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Lucky winning students at MECC get to have lunch with author, Kim Norman!

Lucky winning MECC students get to have lunch with author, Kim Norman!  
Kindergarten Registration Continues
Please come by anytime between 9:00 and 3:00 Monday -Friday
For Information call McIlvaine at 335-5039 or Welch at 674-9080

A child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2016 to be able to register for Kindergarten

You must have the following documents in order to enroll your child: 

  •  A certified birth certificate
  • Proof of residency in the Caesar Rodney School District. This must be one of the following: a lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax receipt, or a current electric or gas bill.  The document must show the home address and name of the parent/guardian.
  • No P.O. Box addresses, driver license, phone bills, and cable bills are accepted for proof of residency.
  • We will not process any registration without these documents.
  • If you live with someone else who owns or leases the home, please call the office for information.
  • Photo ID of parent or guardian registering the student.
  • Guardianship papers (if needed).

 These health records, if available should be brought to registration: 

  1. a copy of the child’s physical (the physical may be up to 2 years old)
  2. a copy of the child’s lead level (Delaware required)
  3. a copy of the child’s TB screenings
  4. immunization record (including 2 varicella vaccines)

 All new kindergartners must be screened prior to entering kindergarten. Any child that is not screened during registration week will need to schedule an appointment to have their child screened. 


 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.

 Our nurse’s clothing closet is in great need of gently used girls & boys pants in sizes 6-8.  We also need NEW boys underwear in sizes 6-8.  Any donations you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your support! 

May 12th & 13th - Cape Henlopen field trip

May 16th-20th - Spring Book Fair
May 19th - Family Fun Night:  Creative Arts Celebration 6:00 - 7:30
May 30th - No School; Memorial Day
June 1st - Graduation at CRHS
June 8th-10th - Abbreviated Days; dismissal at 1:15
June 9th - Miss Delaware Candidates assembly
June 10th - Last Student Day
 Date Change Alert

The district calendar lists Thursday, April 21st as McIlvaine’s next Family Fun Night. However, we will not have a Family Fun Night in April. Our final Family Fun Night of the year will be on Thursday, May 19th from 6 – 7:30pm. Please mark your calendars! We hope to see you there!


*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.

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!
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. 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