Escuela de Inmersión en Español
Learn more about Maxwell's SBDM.
Previous Meeting: April 28, 2016
Taste of Maxwell
Join us for our annual Taste of Maxwell event on Friday, April 29th from 6-8 pm. Taste of Maxwell is a cultural festival and fundraiser that celebrates numerous aspects of Hispanic culture and the Immersion Program including food, music, dancing, games, bake sale, and a silent auction. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please contact Kristy Maggard at email@example.com if you can help in any way. We will also be selling TOM t-shirts for only $5! Please return the order form to your child's homeroom teacher. TOM t-shirt order form
Taste of Maxwell is approaching quickly, and we need your help! Many of you have been sending in items for classroom baskets and we really appreciate that. What we need now are volunteers to help setup different areas, run games, sell baked goods, and run the silent auction. Please sign up here: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/957031496076.
Spanish Immersion Program 25th Anniversary
Please Join us as we gather to celebrate the
Festivities will be held at Bryan Station High School in the Gymnasium on
Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 6:00-8:00PM
to celebrate with students, parents, and staff from Maxwell, Liberty, & Northern Elementary Schools, Bryan Station Middle School and Bryan Station High School
We hope to see you there!
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to our Rat Pack students who competed in the first round of the Battle of the Books competition. Maxwell students won against two other elementary schools and will compete on Wednesday at district level competition. Good luck, readers!
The 2016 Spring KPREP Testing Dates have been set and are as follows:
May 9 - May 13
The Make up testing dates will be May 16, 18, 19, and 20.
More details will be sent home in a couple of weeks, but please try to avoid appointments or other planned events out of school during those times. Thank you!
To celebrate our students, we will once again be ordering t-shirts for testing. The theme this year is centered on Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. Any students (or parents) who would like a shirt may order one. You don’t have to be in an assessment grade level. We will be taking pre-orders only, so make sure you return this from and the money on time if you want a shirt. We won’t have any extras or be able to accept late orders. The shirts will be black with white and yellow artwork, and the cost for each will be $6 (2XL +$1.50, 3XL +$2, and 4XL/5XL +$3). You can make your checks out to Maxwell Elementary School. All money and order forms need to be returned to Mrs. MacDonald by Friday, April 29th. Students will receive their shirts on May 6th.
SBDM Parent Representative Election Notice
Linked below are the SBDM Parent Council Nominations for the 2016-2017 school year. As we’ve seen firsthand, the SBDM Parent Council is a very important position as one of the duties includes assisting the other council members with the selection of a Principal.
Please take a moment to review these Nominations and see who you feel would be best in representing Maxwell in the upcoming year. While there are three very worthy candidates, only two parents will be selected by election on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. You are eligible to vote if you have a child attending Maxwell in the 2016-2017 school year. The polls will be open as follows for voting:
Please exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (front foyer of Maxwell) – there are no absentee ballots and you must have identification with you to vote (just like the real thing folks)
- 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
When the polls close at 5:30 pm., a General Membership meeting of the Maxwell Parent Teacher Association will begin in the Cafeteria. The meeting will open with a tally of the ballots and choosing the majority vote of the top two parents.If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rose, PTA President.
SBDM Parent Representative Bios and Resumes (UPDATED 4/27)
Student placement surveys will be sent home tomorrow. Please fill these out for each of your children and return them to school by May 6th. The grade levels are color coded, so please try to look at the top of each sheet if you have more than one child. We hope to send placement letters for next year back to parents no later than May 18. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Grant or Mrs. MacDonald.
To add to the rich color and spirit already present in our staff and students, we would like to enhance our garden beds at the front of our school. This is the space that lies directly beneath and next to the Maxwell Elementary sign.
We will work with local nurseries and landscape architects to formulate an ideal design that is appropriate for this area. We would like to emphasize native Kentucky plants and plants that are ecologically important to the region.
The PTA is funding this project, but we are seeking any input, volunteers, and/or manpower to help in this effort. Please contact Kathryn Wallingford at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved with the design, implementation, and maintenance of this new Maxwell space.
We are going to collect plastic caps/lids until May 15th. See the picture below of a project done with these items. We would love to have something similar at Maxwell made of plastic caps that every student has brought to school so all Maxwell students are part of the project.
Some families have asked if they can donate a Home Depot or Lowe’s gift card to get the frame, board, screws, etc. needed for the project instead of getting them from the store. This also works for us.
Thanks for your support.
Check out the fifth graders' latest issue of the school newspaper! Maxwell Monthly issue 4
The FCPS Technology office is proud to announce that we are having our very own SCRATCH DAY right here in Fayette County! It will be held on May 14th at Clays Mill Elementary. It is being offered to students in 2nd- 5th grades and you can download their flyer for more information.
Taste of Maxwell from 6-8pm (see above for details)
SBDM Parent Elections (see above for details)
25th SIP Anniversary at BSHS from 6-8pm (see below for details)
KPREP Kick-off for grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th 1:30 pm
May 9 - 13
KPREP Testing Dates
Spring Concert for Band, Orchestra, and Chorus at 6:00
Fun Day (Make up day Wednesday May 25th)
Move Up Day for all grade levels
5th Grade Promotion at 9am
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
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.