MAIZE unified school district 266
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January 2020
MAIZE CENTRAL NEWS
Photo of David Jennings, MCE Principal
Hello MCE Mustang families!

Valentine's Day parties at MCE will be Friday, Feb. 12th. 
Students are allowed to bring Valentines to exchange with classmates as they have in the past (no loose candy items are allowed in the Valentines only factory sealed items).  
Parents will not be providing food or treats for the parties.  
All items for the parties will be provided by our very own MCE PTO.
Parents will not attend or plan the parties. We will not have a set time for the parties, each teacher will schedule a time that works best for their class.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 17th via Zoom
Conference times for families will be scheduled in 10-minute time frames with 5 minutes between conferences. Conferences will be held throughout the day from 8:00-3:30. Teachers will provide you with your child's progress and information on recent benchmark testing. We will send a sign-up link via email next week.   The previous conference date of February 19 will now be a normal school day.

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Arrival and Dismissal information
  • Doors will open at 8:30 am
  • Parents should not exit their vehicles during drop off or pick up.
 
 
  • Students who walk to school should arrive no earlier than 8:30 am
  • Students who walk home from school should leave campus immediately and not congregate in the hallways or parking lots.

MCE Bell Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:45 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am-3:23 pm (early dismissal)

Other Reminders
  • Lunch and treat deliveries will not be permitted.
  • MCE will have a drop off/pick up table positioned in our secure entryway for homework or any forgotten items that need to be picked up or delivered to a classroom.
  • Parents must complete a daily health assessment each morning before school. If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home.
  •  All children must wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose. If they do not have one available, a mask will be provided.
  • Visitors/Volunteers will not be allowed in the building at this time.
  • Water fountains have been turned off in the building with the exception of fill stations. Please send a water bottle with your child daily. 

Thank you for your continued support of MCE, it is greatly appreciated.

David Jennings
MCE Principal
SUPER BOWL SPIRIT WEEK
Super Bowl
Spirit Week
February 1-5

MAHOMES MONDAY: Wear a headband or hair in a Mohawk.
TYREEK TUESDAY: Wear anything cheetah.
WINNING WEDNESDAY: Represent
Kansas City and wear any KC gear.
TAILGATE THURSDAY: Wear a hat and/or sunglasses. Bring your own snack.
RED FRIDAY: Wear your red chiefs gear.
If you do not have Chiefs gear, wear your favorite team or an MCE shirt!
SCHOOL PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
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The district is working with Inter-State Studio to schedule opportunities for school pictures. The intention is for these sessions to be available for students who were in the full-time remote learning model on their school’s picture day and/or picture retake day. If your child has not yet had his/her school picture taken this year, you may attend one of these sessions:

Monday, Feb. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pray-Woodman Elementary School, 605 W. Academy Ave. in Maize.
Please park on the building’s west side and enter the band room on the school’s west side. Any student who was in full-time remote learning and has not had his/her photo taken may attend this session. If possible, please adhere to the following schedule to help avoid crowding: Families with last names beginning with letters A through M drop in between 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Families with last names beginning with letters N through Z drop in between 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the district’s Transportation Department, 4700 N. 119th St. West in Maize.

Any student who was in full-time remote learning and has not had his/her photos taken may attend this session. If possible, please adhere to the following schedule to help avoid crowding: Families with last names beginning with letters A through M drop in between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Families with last names beginning with letters N through Z drop in between 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Attendees will be required to wear face masks and socially distance from others at the photo sessions. Students may briefly remove their face mask while having their photo taken. There will not be someone there to help straighten hair, clothing, jewelry, etc.

School photos are not mandatory this school year.
Thank you.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 17th via Zoom
Conference times for families will be scheduled in 10-minute time frames with 5 minutes between conferences. Conferences will be held throughout the day from 8:00-3:30. Teachers will provide you with your child's progress and information on recent benchmark testing.
We will send a sign-up link via email next week. 

The previous conference date of February 19 will now be a normal school day.
VALENTINE'S DAY PARTIES
Valentine's Day parties at MCE will be Friday, Feb. 12th. 
Students are allowed to bring Valentines to exchange with classmates as they have in the past (no loose candy items are allowed in the Valentines only factory sealed items).  
Parents will not be providing food or treats for the parties.  
All items for the parties will be provided by our very own MCE PTO.
Parents will not attend or plan the parties. We will not have a set time for the parties, each teacher will schedule a time that works best for their class. Thank you for your cooperation.
ATTENDANCE
If your child(ren) will be absent from, please notify your child's teacher via email and the office at acbaker@usd266.com so the absence can be excused. Another option is to call the attendance line 316-722-0427 (option 1) and leave a message. The absence will be marked as unexcused if the office/teacher is not notified. Thank you
BOX TOPS
No More Clipping! Just Scan Your Receipt!
Don't like to clip? There's a new way you can support our school with Box Tops for Education. Simply download the Box Tops for Education app, choose Maize Central Elementary School in the setup, and then just scan your receipt every time you grocery shop. It will pick up from your receipt whether or not there are box tops and credit them to the school. So easy! For more information, Click Here.
MOVING?
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If you have moved or will be moving, but are still in district, please send a Proof of Residency to the school office as soon as possible. You can email it to kmarshall@usd266.com or fax it to the school office at 316-722-8307.
  •  An Acceptable Proof of Residence includes a copy of your mortgage/lease agreement, including signature page, or a current copy of your gas, water or electric bill.
  • If you have any questions regarding Proof of Residence, please feel free to contact the school office.
If you are moving OUT of district, please contact Katelyn Marshall at kmarshall@usd266.com 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. 
EARLY CHECK OUT PROCEDURE
Parents/guardians need to come to the front office to sign their student out on the sign-out sheet in the office entryway, then the office staff will call the student to the office.
 
Parents can notify the teacher in advance via email to let them know that they will be leaving early, but students will not be called to the office before the parent/guardian arrives to the school to pick them up.
A MESSAGE FROM PTO
MCE Families,
Be sure to bookmark our new PTO website, www.mcepto.com, and check back often for updates! You can also keep up to date on PTO information such as meeting dates, Spirit Nights, and fundraising opportunities by following us on Facebook - MCE PTO. As always, if you have any questions or ideas, feel free to reach out by email - mcepto1@gmail.com.

Thank you,
MCE PTO
CHARACTER ED TRAITS
  January - Self Discipline
  February - Honesty
  March - Cooperation
  April - Acceptance
  May - Perseverance
August - Friendship
September - Compassion
October - Respect
November - Responsibility
December - Generosity
2020-2021 MAIZE USD 266 CALENDAR
SKYWARD HEALTH INFORMATION
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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.

GIVING YOUR
CHILD MEDICATION AT SCHOOL 
  • Complete a request for Administration of Medication form.  
  • The medication must be in the original container.
  • The medication must be current. Expired medication will not be administered.
  • The medication must be age appropriate. Any medication for a person older than the child will require a signed form from the doctor.
  • All prescription medications require a signed form from the doctor.
  • All prescription medications must have the pharmacy label with the student's name on the bottle/box.
  • Students may not self-administer medications in the elementary schools.
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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