Parent-Teacher Conferences - Update
The parent-teacher conference website is up and running. Thank you for your patience.
7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Public Session
John Jay High School, Library
Sponsored by KLSEPTO:
A presentation by KLSD school psychologists, Rebecca Hirschl and Dr. Marlee Schwartz. Social Thinking is a curriculum used in KLSD elementary schools by psychologists and social workers. It teaches our kids: social skills, flexible thinking, self-awareness, self-regulation, and coping strategies.
This event is free and open to the community. RSVP to email@example.com so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.
Educating Ourselves & Protecting Our Children: Community Perspectives on Heroin and Opioid Use
Reserve your seat by Oct. 21 at https://k-lcommunityperspectives.eventbrite.com
KLSD parents/guardians: Your children, grades K-6, may enjoy an evening of supervised basketball/crafts in conjunction with your attendance at this event. Space is limited. Please secure ticket via eventbrite.com.
This is an annual event, hosted by KLSD faculty and administrators, for the parents/caregivers of pre-K children.
Parent/Teacher Conferences (evening)
October 6, 2017
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
Since the first day of school on September 6th, our students have been intellectually engaged in reading, writing, solving problems, exploring social studies inquiries and performing hands-on science experiments. The students have been singing, drawing and playing sports, too. They have become comfortable with their new teachers and classmates and have become familiar with the expectations for their new grade level.
Harvest and Soup Day
This week, thanks to the PTA and the hard work of many volunteers, our students harvested and prepared vegetables for a soup that would be served to the entire school. The soup was absolutely delicious and was enjoyed by all. It is always amazing to see children, who might not even look at vegetable soup in a different setting, come back for a second bowl.
Please be sure to sign-up online for teacher conferences with your children’s teachers. The portal will be opened on Wednesday, October 11th. Be aware that shared staff may not be available on all three days as they may also need to be available in other buildings. Remember that on all three conference days, students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. and lunch will not be served. On Thursday, November 9th and Thursday, November 16th, the conferences will be held in the evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, November 14th, the conferences will be held in the afternoon from 1:00-3:45 p.m.
Halloween is quickly approaching. Please encourage your children to wear orange and black to school for our Town Meeting on Thursday, October 26th and again, on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st. If you are planning to attend the PTA sponsored evening Spooktacular on Friday, October 27th, remember that you need to pre-register. There are two sessions: 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Registration fills up quickly, so don’t delay! Remember you cannot buy tickets at the door. Costumes are welcomed, but masks, weapons and/or replicas are not permitted.
We are anxiously looking forward to Differences Day at Meadow Pond on Monday, November 6th. Our second and fifth graders will visit special stations that have been developed to help them experience learning differences firsthand. Please contact Naomi Heftler if you are interested in volunteering your time on that day.
As you plan your calendar for the upcoming weeks, please keep the following dates in mind:
Wednesday, October 11th Superintendent’s Learning Café: sign up online
Monday, October 16th Fire Safety Week begins
Monday, October 23th Red Ribbon and Bus Safety Weeks begin
Thursday, October 26th Black and Orange Day for our Town Meeting
Friday, October 27th PTA Spooktacular: preregistration required
Tuesday, October 31st Black and Orange Day for Halloween Celebrations
Friday, November 3rd Elementary Progress Report: Parent Portal Opens
Monday, November 6th Differences Day at Meadow Pond
Wednesday, November 8th District-Wide Pre-K Panel at KES
Thursday, November 9th 12:15 PM Dismissal; Conferences 6:00-8:00 PM
Friday, November 10th No School for Students. Staff Development Day
Tuesday, November 14th 12:15 PM Dismissal; Conferences 1:00- 3:45 PM
Thursday, November 16th 12:15 PM Dismissal; Conferences 6:00-8:00 PM
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, November 23rd -24th No School – Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Let me take this opportunity to remind you that writing your child’s name inside his/her clothing will make finding lost items much easier. At this time of year, our lost and found starts to expand as students often do not feel the need to wear a jacket in the afternoon that they may have needed in the morning.
Thank you for your support and collaboration as we help our students be Kind, Respectful, Responsible and Safe. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Carolann Castellano and Dawn Pomeroy