Have You Signed Up To Meet With Your Child’s Teacher Yet?
→ PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE NEXT WEEK!
- Conference sign-up is first-come, first served.
- Conferences are VIRTUAL, through Google Meet
- Questions? Need help with your child’s schedule or need help signing up? Please contact Parent Coordinator Claudine at email@example.com or 414-935-1339.
→ Please sign up for Conferences at the link HERE
CHECK YOUR FOLDERS (k3-6TH GRADE): Please remember to check your child’s backpack on Thursday for important school work and messages from the school/teacher.
REMINDER – Picture Day Packages and Proof Sheets are coming. We will also have yearbooks for sale in the spring.
- If families did not order a photo package prior to picture day, they will receive a proof sheet with customized codes so that they can order photos online.
- Families will be able to see the image on this proof sheet and will have until the end of this year to order at https://my.lifetouch.com/. This proof sheet will be in Thursday folders / delivered to 7-12 students in 1-2 weeks.
- Picture packages will go home with students in 1-2 weeks.
- Retake day is for students who were absent on photo day, and for any student who is retaking their photo. If families ordered a picture package before picture day and did not like it, their student needs to bring the picture package back on retake day and take a new picture. Another picture package will be sent to school.
Please Note: Picture Retake day is scheduled for 11/9/21.
NEWSLETTER OPT-OUT. (K3-6th GRADE) Are you already reading our newsletter via email or text? If so, consider opting out of the paper newsletter in the Thursday Folder. Please complete the form below to opt-out, or if you have multiple MacDowell students – tell us which student should get the paper newsletter each week! https://forms.gle/GKyCUQaTRsxQpv9y7
MPS is offering $100 for students who are fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021.
Milwaukee Public Schools has prepared information and an application to help families apply for a $100 incentive for students. Children age 12 and older who receive two doses of Pfizer vaccine are eligible. You can read more HERE.
BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER MENTOR 2.0: (STUDENTS GR. 9-11) The mentor2.0 program provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee (BBBS) is a proven, technology-enriched, mentoring program for high school students. The goal of mentor2.0 is for students to develop a relationship with a caring adult that can provide additional guidance and support as the student completes high school and moves on to the next phase of their lives. Students can enroll in the program at any time in 9-11th grade, with most matches being made in the Fall.
-For more information, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/4uzwmcfr
-To enroll in the program: https://bbbs.tfaforms.net/f/youthenrollment-m20-0405
CONGRATS TO OUR MACDOWELL SENIOR BRYAH LEWIS, WHO IS THE MPS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK!
UPCOMING TRIPLE P – POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM – CLASSES. Register today! Classes include topics such as behavior at school, self-esteem and more. Each event will have a drawing at the end for one $50 Amazon gift card!
Register and see upcoming classes here: https://surveymonkey.com/r/MPStriplep
ANNOUNCING THE PARENT LIBRARY! We have a wide variety of books and audiobooks on the topic of parenting that guardians may check out if they wish. Please see the list below and touch base with Ms. Claudine if you are interested in a copy. Books/audiobooks would be checked out under the student’s name and could be delivered through the student or picked up from the main office. Please see our Parent Library list with links to descriptions HERE.
PTO FUNDRAISER: Help the PTO raise money for uniforms for our brand new High School Drumline!. The PTO is also raising funds for the startup costs for our high school students’ T-shirt Design Studio Occupation. Fundraiser dates will be announced soon.
TRAVEL THE WORLD ON YOUR DAYS OFF SCHOOL: GRADES K5-5TH | 9AM-4PM AT DANCEWORKS. Each Danceworks School Day Off Workshop will explore a different country of the world. Discover traditions, music, and the day to day life of children thousands of miles away. Gain insight and discover similarities between other cultures and peoples. Registration for all workshops will close one week before the workshop date. Space is limited – it’s never too early to register! Masks will be required to be worn by all students regardless of vaccination status. Scholarships available! Applications can be found on their website.
-Danceworks flyer HERE
-Click HERE to Register
Hope & Healing Event Calendar
The Hope & Healing Team is excited to share the following events for October! Below are the details for online workshops offered by Sojourner & community organizations. Please call 414-810-1545 for more information.
Upcoming events include, but are not limited to Latinx Diversity Festival, dance classes, and more. For more information please see this LINK
IMPORTANT DATES – Please mark your calendars
Monday, October 18 from 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 20 from 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM
NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 22ND & OCTOBER 25TH
Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, November 9th
ELEMENTARY COACHES NEEDED! Winter Elementary Sports Team Registration is happening soon! We are hoping to form several sports teams for Winter Athletics, but we need coaches to make it happen! Please consider volunteering your time. See below for details. Coaches are paid through Milwaukee Recreation. We will notify parents which teams we have and the registration procedure, based on the teams that we are able to form. Please contact Torre Johnson if you are interested or have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
-Games are held on Saturdays, practice is 1 day a week minimum, practice ideally begins shortly after school dismissal time.
BASKETBALL COACHES and ASSISTANTS needed! The teams we are wishing to form are:
- 1st through 3rd Co-Ed Basketball
- 4th and 5th Co-Ed Basketball
- 6th through 8th grade Co-Ed Basketball
HS ATHLETICS REGISTRATION: Register for WINTER SPORTS NOW. Register for Winter: Cheer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Swim, & Wrestling.
Insurance and a physical are required to be uploaded with your registration.
Physical forms can be found on the registration website, or paper copies are located in the main office. Registration must be complete and approved to begin practice!