Attention Grade School Parents Only! Reminder tomorrow is Picture Day! Please make sure to pay online or send the picture form and money with your students. Also, girl's softball and boy's baseball will have their team pictures taken tomorrow as well.
Reminder tomorrow is Picture Day! Please make sure to pay online or send the picture form and money with your students. Also, girl's softball and boy's baseball will have their team pictures taken tomorrow as well.
Exciting sporting events happening tonight: The jr high boys baseball team will celebrate their 8th graders tonight as they take on Meridian at Frasier Park. First pitch is at 4:15pm! The jr high girls softball team will play in the regional championship tonight in Delevan. The first pitch is at 4:30pm!
The 5th Grade Band Meeting is tonight at 6pm in the Grade School Library. Please attend if you have a beginning band student. If you cannot attend be sure to let me know. The hope is to have instruments in our hands next week! Enter through the doors near the kindergarten rooms. See you then!
School picture day is Wednesday, September 15th. Order forms were sent home with the students last week. You can also order online at https://inter-state.com/ using code 59160XA.
As a reminder, students will be dismissed at both buildings as follows on Friday, September 3: Grade School - 11:24 a.m. High School - 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there is no school on Monday, September 6.
There is an informational meeting this Wednesday, 9/1, for any student in grades 6 through 12 (and their parents) interested in participating on the MP Shotgun Sports Team (trap/skeet shooting). The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the High School cafeteria. You may enter through the front lobby doors between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. If you arrive after 6:15 p.m., you will need to proceed around to the side cafeteria doors. If you have questions, or cannot attend, please contact Coach Ryan Mott at email@example.com This is a great opportunity to get involved with some awesome coaches on a team that has a tradition of placing in the state tournament.
Parents and Guardians: Please refrain from stopping at the playground and talking to the students through the fence. Not all the staff outside supervising the students know all the parents. We want to make sure we are keeping our children safe. If you need to talk to them please come into the office and we would be more than happy to bring them for you to speak with. Thank you!
Honeybear Basketball starts this week! Parents of any 5th - 8th grade Honeybear will need to attend our mandatory Parent Meeting on Tuesday, August 31st at 5:30 in the MPGS Gym. Our first two practice sessions will be held in the multipurpose room at MPHS from 6:00 - 7:15 on Wednesday (9/1) and Thursday (9/2). All participants will need a mask, have a water bottle, and wear their PE shoes. All current softball athletes that also want to play basketball are excused until their season has concluded. For more information, please download our Teamapp (Honeybear Basketball) or email Mr. A (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Due to the heat advisory today’s MPGS softball game has been moved back an hour. First pitch will be - 5:30pm @ Frazier Park. Thank you!!
JH baseball has been canceled for tonight due to rain 🌧
Another softball update: The softball game vs Maroa-Forsyth has now been pushed back to 6pm. Bus departure time is now 4:45pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Today's girls softball game vs Maroa-Forsyth has been postponed by one hour. The game will now begin at 5:30pm. Bus departure time is 4:15pm.
Todays boys baseball game vs AC Central in Chandleville has been postponed by one hour. The game will now begin at 5:30pm. Bus departure time is 3:45pm.
YMCA Childcare Survey - Before & After School Care Elkhart Christian Church is working in partnership with the Lincoln Area YMCA to explore the possibility of bringing childcare to the Elkhart community. The purpose of this survey is to gather information from the community on how many students would utilize before and after school childcare at a licensed location in Elkhart. The Lincoln Area YMCA before and after school program is currently serving children in grades K-5. There is an annual registration fee for the childcare program, which will also grant your family a YMCA membership. Weekly fees will vary based on your childcare needs, with rates ranging from roughly $30/week for before school care only, to roughly $80/week for before and after school care for 5 days/week (per child). Program options include: before school care only, after school care only, both before & after school care, with 3 days/week or 5 days/week options. Please follow the web-link below to complete a short survey at your earliest convenience to aid us in the planning and preparation of possibly bringing this collaborative service to our community! (Formal registration would be required at a later date.) Survey web-link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZD6RYB
Please remember to send a water bottle with your student each day. The refill stations are open, but the water fountains are not.
School begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23rd...and we can't wait! To print out your own pdf of the school calendar, go to this website: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1144851/PROPOSED_Calendar-2021-2022w-MoU.pdf
There will be no softball tryouts, practice begins July 26th at Frazier Park.
