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August 4, 2017

Back to School Letter to Parents; 2017-18

MRHE Families,
Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 school year. We hope the summer was an enjoyable time for you and your family. Each start of school brings changes for the year ahead. Please take a moment to read through a few of these changes in preparation for the start of the school year.
Second Grade: This year second grade students will remain at the Early Childhood Center. By doing so, this will reduce the overcrowding at the Elementary School. As a result, many Elementary teachers have moved grade-levels and many classroom spaces have moved as well.

Early Release Days – NOW Tuesdays: As a district, all early release days are changing from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. The dates for these early release days are:
Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 7
Tuesday, December 5
Tuesday, January 30
Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, May 8

Arrival Procedures: Beginning this year, all students in grades 3-6 will go directly to their classroom for breakfast instead of congregating in the gym. Supervision will be available at 7:15 am and school will begin at 7:30 am. However, for the first few days of school, students should report to the gym and teachers will explain the routines and procedures for the rest of the year.

Please Welcome New Staff:
Meghan Boyer, Assistant Principal
Lisa Weaver, Supplemental Math (returning from MRH Middle School)
Katie Nolen, 5th Grade
Taylor Seaman, Special Education
Jessica Mathis, Seed to Table
Stephanie Garcia, Speech and Language Pathologist
Hannah Church, Reading Teaching Assistant
Sandy Chaidez, Reading Teaching Assistant
Marcey Guthrie, Special Education Teaching Assistant
Beth Kincaid, Special Education Teaching Assistant

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, August 19, New Family BBQ, 11:00am – 1:00pm @ Boulder Park
Monday, August 21, Back to School Social. Drop by anytime between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
Wednesday, August 23, First Day of School.  School begins at 7:30 am. Supervision available at 7:15 am.
As we begin the new school year, I look forward to seeing each of you at our “Back to School” events. The weekly newsletter, The MRHE Family Update, will begin Friday, August 18th .

If you are new to MRHE, welcome to a wonderful learning community!
Respectfully,
Jason Adams

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January 19, 2017

Weekly Update January 17, 2017

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

Week of January 16, 2017

Important Notices:   

  • 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!
  • During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton.  
  • 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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Monday, January 16 - NO SCHOOL - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, January 27, 6-7:30pm - Chili Cook-Off* (See below)
  • Wednesday, February 1 - Early Release Day Dismissal - ELEM Dismisses at 12:50 pm
  • Tuesday, February 7, 7:30am & 6-7pm - 5th Grade Music Program* (See the PTO Bulletin)
  • Wednesday, February 8  - MRHE Dairy Queen Family Fun Night
  • Wednesday, February 15 - ELEM and ECC Parent Math Night
  • Monday, February 20 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development for Teachers
  • Thursday, February 23, 6-7pm - E4 Parent Night
  • Saturday, February 25, 8-11am - PJ’s and Pancake Breakfast
  • Tuesday, February 28, 6-8pm - Elementary Spring Exhibit Openings* (See the PTO Bulletin)

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

 

MRHE PTO BULLETIN: The MRHE PTO Needs You! Please see below opportunities for you to support the PTO.

  • If you are interested in volunteering at the upcoming Chili Cook-Off on January 27th, please email Cheryl O’Connor at cheryl.oconnor@mrhschools.net We also need dessert items for this evening.
  • The MRHE PTO plans to sell baked items at the upcoming 4th and 5th grade concerts.  If you can provide a dessert, please contact Cindy Crader at cittagroup@aol.com
  • In addition, if you can contribute to the small hors d’oeuvre offerings for the Spring Exhibit Opening, please contact Dara Gustin at daragustin@sbcglobal.net

LATEST ELEM NEWS:

NEW!:  K-6 PARENT MATH NIGHT 2017

MRH ECC & MRHE present Parent Math Night: What's going on in my student's math classroom? ..with Guest Speaker Cheryl Carmon from MRH HIgh School on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00-7:00 p.m. at MRH Elementary School. There will be break-out sessions, videos, math strategies and games.

