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Title: Welcome to Mechanicsville Elementary School

Welcome to Mechanicsville Elementary School
Back to School Night Wednesday, August 28th,
2013 Grades 3-5
Schedule for Tonight
  • 600-630 Introductions, Parent Guides, and PTA
  • 730-750 Volunteer Training (Gym)

Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
630-655 Classroom Visits 630-655 Cafeteria 630-655 Gym  
700-725 Gym 700-725 Classroom Visits 700-725 Classroom Visits
  • Administration
  • Steve Wernick, Principal
  • Ms. Jensen, Assistant Principal
  • Office Staff
  • Ms. Halvorsen, Secretary
  • Ms. Morelock, Secretary
  • Ms. Scanlon, Secretary
  • Ms. Parker, Nurse
  • Ms. Preller, School Counselor
  • PTA
  • Ms. Sobieck, President

Third Grade Team
  • Ms. Davis
  • Ms. Gentile
  • Ms. Ridgely
  • Ms. Stauder (TL)

Fourth Grade Team
  • Ms. Batanglo (TL)
  • Ms. Darnley
  • Ms. Dorsey
  • Ms. Miksa
  • Ms. Oneda

Fifth Grade Team
  • Ms. Buchman
  • Ms. Gill
  • Ms. Houseal
  • Ms. Potter
  • Ms. Thurston (TL)

Resource and Special Areas Teams
  • Specials Teachers
  • Ms. Anastassion (instr. vocal)
  • Ms. Dorsey (art)
  • Ms. Frock (art)
  • Ms. Haislip (vocal music)
  • Ms. Kahler (media) (TL)
  • Ms. Koslowski (health)
  • Ms. Murphey (P.E./health)
  • Ms. Schlipper (P.E.) (TL)
  • GT Teachers
  • Ms. Pelletier
  • Ms. Walsh
  • Resource Teachers
  • Ms. Dorsey (TL)
  • Ms. Milnes
  • Ms. Morie
  • Ms. Nott (TL)
  • Ms. Wallace
  • Resource Specialists
  • Ms. Bailey (ILA) (TL)
  • Ms. Chucko (Math)

Vision and Mission
  • Our Vision
  • To become a model school of caring, sharing,
  • and high student achievement.
  • Our Mission
  • To work together to promote high student
    achievement and lifelong learning for all by
    providing a quality education in a
  • safe learning environment.

Our Values and Beliefs
  • Collaboration among and across all stakeholders
  • Positive learning environment for our students
  • Life-long learning for all
  • The success of each individual student

Our Priorities
  • Continue first-pass Instruction and
    student-centered teaching
  • Full implementation of the Common Core Curriculum
  • Additional support for all classrooms
  • New reading series (grades 3-5)
  • Continue to be results-oriented through data

CCPS Parent Guides
  • Bob Cindy Lord (410) 848-1802
  • guide_at_lordindustries.com
  • Parent Guides
  • www.facebook.com/CCPSParentGuides
  • Carroll Values Education
  • www.facebook.com/CarrollValuesEducation
  • Family Forum Common Core State Standards and the
    PARCC Assessment
  • Thursday, September 19th
  • 700PM to 830PM
  • Winters Mill High School (560 Gorsuch Road)

  • Doors open for students at 900 AM.
  • Dismissal begins at 400 PM.
  • Students need to be in their seats by 930 AM to
    avoid being marked tardy (late).
  • If your child is absent, please send a note when
    your child returns. If a note is not received,
    the absence will be marked as UNVERIFIED.

Attendance (continued)
  • After a period of time, unverified absences are
    coded as UNLAWFUL.
  • Students who leave prior to 400 PM will be
    marked tardy for the afternoon.
  • Extended absences require prior approval.

  • Bus transportation is available for every
  • We have great bus drivers!
  • Riding the bus is statistically safer than riding
    in a car.
  • We have a very small parking lot. Please help us
    decrease the volume of traffic in our loop.
  • Please adhere to the directions of our staff
    members in the parking lot.

Lunch Prices
  • Student breakfast 1.25
  • Student lunch 2.25
  • Milk 0.60
  • Ice cream 0.75

  • Lunch Guests-Please wait at least 2 weeks.
  • Lunch guests must sign in at the office and
    receive a guest sticker. We must have a note in
    advance for anyone other a parent or guardian
    requesting to have lunch with a student
    (Grandparents, etc.).
  • Please consider purchasing lunches through the
    prepay lunch program. This can be done for a few
    meals, the month, or the year.
  • Pre-pay forms can be found in a link on the MES
  • Breakfast is available daily.
  • Ms. Quinn, Awesome Cafeteria Manager!

