Thursday Flyer May 20, 2021
Thursday Flyer 5.20.2021
Nothing new to report this week, besides our weekly reminder about our COVID-19 protocols: While we are excited to be back to our “normal” bell schedule, ALL of our COVID-19 Safety Protocols will remain in place. These protocols can be found on our COVID-19 News page: https://www.mmcharter.org/newsletters. COVID-19 is still prevalent within our community. We need to continue to be diligent, and our weekly reminder about our basic COVID-19 protocols regarding student/staff illness and quarantines is available here.
State Testing Update
I’ve received a couple inquiries regarding state CAASPP testing. The short answer is, given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not doing them this year, and anticipate that we will be doing them again next year. We will be doing our normal end of year assessments with all the students so that we know where their core skills are at and so we can fill out our detailed standards-based report cards. One of the assessment tools we normally use is called ScootPad. The ScootPad program is ultimately controlled by the same entity that makes the college entrance ACT. ScootPad has a practice CAASPP test for each grade level. History has taught us that this practice test is actually harder than the state’s CAASPP test, and we’ve used this test in the past as a way to help the kids prepare for CAASPP. Even though we are not taking the state’s CAASPP test this year, we are still having our students take the ScootPad practice CAASPP test, as it gives our teaching staff another metric to use in evaluating student performance.
MMCA Garden - Garden Workday This Weekend!
The garden needs your help! In order to restore it for next school year, the MMCA Garden will be hosting a work day on Sunday, May 23 from 9-11am. Click the link and sign-up!
June Hot Lunch / Breakfast Menus Available
The June menu is available on www.mmca.boonli.com. Orders for June are due tonight by 11.59pm.
Summer School Update - less than 5 spots left
We have a few spots left in our Summer School program, specifically at 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. For all other grade levels, applications submitted will go to the waitlist. The registration link for Summer School is HERE.
Summer Camp Update - Spots are filling up fast and we’ve changed a couple of the weekly themes!
With three weeks of registration being open, here’s our updated availability:
Week 1 Fairytales: space available
Week 2: Planes, Boats & Rockets: 1 spot left
Week 3: Garden & Animals: 4 spots left
Week 4: Red, White & Blue: space available
Week 5: Superheroes: full
Week 6: Luau: full
Week 7: A Walk Through Seasons: full
Week 8: Sports: full
Week 9: Art, Music and Talent: space available
If you’re wanting your child(ren) to participate, get them signed up ASAP! The updated themes and descriptions, as well as the registration paperwork, are all available on our Summer Camp website at this link: https://www.mmcharter.org//summer-camp.