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Back to School Bash - Friday Aug. 25th Back to School Bash clip art

Back to School Bash

Aug. 24th at 6:00-8:00pm

Come join us for Inflatables, Water games, Kona Ice, and many other FUN activities.

Dream Bus Video 2017 Dream Bus Video 2017

School canceled for Aug. 21 due to eclipse; Preschool start date pushed back to Aug. 22 eclipse
Summer Dream Academy Video 2017 Summer Dream Academy 2017

High School Graduation Parking Information

Marion County High School is offering several parking options for this year's graduation ceremony as school officials expect a capacity crowd.  Graduation begins at 10 AM, this Saturday, May 20, at the Roby Dome.  

Reading Celebration Thursday!

This is Reading Celebration week in Marion County Public Schools.  We hope you will join us for the Community Reading Night at MCHS this Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 5 PM to 7 PM.  There are over 25 themed rooms, giveaways, and a bookstore open to the public -- plus Batman, the Batmobile, Storm Troopers and R2D2!!

Our R20 (Read for 20 minutes) event is this Friday, April 21, at 2:30 PM.  We encourage everyone to stop and read to support the importance of literacy.  If your business participates, please tweet us a picture at #R20MarionCounty. 

April 17-21st - Reading Celebration Week Reading celebration Logo 2017

Reading Celebration Week 2017

April 17th - 21st

Click more for a list of Dress Up days, Idioms, Costume Links, and more fun activities for the week.

Infinite Campus System Upgrade

If you are a parent or guardian of a Marion County School student who currently uses the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus mobile smartphone app, please be aware that the system will be offline on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 for upgrades.

Book Fair March 20-24th fox and skunk with campfire

Happy Campers Book Fair

March 20-24th

Come join us each day from 7:30-4:00 and purchase some great books for your kiddos. Open late on Thursday during parent teacher conferences. These would make excellent Easter gifts.

Want to start shopping now? Visit our online book fair for more options and to purchase in secret. They will arrive to the school 2 weeks after the book fair here. Please let Mrs. Keeling know if you make a purchase.

Online Fair Link

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ...from Marion County Public Schools Holiday Message
I-2 Innovation Institute - Registration now OPEN!

I-2 Register Now Logo

Marion County Public Schools is hosting its second annual an in-house technology conference called the I-2 Innovation Institute for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative, we understand and value professional development and training.

 

Jan. 11th - SBDM meeting @ 4:15

Join us for our SBDM meeting on Jan. 11th at 4:15 in the school library.

Winterfest Checklist

Winterfest is almost here!

Winterfest Checklist

_____ Theme Basket Item

K-1 Laundry and Bath

2-3 Car Care

4-5 Living Room and Kitchen

_____ Grocery Cart Item and Tickets (please see classroom teacher for additional tickets). Top 20 sellers in the school will receive a $2.00 coupon for the General Store!

_____ 2 – Liter bottle of soda

_____  Homemade Cake for Cake Walk

______ Sliced Pie

**Click Read More to see more annoucnements about Winterfest 2017

April 27th - Shine Your Light Night Quote: let your beautiful Light Shine!

Shine Your Light Night

Make plans to attend our family event that will showcase what we are learning with Leader in Me!

March 31st - Beta Disney Dance Disney Characters

March 31st ... 5:30-7:30 pm

Be Our Guest for a great night of fun! Come dressed as a Disney Character or just as yourself. We will have a DJ!

Come support BETA as they raise money to go to National Competetion!

Doors open at 5:30 pm ---$5.00 to get in.

Pizza $2.00, Light up glasses $3.00, Foam sticks $3.00, Other snacks $1.00 each.

 

July 26th-28th - Jumpstart for Kindergarten and 1st grades dragon with marshmallows

Officially Full

July 26-28th - Jumpstart (Little Dragon Day Camp)

8:30 am -2:00 pm  -- Doors open at 8:15am

This jumpstart is for incoming Kindergarten and 1st graders.

Join Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Keeling for a fun 3 day camp to introduce Kindergarten to procedures and fun activities. 1st graders can make friends and help out the Kindergarten students and have fun getting back in to the habit of coming to school.

 

Leader in Me Surveys - Due May 30th

Leader in Me Surveys- Please complete asap. All surveys due by May 30th.

