WELCOME BACK and Happy New Year!
We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Winter Break.
~Tuesday, January 10th, 3:30 PM, Upper El Nature’s Classroom Meeting, Library
~Monday, January 16th, NO SCHOOL, MLK Jr. Day
~Wednesday, January 18, 11AM – 8 PM, Saz’s Night for the PTO
~Saturday, January 28th, 12:45 PM, HS Boys Basketball City Review, Al Maguire Center
~Friday, February 3rd, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Elementary Fancy Dance, School Gym
~Saturday, February 11, 1-4 PM, Montessori Summit, MacDowell
~Thursday, February 16, 7:00-9:00 PM, Middle School Dance
~February 23rd, 6:00-7:30 PM, Black History Month Celebration
Come Support The Pto And Join Us For Saz’s Night
On Wednesday, January 18th
Thank you for your support!
Juneau Basketball at the City Review – Save the Date!
Event Date: Jan. 28, 2023
12:45 p.m. (Boys) Juneau vs. Golda Meir
Location: Al McGuire Center at Marquette University
Cheer on our HS Boys Basketball team at the eighth edition of The City Review, featuring 10 of Milwaukee’s top boys and girls high school basketball teams!
Join us Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at Marquette University’s Al McGuire Center located at 770 N. 12th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
See below for the full game schedule and ticket information.
MPS Montessori Community Summit – Save the Date!
The Montessori Schools Summit will be Saturday, February 11, 1-4pm at MacDowell.
What is the Montessori Summit? It is a chance for families to learn more about Montessori education and watch classrooms (‘Glass Classrooms’) and students in action. See what a typical day is like in the Montessori environment at all levels – primary, lower elementary, upper elementary, early adolescents, and high school. Trained MPS Montessori teachers will be on hand in Question-and-Answer rooms to provide additional information.
See the Flyer HERE
MPS Kindergarten Enrollment – Save the Date!
Will your child turn 3, 4, or 5 by September 1, 2023? Don’t forget to enroll them at MacDowell! Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will begin Saturday, February 4, 2023, and will end March 5, 2023. Current MacDowell students need not reapply. We will send enrollment directions closer to the enrollment date. If you have enrollment questions please contact Ms. Claudine at 414-339-5796.
Winter Session Upper Elementary Book Club (4th, 5th, 6th)
MacDowell students who enjoy reading (or who want to learn to enjoy reading!) are invited to join an after school book club with school librarian, Ms. Raasch, and Upper Elementary teacher, Ms. Mary, on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm. Together they will share their passion and enthusiasm for books and reading while engaging students with book talks, author studies, genre exploration, mini-lessons, goal-setting, discussion, and reflection. Students will have choice and voice in selecting available titles to read and will agree to read daily on their own, working to increase their stamina over time. Book Club will guide readers to practice habits and techniques that create and grow lifelong readers!
COMPLETE THIS FORM to enter your child in the lottery for this after school club. Spaces are limited! Lottery will run on Monday, Jan. 9 at 11:00am and our first meeting will be next week, Thursday, Jan. 12.
Black Arts MKE for 2nd – 5th Grade Students
We are continuing our FREE after-school arts program through “Black Arts MKE” and an MPS program “Partnership For The Arts and Humanities”.
- Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 4:30pm
- January 9th through March 29th
- Students must be able to attend both Mondays and Wednesdays from January 9th through March 29th
There are 20 openings available in Dance (Artist – Karlies Kelley)
- Multicultural Dance of the Americas
There are 20 openings available in Choir (Artist – Camille Hunt)
- Choral, Chants/Rap promoting team work and school culture through helping students write their own music
This is a popular program so please understand that we will be using a lottery to choose students. This form will stop accepting submissions by 2:00pm Friday January 6th. Families will be emailed the results of the lottery to the email included in this form by 5:30 Friday January 6th.
****INTEREST FORM: https://forms.gle/t8Koz9FR2YPGxc3y5
Another Round of Free COVID-19 Home Tests is Available Now
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests (COVID.gov/tests has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)
- Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022
- Place your order here: https://special.usps.com/testkits
Saturday Music Lessons
MPS will offer a variety of lessons for students who want to learn piano, ukulele, woodwinds, brass, and more! Classes will run Jan. 28 to April 29, 2023, and are taught at Hamilton High School and Milwaukee Marshall High School. Download a flyer to learn more. Registration opens Dec. 8, 2022.
Community Conversation Sessions
MPS will be hosting quarterly virtual community conversations to strengthen communication and collaboration across the Milwaukee community. Our next session is on Wednesday January 11, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Our topic will be the Culture, Climate and Alternatives to Suspensions Toolkit as well as supporting student attendance. We will spend time in breakout rooms holding a discussion with participants.
All community conversations will be held virtually from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the following dates on topics identified. Spanish translation will be available.
- Wednesday January 11, 2023: Attendance and The Culture & Climate Toolkit
- Wednesday March 15, 2023: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
- Wednesday May 17, 2023: Pre-college and Summer Activities
Community Conversation flyer- HERE
Participants are encouraged to register in advance and submit any questions they would like to see addressed.
FREE January Parenting Classes with The Parenting Network
Parenting isn’t always easy. Triple P is here to help! Triple P providers teach families how to spend less time battling misbehavior and more time building close relationships. You’ll develop positive parenting skills to manage stress and encourage healthy habits. And that can mean more good days for your family. Sessions are virtual or in person as noted.
View the upcoming schedule HERE