MLC is undergoing our 5 year AdvancED Accreditation review. AdvancED is an organization of education professionals that ‘lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.’ We are welcoming this opportunity once more with excitement to review our educational practices to further student learning.
A significant piece of our review is parent/guardian feedback about the current climate and environment of MLC. This is a space for you to share about the work our teachers and students are doing on a daily basis. The SURVEY will also be used by AdvancED as a gauge for the level of parent participation and engagement within the school. Please take approximately 5-8 minutes of your time to complete the survey located within the link below. There will be several opportunities over the next two weeks to complete the October survey at school (Pizza Night and Conferences). The DEADLINE is October 31st, so take a moment now if you can!
We thank you for your time and reflection on this survey as well as for your continued support of the outstanding work our teachers and students do every day. We wouldn’t be the learning community that we are without the support of our parents.
Parent Survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/8153419
MLC Black-top work
This summer, the PTSA Park Committee met to move forward plans for
the Couch Park playground and also came up with solutions for the
immediate play needs of the MLC and KCLC community.
To increase play opportunities, space, and child-safety:
1. The North side of the blacktop has been reserved for
children's play. Vehicles will still be permitted on the South half of
the blacktop; however half of the blacktop would be unavailable for
2. Portland Public Schools will paint basketball, hopscotch and 4-square courts on the blacktop. The proposed diagram is attached.
3. Portland Public Schools and the Parks Committee are
discussing the possibility of constructing a gaga pit. The Parks
Committee supports this as an activity which was requested by students
and is safe, active, and financially manageable. Attached is our
proposal and photos of the gaga pit at Creative Science School.
join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you about the blacktop on
the MLC Community Voice and MLC Facebook pages. The Park Committee will
also host a meeting to discuss these recommendations and get your input.
The date and time will be announced soon.
MLC PTSA Park Committee
Lauren Nathe, PTSA President/Parent
Tanya March, Park Committee Co-chair/Parent
Deirdre Steinmetz, KCLC Director
Macarre Traynham, MLC Principal
Trent Thelen, MLC Parent
Carla Peters, MLC Parent
Ayana Horn, MLC Parent
Avril Munro, MLC Teacher
As you may know, MLC students in 1st through 8th grade are provided enriching opportunities through the Electives Program. 1X8 electives classes vary in content and skill: from Jewelry to Frisbee, Spanish to Yoga! This program allows students to select classes based on their unique interests and fosters a desire to explore. The Elective Program for the first trimester will begin October 7th and end December 4th.
These enriching and dynamic opportunities depend on YOU: MLC parents, friends, community members. Sharing your time and talent is a very rewarding experience. Each trimester we offer between 50 and 60 classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. We need many hands on deck and I invite you to get involved!
Thank you for your continued commitment to all of our MLC students! As a bonus for this generous volunteer opportunity, children of electives teachers have preference in the selection of their classes. Please let me know if you have any questions about the electives program. I look forward to working with you all.
Follow this link (http://goo.gl/JDJKED) to Sign Up Today!
||PTSA presents Positive Discipine workshop for parents 6:30pm
||MLCEF meeting 6:15pm @ Blue Moon
||Beyond Diversity Part 3 for MLC parents 6-9pm room 311
||Park Committee 3:30 library
|9|| kx3 to Fir Point Farms Pumpkin Patch
||Beyond Diversity Part 4 for MLC parents 6-9pm room 311
||State-wide Inservice Day - no school
||4x5 at OMSI Camp Hancock
||PSAT testing for 10th graders
||7x8 to NWCT 9:15-11:30am
||PTSA meeting 8:45am in Cafeteria
||6th graders to MESD Outdoor School
||School picture RETAKES
||Tea w/ Traynham 8:30am MLC cafeteria
||Family pizza and dance 6-8:30pm
||Book Fair MLC library
||9x12 regular classes
||9x12 conferences 3:30-8:00pm
||kx8 conferences 8:30-8:00pm
||kx12 conferences 8:30-8:00pm
||No School - Happy Halloween
|| Community Meeting
|4|| MLCEF Mtg 6:15pm at the Blue Moon
|5|| Site Council Mtg 3:15pm
|7||Tea w/ Traynham 8:30am MLC cafeteria
|10|| Teacher Planning- NO School
|| Veteran's Day- NO School
|| Park Committee mtg 3:30pm library
|12-13-14|| Mid Summer Night's Dream Shakespeare Club performance TBD
|19|| Kx3 Tears of Joy 9:15am
|| PTSA Mtg 6:30pm
|25|| Visitors Day Program #1 9:30am
|| End of 1Tri
|27-28|| Thanksgiving Break
| Dec 1
|| Teacher Planning- NO School