Baseball Tryouts are for boys in grades 6th -8th grade. on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 9:30 - 12:00 at Veterans Park. After the three days of tryouts, we will break practices up into separate A and B team practices, from 9:00-10:30 and then 11:00 - 12:30. Players must have a current physical on file in order to participate.
Physical Education for 5th-8th grade will not be doing school issued PE shirts this year. We will hold that off for one more year. Teachers will discuss PE dress code the first week of school for those students.
School Supply Lists are updated! Please check them out.
The Mount Pulaski Economic Development and Planning Board is working in partnership with the Lincoln Area YMCA to bring child care to the Mount Pulaski community. The purpose of this survey is to gather firm numbers on how many students would utilize before and after school child care at a licensed location in Mount Pulaski. The Lincoln Area YMCA before and after school program is currently serving children in grades K-5. Please submit the following survey at your earliest convenience to aid us in the planning and preparation of bringing this collaborative service to our community! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpemYtJFWsYxRQUIqjzKPRc9zgmeaorkOH3zNOe9OO7qi0JA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Everyone deserves affordable internet at home & the opportunities that come with it. We are proud to help close the #DigitalDivide through the @FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit in collaboration with @HeartlandFwd. See eligibility & learn more: https://getemergencybroadband.org/ If you qualify, the program pays for up to $50/month on in-home internet/WIFI. Check it out!
Parents that are trying to order school supply kits. There is a server issue on their end that seems to not allow you to place an order. They suggested these things clear cookies and then try a different browser. You can order through June 20th. Order at https://www.shopttkits.com/. The account number is 15826.
Mr. Deibert's Basketball Camp this Thursday is cancelled due to the conflict with the boys' state tournament appearance. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Deibert at email@example.com
Please make sure you turn in your registration paperwork ASAP to the office. Do not forget to do the online portion as well!
Parents! You are invited to join a webinar: What You Should Know About Sexting June 2nd, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) Register in advance for this webinar: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OE8OZ90vQji94VjIb8cZzw You will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. This webinar discusses the widespread phenomenon of taking and sending explicit images. It defines “sexting," offering data on its prevalence among differing age groups, and defines “child pornography." "Revenge porn" is discussed and suggestions are offered for avoiding these issues and to stay safe from its effects.
All 8th grade students report to school at the Grade School next week. (Algebra 1 students should NOT report to the high school.)
There seems to be an issue with TeacherEase and showing the appropriate registration fees for next year. It looks like it is affecting those with siblings. We are working with TeacherEase on a solution. Please wait to pay until August.
Reminder: registration packets were sent home last week and are due this Friday, May 28th. Please return all paperwork in the brightly colored envelope that was sent home with your student. Be sure you also complete the ONLINE portion by logging into your teacherEase account at www.teacherease.com. If you have any questions please contact the grade school office at 217-792-7220.
End of the Year Activities I just want to give some information for our end of the year activities that are coming up. iPad Collection - Kindergarten - 4th Grade iPad Collection - 5th - 8th Grade May 28th - Color Run 9:45 - 11:30 May 28th - Early Dismissal 11:30 May 31st - No School June 1st - Top Hat Ice Cream June 2nd - 8th Grade Promotion 1:00 PM June 2nd - 8th Graders last day of school June 3rd - Last day of school for PreK - 7th Grade Dismiss at 2:00 June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will all be 2:00 PM Dismissals
8th Grade Promotion When: June 2nd @ 1:00 PM Where: Mt. Pulaski Grade School Gymnasium The 8th grade students at Mt. Pulaski Grade School will be recognized for their outstanding achievement. The students are each allowed 5 guests to attend, students will receive their tickets next week. We would like students to dress in business casual type clothing for the ceremony. Anyone who is vaccinated will not need a ticket to enter, but will need to show their vaccination card.
The office of the Illinois Attorney General is offering another webinar for parents and guardians on "Preventing Unwanted Online Solicitation" on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/j/87134398980 pwd=ZitnS1FKeVFldWlDYm5HYjVxWWZMdz09 Passcode: Safe1@ICAC Or One tap mobile : US: +13126266799,,87134398980#,,,,*7407919475# or +13017158592,,87134398980#,,,,*7407919475# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 871 3439 8980 Passcode: 7407919475
This Friday, the 7th Graders will be at the "2nd Friday Market" for their fundraiser: Water For South Sudan. They will be selling water, soda, and will have a 50/50 raffle, and silent auction items. Attached are some of the baskets that have been donated by the students and staff. Silent Auction themed baskets are "Movie Night, "Chocolate Lovers," "Scentsy," "Pink Zebra," "Stop By And See the New Shelter Insurance and Enjoy Dinner, Drinks and Dessert At My Neighbors; Guzzardos, Spirited Republic and Top Hat Creamery (Gift Cards)." There will also be a Donna Vaughn Cake up for auction as well. Come see the kids and support a good cause.
