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Weekly Updates from Mrs. McNair

Hello Explorers!

Kids Heart Challenge kicks off Monday, January 30th! Be on the lookout for information on how we can be champions!

Monday is also the 100th day of school. We have been very busy and are looking forward to sharing our learning with our upcoming Student-led family and parent conferences. 

MOD family night is on January 31. It’s actually all day long! Mention MGES or use the online code.

Student-led family conferences are right around the corner! Kindergarten through 4th-grade students are preparing for the experience. Mark your calendars to discover your students' growth and next steps. Our schedule is as follows:

Parent-teacher conferences for 5th-grade families will be offered on February 16 and 17

UPDATE!! February 21: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Student-led Family conferences from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

February 23: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Student-led Family conferences from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Your student’s teacher will share specific details in the coming weeks. 

Fifth-grade students will share their Passages experience through elementary school later this year.

Counselors' Corner newsletter includes important information about Career Day and Vehicle Day. January 2023 Counselors' Corner.pdf

PTO Skate Night for 2nd and 3rd-grade families on February 16 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Complete this waiver in advance to save time at the door:  

Our MGES School improvement Council coat drive is underway. Bins are in place in the Learning Commons. We will continue to collect coats through the month of January.

Check out Exploring the Glen and the MGES Website 

Looking ahead:

  • January 30: 100th day of school and Beginning of the Heart Challenge!

  • January 31: PTO Family Night at Mod Pizza - all day mention MGES

  • February 1 - 28:  Black History Month

  • February 1: Fifth-grade field study

  • February 2: Groundhog Day

  • February 8: Collaborative Planning; student dismissal at 11:20 am

  • February 14: Valentine’s Day

  • February 16: 5th-grade conferences

  • February 16: 2nd and 3rd-grade MGES PTO Skate Night 6:00-8:00 pm

  • February 17: Student Holiday

  • February 21: Kindergarten and 1st-grade Student-led Family Conferences

  • February 23: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Student-led Family Conferences

  • March 15: 4th and 5th grade Skate Night


  • To add money to your child’s account or to complete an online application for free/reduced meals, use the link Please let me know if you are having difficulty with this process.

Illness/Absences - Reporting and Excuses

  • When your student is sick, it is okay for them to remain home. A printed or emailed note may be sent to Leigh Manley at

Thanks to everyone for working hard to make this a successful year of growth. We appreciate working with each of you as we empower each child to design the future!

Believe Work Grow...We are Crew! 

Jennifer McNair