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Keep your eyes peeled for our 2nd & 3rd Grade Tech Camp Registration being held in February....
Spaces fill up fast!
5th Grade held our first Tech Camp for Kindergarten and 1st Graders last week. Over the three days each group created Puppet Pal movies with their 5th Grade camp counselors. Here are the premiers of each group's movies. Each movie can be enlarged. Parents of campers can click on the titles to download the movie to your computer. Any questions about downloading email Ms. Juliano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday was Report Card Day and all students should have brought home their first semester report card. This document will keep families up to date on students' current progress toward meeting grade level standards. Please remember that all students have the entire year to show mastery, so this is just a snapshot of their achievement so far. Besides subject grades, report cards include the teachers' comments, attendance, and grades that reflect Successful Learner Behaviors. Please be sure to review all of the information on the report card with your child and assist him or her in reflecting on their strengths, weaknesses, and effort. It is a great time to set new goals. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher directly.
Please be sure to sign the report card envelope and send the empty envelope back to school to be used in June for your child's final report card of the year.
Happy New Year! With every new year comes change and progress, and this is especially true with our children. To help you keep up with your child's journey from pre-Kindergarten through high school, we have provided links to a valuable toolkit. Within the Parent Toolkit you will find information on academics, nutrition, physical and social/emotional development that will assist you tracking and supporting progress at each stage. Please feel free to share the links with parents within your school communities.
I hope you and your family enjoyed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day together yesterday! One of my favorite quotes from the late Dr. King is "The time is always right to do what is right." Our school enjoys partnering with you to help students grow, not only intellectually, but also ethically and morally. This is a responsibility we take very seriously and through our "Be Kind" and "No Place for Hate" initiatives we strive to guide youngsters to make good choices and stamp out bullying.
Today begins the second semester of the year. Our students "re-set" any citations back to zero, giving them a clean slate and a chance to show they can do what is right each day. Because our Nevada Academic Content Standards are year-long goals for mastery, students' grades will continue to show their progress toward meeting standards by June. Look for students' report cards to come home on Friday. Please review your child's progress together and sign the report card envelope. The envelope should be returned to school, empty, next Monday Students will receive a Mack dollar for returning their envelope on time.
Students have saved and spent lots of Mack Money this year! Today is Mack Money Privilege Day and many students have paid Mack Money to have special opportunities throughout the school. These privileges range from working in the front office to being the assistant principal or the principal. Some students will enjoy helping in the lunchroom, helping a teacher, or even being the custodial assistant. If you have time this week, ask you child how much Mack Money they earned the first semester and how they spent it.
Have a great week!
I hope you've enjoyed the two-week winter break with family and friends and that you and
your children are feeling rested and excited to be back at school! There are a number of
important school dates this month, so please check out the reminders below. Additionally, in honor of the new year, I hope that you and your children take some time to set some new goals for school. Here are a few suggestions:
Important Dates in January
Monday, Jan. 4 Classes Resume
Wednesday, Jan. 13 PTO Meeting at 2:30/ Parent Portal Class at 3:00
Friday, Jan. 15 End of the Semester
Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school)
Tuesday, Jan. 19 Mack Money Privileges for Students
Friday, Jan. 22 Report Cards Distributed
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The Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) is a new department in the Clark County School District. We know that students thrive when their families are engaged in helping them learn. Family engagement is a partnership recognizing the collaboration between family, school and community to make sure every student succeeds.
The Nate Mack community works together to meet the individual needs of all students by building meaningful academic, personal, and cultural connections. These connections are made through classroom instruction, integrated technology, and unique experiences that promote global awareness.
To prepare our students for the demands of the 21st century, we use data to drive standards-based instruction and maximize growth in all students. Students strive to meet high academic expectations and personal goals.
The Nate Mack staff model lifelong learning by continually refining and improving our practice through professional development, collaboration, and self-reflection.
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