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Mullen Shamrocks will CHARM You! Our Students are Caring, Honest, Achievers, Responsible, Motivated. Creating a Culture of Academic Excellence Everyday
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Divisionwide Announcements
The PWCS School Age Child Care, or SACC, program will be closed on March 1, as will all schools.
Announcements and Events...
Kindergarten Registration
Children who were born by September 30, 2011 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2016. Registration will take place on Thursday, April 7 and Thursday, April 21. For additional information regarding the registration process, please contact the school.

 

WIDA Access Testing
Our ESOL staff is currently assessing our ESOL students on their English proficiency in the areas of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The testing window is from January 11 - March 18. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's ESOL teacher.

 


CHARM Academy

CHARM Academy will open on Tuesday, February 23 and will end on Thursday, April 28. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50-4:50. Prior to class, students will receive a nutritious snack, followed by one hour of rigorous instruction in a small group setting. Bus transportation is available for students who normally ride the bus to and from school. Parents have the option of giving their child permission to walk home or pick them up as well. This information must be indicated on the Permission Letter.

If you have questions about CHARM Academy, please contact the school.
 


PWCS Annual Food Show
We hope you will come taste with us on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at our Annual Food Show!

 

Location: Patriot High School. There are two times to choose from: 6-7pm or 7-8pm. Food Play Productions is a live assembly turning kids on to healthy eating and active living! They are performing two shows that evening, at 6:45 pm & 7:45 pm, for elementary students & their families. Call 703.791.7314 to reserve your spots for dinner & a show!

 


College Funding for the Future
College might seem a long way off, but in the blink of an eye your children will be heading off to college. If you have been thinking about saving for your children's education, or wondering if you are saving enough money to send 1, 2, 3 or more children to college without bankrupting your retirement, then please join us on February 11 @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm for an informative and timely workshop. Learn strategies you can employ now while your children are young. Mullen Elementary is proud to host The College Funding Coach®.  Check out their website at www.thecollegefundingcoach.org for more upcoming classes in your area. For more information, click here.
 


 
Important Message from the Clinic
With the temperatures having dropped dramatically in the last few weeks, it is important to keep your child(ren) dressed appropriately for school.
Please make sure to send the following items with them to school EVERYDAY: 


a heavy winter coat
a hat and pair of gloves 

a scarf for windier days
socks with pants or thick, opaque stockings/tights

long sleeve T-shirts or light sweatshirts or sweaters 
(please contact our guidance counselors if you need assistance with  the items listed above)
In addition to dressing warmly, please remind your child(ren) to cover their mouth and nose with their elbow when coughing or sneezing. They should also practice frequent hand washing after using a tissue or coughing.
 
Drop and Go...
We have noticed numerous students being dropped off prior to 8:40. I want to remind parents that there is no adult supervision before that time. Students have been dropped off and are standing unattended in the cold for long periods of time. This is a safety concern for our students and I ask that you please make other arrangements for your child to ensure they are supervised.
In addition, we would like to remind you that dismissal is at 3:40. Students are expected to be picked up at that time. The school office closes at 4:00 and supervision after that time is not guaranteed. Please send in a note (phone calls will not be accepted) if your child is going home a different way or if a different person is picking your child up. Please remember that the cut off time for early dismissals is 3:20. This will alleviate confusion and ensure safety.

 

 
"Let's Dress for the Occasion"

Mullen Mondays - Every Monday our students and staff members are encouraged to wear their Mullen Spirit Wear or blue and green to show your Shamrock Spirit!
Our PTO will provide opportunities throughout the year to purchase new Shamrock Spirit Wear.



Fitness Fridays - In an effort to promote physical fitness, our students and staff are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes and participate in a fun filled fitness activity! "Let's get moving!" 
 


Be Prepared for Weather Related Closings and Delays
As we enter the 2015-2016 school year, PWCS officials are reminding parents that during inclement weather or emergencies it is important to listen to local media reports, and to check the School Division's Web and social media sites for any messages about changes in school or School Age Child Care (SACC) or Next Generation schedules. View letter from the Superintendent.

When the weather causes hazardous road conditions schools may open late, close early, or close for the entire day depending upon the severity of the weather. Parents/guardians are encouraged to plan ahead by making alternate arrangements for their child-care needs in anticipation of modified school and SACC/Next Generation schedules.

Announcements of changes in school schedules are posted immediately after a decision is made on the MyPWCS App and all School Division websites (pwcs.edu, Facebook, Twitter), PWCS-TV (Comcast channel 18 and Verizon channel 36), and on the School Division’s telephone closing line, 703.791.2776. Messages are also sent by email and text message. For subscription information or to verify your contact information, please visit “How to Receive Critical Messages from PWCS.”

Prince William County encompasses 348 square miles and stretches from the Potomac River to the Bull Run Mountains. Road and weather conditions may change, vary from one end of the county to the other, or look normal later in the morning. The decision to delay the opening of schools is made to allow hazardous road conditions to improve and commuter traffic to clear, or allow school officials to make a subsequent decision to close schools for the day. Closing decisions may be based on conditions in some parts of the county, though other areas may look very different.

“The safety of our students and staff is always the deciding factor during inclement weather,” said Superintendent of Schools Steven L. Walts.
 

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