School Supply List for 2020/2021 School Year under DOCUMENTS!
Congratulations to Mrs. Philpot for being one of May's CAN'T STOP THE BEAT Award Winners in our district. These employees demonstrate teamwork, encouragement to others, respect for others, and go the extra mile for their buildings and the Searcy School District students. Superintendent Diane Barrett visited each winner and presented them with a CSTB trophy and Sonic gift card!
Parents, I have a lonely book cart that is missing being filled with library books!! Please check at home for any library books to help refill this lonely book cart!! Books may be dropped off at our office until 2:30 pm today. There will be a book cart outside for book return tomorrow, May 22nd, from 9 am until 2:30 pm. If you still have a chrome book to return, please call the office to make arrangements.
Remember, today is the day to turn in chrome books and all school books!! Also, if you haven't picked up your child's personal belongings, the items are available today at the drive through behind the gym during the same hours as chrome book drop off. Yearbooks will also be available for sale at $25. Please bring exact change. We will be here from 9 - 3 pm and 4 -6pm. Thank you!!!
Tomorrow, Tuesday May 19th, is the day for any student chrome books to be returned to school. Please bring the chrome book, the charging cord and the black case if the chrome book came in a case instead of a ziplock bag. The drop off will be at the cafeteria. We have scheduled the following times for drop off: Kindergarten and First grade at 9 am Second and Third grades at 10 am If you are unable to come at the scheduled times, there will be staff at the cafeteria through out the day until 3 pm. For those needing an evening time, staff will be at the cafeteria that same day from 4 - 6 pm. Our library also has several student books still checked out. Please check at home for any school books and drop them off when you turn in the chrome book. If you haven't picked up your child's belongings, there will also be staff at the back of the gym on the 19th as well during the same times as the chrome book drop off. Thank you!!
Mrs. Bucher has shared some fun activities with music to enjoy next week for the end of the year! Click on the following link and enjoy!! http://kidactivities.net/music-games-for-the-classroom
Today is the final day for classroom AMI work. Mrs. Rogers has shared a fun Texture Scavenger Hunt for students to do next week to end our school year. Click on the following link and have fun!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/19WUMC3nQHejRwZNL-k1JxJ3xbXx1lmUjcuqG9TLXLQE/edit?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5ebeb6b3
Next Tuesday is also the day for any student chrome books to be returned to school. Please bring the chrome book, the charging cord and the black case if the chrome book came in a case instead of a ziplock bag. The drop off will be at the cafeteria. We have scheduled the following times for drop off: Kindergarten and First grade at 9 am Second and Third grades at 10 am If you are unable to come at the scheduled times, there will be staff at the cafeteria through out the day until 3 pm. For those needing an evening time, staff will be at the cafeteria that same day from 4 - 6 pm. Our library also has several student books still checked out. Please check at home for any school books and drop them off when you turn in the chrome book. If you haven't picked up your child's belongings, there will also be staff at the back of the gym on the 19th as well during the same times as the chrome book drop off.
Please remember to check at your house for any library or classroom books. If you are picking up your child's supplies tonight, you may drop off library and classroom books as you get your child's supplies. Books may also be dropped off in front of the office on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am - 2:30pm. Thank you!!!
Congratulations to our third grade honor students!!! We wish we could be together with students and parents to give recognition to our third graders!! We will truly miss this third grade class! Thank you Ms. Kristi Smith for putting together the following video to highlight our third grade honor students!! Click on the following link and enjoy!! https://spark.adobe.com/video/vUxNwwQ9GCPNe/embed
Student belongings will again be available for pick up in the parking lot by the gym today from 4 til 6. Yearbooks will also be available for purchase during this time. If purchasing a yearbook please bring exact change or check. Yearbooks are $25. Thank you!!
Students' personal belongings will be available for pick-up on Monday evening from 4pm -6pm for those who were unable to come by yesterday. Pick up will be at the back of the gym. If you have any questions, our office is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am -2:30 pm to answer calls.