The 8th graders just finished a unit on the Holocaust. They were able to pick a novel of their choice and represent what they understood by creating a passion project of their choice. The pictures represent what was physically brought in, but the students also created poems, song lyrics that were played on guitar, a Minecraft recreation of Auschwitz, a cake made to depict the inside of a death camp and more. The students really got their "creative juices" flowing.
If you ordered spirit wear from Coach A, your order should be ready sometime early next week. Unfortunately we had to send back the first order because it was defective. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach A at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation we appreciate your patience .
The 7th Graders at MPGS will be at the Second Friday Market, May 14th from 5-8 P.M. to raise money for their Water for South Sudan Fundraiser. They will be selling soda and water, 50/50 raffle and silent auction items. More details to come later.
The 7th grade students enjoyed their visit from Deng today. The students learned about Deng’s family and their daily routine to get water. We also learned about his culture in South Sudan. The 7th graders listened and had great questions. They will remember this visit for a long time. Thank you Deng for coming and visiting with us.
Another great opportunity for parents! Fostering Healthy/Positive Online Socialization Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-rCXR1huQ5Gu-TUUprbJwA Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Vx7VNGURxWM5n-DTfZvLw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
8th Grade Promotion will be held Wednesday June 2nd at 1:00 pm. We will finalize details as we get closer to the date. Depending on restrictions and the amount we can have in attendance will depend on the number of tickets each student will receive, but the good news is we will be able to have spectators for our ceremony.
Mount Pulaski High School Drama Club is performing a broadway show, Little Shop of Horrors! Seats are still available for our Friday, and Saturday night shows and we are opening up Thursday to the public! Each show will start at 7:30pm and will take place in the MPHS Multipurpose Gym on our new stage! Doors will open at 7:00pm. We are at limited capacity and all audience members/groups will be distanced by the name in which seats are reserved. Walk up tickets will be available up until we reach capacity. Reserve your seats now at the links below: Thursday: Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door. Reserve seats here - https://mphsdrama.ludus.com/10017 Friday/Saturday: Ticket cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students accepted at the door. Reserve seats here - https://mphsdrama.ludus.com/10019 Need help reserving your seats, follow directions below, or call the HS office. Thank you in advance for attending our show! Your support will allow us to continue to offer excellent opportunities and experiences for our students! Sincerely, Calob Pluhm, director Rob Siebert, director To reserve your seat: 1) Click on the link for the night you want to attend above 2) Select which night and click "Get Tickets" 3) Select your seat/s - (Rows will be distanced, chairs between groups are automatically reserved for distance as well) 4) Select how many Adult/Student tickets you will need 5) Enter your name and email for reservation confirmation 6) Click "Add to Cart" 7) Check your reservation details and click "Place your order" - No payment will be taken at this time. 8) You should receive confirmation and an email confirming your order 9) You can exit the website
The JH girls basketball game at WLB (starting at 5 p.m.) will be streamed on the WLB facebook page. Visiting fans are not allowed at their facility. https://www.facebook.com/pages/West%20Lincoln-Broadwell%01Elementary%03School%03/1510124242583706/
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Logan County Community Invited to Send Messages of Hope and Support to Local Veterans The newly formed Central Illinois Veterans Commission has partnered with 2X4's For Hope of Quincy to build homes in Lincoln to be given to local veterans. Thanks to generous local support, the first of these homes is scheduled to be completed within the next few months, with more of these tiny homes being built and gifted in the future. The backbone of the 2X4's For Hope organization revolves around a single piece of lumber, called a 2X4, which is used to build the framework of a tiny home. These 2X4's, prior to the homes being built are signed, and decorated with messages of love, support, wisdom, and success by the community to your veterans, so that once the home is completed, the veteran recipient will always be surrounded by the love, honor and respect of the community for a new beginning, a new day, and hope. The Logan County Community is invited to come to a 2X4 signing event, to be held at RP Lumber in Saturday, April 24th from 8-12 noon. Come and send your message of hope and support to the veterans who will be honored to receive the gift of a home. A groundbreaking for the first home is being planned for 1:30pm on Saturday, April 24th at the building location on 6th Street and College. On any given night in the United States, it is estimated that over 48,000 homeless veterans are searching for a place to sleep. The mission of the CIVC is to provide Central Illinois veterans with the tools and support systems to enable them to move forward to obtain permanent sustainable housing. Help send the message of hope!
