Meadow Pond Elementary School

185 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, NY 10590

Ms. Carolann Castellano

Assistant Principal:
Dawn Pomeroy





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!

Front of the Class Charitable Book Drive

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Kindergarten Orientation Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Principal's Letter

March 25, 2015

Dear Meadow Pond Families,

On March 6, you received a letter from our team explaining some of the issues around bullying and inviting you to attend one of the special presentations. One presentation was held on Friday, March 20th at a PTA meeting during the day, and another was held on Monday, March 23rd, during an evening meeting in the Meadow Pond Library.

Thank you to all those who attended those meetings and shared their ideas, their questions and their concerns. For your information, the slides from the presentation are attached and will soon be posted on the school website. Additionally, the two videos that were shown at the meetings can be accessed by using the links below:

Football team helps a bullied child who has special needs:

A child with special needs, who has been excluded, is befriended by one girl and others follow:

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Meadow Pond Team for their work on this presentation, and also to recognize our PTA leadership for their support. Thank you very much to our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Dawn Pomeroy, our School Social Worker, Mrs. Barbara Milone and our School Psychologist, Dr. Lara Monasch for sharing important information and for opening a dialogue about this important issue. The strategies they shared are supportive of the families of the bully, the target and/or the bystander. These problems are best solved by all of us working together to support all our students.

Our team will be continuing to work in a proactive and positive manner to address these issues with our students.


Carolann Castellano


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Calendar Adjustments

As you know, this has been a particularly challenging winter season as it relates to school cancellations and delays.

Please be assured that all decisions have been made with student safety first and foremost in mind.

As of today, the Katonah-Lewisboro District has used six (6) snow days and our calendar only allowed for four (4) weather reserve days. Consequently, we are now re-instating February 18th and February 19th as student session days, with February 20th remaining as a teacher conference day.

I know that the reinstatement of school days during this week in February may cause inconvenience for some families, but this was indicated on the calendar approved last spring. Also, be aware, that should we have to cancel another day between now and February 13th, we will have to reinstate February 17th as a student session day.

John A. Goetz
Interim Superintendent of Schools


Elementary Parent Math Workshops

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Parent Teacher Conferences:

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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  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 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 <>, 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.

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2014 Kindergarten Readiness Flyer

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Meadow Pond Elementary School Welcome Back Information

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School Supplies 2014-2015

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Meadow Pond ABC Presentation

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DAPC Winter Workshop Series 2014

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FamU Keynote Flyer

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Math Curriculum

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Typing Pal Online

IXL Math