Upcoming Events

Sept. 4, Curriculum Night and Back to school Picnic
Sept. 5, Classic Cookie fundraiser Kick-off

Sept. 11, PTA meeting
Sept. 18, Watch Dog Pizza Party

Sept. 24, 1pm dismissal
Sept. 26, Wear Purple for Citizenship

We are located at
9508 Spotswood Trail,
McGaheysville, VA 22840
(540) 289-3004

Welcome to our school’s website.  We hope you enjoy looking at all of the great learning activities we have going on at our school!

If you have any comments or questions about items you see on this site, please contact Mrs. Lenz.

Welcome back to what will be a wonderful school year!!! Here are some important items that you might need to know about.

Our school supply list is available by clicking here.

The RCPS School calendar is available here.

Fee day will be held Monday, August 11 from 9am to 7 pm.  Parents are encouraged to fill out all of the “back to school” paperwork at that time and will receive their child’s homeroom placement.  If you cannot make that time, please come to the office weekdays between 8-3:30. The first day of school for students in grades K-5 is August 19.  The first day for PreK Students is August 21.  Our Curriculum night and Back To School Picnic will be September 4.

Like last year, elementary students of all ages are able to select an entree choice each day.  All students are able to refuse two menu items that are not desired, but at least one fruit or veggie must be selected.  Bottled water ($0.75) and juice ($0.35) are available to purchase by any student with a positive account balance.  Students in grades 3-5 may purchase additional entree items as well as fruits, veggies, and grains.  The September Menus are available here:

Please see the menu for the prices.  Thanks and we look forward to serving nutritious meals that meet federal standards while appealing to the food preferences of our students!

Tuesday, April 1st — After-School Tutoring begins 3-4:15. 2nd grade is Tuesday only. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 6.

Wednesday, April 2nd — R.O.A.R. After-school book club for “The Sixty-Four Rooms,” 3 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 3rd — PK, K, and 1st program at 9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 3rd — PTO meeting at 7 p.m.

Friday,  April 4th — Report Cards issued. PrinciPALS 2:15.

No Name Calling week is April 7-11
This fun week focuses on finding ways for students to end name calling, stop bullying, and fight bias.  It includes:

  • Random Acts of Kindness Marathon
  • School Climate Survey
  • School wide lessons
  • Mix it up Lunch, 4/9, more information below
  • Spirit Days
    • Monday, 4/7, dress like a Super Hero
    • Tuesday, 4/8, dress like a hippie and say “Peace out” to name calling
    • Wednesday, 4/9, Crazy sock day
    • Thursday, 4/10, Wear camouflage and Watch out for name-calling
    • Friday, Wear a jersey (or shirt) with numbers on it because Everyone Counts!

Lunch Volunteers Needed April 9 10:45-1

  • During the second week of April, MES will be having it’s first No-Name Calling Week. The week is a chance for everyone to help stop bullying and fight bias during the spring semester. As a part of the week, we will be having a Mix-It-Up Lunch, where students sit with other students outside of their social circle and classroom community.  This encourages students to cross social boundaries.
  • Part of the fun of mixing it up is allowing students to meet new people, have fun, and uncover commonalities with students across the school. To create this exciting opportunity for our students, Mrs.Ridley is looking for volunteers to help facilitate conversations with students during lunch. If you are available on Wednesday, April 9th between 10:45 and 1pm, please email or call Mrs. Ridley and come Mix-It-Up!!
  • Please pass this along to anyone that you know would be interested in helping!

Thank you for your help and consideration!
Elizabeth Ridley, M.Ed., Professional School Counselor, (540) 289-3004, eridley@rockingham.k12.va.us

Tuesday, April 15th — Chick-Fil-A Night, 5 – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 9, the Mobile Dentist will be here  providing check-ups and preventative care. Permission forms need to be returned by April 18th. Questions? Contact the school nurse, Misty Lynch.

We are happy to see winter go here at MES and while we are making up our snow days during the last week of March, we want to bring as many fun, educational, and healthy breaks as we can for our students.  So, we have decided to turn our school into Camp Bring In Spring from March 24-28.

During the week, we will be engaging our students in many activities like…

  • Camping “How-To” Classes, graciously brought to us by Ranger Bill Rodrigues-Cayro of the Shenandoah National Park.
  • Courtyard Camp! During their camping class, students will set up tents and other camping equipment that will remain in the courtyard for the whole week. This way, our students can enjoy some outdoor learning space!
  • A picnic lunch menu—Students will have the choice of a picnic lunch on Wednesday, March 26th.
    • Menu:

Hot Dog on Bun
Baked Beans
Celery/Carrot Sticks with Dip

  • A picnic flick!—Students will be treated to a showing of a Yogi Bear movie at lunch!
  • Create your own classroom fort!—As part of our Children’s Engineering initiative, classes will have the opportunity to participate in a challenge to engineer a classroom fort to use all week!
  • Finally, we will be having camp themed Spirit Days! **Pam has graciously said we can wear jeans on these days as well!!
  • Monday—Get ready for fun in the sun! Wear your best Hawaiian beach gear!
  • Tuesday—Imagine we are sleeping under the stars. Wear your pajamas!
  • Wednesday—Let’s hike towards the summer! Wear your hiking gear.
  • Thursday—We are cozy by the campfire! Wear cozy clothes.
  • Friday—Camp Bring in Spring Spirit Day! Wear MES gear.

While we can’t control the weather, we can create a fun and exciting learning environment for our week! We hope our “campers” look forward to coming to school this last week of March! See you at camp!