The Mustang Monthly
304 W. Academy Ave, Maize, KS, 67101
September 2021
A message from Mr. Jennings
Photo of David Jennings, MCE Principal
What A Great Start!

So far we've had a great start to our 2021-2022 school year! Our teachers and staff have enjoyed getting to know the students and settling into new routines and guidelines.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to remind our MCE families,
The Maize Board of Education members approved a new and temporary requirement that all employees and students in grades kindergarten through 6th wear face masks during school when six feet of social distancing is not possible. This requirement began Wednesday, Sept. 8, and is in effect through the end of the day on Oct. 11. School board members may revisit next steps in the future. Face masks will be available at schools for those who need them.

We have a lot going on at MCE this month, so check out some of the upcoming events below and mark your calendars. You won't want to miss it!


David Jennings
MCE Principal

From the Nurse's Office
Hearing and vision screenings will begin soon. If you would like to excuse your student from either of these screenings, please email Nurse Loni to let her know.   

Thank you!
Loni Smith, RN
Maize Central Elementary
The Scholastic Book Fair
We are excited to announce that the Scholastic Book Fair is going on now!

Here is what you need to know:
Sept. 7-10: Students will listen to the Book Fair video in library.
Sept. 13-17: Students will preview and make wish lists during library time.
There will be no checkout this week due to book fair set up and social distancing.
Sept. 20-22: Students will be able to shop and purchase during library time.
There will be no checkout this week due to book fair shopping and social distancing.
Sept. 23: The Book Fair will be open during conferences from 
8 A.M. to 8 P.M.

We are encouraging students to shop during their library time Sept. 20-22 
to help maintain social distance etiquette.

Please contact Jackie Foltz at if you have any questions.

You may also shop online at
Thank you!
Fall Picture Retakes

We had an excellent turnout for our Fall Picture Day, which was held on August 26th. If your student was absent, or if you'd like your student to retake their school pictures, they will have the opportunity for picture retakes on Thursday October 7th from 9a.m.-11a.m. To order pictures, click here!

A message from MCE's PTO
Hello Mustang families,

Our PTO has some great events coming up:

September 14th - Carousel Skate Night, 6p.m-9p.m.

September 28, 6:30p.m. - This year's 2nd PTO Meeting will be held at the Maize Community Building (401 S. Khedive).

September 28th - Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a. 3p.m-10p.m.

More to come in the following months!

As we begin this school year, our MCE PTO is gearing up for new events. If you have ideas to share or are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please join us! You can keep up to date with PTO activities and events through our Facebook Page (MCE PTO), website, and by joining our text notification group (text MCE to 40691).

A look ahead: Events for MCE

  • Thursday Sept. 23rd - NO SCHOOL K-12
Parent/Teacher Conferences 8a.m.-8p.m.
  • Friday Sept. 24th - NO SCHOOL K-12. Conference Comp Day.
  • Thursday Oct. 7th - Picture Retakes 9a.m.-11a.m.
  • Monday Oct. 18th - NO SCHOOL K-12. Professional Development Day.
  • Friday Oct. 29th - Fall Parties! K-4th grade: 2:45p.m.-3:45p.m.

2021-2022 Maize USD 266 Calendar
Did you move?
If you have moved or will be moving, but are still in the district, please send a Proof of Residency to the school office as soon as possible. You can email it to or fax it to the school office at 316-722-8307.

  •  An Acceptable Proof of Residency includes a copy of your mortgage/lease agreement, including signature page, or a current copy of your gas, water, trash or electric bill.
  • If you have any questions regarding Proof of Residency, please feel free to contact the school office.

If you are moving OUT of district, please contact Katelyn Marshall, or by phone at 316-722-0427. Please include the new school, city, and state you will be transferring to so we can prepare your student's records for transfer. 
Skyward Health Information
It is the responsibility of the parent to update medical information and contact numbers in Skyward Family Access during enrollment and throughout the school year. Teachers, coaches and other school staff rely on Skyward for important health information like asthma, seizures, diabetes, and food allergies. In addition to updating Skyward, the parent/guardian must also personally communicate this information to the school nurse who will educate and train the appropriate staff. If parents and/or student have questions regarding school guidelines and policies in keeping students safe and healthy at school, please contact the school nurse.
Miscellaneous Information
Free Money for MCE 
Please consider helping your child's school by participating in the following programs:

  When registering be sure to use our
NPO number FQ604 .

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