Birthday Celebrations/Special Activities
  • Please do not bring in food for Birthdays.
  • Special activities involving food items must be
    pre-approved by the teacher.
  • A good alternative consider purchasing ice cream
    in the cafeteria for the class at 0.75 per
  • Other ideas
  • Pencils and/or stickers for each student in the
    class or
  • A book donated to the teacher w/childs name and
    birthdate in it as a keepsake for the class.

Student Dress
  • Please make sure students are dressed
    appropriately and comfortably for learning and
    the environment.
  • Student dress should not be a distraction to the
    student or other students.
  • Appropriate shoes should be worn daily
  • Students will be going outside daily for recess
    and PE.
  • Coats/sweatshirts

  • PTA meetings, activities, and events
  • PTA committee chairs
  • Classroom volunteers
  • Help at home
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Volunteer training (730 this evening)
  • We need your help!

We are a Green School!
  • Recycling projects
  • Conservation projects
  • Rain garden, butterfly garden, song bird garden,
    nature trail, and outdoor classroom
  • Curricular connections
  • Send lunch items in plastic containers instead of
  • Have your children ride the bus to conserve fuel
    and help reduce emissions!

  • Professional Development School w/ Stevenson
  • 5 Senior Interns
  • 8 Sophomore Student Field Experiences
  • 2 Carroll County Career and Tech Center Students
  • CHANGE Volunteers
  • Lions Club
  • DARE Officers

MES Website www.carrollk12.org/mes
  • School information
  • Calendar
  • Staff contact information
  • Newsletters
  • PTA website link
  • Student handbook
  • Menus and meal plans
  • Supply lists
  • School improvement plan
  • Media links

PBIS Behavioral Rewards
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • CARE (Cooperation, Attitude, Responsibility,
  • CARE tickets
  • Over 52,000 CARE tickets awarded last year
  • Student incentives and recognition
  • Communication

Misc. Information
  • Alert Now email system
  • Update contact information when changes occur
  • E-School Plus (Home Access Center)
  • Field trips
  • Chaperones (volunteer training)
  • Volunteer - Please no shadowing

Our PTA is Awesome!
  • Ms. Sobieck, President
  • www.mespta.org
  • Fun family events
  • Digi-blocks
  • Computer carts
  • Carpets for classrooms
  • Funds for classroom teachers
  • LCD projectors/document Cameras
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Flip cameras
  • Recess equipment
  • Field trip funds
  • New playground
  • Bird box camera

Mechanicsville Elementary School
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Welcome Back to School!
  • PTA Officers for 2013-2014
  • Stacy Sobieck, President
  • Dawn Bainbridge, Vice President
  • Carolyn Boggs, Treasurer
  • Colleen Kelly, Secretary
  • PTA Membership Drive underway now.
  • PTA Meetings will continue to be bi-monthly on
    the third Wednesday from 7 to 8pm. Free
    childcare is provided. The first meeting is
    September 18th.

Whats New for 2013-2014
  • Family Fun Night
  • Spring Spruce Up Day

Upcoming Events for 2013-2014
  • Ice Cream Social on September 12th
  • MES Fun Run
  • Parent/Grandparent Breakfasts
  • Book Fair, November
  • Mardi Gras, March 29th
  • Play Day

  • Secure Online School Directory
  • Contains contact information for all
    participating families
  • PTA Supported and Driven
  • 100 Parent control over what information is
  • Communication tool-parent to parent and PTA to
  • More information will be sent home detailing how
    you can participate

A Few Good Volunteers
  • Volunteer A Little or A Lot
  • Homeroom Parent
  • Choose your committee or event (all need help!)
  • Need Mardi Gras co-chair
  • Need Parent/Grandparent Breakfast co-chair
  • Tell us about your skills and talents
  • At home volunteer opportunities are available

Raising Money Necessary Evil
  • Activities and Events help us have fun while
    raising money needed to fund programs.
  • Restaurant/Shopping Nights scheduled monthly
  • Redemption Programs (Grocery Stores, Target, BOX
  • Mardi Gras Spring Carnival and Auction
  • Fall Fundraiser (The MES Fun Run)

Join us
  • Complete Simple Membership Form
  • 6 Membership Fee

Learn More
  • Come to a meeting
  • www.mespta.org
  • PTA Newsletters
  • Find us on Facebook!

Thank You!
  • We are looking forward to a wonderful year!
  • Please feel free to contact us at school if you
    have any questions.

Circle of Friends(author unknown) We've joined
together as classmatesas the new year
begins...A year full of learningwhile we become
friends.We'll share and be kindas we work and
we play.And our friendship will growwith each
passing day.
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