chicken steward! No green thumb required! For more information on either of these stewardship programs, please email Mrs. Mathis at jessica.mathis@mrhscools.net

Ready to sign up? Click on the following links to visit our online sign up!

Garden Volunteers:  www.volunteersignup.org/3QQF3

Chicken Stewards:  www.volunteersignup.org/MXDCL

 

Peanut and Tree nut snack suggestion list

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives.

And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

 

Reporting a Student Absence:  If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the MRHE 24 hour Attendance Line at 256-7202 or email the Attendance Office at kris.ricks@mrhschools.net.  Please include the student’s name, grade and the reason for absence.  If your child is not in school, and we have not received verification of the absence from an adult guardian we will attempt to reach you by phone at the home number on file in the office.

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April 15, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE Week of April 15, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

Week of April 15, 2019

 

ARRIVAL

 

As a reminder, morning supervision begins at 7:15 AM.  Students should not arrive before this time. Thank you!

DISMISSAL

 

Dismissal is at 2:40PM. Please be prompt in arriving to pick up children at the end of the school day. Thank you!

 

Important Notices:  

 
  1. During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton.  Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school.

  2. When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Character Challenge from Dr. Adams - Quote of the Week

"None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: **Calendar Change!

Friday, April 19 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 23 - Thursday, May 2 - Thursday, May 1 - MAP TESTING WINDOW

Friday, April 26, 6-8:00pm - PTO Family Fun Night

Thursday, May 2, 6-7:00pm - New 3rd Grade Family Orientation Night

**Friday, May 3 - Regular School Day! (No longer a PD day)

Tuesday, May 7, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane’s

Friday, May 17, 1:00pm - ELEM Career Day

Monday, May 20, 6pm - 6th Grade Promotion at MRH MS/HS Auditorium

Tuesday, May 21, 8-11:00am - ELEM Celebrations of Learning

**Thursday, May 23 - NEW LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - FIELD DAY

Monday, June 3 - First Day of SUMMER SCHOOL

Monday, August 12 - First Day of 2019-20 School Year

 

Visit the MRH School District Calendar online to see all upcoming MRH events.

 

MRHE PTO NEWS FLASH:

?????????????????????????????

 

Did you know that our PTO is on Facebook? And that you can get text reminders for PTO events?  Check it out!

Find us here on Facebook:

MRH Elementary PTO Facebook Group

You can also sign up for text reminders here:

Sign up for Text Reminders

 

LATEST ELEM NEWS:

Earth Appreciation Spirit Week

To bring attention to sustainable living and develop a greater appreciation of our Earth, students at MRHE created an Earth Appreciation Week. Each spirit day also comes with a daily challenge (i.e. bring in plastic bags) so that we learn practical ways to take care of the Earth. It will begin on April 15th and culminate the following week with our celebration of Earth day on Monday, April 22nd and the start of MAP testing, which begins April 23rd.

Monday, April 15th

“Ice, Ice Baby”

Wear your favorite winter hat to raise awareness about global warming’s impact on sea ice

Today’s Challenge: Bike, carpool, walk or take a bus to reduce CO2 emissions today! (Did you know transportation produces about 30% of all U.S. global warming emissions?)

 

Tuesday, April 16th

“Flower Power”

Wear floral attire to represent your love for bees, our beloved pollinators

Today’s Challenge: Get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty!

 

Wednesday, April 17th

‘’Be Bright and Turn out the Lights‘’

Wear neon colors and spread the word to conserve energy by turning off electronics & lights

Today’s Challenge: Turn off lights when not needed today.

 

Thursday, April 18th

“Eat. Sleep. Recycle.”

Reduce, reuse and recycle while wearing your favorite PJs

Today’s Challenge: Bring in plastic bags & batteries to recycle. You’ll earn class points!

 

Monday, April 22nd

‘‘Earth Day: Join the Fight and Do What’s Right’’

Dress like Mother Earth herself by wearing blue & green OR by dressing up like someone who helped the Earth

Today’s Challenge: Put into practice as many things as you can today to love the Earth!

 

SCIENCE FAIR ON DISPLAY AT ELEM:  Our science fair projects will be on display in the upstairs hallway outside the music room until Thursday, April 18th.  Thank you to all who participated!

 

COMMUNITY-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING

The MRH school district will be used as a demographic source for a study through Washington University of St. Louis.

