MCC November Newsletter
MCC November Newsletter
Posted on 11/01/2018
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The month of November is a great time to stop and reflect on the things we for which we are thankful:

  • Having an opportunity to support  a great group of students
  • Working as a team with parents/guardians

  • Having multiple students increase their time transitioning to general education buildings

  • Starting a transition for an additional student this week
  • Observing students as they increase academic and social skills

  • Watching dedicated staff members work through challenging situations with students

  • Holding parent/teacher conferences with 93% of our students’ parents

  • Welcoming new students at the MCC

We hope you find many things to be thankful for at this time of the year as well.

Important Dates:

Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 - Red Ribbon &

Positive Peer Influence Week

Nov. 2 - Picture Retake Day

Nov. 6 - NO SCHOOL / Election Day

Nov. 12 - Nov. 16 - American Education Week

Nov. 14 - National Education Support

Professional Day

Nov. 16 - NO SCHOOL

Nov. 16 - FZ Trivia Night

Nov. 21 - 23 - Thanksgiving Break


Dec. 21 - Jan. 4 - Winter Break


Jan. 7 - School Resumes

Fall Parties

The staff at the MCC will soon be sharing information with you on fall room parties. By celebrating the season, instead of just the one day of Halloween, our teachers and students have some flexibility in choosing a party date that works best for them. It also helps parents because there is no need to worry about a costume for school. Parents who might otherwise have had to work on one costume for Halloween night and another one that is school appropriate will no longer have that worry.

The following are the times on Nov. 2, when the fall parties will take place:

Ms. Jill - 1 - 2 pm

Ms. Karey and Mr. Tommy - 1:45 - 2:45 pm

Ms. Dasha and Ms. Becca - 1:30 - 2:30 pm

*Remember to be a parent volunteer a new form has to be on file with MCC.  Please check with Kathy in the office if you are interested in helping.

Veterans Day Celebration

Teachers and staff are getting together activities to complete for Veterans Day.  We also have been invited once again to attend that Veterans Day Assembly at Westhoff Elementary. Teachers will be sending information home as needed for this celebration.

Mentor Committee                     

The Committee Highlight for the month of         November is our Mentor Committee. Staff members who are a part of this committee develop activities that involve paring an older & younger student to complete a project together.  During this project, the students talk and build social confidence and trust with their mentor peer. The October mentor project was pumpkin decorating. We encourage you to ask your student about their mentor!

Postive Peer Influence Week / Red Ribbon Week

The Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, the Mike Clemens Center participated in Postive Peer Influence Week and Red Ribbon Week.  The committee developed a week of activities that encouraged positive influences in the lives of our students. We had dress up days, Officer Julie Long came in to speak to the elementary and secondary classes, as well as  peer building activities throughout the building.

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).

(*pictures of projects and etc. that were located in the newsletter was withdrawn for this version of the newsletter.) You can find pictures of student work in the album on the website.