May 6, 2013
May 8 1:00 Dismissal
May 17 9:00 Fun Run
May 15 1:00 Dismissal
May 28 4, 5, 6 Recorder and Band Concert 2:00
May 22 U of I String Ensemble student performance
May 24 1:00 Dismissal for Memorial Day
May 28 5/6 Talent Show 2:00
May 31 1:00 Dismissal LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Bullying at School
We take bullying very seriously at MSTM and are required by the Department of Education to report all incidents of bullying, both founded and unfounded cases. Determining whether or not a situation is bullying can be difficult. Often times it is difficult, because we are so accustomed to hearing the term that we have forgotten what bullying actually is. Below is the definition of bullying which is provided on http://www.stopbullying.gov , a website full of information on this topic:
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
The only way for us to stop a bullying problem is to know about it. Please report any bullying issues to your child’s teacher or have your child do so. Also, keep in mind that there are sometimes more than one side to the story that comes home. If reported, we will investigate the matter in full and keep you updated on our findings. Together I hope we can stop any bullying that may happen at MSTM.
Thank you for your continued support; you help make MSTM a great school.