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  • Red Ribbon Week

    Meadow Pond Elementary School
  • KLSD Pre-K Panel Discussion @ Meadow Pond Elementary School

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Getting Ready’ for Full Day Kindergarten

    Target Audience: KLSD Pre - School and Incoming Kindergarten Parents

    Panel Discussion With KLSD Faculty and Administrators

    In collaboration with Louise Cameron and Gail Porter,

    Northern Westchester Pre-School Directors

    DATE: October 26, 2016
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
    Location: Meadow Pond Elementary School Cafetorium
    RSVP: Doreen Positano, Secretary to the Principal, Carolann Castellano
    or 914-763-7902

    Meadow Pond Elementary School
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

    Dear Meadow Pond Families,


    In order to insure the safety of all our students as they travel to and from school, efficient, sustainable bus routes have been established. However, if for some reason you need to drive your child to school, or pick your child up from school, please familiarize yourself with our procedures, drop-off loop, pick-up location and parking areas.


    The drop-off and dismissal procedures shared here were developed collaboratively. Please read carefully as we have made some changes based on parent feedback.


    If you are dropping off your child for school, proceed up the driveway and make the first right. Stay to the far right and then loop to your left to pull close to the sidewalk of the drop-off loop. Cars must remain in a single file and the child must exit on the passenger side only. Your child should be ready to exit your car when you are in one of the two spaces at the loop. Please do not get out of your car. Once your child has exited onto the sidewalk, please move forward toward the driveway exit so that others can move into the drop-off loop. (If you need to get out of the car to assist your child, please park in the designated parking areas and walk your child to the sidewalk.)  


    If you are coming to pick up your child at dismissal, drive straight up the driveway into the parking lot. Do not turn right when you first enter as cars are not permitted to drive behind buses. You may park in the spaces on the right side of the lane as you are driving straight in. You can also continue until you reach the far end of the parking lot where you will turn right and then turn left into the parking area adjacent to the gymnasium. Parking is available there, as well as behind the gym, for families picking up their child or children. You may not park in the spaces that are directly behind the buses or in the spaces on the side of the school adjacent to Rte.123.


    Adults will be admitted to the building through the gymnasium door beginning at 3:35 p.m. Once there, you will be asked to sign a dismissal pick-up sheet. You may also be asked to show identification. You will then walk through the gym, pair up with your child/children and continue toward the back exit of the gym where you will be greeted by another staff member who will check off your child/children’s names. Then, you will exit the building from the rear gym door and return to your car. Following this process will insure that all our students are safely dismissed. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.


    Remember that a written note must be brought into school by the student in order to change from bus to pick-up and vice-versa. The PTA has a handy form letter available for your convenience. Phone calls will not be accepted. In emergency cases, a letter/note must be faxed to the school indicating the change.


    If students need to be picked up earlier in the day, they must have a note and must be picked up in the main office before 3:15 p.m. Otherwise, they will remain in school until the regular dismissal. Again, your cooperation is necessary and very much appreciated.


    For the safety of all students, families, staff and visitors, we respectfully request that you refrain from speaking on cellphones, even hands free while dropping off or picking up your child/children.  Please drive slowly and cautiously while on school grounds. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the main office.



    Carolann Castellano                             Dawn Pomeroy                       Margaret McGuire 

    Principal                                               Assistant Principal                  PTA President        

    Meadow Pond Elementary School

From the Principal, Carolann Castellano

October 20, 2016

Dear Meadow Pond Families,

Every day, Meadow Pond students are actively engaged in reading, writing, solving math problems, investigating scientific assumptions and learning how to pursue specific social studies inquiries. Our students have become comfortable in their new grade level and they are making new friends, running, drawing, singing and becoming more familiar with books and information in the library and online. As the mornings become cooler, our students will be coming to school in sweaters or light jackets. By the afternoon, they may no longer need that extra clothing. As a result, lost and found will most likely expand. Let me take this opportunity to remind you to be sure that your child’s name is written inside his/her clothing. This will make finding lost items much easier!

