• Dear MAE Families, 

    The second nine weeks is in full swing at MAE! We enjoyed a wonderful October and are looking forward to a November full of learning and laughter. Parents, thank you for all the ways you have supported our school so far this year. The Fall Cheese Straw Fundraiser was a HUGE success! We will use the profits of this sell to ensure that we have document cameras and new listening centers in each K-2 classroom at MAE. We will also purchase new Chromebook carts for our students to use. We are thrilled our students will have additional learning opportunities through the use of this equipment. We will place the orders for the listening centers and document cameras this month so that all students will begin benefitting this semester. 

    I also want to thank you for all you have done to support us in our goal of all students achieving academic excellence. We will continue to provide daily shared, guided and independent reading opportunities. Please read with and to your students each and every night to increase their love of reading and their practice and application of skills. We will continue to explicitly teach phonemic awareness and phonics rules so that students can decode and spell. Please require that all phonics, writing and spelling homework is completed to ensure that they are able to transfer the skills they have learned. Also, ask your student about their AR goals and have them log into their RazKids account to practice reading online at home. We will continue to provide opportunities for them to use AR and RazKids here at school as well. We will also continue to provide daily guided and independent math practice on College and Career Readiness Mathematics Standards. Please ensure that your student is completing all math homework at home. Also, have your child use and explain math in the world around them. Activities such as allowing them to help you measure as you cook together, count money as you shop and keep track of time as they prepare for bed allow students to apply mathematics in a way that makes sense to them. Thank you for all you do to help us reach the very highest level of academic achievement. 

    We look forward to seeing you at our Scholastic Book Fair, our Veteran's Day Program and at our traditional Thanksgiving meals. First and Second graders will enjoy their traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 15th during their normal lunch time. Kindergarten will hold its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 16th. 

    Thank you for your commitment to and support of our school! I know this year will be a magical one. It is truly a privilege to experience the magic at MAE each day with these precious students. 

    Sincerely, 

    Melissa Philley