Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, NY 10590
Ms. Carolann Castellano
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Meadow Pond ABC Presentation
May 23, 2014
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
As we approach the final weeks of school, I would like to share important dates, information and some of our upcoming activities. Recently, your child’s interim report was posted on the parent portal. The interim report is a general summary of your child’s progress in school. As a district, we send home two academic interim reports a school year. You will notice that only columns listed as Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 are completed. The most recent information about your child’s progress is reflected in the Trimester 3 column.
At this time, we are in the midst of administering reading, writing, and math benchmarks to measure student growth. Benchmarking occurs in the fall, winter and spring. This is part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) mandate as per New York State. This data informs us about student progress and helps us make decisions about our instructional delivery and students’ academic needs.
As part of our preparations for the upcoming transition to three elementary schools, we joined with the Meadow Pond PTA and recently hosted a playground playdate for families and a parent orientation and tours for future Meadow Pond parents.
Formal district-wide student transition activities will begin in June. The activities were planned by the Student Transition Committee which consisted of parents, teachers and administrators. Each grade level at each elementary school will have the same activities occurring on the same day. Due to the half day kindergarten program, their activities are organized a little differently and span two days. The activities vary depending on the age of students as we considered what was developmentally appropriate and connected to their current school experience. Meadow Pond students will welcome Lewisboro students in the afternoon of the dates listed below. The one hour and fifteen minute schedule at each building may include orientation and classroom activities, a tour and a read aloud. The dates for each grade level are listed below:
June 3 - Grade 4
June 6 - Grade 3
June 9 - Grade 2
June 12 - Grade 1
June 19 - Kindergarten
Earlier this month, as part of their transition to middle school, our fifth grade students participated in an orientation and tour of the John Jay Middle School. The students enjoyed their visit and are looking forward to special activities planned for them during their remaining time at Meadow Pond.
On Tuesday, May 27, Meadow Pond, along with the other elementary schools, has a special assembly planned to share information about transition activities and to show a mascot video titled We Are One created by Parent Council members and high school students. The video shows the four elementary school mascots, Eddie the Eagle (IMES) Max the Moose (MPES), LES the Leopard (LES), and Buddy the Bulldog (KES) making friends and helping each other on the bus, playground, and at other school locations. The intent of the video is to show that KLSD is one school community working together. On that day, each student will be given a “We are KLSD” magnet courtesy of the PTA.
Below are some additional dates of events and holidays in the coming weeks.
| Monday, May 26
|| Memorial Day Holiday
| Tuesday, May 27
|| Mascot Video Assembly
| Friday, May 30
|| Garden Party
| Monday, June 2
| Grade 4 Science Written Test
Grade 5 Clearwater Trip
Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
| Tuesday, June 3
| PTA Dinner
| Wednesday, June 4
|| Chorus and Recorder Concert 7:00
| Thursday, June 5
| Grade 5 Picnic for all four elementary schools
| Friday, June 6
| Grade 5 Picnic (rain date)
| Tuesday, June 10
|| Joint IMES/MPES Strings Concert at JJMS 7:00 PM
| Wednesday, June 11
|| Grade 1 Authors’ Night
| Friday, June 20
|| Field Day- KAM and KPM attend -dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
| Monday, June 23
|| Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. KAM attends
| Tuesday, June 24
|| Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. KPM attends
| Wednesday, June 25
| Volleyball Game and Moving Up Ceremony for 5th Grade
Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. KAM attends
| Thursday, June 26
|| Dismissal at 10:45 a.m. KAM and KPM attend
Not all grade level events and field trips are listed above. Classroom teachers will continue to communicate special events for a particular grade/class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
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