| May 30
|| HS Drama production MLC Aud 6:30pm
| May 31
|| 1x2 Culminating event 12:30-1:30
| May 31
|| Kinder Connect 2:30-3:30 MLC Aud
| June Dates:
| June 4
|| Last school day for Seniors
| June 5
|| Site Council Mtg 3:30pm
| June 6
||Courageous Conversations, 7:00-8:30, Aud|
| Kx3 Portfolio Night 3:30-7:00pm
| 4x6 Portfolio Night 3:30-6:30pm
| 7x8 Portfolio Night 4:00-6:00pm
| June 7
|| Car Wash, 8th Grade Promotion fundraiser 11-1:30 in staff parking lot
| June 8
|| High School Graduation, 2:00, Chapman School
| June 10
|| Volunteer Appreciation 3:15pm
| HS Forecasting for incoming students 3:45pm, Rm 310
| June 11
|| 7x8 FT to Salem, Or
|6th Grade Ashland Trip (returns 6/13)|
| Courageous Conversations, 5:30-7:30, Aud
|June 12||Understanding New Standards flyer register at http://goo.gl/QCGQU|
| June 13
|| Kinder Promotion, 2:00-3:00, Auditorium
|8th Grade Dance, 7:00-9:00, Gym|
| June 14
|| Kx12 School Picnic at MLC
|June 17||Staff Luncheon 12:00pm|
| HS Make-up Forecasting session for incoming students 2pm, Rm 310
Please refer to our Google calendar on the right of this page; it contains dates for all events throughout the year.
News and Events
New online parent tool
Starting in the 2013-14 school year, PPS families will have access to student progress information in a new online tool called Synergy ParentVUE. ParentVUE will be available in multiple languages and also as a free mobile app.
Families will receive log-in instructions to Synergy ParentVUE and links to online support materials in Fall 2013. For more information, please visit http://synergyspotlight.pps.net
Annual MLC Marimba Recital
The annual MLC Marimba Recital will be Thursday, May 16th with a reception at 6:30 and the concert startgn a 7:00 in the MLC Auditorium. Come hear the oldest established marimba program in the district! All five marimba bands will play - Rudo, Zuva, Tamba, Nyendyedzi and Shangara. It is always a wonderful evening. Check out the flier here.
Josh Blender was able to record the MLC Shangara Marimba band at the Put a Stasche On It fundraiser. Watch it here. (Disclaimer - this site is blocked when you are on the PPS network)
Through a generous grant from FreeGeek any student in grades 4 - 12 will be able to get a free computer after taking 2 - half hour long classes during lunch. The classes are limited to 10 students per week. The computers include a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. They are all preloaded with the Xubuntu operating system and a suite of software including office compatible applications. After completing the class, they can arrange to pick up their free computer at Free Geek! Get more info here.
Reduced Cost Internet Service
We recently got information about a program through Comcast called Internet Essentials for reduced cost internet service. The cost is $9.95+tax per month for speeds up to 3-mbps. This program has limitations and information can be found here. Comcast Internet Essentials
MLC Auction Was a Success!
Hooray for the MLC Auction on Saturday March 9th; it was a huge success. There was great food, shopping and dancing! The event was an absolute hit with many MLC families out for the night for a great cause. A HUGE thanks to the Auction Committee: Michelle Mize, Lauren Nathe, Michelle Mckeever, Diana Moosman, Stephanie Brown, Elise Eden and Tasha Pacheco. They put in countless volunteer hours to put together a wonderful evening. I truly appreciate the dedication given by our Auction Committee to secure and pick up donations, advertise and sell tickets, and create a truly beautiful event. Thanks also goes to all of our MLC families, friends and donors that helped ensure that Saturday night was a success. Thanks to all of you!!
Who We Are
We are a diverse community of learners - students, staff, volunteers and
families - who have come together to celebrate life, learning and the
pursuit of productive, meaningful, mutually supportive and satisfying
Our mission is a commitment to innovative learning for students of all ages. It provides for an environment in which the participants' needs, ideas and feelings are openly communicated and acted upon appropriately. Self-esteem and love of learning are consistent, valued themes.
Our Core Values
- Every human being has intrinsic value
- Creating trusting relationships, working together, and building on the strengths of our diversity are essential for a strong community.
- Everyone has the ability to learn.
- When individuals have equitable and just access to opportunities and their basic needs are satisfied, they can realize their full potential and contribute to their communities.
- Involving stakeholders in decision-making leads to better outcomes.
- Adult behavior is a powerful teacher for young people.
- Assuming individual and collective responsibility for the choices we make is critical to creating the future we desire.
- It is important for students to be responsible for their own learning and behavior.
- Full participation is necessary for students to benefit most from their education.
- Cross-age activities are beneficial to students at all levels.
- Education is the collective responsibility of students, staff and families.
- Working independently and solving conflicts peacefully are important to school success
Off into Space with the Kindergarten!
Props for the Kindergarten play made by Tim Horn and Michael Kelly!
A Message from the Principal
May has already given us some beautiful days. Having the sun wake us in the morning and greet us throughout the day has been wonderful for everyone; and what could be a better way to bring in Teacher Appreciation week, May 6th - 10th. The beginning of May gives us an opportunity to thank a teacher and staff member for all they do for our kids and our community. Consider sending a flower, handmade craft or just a smile and hug to our teachers and staff as a thank you for all of their hard work and dedication to our wonderful children and community.
Many of our students will be going on various overnight trips in the coming weeks. We have the 4x5 students heading to the beach for 4 days, 40 high school students traveling to Ashland to participate in the Shakespeare Festival and our 6th grade students will be going to Ashland as well in early June to see “Taming of the Shrew.” These are amazing opportunities that wouldn't be possible without the dedication and planning our teachers do and the volunteerism of our parents to be teacher assistants on these trips. Each of these opportunities gives our students direct experience with the standards they are learning thus deepening their understanding about the curriculum and how it applies to the world around them; what a gift of learning these opportunities provide! Be sure to thank a teacher and staff member this month for all they do.