Good afternoon, Spartan family! All the Back to School forms are up on our website. If you haven't yet, please fill these out. You can fill them out digitally, save them as a PDF, and email to Mrs. Merkey; or fill them out, print them out, and send or drop off at the UE. The link is below. https://www.mccschools.org/o/mcc-upper-elementary/page/back-to-school-forms--8
I am so thankful and proud of the patience, understanding and kindness of our MCC Upper Elementary parents. It’s so new and strange dropping your children at the door and not being able to just pop in. Your trust in us is humbling and makes us an even stronger Spartan Family. It’s only been 2 days, but I see it and feel it. Thank you, Mr. Kimes
Employment Opportunity: MCC Food Service is in need of part time help, Mon-Fri, 5-6 hours/day, $13/hour. No nights, weekends or holidays required. Apply at https://www.mccschools.org/o/district/page/employment--610 Job ID 101
Good afternoon! We had a great first day here at the Upper Elementary! Just a reminder that all of the Back to School paperwork is digital now! It is on the website; you fill it out online, save as a PDF, and email it to Mrs. Merkey. Here is the link: https://www.mccschools.org/o/mcc-upper-elementary/page/back-to-school-forms--8
Good morning! Upper Elementary Teachers' Back to School Videos have been uploaded to the website. Here is the link: https://www.mccschools.org/o/mcc-upper-elementary/page/back-to-school-videos--2 Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! And we will see you Tuesday! *IPhone users: you may need to hold the individual teacher link, and click "Open Link" to view from your phone.
Good evening! Just a reminder to our Spartan Connected families: Tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd from 8:00 - 3:00 we will have a district wide Spartan Connected “curbside pickup” at each of the school buildings. MCC Upper Elementary families should come to the front entrance, ring the “door bell” and wait for someone to come out to assist them. You will receive agreements that need to be filled out when you arrive. We recommend parents take them back to their car and bring them back to the front entrance when finished. Once we have these you will receive materials your child will need to get started. Families that do not have WiFi and need a downloaded device will have a pick up date next week. Those families should reach out to the teacher for more information. Our Go Math books are on the way and you will need to stop back by the school to pick their’s up when they arrive...we will keep you posted. ***Please practice social distancing and wear your face mask if there are others waiting when you arrive.
In Mr. Kimes' Back to School Video, he talked about morning drop off times. Those times have been revised. The doors will be unlocked for your children to enter the building from 8:15 am to 8:35 am. If your child arrives after 8:35 am, you will have to call the Upper Elementary office at (231) 757-5720; and we will sign your child in.
Keep an eye on the website for Teacher's Back to School Videos that will be posted on Friday. Mr. Kimes and Mrs. Merkey's messages have been posted on the website under the Upper Elementary's menu, under Back To School Videos tab! https://www.mccschools.org/o/mcc-upper-elementary/page/back-to-school-videos--2
The Upper Elementary Student/Parent Handbook and an important COVID-19 insert has been uploaded under the "Documents" heading.
Good Afternoon, We have several important updates to share with you today. First you can expect to receive a letter at the beginning of next week with your child's teacher assignment and grade level supply list. We will have a "Spartan Connected Curbside Pickup" for parents to pick up everything they will need to get started this fall on Thursday September 3, from 8:00-3:00 at Upper Elementary . Spartan Connected families should expect to receive a phone call from their child's teacher this week to gather some needed information. Back to School Night will be virtual this year and be posted on the MCC App and website on Monday, August 31. Have a great evening!
MCC has put together summer learning plans for our children. Click above for “more info on Summer Learning.” Make special note in the flyer of the section “Don’t want to do it online?” You will see MCC students K-8 can pick up 4 weeks of Summer Learning Packets! VERY IMPORTANT....There are two times for packet pick up and one day only....Monday, June 22nd, 11:00-12:00 or from 5:30-6:30 at the Upper Elementary. Have a great day!
Good Morning Spartan Family! We have finally been able to set a date and time for Student Property Pickup (lockers and desks). Friday June 5th, anytime between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, you may drive through the Upper Elementary circle drive and receive curbside service. We will be practicing safety across the board so please do not leave your vehicles and use proper social distancing for those who are walkers. Our staff will come to you, gather information, then retrieve your items which have been secured in plastic bags. Our staff will be using masks, gloves and sanitizer for everyone's safety. No one is allowed in the building for any reason. Additionally, I'd like to let you know I will be making a short "End of Year Assembly" which will be on the MCC Landing Zone, June 5th. Please schedule time to view as I will be announcing grade level behavior awards, perfect attendance awards, Parent Volunteer of the Year Award, and the prestigious "Courage of Gabe" Award. I will be sending an additional reminder next week. I hope this will be a great way to celebrate the end of a wonderful, yet unique school year! Until then, stay safe and enjoy the last few days of learning at home, and this amazing Spartan Country weather. Sincerely, Mr. Kimes
April is Autism Awareness Month. While we are not together physically, we can still raise awareness through action, thought and praise, for all the beautiful and unique people and families touched by autism. Your courage, patience, and advocacy continues to be influential in bridging gaps of misunderstanding and in providing hope and opportunity. Let's band together tomorrow, wear something blue, and if you choose... post a pic on your personal social media. This might be an enjoyable way to show pride and support for all those touched by autism......Spartan Style!
