December is a busy time at home and at school! Click on the link below to read McRae's December Newsletter! https://www.smore.com/3z4en
December starts tomorrow!!! We are adding a little cheer to the school day beginning next Monday, December 7th, with December Fun Days!! Mark your calendars!!
School will be dismissed tomorrow through Friday for Thanksgiving break!
We are excited to announce that McRae received a $700 grant from Walmart Giving! We can't wait to use these funds for our Capturing Kids Hearts program. Pictured is Dan Thurmon presenting the check to McRae Elementary. #BetterTogether #WalmartGiving #McRae #whateverittakes
McRae Elementary staff completed a self-care challenge for the week of November 16-20. Each staff member chose a scratch off card that contained a challenge to be completed by the end of the week. Some of the challenges were: drink only water for the day, dance in class, meditate for 5 minutes, take a walk, and practice yoga. They were encouraged to involve their students. Enjoy some pictures of the challenges being completed.
Miss Laire's class disguised turkeys to save them for Thanksgiving!!
Yesterday, Mrs. Russell's class was ready for the Thanksgiving feast in the cafeteria!
McRae Parents, At the end of the school day on Thursday (11/19), students will be offered 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches to take home for those students who do not plan to attend onsite on 11/20, 11/23, and 11/24. Al final del día escolar el jueves (19/11), se ofrecerá a los estudiantes 3 desayunos y 3 almuerzos para llevar a casa para aquellos estudiantes que no planean asistir en el sitio el 20/11, 23/11 y 24/11.
Due to an increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases among students and staff and the high number of those needing to quarantine, but most importantly out of concern for the health and safety of all, Searcy School District elementary schools (McRae, Sidney Deener, and Westside) will be offering Flex days on Friday, November 20th, Monday, November 23rd, and Tuesday, November 24th. Students have the option to learn remotely from home or onsite. Bus schedules will run as normal. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, school will not be in session Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27. Onsite learners will return to campus on Monday, November 30.We will provide our families with more information on meal distribution in a follow-up message. Please remember during the Thanksgiving holiday to practice social distancing measures and follow Covid-19 safety protocols.
Searcy School District Board of Education will be recognizing Chistyn Henderson, a McRae Elementary School 3rd grade teacher, as the 2020-2021 Searcy School District Teacher of the Year. We will livestream the short recognition on Searcy Public Schools Facebook Live. We hope you will tune in and support Christyn this evening beginning at 5:15 P.M. Congratulations, Christyn, for being chosen for this very special award!
During this time before Thanksgiving, our kindergarten students have been learning about Pilgrims and Native Americans. The Native American study included a book titled, Fry Bread. Students also watched a video of a Native American actually making fry bread. One of Ms. Rupard's virtual students, Michael Peck Dexter, shared a picture of the fry bread that he and his mom made after doing his Friday's lesson!!!
This message is for parents of all Searcy School District students. Please complete the following survey for the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. English: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel en Espanol: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yIElMqjgYCNCLz
While sadly this year we can not have our annual Veterans Day parade at school, we want to say thank you to all those who have served our country!!!
Mark your calendars for Thanksgiving Break!
Remember, our canned food drive is going on through the end of the week!!! Thank you for supporting our community!!
Ms. Laire´s class has been learning about Election Day. They ended their study with a mock vote on their favorite snack! They voted between chips and snack cakes! Snack cakes won! Votes filled out a voter´s registration form, voted, and even got an “I voted” sticker!
Remember, our PTO´s virtual Scholastic Book Fair is continuing through November 8th! Click on the link below to see what is available! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=mcraeelementaryschool3
Our students had a great time celebrating being drug free during Red Ribbon Week!!!
Our canned food drive for our community has begun! It will continue through Friday, November 6th. Thank you for your help!!
Next Monday, November 2nd, is school picture day for Virtual Students as well as new onsite students. Virtual Students will need to come to the CAFETERIA between 8 and 9 next Monday morning if a school picture is desired.