Anchor Bay School District

Mission Statement

Anchor Bay Schools, in partnership with the community, will produce lifelong learners who respect diversity, adapt to change, and function as responsible citizens.

Picture of Maconce Elementary

Maconce Elementary

6300 Church Rd
Ira, MI 48023
(586) 725-0284
(586) 725-2037 Fax

Principal: Sherri Milton-Hoffman
Office Manager: Debra Kolomjec
Data Paraprofessional: Annette Jagoda

Mission Statement

Francois Maconce Elementary School, in partnership with the community, will provide a learning environment by delivering quality instruction that promotes curiosity, creativity and the desire in students to reach their full potential.

School Times

Standard Day: 8:36AM—3:32PM
Half Day: 8:36AM—12:06PM


Welcome Back! School Starts AFTER Labor Day!
Wednesday, September 3rd—1/2 day for students 8:36 a.m.—12:06 p.m.

It is time to start thinking about back-to-school. Our first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. This will be a half day of school for first graders through fifth graders, beginning 8:36 a.m. to 12:06 p.m. Kindergarten students will attend an orientation meeting on this day. The first full day of school is Thursday, Sept. 4th, the start time is 8:36 a.m. and the end time is 3:32 p.m. As the teachers and staff of Maconce Elementary prepare for another fabulous school year— we want to remind you to begin preparing your child for school routines. Begin enforcing bedtimes and following a structured schedule to help with the summer transition.
Just a few dates to remember:

Kinder Bus Safety Ride and Snack—Thursday, August 28th at 10:30 a.m.
Class lists posted on entrance doors—Thursday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m.
Labor Day Break—Office and School Closed—Friday, August 29th – Monday, September 1st
Building Closed for Professional Development and Teacher Work Day— Tuesday, September 2nd
First Day for Students—Wednesday, September 3rd

  • Half day for students Grades 1-5:  8:36 a.m. – 12:06 p.m.
  • Kinder Orientation Mtg.: Students with Last Names beginning with A-L should arrive at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students with Last Names beginning with M-Z should arrive at 9:45 a.m.
  • Please refer to your “Welcome Letter” or contact the school office with questions.

Open House Date—Wednesday, September 10th, 6:00 p.m. (Fall Book Fair will be open)
Fall Picture Day—Wednesday, September 24th

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon! School Supply Lists are posted
on the district website, available in the school office and posted on the main doors of the school!
School Office: (586) 725-0284

Scholastic Book Fair at Maconce

As we get ready to return to school, I’m excited to announce the Scholastic Book Fair will be visiting our building September 8th – 12th during our regular school hours.  We will have extended evening hours during the Maconce Open House on Wednesday, September 10th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  You can also visit the Book Fair online September 3rd through September 23rd if you cannot make it to the school or if you cannot find what you are looking for at the school at

Field Day


2014 Kaleidoscope

Congratulations Robbie Vogel, Miss Przybylski, 4th grade
Anchor Bay School District 2014 Kaleidoscope Winners

Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Kari McClelland, Kindergarten Teacher at Maconce Elementary. Anchor Bay Elementary School Teacher of the Year!

Michigan Department of Education Certificate
"High Progress School"

Please click on each to read the entire letter!
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Parent and School Connections

The State of Michigan Standards Link. The link below will take you to the standards page of the Michigan Career and College Ready site. The purpose of this portal is to connect resources and tools that can assist educators and parents in helping students graduate Career- and College- Ready. Within this link, you will find all of the national Common Core Standards for ELA and Math and each Grade Level Content Standard from the State of Michigan for Science, Social Studies, Arts, Physical Education and Technology.

June 2014 Honor Roll

Fourth Grade: Ryan Amato, Serena Arnold, Keegan Balcerzak, Lucas Battice, Jack Bolinger, Anita Carlton, Ashley Columbia, Jon Cooley, Garett Derenge, Cathlynn DeVoll, Brian Einowski, Gavyn Geck, Mackenzie Gerdes, Kayla Havey, Ana Head, Styles Hucul, Christopher Kohler, Alyson LaPlante, Ben Light, Ashley Ortenburg, Austin Reed, Ashley Roemer, Zachary Scratch, Brooke Soulliere, Dominic Thomas, Brian Underhill and Darrius Wright

Fifth Grade: Jacob Azar, Payten Arnold, Meleana Brand, Gage Catlin, John Caughell, Kristi Double, Joseph Dubrawski, Michael Gorde, Demetrios Hloros, Logan Laethem, Cali Martell, Stephanie Martinez, Dominic Mayle, David Ortega, Jaqueline Perez, Brendan Perry, McKenzie Robinson, Ayden Stoll and Hannah Trombino

Maconce PTO

We are proud of our school and its commitment to our children's total educational experience. We extend an open invitation to you and your families to participate and share in the many functions and special activities that we have each year.

Maconce Recycling Center

Maconce is a Green School! We are recycling and keeping our Earth healthy. There is a Recycling Center in our school. It is located by our Library in the hallway. If you have batteries (not car batteries), old broken crayons, printer cartridges, or glue sticks and/or bottles, please bring them in and deposit them in our Recycle Center! It's Lorax Theme and promotes a Healthy Earth! We want to continue to be a Michigan Green School. If you still get a paper copy of any newsletters and you have an email address, please consider letting us email you a copy to conserve paper and ink.
Happy Recycling!