Elementary School News (Achived)

MES iSPY: Mrs. Melanie and the Blending Gang

This is going to be part of a series of stories written by students.  The students have found the story, taken the picture (usually), and written the story.  What a great way to look for Mancy PRIDE in our schools!

Weather Update

In an effort to more accurately monitor the recess temperature we are testing out the 9 & 10 News Weather application. 

March is Reading Month

To celebrate March is Reading Month our theme is Pure Michigan.  Last Wednesday students were invited to wear shirts with a Michigan College or University names on them.  These are the students who participated.

Penny Wars

Recess Reminder

With cold weather embracing our region it is a perfect time to review our outdoor recess guidelines.  We try to let students go outside for recess whenever possible.  As a general rule, we use the "feels like" temperature from www.accuweather.com.  If that falls below ten degrees, we hold indoor recess. 


Once again we are planning a great way to start the new 2013-14 school year. On Wednesday, September 4th parents and students will have an opportunity to meet our administrators and teaching staff in their respective buildings.

2nd Grade Visit Ghana, Africa

On Friday, October 19th, Mrs. Roesstorff's 2nd grade class traveled to Ghana, Africa in a virtual field trip. They met with other elementary students in Ghana to learn about their culture. Mrs.

Mrs. Kennedy's Meets Scrambled States Author

Mrs. Kennedy's 4th grade class met with the author of several well known children's books on Tuesday, April 17th. Laurie Keller, who lives in Muskegon, MI virtually met with Mancelona Elementary students along with other classes from Montana, Kansas, Ohio and Texas. Ms.

Grant for Clasroom Projectors

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians granted Mancelona Elementary School $9,886.52 for classroom projectors. With these projectors students will be able to watch videos that connect to classroom curriculum, see pictures and particate in demonstrations to make learning more engaging.

4th Grade Class Makes a Movie

The book "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner inspired Ms. Kennedy's 4th grade students to work with the Art Teacher, Ms.

Still Time to Get Your Snowmobile!

The last day of Penny Wars was a HUGE success!  First grade needed to get a second container to hold all their pennies.  However, if you or your child would still like to participate and help raise money for Wertz Warriors and Special Olympics it's not too late.  Please send in $1.00 with your child for each snowmobile that you would like to purchase.  This will get them a snowmobile, write the

The Penny War Is On at Our Elementary!

This is the 11th year each grade in our elementary school will compete for points and to see which one collects the most pennies.  Students and staff have a lot of fun with this fundraiser for Michigan Special Olympics, with the winning class receiving an ice cream party at the end of the week-long competition.  On February 9 the Wertz Warriors will  visit the elementary to greet and thank ever

Elementary School Rocks at the North Pole

On  December 5 our  elementary students participated in the holiday program titled,  Elfis and the Sleigh Riders, which featured classic singers Elvis, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin.   

Mancelona Big Box of Books a Big Success!

On November 30th thirty-three families in our community heard an important message about reading aloud to their children for 15 minutes every day.  Those in attendance shared in reading aloud demonstrations and were given great books to get them on their way.  With the school and parents working together, children in our community will be able to build their brainpower and be better

Elementary Thanksgiving Luncheon

     The aroma of deliciously prepared turkey drifted throughout the elementary building on November 17 as many students shared their lunch with invited guests.  By the smiles in these photos, it looks like all  enjoyed their meal and had a great time.

Classroom Salute

Recently Joe Charlevoix, from TV 7 & 4, visited several of our elementary classrooms.  Follow this link to 7 & 4's website and you will be treated to a few moments of time in the classrooms of Mrs. Simmonds, Mrs. Biehl, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Heuss, Mrs. Roesstorff, Mrs. VanderPloeg and Mrs. Wonnacott. 

Haunted Story Hour


Michigan Studies Week

To celebrate Michigan Studies week, Karen Kennedy’s 4th grade class virtually met with two other 4th grade classrooms in Flint and Stevensville.

Each class presented clues on their secret chosen city, then researched the clues and submitted their guesses.

Mancelona Elementary Flower Sale

May 25, June 1 and June 8

From 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Annual flats, plants and hanging baskets

Vegetable plants, bagged mulch and more!

Come get your Spring Flowers and

Help support your area schools!

Local Boys Collect 2,000+ Food Items

After seeing a commercial about hungry children on television recently, two Mancelona fourth grade students decided take action to help put an end to hunger. Garrett Roude, 11 and Zac Keiser, 10, made an announcement over the loudspeaker at school on May 9 that they were coordinating a food drive to benefit the local food pantries.

Young Authors

On April 21 students in grades 1-5 were treated to a fun day at Young Authors, held at Shanty Creek.  Denise Brennan-Nelson, author of Willow and Buzzy the Bumble Bee and children’s book illustrator, Ryan Hipp, explained their professions and stressed the importance of reading.  Tom Plunkard (pictured here) entertained the students, weaving stories into his magic acts, all the while conn


Mancelona Public Schools is now enrolling for all day, every day kindergarten for children that will be five on/before December 1, 2010.  All area children are welcome to enroll. 

Come and show your Mancy Pride! 

Nov/Dec IronKid News

The November/December edition of the IronKids News is now available.

Read IronKid News

September Star Students Recognized

Each month we recognize students for outstanding effort and behavior: STAR STUDENTS.  These students get the chance to invite a guest to a special breakfast.  We acknowledge their performance by posting their names in our lobby and presenting them with a certificate.  Each family may also take a bumper sticker to commemorate the honor.  Our parent group, Get Involved!, provides each student wit

Food Service News 2009/10

Beginning the 2009/10 school year Mancelona Public Schools will be offering Universal Free Breakfast to all ELEMENTARY students!

Everyone knows that a healthy breakfast is the best way to start the day.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 5/11/09

 It’s Time to Recognize
and the many ways you support Mancelona students…

Reading with a child
Attending a field trip
Mentoring a child
Tutoring a child
Assisting in a classroom
Assisting during a special event
Providing a classroom snack
Supporting Mancelona Students

The Carnival is coming!

Join us at the elementary school on Friday, March 13 at 5:30pm.

Ironkids warm up Ironman

Students from Mancelona Elementary present the high school mascot a scarf they made during their service learning project - a project that produced over 500 scarves for area homeless shelters and 15 blankets for our local baby pantry.

Mancelona Elementary Recycling News

The first edition of the Mancelona Elementary School Recycling News in now available for download in PDF format.

Elementary School Fund Raising!

Help support our playground and technology.

Sale runs until October 23.


Mom To Mom Sale

When:  Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mancelona Elementary is going GREEN this year!

Mancelona Elementary is going GREEN this year!  We are an Official Green School!

Choose Success Guests

Communities in Schools, along with Mancelona Elementary School and students participating in the Choose Success before and after school programs, participated in the 6th Annual Read-a-thon, March 3rd – 14th.  Representative




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