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The 2017-18 school year is well under way! Teachers, community volunteers and families have gotten our students off to a great start. Several programs are continuing at Michener Elementary this year.
Fluency Friends come daily to read with our students. These community leaders spend their lunch and break times reading with our children to help them improve their reading skills. The children love their time reading with an encouraging adult.
Lunch Buddies has begun. Students get to eat lunch with an adult mentor who engages with them. This program has proven to support behavior and academics.
A huge thank you to our Foster Grandparent’s who spend hours and hours in our classrooms guiding students through their academic day. They are able to assist the students in practicing math facts, reading and writing. They are an invaluable source of support for our students.
Good nutrition and healthy living is supported at Michener. With grant monies provided through our Food Service Department, our students receive a healthy fruit or vegetable snack each day. Our gym teacher has received a grant to bring “Jump With Jill” to our building. This energetic assembly will encourage our students to exercise and eat healthy. MSU Extension is again providing classroom lessons on nutrition with food tastings...yum!
We are pleased to provide breakfast and lunch for all of our students again this year under the Universal Breakfast and Lunch program. Breakfast service begins at 8:10 each morning.
I am so honored to be able to work with such dedicated families, staff and volunteers.
Michener Elementary is a neighborhood school with an enrollment of 275-300 students. We serve children from Young 5's through 5th grade. With an on-site Head Start program, our littlest learners are able to prepare for school. Our students all have the opportunity to attend Music, Art, Gym, Spanish and Technology classes each week. Our highly qualified teachers and staff take pride in providing a safe, caring environment where our students can learn and grow.
Michener staff and students have embraced Maple Pride, our district-wide positive behavior support plan. Positive behavior expectations are taught and modeled throughout the day. Students engaging in positive behavior are celebrated!
Due to the support of APS voters who passed a bond in 2016, Michener has received many improvements. Classroom and building technology has been upgraded to support our students' learning. Two rooms have been remodeled so they can serve as our 5th grade classrooms and a collaborative workspace. Around the building and grounds there are upgrades and repairs to windows, doors, fencing and storage. The newly paved parking lot will provide a safe place for parents to drop-off and pick-up children who do not ride the bus.
When the “feels like” temperature (wind chill factored in) is 10 degrees Fahrenheit and above, students will go outside for recess. All students will go outside for recess unless there is a note from a doctor that indicates otherwise. Additionally, if there is snow on the ground we ask that you reinforce the following with your children:
Students will be allowed to play in the snow with boots and/or snow pants on. Boots are required to play in the snow and snow pants will keep the students from getting wet and keep them warm. Additionally, ensure that your child has a hat and gloves.
Students who do not come with boots will be allowed on the blacktop near the playground area only.
Students will be required to wear the winter clothing you send to school with them.
Students will not be allowed to call home to replace wet clothing or shoes. It’s a good idea to keep a spare set of clothes at school.
Snow that is on the ground should stay on the ground.
Research suggests that the movement break that recess provides is much needed by all of our students, so we will monitor the conditions on a daily basis. Safety is our number one priority and will guide all decisions about whether or not to go outside for recess. Looking forward to a fun and safe winter!