Madison Campus Elementary Update www.mcesda.org REGISTRATION PACKETS ARE READY! The packet of registration forms for the 2007-2008 school year are ready to be picked up. We do not give them out to students, so parents, please stop by the office at your earliest convenience and pick yours up. We are getting several calls from new families interested in our school, so we are asking all of our returning families to please fill out the registration forms and return them along with a $25 deposit as soon as possible. The $25 applies to the $210 entrance fee. Thanks for taking care of this. SUMMER CHILD CARE Due to a very small response to our survey, child care will NOT be available here at the school this summer. We will begin plans for this earlier next school year, and hopefully make it available next summer. KROGER A big thanks to all of you who are recharging your MCE Kroger gift card. The school received $225 for recharges made during the month of April (4% of total purchases). If you shop at Kroger and do not participate in this program, please consider purchasing a $50 gift card from the school. You can then “recharge” the card at Kroger without having to come back to the school. It is a very easy way to help the school while not costing you anything. Please contact Janice Knecht at the school to purchase your initial $50 Kroger gift card. May 9, 2007 Heading Spring Concert Tonight!! Our Issue 33 annual spring concert takes place tonight at the Madison Campus Church at 6:30 pm. Student participants, please be there by 6:00 pm. Attire for all participants is black bottoms and white tops. This is a required performance. Band Tour May 12 & 13. Grades 5-8 will have a sheet attached to this Update with a detailed schedule. If you have any further questions, you may call Beth Davis at 481-7683. COMMUNITY SERVICE NEEDS Our local Community Service center here in Madison is in need of non-perishable food items to distribute to those in need. If your family has some extra canned goods or non-perishable pantry items you could spare, they would appreciate your help. There is a box in the school lobby for that purpose. Thank you. Happy Mother’s Day! A Cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day. Proverbs 15:13 The Message Page 2 Madison Campus Elementary Update Home & School Weekly News Encourage your child to have a positive reading attitude. ♦ MOTHER’S DAY SHOPPING? Internet purchasing? What about graduate or wedding gifts coming up? You can take care of all your gift buying and shopping needs at home, without running around wasting gas and time, by shopping at the Madison Campus Elementary YellowBrickMall website. With over 600 national online merchants, (including E-Bay) you can send flowers, gift cards, or that unique one of a kind gift you can’t seem to find anywhere else. And a percentage of your purchase goes to support MCE! See all of the over 600 online stores available from YellowBrickMall by clicking on the YellowBrickMall icon on MCE’s website www.mcesda.org then just click on a store, make your purchase and support us at the same time! WINNING TEAM FOR THE 3RD AND 4TH KICKBALL TOURNAMENT A big thank you to all of our awesome 3rd and 4th graders who participated in our recent kickball tournament! The winning team was: Austin Plank, Captain Karlee Huskey Alyna Kenerson Cyrah Laird Bradley Schultz Donnie Underwood Spencer White Set up a special bookshelf where your child can house their favorite books. Challenge your child to keep a list of all the books and magazines she reads, give a prize after an agreed upon number of books have been read. Help your child create their own books. Buy your child a book - used bookstores have trade in policies that can make reading fun and affordable. MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Music Performances: ♦ TONIGHT May 9 – MCE Spring Concert – Madison Campus Church, 6:30 PM ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ May 12-13 – MCE Band Tour to Santa Claus, IN area— See Attachment for Details Strings Performances: • May 9th Spring Concert Madison Church 6:30 pm May 20th Classical Recital Academy Chapel 3pm CHINA CABINET/HUTCH FOR SALE Large, dark wood china cabinet/hutch in very good condition, $150. If interested, please see Sherri Bohnert in the school office, or call her at 868-1062. Congratulations! Page 3 Madison Campus Elementary Update PE News Fitness Flash: Thursday will be the first 12 minute continuous jog timing that will apply towards the final 9 weeks grade. Next week the students will be given an additional opportunity to improve their performance. Lesson Focus: Students in all grades, bring your softball gloves for PE on Thursday. Intramurals: There will be an abbreviated softball intramural session today due to tonight’s musical program. Grades K-2 will meet from 3:00-3:40 p.m. and grades 3-8 will meet from 3:45-4:30 p.m. Next Wednesday will be our final day of intramurals for this school year. SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Yesterday was the annual 5-8 softball tournament. There were eight teams with a total of eighty students participating. During the morning we had three games running simultaneously on the three Neely’s Bend Baptist Softball fields. We used a double elimination format so a team had to lose two games before being eliminated from the tournament. Each game was 40 minutes in length (plus any extra time needed to complete the current inning). Several games went overtime since the score was tied at the 40 minute cutoff time. Consequently, the last game of the day was the semi-championships of the loser’s bracket (Travis Purcell vs. Adam Glover). Travis’s team won that game, so the championship round of the loser’s bracket (Travis Purcell vs. Alex Stevenson) will be played at the next earliest opportunity (probably Friday morning). The winner of the Purcell/Stevenson game will face an undefeated team (Shelby Mills) for the championship. These final games will be played on the Academy field. We will keep you posted as to who the winner will be! A huge thank you goes out to Stephen Freeman’s parents who “catered” lunch to the hungry ball players. The pizza, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, chips and drinks really hit the spot! Thank you so much for that special treat! Summer Swim Program Dr. Morgan, a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor with 30 years of instructional experience and a former competitive swimmer, will be offering private and group swimming lessons this summer in her backyard pool. Eight one-hour lessons will be offered on Mondays through Thursdays from June 4June14 with each Friday serving as a make-up day in case of rain. Four sessions will be available: 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Classes will be organized according to ability level. Dr. Morgan has taught all skill levels and ages of swimmers ranging from tiny tots’ first exposure to water and first time adult swimmers to competitive swimmers or tri-athletes who wish to sharpen their skills. Private lessons will be scheduled on an individual basis. Call Dr. Morgan at 812-5477 if you are interested in joining a class. First come, first serve basis. Page 4 Madison Campus Elementary Update Page 5 Madison Campus Elementary Update Page 6 Madison Campus Elementary Update 8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP Dear 8th Grade Parents, The 8th grade class trip is May 6th and 7th. Any parent who is not a chaperone and wants to come along is welcome, but will need to pay for their expenses. I won’t charge for bus transportation. Expenses will be Six Flags tickets, food, and lodging. We will be going to Six Flags, Embassy Suites Galleria Hotel, Stone Mountain, Pizzaria, and a shopping mall. Please let me know no later than April 9th if you want to go. More information on the trip will follow. -Mr. Tim Waterhouse Home & School Weekly News Fun Spring Break Activities for Children ♦ Spring Parachutes ♦ Homemade Side-walk Chalk ♦ Bird Watching ♦ Indoor Treasure Hunt ♦ Indoor Obstacle Course KITES FOR SALE Our 8th grade class is selling kites! They are great fun for spring!! On sale for $6-$8, for a $10-$12 value. There is a limited number, please see Mr. Waterhouse to purchase. BALLET MAGNIFICAT On Friday, April 6, at Two Rivers Baptist Church, 7:00 p.m. They will be presenting a story of God’s passion for His people. Tickets are $5.00. If you have questions, see Mrs. Beth Davis, or call the church at 889-3750.