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Principal's Message                                       March 22, 2019

Preschool Teddy Bear Parades

MMES ended February with its traditional Preschool Teddy Bear Parades!  There were two parades: one  9:15 for the morning students and 1:15 for the afternoon students.  The preschool classes paraded with their teddy bears in the hallways of our building.  All of the other classes sat against the hallway walls and cheered them on along with the many parents who came.  This year, the preschool and kindergarten students, staff, and parents from Fort McDowell's H'man'shawa Early Learning Center joined us!  After the parades, everyone enjoyed Teddy Bear Picnics outside on the kindergarten playground turf.  It was a lovely day!


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3rd Grade AzMERIT Test Schedule

The 3rd grade AzMERIT state assessment will consist of 5 test sessions spread out between April 8-26 from 9:00-11:00 each day:  
English Language Arts: Writing (approx. 45-90 min.)
Mathematics, Part 1 (approx. 50-85 min.)
Mathematics, Part 2 (approx. 50-85 min.)
ELA: Reading, Part 1 (approx. 45-75 min.)
ELA: Reading, Part 2 (approx. 45-75 min.)
Specific Dates:
Monday, April 8: Writing
Thursday, April 11: Reading Part 1
Monday, April 15: Reading Part 2
Thursday, April 18: Math Part 1
Wednesday, April 24: Math Part 2
304, 305, and Mrs. Bozzi's students:
Tuesday, April 9: Writing
Friday, April 12: Reading Part 1
Tuesday, April 16: Reading Part 2
Tuesday, April 23: Math Part 1
Thursday, April 25: Math Part 2

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Start RtI Cycle 4 (1st & 2nd grade) 
AzMERIT Spirit Week Dress-Up: Falcon Day
2:15-2:45: AzMERIT & Trustworthiness pep assembly


AzMERIT Spirit Week Dress-Up: College Ready Day
2:20: Student early release for staff professional development


AzMERIT Spirit Week Dress-Up: Career Ready Day


AzMERIT Spirit Week Dress-Up: Book Character Day
To be confirmed: 10:30-11:30: 3rd grade visits Fountain Hills Middle School

9:00-1:00: PS1-2 field trip to Phoenix Zoo
6:30 p.m.: Kindergarten music performance: "Summer Fun"


Child Find
2:20: Student early release for staff professional development


9:00-1:00: K1 & K2 field trip to Southwest Wildlife Center (K5 & K6 are on April 11)


Falcon Friday: wear blue!

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