February 9, 2015

Maverick Message

Dear Parents:

This week as I visited classrooms, there seemed to be a theme. The theme focused around growth. Many classrooms are growing plants as part of their science unit. I watched students measure the growth of their plant, transplant some of the plants to make room for more growth, and nurture their plant with water. These students were excited about growth. My thoughts immediately went to our students and their personal growth for knowledge. It is amazing to watch them grow and learn. Their minds are eager to acquire new concepts. I enjoy watching our teachers become excited watching their students grow and learn. I came across this quote and I thought it said a lot about what we believe at MCES.

"Always do your best. What you plant now will harvest tomorrow."-Og Mandino

We want our students to do their best in order for them to have a successful future. I am very honored to be a part of this growth process.

Speaking of being the best, we have several celebrations this week!

Aiden Brinkley tied for 7th place in the County Spelling Bee.

Mackenzie Carden came in 1st in an Arbor Day Poster contest.

Congrats to our Reflections City Winners: Emily Wing received 1st place in Musical Composition and 1st place in Dance Choreography-Primary Division; Chloe Song received 3rd place in the Visual Arts and 2nd place in Musical Composition-Primary Division; Jason Davies received 1st place in the Visual Arts-Intermediate Division.

A huge thank you to the James Clemens High School National Science Honor Society leading science experiments with our extended day students last week.  

I look forward to another amazing week being a Maverick!

Carmen Buchanan


Mill Creek Elementary

Upcoming Events

February 9th-PTA Meeting and Third Grade Wax Museum

February 13th-Half day for students-We dismiss at 11:00.

February 16th- Presidents' Day-No school

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Message From Mrs. Daniel-Madden

Hello, Mavericks. My name is Tricia Daniel-Madden and I have been a School Psychologist with Madison City Schools for 6 years though this is my first year at Mill Creek. School Psychologists assist students, parents, teachers and administrative staff in meeting needs through a variety of methods. We follow the National Association of School Psychologist's Practice Model (http://www.nasponline.org/about_sp/who-are-school-psychologists.aspx). Please let me know topics or questions you have regarding your child's educational and emotional/social development and I will do my best to help provide answers. Tdaniel-madden@madisoncity.k12.al.us

Tricia K. Daniel-Madden, Ed. S., NCSP

Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Madison City Schools

Madison, Alabama