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Mayflower Mill

Elementary

January 2018

NEWSLETTER

Happy New Year & Welcome to 2018!! We are very excited to welcome everyone back to school as we begin our 3rd 9 weeks. We hope everyone enjoyed a safe Winter Break. Please continue to support your child as we head into the second semester of fun filled learning. Don't forget, if you ever have any questions please call us at (765)538-3875.

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SCHOOL IS IN SESSION

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY. 

 Absences will only be excused if seen by the doctor.

4-H ENROLLMENT 

Any student interested in enrolling in 4-H for the 2018 calendar year can do so now! Enrollment will remain open through January 15th, 2018. Registration can be completed online through the 4-H website. You will also find step by step directions for registering on this website. Youth Members are individuals enrolled in Grades K-12 as of October 1, 2017. 4-H members are youth enrolled in Grades 3-12. Mini 4-H members are youth enrolled in Grades K–2. 

YEARBOOK COVERS

Congratulations to Diego Morales and Carlie Woods! Their drawings were chosen to be the covers of our 2017-2018 yearbook. Carlie's design will be featured on the front cover and Diego's will be on the back. Yearbook order forms will be coming home soon!

COLD WEATHER

Please make sure your child is prepared to go outside with a coat, hat and gloves for recess unless the temperature is less than 20 degrees. All students are required to go to recess each day unless they have a note from the doctor. If your child needs a coat, hat or gloves please contact us. We have several donated items we could give to them.

SCHOOL DELAYS AND BUS SCHEDULE

With winter weather approaching, the possibility of a 2 hour delay increases. If the delay is 2 hours, school will begin at 10:50am. Students should not come to school before 10:50am. If your child rides a bus, the pick-up time will be delayed by 2 hours. For example, if your child's bus comes at 8:35 on a normal day, it will arrive at 10:35 on a day we have a 2 hour delay.On 2 hour delay days, we will not serve breakfast. Our lunch will begin serving at 11:15, our regular time for Kindergarten. We again encourage everyone to register for the text message alerts. It is the most convenient notification concerning delays, closings and other events at Mayflower Mill Elementary. The TSC web page is also a fast way to learn about school delays and closings.

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TEXT ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS
Please do not forget to sign up for text alerts and notifications so you can be notified of a delay or cancellation. TSC recently sent a test alert to parents. If you are correctly signed up then you would have received this alert. If you believe you signed up and did not receive the test alert on October 24th please login to check your settings. 

 

Parents/guardians must have an active PowerSchool Parent Portal account with a valid email address in order to sign in to the website. To sign in for the first time, parents/guardians will click the "Forgot Username or Password" option on the website login page, then enter the email address that is associated with their PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Parents/guardians will then be able to reset the password for their website account, then add a cell phone number and register for SMS (text) alerts.


TSC students and staff will sign in to the website with their TSC username and password. Step by Step directions can be found on the TSC website. Please contact the TSC Technology Department with any questions regarding this process by email or by phone at 765-269-8060.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP 2018

Kindergarten Round Up has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th. Please save the date and notify anyone who has a child that will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 to contact us as soon as possible by calling the office or emailing Mrs. Kochert at dekochert@tsc.k12.in.us. We will need to begin the registration process before Round Up. Registration does not take place at Round Up. Parents will need to bring their child's legal birth certificate and immunization record on April 11th! Your child must turn 5 years old before August 1, 2018 to be eligible. If you choose to email Mrs. Kochert please include the following information:

1. Child's full legal name (first, middle, last)

2. Child's date of birth

3. Parent/Guardian's name (first and last name)

4. Mailing address

5. email address

6. phone number

7. Child's race/ethnicity   

PRESIDENT'S DAY IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AND WILL BE USED AS A SNOW MAKEUP DAY FOR ANY DAYS MISSED BEFORE 2/2/2018. IF NO SCHOOL DAYS ARE MISSED THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO FUTURE NEWSLETTERS REGARDING THIS DAY.

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Safe2Talk

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Teen Texting Program with Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County IU Health Arnett has partnered with Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County to bring suicide prevention resources to our teens.  Indiana ranks second in the nation of the number of attempted suicides by teenagers. Knowing that the preferred method of communication is texting, we see the need to provide a local resource for teens to text when feeling stressed or suicidal.  Studies show that if a suicide is prevented and ends in medical care,  70 percent of the time there will not be further attempts at suicide. The Safe2Talk texts are responded to by employees and volunteers of Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County (MHA). All texts are responded to in seconds and the line is staffed 24/7. MHA staff and volunteers go through an extensive assessment and successfully complete 40 hours of classroom training,  as well as on-the-job preparation.  Safe2Talk is certified as a crisis center by the American Association of Suicidality as part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Only the best practices, policies, and procedures are used. In association with the Safe 2Talk initiative, all TSC Administrators and school counselors have been trained in QPR.  QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. These are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. This training session teaches attendees how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors associated with suicidal thoughts and when to utilize QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. This training is recognized by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an evidence-based training. Safe2Talk is a collaborative effort of IU Health Arnett and Mental Health of America of Tippecanoe County, in an effort to address a top need identified through IU Health's Community Health Needs Assessment. For additional information please contact the TSC School Counselor in your respective school or contact Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County at 765-742-1800.

 

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We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students' school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students' lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 9th

Students return to school

January 10th

PAC Meeting 3:30pm

January 12th

2nd 9 Weeks Awards 9:30am

January 19th

Yearbook Pics

January 25th

3rd Grade Parent Involvement Night 6-7pm

February 1st

Junior Nature Club Group A 3:30-5pm

February 8th

4/5 High Ability Parent Night 6:30-7:30pm

February 13th-15th

4/5 High Ability Field Trip to the Dunes

February 14th

PAC Meeting 3:30pm

February 15th

Junior Nature Club Group B 3:30-5pm

February 19th

 President's Day- Snow makeup day for any days missed through February 2, 2018

February 22nd

Kindergarten Parent Involvement Night

February 26th-March 9th

ISTEP grades 3-5

March 1st

Junior Nature Club Group A 3:30-5pm

2nd Grade Parent Involvement Night

March 9th

End of 3rd 9 Weeks

March 12th-16th

Parent Teacher Conferences

IREAD 3

March 14th

PAC Meeting 3:30pm

March 15th

Junior Nature Club Group B 3:30-5pm

March 16th

3rd 9 Weeks Awards 2pm

March 26th-30th

Spring Break- NO SCHOOL

April 5th

Junior Nature Club Group A 3:30-5pm

April 10th

Author Sandra Markle visits MME

April 11th

PAC Meeting 3:30pm

Kindergarten Round Up

April 13th

Spring Pictures

April 19th

Junior Nature Club Group B 3:30-5pm

April 16th-May 4th

ISTEP Grades 3-5

May 3rd

Junior Nature Club  Group A 3:30-5pm

May 8th

Kindergarten Field Trip- Indy Zoo

May 9th

PAC Meeting 3:30pm

May 10th-11th

Mary Lou's with Moms 8-8:45am

2/3 High Ability overnight field trip to Indy Zoo

3rd Grade Field Trip to Fair Oaks

May 17th

Junior Nature Club Group B 3:30-5pm

May 21st

Kindergarten Graduation 10am

May 22nd

Field Day 12:30pm

May 23rd

Talent Show 9:30am

May 24th

End of Year Awards 9:30am

5th Grade Walk 3:10pm

 

 
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MAYFLOWER MILL ELEMENTARY

200 E 500 S • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 538-3875 

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