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Weekly Updates from Mrs. McNair

Weekly Update November 26, 2023



Hello, Explorers! We hope you had a great week. Be sure to check out Exploring the Glen and our MGES website for continuous information about our school. 

Welcome back to school. We have a full three weeks planned and need all of our students at school, on time, all day, each day. Every minute counts!

If you are looking for those jackets and hoodies, there’s a good chance they are in the lost and found. Please remind your student to take a look for missing items.

Our School Improvement Council is excited to partner with PTO and faculty to introduce our First Annual International Night. January 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, we invite all families to come immerse themselves in the diverse cultures and traditions by sampling international food, creating crafts, and watching performances. 

There are many ways that you and your family can participate. Students and their families are encouraged to create a booth to share traditional food or crafts from their country, dress for the parade, or share a cultural performance. We are a part of a remarkable and diverse community and we would like to learn a little more about each other. An interest form is attached in ParentSquare and also will be sent home in print this week. Please consider sharing your heritage with our community. 

Additionally, we would love for our students from various countries around the world to participate in our Parade of Nations. Students are invited to wear traditional clothing for the parade if they would like. We hope these events will become a celebrated event each year as we learn about each other.

Upcoming Events:

November 29: Collaborative planning; student dismissal at 11:20 AM

December 1: 4th and 5th grade to MGMS for performance

December 4: 5th grade to RBHS for a concert

December 8: Robotics Team competition in Mauldin, SC

December 14: Holiday class celebrations; full day of school

December 14: Winter Holiday Performance; 6:00 PM in MGES cafeteria 

December 15: Half Day for Students; dismissal at 11:20 AM

December 18 - 29: Winter Break

From the PTO: 

Want to volunteer at our next event?

Stay up to date with all PTO events through the MGES PTO Facebook page.


From the cafeteria:

Click here to make a payment to your child's account.

Click here to complete the meal benefit application.

Looking to learn more about ParentSquare and how to use this new communications tool? Click here to see training and resources for parents and guardians. 

From Attendance:

School begins at 7:40 a.m. Your child is tardy if they enter the building after that time. 

Attendance notes may be sent in by paper or emailed to Mrs. Kim Godwin at Please be sure to send a note anytime your student is absent.

Family Technology Connections: I am excited to share the November version of Family Technology Connections with you. This monthly newsletter includes resources to inform families on how to support appropriate and safe technology use by their student(s).

We look forward to working together to empower each child to design the future!

Believe.Work.Grow…We are Crew!

Jennifer McNair