Our Pajama and/or Slipper Day has been rescheduled to this WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013. Remember, it is a dollar to wear pajamas and another dollar to wear slippers.
We are trying to raise as much money as possible for the Shop With a Cop program.
Students may choose to wear just one of the items, but they will need to pay $1.00 for each item that they wear. Pajamas must be appropriate for wearing at school. Students should have pajama bottoms on and should not wear see-through tops or nightgowns. Slippers should be brought to school in the backpacks to be put on in their classrooms. All students wearing slippers must change to shoes for outside recess and gym class.
We hope that you will help us raise money for the Shop With a Cop program. Many of our students will be able to participate in the shop this year.
Dec. 4 2nd Grade Read-in
Dec. 4 Shop With a Cop P.J. Day
Dec. 5 PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 9-13 Elves' Workshop and the Penguin Patch
Dec. 23 Winter break begins
Jan. 6 School resumes
Several grades will be using paint in the upcoming weeks before winter break. Following break, students will be working with clay and glazes. Aprons are available at school, but long sleeves and long hair tend to get messy. Students learn procedures for keeping clean, but sometimes still get messy. Please be sure your children dress for a mess on art day!
This year PTO is trying something new for Elves Workshop. The way we will work Elves Workshop this year is that half of a class will make a craft and the other half will go to Penguin Patch. Then, after 30 min, we will swap.
We know that many of our parents LOVE getting the homemade craft, and we are still going to do that. What we are going to do differently is also have Penguin Patch. Penguin Patch is "a store" where students can buy items, specifically for their parents. Carrie Schadek our PTO coordinator, has negotiated the price points with the company, so our kids will be able to buy items from as little as 25-cents to no more than 3-dollars.
Because we are going to do Penguin Patch in conjunction with Elves Workshop, we WILL NOT be asking students to pay/donate $2.00 for Elves Workshop this year. PTO will be picking up the cost. This way, if parents would like their student to be able to shop, they will not have an added cost.
As you may know from previous years, it takes A LOT of VOLUNTEERS for Elves Workshop to be successful, and that will be the case even more so this year. To note, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, and even older siblings who have graduated, or even the next-door neighbor who the kids think of as grandma are welcome to be volunteers at Elves Workshop!
We will also be sending a paper copy home in case you are unable to do the sign up electronically. Thank you again for supporting our kids and making Menominee a fun place to learn!
Red Ribbon Week is being observed all week at Menominee. Some of our second graders show their support for living a healthy, drug-free life by wearing tie-dyed clothing.
Peace out to drugs!
7 Music Program--Grades 2 and 3 6:30 p.m.
8 Picture retakes
11 Veterans' Day Program 8:30 a.m.
14 Vision Screening--1st Grade
22 Menominee Spirit Day--Wear your clothes inside out!
27 P.J. Day--Bring $1.00 for Shop With a Cop and wear your pajamas!
28 & 29 No school--Thanksgiving vacation
National Red Ribbon Ribbon Week honors the life of a former drug enforcement agent, Enrique Camerena, who lost his life in the line of duty while trying to keep drugs from coming into our country. Red Ribbon Week began in 1988 with the help of First Lady Nancy Reagan. We focus on teaching kids about making healthy choices for themselves and taking care of their bodies.
Kindergarten and 1st grade classes will learn about Red Ribbon week, with a visit from a safety friend called Safety Pup, who teaches the importance of being safe with medicines. Kindergarten will learn about safety with medicines, while 1st grade will hear about putting healthy things into their bodies. 2nd-4th grades will learn about making healthy and safe choices for themselves as they get older.
Our whole school will celebrate Red Ribbon Week, during October 28th-Nov. 1st by having different dress up days with a theme of being drug free. Students who participate in the dress up days will have their names put into a daily drawing for prizes. The dress up days will be:
Monday, Oct. 28th: “Stomp Out Drugs!” (Wear mismatched shoes)
Tuesday, Oct. 29th: “Hair’s” to a Drug Free Life! (Crazy Hair Day)
Wednesday, Oct. 30th: “Say Peace Out to Drugs!” (Wear Tie Dye)
Thursday, Oct. 31th: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Drugs!!” (Dress like a friend)
Friday, Nov. 1st: “Catch the Wave of a Drug Free Life!!” (Wear Hawaiian clothing or leis)
Students will receive red ribbons, courtesy of the Bowen Center, sometime during the week of October 24th-November 1st. Students who participate in the Red Ribbon Week dress-up days will have chances to earn prizes.
Menominee Elementary was recognized as a Speak Up 200 School, one of America's top schools for incorporating the views of students, parents, and educators in local decision-making in regards to technology use and integration.
Menominee Elementary will be having our annual Penny War for United Way during the week of October 14th-18th. We are asking students to bring in as many pennies as they can to put in their grade level’s bucket. Pennies add points for their grade level.
Students can also bring in silver coins or paper money to put in another grade level’s jar. This amount will be subtracted from that grade level’s penny total.
United Way is an organization that provides funding for many of our Plymouth service agencies, such as: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Project DARE, Boys and Girls Club, Women’s Care Center, Gift of Warmth, Care and Share Program, American Red Cross, Marshall Starke Development, Marshall County Older Adults, Neighborhood Center and many other agencies.
Please consider sending in pennies and other change with your children during the collection period. All donations received will be given directly to the United Way of Marshall County.
Menominee Elemental estará patrocinando en una Guerra de Centavos para la Manera Unida-(United Way) durante la semana de Oct. 14th-18th. Pedimos que estudiantes traigan como muchos pennies como ellos posiblemente pueden para poner en la cubeta de su nivel de grado. Los pennies ganan los puntos para su nivel de grado.
Los estudiantes también pueden traer moneda de papel o monedas de plata para poner en la cubeta de otro nivel de grado. Esta cantidad será restada de la cantidad total de ese nivel del grado.
Manera unida-(United Way) es una organización que proporciona fondos para muchas de nuestras agencias de Plymouth, como: Explorador de Chico y Chica (Boy and Girl Scouts), el Proyecto DARE ( DARE Project), los Chicos y las Chicas Club (Boys and Girls Club), el Centro del Cuidado de Mujeres (Women’s Care Center), el Regalo de Calor (Gift of Warmth), la Asociación de Cáncer del Condado de Marshall (Cancer Association of Marshall County), Programa de Cuidado y Compartir (Care and Share Program), La Cruz roja (American Red Cross), Corazón y Manos (Heart and Hands), Marshall-Starke Desarrollo (Marshall-Starke Development), Condado de Marshall Adultos más Mayores (Marshall County Older Adults), del Centro de Vecindario (Neighborhood Center), y de muchas otras agencias en nuestro condado.
Por favor considere de mandar sus pennies y otro cambio con sus niños durante la semana de Oct. 14th-18th. Todos los donativos recibidos serán enviados a nuestra Manera Unida local.