Announcements

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
WELCOME BACK MINNEQUA SCHOLARS! 
School begins on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Our School start and end times are 7:45-3:05 for the 2018-2019 school year.  School will begin at 7:45 and release at 3:05 Monday through Thursday.  Scholars may begin arriving no earlier than 7:35 as there is no supervision until 7:35. Scholars will be let into the building at 7:40. Scholars will be marked tardy at 7:46.  If a child is tardy, they should report to the front foyer to receive a tardy slip from the Community Advocate. 

Scholars will receive free breakfast and lunch again this school year.  We are excited to inform you that we have also been awarded the healthy snack grant again for the afternoons Monday through Thursday!

Assessment Days

posted Aug 14, 2018, 10:41 AM by Melissa Patterson

District Assessment Days: Aug. 20-21
No regular school days for scholars.  Teachers will schedule meetings with parents and scholars for goal setting based on data.  Teachers will also provide parents with the handbook, commitment form and homework/contact information.  All scholars and parents are required to attend a meeting with their teacher.

Guide to a 4 Day School Week

posted Jul 30, 2018, 7:09 PM by Melissa Patterson

Check out this link for more information on the 4 day school week!

Dress Code:

posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:30 AM by Renee Hahn   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 9:30 AM ]

Monday- College Shirt Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday- Scholar's Choice- Minnequa shirt optional


Shoes:

 All scholars must wear tennis shoe on PE days. Scholars may keep their tennis shoes in their backpack to change into on PE days.

Scholars are not allowed to wear shoes with wheels.


Spirit Days:

Periodically we have spirit days.  Scholars are expected to dress in spirit wear.  Should they choose not to participate, they are expected to wear their Minnequa uniform.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:29 AM by Renee Hahn   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 9:29 AM ]

To ensure that all children have equal access to school supplies, the school will utilize Title I funding to purchase school supplies for student use. Parents are responsible for purchasing a backpack for their child. If parents would like to donate tissue, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, baby wipes for art, or any other donation, we gladly accept and appreciate the donations.

Minnequa’s Back To School Events

posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:27 AM by Renee Hahn   [ updated Aug 12, 2018, 1:46 PM by Melissa Patterson ]

UPDATED!
Open House
Date: September 5, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:00

*District Assessment Days: Aug. 20-21
No regular school days for scholars.  Teachers will schedule meetings with parents and scholars for goal setting based on data.  Teachers will also provide parents with the handbook, commitment form and homework/contact information.  All scholars and parents are required to attend a meeting with their teacher.

*1st Day of School: August 22, 2018
School Times: 7:45-3:05

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

posted Jun 21, 2018, 12:02 PM by Melissa Patterson   [ updated Aug 12, 2018, 1:48 PM ]

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
WELCOME BACK MINNEQUA SCHOLARS! 
School begins on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Our School start and end times are 7:45-3:05 for the 2017-2018 school year.  School will begin at 7:45 and release at 3:05 Monday through Thursday.  Scholars may begin arriving no earlier than 7:35 as there is no supervision until 7:35. Scholars will be let into the building at 7:40. Scholars will be marked tardy at 7:46.  If a child is tardy, they should report to the front foyer to receive a tardy slip from the Community Advocate. 

Scholars will receive free breakfast and lunch again this school year.  We are excited to inform you that we have also been awarded the healthy snack grant again for the afternoons Monday through Thursday!

Minnequa’s Back To School Events:

*UPDATED

OPEN HOUSE

Date:September 5, 2018

Time: 5:00-6:00

*District Assessment Days- Aug. 20-21

No school days for scholars.  Teachers will schedule meetings with parents and scholars for goal setting based on data.  Teachers will also provide parents with the handbook, commitment form and homework/contact information.  All scholars and parents are required to attend a meeting with their teacher.

*1st Day of School- August 22, 2018

School Times: 7:45-3:05





SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

To ensure that all children have equal access to school supplies, the school will utilize Title I funding to purchase school supplies for student use. Parents are responsible for purchasing a backpack for their child. If parents would like to donate tissue, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, baby wipes for art, or any other donation, we gladly accept and appreciate the donations.



Dress Code:

Monday- College Shirt Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday- Scholar's Choice- Minnequa shirt optional


Shoes:

 All scholars must wear tennis shoe on PE days. Scholars may keep their tennis shoes in their backpack to change into on PE days.