Tomorrow (4/16) is a School Improvement Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
Parent or Guardian: We will be giving your child state-required achievement tests on April 12 - 16 with 5th grade science tests April 19-21. Ways to help your child during testing: * Making sure their iPad is fully charged every day. * Making sure that your child attends school on the days of testing please avoid any appointments if possible. * Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing * Providing a healthy breakfast on the mornings of testing.
Reminder: There is no school tomorrow (Friday, 4/2). There is no school on Monday, 4/5. Enjoy the short break!
Parents - Questions about TikTok & Instagram? Don't understand what your kids are doing on those apps? Need help navigating social media with your kids? You're invited to attend an online Zoom event! The event is offered on 2 different nights - April 7 & April 8 (same content each night) - This event is offered by the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Commonly Used Apps (Part II): TikTok & Instagram Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) - Click to sign up for this night: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TbfW12HDRai4fq-VfAxqmA Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) - Click to sign up for this night: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_snLK27RcSDeKilSml29A5g (Please, register in advance. You must have or create a Zoom account to register since Zoom is the platform being used for the event.) For more info on IL ICAC please visit: https://illinoisicac.org/ For parent and educator resources or scheduling virtual events please visit: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/index.html
We are opening the doors for a maximum of 200 home spectators at HS volleyball games and 150 home spectators at JH girls basketball games on a first come - first seated basis. Additionally, spectators are not allowed to bring food or drink (with the exception of water bottles) inside the buildings for home athletic events. Opposing teams will be allowed 2 spectators per player. Thank you for your cooperation.
Today's Track Meet at Williamsville is cancelled today. There will be No practice after school.
Mt. Pulaski Community School District #23 would like to determine approximately how many kindergarten students to expect for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2021 to be eligible for kindergarten. If your child is eligible to enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year, please complete the form below by April 30th. https://forms.gle/sdv2pvEVcvb7Bn1q9
Honeybear Basketball starts this coming Monday! 5th - 8th grade students wishing to participate this season will need to meet Mr. A, Coach Brown, and Coach Miller in the multipurpose room at MPHS from 4:00 - 5:00 next Monday through Thursday. All participants will need a mask, have a water bottle, and wear their PE shoes. All current volleyball athletes that also want to play basketball are excused until their season has concluded. Please email Mr. A (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Only one week left to order Class Composites! Visit inter-state.com/order and enter Order Code 56855HQ. Online Ordering ends on Wed, 03/10/2021. Don’t miss out!
The junior high volleyball games at Riverton can be streamed tonight from their YouTube channel. The action begins at 5 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPN3cTSdoROe5I9V3kTwUZg
Student Council meeting today has been cancelled due to no internet at the school and in the area. Mrs. Varvel will let students know when it will be rescheduled.
Our phone lines and internet service are down district-wide. At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when they will be up and running again.
Parents and Guardians: Please don't forget to take the 5Essentials survey! The information that is reported back from this survey helps guide improvements for our school district. Each parent may take it once for each building in which he/she has a student enrolled. Current response rates are 35% for MPGS parents & 40% for MPHS parents. Thank you to everyone who has participated! To take the survey, visit: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Parents and Guardians: Please don't forget to take our 5 essentials survey. The information that is reported back from this survey helps guide improvements for our school district. Every parent can also take it, you only need a separate email address. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
All athletics are cancelled today. This includes practices, the junior high volleyball games, the junior high basketball games, and the high school basketball games. Stay safe and warm!
Attention parents of PreK-5th grade students, we want each of our students to take the pledge to be heart healthy! Students were given the following information this week regarding our Kids Heart Challenge happening now. Our school has set a fundraising goal of $500.00! You can register online at https://www2.heart.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app30108a?company_id=285438&fr_id=5547&pg=company&NONCE_TOKEN=D9F248DDE9093567863FE75A31971731
Get ready grades PreK! Kids Heart Challenge is coming soon! We’re excited to learn about heart health and emotional well-being while having FUN and SAVING LIVES. Sign up today so you don’t miss out! https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?company_id=285438&fr_id=5547&pg=company
Spring pictures will be taken Thursday, March 4th. To order spring pictures please visit www.inter-state.com/order use order number 56950RA.
