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November 21, 2016
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
With the Thanksgiving Holiday just around the corner, our first grade students celebrated the annual Corn Festival last Friday. Dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans, they sang about Thanksgiving and shared what they are thankful for. The event was well attended and it concluded with some refreshments after the performance. Our children have learned to appreciate what matters most. As our first grade students shouted out to the audience…it is YOU!
Throughout the school, students have been talking about Thanksgiving and sharing their plans for the holiday and what they are most thankful for. Our second graders have been reading recipes and making cranberry/pumpkin bread and our kindergarten students will soon enjoy their annual Thanksgiving Feast. Many students have been busy reading about Thanksgiving and sharing their plans for Thanksgiving celebrations. I would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you will have the opportunity to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends.
At this time, I would also like to share some upcoming events with you so that you can update your calendar as needed:
Thursday & Friday, November 24th -25th Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 30th @9:30 a.m. Superintendent’s Coffee at Meadow Pond
Tuesday, December 6th @ 7:00 p.m. The Learning Café at JJHS
Friday, December 9th @6:30 p.m. Gingerbread Event (preregistration is required)
December 26th – January 2nd Holiday Break
As always, my door is open to you and your children. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.
Your District Nurses would like to remind you that it's flu season! To help prevent the spread of the flu, remember to:
Wash hand frequently
Keep hands away from your face and mouth
Stay home if you are sick
Get a flu shot!
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Fourth graders enjoyed an aspect of Native American culture with storyteller James Bruchac, of Abenaki descent. He shared animal lesson stories and tales of trickster heroes that have been passed down from generation to generation and serve as great windows into Native culture. Jim also used Native Instruments such as drums, rattles and flutes, and encouraged students to sing along with various songs and chants. "Ho?" "Hey!"
Students in Mrs. Pickett’s fifth grade social studies class have sent a package of letters to President Elect Trump. Each one recommends that he appoint a Secretary of the Future, a position that only Sweden currently has in its government. READ MORE.
The students of the Recycling Matters Club collected 1,232 bottles and cans this school year! They made enough money to purchase breakfast items for fifteen homeless men at a local emergency shelter.
Next up for the club: a winter clothing drive and collecting gently used DVDs, CDs, and Blu-ray discs which will be distributed through the Community Center of Northern Westchester.
"I feel good about being a part of this because I’m making a difference in the world. I’m helping people one bottle at a time!" -Samantha.
"We are helping the poor and the environment. " - Mikaela
"Recycling Matters is important to me because I want to help raise money for organizations that need it. Also I want to help the world by recycling instead of throwing bottles and cans away." - Dakota
"Doing the work for the Recycling Matters Club is really fun, especially with my friends." – Alena
"I feel this work is important and I enjoy it." – Tyler
"I like helping out and doing something that helps other people." – Emmy