Elementary Update, Oct-Nov 2022: Volunteer for the Book Fair; Fall Family Conferences; New Literacy Curriculum

Hello MPES families, Almost every day as I help walk the kindergarten and 1st grade students from lunch to recess, at least one student will ask me if they need to wear a jacket. The rule is, if it is 60 degrees or higher, no jacket is required. For me, it’s not just whether or… Continue Reading Elementary Update, Oct-Nov 2022: Volunteer for the Book Fair; Fall Family Conferences; New Literacy Curriculum

Elementary Update, September 2022: Homecoming Week, Parade Expectations, First Family Educational Partnership Meeting

Hello MPES families, As I passed by a staff member in the hallway this morning, she noted, “It’s sweatshirt weather, but I don’t mind.” It was a small reminder of the one constant in life: change. The seasons, especially in Wisconsin with their slow yet visible transitions from one to the next, can be viewed… Continue Reading Elementary Update, September 2022: Homecoming Week, Parade Expectations, First Family Educational Partnership Meeting

Elementary Update, August 2022: Welcome Back; Parking Procedures; Attendance Guidelines; What to Expect on the First Week

“School is just around the corner…” An apt comparison that people have shared with me lately, and as the first day draws closer, that corner can feel like I am going a little too fast! After 22 years of teaching and leading, no amount of preparation seems to be enough to feel prepared for the… Continue Reading Elementary Update, August 2022: Welcome Back; Parking Procedures; Attendance Guidelines; What to Expect on the First Week

Elementary Update, Summer 2022: Time Flies; Library Access in July; After School Program Interest Survey; E.L.A. Curriculum Selection

  Hello Mineral Point Elementary School families, Today is our first day of summer school. It’s nice to see the kids and staff back in the school. Speaking with one staff member this morning, she commented on how quickly the summer goes. “Once you hit the 4th of July, time just flies.” I agreed, and… Continue Reading Elementary Update, Summer 2022: Time Flies; Library Access in July; After School Program Interest Survey; E.L.A. Curriculum Selection

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)