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Important Main Messages

October 26, 2020 - Community Chat

 

If you would like to attend the virtual Community Chat with Main Elementary, please follow the Google Meet link below.  Mrs. Nachlinger will be sharing some things happening around Main. Superintendent, Mr. Otten will be discussing the school district as well as the upcoming levy. 

 

meet.google.com/gza-eadx-qzp

October 19, 2020 - PTO Spirit Stick Sale
Dear Main Families:
We are excited to continue the spirit stick program with online orders through a Google form.  No spirit sticks will be sold at lunchtime this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The sale will run from October 19th-25th for in-person and online students.  Please use the link to the Google form below to help your student order spirit sticks! Directions are listed on the form.  There is a picture of the spirit sticks available and additional information below as well. Please contact Jill at mainpto1@gmail.com for further information or questions.
 
Thank you!
Main PTO
 
October 20, 2020 - Spirit Wear - Reminder
Click the document below for more information about our district-wide character education spirit wear for this year. Orders are due October 23rd.
October 16, 2020 - Beaver Main-ia Spirit Days
We have modified our Main spirit days and they will take place over the next two weeks. The schedule is attached below.  This way all of our blended learning students can participate no matter what days of the week you attend. Plus, it allows our virtual students to choose which day you would like to participate and send in your pictures so we can share them on our website.  You can send your pictures to Mrs. Nachlinger at sharma.nachlinger@beavercreek.k12.oh.us.  

October 16, 2020 - Meal Pick-Up

All meals placed for online or remote learners will need to be picked up for the day that it was ordered.  At Main, meals can be picked up from 11:00-12:00 in the lobby of the school (just inside the front door).  Upon arrival to Main, please call the office at 937-429-7588 to speak with a secretary.  Your student's lunch will be placed on a cart in the lobby for you to pick up.

Your pre-ordered meals will be packaged in to-go containers, marked with your student's name in a to-go bag.

 
YouthTruth Survey - If you have a child in grades 3-5, they will be taking a survey about their experiences here at school and with their teachers -  including how engaged they are at school, the rigor of their coursework, and their preparedness for the future.  The information from this survey will help our school and teachers improve.  The YouthTruth Student Survey is a nationally recognized survey used in hundreds of schools and districts across the country.  Your child’s ratings will not be personally identifiable and all reports will be shared using group data.  For more information, please visit http://youthtruthsurvey.org or feel free to contact me directly. You are welcome to review a copy of the questions asked of your child. If you would like to do so, you can view a copy of this survey at school.   
October 12, 2020 - Beaver Main-ia Updates and PTO Meeting Information
 
  •  Our first PTO meeting of the year will be Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Did you know that everyone who has a student at Main is automatically a member of our PTO? We would love to have you join us! Mrs. Nachlinger will be there as well to give an update. Our meeting agenda is listed with a link under the Zoom information. Also, check out our Facebook page (Main Elementary PTO) under events for more information and documents to be discussed.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81036046096?pwd=bFBPYnJJWktiSnRPcnFxa293SDNPZz09

Meeting ID: 810 3604 6096

Passcode: 3Ybz4j

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q-4GsKKHXNg-Fct6AhKxgLC4mENvb1tDH8s_OixWC4E/edit?usp=sharing

 
  • Since we made our goal of $10,000 (actually crushed it with $23,083.86) Mrs. Nachlinger will be sleeping on the roof Thursday, October 15th! We encourage all families (both traditional and online learning) to drive by and wave between 6:30-8:30 pm! You will need to follow the parent pickup route in the back of the school. (Click on For Parents on the menu at the right to view the map for parent pickup.) We ask that you please remain in your car.

 

  • Raffle tickets will be handed out to students during their library special the week of October 12th. Thank you Mrs. Bondurant for helping with this! Drawing for prizes will take place the week of October 19th once all students that earned raffle tickets have been able to place them in the drawing.  If your student wins a prize you will be contacted by email to pick up the prize in the office.

 

  • Online learning families:  We will have a prize pick up in the front of the school on Wednesday, October 14th from 5:30-6:15pm for our online learning families that participated in Beaver Main-ia. Please make sure that your student is with you because we will be handing out earned raffle tickets and your student will be able to put them in the prize box(es) of their choice. Masks must be worn.

 

  • Prizes will be sent home with students on Friday, October 16th. Spinning of the prize wheel will take place during school on either Friday, October 16 or 23 for those students that turned in at least $75 in donations. 

 

  • The pizza lunch party for students who turned in $100 in donations will take place during lunch on Friday, October 16th. Thank you Milano's for supporting this event! Online learning families, we will be emailing you soon with a date that Mrs. Nachlinger will deliver your child's pizza lunch.