Halloween is quickly approaching. If you are planning to attend the PTA sponsored Spooktacular, but have not signed up yet, you may want to do so soon. The 6:30 p.m. session has already sold out and the 5:30 p.m. session is quickly filling up. Remember you cannot buy tickets at the door. Costumes are welcomed, but masks, weapons and/or replicas are not permitted. Also, please encourage your children to wear orange and/or black on Halloween, Monday, October 31st.

We have just completed our Fire Safety classes with Fireman Tom and his team. Our fifth grade students practiced exiting a smoke filled room. Our K-4 students met with the team and learned important details about fire safety and what to do in case of a fire emergency. Consider asking your children what they have learned about fire safety this week.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the evening on November 9th and 17th as well as the afternoon of November 15th. The Parent Portal is open for you to sign up for those conferences. Additionally, please remember that all three days, November 9th, 15th and 17th are half days for elementary students. School is dismissed at 12:15 p.m. Students who are being picked up by a parent or caregiver will be dismissed from the gym beginning at 12:03 p.m.

We are anxiously looking forward to Differences Day at Meadow Pond on Wednesday, November 2nd. 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.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

Red Ribbon Week October 23-28
Halloween Spooktacular (preregistration required) Friday, October 28; 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
Black & Orange Day for Halloween Monday, October 31
Differences Day at Meadow Pond Wednesday, November 2
Superintendent’s Conference Day (no students) Tuesday, November 8
Parent Teacher Conferences (12:15 dismissal) Wednesday, November 9; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Veterans Day (school closed) Friday, November 11
Parent Teacher Conferences (12:15 dismissal) Tuesday, November 15; 1:00-3:45 p.m.
Parent Teacher Conferences (12:15 dismissal) Thursday, November 17; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, November 24-25

Carolann Castellano and Dawn Pomeroy


Upcoming Events **Click the calendar icon to the right for monthly view

  • Meadow Pond Elem School

    10am Pre-K Panel at MPES

    Elem Events
  • Board of Education Meeting

    7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session 7:30 p.m. - Public Session John Jay High School, Library
    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • MPES Halloween Spooktacular

    MPES Events
  • MPES Differences Day

    MPES Events
  • Parent Portal Opens for Elem Progress Reports

    Elem Events
  • Supt. Conference Day - No School

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • Elem School Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)

    Elem Events
  • Veterans' Day - No School

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • MPES Book Fair Starts

    MPES Events
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (afternoon/evening)

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
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School Info

Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Road
South Salem, NY 10590


Mrs. Carolann Castellano

Assistant Principal:
Mrs. Dawn Pomeroy



To report an absent student, please call the attendance office at (914) 763-7950. 

Remember to send a note upon your child's return to school.

What's Happening at Meadow Pond

District Announcements

  • Superintendent's Coffee

    Please click below to view an invitation from Superintendent Andrew Selesnick

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • KLSD Pre-K Panel Discussion @ Meadow Pond Elementary School

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Ready for Full Day Kindergarten

    This annual panel discussion is for KLSD pre-school and incoming kindergarten parents. Meet and hear from KLSD faculty and administrators, as well as Louise Cameron and Gail Porter, Northern Westchester pre-school directors.

     DATE: October 26, 2016

    Time: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

    Location: Meadow Pond Elementary School Cafeteria

    RSVP: Doreen Positano, Secretary to the Principal, Carolann Castellano

    or 914-763-7902

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • Special Services Transition

    As you know, we are experiencing a transition in our Special Services leadership and are fortunate to be welcoming David Feller as Interim Director of Special Services. Mr. Feller most recently served as the Superintendent of Schools in the North Merrick School District for the last 15 years. Prior to that, he was a district-wide administrator for special services in the East Williston School District for 14 years. He has his master's degree in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He began his career as a special education teacher. Mr. Feller will begin working in the District on October 17.

    Until his arrival, if you have a student related need, we ask that you contact the appropriate Special Education Supervisor, either Cindy Greenberg ( or Catherine McNulty (, depending on your child's grade level.

    If you have a question or concern that you don't think is related to your child's particular needs, or if you simply aren't sure who to contact, please reach out to Sue Fowler,, 914-763-7010.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • District Offices Have Moved

    Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • Driver's Ed Information

    Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District

Fifth Grade Ambassadors Video

Fifth-Grade Ambassadors Video