Scholars are not allowed to wear shoes with wheels.


Spirit Days:

Periodically we have spirit days.  Scholars are expected to dress in spirit wear.  

2017-2018 Parent Engagement Survey

posted May 6, 2018, 8:58 PM by Melissa Patterson   [ updated May 6, 2018, 9:09 PM ]

Please take this 5-10 minute survey to provide valuable feedback to our team!  

Check out our Facebook Page

posted Jan 18, 2018, 10:54 AM by Melissa Patterson

https://www.facebook.com/Minnequa-Elementary-School-1533008810335463/

School Messenger 9/10/17

posted Sep 10, 2017, 5:31 PM by Melissa Patterson   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 5:32 PM ]

Good Evening Lil’ Cat Families.  

We hope that you have had a restful weekend!   I would like to send a shoutout to our amazing Lil Cats!  In four days, our scholars contributed over $400.00 for the Texas hurricane victims.  A community member has  generously decided to match the contribution for our donation to the Red Cross bringing the contribution to over $800.00. We had scholars bring in their piggy bank savings, spare change, and anything that they could to help.  This is a great display of empathy which is a positive trait of emotional intelligence.  Mrs. Martinez’s class donated $150.00!  Way to go Kindergartners!

On Monday this week, we will have a Bronco Spirit Day to kick off the Bronco football season.  Scholars may wear their football shirt or jersey.  If they do not participate they must wear their school uniform for Monday.  

We will kickoff our fall fundraiser of selling spirit cups and popcorn on Monday!  We rely on our funds from this fundraiser to support student activities such as open house, classroom pizza parties, field trips, extended learning opportunities and more!  Please help us raise money for our school during this fundraiser!  Scholars will take a fundraising packet home on Monday!

On Tuesday, we will be holding our first PTCO meeting at 3:30 in the Media Center.  Please come and join us to learn how you can get involved with our carnival, site based decision making, popcorn and pickle sales, santa visit, and volunteering.  We hope to see you there.  Our focus this month will be planning for our Wild West Fest Carnival in October.

Here are some attendance Facts for National School Attendance Awareness Month.

Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.

By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

The Irving Bull Pups beat our Minnequa Lil’ Cats last week in our attendance bell challenge by 4%.  Please make sure your child attends school everyday this week!  Our Minnequa Lil Cat scholars want the bell!

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school this week!  Have a great week!


School Messenger 9/3/17

posted Sep 3, 2017, 2:45 PM by Melissa Patterson

Good Evening Lil’ Cat Families.  

This is a reminder that there is no school on Monday due to Labor Day. Enjoy your three day weekend!

I want to send a shout out to our 5th grade scholars for being so respectful to the environment, and the rangers at Beulah Mountain Park last week!  Thank you for sharing the Minnequa Way!  Keep it up!

This month we are celebrating National School Attendance Month!  In honor of National School Attendance Month, any scholar that had perfect attendance last month will receive a small treat this week.  Additionally, we will be celebrating scholars who at school everyday!   Good attendance will help your children do well in high school, college and at work.  Here are some talking points to share with your children.  School is your first and most important job. You’re learning about more than math and reading. You’re learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you’ll know how to show up for work on time every day.  Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime. School only gets harder when you stay home too much. Sometimes it’s tempting to stay home because you’ve got too much work or you don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse.  Last month, we had an attendance rate of 92%.  We need to raise our attendance rate to 95%.  Please make sure your scholar is at school every day!

Our Student Ambassador group will be holding a penny drive throughout this week.  The money will go to support Hurricane relief efforts.  A donation will be made on behalf of our Minnequa Scholars.  Please encourage your kiddos to bring some of their spare change to donate to this cause.

On Thursday of this week, we would like to invite you to join Mrs. Stoddard, our school counselor for a coffee talk from eight thirty to nine thirty.  The topic this month will be on supporting scholars with managing stress and behavior supports.  An R.S.V.P will be sent home this week.  Please send this slip back if you are able to join us for this informational coffee talk with the counselor.

On Wednesday, we will have a shelter in place drill in case of a tornado.

On September 16th, we will host a Zumbathon fundraiser.  This is an event for parents and adults only.  The cost is $10.00 and the event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The money will go towards our 21st century school.  Bring your friends and come Zumba with us for a couple of hours.  

Thank you for all of your support!  Have a great week!



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