Mission Statement: We at Mecca Elementary are a united, dedicated, and goal oriented community. We strive to empower students to become lifelong learners by proving a quality and rigorous education, along with exposure to new learning opportunities and experiences because each student deserves these tools for success.

Principal's Monthly Message

Dear Parents of Mecca Elementary School-

We hope that you had a restful Spring break and that you are ready to work alongside our team to finish off this school year strong! It is important we maximize the learning opportunities for our students each and every day. We continue to ask for your full support in making sure your student is present at school every day, arrives on time, wears a full uniform, and comes rested and ready to learn. Thank you in advance!

Transitional Kinder and Kinder registration has now started. Transitional Kinder is for students who will turn 5 between September 2nd-December 2nd. Kinder is for any student who turns 5 before September 2nd. All registrations are on a first come, first serve basis, and it does take about 30-45 minutes to register each child. All students who are being registered need to have a current physical test and a dental exam. In addition, you must bring with you a valid ID, student’s birth certificate, and proof of residency (electricity or water bill). All registrations will be done at the site and be on-line. The hours are 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. If you have an active e-mail account, please bring in your log in info with you to the appointment, as it will be necessary for the registration to be completed. If you don’t have one, support will be provided to create one for you. Please register your children as soon as possible to before we go to summer break, and help us pass this message to families who may have eligible children for TK and Kinder.

Our testing time is here! All students in grades 3-6 will take part in our Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Students in grades 5 will also take the CAST Science, as well as a physical fitness test (PFT). The dates your child is scheduled to test are listed in the chart below. Modifications to the testing calendar can change based on factors we may not foresee at this time. Below are some key testing points to remember:

ØBe present every day. (Students who are absent will be required to make up the missed test sections. Make up sessions are done with a group that may not be their class.)

ØArrive on time. (Students who are late will not be allowed entry into the testing lab to avoid disruptions.)

ØHave a healthy breakfast.

ØWish your child the best on the test. Words of encouragement can go a long way!

ØHave a good night sleep. An ideal bed time is between 8:00-8:30 PM.

Grade 3 – SBAC

April 23-May 15

Grade 4 – SBAC

April 23-May11

Grade 5 – SBAC

April 23-May11

Grade 5 – CAST (Science)

May 7-11

Grades 6 – SBAC

April 23-May11

RSP/SDC

will follow an alternate schedule

*Not all classrooms test every day of the testing period assigned to each grade level.

I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. I know that by working together we will continue to have a great year! Please feel free to stop by the office if you have any questions or concerns.

Respectfully,

Ms. Gracie Gutierrez

News

Bighorn Golf Club Grant

Thank you to Mrs. Rivera, our assistant principal, who worked with a volunteer grant writer to obtain $7,500 in funds for our school to purchase playground and PE equipment. Mrs. Rivera attended a dinner event, where she was handed the check from the Bighorn Golf Club Charities. We are thankful of these funds and will continue to seek opportunities to supplement our funds through opportunities such as this one.

Officer Munoz

Officer Munoz visits Kinder Students.


Father/Daughter Dance

Our Father/Daughter Dance themed "A Night in Paris" was an opportunity for our girls to spend quality time with their father figures.


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