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Year of the Dog

  • MECC Chinese New Year Celebration 2018 

Most Proud Video - MECC

  • What Are You Most Proud of Being a Rider? 


  • Welcome to the
    Home of the Littlest Riders   
    Mark Your Calendars!   


    February 19th - No School in observance of President's Day

    February 20th - Cap & Gown Picture Day

    February 23rd - Pajama Day! 

    February 26th - No School for Teacher In-Service  

    Preventing the Spread of Illness

    Each night our custodians are working hard to ensure they are sanitizing classrooms thoroughly. Additionally, our school nurses, Mrs. Gravatt & Ms. Harper are going to make the rounds to all the classrooms over the next few days to talk with students about the importance of covering sneezes and coughs as well as washing hands thoroughly. If you are able, donations of disinfectant wipes, tissues, and hand sanitizer would be greatly appreciated by our teachers.

    One of the best ways to help us fight the spread of germs and viruses is by knowing when to keep your child home from school if they are ill. Often times, students are still contagious even though the symptoms have appeared to pass. Please use the check list below to determine whether or not your child should attend school if they are feeling under the weather.

    • Temperature over 100 degrees in the last 12-24 hours.  If you suspect that they may be sick please check their temperature with a thermometer before sending them to school.  If they have a fever it is not appropriate to send them to school, even if you give them Tylenol and their fever breaks.  They will still be contagious to other children and will also not be feeling well enough to learn.
    • Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 12-24 hours. 
    • An unexplained rash.
    • Earache
    • Red or crusty eyelids or drainage from eyes. 
    • Headache, cough, sore throat, or congestion severe enough to interfere with attention to school work.
    • Flare-ups of asthma, that would make it difficult to work in school. 
    We appreciate your attention to this matter. If you have any further questions about managing the spread of illness please clickk here for more information from the CDC. Our goal is for students to be healthy and happy in the classroom, so that they can do their best learning possible!
    Picture Day is Tuesday, February 20th

    Unlike the fall pictures you will not order your picture package prior to picture day. Instead, a package of pictures will be sent home with your child and you can choose as many pictures from the package as you would like, return them remaining pictures along with your payment. Additionally, you can order more pictures or even keepsake items with your child’s picture online at Lifetouch. More information will be sent home soon!

    Your child will be dressed in a cap & gown for their pictures. It is best to wear a plain shirt with or without a collar. Since students are in gowns you will not be able to see any fancy shirts or dresses beneath. Please be sure to style hair so that it is flat to the head. Mohawks, high ponytails, big bows, and barrettes at the top of the head make it difficult to secure the cap to your child’s head for the picture. We ask that you keep ponytails low to the back of the head. If your child is absent on picture day we will have retakes on Tuesday, February 27th.
    February is I Love to Read Month!
    We are celebrating all month long! Check out the calendar of events here to see how your child can participate! And don't forget that you call can celebrate at home by reading to your child for 10 minutes every night!
    Yearbooks are on Sale!
    Want to capture your child's kindergarten memories? Then pre-order your yearbook today! McIlvaine's yearbooks come in full color with individual, class, and collage photo pages. Yearbooks cost $20 and will arrive for distribution to students in May. Click here to purchase your yearbook today!
     @principalmecc  @McIlvaineECC


Bus Routes

Bell Schedule


    The State of Delaware is experiencing a severe bus driver shortage
    and the Caesar Rodney School District is taking proactive steps to keep our buses running. 

    With the alignment of bell times for both the secondary and elementary schools,
    we have dramatically increased our efficiency as each bus can service both sets of schools.

    Double runs means fewer drivers are needed and cuts transportation costs as well.
    Furthermore, the bell time alignment allows for more middle school students
    to attend high school classes for distance learning experiences.

    The change was made out of necessity - primarily due to bus routes being refused
    or dropped by our bus contractors and their inability of finding bus drivers.

    After a community committee studied the issue, a decision was made to change start
    times so that we were still able to provide transportation services to our families.

    Early Dismissal Times are TBA. Please share. Thank you.



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

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