Just click on the correct link below and fill out the short survey. This helps withknowing your perspective on this amazing program.

Students

Staff

Parents

Sept. 5th - SBDM Meeting SBDM logo

There will be a SBDM meeting @ 4:00 in the the school office.

Spring Musical Important Parent meeting - October 16 important note

Parents of students in Mrs. Bond and Dougherty's Classes are encouraged to join Mrs. Spalding and Mrs. Keelng for a short but very informatve meeting about the Sprng Musical. It will be in the library at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Just choose the one tme that best suits your schedule. Both meetngs will be the same. 

Reading Volunteers needed for Nov. 17th kids with the word READ

We are in need of some great readers to volunteer some time to read to classes on Nov. 17th. Times are from 8:30-11:30.

Click here to fill out our Volunteer Form

We would love to have anyone that can come and read. Thanks!

Contact Mrs. Keeling for questions.

Nov. 7th - SBDM meeting SBDM logo

Meeting Will be held in the school Office at 4:00 pm.

Jan. 16 and 17th - No school

There will be no school on Jan. 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

There will be no school on Jan. 17th for a Staff Development Day.

Auction Items Needed for Winterfest

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, or
People who just LOVE Calvary School...

We need some great items for our Auction. If you can make a craft or furniture, offer photography or automotive service, have some antiques to get rid of, or anything some one else might would want to purchase...Please consider donating to our school for our Winterfest Auction. Items can be brought to our school office by Friday Morning Feb. 3rd.

March 30th - KPREP Celebration words about a job well done

KPREP Celebration

March 30th, 2017

6:00 pm

Come join us in celebration of all the students that recieved Proficient or Distinguished on last year's KPREP test. Invitations have been sent to students.

May 5th- 3rd-5th Picnic Day
Open House Dates

Open House and registration dates for Marion County Schools are listed below:

Sept. 11th - PTSO Get involved hands

PTSO meeting in Mrs. Dougherty's room at 3:30 pm.

Sept. 25th - Field day boys good luck boys
Monday October 16th - Author Ronda Friend visits author visit sign

Monday October 16th - Author Ronda Friend will be visiting our school. She wll be doing a school assembly after Lunch and a writng workshop for our 3rd grade students. 

At 6:00 pm Ronda will return to do a family literacy night for the whole family. Join us for a great time.

Check out her website here. A yellow flyer was sent home earlier in the week about the event.

Don't forget to brng back your orange order form if you wish to get a book and get it autographed.

Reading Celebration Week - Nov. 13-17th - Dress Up schedule kids with books

Reading Celebration Week

Nov. 13th - 17th ---Dress up Schedule

Click "Read More" to see the schedule!

Jan. 18th Report cards go home report card _funny

Report cards will be sent home with students on Jan. 18th.

April 3rd-7th -Spring Break

Spring Break will be April 3rd - 7th. Monday and Tuesday are possible makeup days. 

Classroom Silent Auction Baskets for WInterfest

Please send in items for our classroom Silent Auction Baskets.

Smith - Reading/books                        Caldwell - Lawn & Garden

Billings - Movie Night                           Raley - Baking

Peake - Baby Items                             Thomas - School Supplies

Clark - Coloring/drawing                      Byrd - Disney Items

May - Spa                                          Dougherty - Family Game NIght

May 8th- SBDM meeting

Please join us for our May SBDM meeting- May 8th @4:15 in the School Library.

Sign Ups for M2 Camp and K/1 Jumpstart due soon!

Registration links for M2: Maker and Mover camp and K/1st Jumpstart below.

More information about the camps below in the list of events.

M2: Maker and mover Registration 

Registration due May 17th by 3:30pm - Money must also be paid to school office by this date.

Checks payable to Calvary Elementary

**We will have parents fill our waivers for the House of Boom the week of camp.

K/1st Jumpstart Registration

Registration due July 15th.

Information for Primary Talent Pool

Primary Talent Pool Brochure

Sept. 26th --Field Day for Girls good luck gif
Ham Days Posters are Due SEPT. 12th flying pig clip art

Ham Days Poster Contest - Posters Due to Office on Sept. 11th by 9:00 am

No late posters will be accepted. Posters MUST be students OWN work.

