Hello! We had a another great week at MLC filled with going on field trips, reading, preparing for the book fair, and learning new skills through electives. Don't forget that this week is a four-day school week and there is no school tomorrow for Friday 10/13. On Sunday our 6th-graders will be meeting at MLC and they are heading to a full week of Outdoor School. I'll be here on Sunday to help load busses. I am hoping to go visit our 6th graders on Tuesday at their camps.
Please fill out the volunteer and interest Survey. It is so helpful to have this information. The PTSA is hoping to cater to community interests for their information evenings, so please fill out the survey to let us know what you'd like to learn on those information nights. The first PTSA information night is on Wednesday October 18th at 6:30pm. More information will be coming soon about the topics, but we plan on having a few sessions such as the history of the MLC neighborhood and school and information about the timeline for the recreation of the MLC symbol.
The Wild West Book Fair is coming to the MLC Library next week from October 16th to October 20th. Thank you to Prairie Lily for helping to organize and lead this school-wide event! Check out all the details and how to volunteer at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mlcpdx. If you have questions, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't make it to the book fair? Here is the link for buying a book gift card that your child can use at the book fair: On-line book purchase link .The Book Fair raises money for the MLC Library to buy books and other supplies. Kiva, Tim and MLC students depend on this twice yearly fundraiser to keep the shelves stocked with current book titles.
We also have the MLC Pizza Night coming up on Thursday Oct. 26th 5:00-7:30pm. The PTSA is proud to announce that the pizza is being served up hot, ON-SITE by MLC family owned, Via Chicago! http://viachicagopizza.com. Pizza will be served out on our blacktop and the main floor of the building will be open for socializing. All families are welcome.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hello! This week we had our first MLC All School Gathering of 2017-2018. All of our students gathered in the auditorium and our fabulous 12th-grade students introduced our amazing kindergarten students to the MLC community. In their introductions, each 12th-grade student shared a time when their kindergarten buddy had showed courage. We have very courageous kindergarteners here at MLC. It was a wonderful way to begin our October!
We also started our 1x8 elective program on Tuesday. It has been going really well. Students have been engaged and excited about these new learning opportunities. Please note that the chain to the blacktop will be up until 2:50 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays due to students in electives using the blacktop. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have offered us their expertise and generosity with their time.
Tomorrow 10/6 I will be hosting a Principal Coffee/Tea (with treats) in the cafeteria from 8:45-9:15. This is an opportunity to meet informally and talk about what's happening at MLC and ask questions. I hope you can join me. Also, if you are interested in being on our MLC Symbol Committee, please let me know. I've already had some parent interest, and we are going to be developing a timeline.
Next week we have the PSAT on Wednesday October 11th for all sophomores from 8:15-12:15. If you have a 10th-grader, make sure they get plenty of sleep the night before. We will not have school on Friday October 13th because it is a statewide inservice day for all of Oregon.
Have a great weekend (it's almost here)!