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April 8, 2019

MRH ECC Parent Update, April 8, 2019


Week of April 8, 2019




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



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


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.





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



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!



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:


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:



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:

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.



6th Grade Parents,

If you are signing up for Middle School Field Study please contact John McCabe at 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 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

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

Garden Volunteers:

Chicken Stewards:


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  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.