Searcy School District has been approved for a program called “Emergency Meals to You,” a partnership between USDA and Baylor University to benefit those in need of meal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the current 2019-20 school year are eligible for this program. You may apply for shelf-stable meals to be shipped to your home for a few weeks after our Child Nutrition department finishes their meal distribution on May 18.You must apply online by Tuesday, May 12, 2020 to be eligible to receive these meals. The link to apply for this program is below. Thank you! https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/
We will be out to hand out supplies until 2:30 today. Stop on by by McRae Gym. Yearbooks also for sale! $25.
Supply pick up and yearbook sales will continue until 1:00 pm today! Hope to see you soon!
Student supply pick up is today 9-12! Yearbook station is also set up! Supplies will be brought to your car! Have a great day!!
Today is the day to pick up student belongings. There will also be yearbooks for sale by the third grade building doors. They are $25 and please bring exact change or a check. Also, third grade iris plants will be available for pick up in the parking lot during third grade pick up. 9:00am - Kindergarten 10:00am - 1st Grade 11:00am - 2nd Grade 12:00pm - 3rd Grade Please come into the parking lot off of Elm Street beside the District Office. If you have students in different grades, please select the grade that is most convenient for you and pick them up at one time. If the morning does not work then feel free to come in the afternoon by 3:30pm. Any questions please call the school office on Mondays or Thursdays between 10:00am and 2:30 pm.
Parents, Enjoy this free access to digital books with your child. Free Distance Learning eBook Bundles by Big Timber Media, one of Gumdrop Books’ publishing partners, is offering free access to a variety of web-hosted eBooks through June 30, 2020. No registration is required for this free offer and can be easily accessed by students, parents, educators, and public libraries. Click on the following link. https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=764CAFB23B5E2F759164CFA5A61EC33D
We have scheduled May 7th as the day for parents to come up to the school to pick up their child(s) school supplies. Supplies will be picked up at McRae's Gym by the loading dock on the east side of the gym. We will use the following schedule: 9:00am - Kindergarten 10:00am - 1st Grade 11:00am - 2nd Grade 12:00pm - 3rd Grade Please come into the parking lot off of Elm Street beside the District Office. If you have students in different grades, please select the grade that is most convenient for you and pick them up at one time. If the morning does not work then feel free to come in the afternoon by 3:30pm. Any questions please call the school office on Mondays or Thursdays between 10:00am and 2:30 pm.
Whether or not we are in the same building, teachers plus students equals school. We miss physically being in the same place as our students, but the learning and loving has not gone away!!! Enjoy this video that was put together by Mrs. Philpot! https://youtu.be/f6XovH9FxuY
If you see any books from school at home, please return them. This includes library books and books sent home for reading practice. They may be dropped off in front of the office on Mondays and Thursdays. Remember, that we have many sources for digital books. Check out the library page on our website for digital book links.
