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MARGARET BRENT ELEMENTARY

"HOME OF THE BOBCATS"


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION

MBES School Announcements
MBES Basketball Benefit "Thanks"
We are thankful for all those students, teachers, friends, and community members that supported our MBES Basketball Benefit. The fan support was amazing, uplifting and humorous.

 
Growing Up Military writing contest
Growing Up Military....In Our Own Words - Entries Must be Submitted by January 20, 2015

Submissions will be accepted from all military-connected students, Pre-K through high school. Selected submissions will be included in the 2015 MCB Quantico Education Symposium publication “In Our Own Words” and may appear in other educationally related trainings or publications associated with the School Liaison Program.
 


 
District Announcements
Stafford County Schools Night at University of Mary Washington Sponsored by Home Team Grill

All Stafford County Public School Students and Staff receive FREE admission to the UMW basketball games on Saturday, January 3, 2015.  Middle and high school students, and staff must show ID's.  Students may bring a guest.  Elementary school students must be accompanied by a parent.  The Women's Basketball game begins at 1:00 p.m., and the Men's Basketball will be at 3:00 p.m.  Half Time contest, prizes and giveaways sponsored by Home Team Grill.  Ticket prizes start at $5.00.  For additional information, please click here or UMWEagles.com.
2015 Cyber Security Awareness: 'Kids Safe Online Poster Contest'
Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 2015 Kids Safe Online Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely. Please forward this information to individuals in your school district that would be interested in this contest.

Educating our children about the rules of Internet safety will encourage them to make better decisions when posting pictures, videos and personal information online.  Commonwealth of Virginia submittals must be received by January 7, 2015. Winners of the Virginia contest will be automatically submitted to the national contest.

The top three winning posters from Virginia for each grade group (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will be submitted to the national Multi-State Cyber Security Awareness poster contest. Additional information with the Official Rules and Entry Form can be found at http://vita.virginia.gov/security/default.aspx?id=11232.
Teams are Now Forming for the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Event, Canstruction® - Register Your Team by January 5, 2015

Canstruction® teams are comprised of students, teachers, area businesses, and community members who will compete to build giant structures made entirely out of canned food.  This year's event will be held at the Spotsylvania Towne Center and the public judging will begin on Saturday, January 17 through Sunday, January 18.  The registration deadline to enter your team is January 5, 2015.  After the event all food is donated to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.  Click here for official rules and registration information.


 
Discovering Stafford Schools with Superintendent Benson

Superintendent Benson visited classrooms at Moncure and Park Ridge last week and ended the week with this question.  How to end the week on an incredibly positive note? Answer: Spend time in an incredible art classroom.  Check out the Superintendent’s Blog to see what is happening in the classrooms.
Student Accommodation Report 2014 - 2015

The Student Accommodation Report (SAR) provides an annual comprehensive look at the school facility use to include review of building capacity, student membership, and attendance boundaries. Click here to view the report.
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