Weekly Parent Macaw Report

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a collaborative environment that promotes lifelong learning by challenging, fostering, and empowering students to become productive global citizens.

If your child will be leaving early, please request it in writing by filling out the online form, on our website, by clicking on the green school bus, or by sending a note with your child in the morning. We do request that any early dismissal occur before 2:15 pm.

FREE Family Activity Night!

Thursday, January 24 from 6 pm- 8 pm

Please come to our 2nd annual Family Activity Night! This year is all about having fun and being active with your family and friends at MTES. Mr. Eddinger, Mrs. Ciccone, and Mr. Gadisch are setting up activities the whole family will enjoy. Come out and enjoy bowling, jump roping, running on our indoor "track," cupstacking, and much more. Come dressed in comfortable clothes and be ready to play!

It’s Easy, fast, and secure! Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com

Enter school code: 12967119

Spaghetti Dinner

For the last 28 years, Loudoun Citizens have come together under a belief that no one should ever go hungry. They formed Loudoun Hunger Relief, Loudoun County's primary food pantry, supplying the hungry and food insecure with the resources they need. The 5th graders at our school wanted to help their mission, so we decided to raise money by hosting a spaghetti dinner at Madison's Trust. The spaghetti dinner is an event where 5th grade students will be serving spaghetti and sides at school. The ticket fees will be going to Loudoun Hunger Relief to provide food for the people that are food insecure. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 27th. Tickets are $10.00 per person, and can be purchased online in advance. You can help MTE's and LHR's mission by participating in our spaghetti dinner and helping us raise money for the people who don't know where their next meal is coming from. Please help make Loudoun and the world a better place for people combating hunger!

~Jaemin Lee, 5th Grade Student

Please make every attempt to have your child to school on time. Remember that students that are not in their classrooms at 7:50 will be marked tardy. We have very few cars between 7:30 - 7:35 each day.

Mighty Macaw Summer Camp

This camp will be run & taught by our very own MTES staff. No outside organizations will be part of the camp.

Join your fellow Mighty Macaws this summer for a camp filled with engagement and collaboration! Students will participate in a wide variety of activities each day, including fitness/sports, arts, music, STEM, team building and more! Each week, the curriculum will be tied to a designated theme. Additionally, we are hoping to take a few short ‘field trips’ to local destinations throughout the course of the five weeks.

CRUNCH COFFEE – SESSION 2

Dear Parents,

CALM Series, Part II: Reducing OUR Parenting Anxiety and Stress So We Can Better Support Our Children - Parenting children these days is beyond overwhelming. Not only do our children face temptations that didn't even exist when we were kids, but every day we are required to make tough decisions that we hope will help our children meet their full potential -- rather than sending them down the wrong path! In this workshop, we'll discuss how to manage the stress that comes with parenting in today's high-pressure, high-expectation culture. You'll also learn simple strategies for becoming a model of what it looks like to stay calm... no matter what is happening around you.

Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families in Northern Virginia for a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently Rachel teaches parents hands-on tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children...without creating more stress or guilt in parents' lives.

YOU’RE INVITED

Who: Parents/Guardians

What: Parenting seminar: CALM Series, Part II

Where: Cafeteria

When: Friday, Feb 1st 8:30am

Presenter: Rachel Bailey, Parenting Coach

CRUNCH RSVP - Required

Please RSVP by visiting this link: https://goo.gl/forms/PCk8pD9X1rnqZO8o1

While all parents are encouraged to attend- an RSVP is required

For more information, contact your School Counselors today!

Rebecca.Blair@lcps.org / Colleen.Mosley@lcps.org

January 25 Pajama day

February 22 Crazy sock day

March 15 Dress like it is the 80’s

April 26 Super Hero day

SOL - Virginia Standards of Learning

3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students only

MTES PTA

We need YOU!!!

Color Run Event Planning Committee - contact mtesvpfundraising@gmail.com

THIS IS US - NIGHT OF THE ARTS

Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 PM

This is your opportunity to have your creative talents celebrated!

You can participate in 3 different ways:

  • Submit paintings, sculpture, poems, photographs, creative writing, and more to be displayed during the event. Fill out the attached Art Work Application HERE. All submissions are due January 24th.
  • Audition to perform live at the event! Auditions will be held January 22nd and 23rd. Use this link to sign up for an audition time: https://form.jotform.com/90013777629159 The deadline to sign up for an audition time is January 17th.
  • Simply bring your family to the event and enjoy an evening of the arts! You do not need to submit artwork to participate. Pizza will be available for pre-order.

We can't wait to see all of our Mighty Macaw families there!

Any questions about this event can be sent to mtesvpevents@gmail.com

Turn in paper order form, or register here by Jan 30: https://goo.gl/forms/9BIeaqI9Dv3iydS22

(pick up at South Riding Chick-Fil-A)

Get ready for another Box Tops contest!

Help your child’s class win prizes by sending in Box Tops from home. Make sure they’re in a bag or on a collection sheet with your teacher’s name on it. Our contest will run from January 14th - February 15th so start clipping!!

DON'T MISS OUT!

Sign up for Winter ASEP HERE!

Registration ends Sunday, January 13!

(Winter Classes will run January 22 through March 15)

Online Silent Auction Deadline for donations is February 1

Contact Candy Andreoni at mtesvpfundraising@gmail.com

Past Items

Congratulations

Kelly Gesser & Colleen Sallee for being nominated for the LCPS/Washington Post Teacher of the Year!

Anya Talreja

Winner

Wayde Byard, Public Information Officer for LCPS was our pronouncer. Robert Rauch, MTES Dean was our Master of Ceremonies.

Akshath Krishna

Hita Akkineni

Kadhir Palani

Jake Ramirez

Sidharth Chukka

Joshua Cumello

Jaemin Lee

Avinash Garlapati

Ananya Agrawal

Kaelyn Alimusa

Kendall Bronaugh

Raga Gourineni


Participants

Ajrin (Rayan) Nawaz

Tanvi Nare

Sydney Shin

Shourya Fulambarker

Ishaan Karkera

Neil Ramesh

Markus Branton Gilhool

Anya Talreja

Margot Ramos Richards

Satvik Dronavalli

Aubrey Chan

Tanya Vundela

For Parents to Contact Their LCPS Transportation Area

The Transportation Division has implemented a new automated, menu driven call routing system. Callers can select from a menu the specific Transportation Area that their school is in, to connect with a staff member assigned to that Area.

When a caller dials in to 571-252-1700 they will need to choose an option to reach the appropriate Transportation Area Call Center. The five Transportation Areas (with their direct dial number) are:

  • East (571-252-1774)
  • Ashburn (571-252-1776)
  • Central (571-252-1775)
  • West (540-751-2580)
  • South (571-252-1777)

Callers can also go to the Transportation Division Contact webpage at the following link to see which Area their student’s school is in and call directly to the Area. https://www.lcps.org/Page/201167

Arrival to MTES (Car Riders)

Please do not drop off your child before 7:30. If you arrive after 7:50, please come into the office and sign your child in.

Thank you!

In an effort to provide a healthy environment for our school community, we will need your assistance. Students who have a fever should be kept home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Sick children should stay at home until no longer contagious. If your child is ill, please note the specific reason for their absence such as strep throat, influenza, stomach ailment, or fever when you call the absentee call-line. This will allow us to notify those who may be especially vulnerable to illness.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Health Office Staff, Sherry Deegan, at 703-957-4470 or our Resource Nurse, Heather Wolfgang, at 571-252-1017 if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your cooperation!