Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, NY 10590
Ms. Carolann Castellano
Kindergarten Orientation Evening- March 1st @ 7:00 pm
(snow date will be March 3rd )
Parents with a child 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2016
are invited to attend our Kindergarten Orientation.
In order to give all adults the opportunity to focus on the information
being shared, we ask that you do not bring children to this event.
Science Fair Videos
Buddy Bench Videos
Meadow Pond is Thankful
January Letter from the Principal
January 5, 2016
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
Happy New Year! Hopefully, you have taken some time to relax and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. I welcome you and your children back to school as we begin 2016. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of important procedures and inform you of some recent activities and upcoming events.
Our students are very pleased that the Ga Ga Pit has been reopened. Additionally, thanks to the generosity of our PTA, we have two new outdoor chess/checker tables for recess. During warmer weather recess periods, the Chess Club instructor will be joining us to teach all our students how to play chess and checkers.
As we experience colder temperatures and inclement weather, please be sure to send your child to school dressed appropriately for outdoor recess. Children will not be permitted to go outside in shorts or with exposed arms when the temperature is below forty degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, jackets, hats and gloves are needed in order to go outside for recess when the temperature is below freezing. In order to play in the snow, boots and snow pants are necessary. When the temperature, including the wind chill, is below twenty degrees Fahrenheit, we have indoor recess.
As a matter of procedure and security, I would like to remind you that we maintain a single point of entry. Each individual seeking admission to the school building is asked by our office staff to state his or her name and the reason for the visit. Please help us to maintain the integrity of this procedure. Do not open the door for others and do not allow others to enter the building along with you.
Over the past few months, our Character Education Anti-Bullying Team has been conducting grade level appropriate Bully Prevention Sessions with our students. During three sessions with each class, students are taught how to be a good friend, how to accept others' differences, as well as specific strategies for differentiating between conflict and bullying, and how to get support from adults when adult intervention is necessary. It is anticipated that the program will be completed within the next two weeks.
As you plan your calendar for the upcoming weeks, please make note of the following dates. Also, please check the website for the latest updates.
|Friday, January 8
|Parent Portal Opens for Interim Reports and
Special Area Progress Reports
|Monday, January 18
|School Closed: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Tuesday, January 19
|7:00 p.m. Special PTA Meeting with Coach Muscara
|Friday, January 29
|Fifth Grade Spectacular (two evening shows)
|Wednesday, February 3
|7:00 p.m. Meadow Pond Band Concert
|Tuesday, February 9
|7:00 p.m. Meadow Pond Strings Concert
|Monday, February 15
|School Closed: Presidents’ Day Weekend
|Tuesday, February 16
|Weather Reserve Day #1
|Thursday, February 18
|7:00 p.m. Meadow Pond Chorus Concert
|Wednesday, February 24
|6:30-8:00 p.m. Meadow Pond Science Fair
|Saturday, February 27
|8:30 a.m. BOE Budget Presentation at JJHS
As always, my door is open to you and your children. If you have any questions, please contact the main office. Thank you.
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.
Pick up Letter from the Principal
Click here for more information
Meadow Pond ABC Presentation
Type To Learn Online Home Access Directions
Typing Pal Online