Principal's Message

Welcome To C. M. Macdonell Elementary School!
Principal De Leon

Hello, Macdonell Parents!

It is the beginning of the third six weeks, and Macdonell is already experiencing success!  We recently hosted the Tiger Team UIL Invitational.  We are proud to announce Macdonell won 1st place overall.  Thirty of our participants placed 1st-6th during the event and eighteen will advance to the district UIL meet in December. Congratulations and thank you to all the students and coaches for working hard to achieve success!  Good luck in the next round!

In addition, our students continue to grow in Accelerated Reader student achievement of goals.  During the first six weeks, 52% of our students reached their grade level goals. In the second six weeks, 77% of students were on track to meet their end of the year goal.  This is important because as students stay on track with this goal, it will ensure growth in both literacy and language.  Please continue to take advantage of the extended library hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. READ! READ! READ!

Finally, I want to thank all the parents who visited our Open House and participated in “Reading with a Loved One”.  Students were excited about sharing their goals, demonstrating what they are learning in class, and reading with their parent/guardian in the library.  This was also an opportunity for many parents to be introduced to our newest book adoption.  Our students are learning about the 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey.  The principles students are learning will help them experience success throughout their lives.  The habits focus on personal responsibility and interactions with others.  We have copies of the book available in our library for parents to check out.  Thank you again and feel free to visit me with any comments or concerns. 

Thank you,

Cathy M. De Leon


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