MCES Kindergarten Pre-Registration forms and physicals are located in the maroon cart in front of MCES. If your child is going to be attending WCUSD #348 in the fall, please stop by MCES and fill in the short registration form and place it in the return slot. Also pick up the Kindergarten physicals and immunization packet. During the summer, you will receive a LUMEN code so you can register your child for Kindergarten. Without the code you will not be able to register your child. Return physical forms to office as soon as you have them completed. Also, 2nd grade dental forms are in the cabinet (pull hard, not locked). If your child attends Pre-K or EC at Wabash CUSD 348 you should have already received the physical forms and you do not need to pre-register. Please fill free to ask questions and I will try to answer quickly. Mrs. Odom
All work for MCES is due by Wednesday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. This is any work that was assigned between March 31 - May 1. The cart at MCES will be moved into the school at this time and will no longer be available. I want to thank all the parents/grandparents for working with the teachers during this crazy end of year. Teachers are looking forward to seeing your children on Monday, May 11th. Please schedule your pick up time with your teacher. Thank you, Mrs. Odom
This is a message from Mrs. Odom about Early Childhood (Miss Lori and Miss Stacey) and Pre-School for All (Miss Cindy and Miss Telisa) classes and their end of school year pickup. On Tuesday, May 5, the teachers and assistants will be sitting outside MCES in the main parking lot to return items left behind and portfolios of the student's work. They will be there between 11 - 1. Please bring your child with you so they can wave goodbye to their teacher. This will be a drive-by drop off, only! Please stay in your car.
On Monday, May 11, MCES will open its doors by appointment only from 8 - 3 to pick up the students report cards and items the child left behind. First and second grade items will be at their lockers and Kindergarten will be handed out of the doorway. Teachers are setting up appointments in 10 minute intervals for parents on a first come first serve basis. Only one parent and the child should come to the appointment. There should be no siblings and especially no babies. If your child wishes to say goodbye to their teacher, the teacher will be in the room. Please prepare your child that they will not be able to hug their teacher but they can wave from the hallway to the teacher in the classroom. A parent can come alone if they believe this will be to hard on their child. In order to practice safe distancing each grade level will need to enter from a different door. Kindergarten will enter at the East front door (near pre-school playground); First Grade will enter the main entrance doors; and Second Grade enter the far West front doors (bus lane entrance). Please note if you miss your time, do not show up randomly because that will place too many people in the hallway. There will be a table at each grade level to return library books and a table set up to pay fees near the front of the school. If you cannot meet on this day, please call the main office the week of the 11th to make other arrangements. It is with great sadness that this is the way our school year must end and we want to thank everyone for working with us during this time of remote learning. Thank you, Mrs. Odom
This is a message from Mrs. Odom at MCES. I understand that after the storm we are having trouble with the internet. Please understand that you can catch up on the work when the internet is working again. Do not stress over these circumstances, I'm sure there will be other bumps in the road but we will get through this together.
The preschool screenings that were scheduled for April 20th - April 22nd have been cancelled. Anyone who had already scheduled a screening will be contacted once new screening dates are determined. Thank you!
This is an important message from Mrs. Odom at Mount Carmel Elementary School. Your child's classroom teacher has sent you information on the beginning of remote learning days. Starting Monday, April 6, students at MCES will begin remote learning days through the seesaw apps or packets. Packets will be located in the front of the school starting Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m. and there is a slot in the cart to return the packets. New packets will be added to the cart each Friday by 10:00 a.m. If you have questions contact your child's teacher or call the school and leave a message. This program will continue until we are given the clear to return to school. Please protect yourself with social distancing while picking up the materials. Thank you
If your child is enrolled at MCES Preschool for All, join the new Facebook group - MCES Preschool for All. The preschool staff will be adding links to online resources and at home learning activities to this group page.
This past week, our educators have put together Learning Resource Opportunities for our students/parents. These rich resources are designed to keep your child academically engaged throughout this mandated shut-down. Websites, Activities, Google Classroom information and Social Support are available through the School Website. This information is updated hourly. Any information that is found helpful will be added. Visit https://www.wabash348.com/ and click the REMOTE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY/COVID-19 INFORMATION button and it will take you to the Informational Page with links that include school learning resources. From the APP, it can be accessed through the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 and choose the COVID-19 INFO from the Menu. Please understand that this is a new, ongoing learning process for everyone. The administration is working on all the details as the information becomes available from the Illinois School Board of Education. Thank you for your patience.
