The Mustang Monthly
304 W. Academy Ave, Maize, KS, 67101
November 2021
A message from Mr. Jennings
Fall is officially upon us!

Hello Mustang Families,

During this Thanksgiving season, we have a lot to be thankful for!  I’m so thankful for our fantastic staff at MCE and all the effort they are putting into giving our students the best learning experience. They spend many hours preparing for each week, and I want to personally thank them for their service to our students. I'd also like to thank all of the parents working diligently to make sure their student is able to be in school and participate with their classmates. As we cautiously try to merge back to some sort of normalcy, I know it is incredibly challenging to find a balance during this time, but I want to encourage you to keep working with us. Lastly, I am so proud of and thankful for our students. This year has also been a big adjustment for them as well. Just remember to talk to them and encourage them to share their feelings with you.

We would like to thank all the MCE students and families who supported our recent fundraiser. We appreciate all of you who reached out to friends and family who ordered and/or donated!

Thank you for all of your support to help make MCE a great place for everyone!

David Jennings
MCE Principal

Fall Break
There will be no school from
November 22nd - November 26th
for Fall break.

Have a safe and wonderful week! School will resume on Monday November 29th.
Job Openings at MCE
We are looking for SPED paras to join our team at MCE! This is a wonderful support position that allows help for our students and staff. If you or anyone you know would be interested in working with our awesome MCE kids, we invite you to apply by clicking HERE! Type "Maize Central Elementary" in the search bar to bring up the available positions.
A message from MCE's PTO
Hello Mustang families,

We invite you to attend the PTO meeting on:

Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30pm
Maize Community Building
401 S. Khedive, Maize, KS 67101.

This is a great way for families to get involved and share ideas. You can keep up to date with PTO activities and events through our Facebook Page (MCE PTO), our website, and by joining our text notification group (text MCE to 40691).
Our next Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a December 9th. We hope to see you there!

Capturing Kids' Hearts & Social Emotional Learning
Capturing Kids' Hearts & Social Emotional Learning
Each day, as part of our Capturing Kids’ Hearts program, students are encouraged to share good things with their classmates and teacher. These “good things” can be as small as, “I woke up on time!” to as big as, “I am going to Disney World next week!” Each child is celebrated and given a turn to share throughout the week. Teachers also take their turn in sharing good things about themselves. Sharing these small snippets helps the students start each day positively and feel valued by their peers. Additionally, sharing good things helps the teachers increase positive interactions with students and create positive relationships within the class. Good things can easily carry over into conversation at home or in the car. Ask your child to lead a family discussion at dinner or before bed, or ask him/her what good things were shared in class each day. Focusing on the positive and celebrating what is important in each child’s life is a small way to make a big, positive difference. Please click here for the CKH family newsletter over self-direction, sharing good things, and showing gratitude!
For the Spanish copy click here.

Mark your calendars

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Maize Performing Arts and Aquatics Center
1055 Academy Avenue

SECOND GRADE CLASSES: Buchanan, Joe, Mark, Reed and Shields

Join us as we celebrate the joy of music in our lives.
Your child will need to wear tennis shoes, regular denim blue jeans and a plain red or white shirt tucked in at the waist as his/her outfit for this program.  Please note that each child should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance.  
We look forward to seeing you!!!!
Find events, opportunities on district’s Online Bulletin Board
Maize USD 266’s Online Bulletin Board is the place to go for information about upcoming events, camps, clinics, fundraisers, and other opportunities available through the district and official partner agencies. Visit
2021-2022 Maize USD 266 Calendar
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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