A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
Dear Mt. Marion Families,
Kindergarten registration is being held at our school on February 28th, March 1st and 2nd. Please come in between the hours of 9:30 -11:15 or 12:00 - 2:00 on those days to register your child. It is very important that you try to register during this time so we can get an accurate number of students who will be attending Mt. Marion in the fall. If you cannot make it in on one of these days, or if you have any questions, please contact the school. We are excited to know who our new students will be!
LET THE FORCE AWAKEN WITH IN YOU. READ! We had a very successful PARP program with a lot of exciting events and activities. Let’s work together to keep the momentum going and have our students read as much as possible in school and at home. Thank you to our PARP chair people, Mrs. DeWitt and Mrs. Myers, the PTA, and our staff for putting together a wonderful program that will conclude with our Read Across America Reading Extravaganza on Friday, March 10th.
Mrs. Manfrates, our Librarian, reports that 109 students met the challenge of the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. This surpasses the number of students who met the challenge last year. The program encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who completed six hours of recreational reading earned a free ticket to Six Flags! It was another great way to motivate students to read.
Our “Build~A~Book Night” is being held tonight, Tuesday, February 28th. The night looks to be a huge success with more than 90 families expecting to participate. As usual, the event will be a lot of fun. We expect our cafeteria to be packed with young authors and illustrators working hard to publish their books. We will raffle books as well as some t-shirts and other prizes. Thank you to all of the staff that planned the event and the PTA for providing snacks. We look forward to creating our books.
A great big “thank you” to Steve Wehr, our engineer who came to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world during Engineers Week. Students in our 5th and 6th grades participated in activities that brought engineering to life!
Our students do a lot to help others. During the month of February, they jumped, hopped, and skipped while learning about healthy hearts. The students raised $2,000.00 for the American Heart Association!! Thank you to all of the staff and parents that assisted in this event.
Meanwhile, our Student Government raised over $750.00 with their “Hearts for Haiti” fundraiser for our friends in Haiti. 100% of the money raised will go directly to pay for restavek children (slave children) to go to school in Haiti. Your support is greatly appreciated. WAY TO GO MT. MARION!!
Just a friendly reminder that identification is needed to enter the building. Please bring a NYS driver’s license or some other form of government issued identification with you each time you want to enter the school. In an effort to keep our students safe, we appreciate your continued cooperation.
Last, but not least, please remember that the students have no school March 16th for Superintendent’s Conference Day.
Carole A. Kelder