June 25, 2018
It's almost time to celebrate our end of the school year! The students have worked very hard and the teachers and I are SO PROUD of everyone's growth this year. Learning does not happen solely inside the school building. Please use this summer as an opportunity to relax, renew and keep learning! Take a look at our Summer Dreambox Challenge and set aside a time each day to keep your math skills sharp. Summer reading information can be found HERE . I encourage all families to continue to read as a family enjoying and discussing different books. Let's use the #mvsreads to tweet out family reading all summer long!
As the year ends and we begin to organize for our new school year, there are staff changes ahead. We will be saying good-bye to Mrs. Kurdes, in First Grade, Mrs. Higgins, our Reading Coach, Mrs. Cassidy, our Math Coach, Ms. Burlew, ICR/ RC teacher and Mrs. Richardson, our school SBSS. Although we are saying good-bye, other district schools are saying HELLO!. Mrs. Kurdes will be teaching at Fairview School, Mrs. Higgins at Leonardo School, Ms. Burlew at Bayview School, Mrs. Richardson at New Monmouth School, and Mrs. Cassidy will be at home with her newborn. In addition, Mrs. Lehotay, our ESL teacher, and Mrs. Dzugan, our ICR/RC teacher, are retiring. All of these staff members have played a huge part in our lives and will be sorely missed. However, as I always say, Once a Griffin, Always a Griffin! We wish our staff moving to other schools, a very successful transition, and to our retiring teachers, all the best life ahead holds for you!
Whew...that was a lot to write about, but we are not done yet. Within our school we have teacher assignment changes. Mrs. Krumbine will be teaching 3rd grade, Mrs. Sultan will be teaching 1st grade and Mrs. Pastore will be an ICR/RC teacher next year.
Please keep in touch this summer via Twitter @MVS_Principal, or send us a postcard from your vacation spot. Be sure to check this school website in August for updates for the start of the 2018-19 school year. It is important that you are aware of days school is in session when planning vacations for the 2018-19 school year.
Have a GREAT SUMMER!
Don't count the days...make the days count!
Check out my Twitter feed @MVS_Principal to see what we are feeling thankful for today. During the fall/winter holiday season we are so aware of being appreciative and expressing our gratitude. What if we kept that same feeling going all year long? With that thought in mind, each week on Thursdays, we've created a new Twitter hashtag to show our gratitude weekly. Please join us by including the hashtag #mvsthankfulThurs on your tweets. Every Thursday, grab a whiteboard or a piece of paper to write your thanks and hold it up for a picture, selfie or video. Be sure to include @MVS_Principal as well as #mvsthankfulThurs in your tweet.
All children residing within Middletown Township, who will be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2018 are eligible for enrollment in the District for the 2018-19 school year. Kindergarten registration is done online. For additional information, please visit the District website at www. Middletownk12.org.
As referenced at Back to School Night, our Standard Based Report Cards (SBRC) were revised to better meet the needs of our community, and become a valuable home-school connection tool. Please take a look at the letter in this week's virtual backpack, as well as viewing the Report Cards and Rubrics posted to the district website under the Parents tab. There's a Q & A sheet posted as well that provides background information on SBRC, as well as identifying the revisions made.
Students are to be in their classrooms ready to the start the day at 8:55am. If you child is going to be absent from school, please be sure to call in his/her absence prior to the start of the school day. You can leave a message on the school's voicemail, following the prompts to the absence line, 24 hours a day. When your child returns to school, please send in a note with the reason for the absence. All notes into school are to include your child's first and last name, classroom teacher's name, message and your signature. Please remember that school attendance is critical for learning growth.