About MELA

 

 

 

 

MILLWOOD ELEMENTARY LEARNING ACADEMY MISSION

The mission of the Millwood Elementary Learning Academy is to ignite every child's joy in learning by creating experiences that challenge our intellects, engage our passions, peek our curiosities, embrace our identities, empower our voices, inspire our creativity and connect to the world beyond our school and our communities.     

 

 

MILLWOOD ELEMENTARY LEARNING ACADEMY VISION

The vision of the Millwood Elementary Learning Academy is that all children will be educated in an environment that consistently meets their unique academic, social, and emotional needs while providing equitable access to resources, experiences and opportunities that will build the skills necessary for academic and life success. 

 

 


MELA NEWS

Welcome back from Winter Break!  I hope that your holiday was filled with fun, happiness and rest! We all missed your children and are happy to have them back with us.  

Our quarterly STaR testing was completed before break, but we will be retesting students who we felt did not give their best effort.  Please continue to encourage your students to take each test seriously, especially as we approach our state testing window.

During the next two weeks, teachers will be sharing growth goals with the students and posting data displays in their classrooms.  

 Our project work is in full swing as the students and teachers work toward the full school exhibition on 1/16/2020.  We have some amazing work taking place as classes design parks using Minecraft, make books highlighting the importance of play and good nutrition, build obstacle courses, facilitate a challenge day and answer our essential question of “How can we be healthy?” in their own creative ways.  Please see the reverse side of this newsletter for information on the exhibition.  

 #IGNITETHEPASSION

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: 

 

Phase 2 of our construction is 99% complete! Our kindergarten and 1st grade students will be moving into their new homes during the week of 1/20.    

Our next construction zone will be in our main hallway.  Second grade students will be moving into their temporary classrooms on the art and back hallways. 

 

The staff of the Millwood Elementary Learning Academy thanks you for your willingness to embrace this new style of learning, and for all of your support given to each student as they express their creativity and curiosity through Project-Based Learning. Please Click the Fall 2020 Exhibition tab below to veiw the recap video. 



Hours
  • Doors open for breakfast at 7:25 AM, school begins at 7:55 AM.
    • Drop off between 7:25 AM and 7:55 AM  is at the Central Enrollment door area
  • After 7:55 AM, all students MUST be accompanied by a parent and enter in the main MELA office for tardy sign-in. Please do NOT
    • Drop your tardy student off into the parking lot or at the Central Enrollment doors.
    • Tardy students will be signed in on our SAFE STUDENT system. Tardies at MELA are carefully tracked and excessive lateness may result in administrative action including but not limited to removal of open transfers, reporting to the appropriate state agencies and grade-level retention.
  • Afternoon Procedures (consistent from the first day of school 8/20)
    • The school day ends at 3:30 PM
  • The dismissal process will begin at 3:35 PM
    • No student will be dismissed for early pick-up after 3:10 PM
    • Please do not text your child from the pick-up line. Students will not be released until their name is called by our dismissal team.
    • Students who are picked up after 4:00 PM must be signed out from the main office.                                                                         
 
Communication
Thursday Folder
  • This is one of our primary means of communication. Please check your child's backpack for the weekly Thursday Newsletter
    Eventually, we are hoping to move this communication to a digital format in order to streamline our efforts and save paper...stay tuned and let’s save those trees!
  • Thursday Newsletters will be uploaded to the MELA School Story in Class Dojo.
    Classroom/grade level newsletter:
  • Will be sent home on the first Thursday of each month.
  • Posting of the class newsletter will also occur on Class Dojo
    Class Dojo:
  • Every teacher will be reaching out in order to enlist your participation in Class Dojo
  • Class Dojo allows every parent to keep track of their child’s progress and engagement in all areas
    Google Classroom:
  • Information will be coming soon
PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
 
SCHOLARSHIP
WE ARE CONTINUOUS LEARNERS
 
CONNECTEDNESS
WE ARE CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER AND OUR WORLD
 
AUTHENTICITY
WE WORK WITH PURPOSE
 
 

 

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Go Follow Our  

5th grade Project on Instagram

 

@healthykids20

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First grade Needs Your Plastic H20 bottles 

 

Donate in the

Main office 

Dates to Remember
 

“How Can We Be Healthy?” 

An exhibition of student projects grades Pre-K to 5

Thursday, 1/16/2020 

5-7 PM


early release days:  1/16, 1/30


MLK Day:  1/20: No School


KONA ICE visit:  1/22 

$2.00 per student


dress out WEDNESDAYS

$1.00

1/15,1/22, 1/29, 2/5


Spirit Shirt FRIDAYS

Millwood Spirit Shirts, College Spirit Shirts, Pro Sports Shirts

and UNIFORM PANTS/SKIRTS

remember to read with your student each night for 20 minutes!!!!!