Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, NY 10590
Ms. Carolann Castellano
Summer Reading and Math Activities
Dear Katonah-Lewisboro Families,
We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the summer. Attached please
find information related to summer reading and math activities as we are
recommending that our students take time to keep their skills sharp.
Please consider completing the reading log and math calendar with your
child and have them return it to his or her classroom teacher in
We look forward to welcoming our students back to school in September. Enjoy the summer!
The Elementary Principals
June 25, 2015
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
As we look forward to the final day of school, I would like to take a minute to extend a very special thank you to all our parents, teachers and staff who worked collaboratively all through the year to support our students and help them to “Be Their Best.”
This week has been a very exciting one for all of our students. On Monday, at Field Day our students enjoyed running and playing together in a variety of games. Then on Tuesday, all our Fifth Grade students played four sessions of challenging volleyball against faculty and staff members. All were motivated to do their best by a sea of cheering Meadow Pond students. Today, in our Moving-Up Ceremony, which was attended by parents, grandparents and siblings, we recognized our fifth graders and wished them well as they complete their elementary experience and embark on a new journey in middle school. Tomorrow at our final Town Meeting, we will pass the banners from one grade level to another as each class is “moved up” to the next grade level.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, June 26th, school will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. with a bit of fanfare and fun. As is our tradition, our kindergarten through fourth grade students will line the hallways to clap and cheer as our fifth graders exit the building for the last time. Our students will walk or dance to music through a continuous stream of bubbles as they exit the school. We would appreciate the support of parents as we encourage our students to be respectful of one another, of school property and of the environment. Just a reminder, streamers, toilet tissue, silly string, etc. will not be permitted. Students who are being picked up or who attend CCC will be allowed to ride the buses as they circle the parking lot and then return to their parking spaces so that those who are not riding the bus home can safely exit. The buses will then exit the lot for the final time for this school year. This sustainable celebration demonstrates respect for our school property and for the environment while incorporating some fun for all our students.
Beginning tomorrow at 3:45 p.m., the Infinite Campus Parent Portal may be accessed to review your child’s progress report for the last trimester. In addition, special area progress reports will also be posted.
Please make reading a part of your summer with your children. The district elementary library media specialists worked together to create summer reading lists for our K-5 students. The selected text recommendations reflect the Common Core ELA Standards. Additionally, make mathematics practice a part of your summer with your children. Please visit our school website for specific suggestions and information about how to help keep skills sharp over the summer break.
I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and safe summer with your children and families.
Springtime has arrived!
Here are a few Health Office reminders to keep healthy and safe:
Carefully checking your children for TICKS should be part of your healthcare routine. Look closely, they are tiny!
LICE can be transferred child to child when sharing caps, helmets and hair accessories. Please remind children not to share and check your children often.
Apply SUNSCREEN before leaving home each morning. Wear a cap or visor to protect from the sun.
Good HYDRATION is an important part of staying healthy. Drink water prior to and during vigorous activities.
Wear proper footwear for recess. Bring sneakers for recess so kids can run and play safely.
Play safe and stay healthy!
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Click here for Step-by-Step Directions
Please note that making a reservation is a two-step process.
-First, you must choose your child's teacher and fill out the required information including your email address.
-Second, you must check your email Inbox for an email from
@ptcfast.com. When you click on the link inside that email, you will be
taken directly to the teacher's conference schedule to choose a
conference date and time. If you do not receive this email within 5
minutes, check your Spam folder.
Note: if you have a Hotmail.com email address, Hotmail users have
reported the return email gets blocked as spam. Therefore, it would be
better for you to enter a non-Hotmail email address. If, however, you
only have a Hotmail email address, then add the following email address
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, to your Hotmail address book to lessen the chance of the return email being blocked.
Only one parent in each household should make a parent teacher conference reservation.
Click here to be taken to Parent Teacher Conference online reservation site.
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