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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

From the Principal’s desk:

             Happy November!  Fall has certainly arrived as we can feel with the rain and colder weather.  Just a reminder that jackets and hoodies are not worn during the day at MELA.  Your child can wear a long sleeve tee shirt under their uniform shirt, a button up sweater of any color over their uniform or a red non-hooded sweat shirt over their uniform shirt at any time during the school day. 

             This month each classroom is focusing on their on-going project work as they all tackle our essential question; “How can we be healthy” in their own way.  I am truly excited at the level of creativity and hard work that goes on daily as we prepare for our Project Exhibition on December 19th.  

Please join us as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our annual Turkey Bingo Night and canned food drive.  

 #IGNITETHEPASSION



CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: 


           Construction on our new Pre-K area is just about complete. We are anticipating being able to move our two classrooms into their new home by 11/11.  We have been experiencing some issues with our roof and heating systems but we have taken steps to make sure that your children are comfortable and the environment is safe and supportive of their learning.    If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.  



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