The Fall Parent Engagement Surveys have been tabulated by our wonderful Parents in Action group. The results... nearly 80% of the Macdonough families completed a survey. Many of them had wonderful things to say about our school and our teachers.
1. Macdonough School is a friendly and welcoming environment for students, parents, and families.
2. When Macdonough School communicates with me, it is easy for me to read or understand.
3. If I have a question, concern, or comment about my child, the teacher, principal, or staff member gets back to me right away.
4. Macdonough School is a place where all cultures are respected and diversity is valued.
5. There are many different ways that I can be involved with Macdonough School, either at school itself, at home, or in the community.
6. Efforts are made to welcome all families at Macdonough School.
7. I can be involved in school improvement planning and decision-making at Macdonough School.
8. I receive information on what I can do at home to help my child improve or advance his/her learning.
9. I receive regular updates from my child's teacher on my child's progress.
10. I feel comfortable approaching Macdonough School staff with questions, comments, or concerns.
Looking for a unique way to honor a Macdonough School teacher? Visit the Donors Choose website to see a list of projects which will support our school!
New Online Calendar and Subscription
There are a lot of schedules and calendars to remember this year! With the new A and B week specials, the new lunch calendar, more professional development days and our amazing Family Resource Center, there is so much to keep track of.
To make it easier for you, we've created some online calendars that you can subscribe to. You can click on any of the calendars below to see upcoming events. From there, you can click the button on the bottom right that looks like this:
After you sign in, this will automatically subscribe you to the schools calendars. You can then look at your calendar settings to add or remove any calendars. Events will now just show up in your feed as events are added by staff and volunteers.
If you don't have access to a calendar program on your computer, you can click here to be guided through the steps of making your own gmail account which will give you access to this particular calendar program.
If you don't use gmail, you can still subscribe through many other applications so that this can show up on your computer or mobile device. It's also easy to display these calendars on your computer (or use the ones in the Family Resource Center downstairs) and print them out so that you have all of the school calendars that you need in one spot.
If you have questions about how to manage this, you can email us at email@example.com.
This year, school begins at 8:50 a.m. Please be sure to make every effort to be have your child arrive on time!
Regular attendance at school is important for all students. We know that having children in school on time, all day, every day can make a big difference in their achievement. Of course we all recognize that there are going to be days when students need to be home due to illness, but research shows that making regular school attendance a priority will have a positive impact on student learning.
We’ll be recognizing classrooms with “perfect attendance” at our upcoming SURFS Up Celebration. Thank you for your support of our attendance goal and your support in ensuring that your child is in school On Time, All Day, Every Day!
Click to listen to Macdonough's School Song: Knowledge Is Power
School Based Health Center at Macdonough!
Did you know that the Rita Hayes Health Clinic at Macdonough is the oldest School Based Health Center in Connecticut?
We are proud to offer school-based health services during the school day for our students.
Licensed healthcare providers are available to provide
medical support (treatment for illnesses or injuries, and physicals),
behavioral health services (individual, group, and family therapy),
dental hygiene (exams, fluoride, cleanings, x-rays, and sealants) services
If you are interested in having your child enroll for services in the school-based health center, please call Kelli Swan at 860-347-8553 to receive registration information!
The Middletown School District is implementing a Volunteer Procedure to ensure the safety of all students. The procedure requires that school volunteers are prescreened by the Middletown Public Schools and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
If you are interested in volunteering at Macdonough School or chaperoning a field trip, please contact Kelli Swan (or your child’s teacher) to request a Volunteer Packet. All packets must be completed and turned in prior to your volunteer experience.
We value parents and caregivers having a strong role in our learning community and are committed to supporting the new Volunteer Procedure to ensure a continued partnership with all families.
A Book for Macdonough
Looking for a way to donate to our school? Please consider purchasing a book for our school library. Through the "A Book for Macdonough" program, people can purchase books for our school library. A name plate will be attached to each book to be personalized with an inscription (e.g. This book donated in honor of Mrs. Spaman by the Smith Family)
Lexia Reading at Home
Click on Lexia to download the Lexia Reading program for home use. You will need the ID number and student username.
The safety of all the children and staff in our schools is very important. In order to ensure a safe environment, it is imperative that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans. Click on above link for more information.
December 13, 2013
Holiday Concert10:00 AM
December 16, 2013
Professional Development Elementary (PDE)
Early Release for Elementary Students Only Grade K-5 1:15 p.m.
December 17, 2013
1st Grade Mrs. Ciccia Field Trip - City Mouse/Country Mouse - Lincoln Theater
3rd Grade Field Trip - Writing Buddies - TBD
December 18, 2013
4th Grade Field Trip - Writing Buddies - TBD
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