Today in "We Love Our School Series", we highlight student voices at our charter school. Read below to learn about MELA students love about their elementary school!
Student Council at MELA is made up of third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. They meet twice a month and contribute towards improving the school culture and community at MELA. At their last meeting, student council members decided to share some of the things they love about their school.
Thank you MELA student council members for sharing the wonderful things that are happening at our school. We all love MELA!
Throughout this 22-23 school year, we have been highlighting the unique and personalized programming of our elementary school. Starting today, we thought we'd shift the focus to the heart of our school. The wonderful community of individuals of parents, students, and staff members.
In this post ,we would like to highlight our families and how they feel about our school. Hear what the parents of children at MELA Charter School have to say below...
"There are so many great attributes to the Minnesota Excellence Learning Academy! First of all it is a charter school. This allows teachers to give more attention to each student. I like the fact that kids wear uniforms which symbolizes discipline and unity. Second, it is located in the beautiful and safe neighborhood of Maple Grove, close to clinics, hospitals and shopping areas. Last and best of all, there is an apparent diversity in the administration, staff and student body which you will not encounter anywhere else. Everyone can see anyone who looks like themselves there!
Most importantly, the staff and teachers really care about the students’ academic progress and personality. They have really proven themselves especially during the pandemic to protect the students’ health and safety. I believe MELA is doing an excellent job molding our children into future good citizens, teaching them good values such as empathy.
We would have loved our kids’ school to be close to where we live and to provide transportation services there. Nonetheless, we bypassed the schools in our area and drive 22 minutes just to get them to this school which we love so much!"-Carla E. (a parent of three lovely students at MELA)
"What I love about our school is the love our educators and administrators have for our kids. They are not just faces in the crowd. Everyone’s collective goal is the success and growth of each student." -Jahnekia B. (mom of two wonderful MELA students)
“My kids are thriving at this school. I love the teachers and school administration - great communication and assistance at all times. Definitely very hands on with the kids and ensuring they are learning and growing. They have the small groups where the kids are assessed individually and challenged to grow & learn. They have passion projects the kids love and always look forward to.” -MELA Parent (of two of fantastic students)
MELA sees our parents as partners. They serve on the school board, are active members in our PTA, and some are even staff members! We believe that a child's success is only as strong as the relationship between family and school. That's why we pride ourselves in open and honest communication with one another. Together we work so every child is seen, heard, believes, and achieves.