Magnolia Elementary


MES Family Communication from Principal Kelly 3/22/24

March 22, 2024

Dear Families,

I am writing to you today to ask for your support for the Magnolia Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Annual Giving Campaign. Your contribution plays a crucial role in enhancing the experience for all our students at MES.

At Magnolia Elementary, we strive to provide the highest quality education and support to our students. The MES PTA Annual Giving Campaign is a significant source of funding that directly impacts our academic programs and initiatives. It is important to note that the majority (73%) of the PTA budget, amounting to $67,000, is allocated towards academic support. Specifically to support all students in the development of their reading skills with iReady Magnetic reading. Below you can see detailed information on how this money is used to support all students at MES to be successful.

By contributing to the MES PTA Annual Giving Campaign, you are investing in your child’s education and the education of all students at our school. Your support helps create a more enriching and engaging academic environment, fostering learning opportunities that go beyond the traditional classroom setting.

I urge you to consider making a donation to the MES PTA Annual Giving Campaign. Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated. Together, we can continue to create a well-rounded academic and social-emotional experience for all our students.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the education of our children.

In partnership,


Important Dates

3/1-3/31 MES PTA Annual Giving Campaign

3/29 March Assembly at 1:45

4/2 Virtual Coffee

4/4 Talent Show #2 1:30 in the Gym

4/8 Report Cards available on the Source

4/8-4/12 Spring Break- no school

Updates from the MES PTA

Magnolia Elementary PTA Annual Giving Campaign

This is our one and only fundraising campaign of the year at MES. Your donation makes it possible to support the students and schools needs year round and provides entrance to all of our community building events.

Our goal for this year is $65,000 which is $195 per student. Your generous support beyond $195 can make an even greater impact!

We are halfway through our campaign and we have raised $5,370 of our $65,000 goal.

Thank you to everybody who has already contributed!

Every donation, regardless of size, helps us advance our mission of making every child’s potential a reality.

So please give today.

These funds will support the MES PTA 2023-2024 Budget which was developed and approved in last year’s general meeting in May 2023.

Where Does My Money Go?

Academic Support (73% – $67,000)

  • iReady Magnetic Reading (Curriculum Support) Why? Enables Teachers to provide individualized Reading support for all levels of readers. Includes online assessments, staff training, reading workbooks and customized learning plans for all students. We have seen reading proficiency significantly increase this year across all grades and reader cohorts.
  • Reading Tutor and Recess Monitor – Why? Provides reading intervention and increased recess supervision for students.
  • In-School Enrichment – Why? To provide learning opportunities for all students beyond the curriculum.
  • Project Based Learning – Why? Supports teachers planning to enable our students to participate in Project Based Learning allowing them to actively explore real-world topics and develop knowledge and skills through hands-on projects.

Staff Support and Development (12% – $11,000)

  • Staff Support Why? Provides support for staff and teachers by funding additional educational materials.
  • Staff Professional Development – Why? Training and development for MES Staff (e.g. Positive Discipline)

DEI – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (6% – $6,000)

  • Families in Need Support – Why? Support for families in need throughout the year.
  • Community Outreach Events – Why? To celebrate our vibrant tapestry of cultures through events. (e.g. Light Celebration and Community Cultural Celebration)

Community Building (5% – $4,000)

  • Community Events – Why? Building our community by supporting more than ten free to attend events including fall festival, movie nights, back to school picnic, end of school picnic, game night, talent show, fun run, parent education and more.

Please consider donating to the MES PTA Giving Campaign today to support academic success for all students!

Our goal is $65,000 or at least $195 per student. Your support beyond $195 can make an even greater impact!

Every donation, regardless of size, makes a difference.

So please give today.

Many employers will also match your donation. So please check our list online of already identified matching employers and if you don’t see yours there reach out to us below.

If you have any questions email our advancement chair.

Together We Can Build a Stronger Community

Spring Session MES PTA After-School Program Update

We are excited to share an update for the MES PTA After-School Program Spring Session.

For the Spring Session we will be implementing a lottery system to give more students an opportunity to participate in our variety of programs.

The lottery will be conducted separately for each class, allowing you to enroll each student in multiple classes per day.

If you would like to request a scholarship please reach out by March 26 to your child’s teacher, the MES social worker, or email the MES PTA After-School program lead.

Please take note of the registration timeline:

  • March 27 to March 28 – Registration for the lottery will be open.
  • March 29 – Lottery results will be communicated via email, inviting selected students to complete their registration.
  • March 29-31 – Selected students will need to complete their registration over the weekend. Students selected in the lottery who fail to register during this period will forfeit their spot.
  • April 1 – Registration will be open for vacant spots in classes and you may register to all the available classes.

You can see more details on the MES PTA Website.

If you have any questions please reach out to the After-School Program lead.