The overarching problem for the study is “How does community-wide gentrification impact an urban school district and those families within its confines.”  Please consider completing the survey at the link below:

 

https://forms.gle/RNUANccYGVBkNPPY6

 

Title I Parent Survey

 

As part of our annual review of Title I services we conduct a parent survey.  Please take a moment to complete the survey at this link:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3L2362V

 

 

 

MRH Summer Enrichment packets were sent home March 26th in your child's backpack.

Registration with payment begins Monday, April 1st and space is limited. If you have any questions about MRH Summer Enrichment, contact Summer School Director John McCabe at 314-644-4406 or email: john.mccabe@mrhschools.net

When you fill out the registration form please use the bus route information from the links below.

Bus routes are different than during the school year.  Please pick the most convenient stop.

BUS A SCHEDULE       BUS B SCHEDULE

 

6th Grade Parents,

If you are signing up for Middle School Field Study please contact John McCabe at john.mccabe@mrhschools.net for transportation information.

 

 

 

MRH Parents as Teachers is continuing to enroll families in the program. PAT is a program that equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal to kindergarten entry, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. PAT is offered free of charge to families living in the MRH School District. Participants in PAT have access to yearly developmental screenings and referrals or resources as needed, receive monthly updates from our e-newsletter, can attend free monthly group connections and events, can request handouts on developmental topics, and may be able to arrange home visits with a PAT educator.

 

For more information or to enroll in the program, please email PAT Parent Educators Sara and Colleen at parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net or call 314-256-4562.


 

MRHE Garden Volunteers and Chicken Stewards Needed!

Please consider joining our community garden by becoming a garden member or chicken steward! No green thumb required! For more information on either of these stewardship programs, please email Mrs. Mathis at jessica.mathis@mrhscools.net

Ready to sign up? Click on the following links to visit our online sign up!

Garden Volunteers:  www.volunteersignup.org/3QQF3

Chicken Stewards:  www.volunteersignup.org/MXDCL

 

Peanut and Tree nut snack suggestion list

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives.

And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

 

Reporting a Student Absence:  If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the MRHE 24 hour Attendance Line at 256-7202 or email the Attendance Office at kris.ricks@mrhschools.net.  Please include the student’s name, grade and the reason for absence.  If your child is not in school, and we have not received verification of the absence from an adult guardian we will attempt to reach you by phone at the home number on file in the office.

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April 8, 2019

MRH ECC Parent Update, April 8, 2019

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

Week of April 8, 2019

 

ARRIVAL

 

As a reminder, morning supervision begins at 7:15 AM.  Students should not arrive before this time. Thank you!

DISMISSAL

 

Dismissal is at 2:40PM. Please be prompt in arriving to pick up children at the end of the school day. Thank you!

 

Important Notices:  

 
  1. During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton.  Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school.

  2. When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Character Challenge from Dr. Adams - Quote of the Week

"There is always, always, always something to be thankful for." - Unknown

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: **Calendar Change!

Saturday, April 6 10am-12pm - MRH District-wide Open House

Friday, April 19 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 23 - Thursday, May 2 - Thursday, May 1 - MAP TESTING WINDOW

Friday, April 26, 6-8:00pm - PTO Family Fun Night

Thursday, May 2, 6-7:00pm - New 3rd Grade Family Orientation Night

**Friday, May 3 - Regular School Day! (No longer a PD day)

Tuesday, May 7, 5-8:00pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane’s

Friday, May 17, 1:00pm - ELEM Career Day

Monday, May 20, 6pm - 6th Grade Promotion at MRH MS/HS Auditorium

Tuesday, May 21, 8-11:00am - ELEM Celebrations of Learning

**Thursday, May 23 - NEW LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - FIELD DAY

Monday, June 3 - First Day of SUMMER SCHOOL

Monday, August 12 - First Day of 2019-20 School Year

 

Visit the MRH School District Calendar online to see all upcoming MRH events.

 

MRHE PTO NEWS FLASH:

?????????????????????????????

 

Did you know that our PTO is on Facebook? And that you can get text reminders for PTO events?  Check it out!

