May 2015 – Theme: Responsibility
An incorrect date was printed on the Elementary School calendars for May. The 6th Grade Banquet will be held on Monday, May 18, not Tuesday, May 19 as printed.
Elementary Field Day
Melba Elementary will be holding their annual Field Day on Wednesday, May 20. All elementary students are invited to attend including those Kindergarten classes which don’t normally meet on Wednesday. A note with more information is being sent home with students. If you have further questions, please contact the MES office.
Be sure to read the May edition of the Melba Elementary newsletter. It contains news on upcoming events, end of year happenings and information about the next school year as well as much more.
2015-16 Class Choice Requests
Elementary Parents: We are nearing the end of our current school year, and will soon begin to look at preparing the class lists for the 2015-2016 school year. This process involves many people and many factors. As parents you have valuable information about your child that can be beneficial in this process. We must keep in mind that when completing class lists there are many factors to consider. For example: gender, ethnicity, special needs, and social issues are just a few factors that are considered as we compile the classes. Our highest priority is to create classes that maximize the benefits for all students. As we prepare to begin this process we will welcome your input as parents. However, we must caution you that we can not guarantee that your choice will be honored.
If you have requests that you would like considered please fill out the form below and return it to the Melba Elementary school office by Thursday, May 14. Late requests or requests by phone will not be accepted. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Principal Adams.
Melba Elementary Live Museum
Over the past two weeks, the students at Melba Elementary School have been studying biographies. Students have been learning how to research information from both media and text sources, organize the information, and place the information into various graphic organizers. Students then selected one biography in particular to research and present at the “Live Museum.” Students researched and then prepared a speech that included a hook line, 3 important facts, and a concluding sentence. After creating their speech, they designed a costume to represent their famous individual.
At the Live Museum, each student stood in a pose as a statue that would represent the qualities of their individual. They wore a red button and would begin presenting their speech when it was pushed. After concluding their speech, the student would return back to the motionless statue.
Students really enjoyed taking on the role of their unique individual. Thank you to all the student, staff, and parents who attended our Live Museum!
Melba Elementary PTA Parents Needed for 2015-16
Melba Elementary School is looking for parents who would like to volunteer for PTA next school year. Volunteers for the following PTA positions are needed for 2015-2016 school year: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you or someone you know is interested in serving in one of these positions, please contact Michelle Martinez at (208)230-2534 for President or Vice President positions, Faith Robson at (208)250-7842 for the Treasurer position, and Brandi Hudman at (208) 695-0730 for the Secretary position.
Lost and Found Items
Elementary Parents, if your child is missing a coat, jacket, sweatshirt or other article of clothing please come check out our lost and found. It is located just inside the round building and is extremely full. Any unclaimed items are donated to charity after school is dismissed for the school year.
Attention all parents of 6th graders: all 7th graders are required to have a Tetanus (Tdap) and Meningitis (Menactra) prior to the beginning of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Candice Hoagland, our school secretary at 495-2508.
Shoparoo for Our School!
Shoparoo is a quick and easy way to help raise funds for schools. Simply scan your shopping receipts and a donation will be made to your school. Signing up is easy, just download the app (available in both the App Store and Google Play) and start scanning! For more information see the
- Download the app
- Put in your email address
- Find the school (Melba Elementary School)
- Scan your receipts