Dear MCS Community,
What an awesome week back from vacation! Even though the week started out with some fire alarm excitement on Tuesday morning, we quickly settled into our familiar routines. The world around us was a bit unsettled this week. I commend our teachers in the older grades for taking the time to have meaningful conversations with students about the unrest that we saw occur in our Nation’s capital. Teachers were mindful to keep in mind the age of students and to not cross the line between informing and giving students a space to react and sharing their own personal views.
We continue to do everything possible to keep MCS students, staff, and families healthy. Health screenings will continue during morning drop off, along with temp checking, and increased sensitivity about allowing sickness to enter our building. The weather over the next few months will only continue to get colder. Because of this, there are a few requests that will make the drop off time smoother and faster. Those staff members who stand outside in the cold each morning appreciate you considering the following…
Please have your children ready to exit the vehicle. That means backpack in lap, and mask, jacket, boots, and mittens on.
Please have the child you are dropping off seated on the passenger side. It is dangerous for parents and children to get out of vehicles on the driver’s side. As snow accumulates and the drive gets narrower, it is essential that children exit the vehicle on the passenger side.
Please do not come late. All members of the screening/greeting team have other commitments once this time is over. Please plan to come between 7:50AM and 8:10AM.
Please continue with the friendly good mornings. As a morning greeter, I enjoy seeing students and families each morning. Your kind words and greetings keep us warmer on cold mornings!
See you soon!
Dear MCS Families,
It is very hard for me to believe that vacation ended only four days ago! So much has happened at school and in our country. When I feel pulled in many directions, I try to focus on what I am grateful for.
This week one thing I am grateful for is the huge effort put forth by SAU staff, school staff, and Cafe Services staff for getting the SFS breakfast and lunch program operational. The program provides lunch and breakfasts daily without cost. This week, demand for breakfast and lunch had more than doubled and, on some days it has tripled. Everyone has stepped up to prepare, deliver, and serve these meals without batting an eye. Thank you.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please visit the website and click on the MCS lunch menu for the press release or the fresh picks icon to create an account and/or order your lunch and breakfasts. Remember that all meals come with milk, so you do not need to order milk a la carte if you also order a meal. IMPORTANT - if your child wants chocolate milk with their Friday free lunch meal, you must select the chocolate milk on the menu. Please order by noon the day before the meals are prepared. Of course feel free to order the week of meals at one time, that would help staff be prepared.
Finally, since we are still offering milk for .30 on the a la carte menu (this is now the only way to order milk), you will be asked for your credit/debit card. However, you will not be charged for the breakfast or lunch you ordered. Families receiving free or reduced lunches will not have to put in a credit/debit card.
Coordinator of Student Services