Kick off your weekend with a smile!!! Enjoy the following video featuring good things that McRae students have shared with us. https://youtu.be/EXv4Nch1T1A
Today's google doodle is about bees and the important role that bees play on Earth. Check out Mrs. Strayhorn's Library AMI page by clicking below to read the Arkansas Diamond list book, Please, please the Bees. https://sites.google.com/searcyschools.org/mrsstrayhornsamipage
Happy Earth Day!!! This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Go to the following link to read a book about Earth Day! https://youtu.be/lpEc5nHqO2c
Hippy Registration is now open! Click the link to register your child for the pre-K Hippy Program! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMqCbmvZ78FneTx_62TkFkNHyOrimO44_foH4G2Y8A5-zIRw/viewform
Reading is fun!! We have digital books available from our library! We also have been given access to free digital books from other sites. Our library page on our website has login and password information for other sites as well as access to our library's digital books. Click on the link below to access our library page. http://www.searcyschools.org/o/mcrae-elementary/page/library--695
Students and teachers share something good every day at school in the classroom. We want to keep sharing good things. Mrs. Philpot has created a video to help students share good things at the following link. Have a great weekend and share something good!! https://youtu.be/AK0TtkK8uDQ
Superintendent Barrett's Searcy School District update. Access the video link here for your update. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByW99owUjh0&feature=youtu.be
Mrs. Bucher has shared the following information from The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra about resources that are available for our students. Our second and third graders were able to experience the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra earlier in the year at school. Click on the following link and enjoy! https://www.arkansassymphony.org/video/backstage-pass
Enjoy this thank you to our community from some of our McRae students. Students submitted these pictures to their teachers. Teachers and students are staying connected online. Click on the following link. https://youtu.be/xHRULLVU4oI
Mrs. Rogers has put together some fun art activities to do from home. Click on the following link to see her page. https://sites.google.com/d/1ODKiaFi5HBVcBw6Fzh91-5l4xBM1nqL0/p/1XkENVT_z0x0KUVqq8tlBiRvXQNlYR2lY/edit
I apologize for the earlier post's link not taking you directly to the title that we have in our digital library....Trust Me Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! You can access the title through our catalog on our library page. The link is posted below. I have also posted on our library page the login information for Capstone. Capstone has generously offered access not only to the digital titles that we have purchased but all of their titles during our nation's COVID- 19 crisis. Library page link: http://www.searcyschools.org/o/mcrae-elementary/page/library--695
Today is April Fool's Day and at an elementary school that means being told numerous times by students that your shoe is untied! I am missing that today! Parents, share a funny moment with your child today!! Laughing together is good for all us! Click on the following link to read a book from our digital library about a familiar trickster! http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/reader/?isbn=9781404866751&archive_code=oss_jackb_f11#folder_rewrite
Our counselor, Logan Mason, has set up a Counseling Corner while we are out for AMI days. Click on the following link to access it. https://sites.google.com/searcyschools.org/mcraeelementaryschoolcounselor/home
3rd Grade AMI Days link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JbtF_q6nJzimwkYGcxcvanJ6JHwGQl7l?usp=sharing
2nd Grade AMI Day link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sfQL-WF4uNJzc69YISs62V9v8Rr3GjIv?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hWAFnp2kVhY91WyTaVQDFslDlbMndL-h?usp=sharing 1st Grade AMI Day links . . .
Kindergarten link for AMI days . . . https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZYj7Tf_r7w4Dzn9lzVmiktmJCROp84iv?usp=sharing
You can find your child's AMI Day assignments under "Documents" on our site.
Report cards will go home tomorrow! The Honors Assembly for 3rd 9 weeks will be next Thursday, March 19! 1st will be at 8:30, 2nd at 9:15 and 3rd at 10:00. Hope to see you there!
Just found out that the PTO meeting has been cancelled due to the weather!! Please disregard the earlier post about the meeting scheduled for today. Check McRae PTO facebook page for further information!
The March Newsletter can be found under "Documents" on our website! Copy coming home today also!
McRae families, have you started your Family Read Aloud Challenge yet?? Be sure to read aloud AT LEAST 10 minutes a day for as many days as you can between now and March 5, 2020. Complete your Read Aloud Challenge calendar (these are printed on bright orange paper and should have gone home with your students last week -- extras are available in the office) and be sure to bring it with you to our Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night on March 5 to redeem your Dr. Seuss prizes!!!
Second Grade's first-place winners of the 2020 Invention Convention were invited to present their inventions at the school board meeting on Jan. 22. Students who presented were Willow Oakes from Miss Laire's class (The Sleeve Holder Upper), Haylee Hill from Mrs. Hopper's class (The Sock Scrunchie), Lilly Moore from Mrs. Dunavan's class (The Bow Holder), Waylon Conyers from Mrs. Sledge's class (The Smelly Buddy), and Lamar Copeland from Mrs. Anderson's class (The Chapstick Holder). Congratulations to ALL of our second-graders for all of your fabulous inventions!
