Thursday Flyer, November 2, 20234
11/1 - 12/1 - Accepting Applications for Board of Directors
11/5 - Deadline to Order Holiday Evergreens for PTA Fundraiser
11/5 - Hot Lunch Ordering Deadline for Week of 11/13
11/7 - Girls’ Soccer home vs. Bowman, 3:15p
11/8 - Panda Express Family Dining, All Day!
11/9 - Free Dress Day
11/10 - No School - Veterans Day
11/14 - PTA Meeting, 2-3 pm - All are welcome to attend!
11/16 - School Picture Re-Takes & Classroom Pictures (Don’t wear green!)
11/17 - Spirit Day - Neon Day: students may dress in uniforms or in neon!
School Pictures are Ready!
Families should have received an email from JostensPix with information on how to view and order pictures. If you did not receive an email, make sure to create an account at: https://shop.jostenspix.com/login.
Retakes will be on 11/16. Information on families requesting retakes will be shared next week.
Classroom pictures will be taken on 11/16.
Holiday Evergreen Fundraiser ENDS NOVEMBER 5th!
The holidays are fast approaching and the PTA has a wonderful opportunity for you to support the school and deck the halls with some gorgeous greenery!
This fundraiser will help the PTA raise funds for scholarships, campus improvements, student and faculty projects, and fun activities throughout the school year.
Share this link with your friends and family and encourage them to support your student.
Please remind them to indicate your child's classroom as the seller in the checkout page.
All orders are due no later than 9:00pm November 5th!
Items ordered under Local Distribution are expected to be delivered to the school no later than December 5th and will be distributed to parents/guardians ONLY before and after school on the designated days (likely Dec 6-8).
Items ordered under Direct Delivery will be sent directly to the person indicated in the shipping portion of the checkout screen. These items will NOT be available for pickup from the school (shipping is included in the price listed).
Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you so much for your continued support of our school and the PTA efforts!
Board of Directors Election Cycle
The Board of Directors defines the mission of the school and clarifies its philosophy. In conjunction with the School Administrator, the Board establishes the financial, educational, and operational goals of MMCA and ensures that they are achieved annually. The Board may be involved in facility planning, review and approval of legal documents, annual operating budgets, and staffing decisions. The Board of Directors also serves as ambassadors for the school, promoting its successes and building its positive reputation in the community.
Board elections are conducted in November/December of each school year. If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please check out our Candidate Information Packet. Applications will be accepted November 1st thru December 1, 2023.
Meetings are typically held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Please see the School Calendar for the most current information.
Next week, we’re looking forward to seeing Mizuki Kawaguchi, Terrance Planty, and Ryan Leckey as our WatchDOGS!
Yearbook Sales Now Open: Yearbooks are $30 if ordered by December 31st and are printed in full-color, hard-bound format. Ordering available until mid-Spring. The price will go up to $35 beginning in January. Order link HERE.
Pictures Needed: Did you take pictures at our Cultural Day or recent field trips? Please email or text them to: firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in our yearbook!
Here is Aqua Room getting ready to give their class presentations on their historical figures.
MMCA Community Dining Out Day at Panda Express
Join your MMCA family and friends on November 8th at the Panda Express in Rocklin for another fun family dining out event!
MMCA Uniform Requirement Reminder (Mr. B)
MMCA has a uniform policy, the key points of which are highlighted below. There’s a few reasons why I want to remind everyone about our uniform policy now, and they’re connected to sweatshirts and shoes -
We don’t regulate sweatshirts outside of the classroom - but within the classroom, if the sweatshirt is not within our school colors, we could ask students to remove their sweatshirt with the expectation that students have a uniform shirt on underneath.
Some students are wearing oversized, non-uniform sweatshirts and combining that with rolling up their shorts - making the sweatshirt look like a short dress.
Given everything we do with the students outside of the classroom, we need shoes to be closed at the toe and heel - kids can’t do PE in flip flops, for example.
Styles: Uniform-style oxfords, polos, turtlenecks, T-shirts or blouses. Tops must be sleeved (long or short). No crop or midriff shirts. Other than the MMCA logo, all tops must be completely unadorned (no logos, lettering, graphics, sparkles, sheen, patterns, decorative accents, etc.).
Colors (solids): white, blue, or green.
Second layer: sweater, cardigan or vest in uniform colors.
Outerwear: not regulated outside of the classroom.
Hoodies/sweatshirts that are worn in the classroom must follow the regulations for “tops”. Hoodies/sweatshirts with the MMCA logo are acceptable and can be ordered on our website.
Styles: Uniform-style pants, capris, shorts, skirts, dresses, or jumpers not shorter than 2” above the knee.
Colors (solid): Navy blue or tan khaki.
Examples of unacceptable bottoms: jeans, sweat-pants, overalls.
Closed toe and closed heel.
If your student is in need of uniform clothing, please email email@example.com. We have many donated items in excellent condition in a variety of sizes and styles for families who request them.
Parking Lot Safety
Please remember that ultimately, this is a student safety issue, and we are trying to make sure that all of our kids are safe. Whether you are on our driveway, in our parking lot, at the church or the park, please drive slowly and watch out for students. Additionally:
The Speed limit on our driveway and within our parking lot is 5 mph. Please DO NOT exceed this.
The student drop-off/pick-up location is the sidewalk in front of school ONLY
When walking within our parking lot, please use the designated crosswalks.
Please do not leave your car unattended during pick-up - if you need to park, please use a designated parking spot at the school, church or park.
Please do not park in reserved/painted staff spots.
Our “through traffic” lane starts after the Preschool Driveway - not up by the church parking lot.
Additionally, here is a ‘graphical’ representation of our Drop-off, pick-up and parking rules: