Dear Parents and Guardians,

Have you seen the weather forecast for this week?!  Sunny every day and climbing temps to 86 degrees by Friday.  Teachers will be taking advantage of outdoor learning and extra recess opportunities.  Think about applying sunscreen in the morning (or sending it in a backpack if the child can apply it themselves) and packing a hat if your child is sun sensitive.

For all Parents and Community (but especially for the 4th grade parents): Our presentation of the 4th grade musical, The Lion King, will be 2:00 this Friday, May 13th in the MES gym, followed by a little cast party for the 4th graders. Parents and community are invited to attend the performance – masks are optional.  Then at 3:00 dismissal, all 4th graders and their parents are invited to walk over to PAML for the 5th grade Open House. 

Matt Young’s invitation to PAML 5th Grade Open House: My name is Matt Young.  I am the Principal at Peoples Academy Middle Level.  I am so excited to invite all of our rising 5th grade students and families to begin their transition to Middle School at 3:00 on Friday May 13th in the PAML cafeteria.  Please use the front entrance when you arrive.  Our office staff will direct everyone to the cafeteria. This event will be casual and informal.  You will meet some important people in a PAML 5th grader’s life, learn some things about our school, and go on a very short tour.  We will wrap up no later than 4:00.  Please get in touch with the PAML office with any questions.  We are looking forward to meeting everyone. 

Parent Informational Night: On May 5th, I hosted a parent night for the purpose of explaining how our Federal Title 1 grant funds are used and to elicit parent suggestions for school improvements and increased family engagement. We received some exciting ideas from parents who attended.  Look through the slides and send your feedback or ideas to me.

Parent Informational Meeting presentation slides
P.U.P.S. (People United in Promoting School Spirit), our parent & caregiver organization, is operational again, can hold events to bring the MES community together, and has a budget! Contact me for more information, join the group, and get started planning fun events for our families.

More about Family Engagement: Ryan Heraty, Superintendent, has sent out a family engagement survey.  Please use this  LINK to participate in this quick survey.

May 13, 8:05 – Whole School Community Meeting, Parents Welcome
May 13, 2:00 – 4th grade Lion King Performance, parents and community welcome
May 13, 3:00 – PAML 5th grade Open House for 4th graders and their parents
May 13 – Claussens Fundraiser Orders due
May 27 – 10:00 – Memorial Day Observance at the Peoples Academy Bandshell
May 30 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
June 3 – Whole School Community Meeting, Parents Welcome
June 6 – Field Days (Volunteers needed)
June 7 – Color Run
June 9 – Last Day for Kindergarten Classes
June 10 & 13 – Kindergarten Screening
June 14 – Last Day, Noon Dismissal after lunch

Community Resources:
Baby Chat: Playgroup for babies and their parents/caregivers

  • 1st Thursday of each month: 10-11:30. Lanpher Library, Hyde Park.
  • 2nd Saturday of each month: 10-11:30. Lamoille Family Center, Cady Falls Road, Morrisville.

Breastfeeding group: Social time and parent support.  Church of the Nazarene, Johnson.

  • 3rd Wednesday of each month: 11-1.
  • 4th Tuesday of each month: 10-11:30.

Lamoille Family Center. 802-888-5229.

MOM (Meeting Other Moms) Group

  • Every Tuesday, May 24-June 28
  • 1:30-2:30 via Zoom
  • 802-782-0978 or

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program with Katie Black: free hands-on nutrition education for families with children and pregnant women. Save money by shopping smarter; make easy, delicious, and nutritious low-cost meals; learn new cooking skills.

  • Capstone Community Action. 250 Industrial Park, Morristown.
  • Mondays 8-9:30AM and 1:00-2:30PM
  • 802-888-7993

Kate Torrey, MES Principal

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