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 The Caesar Rodney School District is accepting nominations for the 2017 District Teacher of the Year. 

Who is eligible to nominate a teacher?      

YOU are!  

We encourage staff members to nominate teachers in the District who have been role models for other teachers and students, active in District activities, and have played a vital role in developing the curriculum which guides our students and classrooms. 

We encourage parents and community members to nominate teachers whom they recognize for their outstanding teaching techniques and their love of students and knowledge.

 We encourage students to nominate teachers who are or have been positive influences in their lives, have made school a “great” place to be, and have shared wonderful experiences with them through the educational process. 

How do you nominate a teacher? 

Nomination forms are available in each school building’s main office, here on the McIlvaine website, and the Caesar Rodney District website. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the nominee’s school. 


January 29, 2016

News From the Nurse

 Please click here for important information from our school nurse regarding head lice.  If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Gravatt. 

 Important Dates
January 18th - NO SCHOOL in honor of Martin Luther King Day
January 21st - January Family Fun Night from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
January 25th - NO SCHOOL for Teacher In-Service 
Parents of Students in the After School Reading Program 
Don't forget the after school reading program will resume on Tuesday, January 5th.  Please remember the program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 5pm.
Parents of the Chinese Immersion Students
SAVE THE DATE! The students from McIlvaine's Chinese Immersion program have once again been invited to participate in Delaware State University's Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 31st.  More information will come home in January.
Order Your Yearbook Today! 
Don't miss the opportunity to order a yearbook for your child's kindergarten year!  The books are $18 each.  Order forms are sent home with the students and can also be picked up in the main office.  Payment must be included at the time the order is placed.  If you do not order a book, you will not be able to purchase one later.  We only order the number of books that are prepaid.  ORDERS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 12, 2016.


*Please remember to bring your photo ID when you stop in for lunch or to sign out your child. It is important that we are able to verify who is picking up or visiting a child in our building. We appreciate you adhering to this rule to help keep the students at McIlvaine safe! 

*Make sure that there is an adult or someone of babysitting age present to receive your child when they get off the bus in the afternoon. 

*Contact the office whenever you have a change in your contact information. It is critical that we have the most up to date phone number for you and for all of your emergency contacts. 

*Please talk with your child about the fire drill that we had a school on Wednesday, September 30th. Stress to them the importance of listening to their teacher and not talking with their friends. Also, although the alarm is loud, it is important that they not cover their ears. They need to be able to hear important instructions from the adult in charge.

Rider Pride Shoelaces
Your child should be learning to tie his / her shoes. Shoe tying is an important readiness skill and it makes playing safer for students. We want all of the students at McIlvaine ECC to know how to tie their shoes. Once your child knows how to tie his / her shoes, your child will come to school and demonstrate this skill to his / her teacher. Once the teacher sees the child tie his / her shoes successfully, the student will be sent to the office to receive a pair of blue and gold “Rider Pride” shoelaces from the principals. Happy practicing!
Box tops, Campbell's Labels, and Capri Sun Pouches
Don’t forget to remind your family, friends, and neighbors to collect Boxtops, Campbell’s labels, and Capri Sun pouches for our school. Boxtops and Campbell’s labels must be cut along the dotted line and show the expiration date. Capri Sun pouches need to be emptied of all juice and dried with a paper towel. Please send these items to school with your child…the more we collect, the more we can do for our students.




  If you missed the weekly School Messenger call from Ms. Castillo, or need to revisit the information please click here.

The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Centennial Celebration Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate ($10) and help raise funds ($15) towards the centennial celebration to be held in May, 2016.  For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
 CR Plate
Click Here for Details!
Department of Justice
Bullying Prevention and School Crime Contact
Joseph Flinn (Ombudsperson)
Hotline:  1-800-220-5414
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or genetic information in accordance with State and Federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administrative Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming DE, 19934. Phone (302)698-4800.
At Mcllvaine Early Childhood Center, it is our firm belief that we will create a learning environment where:

• Students will have a caring, safe, and rewarding school. They will enjoy working and learning while attaining their potential physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. • Parents and families are viewed as partners in the educational process through open communication and active involvement in our school community. • Our valued community members work in partnership with our school to share valuable resources to enhance school-wide initiatives.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

Contact (Ombudsperson) Joseph Flinn Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center © 2014 (302)-335-5039 Fax:fax (302) 335-3705 11 East Walnut St. , Magnolia, DE 19962