Click here to see the rules

Theme: Home Is Where the Ham Is

K-5 students are asked to Design a poster in a 2-D media  (Flat - nothing glued on). Write students name, grade, and school on back.

 

October 20th - Reading Rodeo Family Night Book Fair theme Logo

Reading Rodeo Family Night

October 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm

Doors wll open at 5:30pm

Join us for a Root Tootin' good time as we celebrate our love for reading Cowboy/Cowgirl style. We are going to have a cow bouncer,line dancing, obstacle course and cowboy games, and BOOK Fair. their wll also be a gold hunt. Dress in your best cowboy/cowgirl gear! Thier will even be a chuck wagon of goodies for a light dinner. See you cow folk soon! YEEHAW!

Nov . 14th - Reading Celebration Night @ Marion Co. High Reading celebration logo...discover you!

District Wide- Community Reading Celebration Night

Tuesday, Nov. 14th -- 5:30 pm-7:00pm

Marion County High School

Come join us for a great night of fun activtities, door prizes, and Meet Author Leigh Ann Florence. Woody and Chloe will be at the event too!

Jan. 26th - Kindergartner Cap and Gown pictures cap and gown

Photographers will be here on Jan. 26th to take Kindergarten Cap and Gown pictures. Please be looking for a letter in Monday folders about the event.

Congratulations Academic Team Way To GO Glitter
Congratulations Calvary Academic Team
WAY TO GO!
Click Read More to view winners

 
Calvary Elementary Principal Survey

Calvary Elementary School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process.  The following 10 criteria or principal traits were developed by the council to use throughout the selection process.  We would like to gain your input to help us determine which are the most important for our school community.

Nov. 15th Candy Bar Sales end candy bar

Candy Bar Sales

End - Wednesday Nov. 15th

Please turn all money in ASAP!

Jan. 26th 100th day of school (as of now) 100th day of school

100th Day of school on Jan. 26th as of now...subject to change.

May 9th - Kindergarten Luau Lilo and Stitch Luau

Kiindergarten Luau

May 9th, 2017

5:30 pm

For all incoming Kindergarten students

Join us for a night of fun, games, face painting, and PRIZES! Meet the Calvary teachers and look around our school.

CKEC Marion County Outstanding Special Education Educator Nomination Form 2017-2018

Marion County Schools is seeking all stakeholders input on nominations for the CKEC Outstanding Special Education Educator award. If you know a deserving Marion County special education educator that you would like to nominate, please click on the link below.

July 27th - Open House open house

July 27th, 2017

5:30 pm -7:00 pm

Open House for the 2017-2018 school year.

This will be for ALL grade levels K-5th

Come join us for a night of fun as you meet your new teachers and see old friends.

May 8-12 KPREP testing

KPREP Testing May 8-12th

Letters have been sent home about testing snacks.

Click Read more if you need to see the list of snacks again.

 

A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

Click below for the presentation to the Board of Education on the progress of the secondary schools.

http://www.marion.kyschools.us/docs/district/a%20brand%20new%20world%20mcps%20secondary%20schools.pdf?id=558039

MCPS and KCSS want you to make the pledge against bullying anti-bullying image

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released on online anti-bullying pledge and Marion County Public Schools wants you to join the cause.

 

According to the KCSS website, “Together we can ‘Get Involved and Get it Solved’ STOP the Bullying! KCSS stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved by taking this pledge against bullying.”

 

Nov. 21st - 2nd - 5th grade Field Trip Field Trip words

Nov. 21st - 2nd - 5th grade Field Trip to see...

"Wonder" the movie

Students have read this book as a School Wide -Read Aloud.

Bluegrass Festival events Jan. 27th and 28th bluegrass instruments

Bluegrass Festival Events

Jan. 27th - 28th

Friday 9:30 am - Students from Peake and Byrd's classes will perform Dulcimers and Dances for their peers at the High school along with view Bluegrass Professionals.

Friday 7:00 pm - Students grades 3-5 will perform Dulcimers and Dances as part of the main show on the Main Stage.

Families are encouraged to participate the whole weekend ...See attached flyers

Click Read more for students and adult contests.

 

Be part of the MUSIC!

5th grade students have the opportunity to embark on an awesome journey with music! Students who are interested can sign up for band. Have students talk with their music teacher about how they can sign up for band for the 2017 school year.

