More Quarter 1 Awesomeness
In this issue, we finalize our Quarter 1 event reports!
Red Ribbon Week with the Fountain Hills Coalition
Before fall break, MMES celebrated Red Ribbon Week and making good life choices with a "My Shield" activity coordinated with the Fountain Hills Coalition. Before the assembly, 2nd and 3rd graders made shields that featured the important aspects of their lives that help keep them safe. At the assembly on October 1, Shelly Mowrey from the Coalition presented on shields and "Bee Drug Free", then helped 16 selected students to share their shields. They received prizes and all students received red ribbons or stickers. Thank you, Shelly and the FH Coalition!
International Walk to School Day
On October 2, MMES celebrated International Walk to School Day along with schools all over the world! We got exercise and lowered our carbon footprints by walking from Golden Eagle Park to MMES. Thank you, PE teacher, Mr. Rich Olson for organizing the event and thank you to all of the students and parents who joined us!
Fire Prevention Week
After fall break, we held Fire Prevention Week. The Fountain Hills Fire Department (Rural Metro) presented to 1st-3rd graders in an assembly on October 15. They also visited preschool and kindergarten classrooms during the week. We learned about and reviewed "Stop Drop and Roll", fire safety plans at home and school, and root for our favorite fire fighter to get dressed first! Thank you, FHFD for doing this with us every year!
Only One You Rock Garden Art Installation
The week before fall break, MMES students began the first step of creating a special art installation, a rock garden in the front of the school under the direction of art teacher, Tracy Perry. The project is inspired by the book, Only One You by Linda Kranz and is intended to celebrate our community and uniqueness and honor special people who have touched our lives. Students planned, prepared, and painted their own unique rock. Then staff followed suit in November for the best professional development afternoon of the year.
The next step will be arranging the rocks by class with the help of a generous landscaper in the front of the school. We would like to thank the following wonderful people for their monetary donations, supply donations, and/or extensive help: Tracy Perry; counselor, Juanita Smart; the Bass/Hermie families; 2nd grade teacher, Talia Houseal; Mrs. Perry's special area team including Jill Cooper, Rich Olson, and Richa Perkins; and various families who brought in rocks. We will keep you posted on the development of this very special project!