Check out our facebook page to view a video of 2nd Grades' Invention Convention. We are proud of the creative minds behind those inventions!!! Thank you to our community members who participated as judges!!
Congratulations to the following Character Award Students!! 1st Grade - Harrison Carrigan, Case Dacus, Maggie Mae Mason, James White, Maya White 2nd Grade - Zoe Carpenter, Isaac Mason, Emery McFarland, Addyson Morris, Bryonna Reeves, Nahum Ramirez 3rd Grade -Mattie Bostic, Neveah Brannum, Mia Dardar, Jess Douglas, Adalyn Hulsey, Tatum Sledd
Report cards will go home with students today.
January Newsletter is posted under "Documents" on our website!
We are off to a great first week of January!!! Students in Kindergarten through second grade will be taking Istation assessments this week. Kindergarten will be testing on January 7th & 8th. First and second grades will be testing on January 9th.
Go to "news" and enjoy "Twas the Night Before Christmas"!! Merry Christmas to all of our students and families!
Our McRae Elementary float will be between Simmons Bank and the park when lining up for the parade! Hope to see you there!!
PTO meets tomorrow, Wednesday, at noon in the library! Hope to see you there!!
If you plan to eat in the cafeteria before Family Engineering night on Dec. 5 and you HAVE NOT sent the paper form back to school, please click the link below and complete this 3-question form. You may also complete the form if you plan on coming but not eating. Everything is FREE! We would love to have you join us! https://forms.gle/Q9ngHkmLvMCh49uR6
Nov. 18 is the deadline for signing up for the hot dog supper at Family Engineering Night. If you plan to eat in the cafeteria before Family Engineering night on Dec. 5 and you HAVE NOT sent the paper form back to school, please click the link below and complete this 3-question form. You may also complete the form if you plan on coming but not eating. Everything is FREE! We would love to have you join us! https://forms.gle/Q9ngHkmLvMCh49uR6
Progress Reports will be sent home with students today.
The November Newsletter is coming home today!! You can also find it under documents on our site! Happy Friday!!
Reminder, Wednesday for Red Ribbon Week is Our Future is Too Bright for Drugs! Celebrate saying no to drugs by wearing neon colors and sunglasses.
Red Ribbon Week is this week! Tuesday: Stay In The Game and Be Drug Free! Wear your favorite team shirt
The October Newsletter is coming home with your child today! You can also access the newsletter under "documents' on our site!
Progress Reports will be sent home Thursday afternoon.
Our September newsletter can be found under documents on our website! A copy will also be sent home with your child!
Remember parents, school will be dismissed on Monday for Labor Day!
The September Istation assessment begins next week for all of our K-2 students. As always, it is important for your child eat a healthy breakfast and be at school on time. Testing days are as follows: September 3rd-4th Kindergarten, September 5th- 1st & 2nd grade.
Parents- Don't miss out on Collin Kartchner's speaking engagement on the effects of social media on children. Sponsored by the Jesse Dylan James Foundation, it is being held tonight at the Searcy High School PAC beginning at 6:30 P.M.
All are invited to Lionfest this Friday evening! Recognition of all SHS sports teams, band, cheerleaders, and Lionsteppers will be held throughout the evening as well as music and dance performances! The fun and food begins at Lion Stadium at 5:30.
Class rosters will be placed on the west wall of the cafeteria facing the student pick up lanes on Monday morning.
McRae May Newsletter is coming home with your child Friday, May 10. Important dates and information are included in the newsletter!
Track & Field Days Scheduled by Coach Mulvany! On Thursday, May 16: K 8:45-10:45 am, 1st 12:45-2:45 pm On Friday, May 17: 2nd 8:45-10:45 am, 3rd 12:45 - 2:45 pm
Thank you Centennial Bank, Chick-Fil-A and PTO for the awesome staff breakfast this week during testing! You are amazing!!