Student Interviews from BPOTB Admin on Vimeo.

2017-2018 School Bus Routes

Marion County School Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 school year are now available on the Transportation Webpage. Click on the links below:

Bus Routes 2017-2018

Bus Directory 2017-2018

Bus Transfer List 2017-2018

Video: MAP results explained -- English and Spanish versions MAP sample

MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome explains the MAP testing results parents will receive.

 

 

Nov. 30th - K-1st Field Trip Filed trip words

K-1st Field Trip to see...

"The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever"

Nov. 30

Feb. 3rd - WINTERFEST

WINTERFEST

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Chili Supper starts at 5:00 pm

Games start at 5:00 pm

Auction begins 7:00 pm

April 20th - Reading Celebration Family Night photo credits https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYxJiwJF2e7x6EMSbyosx7ux_zWXYPNNzUi5boFhJslXgM_JQA Qupte about Fandom

Fantastic Fandom

We are FANS of READING!

April 20th, 2017

Marion County High School

5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening of activities and prizes as we celebrate a variety of types of FANDOM. (Anything you collect, love, or Read) Some examples will be Superheros, a variety of book characters, Star Wars, Legos, Harry Potter, and more.

May 15th- Bump UP Day

Bump Up Day 
May 15th

5th graders going to SCMS

MCPS Introduces Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Registration brochures are available at the Marion County Public Library and Marion County Board of Education. You may also register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com and clicking on register my child. 

Dolly Parton Library Flyer

Kindergarten-2nd Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Elmer Glue Sticks ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	Pair of Fiskars Scissors ϖ	4 Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets with prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers 1 Box of Cap Erasers

 

Congratulations County Ham Days Poster winners! winner with stars

Ham Days Poster Contest Winners

County Wide—2017-2018

 

1st grade—4th place—Bryson Foster

2nd grade—4th place—Cadin Spalding

4th grade—2nd place—Caiden Weakley

5th grade—3rd place—Chloe Spears

 

Posters are hung in the window at County Seat on Main St.

NO School- Nov. 22-24 Thanksgiving break Thanksgiving sign with turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!

No School Nov. 22nd -24th

Feb. 20th - No School

No school Feb. 20th in observance of President's Day.

April 21st - Leader In Me Day leader in me "Great Happens Here" logo

Leader In Me Day

April 21st

Calvary will be welcoming guests from across the state to view the amazing leadership and learning going on at our school. Contact our school office is you or your school is interested in viewing our progress!

June 12-16 - M2: Maker and Mover Camp

June 12-16
M2: Maker and Mover Camp

8:30 am-1:00pm

Join Mrs. Dickerson and Mrs. Keeling for a week of making art and fun movement activities. On Friday we will be going on a field trip to HOUSE OF BOOM! Students That will be in 1st-5th during the 2017-2018 school year may sign up. There will be a 50 max amount of students that may sign up. This camp will cost 16.00. You must register online using the link below and send money in to office in order to be registred to attend. First come first serve. 

Registration Form Link Click Here

May 15th- May and Dougherty Spring Musical

May 15
Spring Musical - Sing: 20th Century Hits
Afternoon performance at 1:30pm for the school
Night Performance at 6:00 pm for Parents

Students need to be at School by 5:30 pm.

Afterschool practice for all performers that can be here on Monday May1st.

Practice from 3:00-4:30pm.

3rd-5th Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade  ϖ	Package of Colored Pencils ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Sticks of Elmer Glue ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	2 Composition Notebooks ϖ	2 One Subject Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets and prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers ϖ	1 Box of Cap Erasers

Book Fair Week October 23rd-27th Book Fair theme Logo

We are rounding up a herd of good readers for BOOK FAIR!

October 23rd-27th in our School Library

Open every mornng at 7:30 am

Open after school until 4:00pm

Open until 7:00pm on Thursday

Dec. 7th - Shine Your Light Night Shine your light banner

Join us for a great family night to let our students show you about their Leaderhip. Come learn about the Leader in Me program at Calvary!

Thursday, Dec. 7th @ 6:00 pm

Hope as many families as possible will be able to attend.

 

March 1st - Class and Spring Pictures

On March 1st - Lifetouch will be here to take class pictures (Prepaid) and Spring Individual Pictures.

