KLSD Learning Cafe: Talking about Diversity
Our next Learning Cafe is on April 2nd at 7:00 pm in the JJMS Dining Room. To learn more about it and to register, click here.
District Office, Conference Room
March 19, 2019
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
As Spring approaches, our students look forward to the transition from frequent indoor recess activities to regular outdoor recess activities on the blacktop, playground and fields. Thanks to the generosity of our PTA, our students have enjoyed using their new Foosball Table, and will be enjoying outdoor volleyball as well.
We are currently in the midst of P.A.R.P. (Pick A Reading Partner), and our students are enjoying reading activities with family members, buddies, and special mystery readers in their classrooms. This Friday, as part of our closing celebration, our students will enjoy a special live performance of children’s stories by the JJHS Drama class.
In addition to the JJHS Drama presentation, our three P.A.R.P. teams will learn which team collectively read the most during this year’s P.A.R.P. and earned a special reward. All the students will be recognized for their strong effort toward reaching their goal. Thank you very much to the P.A.R.P. Committee, but especially to Mrs. Lina Haimelin for her incredible work this year. The Ninja obstacle course bulletin board she created in our main hallway is an inspiration to our students as their reading is recognized and graphed regularly. Thank you also to our parents and staff members who wholeheartedly supported our students’ efforts in reading.
Principal’s Coffee and PTA Meeting:
At our March 12th PTA meeting, which was preceded by a Principal’s Coffee, we shared some of the recent activities that have taken place in our school, including Pasta Night, Band, Chorus and Strings Concerts. We also shared some details about an upcoming visit (which took place later that week, on Friday, March 15th) with Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series and editor of Storyworks Magazine, as well as the upcoming Science Fair. The Superintendent’s decision about the school start times across the District was also discussed. In case you have not heard, in September, the JJMS and JJHS will both begin at 8:10 a.m. The elementary schools will not experience a change this September.
Our Compact Team has made arrangements for an author visit for K-2 with Michael Rex, author of Goodnight Goon and Fangbone. Additionally, our team has arranged for Christopher Nelson, our Director of Technology, to be a part of Wellness Night on April 25th.
We would like to remind you to please park in a designated space when you visit Meadow Pond. The area directly in front of the school is a fire lane. Cars are not allowed to park there. Your cooperation is much appreciated and helps keep everyone safe.
At this time, we would also like to share some important dates:
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2nd & 3rd NYS ELA Assessment Grades 3-5
Tuesday, April 2nd Learning Café JJMS 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4th Board of Education Meeting JJHS 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10th MPES Science Fair 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12th School is Open (Weather Reserve#1)
Monday-Friday, April 15th-19th Spring Break
Monday April 22nd School is Open (Weather Reserve #2)
Tuesday, April 23rd Board of Education Meeting JJHS 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24th Grade 5 Parent Orientation JJMS
Thursday, April 25th MPES Wellness Night
Wednesday & Thursday May 1st & 2nd NYS MATH Assessment Grades 3-5
If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Carolann Castellano Dawn Pomeroy
Principal Assistant Principal