For the sake of safety, when students come back from winter break, there will be a significant change to the parent train. Please read the document referenced here for details and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you. https://5il.co/bp6w
For Giving Tuesday tomorrow, you may want to consider joining in the effort to bring a greenhouse to the Sisson campus. You can find out how to donate at https://northstategives.org/schoolcafe
Here is a link to Nurse Patty's newsletter regarding head lice. Please review it at your convenience and call your school's office if you have any questions. https://5il.co/b4x4
Hello and Happy Halloween! Our parade starts today at 10:30. We have a minimum day today and school ends at 12:25. Tomorrow, November 1, there is no school for our staff development day. Please call the office with any questions.
Our November Home & School Connection Newsletter is coming home with your child soon. Access it here for great tips without the wait! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/505096/November_English.pdf
PIE is hosting its Fall Ball Costume Party for MSE students tonight (Friday, October 25) from 6:30 to 8:00. Admission is a dollar and proceeds fund upcoming field trips. There will be an opportunity to purchase concessions as well. Don't forget the costume contest!
Mount Shasta Elementary School is starting at 10:00 this morning, Tuesday, October 22. There was a fuel/oil mixture spilled in the hallway and teacher work room at 7:15 a.m. The fire department was on-scene and has cleared us to start because their air meters show zero fumes throughout the building.
Mount Shasta Elementary School students and staff celebrated World Food Day on Oct. 16 with Garden Harvest Soup in every classroom. Children and teachers prepared the soup with Italian heritage dry beans, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans, sweet peppers, and tomatoes—all grown in the school garden, planted in the spring and harvested this autumn by the students.
The MSE and Sisson Walk to School Day is this week on Wednesday, October 2. We will meet at 7:45 at City Hall in downtown Mt. Shasta and walk north from there and then split up at the Alma intersection. Please join us!
Check out this flyer about how you can learn about developing a Positive Behavior Support Plan for your child together with your child's teacher if appropriate. https://5il.co/agnf
Check out this flyer for information about a Jazz in the Canyon event that's free for parents and their children to sing, play, and move to the music. https://5il.co/agn5
Check out this flyer about a free upcoming workshop on communication and communication styles. A free meal and free childcare is provided. https://5il.co/agn4
Our Title I Parent Night is Tonight, 9/19, at 7:00 at the MSE cafeteria. If your child is receiving extra support in reading or math at Sisson or MSE, come find out more and meet the teachers! They will give ideas on how you can help your child at home too. Child care provided.
Our parent group Partners In Education (PIE) is looking for parents who want to become involved. Please consider reaching out to them if you are interested. Here's a link to their flyer: https://5il.co/a8mi
There is a one-bus run today, September 12. Please contact your child's school with any questions.
Interested in deeper involvement at MSE or do you know someone who is? We need nominations for parents to serve on our site council - the group that evaluates how we spend federal dollars and runs the annual parent, student, and staff surveys. Nominations go to the office staff.
The county office of education released "Helping Youth Succeed," a publication packed with great info on a wide range of topics surrounding your child's well being. Check it out! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/458206/HelpingYouthSucceed.pdf
Incoming 2nd and 3rd graders finished a summer reading challenge and read at least 40 nights. About 30 students read over the summer and were treated to a breakfast in the Laurie Caldwell Library last Friday, August 23. In addition each student received a new book! Great work!
Hot food in the school lunches is coming soon! We kick off hot food service on Wednesday, 9/4, with corn dogs. The salad bar continues to be on the menu Monday-Friday along with hot food. Fridays will generally be chef salad so we can effectively finish out leftovers. Enjoy!
Here's a link to an informative article in North State Parent Magazine that highlights the School CAFE group and their role in bringing our new salad bars to both schools: https://northstateparent.com/2019/08/the-growth-of-mount-shastas-school-cafe/
Here's a quick update on our new salad bars at Sisson and MSE. The final parts needed for us to deploy the salad bars are in, and students should be able to start serving themselves soon. Hot food will follow soon after. Please reach out to your school's office with questions.
Happy First Day of School everybody! We're excited to get started and we're looking forward to a great year learning and playing together.
If you want to roll up your sleeves and help in our school garden, please join us for the following work days: this Sunday, August 18, from 9:00 until noon and Saturday, August 31, also from 9:00 until noon. We appreciate your help!
Mindful Parenting Workshop with Roni Habib Monday August 19th, 6:00pm Weed Community Center 161 E Lincoln Ave
The Mindful Parenting Workshop with Roni Habib is a great opportunity to learn how you can use emotional intelligence and mindfulness work with your student at home as well as how these strategies can help you ground yourself in your own work and life. CONTINUED....
We're thrilled to announce our new app! Access cafeteria menus, news updates, emergency notifications, Sisson sports scores and more right from your pocket. Search for our app on Android or iPhone by typing "Mount Shasta USD."
The September edition of the Home & School Connection newsletter is live on our website and has great back-to-school tips for you. Go to mountshastaelementary.com, click "Menu" then "Parent Resources" and you'll see the link to this coming month's issue. Enjoy!
Our school office opened today for the new school year. If there's anything we can do to assist you before the year starts, please call, email, or stop by.