Parents don’t forget to take our 5 Essentials Survey! http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Any parents of students in 5th - 8th grade that are interested in participating in Jr. High Track and Field will need to join "MPGS Track and Field" on Team App. I will be posting information about the upcoming 2021 season. Please email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we couldn’t have solo and ensemble this year, Mt. Pulaski choir (also known as forte forte) had our own performance on Thursday during chorus class. We performed our song that we have been working on since we got back from Christmas break with piano and had a judge give us comments over zoom. All students were six feet apart and wearing masks during performance. The choir got a division 1 and got medals for their awesome performance. A special thanks to Becky Kunken for being our piano accompaniment and for Jonathan Parker for being our judge for this event.
Parents & Guardians: Morning Drop Off - please pull your vehicle all the way to the first barricade. If you are between barricades, please have your child exit your car. If you have to get out of your vehicle to assist your child please try to pull all the way forward and do so quickly. If your child is eating breakfast please have them dropped off at 7:45 so they have plenty of time to eat. Breakfast is 7:45-8:00.
Parents and Guardians, now that we are having recess please have your child dress appropriately along with wearing a coat. We will be going out for recess as long as the weather and temperatures are appropriate. This is all students Kindergarten through 8th grade.
8th grade parents please turn in your Jostens order ASAP to the grade school office.
Attention 5th grade parents and students: It is time to start band! Please fill out the Google form linked below to receive more information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRyoSGafitdMZrdnnmttQBSPLi6tTXc2nUeMp1nvl7_TmKsQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday, 1/15) is an 11:30AM dismissal for school improvement. This means that all students are dismissed at 11:30AM and no afternoon online sessions will be conducted. Additionally, there is no school on Monday, January 18. If you have questions, please contact your school office. MPGS - 217.792.7220 MPHS - 217.792.3209
Grade School Drop Off Parents, in order to get our drop off line moving more quickly, we would like to start having the cars pull to the crosswalk and the front 4-5 cars drop off at the same time. If your child would then walk straight to the building through the parked cars onto the sidewalk we will be able to get the kids in the building more efficiently. We will be helping with this each day this week to see if this alleviates the congestion of the drop off line. Thank you for your continued help and support!
Supporting your child’s education means more than just computer troubleshooting. In particular, parents and caregivers have faced challenges when it comes to fostering social emotional learning (SEL) while still supporting traditional academic learning. The LTC SPARK program has created a self-paced course for parents & caregivers. In this course, written by SEL educator and coach Abby Lyons, participants will learn how to develop learning spaces at home, support student engagement, and encourage self-regulation. Parents and caregivers will also walk away from this course with the skills needed to manage their own social emotional well-being – no matter what challenges remote learning throws at them. Sign up for “Parenting in a Pandemic” today and begin working toward completing this engaging new course at your own pace. To sign up, visit: https://ltcillinois.org/events/courses/?_course_audience=parents&utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hfricke%40mtpulaski.k12.il.us&utm_content=November+2020_LTC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+2020+LTC+Newsletter
As a reminder, there is no school for students this Wednesday (11/25). This is a Remote Planning Day for teachers. Additionally, there is no school on Thanksgiving (11/26) or this Friday (11/27). Enjoy your Thanksgiving break. Remember to be safe - wash up, mask up, and follow social distancing recommendations.
Thank you to everyone who supported our bands in the recent donut fundraiser. With your help we raised nearly $700! If you purchased donuts don't forget to pick them up tomorrow, November 13th, at the HS cafeteria doors from 11:45am-12:45pm or 3:00pm-6:00pm. In the meantime check out this video of some of our sixth grade band members playing Let's Go Band! - https://drive.google.com/file/d/183qsMAauUgWaSpy9_mTB3kX8CcwqLrqI/view?usp=sharing
HELP WANTED!! Mt. Pulaski Grade School is in need of a full-time assistant cook. This position includes insurance as well as retirement benefits. Interested candidates can see the district page of the website for an application. Applications will be accepted via e-mail to email@example.com or mail to Danielle Lora, 119 N. Garden St., Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548. Apply now!
