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!

Weekly Update 8/27/18

posted Aug 26, 2018, 12:07 PM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES!  We had an amazing first week of school last week!  We are looking forward to greeting our scholars again on Monday morning!  We want to remind parents to make sure that you complete the parent information packets and send them back to school if you have not yet done so.  School safety is our priority. This week we will begin practicing our safety drills. In the case of a real emergency, we will contact parents via this messenger system.  However, we will not send out messengers after a drill. Please be aware that we practice safety drills throughout the year to ensure that scholars know what to do in case of a fire or lockdown.

One of our goals this year is to reach a 95% attendance rate.  Last year, we had an attendance rate of 89.4% which we know had a significant impact on student achievement.  According to the Attendance Works website, When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.  Between August and September, there are only 23 days of school. Every moment matters! Please make sure that your child attends school everyday so that they get every opportunity to be successful!

Minnequa is an AVID school. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  As an AVID school, we focus on building level systems that support Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn.  These are skills that prepare our youth for college and career readiness! Don’t forget to wear your college shirts on Monday to promote college awareness!

This is a reminder that we have a couple of fun family events coming up in September.  Mark your calendars for Open House on September 5th and Zoo Night on September 19th. Also, September 3rd is Labor Day and there is no school. Have an amazing week!


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!


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