LOOKING AHEAD @ MPES
Tuesday May 16 - Planting Day
Wednesday May 17 - 4th Grade Encampment
Friday June 2 - MPES Garden Party 5:30-7:30
Wednesday June 7 - Author Visit - Peter Lourie
May 23, 2017
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
As we move closer to June, it is an appropriate time to reflect on another school year and look forward to some upcoming special events.
This has been a productive and exciting year in which we have implemented a new mathematics program, partnered with Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, explored social studies inquiry and continued our work with STC science curriculum. With Mrs. Wishy-Washy in Kindergarten, the Corn Festival in First Grade, Pumpkin Math in Second Grade, Share Day in Third Grade, Encampment in Fourth Grade and the Spectacular performance in fifth grade, our students have learned, played and grown together.
We would like to share the dates for some important upcoming events. Be sure to look for specific communications from your child’s class for any class/grade-specific activities.
Wed. May 24th & Thurs. May 25th Grade 4 Science Performance Test
Friday, May 26th & Tuesday, May 30th School Open (WR#3 reinstated)
Tuesday, May 30th Strings Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 2nd Salad Day and Garden Party at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 5th Fourth Grade Science Written Test
Tuesday, June 6th Band & Chorus Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14th Districtwide Grade 5 Trip to Chelsea Piers
Monday, June 19th Dismissal at 12:15 p.m./Field Day
Tuesday, June 20th Dismissal at 12:15 p.m./Field Day (rain date)
Wednesday, June 21st Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
Gr5 Faculty Volleyball &Yearbook Signing
Thursday, June 22 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
Gr5 Moving Up at JJHS at 10 a.m.
Friday, June 23 Dismissal at 10:45 a.m. /Last Day of School
Portal Opens for Progress Reports
If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Carolann Castellano Dawn Pomeroy
Principal Assistant Principal
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At Spring Planting Day, each student worked with a buddy to plant a small lettuce plant in the school garden. SEE PHOTOS HERE.
The lettuce plants were started from seed by the fifth grade Garden Club in the school greenhouse. Over the next few weeks the lettuce will grow and then be harvested for Salad Day in early June.
"All the lettuce is picked and used to make salad for everyone in the school," said Jason Briggs, a kindergarten teacher at Meadow Pond. "Even the salad dressings will get made from herbs growing the greenhouse and garden. It's great to see how many kids will eat their veggies on this day!"
Adventurer and award-winning nonfiction author Peter Lourie has an interesting proposition for students at Meadow Pond Elementary School. Lourie will donate $1,000 to an environmental nonprofit. The students' job is to research the four organizations he is considering and vote for the one they think is the best when he visits on June 7.
"This is an interesting opportunity for students to realize they can make a difference in the world," said Dawn Pomeroy, Assistant Principal at Meadow Pond Elementary School.
Peter Lourie will give presentations to students in grades three, four, and five about his books--including Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush. Lost Treasure of the Inca, The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species, Hudson River: An Adventure from the Mountains to the Sea, The Polar Bear Scientists, and Tierra Del Fuego: A Journey to the End of the Earth. He will also tell the students why is a member of Authors for Earth Day.
"EnvisionMath has wonderful way of starting each lesson with solve and share—a problem that makes students struggle a little bit,” said Carolann Castellano, Principal of Meadow Pond Elementary School and K-6 Math Pilot Committee Chair. “They think, ask questions, talk about it, and figure out how to solve it, and then they share it with one another.”
“That little struggle is impt because it helps children learn to persevere,” said Castellano.
She’s speaking about the distinctiveness of the math curriculum she and her committee selected, which is being implemented this school year. MORE.