Tomorrow is picture re-take day at MPGS! If you had an issue with your original package, you must return the original package at the time the new photo is taken tomorrow. If your student did not get a picture on the 1st picture day, they will be photographed tomorrow. Only online orders will be accepted for school photos this year. To order, go to this website: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry Use code: 54039SA
Our very own 3rd grade teacher, Carly Powell, received the October nomination for the Graue Chevrolet Amazing Teacher Award! She will be entered into a drawing to win a 2016 Chevy Cruz as well as receiving a $100 gift card. Congratulations to Carly, thank you for all you have done for our students at MPGS!
IESA Contact Days start tomorrow: 11/2 - 12/18 Volleyball - M/W - 5:30pm - 7:00pm @ new MPHS gym Girls Basketball - T/TH - 4:30pm - 5:30pm @ MPGS Boys Basketball - TBA Cheerleading - TBA IESA and MPGS follow all IDPH guidelines: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/youthsports.pdf
Due to COVID restrictions our book fair has gone virtual! Support our school by shopping The Scholastic Store Online, where you will find an expanded selection of exclusives, new release, value packs, and more! All orders ship directly to your home and book-only orders over $25.00 ship for free. Every purchase benefits our school! The book fair begins Monday, November 2nd through the 15th, you can shop online at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mtpulaskielemschool.
Due to the new guidelines issued today by the Illinois Department of Public Health, MPGS boys basketball open gyms are canceled until further notice.
Any parents of students entering 5th - 8th grade that are interested in playing Jr. High Girls Basketball will need to join "Honeybear Basketball" on Team App. I will be posting information throughout the fall, winter, and also during the 2021 season. Please email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PASE Fall Pie Fundraiser! Order forms for PASE’s annual Fall Pie Fundraiser went home with the kids yesterday. Order are due by 10/15/20 and pie pick up day is 11/17/20 from 3pm to 6pm. This year you can also place your orders online. Please visit https://app.scoreboard.coach/storefront/sales/zX2FzUwXc0BQ0OrpZG3A to place orders online. PASE thanks you for your continued support.
Parents and Guardians, If your student is not able to report in-person or remotely for a class or classes we need you to report your child’s absence to the main office. Feel free to let teachers know as well, but it is vital you report it to the office. You can call 217-792-7220 or email email@example.com Mrs. Lora
MPGS and MPHS Boosters will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30pm at PizzMan in the party room. All are welcome to attend.
Don't forget tomorrow is school picture day! You can order pictures online at inter-state.com/order, you must use order code# 52702RA. Baseball and Softball Pictures will also be taken on Wednesday, September 16th. You can order those pictures using the same website but order code#53066MA. Baseball Pictures will be taken at the grade school at 9am and Softball pictures will be taken at the Field at 3:30pm. Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.
Baseball Picture Change! Baseball pictures will now be taken at the grade school at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 16th. Please be sure your athlete brings their uniform to school. You can still order online at www.inter-state.com/order. You must use order code 53066MA. If you have any questions please contact the grade school office at 217-792-7220.
Superintendent Lamkey has a request for all of our community to help bridge our past to our future. He is looking for photos of past community school buildings (Elkhart Grade & High Schools, Mt. Pulaski Grade & High Schools, as well as Chestnut, Lake Fork & Cornland Schools. Depending on what pictures are available, we hope to incorporate the old pictures in the construction. If you have pictures available for reproduction or possibly to loan, please contact Superintendent Lamkey at 217-792-7221 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take this breakfast/lunch survey! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNkKE3sc4K9FE5nhOzdSThvJS6N4DOnKghPKpmV5F5bq_MsQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Good afternoon Parents and Guardians! We made it through our first in-person day here at MPGS and we were thrilled. There are still a few bumps in the road when it comes to dismissal, but we are going to work those kinks out. We apologize for the delay in getting students out of the building today. Here are a few things that will help us out: 1. Please communicate with your child each day on whether they should be getting lunch. We are taking lunch count every morning and we want to make sure we have an accurate count. 2. If you have any plastic grocery sacks that you would like to get off your hands we will take them from you. You can send them with your child if you wish or drop off at the office. We are so excited to have your students back in the building! Mrs. Lora
Please remember to come and pick up your mask and lanyards. They will be outside of the school all weekend for you to access. There have been a few changes to our routines. All walkers and pickups will be coming out the front main office doors. The kindergarten teachers will still walk them down towards the kindergarten door for you to pick up. All junior high students will be staying in one room for the duration of the school day except for their electives. 6th and 7th grade art will be in the art room, 8th grade art will be in the library. 6th grade band will remain in their classrooms and they will be instructed on where to go. 7th and 8th grade band will report to the band room. Choir students will report to the choir room. In order to find out what section your junior high student is in please look under the section number in teacherease. 6A - Wahls room (downstairs ELA, Kloba’s old room) 6B - Kloba’s room (downstairs Reading, Maske’s old room) 7A - Meeker’s room (Science room) 7B Washko’s room (Social Studies room) 8A - Library 8B - Tarrant’s Room (math room)
If your student is doing remote learning please stop by the school on Thursday or Friday between 8-3 to pick up their materials that they will need.
