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January 29, 2018
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
January has certainly been an interesting month for weather. We returned to school on the second of the month, but last Friday was the end of the first full week of school so far this year. Our students are certainly resilient and they have quickly settled into the routines and work that will help them to advance their learning.
At the Principal’s Coffee on Thursday, January 11th, there was conversation about students and teachers working with Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Staff Developers, the second year of the implementation of enVisionmath2.0, continuing work with STC science units, social studies inquiries and STREAM experiences on each grade level, and the Artist-in-Residence Mosaic Project that was announced at the Fiftieth Birthday Celebration. If you were not able to join us this time, perhaps you may consider coming to our next Coffee on March 7th at 9:00 a.m., immediately followed by the PTA meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Code of Conduct:
You should already have received a notice regarding the updates to the District Code of Conduct. Please remember to take time to review and sign it along with your child (children). The updates address vaping and related issues. Although you may think that these updates seem to apply more to middle school and high school, it is not too early to make connections with your children and discuss these issues. It is very important that you formally acknowledge these changes through the portal.
I would like to remind you of aspects of our District Wellness Policy that specifically affect our elementary students. When we recognize birthdays at the elementary level, we ask that if you are thinking of sending in cupcakes or other snacks, please consider healthy options. A small cupcake or muffin or a fruit kabob can certainly be a celebratory snack to be enjoyed by all.
I am very happy to inform you that we have a new greeter at Meadow Pond. His name is Ronnie Quirindongo. Please join me in making him feel welcome to our school community.
Weather Reserve Days:
At this time, we have used all four of our snow days. Please be sure to mark your calendars as school will be in session for all our Weather Reserve Days: 2/16, 3/29, 5/25 and 5/29.
At this time, I would also like to share some upcoming events with you so that you can update your calendar as needed:
Tuesday, February 6th Band Concert 7:00 p.m. (Chorus is canceled)
Wednesday, February 7th Family Service Night 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13th Strings Concert 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 19th Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, February 20th Superintendent’s Conference Day
Wednesday, February 21st Schoolwide Pajama Day
Thursday, February 22nd KLSD Budget Overview 7:30 p.m.
Saturday February 24th KLSD Budget Roll-out 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 1st Kindergarten Orientation 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7th Principal’s Coffee & PTA Meeting 9:00 a.m.
If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Carolann Castellano Dawn Pomeroy
Principal Assistant Principal