Welcome to Mechanicsville
Back to School Night
Wednesday, August 30th, 2012
Nick Shockney, Principal
Ms. Jensen, Assistant Principal
Ms. Preller, School Counselor (filling in for Ms. Jensen)
Ms. Halvorsen, Secretary
Ms. Morelock, Secretary
Ms. Scanlon, Secretary
Ms. Parker, Nurse
Ms. Pettit, School Counselor (filling in for Ms. Preller)
Ms. Quinn, Cafeteria Manager
Ms. Weaver, President
CCPS Parent Guides
Mr. Bob Lord
Ms. Cindy Lord
The Third Grade Team
Ms. Stauder (Ms. Rites, Intern)
The Fourth Grade Team
Ms. Darnley (Ms. Weyforth, Intern)
The Fifth Grade Team
Resource and Special Areas Teams
Special Areas Teachers
Schedule for Tonight
6:00-6:30 Introductions, PTA, and Parent Guides
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
6:30-7:00 6:30-7:00 6:30-7:00
Teacher Presentations Teacher Presentations Teacher Presentations
in Gym in Cafeteria in Media Center
7:00-7:10 7:00-7:10 7:00-7:10
Classroom Visits Classroom Visits Classroom Visits
7:10-7:30 Volunteer Training (Gym)
Mission and Vision
To become a model school of caring, sharing,
and high student achievement.
To work together to promote high student
achievement and lifelong learning for all by
providing a quality education in a safe
Collaboration among and across all stakeholders
Positive learning environment for our students
Life-long learning for all
The success of each individual student
Our Priorities for 2012-2013
1. Improve First-Pass Instruction
2. Focus on the Essentials (new curriculum)
3. Be Results-Oriented and Action-Oriented
Check out the MES School Improvement Plan!
Doors open at 9:00 AM. Will transition to 9:10 AM Monday.
Dismissal begins at 4:00 PM.
Students need to be in their seats by 9:30 AM to avoid
being marked tardy (late).
If your child is absent, a note must be sent in when your
child returns. If a note is not received, the absence will be
marked as unverified.
After a period of time, unverified absences are coded as
Students who leave prior to 4:00 will be marked tardy for the
Extended absences require prior approval.
Thank you for your support!
Please use CCPS transportation.
We have a very small parking lot. Please help
us decrease the volume of traffic in our loop.
Please yield to the buses and provide space for
them to make the turn on Route 32.
Lunch Guests-Please wait at least 2 weeks.
Lunch guests must sign in at the office and receive a
guest sticker. We must have a note in advance for
anyone other a parent or guardian requesting to
have lunch with a student (Grandparents, etc.).
Please consider purchasing lunches through the
prepay lunch program. This can be done for a few
meals, the month, or the year.
Pre-pay forms can be found on the MES website.
Breakfast available daily.
Ms. Quinn, Cafeteria Manager
Student lunch: $2.25
Ice cream $0.75
Student breakfast $1.25
Please do not send in food items for
Special activities involving food items must
be pre-approved by the teacher.
A good alternative: consider purchasing
snacks in the cafeteria for the class at $0.75
An even better idea: pencils and stickers.
Please make sure students are dressed
appropriately and comfortably for learning.
Student dress should not be a distraction to
the student or other students.
Appropriate shoes should be worn daily.
Students will be going outside daily for recess
Parent and Guardian Involvement
PTA meetings, activities, and events
PTA committee chairs
Help at home
We need your help!
Thank You PTA!
Fun family events (Ice Cream Social, Mardi Gras, etc.)
Cultural arts programs
After school clubs
Carpets for classrooms
Bird box camera
Funds for classroom teachers
Field trip funds
MES is a Green School
Send lunch items in plastic containers instead of
Rain garden, butterfly garden, song bird garden,
nature trail, and outdoor classroom.
Please have your children ride the bus to conserve
fuel and help reduce emissions!
Professional Development School
5 Senior Interns
8 Sophomore Student Field Experiences
2 Carroll County Career and Tech Center
MES Website: www.carrollk12.org/mes
Staff email addresses
PTA website link
Menus and meal plans
School improvement plan
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Over 48,000 CARE tickets awarded last year
Student incentives and recognition
Alert Now email system
Update contact information when changes
E-School Plus (Home Access Center)
Chaperones (volunteer training)
Please no “shadowing”
We are looking forward to a wonderful
Please feel free to contact us at school if
you have any questions.