The Hot Spot order is going in today! If you haven't registered, we need to know if you need a hot spot, if your student will attend remotely or in-person, if your student intends to purchase lunch/breakfast daily, and if your child needs transportation. You can email your answers to these questions to email@example.com. You can also call the grade school office (since the HS doesn't have phones) at 217-792-7220. We need this information ASAP! Also, you will still need to visit the correct office to turn in registration paperwork.
Junior high students will need to bring supplies as needed each day. Teachers will communicate with students on what is needed on specific days. They will not be utilizing lockers as of now. There will not be anywhere to store their excess materials. They also will not need to have PE clothes to change into or a lock. Suggested everyday materials would be notebook, folders or tapper keeper, pencils, highlighter, colored pencils, calculator, and a charged IPad.
During registration this week, we will be collecting school supplies. If you would like to bring your child’s school supplies there will be marked locations for their classes on the bleachers. Please have all supplies and bags labeled.
Reminder: If you need registration paperwork, it is available at the grade school between 8 AM and 3 PM this week. Enter the front door and it's on a table just inside the lobby. Registration is this Thursday and Friday at the grade school gym from 3 PM until 8 PM - and on Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM. Please read through the registration article for specific details: https://www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us/article/283330?org=cusd23
The lost and found items will remain outside this evening for those that weren’t able to make it to the school today.
Parents, if your child has not picked up their belongings from their classroom or their PE locker there will be a table out front of the school on Thursday from 9-2 with all the items that were not claimed. Please refrain from coming into the building and respect others while social distancing. What is not claimed will be donated.
Mt. Pulaski School district #23 is looking for 2 assistant cooks. We are looking to fill one position at the high school and one at the grade school. If interested please send a letter of interest to Terry Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Lora email@example.com. You can also find an application for employment on the district website.
Hi Parents, Did you order your prepackaged school supply kit? This is the safe, easy and affordable way to order supplies from the comfort of home. Avoid a trip to the store and get everything needed in one easy box. This is the last chance to order, so order your kit today! Late orders will not be accepted! Order no later than Tuesday, June 30th at www.shopttkits.com; use account #: 15826
Any parents of students entering 6th - 8th grade that are interested in trying out for the JH baseball team needs to join "MPGS Baseball"on the Team App. Coach Burgard will be posting information throughout the summer and during the season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Mt. Pulaski Grade School parents, Here is a link to buy school supplies for next school year! They will be shipped directly to the school prior to the first day. This is a great way to get your child everything they need. Check lists to make sure there isn’t something you need that is in the optional add on items due to some teachers needing specific items. Go to the following link http://www.shopttkits.com/ our account number is 15826.
Any 5th - 8th grade girls who are interested in playing softball this fall and are not on the "team app" please contact Coach Lingafelter - 312-632-0197
8th Grade Parents: Please email email@example.com with the photo and information needed for the 8th Grade Tribute video. Details went out via email this week and last week. Thanks!
The public library is wanting to gather as many email addresses as possible so they can notify families about the summer reading program. If interested, click this link to sign up! https://mailchi.mp/24aa7a494727/mplibrary
Any family who has a student that is kindergarten eligible to begin school this fall (age 5 prior to Sept. 1st, 2020) needs to pre-register with Mr. Newton. If your child was already pre-registered, or was already signed up for a kindergarten screening, you do not need to contact the office. You can contact Mr. Newton at 217-792-7220 on weekdays between 8 AM and noon. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offices are closed today due to the power outage. Offices will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday, April 14.
Congratulations to Mr A on being selected as an IBCA Jr. High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year!!
