Summer 2015 and Beyond
Beginning June 22nd McAlpine Elementary and all CMS schools will follow summer hours. The office will be open on Mondays through Thursdays through August 7th. Mrs. Selby and I will be on campus during this time. The school will be open Monday through Thursday. The office will be open for registration from 12:30-4:30 during this time. Mrs. Selby and I will be "holding down the fort." Please call ahead of time to make an appointment. The front door will be locked at all times. Visitors will use the buzzer system to gain access to the building.
If you haven't already, please turn in your parent input letter. We will be using this information when placing students in classes next year. Although we cannot accommodate specific teacher requests, we will do everything we can to place your child where he/she will learn and grow.
We have a few staff changes for next year. Ms. Pruitt is moving to Kindergarten. Mrs. Monismith will be teaching 1st grade. Mrs. Debo will be teaching a multi-age K/1 class. We will continue our house approach next year with Fadhila, Hashiki, Heshima, and Ruya. Students and staff will remain with their current families. New students will become part of our houses as they join the McAlpine family. If you have ideas about activities for house meetings, please share them with Mrs. Isamat (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Young (email@example.com).
Next year we will not be offering National Elementary Honor Society. Instead, we are working on plans to have a House Council. The McAlpine House Council will consist of representatives from each "sub-house" and four at-large members...for a total of 20 members. We are still working out the details and will communicate information at the beginning of the school year.
Parents play an important part in our success. Please join the PTA and become a volunteer. Together we will continue to see McAlpine soar! Enjoy your summer, and don't forget about Summer Reading and the Scholastic Reaching Challenge...read, read, read!