A note from the Superintendent: Today, March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker ordered a shelter-in-place for Illinois. All Illinois schools, including Wabash CUSD #348, will be closed until April 8th. The state will re-evaluate the situation at that time. During that time, Wabash CUSD #348 will be on spring break. Therefore, the schools are tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 13th. Additionally, we will remain committed to continuing our remote learning opportunities for our students. As the Illinois State Board of Education delivers more guidance, we will be able to better address our situation moving forward. Thank you for all your support in this difficult matter as we continue to work through uncharted waters. Stay safe and Go Aces!
Several schools have been posting a code for ABC Mouse (Preschool - 2nd) Adventure Academy (3rd - 8th) and ReadingI (Preschool through 6th). The directions and school district code is attached in a photo to this message. Please understand that these are programs students can practice for free and have learning opportunities. This is not mandatory, but I know some parents are searching for lessons for their children and many MCES students are familiar with ABC Mouse and love it.
Copy/Paste this link to a Parent's Guide to Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys
Wabash CUSD #348 Press Release At 3:30 pm today, Governor Pritzker announced a directive that all public and private schools in the state of Illinois will be closed March 17th-30th. These closures are directly related to the concern over the COVID-19 virus. District #348 will follow this directive and remain closed until the 30th. The governor did stress he may continue closures. During this time, all District curricular and extracurricular activities will be cancelled. As more information and details emerge, it will be disseminated on the website www.Wabash348.com, District app and District Facebook page.
Effective March 13, 2020, all K-12 school districts in Wabash County are closing indefinitely due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities will be suspended. The closings come with a recommendation from the Wabash County Health Department and are designed to protect the community. To my knowledge, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, but this precautionary move is designed to inhibit the spread of this virus. As of this time, there is no timetable to reopen the schools. However, it is the intention of the Districts to reopen as soon as possible. I will continue to communicate with the public via our website, app, and all calls. Chuck Bleyer, Ed.D. Superintendent
MCES - Menu change - Friday, March 27th - Chicken Fajita
MCES/MCGS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff. Therefore we would like to remind you during this flu season and concern of the coronavirus if your child has symptoms such as high fever, cough, sore throat, and/or tiredness please keep them home to prevent spreading sickness. MCES/MCGS will waive perfect attendance awards this year to help prevent students coming to school if feeling ill to keep perfect attendance. Remember washing hands, not touching eyes, nose, mouth, cover cough/sneeze, and avoid contact with people who are sick will help prevent illness. Thank You.
Due to the high number of cases this year of influenza A & B, strep throat, and potentially COVID-19, during the second semester the District will suspend all attendance requirements pertaining to semester finals and perfect attendance awards. This change in policy is in accordance with the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The District does not want to promote or encourage students attending school while not feeling completely healthy. As for returning to school from illness, it is District policy that the student must be fever free for twenty-four hours without the use of fever reducing medication prior to returning. If you have any questions, please call your child’s school office.
MCES wrapped up Dr. Seuss week with a special concert by the 6th grade MCGS choir under the direction of Mrs. Ellen Wall. The students enjoyed the students performing and reading several special Dr. Seuss materials especially "Green Eggs and Ham". MCES concentrated on how important it is to read and have fun.
Thursday, May 7th there will be no Kindergarten classes at Mount Carmel Elementary School. Please kindergarten parents mark your calendars. The Kindergarten teachers will be screening the students for the 2020-2021 school year. Sign ups for screenings will start after spring break - April 13th. More information to come!
Kid's Heart Challenge at MCES - Every child received a paper that told parents how to sign up online for on- line giving. If you can help the school out our goal is to have 50% of our students signed up online. At this time we have 108 and need 156. If you have not created your child's online account, please do so. If the students reach their goal, they get to wear pajamas to school. Deadline if March 13th. Thank you for your help!
Zoodles Animal Education program came to MCES on Thursday, February 27th. This is a free mobile program that consisted of a 45 minute oral presentation where the speaker taught the students about the animals habitat, eating habits and if the animals are endangered. The students learned about a Solomn Island Eclectus Parrot, Indonesian Blue Tongue Skink, Red Footed Tortoise, Kinkajou (honey bear) and a Joey Kangeroo. Zoodles offers many different programs for Pre-school and up children.
The students really enjoyed Zoodles animal show at MCES. More information and photos to come soon. Unfortunately the team ran out of time and 2nd grade did not get their pictures taken. Zoodles will come back with the animals and the 2nd grade will have a chance to get their pictures. The teachers have the money until they return. Thank you for your patience.