McRae Elementary Color Run is this Saturday, April 6, beginning at 9:00 am. Hope to see you there!!
Remember: Tomorrow morning is Third Quarter Honors Assembly in the cafeteria. 1st Grade at 8:30 am, 2nd Grade at 9:15 am, 3rd Grade at 10:00 am
The McRae PTO Color Run has been postponed until next Saturday, April 6. Hope to see all of you there next weekend!!
Report cards will be sent home with students today.
Third Quarter Honors Assembly will be on Tuesday, April 2nd in the cafeteria. 1st Grade at 8:30 am, 2nd Grade at 9:15 am, 3rd Grade at 10:00 am
Hope you and your family have a safe and great Spring break! See you again on Monday, March 25!!
For Wacky Weather STEM Day for 3rd grade on Friday, March 29, we are collecting empty toilet paper tubes, empty paper towel tubes, empty water bottles, cardboard of all kinds. Please send with your student or drop off at the school. Your help is always appreciated!!!!
McRae Newsletter coming home today with your child! Important information and news included!!!
Dr. Seuss Family Night is tonight! Meal served in cafeteria from 5-6:30 pm. Gym open for activities from 5:30 - 7:15 pm. Hope to see you there!!
Congratulations to 2nd Grade for the best attendance in February!! You rock!!!
PTO Fundraiser at Bailey's Pizza, March 5! Just mention McRae Elementary!
Our Flipgrid Read Aloud Competition will be wrapping up tomorrow and 2 winners will be selected!! It is easy to go online and record your video and it only takes 90 seconds. Use the following link: https://flipgrid.com/07975ff9 And, keep reading aloud at home everyday!!
Check out the following link to watch students who have entered our Flipgrid Video Competition as part of our Family Read Aloud Challenge!!! There is still time to enter before Friday's drawing for new books! https://flipgrid.com/6c9d7ad0
Please take time to complete the parent survey that is on our news section of our school website. The survey should take less than 10 min to complete. The link is listed here as well: https://bit.ly/2UeZ6QJ Thank you for your time and participation!
McRae Elementary students and staff are working on being safe, respectful and responsible at school. Ask your child what they are doing to help make our school a great place to be!!!
AMI assignments for each grade level may also be found on our website under Documents in the Folder titled AMI Days Assignments for McRae. The link for that folder is : http://www.searcyschools.org/o/mcrae-elementary/browse/41634
Due to flooding, there will be no school tomorrow. This will be an AMI day. AMI packets were sent home earlier in the year with students. Teachers will be available tomorrow for questions through Google Classroom or school email. School will still be out for President's Day.
Please take time to complete the parent survey that is on our news section of our school website. The survey should take less than 10 min to complete. The link is listed here as well: https://bit.ly/2UeZ6QJ Thank you for your time and participation!
Tomorrow is the 100th day of school celebration!! K students are wearing t-shirts with 100 items and 1st thru 3rd students will be "Rockin It" as Rock Stars!!! We have "Rocked 100 Days of School!" Get ready!!!!!!
Reminder: PTO meeting today at noon in the library!
McRae Elementary will be collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap for Jacob's Place this month. If you would like to donate any of these items, please send to school with your child. Thank you for helping our community!!!
The first PTO meeting for 2019 will be next Wednesday, January 16th at noon in the library. We hope to see you there!!!
Report Cards will be sent home with students today.
Istation will be tomorrow and Thursday for our Kindergarten students. Please be sure your child arrives to school on time. As always, thank you for your support!
Square 1 Art orders will not be sent home with students without parent permission. If you need your child to bring home your order, please contact the your child's teacher, the office, Mrs Rogers or Misty Mullins. Thank you!
Reminder: Square 1 Art orders are ready for pick up today in the cafeteria from 3:30-5:30. If you are unable to pick up your order, please contact Mrs. Rogers or Mrs. Mullins (PTO President) to make other arrangements. Thank you for supporting our school!