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We're Doing at Home - Want your pics posted too? Email them to email@example.com - We'd love to see what more of our families are up to!
General Music and Choir activities have been emailed and posted on my teacher page https://www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us/o/mpgs/teacher_pages#/teachers/3478/bio.
4A Parents, I am only posting the game board and leader board on our class page. To access this, click on the "Staff" link and find my name. Once there, you will find a link (next to the chain icon). It will ask you for permission to leave the app. Look for 4A! Presto!
All junior high reading class material has been uploaded to Showbie, my classroom page on the website and through email. Paper copies are also available in the office if you need to pick up copies.
With so many uncertainties for all of us, we do not want providing food for our families to be another. Many of our circumstances are changing quickly (jobs, childcare, finances). So, lets continue to work together to get through this! The local churches and community have come together in this time to help one another. Many people have donated food and money to help meet needs. If you are in need of food, we want you to have it! TODAY, food will be available from 3-7 p.m. at the front of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center (114 N. Lafayette). Just pull on up near the doors, pop your trunk, and I (Casey McCormick) will come out alone and figure out how we can meet your family’s needs. We’ll get you on your way as quickly as possible. If you need food, but this time doesn’t work, please contact me (Casey McCormick) at 217-331-8471 to make arrangements to get you what you need. It would be best to get this food into your hands as quickly as possible, as we don’t know what restrictions will be implemented next.
Due to growing concerns over Covid19, Mt. Pulaski Schools will be operating on a half day schedule releasing students at 11:30 AM. Any families choosing to keep their students home from school today will receive an excused absence with no consequences, including high school students seeking to not take finals. Teachers will have home instruction packets available for student pick up by the end of the school day today. The building will be open during the rest of the week from 8 AM to 1PM daily for families to pick up student supplies and resources. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Per the guidance of the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen Ayala, ALL in-person school-sponsored activities that were scheduled during the statewide school closure are suspended until school resumes. This includes athletic contests and practices, meetings, award ceremonies, athletic/FFA banquets and events, and other evening events at the schools.
Teachers are busy planning at home activities for the upcoming weeks for students. Expectations will be communicated with students tomorrow. Realizing some parents will choose not to send their children to school tomorrow, these expectations will also be emailed to all parents. If you are a parent that does not utilize TeacherEase, you need to call the school office tomorrow to get your information added to the system in order to receive school emails. HS office: 217-792-3209 GS office: 217-792-7220
Governor Pritzker has announced the closure of all Illinois schools from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Monday, March 30, 2020. Mt. Pulaski schools will be in session this Monday, March 16, 2020. School will resume on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Check out Mr. Lamkey’s vlog regarding this closure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qyuRVwZrog&feature=youtu.be Decisions regarding activities and events will be announced on Monday, March 16, 2020. We understand you may have questions and want more information. We are working diligently to gather and disseminate information as quickly as possible. The safety of our staff and students of highest priority.
The IESA 2A Volleyball Regional Championship game tonight has been postponed. At this time we do not have a reschedule date set.
Come out and support the 8th grade volleyball team tonight in the IESA regional semifinals against Sangamon Valley at HOME - 6pm
Mt. Pulaski Schools conducted a “lockout” in both schools by request of the Mt. Pulaski Police Department due to a local incident. The “lockout” has been lifted and both schools are once again operating as usual. The local incident had no connections with the schools; the lockout was a precaution for student and staff safety.
Come out and support our 7th grade volleyball team in the regional championship game tonight @ HOME - 6pm
Good Luck to the 7th grade volleyball team tonight. Last night they defeated Sangamon Valley - 25-5 and 25-8 to advance to the regional semifinals tonight at HOME - 7pm against Tri-City.
Mt. Pulaski Grade School has a need for substitute cooks.If you are interested or want more information, please contact Gene Newton at the grade school office 217-792-7220.
MPGS volleyball 8th grade night is this Tuesday 2/25. Order of events: 5pm - 6th grade game ***8th grade night festivities*** 8th grade game 7th grade game
All the Second Graders enjoyed the January AR Party. It was snow-themed games in the library.
Today we learned about field (dent) corn during our AG in the Classroom lesson.
Landon Smith is the January 8th Grade Student of the Month at MPGS. He has demonstrated excellent behavior in and out of the classroom, has a positive attitude toward learning, is respectful of peers and adults, and consistently strives for academic success. Landon is the son of Rob and Alissa Smith of Elkhart. Congratulations Landon!