We welcome all ECC & MRHE parents to join our math educators for an hour of seeing, hearing, and experiencing what students do each day in their math classrooms!  Learn specifics about the math workshop model, the strategies and games students are learning at different grade-levels, and ask our math educators your questions!

Childcare available with RSVP to 314-644-4403 or directly from the link below:

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MRH Youth Sports Baseball and softball registration for current kindergarten-8th grade boys and girls will be from February 1-14, 2017.  Registration can be completed online atwww.mrhys.org

The season practices start in late March and the games end by July 1.  Practices are on weeknights that work for the coach (TBD) and games are typically on Saturdays and Sundays.  Space is limited, so register early! More information will be presented at the MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House at 6:30pm  January 18, 2017 at MRH Elementary School Cafeteria. Additional information to your FAQ can be found on the website at www.mrhys.org. Financial aid is available!   

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CHILI COOK-OFF

MRHE Chili Cook-Off will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. MRHE PTO needs your help to make it a success! Proceeds will benefit the PTO

$5.00 per person for a Chili Meal

$5.00 per person for a Tasting Ticket (One Tasting Ticket includes all chili tasting)

Please complete this form and return to school OR emailcheryl.oconnor@mrhschools.net if you can help with the following:

__ I will enter my chili in the cook-off

You will be responsible for serving your chili.  Creative presentation will be rewarded with praise and kudos.  Please bring serving utensils.  Outlets for crock pots, tasting bowls and single serving spoons will be provided.

__ I will bring individually wrapped desserts

__ I will volunteer at the chili cook-off from:

___ 4:30 – 5:30(set up)            ___ 6:00 – 7:00           ___ 7:00 – 8:00 (clean up)

 

Your Name: _________________________________________

Student’s Name: _____________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________

 

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Reminders

  • Dress for the Weather - Wear Your Coat: Whenever possible, MRH Elementary students will go outside for recess. Our policy for determining outdoor recess is a temperature (including wind chill) of 25 degrees or above.  Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather with coat, gloves, hat and scarf.
  • MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House: MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House, January 18, 6:30 PM @ Elementary School Cafeteria: Meet the youth sports board and find out about what they're trying to do to make your child's experience better. Topics include: Registration, Child Safety, Coaching, and how you can get involved. There will also be time to ask any questions you have about any of the programs and processes that exist.
  • 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 atkris.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.
  • Friendly Reminder: Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

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January 9, 2017

Weekly Update January 9, 2017

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

Week of January 9, 2017

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:  

  • During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton.  
  • 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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Tuesday, January 10, 6-7pm - PTO Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 11  - MRHE Dairy Queen Family Fun Night
  • Monday, January 16 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Friday, January 27, 6-7:30pm - Chili Cook-Off
  • Wednesday, February 1 - Early Release Day Dismissal - ELEM Dismisses at 12:50 pm
  • Tuesday, February 7, 7:30am & 6-7pm - 5th Grade Music Program
  • Wednesday, February 8  - MRHE Dairy Queen Family Fun Night
  • Wednesday, February 15 - ELEM and ECC Parent Math Night
  • Monday, February 20 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development for Teachers
  • Thursday, February 23, 6-7pm - E4 Parent Night
  • Saturday, February 25, 8-11am - PJ’s and Pancake Breakfast
  • Tuesday, February 28, 6-8pm - Elementary Spring Exhibit Openings

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

 

MRHE PTO BULLETIN

  • If you are interested in volunteering at the upcoming Chili Cook-Off on January 27th, please email Cheryl O’Connor at cheryl.oconnor@mrhschools.ney
  • Next PTO Meeting - Tuesday, January 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm

 

 

LATEST ELEM NEWS:

NEW!:  MRH Youth Sports Baseball and softball registration for current kindergarten-8th grade boys and girls will be from February 1-14, 2017.  Registration can be completed online atwww.mrhys.org

The season practices start in late March and the games end by July 1.  Practices are on weeknights that work for the coach (TBD) and games are typically on Saturdays and Sundays.  Space is limited, so register early! More information will be presented at the MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House at 6:30pm  January 18, 2017 at MRH Elementary School Cafeteria. Additional information to your FAQ can be found on the website at www.mrhys.org. Financial aid is available!

