Do you have a child who will be five on or before September 1st and are interested in enrolling them in Kindergarten or Young Fives? If you do, you are invited to an informational parent meeting on March 12th at 6:30 pm in the McFall Elementary cafeteria. This meeting is for parents or guardians only and is optional. Open enrollment will begin on March 13th. Packets are available in the McFall office. The Young Fives program is on first come first served basis as space is limited. Any questions, call the McFall office at 269-795-3637.
Due to the number of snow days this school year, a change has been made to the mid-winter break. Please see the attached correspondence from Superintendent Rob Blitchok.
First-grader Adam Beard wiggled in his seat while he meticulously painted each of the six pieces of a wooden ornament in bright colors. He stopped to examine each piece making sure no spot was left bare. "This one's mine," he said excitedly, beaming with pride as he handed over the pieces to waiting high school students. Armed with hot glue guns, the older students carefully put the pieces together to form a beautiful 3-D ornament ready for the first-graders to use as their own decorations at home.
A car, a garage, a pyramid and something that looks like a merry-go-round are all just a few of the many creations students in Molly Bumstead's McFall Elementary classroom have built using Magformers. Bumstead purchased the building toys thanks to a grant from the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation. The building toys encourage creativity and early engineering skills. The plastic pieces have magnets so they easily attach to each other and lead to some very creative designs. Thank you TAEF for your generous support of TK Schools. The students LOVE their Magformers!
Joey Graham invited friends and family to his sixth birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's, but he made a special request. Instead of gifts for himself, Joey asked guests to bring items to send to families in North Carolina affected by a devastating hurricane. It's an idea he got from his McFall Elementary teacher Jacob Bultema.