Escuela de Inmersión en Español
Welcome Back Maxwell Families!
We had a wonderful first day and are excited about our new school year!
2015-2016 Magnet Application
The online application for G/T programs, magnet schools and specialized programs should be available Tuesday August 19. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window (through Oct. 7), and all receive equal consideration. www.fcps.net/magnet
Maxwell Information Night
Prospective 2015-2016 families: Please join us at Maxwell, August 27th at 6 p.m., to learn about the Spanish Immersion Program! The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.
Our morning arrival has been very smooth. Thank you to all of our families who have been pulling “all the way down” in the car/bus lane. We have staff on the curb to welcome and assist daily. Please do not jay walk -- we have a cross walk and a crossing guard. It is unsafe and provides a poor safety model for our children. If you will begin using the car lane next week, know that we have staff to serve as chaperones for our Kindergarteners; and we will make sure they get to their rooms safely. Starting Monday (8/18), staff will report at 7:15 which is their contracted start time. As shared in our summer letter, all doors will be locked until staff arrives to supervise at 7:15. Students will still go directly to their classrooms where their teacher will greet them. The school day begins at 7:45.
Remember to send any dismissal changes in writing to the teacher as soon as you know so they can be sent to the office. Our bus riders are loaded first, then ESP is brought down, then parents come in and go up the back steps to the classrooms to sign their children out of the classrooms. Please remember that dismissal is at 2:35. Teachers keep the children in the classrooms until 2:45. After 2:45 students are brought to Mrs. Bell's office where she will wait with them. Teachers have professional development, meetings and their own children to pick up, so unless you have a scheduled meeting please do not use dismissal time as a time to visit. Talking to your teacher after school also puts them in a compromising position as they are still supervising children, and we want meetings to be in a confidential setting. Your teachers want to meet with you to build relationships and have two-way communication about your children. Email them if you want to schedule a conference but avoid having lengthy discussions as they are dismissing children (or as children are arriving).
- 5th grade: August 26 @ 5:30 (cafeteria)
- 4th grade: August 26 @ 5:30 (cafeteria)
2014-2015 Bus Stops
Supply Lists 2014-2015
- Kindergarten (please note: Sra. Mendieta's homeroom needs a BLUE plastic folder)
- First Grade
- Second Grade
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
R.A.T. Pack (Read and Talk) is an after-school book club for third through fifth grade, which meets bi-weekly from September through March. Beginning in March, we form a team to compete in Battle of the Books with other Fayette County Elementary Schools. The books to be read and discussed are listed below if your child would like to get a head start for next year. Book List
Christina Montague will be our PTA President for the 2014-2015 school year. Learn more about Christina and your new PTA board members in first edition of the Cougar Chronicle.
Maxwell Escuela de Inmersión en Español is a learning community committed to: equity, proficiency for all, and Spanish language acquisition empowering students for success in a global society.
Maxwell Elementary, Escuela de Inmersión en Español, es una comunidad de aprendizaje comprometida con la igualdad, la competencia académica para todos y la adquisición de la lengua española con el fin de que sus alumnos tengan éxito en una sociedad global.