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  • Welcome to the
    Home of the Littlest Riders 
     Mark Your Calendars!  
    February 12th: Read My Shirt Day
    February 14th: Friendship Parties
    February 15th: Wear Red for Heart Month
    February 18th: NO SCHOOL in honor of President's Day
    February 19th: Cap & Gown Picture Day
    February 20th: Spring Fundraiser Kick-Off
    Feburary 21st: Family Fun Night Friendship Dance 5:45-7:30
    February 22nd: Wear Red for Heart Month
    February 26th: Cap & Gown Picture Make-ups/Wear your favorite winter scarf or hat
    February 28th: Pajama Day

    Cap & Gown Picture Day

    Cap & Gown picture day is just around the corner on Tuesday, February 19th. You do not need to dress your child in anything fancy for the pictures as the gown will cover most of what your child is wearing except for the collar. However, if you plan on styling your child's hair please keep ponytails and braids to the back of your child's head near their neck. High ponytails, braids, and/or mohawks make it difficult for us to attach your child's cap to his or her head. Additionally, children will not be sharing caps. The cap they wear in the picture will be labeled with your child's name and stored here at McIlvaine until your child's graduation ceremony in June.

    February Family Fun Night

    Our February Family Fun Night will take place on Thursday, February 21st. In order to give students space to dance and help with the congestion in our parking lot we are asking families to attend during the time specified below for your child's class.



    Lloyd                                   Caskey

    Wang                                  Mihalyi

    Campos                              Reel

    Iannacone                           O’Brien

    Sawyer                                Lewis


    Day                                  Williams/Castro

    Li                                      Stout/Lefever

    Cabaud                            Corbett/Stombaugh

    Laws                                Hunter/Schmeling

    Villa                                  Purnell/Morris



    Inclement Weather

    While we hope for the best it is important to plan for school delays, closings and early dismissals. A School Messenger phone call will be made by the District Office on all days where there is a delayed opening, closing, or early closing. Please be sure that we have your most up-to-date phone number in our system so that you receive the automated phone calls. If you are unsure, please call the main office, 302-335-5039, to see which phone number we have listed for you to receive School Messenger calls.

    Below is a listing of other resources you can utilize to find out if Caesar Rodney School District will be closed due to inclement weather:

    TV Stations




    (877) 831-7215 (toll free) School Closing Information (State Voice Activated System)

    Radio - FM

    94.7 WDSD Delaware's Continuous Country

    97.7 (Eagle 97.7) Delaware's Best Music
    101.3 (Cool 101.3) Greatest Hits of the 60's & 70's


    Radio – AM

    1410 WDOV News Talk Sports


    You can also go to to find school closing information or from that page click on Delaware Notification Services to sign up for e-mail, phone, and text message notification of school closings and delays.

    Purchase your yearbook today!
    This is a great time to think about purchasing a keepsake of your child's kindergarten school year! Our yearbook is a full color, soft cover book that includes individual student photographs, collage pages, as well as class photos. It is a great way to commemorate their time here at McIlvaine and their kindergarten experience! To purchase just click here and follow the link to Jostens!
    Lunch costs $1 daily. You can send cash or check to school with your child. Please be sure to send your child with money to cover the cost of lunch. Please check out the Child Nutrition website for more info on free or reduced lunch as well as current breakfast & lunch menus.
    Additionally, check out PayPAMS to load money onto your child's account electronically.
     @principalmecc  @McIlvaineECC



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

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CR License

    The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney 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: 
     Specialty 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:(302) 335-3705 11 East Walnut St. , Magnolia, DE 19962