Message from the Principal

Julie Holdsworth, Principal
Julie Holdsworth, Principal (click here for Biography)

Dear Families, 

Thank you for choosing Mesquite as your child’s school.  We take educating students seriously and strive to provide a positive, happy, and safe environment for all.  Watch for monthly newsletters and other communication from school and the classroom throughout the year.   
As a school, we will gather around the flagpole to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our National Anthem for Patriot Day on Tuesday, Sept 11.  We will participate in Constitution Week activities the following week. 
We will celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Thursday, September 13!  All are invited to classrooms 10 minutes prior to lunchtimes to read and then eat lunch.  An adult lunch is $3.50, and exact change is appreciated.  If planning to attend and eat the school meal, please return the RSVP on the back of this newsletter by Wednesday, Sept 12. 
In addition to homerooms, all K-5 students and staff belong to Family Groups.  Each group is a mix of K-5 students that come together once a week for activities that develop social skills, character, and positive mindsets through the 7 Mindsets program.  These mindsets are based on research that has revealed the 7 mental habits that the happiest and most successful people have in common.  The 7 Mindsets are: We are Connected, Everything is Possible, Passion First,  Live to Give, 100% Accountable, Attitude of Gratitude, and The Time is Now. 
The 21st is teacher in-service, so no school for students. Teachers will learn more about student-centered learning and ideas for using technology in class.   
Thank you to everyone that helped PTO raise funds for our second playground shade structure, which was put in place over the summer!  Parents are encouraged to join a committee and share ideas for raising funds for our last playground shade structure.  PTO will host Parents’ Night Out on Friday, Sept. 28.  Students will enjoy a meal, outdoor fun, and a movie in the gym while parents can go out on their own.  


Mrs. Holdsworth
September 2018


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