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 MPESElem Events
Board of Education Meeting7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session 7:30 p.m. - Public Session John Jay High School, LibraryKatonah - Lewisboro School District
MPES Halloween SpooktacularMPES Events
MPES Differences DayMPES Events
Parent Portal Opens for Elem Progress ReportsElem Events
Supt. Conference Day - No SchoolKatonah - Lewisboro School District
Elem School Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)Elem Events
Veterans' Day - No SchoolKatonah - Lewisboro School District
MPES Book Fair StartsMPES Events
Parent/Teacher Conferences (afternoon/evening)Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Road
South Salem, NY 10590
Mrs. Carolann Castellano
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
Please click below to view an invitation from Superintendent Andrew SelesnickKatonah - 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 914-763-7902Katonah - 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 (email@example.com) or Catherine McNulty (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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, email@example.com, 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