 

  • Finally, we are completely blown away with the overwhelming support by our Main families. We not only met our goal of $10,000, but we more than doubled it by raising $23,083.86!!! Thank you to everyone that participated in Beaver Main-ia. The PTO, students and staff are beyond grateful for your generosity!

 

If you have any questions, please email us at mainpto1@gmail.com.


Main PTO 

 
Students will be running the obstacle course tomorrow Friday, October 9th. Please make sure that your child is dressed in appropriate shoes (for their safety) and has a water bottle.  Please have them wear an orange or black shirt. Online learning families do not forget to sign up for a time slot to run the course as well.  You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49adac28a7f49-beaver1 . Please note that masks are required for this event.
 
If you have any questions, please email us at mainpto1@gmail.com.
 
Main PTO 

October 7, 2020

Fee Statement:  School fees for the 2020-2021 school year have been posted in EZ Pay and are due by October 26, 2020.  If you are unable to pay your child’s fees by the due date, or need to inquire about assistance in paying your fees, please contact the school office by Oct 26 to discuss the options that may be available to you.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

You may pay by cash or check payable to Beavercreek City Schools, or by credit card using the online EZPay system.  


EZPay

Visit the EZPay website at https://www.spsezpay.com/Beavercreek/login.aspx and log in or create an account for first time users.  During this registration process you will need to add your student’s name(s) and student’s ID number(s) for those students you will be paying fees for.  After registering, you can immediately start making payments.  Since this is a secure website you will need to have your credit card information each time you make a payment as your credit card information is not stored on the website.  Payments made online will be credited to the student’s account by the close of business the next business day.  If you need your child’s student ID, please contact the office.

Please see the attachment below for an important notice regarding the 3rd grade Ohio State Assessment.  Click here to be taken to the Signup Genius for testing times for our online learners.
October 2, 2020
Prevention Program
Parents, 
Your child will be bringing home information about a prevention program our district will be using this school year. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this prevention program, please return the "opt out" form by October 9. Thank you!
 
 

Hello, Main online learning families! 

Please see the signup link at the bottom of this announcement for times to run the Beaver Main-ia obstacle course on October 9th.

A few important details:

*Please sign up students individually. **You will need to indicate student name and grade in comments for tracking purposes**

*Only Main Elementary students are eligible to participate (due to space issues)

*Masks must be worn at all times

*Make sure you are prompt on arrival for the time you sign up for

*Bring a water bottle, if your child feels that they will need it. Water will not be provided

*Each group will get 10 mins on the course. Note: Due to COVID restrictions the course is smaller this year.

*Time listed is the check-in time (must be prompt to get instructions). Run will be the last 10 mins.

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please email the PTO at mainpto1@gmail.com

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49adac28a7f49-beaver1

 
 
Hello Main Elementary Online Learning Families!!! We are excited that today is the kick off for our Beaver Main-ia fundraiser. We want ALL students to be a part of this fun event. Donations can be collected in the donation envelopes or online. Some of you have already received your envelope when you did MAP testing. There are 2 options for our online families for a donation envelope: 1.) You may pick up your child's envelope in the vestibule of Main Elementary. There is a white box labeled "Beaver Main-ia Envelopes for Online Learners." These envelopes are in alphabetical order and you can take the envelope of your child(ren). 2.) At the bottom of this post is a copy of the front and the back of the envelope. You can create your own envelope with these. Make sure your child's name, grade and "online learning" are on the envelope. This will help us make sure your child(ren) are placed in the appropriate group.  
 
ONLINE DONATIONS: Online donations can be made at www.paypal.me/MainElementaryPTO . To guarantee your child gets credit for an online donation please make sure that  the student's name and "virtual" are in the 'add note' section.
 
As for returning donations, there are 2 options as well: 1). You may return your envelope to the white box in the Main Elementary vestibule. This box will be labeled "Beaver Main-ia envelope RETURN". 2.) Have donations made online. See previous information about online donations above. If neither of these options work for you, please email the PTO at mainpto1@gmail.com and we will work something out. 
 
ALL DONATIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 2ND TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES. 
 
The week of September 28 we will be emailing out a link to sign up to run the obstacle course. This will help us limit the number of students on the course at a time. The obstacle course will take place on October 9th and will take place after school hours for all of our online learners. Stay tuned for the link and more information on prize pick up.
 
Check out and follow our Facebook page Main Elementary PTO for Beaver Main-ia updates, fundraising status, prize information and pictures!
 
Thank you now more than ever for your continued support! If you have any questions, please email the PTO at mainpto1@gmail.com. Have a great weekend Main Beavers!!!
 
