~Monday, January 16th, NO SCHOOL, MLK Jr. Day
~Wednesday, January 18, 11 AM – 8 PM, Saz’s Night for the PTO
~Wednesday, January 25th, 5 PM, SEC Meeting
~Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30-6:30, PTO Meeting
~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
~Friday, February 17, NO SCHOOL
~Monday, February 20, NO SCHOOL
~February 23rd, 6:00-7:30 PM, Black History Month Celebration
Congratulations to our 10th grade student Raylen Jones! Raylen will represent MacDowell next week in the MLK Celebration Art Exhibit. His work was submitted by Mr. McElrone and was awarded 3rd place in the High School division. His work will help spread the message of Working Toward a World of Peace.
Join in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Monday, January 16, 2023, is the formal observance of the birthday of Dr. King. The Milwaukee community, along with Milwaukee Public Schools students and teachers, will observe Dr. King’s birthday and learn about his legacy throughout the week. King would be 94 years old this year.
Students and families are encouraged to observe this important holiday by participating in celebrations and services, reading books or watching videos about Dr. King’s life and legacy, listening to one of Dr. King’s speeches, or discussing the Civil Rights Movement.
Milwaukee will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration, sponsored by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, on Monday, January 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. This year marks the 39th annual birthday event in Milwaukee, which is one of only two cities that have celebrated the holiday annually since 1984. Student winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech and Essay Contests will deliver their speeches and read their essays during the celebration. Artwork by winners in the Art Contest will be featured. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts web page.
More family resources are available at The King Center, The Nobel Prize, and National Geographic Kids.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is located at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, 53202.
We hope you join the celebration. Happy birthday, Dr. King!!
Fancy Dance – Friday Feb 3rd (K3-6th Grade), 6-7:30 PM
RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/MacFancy
Come Support The Pto And Join Us For Saz’s Night Next Week!
Wednesday, January 18th – Thank you for your support!
Middle School Chess Club (7th – 8th)
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM
First chess meeting will be Wednesday, January 18th.
Chess flyers were distributed to all students who expressed interest in joining. Form and fee ($25) are due to the main office.
Winter Session Upper Elementary Book Club (4th, 5th, 6th)
Spots still remain!
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. 13 at 11:00am and our first meeting will be next week, Thursday, Jan. 12.
FOOD RIGHT AT MACDOWELL
Our K5 students have recently concluded their Youth Chef Academy Food Right program at MacDowell where they explored where food comes from, experimented with growing microgreens, learned about nutritious foods, & prepared simple & delicious plant-based dishes.
This month our Upper Elementary students have begun their Youth Chef Academy classes, which will teach them how to prepare healthy meals and snacks inspired by world cuisines. Our 4th – 6th grade students are excited to learn and develop their basic cooking skills while they explore nutrition and the foods that help them to grow strong and stay healthy.
This week’s recipe was a delicious Confetti Kale Salad which was a big hit.
A copy of this recipe can be found here: Confetti Kale Salad
All of Food Right’s recipes can be found here: https://www.foodright.org/blog
MARCUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
- Youth Step Workshop
- Free opportunity for 12-17-year-olds, registration required
- Thursday, Jan 19th 2023 4:30-5:30 PM
- Location: Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – FREE!
Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding.
Learn the fundamentals of stepping from members of Step Afrika! Join us for this interactive workshop, where you will also learn about stepping’s traditional African roots and how it correlates with organizations like the Divine 9.
Ages: 12-17, Beginner to Intermediate Level (capacity 40 students)
REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7RH2xuRQg1HiYTf04kOofBq0XHV7Emug_wZmUCHv8V3kLrw/viewform
Family Nights is a program designed to encourage families to attend theater on a regular basis. For those who participate, it is a dynamic, interactive experience that changes the way families look at each show and each other. The goal of the program is not only to introduce families to the magic of the performing arts, but also to create lasting memories through special family activities to give a deeper perspective on what they will be seeing. This program is free to all families who register.
Attached HERE is this year’s list of Family Nights performances.
Here’s how it works.
Review the first page of the flier, which lists the shows and performances. There is a description and video to complement each performance.
- Click on the blue bar at the bottom of the page to register.
- Please enter your email address to move to the next page.
- Us the drop-down menu under “Organization or Affiliation” to select the appropriate organization.
- Continue down the page to complete the rest of the form.
- Please select the shows (select as many as you’re interested in attending).
- Once you hit “Submit” you will receive an RSVP.
We will track the registrants and their affiliations. Your tickets will be held under your name/affiliation in Will Call. It’s extremely important to attend the performances you and your families sign up for. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Parent/Student Handbook on Rights, Responsibilities, and Discipline