As we head into the holiday season, we
all begin to think about gifts. Children
begin to create their wish lists and parents begin to plan their budgets. If all parents were told that there was one
gift you could give your child that would make a lasting difference on the rest
of their life and that this gift was of no cost, would you not want to give
that to your child?
That gift you can give your child is to read with them at
night for just 30 minutes. It will give
your child precious minutes of your attention.
It will give your child a boost on the one skill that affects all other
learning. Reading is the most important
skill a child can develop. It is the
pathway to success in school, to graduation from high school, success in
college, and career success in life.
These are all things we want for our children.
This year as you celebrate the holidays, set aside time to
read with your children. You can read to
them, listen to them read, read a book as a family, or with older children be
sure they set aside time to read. Take
time to talk with your child about what they are reading. Have them tell you their favorite part, what
they learned, tell about a favorite character and who that character reminded
them of, or even to tell you what they did not like about the book and
why. Reading can be done in any
language. If you are uncomfortable
reading, find someone else that can read for you such as an older sibling, an aunt
or uncle, or even a neighbor.
This year give your child a gift that will last the rest of
their life – your time spent with your child reading.
Lois Klein, Superintendent
District School Calendar
The District calendar for future years is up for
review. District school calendars are
part of the negotiated contracts with employees and are approved by the Board
of Education. In order to allow the
District time to consider a wide variety of calendar options for the future,
the 2015-2016 calendar has been approved following the calendaring pattern of
the previous year. The calendar
development process will include opportunities for parents and community
members to provide, evaluate, and prioritize ideas. This input will then be utilized along with
input from all staff members. A drafted
calendar or two drafted calendars will be presented to the Board of Education
for approval. Calendars for the years
2015-2017 and beyond are expected to be approved and posted
on the District website by June 30, 2015.
Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28
All Schools Closed
Mon, Dec 1 - Thu, Dec 4
Dismissal @ 12:15
Monday, December 1
MHS Girls and Boys Basketball
Open Gym - 5:30Pm-7PM
Tuesday, December 2
Alpine Ski Sign-ups in the MES Library 1:00 - 4:00 pm
MLP&R @ MMS MPR
5:30 - 7:00PM
19% chance of precipitation.
0% chance of precipitation.