Upcoming Events

May 1, PTO Meeting
May 2, PrinicPALS

May 9, SOL Pep Rally & Mobile Dentist

May 12-June 2 SOLs

May 26, Memorial Day, no school!
May 28, PreK Graduation
May 29, 2nd and 3rd grade program 1:30 & 6:30
May 30, Field Day

June 3, 1pm dismissal
June 4, 1pm dismissal and 5th grade farewell 7pm
June 5, 1 pm dismissal and LAST DAY of school!

August 19, First day of 2014-15 school year

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.

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!

Parents are strongly encouraged to make arrangements for afternoon transportation before your child comes to school.  Students needing to go home in a manner which differs from the regular schedule must have written permission from home and have it approved by the office.  Please refrain from calling the school to communicate afternoon transportation on a day-to-day basis.

If a situation arises whereby you must call the school to change your child’s afternoon transportation, please attempt to call the school as early in the day as possible and no later than 2:00pm.  Phone calls after 2:00 pm cause confusion and inhibit good communication with classroom teachers regarding dismissal.