January 13, 2020
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
Happy New Year! We hope that you all enjoyed the break with family and friends. Our students quickly settled back into their school routine when they returned on January 6th. We have already begun our January benchmarking which helps us to determine how best to support our students’ growth.
Calendar for 2020-2021:
At the most recent Board of Education meeting, the school calendar for 2020-2021 was officially adopted. Please see the District website for the calendar so that you can plan accordingly.
This year our Compact Team arranged for well-known authors to visit Meadow Pond and work with our students. Earlier in the fall, our Grades 3-5 enjoyed Elise Broach, author of the Superstition Mountain Trilogy and James to the Rescue. In March, we will have Christina Geist, author of Buddy’s Bedtime Battery, for Grades K-2.
Additionally, Compact and the Administration have collaborated to bring Geri Mariano to Meadow Pond for all our students. Geri is a positive role-model and inspirational speaker who emphasizes peoples’ abilities over their disabilities. “My Name is Geri” will be here later in January.
The Character Education Committee has been working on a project that includes all Meadow Pond Staff members in a fun “Getting to Know You” activity to share with students. There will be posters around the building that list two truths and one non-truth along with that staff member’s photo. Over the next few weeks, answers will be revealed on Meadow Pond Live.
Please keep in mind that students who are being dropped off in the morning should use the drop off loop and arrive at 9:10 a.m. Supervision is not available until that time. If you need childcare before 9:10 a.m., consider a friend or neighbor or consider looking into the CCC Program. Your cooperation helps keep all our children safe. Thank you.
At this time, we would like to share some upcoming events with you:
Monday, January 20th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/School Closed
Friday, January 24th Drama Club: Mary Poppins, Jr. 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.
(snow date, Jan.31st)
Tuesday, February 4th Band Concert at MPES 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5th Kindergarten Parent Orientation 7:00 p.m.
(snow date, Feb. 11)
Thursday, February 6th Board of Education JJHS 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12th Wellness Night at MPES 6:30 p.m.
Monday, February 17th Presidents’ Day/School Closed
Tuesday, February 18th Superintendent’s Conference Day (No Students)
Wednesday, February 19th Strings and Chorus Concert 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 27th Board of Education Budget Overview 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 29th Board of Education Budget Roll Out 8:30 a.m.
Friday, March 6th Pasta Night
If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Carolann Castellano Dawn Pomeroy
Principal Assistant Principal