Find us here on Facebook:

MRH Elementary PTO Facebook Group

You can also sign up for text reminders here:

Sign up for Text Reminders

 

LATEST ELEM NEWS:

NEW:  Earth Appreciation Spirit Week

To bring attention to sustainable living and develop a greater appreciation of our Earth, students at MRHE created an Earth Appreciation Week. Each spirit day also comes with a daily challenge (i.e. bring in plastic bags) so that we learn practical ways to take care of the Earth. It will begin on April 15th and culminate the following week with our celebration of Earth day on Monday, April 22nd and the start of MAP testing, which begins April 23rd.

Monday, April 15th

“Ice, Ice Baby”

Wear your favorite winter hat to raise awareness about global warming’s impact on sea ice

Today’s Challenge: Bike, carpool, walk or take a bus to reduce CO2 emissions today! (Did you know transportation produces about 30% of all U.S. global warming emissions?)

 

Tuesday, April 16th

“Flower Power”

Wear floral attire to represent your love for bees, our beloved pollinators

Today’s Challenge: Get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty!

 

Wednesday, April 17th

‘’Be Bright and Turn out the Lights‘’

Wear neon colors and spread the word to conserve energy by turning off electronics & lights

Today’s Challenge: Turn off lights when not needed today.

 

Thursday, April 18th

“Eat. Sleep. Recycle.”

Reduce, reuse and recycle while wearing your favorite PJs

Today’s Challenge: Bring in plastic bags & batteries to recycle. You’ll earn class points!

 

Monday, April 22nd

‘‘Earth Day: Join the Fight and Do What’s Right’’

Dress like Mother Earth herself by wearing blue & green OR by dressing up like someone who helped the Earth

Today’s Challenge: Put into practice as many things as you can today to love the Earth!

 

NEW:  SCIENCE FAIR ON DISPLAY AT ELEM:  Our science fair projects will be on display in the upstairs hallway outside the music room until Thursday, April 18th.  Thank you to all who participated!

 

NEW:  COMMUNITY-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING

The MRH school district will be used as a demographic source for a study through Washington University of St. Louis.

The overarching problem for the study is “How does community-wide gentrification impact an urban school district and those families within its confines.”  Please consider completing the survey at the link below:

 

https://forms.gle/RNUANccYGVBkNPPY6

 

NEW: Title I Parent Survey

 

As part of our annual review of Title I services we conduct a parent survey.  Please take a moment to complete the survey at this link:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3L2362V

 

 

MRH Summer Enrichment packets were sent home March 26th in your child's backpack.

Registration with payment begins Monday, April 1st and space is limited. If you have any questions about MRH Summer Enrichment, contact Summer School Director John McCabe at 314-644-4406 or email: john.mccabe@mrhschools.net

When you fill out the registration form please use the bus route information from the links below.

Bus routes are different than during the school year.  Please pick the most convenient stop.

BUS A SCHEDULE       BUS B SCHEDULE

 

6th Grade Parents,

If you are signing up for Middle School Field Study please contact John McCabe at john.mccabe@mrhschools.net for transportation information.

 

 

 

MRH Parents as Teachers is continuing to enroll families in the program. PAT is a program that equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal to kindergarten entry, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. PAT is offered free of charge to families living in the MRH School District. Participants in PAT have access to yearly developmental screenings and referrals or resources as needed, receive monthly updates from our e-newsletter, can attend free monthly group connections and events, can request handouts on developmental topics, and may be able to arrange home visits with a PAT educator.

 

For more information or to enroll in the program, please email PAT Parent Educators Sara and Colleen at parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net or call 314-256-4562.


 

MRHE Garden Volunteers and Chicken Stewards Needed!

Please consider joining our community garden by becoming a garden member or chicken steward! No green thumb required! For more information on either of these stewardship programs, please email Mrs. Mathis at jessica.mathis@mrhscools.net

Ready to sign up? Click on the following links to visit our online sign up!

Garden Volunteers:  www.volunteersignup.org/3QQF3

Chicken Stewards:  www.volunteersignup.org/MXDCL

 

Peanut and Tree nut snack suggestion list

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. Click here for a list of ideas and information regarding peanut free alternatives.

And as always, all food items must be accompanied by a complete ingredients list and prescreened by Nurse Kathryn for any allergies or sensitivities.

 

Reporting a Student Absence:  If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the MRHE 24 hour Attendance Line at 256-7202 or email the Attendance Office at kris.ricks@mrhschools.net.  Please include the student’s name, grade and the reason for absence.  If your child is not in school, and we have not received verification of the absence from an adult guardian we will attempt to reach you by phone at the home number on file in the office.

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