Dear MCC Upper Elementary Family, I hope this notification finds you healthy and doing your best in these challenging times. I wanted to let you know our MCC Landing Page is going live this coming Thursday, April 23rd. Here you will find suggested weekly learning activities and lessons for your children. The lessons are set up by grade level and subject matter. Please be sure to engage in this work as it is a main goal to keep students moving along academically in meaningful ways. This Thursday we will also begin distributing paper materials to hubs for parent pickup and mailing them to others. Hopefully the mailings will arrive by Saturday, but surely Monday at the latest. These paper copies are teacher designed, just like the digital Landing Page, and are created to mirror each other. You should all have materials and/or access and be set to begin the week of April 27. In the Upper Elementary News feed, as well as the district News feed, you will find a link to the Landing Page along with hub locations and bus numbers. Your classroom teachers will be contacting those needing paper copies early this week to provide you with bus numbers and hub locations as well. Feel free to reach out to your teachers for any questions you may have. They will continue contacting you in the weeks to come with the hopes of discussing lessons and activities, and to keep connected with our children. Finally, we miss you and look forward to getting together again as soon it is healthy and safe to do so. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at (231)-233-3226 if you need me. Take Care, Mr. Kimes
Dear MCC UE Families, As we continue to work on educational plans, your patience is appreciated. Our goals are to create opportunities which are helpful, limit stressors, and keep childrens’ minds engaged in learning and meaningful activities. A big part of this is reaching out to you in the attempt to help meet your individual needs. Your children’s teachers will be calling you Monday and Tuesday of this coming week to connect and gather information. If you notice a unique phone number, be advised it may be one of our teachers. We will develop plans for picking up non emergency student items and possessions at a later date, when it’s safe to do so. Take care and stay safe, Mr. Kimes
Good afternoon. I hope this notification finds you healthy and moving along in a positive direction. I want to let you know at 3:00 PM today, suggested activities for our students 3rd, 4th, and 5th will be available on the App. Simply log on and navigate to the Upper Elementary news feed. There you will find hyper-links to click on and view. We hope to see you soon and your patience and hard work at home with our scholars is most appreciated. Blessings, Mr. Kimes
Due to Governor and health official recommendations regarding social distancing beyond 100 people, we will be postponing the Daddy Daughter Dance scheduled for 3/13. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will let you know on another date when it’s established. Thanks.
Brody Walle finished 6th overall last night out of 42 at the LDN Spelling Bee. He competed against 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders across the county. Way to go Brody! Spartan Proud!
Reminder of parent teacher conferences next week Feb. 11....3:30-6:30, and the 13th.....4:00-7:00. Contact your child’s teacher if you have not set a time yet. Hope to see you there....
Our school is helping to save lives with the American Heart Association. Click on the link below to help our school make a difference by helping raise money for Kids Heart Challenge! This gift will help provide research and education. Thanks for your support! You are truly a Heart Hero! www.heart.org/khc.
A big shout out to the maintenance and tech departments at Mason County Central! Our entire school community is blessed by your talents, efforts, and commitment to being the very best. It was great to have you at Upper Elementary today for lunch, where our staff and students are practicing gratitude on a daily basis! Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts! ❤️
Mason County Central School Family - This is to let you know that your children are all safe at all our school buildings including Victory Early Childhood Center. Our school district was in contact with law enforcement and took all necessary steps to assure your child's safety until the suspect was apprehended.
One final reminder.....tomorrow, Oct 18 is a half day for students. We release children at 11:30. Our staff will be spending the afternoon learning how trauma is impacting our children, and strategies to implement in the classroom. This is a top priority for MCC; providing the best education possible for ALL our children.
I’m thrilled about next week’s anti-bully assembly.....”Not In Our School.” We teach strategies to face bullying head on in an empowering way. The story I penned “The Moment Time Stood Still,” which supports this project, arrived just in time today! I can’t wait to provide a copy for every third grade family at Upper Elementary, and look forward to reading it to our entire community in March! Together we will!
Just in......Color Run Fundraiser total.......both buildings- $17,137.77! Simply fantastic! Way to go everyone, a great community effort and great community celebration!
Reminder......Tomorrow night, 6:00 High School- 12th Annual PTC Color Run! Raising funds for a great cause! Hope to see you there!
A reminder to mark your calendars...Sept. 27, 12th Annual Color Run! This is a marquee event for our community as our PTC and school family rocks the fundraising world! Look for packets and details tomorrow in grades 3, 4, and 5 Friday Folders! It’s been a great start to the 2019-20 school year! Together we can, and together we will! Go Spartans!
Excited for Upper Elementary Back To School Night! Tomorrow, August 27th, 5:00-5:45 PM!
Summer Feeding Program - Go to our Website at mccschools.org for more information or call MCC Foodservice (231) 757-5721 for a location near you! Ask about FREE books to support your child's summer reading at home!