May 16th- FUN DAY FUn this way sign

May 16th - FUN DAY

Grades 3rd-5th ...8:45-11:00 am

Grades K-2nd ... 12:30-2:55 pm

We will need several parent volunteers to help. Please let your child's teacher know if you can help. A form to sign up will be sent home May 1st. Click read more to see the volunteer list.

Marion County Summer Dream Academy

Click here to check out the full booklet.

  Marion County Dream Academy

October 23-27 - Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week Logo

Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23: Follow your dreams/don’t do drugs.

-Wear pajamas to school

Oct. 24: Don’t let drugs sneak up on you.

-Wear your sneakers

Oct. 25: Don’t let drugs mix you up.

-Wear mismatched clothes

Oct. 26: RED-Y to live a drug free life.

-Wear red

Oct. 27: Hats off to a drug free life.

-Hat day

Dec 11th - Santa's Rockin' Christmas santas rockin eve logo

Santa's Rockin' Christmas

3rd Grade Christmas Musical

Dec. 11 th - 1:30pm Day performance and 6:00 pm Night performance

Join students from Thomas' and Clark's classes for an evening of Christams fun!

May 16th- 5th grade DARE graduation

May 16th

5th grade - DARE Graduation

 

Dream Bus Schedule Summer 2017

Dream Bus summer schedule will begin on Tuesday May 30, 2017 and end on Friday July 21, 2017.  The Week of July 3rd through July 7th the Dream Bus will not run.  

Monday
11:00-12:15:
Brookhaven
12:45-1:45
Raywick Park

Tuesday
11:00-12:15:
Village Loop Apts.
12:45-1:45
Cleaver Court

Wednesday
11:00-12:15:
Rosenwald Village
12:45-1:45
Bradfordsville Community Center

Thursday
11:00-12:15:
Hamilton Heights/Hardin Place
12:45-1:45
Behind Cedarwood Restaurant East Main

Friday
11:00-12:15:
Warren Acres
12:45-1:45
Rolling Hills Subdivision

Dec 13th - Santa visits Santa Face

Santa will be at CES to visit and take pictures with students.

Please send in $1.00 for pictures in a envelope marked

"Santa Picture" by Dec. 13th.

May 16th- Kindergarten Graduation Graduation day clip art

May 16th
Kindergarten Graduation

6:00 pm
Note: If you would like to purchase a DVD of the Kindergarten Graduation from Alex Peake, Please fill out the form that will be sent home in Monday folders.

DVD cost is $20.00

October 24th - 27th Parent-to-Lunch week out to lunch sign

Parent-to-Lunch Week

October 24th - 27th

Watch for communication from your child's teacher regarding which day their class will be inviting guests.

Dec. 15th - Last Day of 2nd nine weeks nine weeks end logo
May 17th - Awards Day awards day

May 17th- AWARDS DAY

We will have our awards day on the last day of school this year. 

9:00 am Grades 1st-3rd

1:00 pm Grades 4th-5th

5th Grade Graduation to follow awards at 1:00pm

NOTE: If you would like to purchase a dvd of the 5th grade graduation, Alex Peake will be sending a form home with students the week before and will be selling them up until time of graduation. $20.00

October 26th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:00pm Parent teacher conference word cloud

Join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 26th from 3:30pm -6:00pm

Your teacher will send a sign up sheet home.

MCPS announces call for I-2 Conference presenters i2 logo2

 

Marion County Public Schools is seeking presenters for its annual I-2 Conference to be held at Marion County High School on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The conference focuses on the integration of technology and best practices in the classroom.

MCPS invites prospective presenters interested in leading a session on an instructional strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 C’s (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication) to fill out the Google form found here.

If selected, a notification will be sent by December 20, 2016.

May 17- Last day for students kids on a schools out sign

Last day for students is set for May 18th.

October 30 - Make-up Picture Day phone camera with make up picture in words

Picture Make-ups and retakes on October 30th.

May 30th-June 2nd- FRC- Summer Camp

May 30th-June 2nd

FRC - Summer Camp

Kentucky WIldlife

Contact Amy Newton for more info.

amy.newton@marion.kyschools.us

October 31st - Dress like your Future Career Day Career day kids

Dress Like your Future Career Day

October 31st

Join us in dressing up for what you might be when you grow up.