UPCOMING NO SCHOOL DAYS
November 23 – 25th, NO SCHOOL
Reading Corner – Library Updates
Contact Ms. Raasch via email with any questions: RAASCHTL@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
MacDowell Montessori encourages all families to carve out time in their busy schedules to create a habit of reading aloud with children at home. Reading aloud, even for a short time (10-15 minutes) helps create positive experiences with reading, builds foundational literacy skills, and helps strengthen the adult-child bond. Allowing students to choose the books they read will add excitement and engagement.
Ms. Raasch LOVES to give book recommendations. Don’t hesitate to send her an email if you’re struggling to choose or find books to read together!
All parents are encouraged to take 10 minutes to watch this TED Talk that beautifully explains Why we should all be reading aloud to children | Rebecca Bellingham | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet
Partnership Spotlight! Our Kindergartners worked with their classroom teachers, our amazing parent volunteers, and our partner FoodRight on a cooking project last week. Students chopped vegetables and fresh herbs and made a delicious dressing for a healthy salad. Students were encouraged to taste everything, and most of them really enjoyed it. Healthy habits start early!
HBCU week at MacDowell! High school advisories engaged in a poster decorating contest celebrating an HBCU of their choice. Seniors took a field trip downtown to the Empower Me Tour, where they interviewed for admission and scholarships to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
PRE ORDER YEARBOOKS
We are taking preorders for our school yearbooks! All students who had their photo taken will be in their classroom / grade level layout in this yearbook. We create two separate yearbooks, one for K3-6th grade students & one for 7-12 grade students. Yearbooks are delivered at the end of the school year. There are separate yearbook order links for each yearbook, please see order information below:
K3-6th grade yearbooks will cost $15 – order online at ybpay.com – code is 14324523
7-12th grade yearbooks will cost $25 – order online ybpay.com code is 14880023
!!!! OPT-IN TO TEXT MESSAGING: This will allow you to receive updates regarding transportation changes, school newsletters, school closings and so much more. Follow these instructions to ensure you are receiving important information:
Families should send a text message to: 67587 to connect to the new system.
In the message, send Y or YES to ensure that you continue to receive important texts from your school and district.