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May 2018

May News: 

  • Look for your child’s third trimester progress report in their Thursday folder on Thursday, May 10th. Please sign and return this report as soon as possible.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony: We will observe Memorial Day on Thursday, May 24th  at 10:00 a.m. with an outside (weather permitting) ceremony. All students will sing songs they have practiced in music classes, and our Smyth Road band will perform some Patriotic songs.
  • 5th grade news: There will be an open house on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Hillside Middle School for the families of 5th grade students who will be transitioning to middle school in the fall. The informational session will start in the gym and will include an overview of the school, a chance to ask questions and take a tour of the building. Also our 5th grade students will be visiting Hillside for a guided tour in the morning on Monday, May 7th.
  • Classroom Placements: Our staff takes much time, effort and care in developing class rosters for each school year. The following are some of the factors that are taken into consideration as class lists are developed:

1.     A balance of academic achievement levels

2.     Behavior factors

3.     Compatibility of students with others in the classroom (separating others who have not worked well together in the past)

4.     Information provided by current teacher on work habits and program needs.

As parents you may have more information for us to consider such as: Please do not place my child with John because they are neighbors and are together all the time outside of school, or please separate my child from Sally since they have been in same class since K and need to develop independence. If you choose to provide specific information like the examples above, please provide either a written letter in a sealed envelope addressed to the Principal or send an email to jbriggs@mansd.org. Letters or emails are due by Friday, May 25th.  Please do not send a letter requesting a specific teacher. Also please do not contact your child’s current teacher to request a specific classroom for next year as this puts them in a very difficult position professionally.

Because of shifting enrollments and uncertainty around teacher assignments, we will not be able to finalize classroom lists until prior to the start of school. Classroom assignments will be mailed out at the end of August. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

  • Orientation for Parents: We will be having an orientation for families who have a child entering Kindergarten next year. This session will take place on Wednesday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. and it will be a chance to have questions answered and hear more about what happens in Kindergarten!
  • No School: There is no school on Monday, May 28th to celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday.


Students of the Month:  We had a combined March/April Road Runner Rally before vacation. We recognized students of the month for both months and Olympic classroom winners!

Olympic Gold: Mrs. Martell’s class, Sweden

Olympic Silver: Mrs. Steele’s class, Finland

Olympic Bronze: Mrs. Perry’s class, Austria

March Students of Month:                       April Students of Month:                                                

Sammy Daniels-Kindergarten                Juliette Restrepo-Kindergarten                                                       Kamryn Perry-Kindergarten                  Kristel Gonzales Lopez: Kindergarten                                          Taerilis Martinez-Gr 1                          Roshan Gurung: Mrs. Parson’s class                                        Amelia Provencher-Gr 1                        Owen Pugh: Grade 1                                                                  Lyric Fisher: Grade 2                           Ariana Osmani: Grade 2                                                            Davin Cluche-Gr 2                                Madeleine Perry: Grade 2                                                      Anthony Stratton–Gr 2                       Talia Harmon: Grade 2                                                                      Carly Stephen-Gr 3                              Lily Lever: Grade 3                                                                            Sophia Zioze: Grade 3                          Ryleigh McNelly: Grade 4                                                            Max Lanoie: Grade 4                             Jaydeen Torres: Grade 4                                                Christianna Morrison: grade 4               Lucas Gomez: Grade 5                                                                    Mya Durham: Grade 4                            Maxwell Robert: Grade 5                                                      Tommy Martineau: Grade 5                   Madelyn Diers: Grade 5                                                          Alissa Eddy: Grade 5                             Mykeal Cruz: Mr. Lee’s class                                                     Jake Lessard: Grade 5                         Carter Pruneau: Library                                                          Jamie Ruiz: Mr. Lee’s class                    Dominic Giampetruzzi: Health                                                  Naya Applegate-Juan: Music                 Jaydon Campbell: Gym                                                             Kallie Nicolay: Gym                               Sadie Mungere: Art                                                                  Eleanor Chretien: Health                       Chloe DiCostanzo: Art                                                                  

May Dates and Events:      

Tuesday, May 8: PTO meeting, 6:00 p.m. in library 

Thursday, May 10th: Third trimester progress reports sent home            

Thursday, May 10: Hillside Orientation for Grade 5 parents, 6:30 p.m. 

Thursday, May 24: Memorial Day Program, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day Holiday, no school

Wednesday, May 30: Kindergarten Orientation for parents, 6:00 p.m. in gym

Looking Ahead to June:                                                                                                            

Monday, June 4: Primary Field Day                      Tuesday, June 5: Intermediate Field Day

Thursday, June 7: Spring Concert, 10 am             Friday, June 8: Last Day Pre-K

Thursday, June 14: Grade 5 Parting Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. /Grade 5 Clap Out, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 15: Last Day for Students, 11:15 a.m. Dismissal

 

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