April 2023 JAG Blast
Thank you so much for your support on the Grand Land Adventure Fundraiser! We could not have reached our goal without you!! Because of your support we were able to raise nearly $40,000 for our school! Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Fast Forward for Future Dates and Important Information:
The next PTO meeting will be Thursday, April 13th at 7:30 in the cafeteria. Please join us!
Last Jag Store of the Year!
Tuesday, April 4 -- 5th Grade
Wednesday, April 5 -- 4th Grade
Thursday, April 6 -- 3rd Grade
Night at the Museum- MAUE Artist's Alley
Location: Madison Avenue Upper Elementary
Date: Thursday May 11th
Time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Come by MAUE on Thursday May 11th from 6-7PM, as the halls are transformed to a museum! The hallways will be filled with all of the artwork of MAUE's talented artists. During art this year, students traveled through time and learned about the different art periods, famous artists and famous artworks throughout history. They created several artworks inspired by these different types of art beginning with prehistoric art all the way to art today. Artwork will include various drawings, paintings, mixed media art, cut and paste art, three-dimensional art, ceramics, and printmaking. There will also be professional artists demonstrating various art skills and live music to enjoy! More information is coming soon, and a newsletter will be sent home with your child with all of the information that you will need. Hope to see you there!
If you would like to sign up to help with Artist Alley, please sign up here! Committee Art Show Volunteers: "Night At The Museum- MAUE Artist's Alley" 2022-2023 (signupgenius.com)
We are thrilled to report that phase two of our playground upgrades to the 5th grade side are underway!
Through your generous support of our Fall and Spring Fundraisers, the PTO was able to order the new, innovative GT Wave for the 5th grade side of the playground. The GT Wave is an inclusive net climbing structure that includes an Everybody Plays transfer platform, a SureGrip accessible path, a six foot zip slide, climbing ropes, and activity areas inside the net structure. It is the first of its kind in Mississippi!!
In addition to this showpiece, you will see the removal of the gravel from the 5th grade side, the installation safety surfacing, a new border with ADA accessible ramp, and replacement of old swings. We are hopeful to see work on this area begin before we end our school year. Over the last three years we have seen the installation of a new digital sign, a new shaded outdoor eating space, a new climbing feature on the third grade AND fifth grade sides, a new accessible Merry-Go-All, new safety surfacing and border, and we aren’t done yet!! Our next phase involves something we can all SHOOT for and I know we will make our GOAL and give ourselves TWO POINTS when we do! Stay tuned for more details. Thank you again for your support of MAUE! These things could not be done with you.
More Upcoming Dates:
April 3 - 7
National Assistant Principals Week
April 4 - 6
Teacher Assistants Appreciation Day
No School, Easter Holiday
Librarian Appreciation Day
MAAP Reading State Assessment (Grades 3, 4, 5)
MAAP Writing State Assessment (Grades 3, 4, 5)
Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
MAAP Math State Assessment (Grades 3, 4, 5)
Administrative Professionals Day
3rd Grade Titanic Day
School Principals' Appreciation Day
May 1- 5
Teacher Appreciation Week
State Science Assessment (Grade 5)
School Lunch Heroes Appreciation Day