Protect My Child

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

Spring Concert!

Please join us for our Spring Concert presented by Ms. Los!

May 29th at 5:00p.m. in the auditorium
Presentation will include performances by the McDonald Elementary Honors’ Choir and a recorder performance by our 4th grade classes.
Refreshments will be served after the concert!
We hope to see you there!

 

April Rewind!

The McDonald Panthers have been busy bees over the last month!  Here’s a look back at some of the fun activities happening at our school!

Students participating in playground clean up to honor Earth Day!

   
 

 Students being honored for improvement of their NWEA scores  

    
McDonald School’s 1st Science Night!

   

  

 Comment below with your favorite Science Night activity or what you would like to see next year!

NWEA Practice

Dear families,

Over the next few weeks, students will be taking the NWEA for the final time this school year.  We are looking to see many students meet or exceed their projected growth!

Don’t forget to check the NWEA practice links at the top of the page for extra support in reading & math.  Below, you will also find a link to Khan Academy.  This is an awesome resource because you can click on your child’s RIT score in a specific subtest area and be directed to practice problems similar to those found on NWEA.

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you need help finding out their RIT score.

Khan k to 1

Khan Grades 2-5

 

School Safety

Now that the installation of our new security system is complete, there will be new procedures in place to ensure the safety of all students.

1.  Only students eating breakfast may enter through Door #1 at 8:10am

2.  For all other students, Door #1, by the office, will be unlocked at 8:25am

3. Doors will be unlocked at dismissal for Kindergarten parents at 3:25 pm and at 8:35pm for grades 1-5

4.  At no time prior to dismissal should parents or siblings be in the hallways

5.  If you are visiting, please buzz in and report to the office

6. In case of severe weather, doors will open at 8:20 am for arrival and 3:30 pm for dismissal.

Again we appreciate your support in following the above procedures! Our priority is the safety of our student.