Elementary Update, April/May 2022: Spring Events, Summer School, Family Group, Literacy Curriculum Review

Hello elementary school families, Today I was reminded that there are nineteen days left of school. Time has played out differently at different times these past couple of school years. Time felt slower when stress was high. Now that we are in full swing of the last quarter of this school year, days zip by.… Continue Reading Elementary Update, April/May 2022: Spring Events, Summer School, Family Group, Literacy Curriculum Review

Elementary School Update, February/March 2022: Changing Weather, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Sign Up for PEP

Hello Mineral Point Elementary families, I am not sure I believe the saying that March “comes in like a lion.” For me it snuck in like a mouse! One thing we did notice recently is that it’s been two years since the pandemic started. For all of us in public education, it’s our third year… Continue Reading Elementary School Update, February/March 2022: Changing Weather, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Sign Up for PEP

Elementary Update, January 2022: Our Condolences; Reminder About Visitors; Diverse Books in Classrooms; Parent Educational Partnership Update

Hello MPES Families, We were heartbroken when we learned that two of our community firefighters, Brian Busch and Jim Ludlum, died while reporting to a call. The teachers, staff and students send our sincerest condolences to the families and the fire department. In a small community, this type of situation impacts so many people. Brian’s… Continue Reading Elementary Update, January 2022: Our Condolences; Reminder About Visitors; Diverse Books in Classrooms; Parent Educational Partnership Update

Elementary Update, November/December 2021: Digital Learning; Data Retreat; Family Involvement

Hello MPES families, For educators, November and December is almost one month. With the holidays along with related events, it feels like it goes by quickly. Hopefully we all get a chance to catch our collective breaths over the winter break. Next are a few updates from the building. (As a friendly reminder, no parking… Continue Reading Elementary Update, November/December 2021: Digital Learning; Data Retreat; Family Involvement

Elementary Update, October 2021: Veterans Day; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Parking; and Moving Toward Independence

Happy Friday to all MPES families! Even though it is two days away from Halloween, the staff and faculty do a nice job of engaging the students in academic tasks. For example, students are given time to independently read texts from the classroom library and the LMC. We know that not everyone celebrates these types… Continue Reading Elementary Update, October 2021: Veterans Day; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Parking; and Moving Toward Independence

Elementary Update: September 2021 (building project; open house; and pandemic response)

Hello MPES families! The school year has started well. We certainly have multiple updates yet to make with the building project, but we are overall pleased with the results. I hope you can join us for Open House on Wednesday, October 6 from 5-7 P.M. Also a constant in our lives is our response to… Continue Reading Elementary Update: September 2021 (building project; open house; and pandemic response)

Elementary Update: August 2021

Hello MPES families, In spite of all our challenges, we are looking forward to seeing everyone in September! The building project is progressing and the teachers are putting in lots of time to get the classrooms ready for students. As we prepare for a new year, I wanted to share some updates for the first… Continue Reading Elementary Update: August 2021

Equity Projects

Hello MPES families, With only a couple of weeks left of school, the clock is ticking not only on the end of the year, but also to prepare for summer school and the fall return. (Watch for summer school registration in the Pointer Press.) Conversely, this can also be a time to slow down and… Continue Reading Equity Projects

Elementary Summer School Programming Survey

Hello MPES families, Below is a link to a survey regarding summer school dates and programming. Summer School Programming Survey We would appreciate any feedback you can provide as we prepare these opportunities. Take care, Matt Renwick, Principal, Mineral Point Elementary School