 

NEW!:  CHILI COOK-OFF

  • MRHE Chili Cook-Off
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • MRHE PTO needs your help to make it a success!
  • Proceeds will benefit the PTO
  • $5.00 per person for a Chili Meal
  • $5.00 per person for a Tasting Ticket (One Tasting Ticket includes all chili tasting)

 

Dress for the Weather - Wear Your Coat: Whenever possible, MRH Elementary students will go outside for recess. Our policy for determining outdoor recess is a temperature (including wind chill) of 25 degrees or above.  Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather with coat, gloves, hat and scarf.

 

MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House:

MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House, January 18, 6:30 PM @ Elementary School Cafeteria: Meet the youth sports board and find out about what they're trying to do to make your child's experience better. Topics include: Registration, Child Safety, Coaching, and how you can get involved.  

There will also be time to ask any questions you have about any of the programs and processes that exist.

 

MRH ECC & MRHE present:

Parent Math Night: What's going on in your student's math classroom?

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • 6:00-7:00pm
  • MRH Elementary School
  • We welcome all ECC & MRHE parents to join our math educators for an hour of seeing, hearing, and experiencing what your student does each day in his/her math classroom!  Childcare available with RSVP to 314-644-4403 or cheryl.oconnor@mrhschools.net.

 

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 atkris.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.

 

Friendly Reminder: Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

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December 19, 2016

Weekly Update December 19, 2016

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE

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:  

During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton. 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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, December 21, 1:15-2:15pm - ELEM Winter Parties*** See Below

December 22, 2016-January 2, 2017 - Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3 - School Resumes

Tuesday, January 10, 6-7pm - PTO Meeting

Wednesday, January 11  - MRHE Dairy Queen Family Fun Night

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MRHE PTO BULLETIN

Winter Parties

Winter Party Day is nearing and your help is needed!  A snack, a simple craft, and game have been planned for your student's grade level -- all supplies have been purchased and will be ready to go. The hard work is done!!!  Now, we need your help to make sure that your child's class can enjoy this very fun afternoon.  We need a few volunteers (parents, grandparents, etc) from each classroom who can attend the party and make sure all these things run smoothly.  No planning necessary!  Just handing out supplies, helping the students, cleaning up, etc.  If you could be in your child's pod by 1:00 on Wednesday December 21st to help with distributing the supplies, we would love your help!  A list of instructions will be provided to help you know the party plan.

A huge thank you to Helen Petty  for planning this entire-school event!  Please email Helen at HDP409@hotmail.com or Stacy Dick (stacydx@hotmail.com) to let us know if you're available (along with your teacher's name) or if you have any questions.

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LATEST ELEM NEWS:

NEW!:  Dress for the Weather - Wear Your Coat: Whenever possible, MRH Elementary students will go outside for recess. Our policy for determining outdoor recess is a temperature (including wind chill) of 25 degrees or above.  Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather with coat, gloves, hat and scarf.

NEW!:  MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House:

MRH Youth Sports Parent Open House, January 18, 6:30 PM @ Elementary School Cafeteria: Meet the youth sports board and find out about what they're trying to do to make your child's experience better. Topics include: Registration, Child Safety, Coaching, and how you can get involved.  

There will also be time to ask any questions you have about any of the programs and processes that exist.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

MRH ECC & MRHE present Parent Math Night

What's going on in your student's math classroom?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:00-7:00pm

MRH Elementary School

We welcome all ECC & MRHE parents to join our math educators for an hour of seeing, hearing, and experiencing what your student does each day in his/her math classroom!  Childcare available with RSVP to 314-644-4403 or cheryl.oconnor@mrhschools.net.

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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 atkris.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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Friendly Reminder: Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.
 

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