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REMINDER: WEAR WINTER COATS, HATS AND GLOVES!

As the outside temperature turns colder, we want to remind parents to make sure students are wearing winter jackets, gloves and hats to school each day.  The students are still being taken outside for Music, PE and recess (if the temperature remains appropriate to do so). We want to continue to give students the opportunity to run around outside and get a mask break.  If your child does not have winter apparel, please reach out to the school for support.

FRIDAY! December 4th
🎄Reindeer Games / Early Dismiss 12:10 / 12:15 
Students are encouraged to wear school appropriate pajamas.
 
🎵 MONDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
A note from Miss Borchers, District Music Teacher:
Although we are unable to have our traditional Christmas program in person this year, the students have still been working hard to prepare their songs. We will be recording our songs Monday, December 7th to post to the school's YouTube channel later next week. Please have your child wear either Christmas colors or something nice to school on 12/7/2020 for the taping session. Thank you for your support!

PTO Santa Shop Friday, December 11th

Santa Shop will be Dec 11th. PTO will be sending home an informational letter and the shop envelope this week. Students will shop during their PE time. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Maxwell.

Important Reminders!
*CAR RIDERS - STUDENT'S PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR to have temperature's checked. DO NOT pass other vehicles when dropping off your children, you MUST stay in line, until you exit the parking lot.
*Please remember that if you bring your child to school, that you should NOT pass a BUS if the stop arm is engaged.
PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE!
Water Bottles and Masks!
Please remember to send a water bottle and an extra mask to school with your children each day!
Thanks for your help! Have a great week!
*Important update...
Transportation news: Please remember that if you bring your child to school that you should not pass a bus if the stop arm is engaged. District Transportation Director, Brenda Gilbert, will be contacting parents of students who are eligible to ride the bus to discuss tentative bus pick-up/drop-off times. Help keep our kids safe and watch for those big yellow buses next week!
Since we cannot have visitors in the building, you will not be allowed to walk your child to class. Student walkers or bike riders will have their temp checked on the porch before being allowed entry.
As we demonstrated in last week's video, car riders will have their temp checked before exiting the vehicle.
Parents of students in Pre-K and Kindergarten: your child's teacher will be calling you in the next day or two to schedule family orientation appointments. Appointments will take place August 24, 25, 26 for pre-k and August 24 and 25 for Kindergarten. Teachers will give you a schedule of your child's first day during the orientation meeting...it won't be long until your little ones become a part of our wonderful MES family!
Important State of Illinois Health Requirements for the
2020-2021 School Year:
Requirements by Grade Level:
Preschool Students (PK):
• Physical Exam (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)
• Complete updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor
Kindergarten Students (K)
• Physical Exam (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)
• Complete Updated Immunization Record signed or stamped by a doctor
• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021
• Eye Exam on Illinois Form completed by October 15 of the current school year
Second Grade Students (2nd)
• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021
Sixth Grade Students (6th)
• Physical Exam (Sports Physical not acceptable) (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)
• Complete Updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor
• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021
Now that there are TENTATIVE class lists posted, you may be receiving invitation emails from your child's teachers. Pre-k through 2nd graders will be using a digital platform known as Seesaw and 3rd-6th will be using Google Classroom. As teachers begin to create lessons, projects, and communication tools, you may receive information from those platforms. Parent support videos will be released soon on how to access these platforms and our District Tech Coordinator will also be setting up a link to these videos in the next week or so on the District Website: www.martinsville.k12.il.us so you can access them.
Don't forget the school supply drop-off event is this Thursday...12:30-5:30. You will leave all items with staff on the porch. Feel free to submit the HIPAA form if you have not yet signed and returned it.
The countdown is on until we get to "Blast Off Into An Absolutely Awesome Adventure" together!