December Newsletter MCC
December Newsletter MCC
Posted on 12/04/2018
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December News:

Fort Zumwalt School District

Mike Clemens Center

December 2018

Dr. Bernard DuBray - Superintendent

Dr. Deanne McCullough - Exec. Director of Behavior Supports

Dr. Tanya Deering - Administration Intern

Notes from the Principal:

The end of first semester is quickly approaching, with the last day being Thursday, Dec. 20. Students will receive 2nd quarter report cards Jan. 7, the day we return from winter break.

MAP scores from last spring are being released from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and information will be coming home soon in regards to parent reports.  We will keep you updated as we receive more information.

December will bring us more cold weather, however we continue to go outside whenever possible.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately so they can participate in recess activities.

Our entire MCC team wishes each of you a wonderful holiday break and a very Happy New Year!

Dr. Deanne McCullough

Dr. Tanya Deering

Important Dates:


Dec. 5 - Early Release Day

Dec. 20 - End of 2nd Quarter

Dec. 21 - Jan. 4 - Winter Break



Jan. 7 - School Resumes

Jan. 7 - Report Cards Sent Home

Jan. 9 - Early Release Day

Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Bday


Jan. 21-25 - School Board Recognition


Feb. 4 - 8 - National School Counseling Week

Feb. 6 - 3rd Quarter Progress / Early Release Day ALL

Feb. 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day

Committee Spotlight

The Committee Spotlight for December is the Social Skills Committee.  This Committee looks for activities that can be incorporated in everyday learning as well as special occasions that assist with students building their social skills.  Social Skills are as important to implement as academics and we bestow these skills by completing activities.

This year we utilized Red Ribbon Week as a Social Building Week with dress up days and social building activities like classroom community flags and crafts that were displayed in the building.  MCC students even had the pleasure of Officer Julie Long coming and talking to them about positive behaviors and social interactions.

2019 MLK Contest (NEA)                                                               

MNEA Human Rights Committee sponsors 2019 MLK Contest.  The Missouri NEA Human Rights Committee is sponsoring the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay-Poster Contest for K-12 public school students.  “Honoring Dr. King: Looking Back and Moving Forward” is the theme for the 2019 contest. Winners are chosen at several levels: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  Gift cards are awarded to first place ($50), second place ($30) and third place ($20) winners in each of the five categories. Teacher of winning students will also receive a gift card.  An MNEA affiliated local association should host the initial contest and submit all three state winners in any or all of the five age categories (up to 15 entries per local association). MCC Artwork: 1. A pricture of a door that says Let It Snow with a snowman. 2. Window clings that says Be Thankful. 3. Holdiay door that is red with ornaments and a tree. 4. Turkey with a variety of color feathers. 5. Window stained glass art projects.

Winter Weather

Wondering about inclement weather and potential

school cancellations? Click here for information.

Please make sure your telephone information is current so we can reach you on the correct numbers.

The snow day from 11/15/18 will be made up on

Friday, May 24, 2019. A complete district calendar can

be found here.

Coats, hats, and gloves are important. We try to get

students outside for fresh air at recess on days when the

weather allows.  Since the safety of your child is our top priority, there are many factors included in the decision on when it is safe to have outdoor recess besides just the temperature.  Per board policy, wind chill and time of exposure also play a role.  Assessing the playground and recess equipment for snow, ice, or any potential harm is also a part of the procedure.

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Winter Parties

The teachers will be planning their classroom winter parties over the next couple of weeks.  Information regarding the date, time, and requests for supplies for the parties will be sent home with your child soon. We thank you in advance for helping us create a celebration the students will enjoy!