Main PTO
Hello Main Families!!!! 
We wanted to let you know that we are going to be doing our donation-based fundraiser Beaver Main-ia this year.  Beaver Main-ia will run from September 18- October 2. This fundraiser is important because it helps raise funds to provide our students and teachers with resources/opportunities otherwise unavailable (i.e. the water bottle filling stations installed this year).
It is important to note that ALL Main students (both in-person and online learners) will be able to participate. Please see the kick-off flier below.
If you have any questions, please email the PTO at mainpto1@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support!!!
Main PTO 

Starting Monday, August 31 online learning students ONLY will have the option to order meals for pick-up. Meal pricing is determined by the building your child would have been enrolled in with free and reduced-price meals still applying. If you have already received notification from the Student Nutrition Office regarding your child's status then nothing further needs to be done. If you have not and wish to apply for meal benefits, you can do this online at https://www.lunchapplication.com/ or download the paper copy on the BCS website under the Student Nutrition section or the Forms section. Paper applications can be dropped off or mailed to:

 

Student Nutrition Office

1258 Hickory Drive

Beavercreek, OH 45434

 

Paper copies of the Free & Reduced Meal Application can also be dropped off at any school's main office and will be sent to the Student Nutrition office for processing.

 

To place an order, parents/students will need to email Dawn Kacvinsky at dawn.kacvinsky@beavercreek.k12.oh.us or call (937) 458-2446. Meals can be ordered daily or on a weekly basis.

 

For meal options, you can view menus at https://beavercreek.nutrislice.com/menus-eula.

 

K-5 Buildings students are allowed 1 Entree, 2 Vegetables, 1 Fruit and 1 Milk

6-12 Buildings students are allowed 1 Entree, 2 Vegetables, 2 Fruits and 1 Milk

 

Meals can be picked up from 11:00-12:00 in the lobby of the school (just inside the front door). Upon arrival to Main, please call the office at 937-429-7588 to speak with a secretary.  Your student's lunch will be placed on a cart in the lobby for you to pick up.  

 

Your pre-ordered meals will be packaged in to-go containers, marked with your student's name in a to-go bag.

 

We look forward to providing you a nutritious, quality meal during your online learning experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (937) 458-2446. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.

 

Main Elementary and Student Nutrition

For our traditional students, please see face covering and inherent risk communication. 
 
Face Covering Communication 
 
As our first week of school comes to a close we wanted to provide the Ohio Public Health Directors Face Covering Order to our parents, so they are aware of its impact on our children and staff.  As a district we are required to follow this order, and have attached it to this communication for your reference.  Below are some examples of how this order impacts students and staff in various situations:
 
  • Students and staff may remove their mask if they are actively eating or drinking.
  • Teachers may provide students a mask break if 6 foot or greater social distancing can be achieved. 
  • Students may remove their mask at recess or PE class when 6 foot or greater social distancing can be achieved.  If 6 foot social distancing cannot be achieved, students are required to wear a mask.
  • Teaching staff may remove their mask if they are actively teaching and the removal of the mask is necessary for instruction, and 6 foot or greater social distancing is in place. 
We recognize these guidelines are strict with only a few areas of flexibility.  Rest assured, our children will be given breaks, we will monitor their needs and support them throughout the school year.  Thus far, we have been impressed with our students and staff's ability to respond to the demands that have been placed before them, and applaud their efforts to keep everyone safe.  The order is also attached.
 
Staggered start dates - Grades 1-5: Monday, August 24th - Last names A-K.  Tuesday, August 25th - Last names - L-Z.
Kindergarten Assessments - August 24-25 - by appointment only.  Kindergarten staggered start August 26 - Last names A-K and August 27 - Last names - L-Z.
Click below to see information on the Q Manager Daily Pickup app and our Daily Pickup form. 
 
Welcome to Main Elementary! Please watch this short video and presentation to get to know Main better!  We are excited to have you as a part of Main Elementary this year!
 
Dear parents/guardians,
     With the approval of the new school calendar, I wanted to let you know how that impacts your child's KRA testing date and time.  Plus, I would like to share some other pieces of information that you might find helpful.
      KRA testing takes around 30 minutes to complete.  So, if your child is scheduled to test at 9am, their testing session should be over around 9:30am.  Once you arrive at Main you will walk your child to the library entrance (1S) which is located to the left of the Main entrance.  We will have a sign displayed so you know where to enter.  A teacher will meet you both and then walk your child to their testing location.  While your child is testing, please wait in your car and we will bring them back to meet you when testing is completed.  
      If your child was scheduled to test on Thursday, August 13th (last names A-K), they will now on Monday, August 24th.  Their testing time will remain the same.  If they were scheduled on Friday, August 14th (last names L-Z), they will now test on Tuesday, August 25th at the same time.  
      If you do not have a testing time yet, please email leslie.reed@gocreek.org so we can assign you to an open time slot.
 
Looking forward to seeing you,
Sharma Nachlinger