Dr. Seuss Week Dress Up Days for MCES Monday – Green Eggs and Ham Day – Wear something green Tuesday – Cat in the Hat Day – Wear Stripes Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday – Wear mismatched clothes or clothes on backwards Thursday – One Fish, Two Fish – Wear Red or Blue Friday – The Lorax – Students will wear a mustache provided by school.
Tomorrow MCES students will be bringing home a permission slip to attend a Free Animal Education Program. The program is Thursday, February 20th and if you do not return it signed by the 19th your child will NOT be able to attend. This is for liability reasons from the company. On the permission slip your child can sign up to have their picture taken with a Kangaroo Joey, a Redfoot Tortoise or an Albino Corn Snake. The price to have the picture taken is $10. Please note that do to time constraints your child can only get ONE picture take (this means only send $10 because there will only be one picture taken). Please make checks payable to Zoodles LLC, any check made payable to MCES will be returned.
This is the final reminder that any parent at MCES or any Wabash 348 school would like to help out and complete the 5-Essential School Survey the deadline is Friday, February 14th. Click on the following link and search the county and school. The survey just takes a few minutes. Thank you http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and MCES would like to remind you that if you wish to have a balloon or gift delivered to the school, the items will be delivered the afternoon of the 13th. So please order early from the shop of your choice. Also, if you are bringing in your own item for your child, have their name and their teacher's name on the item. Please remember the items need to be delivered by 9:30 a.m. because of the shortened schedule. Preschool for All (Pre-K) and Early Childhood (EC) will not be in session on the 14th.
MCES 2nd quarter perfect attendance for second grade. (Sorry I thought I posted this earlier) First Row: Ava Alka, Andrew Hagerty, Lincoln Kocher, Zedrich Moore, Morrison Taylor, Tripp Thread, and Cade Tillotson. 2nd Row: Harrper Warnken, Zac Cirunay, Jaylyn Decker Hendrex Goodson, Matalei Greer, Landon Grindle and Abigail Majors. 3rd Row: Mrs. Vargo, TaeLynn Wade, Aria Avery, Cara Dill, Bram Gordon, Michael Ke, Camden Tinsley, Caroline Blake, and Abigail McBroom. Back Row: Landen McCoy, Kylan McIntire, Kayden Smith, Annie Hagerty, Kinley Mandrell, Donald, Ngo, Quinn Rooney and Preston VanMatre.
MCES 2nd quarter perfect attendance for first grade. (Sorry I thought I posted this earlier) First Grade: Front Row: Victoria Babcock, Harmony Birkla, Keely Drone, Riley Hocking Aaden Michel and Kyla Tillotson. 2nd Row: Sydney Blackwell, Jonathan Keele, Lilly Keener, Brynlynn Pierce and Jayden Schmitt. Back Row: Madison Escobedo Milan, Ridge Keepes, Kyrie Lingo, Liam Day; Jennah Lewis, Dustin Wade and Oliver Tegan
Second quarter perfect attendance celebration was held today at MCES. The following students didn't miss any days from October 14 - December 20. The students were not late nor did they leave early. Congratulations! The students were treated with a drink, snack and received a free cookie coupon from Subway. Kindergarten: First Row (L-R) Mrs. Odom, Chloe Alka, Owen Berberich, Mitchell Buchanan, and Jaxson Lee Smith. 2nd Row: Gavin Dawson, Jaxson Levitt Smith, Bennett Witsman, and Isaac Hocking. Third Row: Kalvyn Sutton, Zoie Majors, Cali Randall and Parker Swatsley Vernon.
These special students said the pledge this morning. These students won the drawing for gifts for the students that had 2 or fewer absences second quarter (Oct 14-Dec 20). Ten students names are drawn each quarter, second quarter we had 191 names in the drawing. Left to Right: Madison Horrall, Levi Hayden, Brookelyn Hammel, Beaonka Isham, Kora Covalt, Liam Morrison and Landon Zuber. Not available for the photo: J.D. Easton, Jaedon Mallernee and Landen McCoy
MCES celebrated their 2nd quarter PBIS celebration with a snowball fight. The students were reminded we need to "Be Respectful", "Be Responsible" and "Be Safe". They enjoyed their indoor snowball fight. MCES wishes to wish you a Merry Christmas and don't forget the students get out of school tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is coming to town! Preschool for All and Early Childhood will host Supper with Santa on Thursday, December 19th, at 5:30 pm in the MCES Gym. All Preschool and Early Childhood families are invited to share a meal, play games, and take a picture with Santa.