The PTO officers and Mrs. Rogers will be in the cafeteria from 3:30-5:30 on Friday for parents to pick up their Square 1 Art orders.
The PTO officers and Mrs. Rogers will be handing out Square 1 Art orders on Friday, Dec. 7, from 3:30 - 5:30. If parents are unable to come, arrangements will be made for a later date. Orders will not be sent home with students unless school is given permission by parent.
Remember, Family Engineering Night is tonight from 5:30-7:30! Come enjoy a night of family fun and learning!!!! Supper will be in the cafeteria until 6:30. Activities will be in the gym from 5:30 -7:30. The Artmobile will be open and is located on the east side of the gym.
The Arkansas Arts Center Artmobile will be at McRae Elem. on Dec. 3-7. Students will be touring the Artmobile during art classes next week. Also, the Artmobile will be open during Family Engineering Night on Monday night Dec 3rd for students and families to enjoy.
Our Kids Heart Challenge raised $4523 this year. Mrs. Woodruff’s class raised the most money, $ 1723!! Awesome job!
Remember: Second Grade Music Program is tonight at 6 pm in the cafeteria. Also, progress reports were sent home with students today.
Good news! The Square 1 Art fundraiser deadline has been extended to Nov 16 for online and phone orders!
Reminder: PTO meets Wednesday, November 14th at noon in the library. Hope to see you there!!!
The November newsletter is coming home today with your child. Information about the Family Engineering Night is on the back. Please check out the important events coming up at McRae!
Reminder, be sure to check out the Square 1 Art catalog and stickers that came home with your child! Deadline for orders is on November 12th.
Square 1 Art catalogs come home with students tomorrow! Along with the catalog is a page of stickers featuring your child's art work. The deadline for ordering is November 12th.
Tomorrow's Red Ribbon motto is : We have the super power to say no to drugs! Come dressed in your favorite super hero clothing!
PTO Meeting today in the library at noon! Hope to see you there!
Remember, Honors Assemblies are tomorrow in the cafeteria. 8:30 - Awards Assembly 1st Grade, 9:00 - Awards Assembly 2nd Grade, 9:30- Awards Assembly 3rd Grade
Reminder: School will dismiss at 2:30 tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day for our PTO Book Fair which will reopen at 3:00 after school dismisses and will be open during Parent/teacher conferences. Parent/Teacher conferences will be going on until 7:15 p.m..
Reminder: School dismisses at 2:30 today!
No school will be held on Friday, October 19th due to all teachers participating in professional development that day.
The October newsletter can be found under documents on our website! Look for a copy coming home also! Important information and dates are included!
Super Heroes for Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, are McKenzy Morris in Ms. Laire's room, Zayshawn Greer in Mrs. Henderson's class, London Jackson in Ms. Barber's class, and Presley Stovall in Mrs. Woodruff's class. These students' names were drawn from our bags of good behavior certificates in the cafeteria. Thank you for following the rules and being good citizens! Congratulations and glad you are here to protect our school today!!
PTO will be selling smencils and keychains before school thru Oct. 5th. They will have a table set up on the sidewalk between the cafeteria and the main building each morning.
Reminder: Progress reports will be sent home tomorrow with students in first thru third grade.
Tomorrow is BMI screening for Kindergarten and Second Grade. It is also Vision and Hearing Screening for Kindergarten thru Second Grade.
Next week, all of our K-2 students will be taking the Istation test. Tuesday, September 4th our 1st and 2nd grade students will take the Istation assessment. September 5th and 6th our Kindergarten students will take the Istation assessment. Please be sure your child is at school and on time those days! We appreciate your support!
McRae's PTO officers for this school year are as follows: Misty Mullins - President, Teena Oliver- Vice President, Dianne Hawkins - Secretary and Alan Webber- Treasurer. Thank you so much for serving our school!!!!
Registration for new students today! Hope to see you soon!!!