Maxwell Elementary School

  • The 7 Habits
    1. Be Proactive - You're in Charge!
    2. Begin with the End in Mind - Have a Plan!
    3. Put First Things First - Work First, Then Play!
    4. Think Win-Win - Everyone Can Win!
    5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Listen Before You Talk!
    6. Synergize - Together Is Better!
    7. Sharpen the Saw - Balance Feels Best!
     
     
     
        
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  • Important
    Thank you to everyone for such a great start to school this year!  I want to remind everyone that it is very important that ALL of our students attend school daily and that they arrive on time.  Each time a student is absent from school he/she misses out on valuable instruction and the absence is also held against the school.  With new attendance regulations in place, Maxwell and all other schools will be penalized if our students do not attend daily.  Parents, it is critical that you have your child/children in school everyday.  Please do not plan family vacations while school is in session.  We have seen a considerable increase in absences on Mondays and Fridays. Maxwell Elementary School students and school personnel and Tuscaloosa County School District personnel as well as State and Federal personnel will be tracking daily attendance.  Please do your part to help Maxwell meet it's required goal of 96% school wide daily attendance. We appreciate your support as we move towards meeting the NEW attendance regulations.
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  • Kindergarten Registration is March 19th. Please bring your child's birth certificate, social security card, blue immunization card, and 2 proofs of residence that you reside in our school zone. Please plan to bring your child with you to registration. Call the school office if you have any questions. 342-2656
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  • Tuscaloosa County School System calendar for 2013-2014.  Please click the link below to view:

     
     

     
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  • Please click on the link below to see all school supply list for 2013-2014.  They are in grade level order starting with Kindergarten and going through Fifth grade. 
     
    One correction to the Fifth Grade list:  Students will need a 2 inch binder instead of a 1 inch binder. 
     
     
     

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    Leader in Me
         Leader in Me
    The Leader in Me process:  Inspire, Establish a guiding vision, common language and culture.
    Food for thought:  What does greatness mean to your school?

     
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  • IXL
    Click on the IXL logo for math tutoring! Practice!!!
     
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  • Box Tops for Education 
    Please bring in Box Tops as soon as possible!  These are worth valuable dollars for Maxwell!
     
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  • We love our Adopt-A-School partners!
     
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Book Study List

  • The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

    by Sean Covey
    As the faculty and staff of Maxwell Elementary, we have a common philosophy:  our love and concern for kids. Sean Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids emphasis' that this book can help kids in three ways:  First, it will teach them about the power of living according to priniciples such as responsibilty, planning ahead, respect for others, teamwork, and balance.  Second, it will equip them with a common language they can use with parents and teachers. Third, kids will identify themselves in one of the characters and as a result it will helps kids apply the 7 Habits to their own lives.
     
    Visit www.7HabitsKids.com for more information.
     

    The Leader in Me

    by Stephen Covey
    Maxwell faculty and staff participated in a book study called The Leader in Me

    The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer — it improves performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.

    Visit the website for a short video about how The Leader in Me changed A. B. Comer Elementary School forever! www.theleaderinme.org
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