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MARGARET BRENT ELEMENTARY

"HOME OF THE BOBCATS"


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION

MBES School Announcements
attn. 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade SOL testers
Standards of Learning tests (SOLs) will begin soon (mid May). Only 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students take the state test. Below is a helpful booklet for students and parents regarding test taking tips, practice sites and FYI about the tools provided by our counseling department. Students are practicing at school with these tools. They can also practice at home using the VDOE website.
Click here for the SOL test taking tips booklet

This is their time to shine!


Purchase your MBES Yearbook

Yearbooks on†sale Now

Early Bird Special!

Purchase your yearbook early and SAVE!

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $13 (till March 16th)†††††††††††† Regular Price: $15

MBES Yearbooks are back this year to celebrate the 2014-2015 school year. Yearbooks consist of 76 color pages and will feature class pictures from grades K to 5, school activities and events.

Complete form sent home on Feb. 9th
make check payable to MBES PTO

or

purchase online @ schoolannual.com


MBES Picture Day, May 8th
Mark your calendar!
MBES picture day
Friday, May 8th




 
District Announcements
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Stafford County Schools recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4th - 8th. †

"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care."† -- Horace Mann


50th Anniversary of T. Benton Gayle Middle School

You are invited to join us in celebrating T. Benton Gayle Middle School's 50th Anniversary, 1964-1965 through 2014-2015 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 100 Panther Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22406.† Speeches will begin at 6:15 p.m. and there will be several well known guest speakers/Gayle Alumni, guided tours of the building, exhibits, music from the Gayle Performing Arts Department and refreshments.†† Please RSVP to 540-373-0383 if you plan to attend.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 School ~ April 13 - May 15, 2015

If your child turns 5 by September 30, itís time to sign up for kindergarten.††
Please click here for additional information.
Gifted and Accelerated Programs presents Parent Workshop Series - Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School Focus

This parent/student workshop will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m, at Stafford Middle School (Cafeteria), 101 Spartan Drive, Stafford, VA 22554. Learn how to direct and support your gifted child as they learn about and adjust to the Focus program at the middle school level.† For questions or concerns, contact Melanie Daniel, at (540) 658-6680.
2015 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION

During the summer of 2015, Stafford County Public Schools will offer academic classes for new and repeat credit, and driverís education (both classroom and Behind the Wheel).† Information about the SOL remediation/test review for students, who pass a class but fail the SOL test, as well as the Jump Start program, are also included.† Please use the link below for program information.

PRE-REGISTRATION:† April 27 through June 8 in the high school or middle school counseling centers.† The only exception is registration for Behind the Wheel.† Please see the Behind the Wheel Summer Program flyer for the three specific dates (May 6, May 20 and June 17) and sites for registration of this particular summer program.
2014-2015 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginiaís schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Educationís annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.

If you have questions related to the Parent Involvement Survey, please contact Hank Millward hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov at the Virginia Department of Education (804) 371-0525.† Click here for the Parent Involvement Survey. Please complete the survey by September 30, 2015.
2015-2016 In-County Student Transfer Window is Now Open

The in-county student transfer window for the 2015-16 school year is now open.† The transfer window will close on August 1, 2015.† Stafford County Public Schools will accept transfers for the 2015-16 school year within this timeframe.† To find information about how to apply for a student transfer, click here.
Efficiency Study and Shared Services Reports

The Efficiency Study of Stafford County Public Schools conducted by Evergreen Evergreen Solutions, LLC and the Shared Services Reports conducted by DecideSmart, LLC, were presented and the documents can be found below.†
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