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Read Across Americaá
Marion Elementary Students participated in Read Across America Week. áRead Across America Week is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually beginning on Dr. Seuss's birthday. áMarion Elementary strives to create a nation of readers. á


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Marion Elementary will conduct Kindergarten Registration on Friday, April 24, 2015, beginning at 9:00 am. áAll new kindergartners will need to attend. áIf your child is five (5) years old or will turn five on or before August 31stá2015 they may register for kindergarten. áPlease come by the school to pick-up the registration packet prior to April 24th. áOn April 24th, please bring the completed registration packet and these items:
* Proof of your child's age (this could be a certified birth certificate or other certified document with a raised seal showing their birth date)
*Your child's immunization record
*Emergency telephone numbers, your doctor's phone number, and your work phone number
Copies will be made and the original documents will be returned to you the day of registration.
North Carolina requires that all children entering school receive a health assessment within one year prior to entering kindergarten. áKindergarten Heath Assessment Report, Form PPS-2K, will be included in the kindergarten registration packet. áThese may be completed by your child's physicianáor the McDowell County Health Department. á
Several activities are planned for you and your child on registration day. áThese activities include visits to kindergarten classrooms, meeting the kindergarten teachers, and touring the school. áThis is a very special time for you and your child. áPlease let us know how we can help. áIf you have questions or need further information, please contact the school at 828-652-2141

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National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, and we sincerelyáthank ALL our volunteers for their time and commitment-we love to see you at our school reading with students, making copies for teachers, helping with clubs, working book fairs, helping with picture days, shelving library books, etc. áYou help make our school a great place to learn!
Thanks so much!!á
If you would like more information about volunteering at our school please give us a call at 828-652-2141.






For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. áThroughout April, Marion Elementary School is supporting the American Cancer Society. á We are offering paper birthday cakes for a $1.00 donation in honor of a cancer survivor or in remembrance of a loved one. áEach dollar gets us closer to a world with more birthdays. áYou may purchase as many cakes as you wish and all proceeds go to American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. áYour loved one's name and the student's name will be written on the cake and it will be placed in the halls of our school for all to see!á

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Come celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd. áWe will be having a tree planting, campus clean-up, and a visit from the Lorax! áStudents may have their picture made with The Lorax for $2 with the money going to help fund field trips. áWe encourage parents to help us celebrate this event by donating a perennial flower to be planted on the Marion Elementary Campus. áWe will start our campus clean-up at 1:30. áAny parents interested in helping out with this may contact Sara Smith our school guidance counselor for more information.

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Marion Elementary wants to address the importance of school bus safety. Students participated in a bus evacuation drill. á á

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Congratulations
Marion Elementary School
2015-2016
Teacher of the Year

Renee Hensley
Mrs. Hensley has been teaching at Marion Elementary for 22 years. áShe graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and received her Master's degree in Administration from Appalachian in 2010. áMrs. Hensley currently teaches AIG and is the Testing Coordinator. áWe are very proud to have her at our school, and greatly appreciate her passion for teaching and service to our children. á



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Mission Statement:
To educate all students to their personal best through a team of students, educators, specialists, parents, guardians and community stakeholders.á As a team, we will ensure all of our students are globally competitive and ready to be successful as they face the challenges of the 21st century.á Hands All Around for the success of our students.

Vision:
With high expectations of all stakeholders, we will provide a rigorous, relevant curriculum.á This will include research based standards, teaching methods, and student centered approach. By embracing technology, diversity and global awareness, students will become college and/or career ready.

We will provide a welcoming, nurturing, safe environment where all stakeholders are valued and respected citizens.

We will provide means to assist stakeholders in promoting healthy initiatives that develop the whole child.

We will provide a team approach within classrooms, professional relations, family involvement and community partnerships.á All stakeholders will be held accountable to provide their personal best.
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