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May 2019 Newsletter
May 2019 Newsletter
MES Office
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Your School for Excellence

Important Dates

  • April 29-May 03: Week of the Military Child
  • May 03:  Spirit Day & Last Box Top Collection
  • May 06-10:  Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 07:  Family Night BOGO Book Fair, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • May 07-14:  BOGO Book Fair during class library times
  • May 13:  NO SCHOOL for current KINDERGARTEN students
  • May 14:  5th Gr. Band Concert, 7:00pm, MES big gym
  • May 15: 5th Grade to tour the Middle School, 8:45am-10:30am
  • May 16:  MMS 6th Grade Orientation 6:30pm, at MMS
  • May 19:  MHS Graduation at 2:00pm
  • May 20: PTO Meeting and Internet Safety Night at 6:00pm, pizza dinner included
  • May 21:  School Board Mtg at ASC, 7:00pm  
  • May 23:  Field Day, All day

Cafeteria: May (18 Days)

  • $5.40 Reduced Breakfast
  • $7.20 Reduced Lunch
  • $26.10 Regular Breakfast
  • $44.10 Regular Lunch

You can find the School Menus on the websites under “Dining”

A Note from the Principals

We want to take this chance to say thank you to the parents and families of our students as we wrap up this last month of school. We are so thankful for your support in checking folders and agendas, helping with homework and to study for tests, volunteering in the building throughout the year, volunteering with PTO, attending field trips, dances, fun events and so much more. MES is one of the best schools in St. Clair County and that’s because of the great teamwork that takes place between school and home. We appreciate the support you give our staff and your children each day. Have a great summer and thank you for sharing your children with us! ~ Mrs. Enriquez and Mrs. Litteken

Field Day Schedule

Field day for K-5 will be on Thursday, May 23, from 8:30am-3:00pm (no rain out date). The students will enjoy fun activities at indoor and outdoor stations all day. Volunteers must sign up in advance and will volunteer for the entire day. The deadline to submit the volunteer form is Friday, May 10.  A Volunteer Form was sent home and is on the website in the Digital Backpack. Adults and students should bring a sack lunch to eat at the park. Student sack lunches may be purchased from the cafeteria. Remember all students should bring a water bottle, wear tennis shoes (no open toed shoes), socks & sunscreen!

News from the Library

May 7-14 is BOGO Book Fair. This is our biggest book fair of the year and parent volunteers are needed. Parents can sign up to volunteer on SignUpGenius.  Students will attend with their class during library time. Family Night BOGO Book Fair will be on Tuesday, May 7, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Park in the back of the building in the lot off Poplar Street and enter the building through Door 13 (by the map), the front doors will be locked. Parents can use our new new feature called eWallet to create an account, add funds and for student shops. Go to

Last day to check out books from the library is Friday, May 10.  All books should be returned to the library or fees paid by Friday, May 17.

End of the Year Reminders

Final Report Cards: report cards will be sent home with students that are in attendance, at dismissal time on Friday, May 24.  If your student leaves early or is absent that day, report cards can be picked up in the school office starting Monday, June 3, from 8:00am-2:30pm.

Nurse & Medications: Please pick up all medications by 3:00 pm on the last day. Medications not picked up will be disposed of according to district procedure.   

Fees & Fines:  Make sure your child’s accounts are clear (lunch, E.T., library and instructional fees). Any money left in a lunch account will carry over to next school year.  Your registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be affected if any fees are not paid.

Extended Time: ALL E.T. balances must be paid by May 24. Your E.T. registration for next year will be denied for unpaid fees.

Lost and Found Items: Please stop by the front lobby to check the lost and found for missing items.  Items not picked up by the last day will be donated.

Moving over the summer? If you are moving (and haven't already completed withdrawal paperwork) please notify MES.  Once informed the office can begin preparing your child’s academic and health records for the new school.  If you feel you have money in your child’s lunch account please contact the Food Service at 618-448-0800. No money will be sent home with a student.   

Internet Safety Week

Summer vacation is almost upon us. Your child may spend more time on the computer and other “smart” devices at home. In an effort to ensure that our students know how to safely use the Internet, we will continue to talk about  Internet Safety during May. Students will hear about such topics as: cyber bullying, smart searching for information, keeping personal information private, discerning good sites from bad ones, talking to others safely while online, and respecting the creativity of others--Copyright law. A great site for parents to see reviews for movies, games, music, TV shows and lots of resources for keeping kids safe online is Common Sense Media.

Middle School Visit & 6th Gr. Orientation

MES 5th grade students will make their transition to the Middle School very soon. To help the 5th graders with this exciting event they will visit and tour the middle school on Wednesday, May 15, at 8:45am-10:30am. 6th Grade Orientation for parents and students will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30pm.

2019-2020 Pre-order School Supply Kits

Back by popular demand! Parents can pre-order their child's school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. Order online until May 28 to receive discounted pricing for MES! Orders placed by May 28 will receive the school's discounted rates, and kits will be shipped to MES at no cost to you. After May 28, regular pricing & shipping rates will apply. The last day kits will be available online is July 15.

  1. go to The Write Stuff
  2. select your grade level
  3. enter the student's name
  4. follow the prompts to check out or continue shopping
  5. carefully read the order terms at checkout

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 618-566-2152. Kits will be available for pick at school between July 15-19. During summer office hours, 8:00am-3:00pm. If you have any questions please contact Julie in the school office at  

2019-2020 School Physicals

Previously enrolled students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 6th, 9th and 12th grades must provide a physical exam, including proof of immunizations by the FIRST DAY of school. Students in grades 6th and 12th must show proof of immunization against meningococcal disease. Failure to provide a school physical with proof of immunizations by August 15 will result in exclusion from school until the appropriate health records are provided. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s physician to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to assure that school physicals and immunizations are completed prior to the start of the new school year.

Word of the Month:

Self-Esteem: Having and demonstrating a positive belief in yourself.

Reward of the Month: Mystery Reward on May 24.