The Polar Express is coming to MCES on Thursday, December 19th. This is the day that students can wear their pajamas to school and there will be many activities. Please be looking for special instructions from their teachers. Also remember that on Friday, December 20th, MCES will be hosting their Christmas Parties and there will be a 2 hour early out for the whole district. After this, we will see you next year on Monday, January 6th. Merry Christmas!
If you wish to complete the MCES 5-Essential Survey and help us meet our goal of at least 50%. Please log on to http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent Then type in the county "Wabash" and then look for Mt Carmel Elem School. Once it pops up complete the survey. I understand the drawing is over, but the survey is not and it does matter for our ESSA rating. Thank you.
Congratulations to our Amazon card winners! These parents won the $25 Amazon for completing the 5-Essential Survey and returning the bottom portion. One card was given away per grade level. Congratulations - Kindergarten Winner - Aveah Miller, parent: Cannon Miller; First Grade Winner - Madison Escobedo-Milan, parent: Juan Escobedo; and Second Grade Winner - Alexis Ellis, parent: William Ellis. At this time 38% of our parents have completed the survey, last year we had 68%, there is still time. Please complete the 5-Essential Survey for MCES.
MCES phones are back up and working: 618-263-3876. Please be patient as only the two main phones are on at this time.
MCES is in the process of getting new phones and a new phone system. Therefore the lines will be down for around an hour. Please be patient. The school cell phone number is 618-262-3835 if you need to reach us for an emergency. The other option would be to message on Facebook which I will try to monitor. I will let you know when the phones are up and running again. Thank you for your patience.
This is a reminder that the MCES Amazon Gift Card drawing is coming soon. We need parents to complete the 5 Essential Survey on line and return the bottom portion of the paper to enter the drawing y December 13th. One gift card will be given per grade level. Last year we had a 68% completion rate, as of today we are only at 38%. Please help the school meet the Every School Succeeds Act requirements. We need your help.
Children's author, Jan Brett, was in Albion, Wednesday, December 4th. Two of MCES Kindergarten teachers were lucky enough to go meet her, purchase her book and have it autographed. She presented on her newest book "Tale of the Tiger Slipper", she is also the illustrator of her books. The kindergarten teachers do a unit on her "The Mitten" book. Way to go Mrs. Hagerty and Mrs. Satava.
MCES Menu Change - Monday, December 9th - Fish Sticks instead of corn dogs.
Mount Carmel Preschool for All's annual Family Feast event will be held on Monday, November 25th, at 5:30 pm in the MCES Cafeteria. After a hearty meal, the preschool singers will perform a medley of Thanksgiving songs!
Sorry for the late notice but due to school being closed yesterday, today's(Wednesday) menu will be Fish (Tuesday's Menu). Thursday - Tacos and Friday - Biscuits and Gravy
Due to the cold temperatures and possible hazardous roads MCES Taco Night at Taco Tierra has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 21st from 5 - 8. Thank you and stay safe.
MCES will be sending a yellow paper home today reminding you of the parent survey we really need you to complete. This is the same survey that has been on the Wabash Facebook page so if you have completed it already thank you. If you complete the survey and return the bottom portion of the letter with your child, you will be entered in a drawing and your child will receive a small treat. Thank you
This is a reminder that Wabash CUSD #348 schools are in session on Monday, November 11th Veterans Day. Different teachers will be recognizing Veterans in their classrooms.
Family Fall Festival has been moved to the First General Baptist Church, due to inclement weather. The event is on 10/31/19 at 10 AM and includes Wabash Community District #348 Preschool for All, Early Childhood and 0-3 PI families. Families are encouraged to dress in costume for the event.
MCES Yankee Candle fund raiser items are in. If you have not picked up your child's please do so on Monday.
Dear Parents / Guardians, This letter is to inform you about the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 breakfast program. Wabash District #348 has a breakfast program like our lunch program. Breakfast is provided by the kitchen staff at all schools. Breakfast is $1.00 and is served from 7:20 a.m. until 7:53 a.m. Please tell your child about our breakfast program. We look forward to seeing them. In compliance with federal law and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Thank you, Wabash #348 Kitchen Staff
Update on Mt. Carmel Elementary School dismissal times. The buses will be loaded by 3:05 p.m. and the car riders dismissed at 3:10 p.m. Please make sure to make arrangements accordingly.
COMING SOON!!! Wabash CUSD's new App. Stay Tuned!!!!!!!