Mill Pond Newsletter

September 8, 2019

Monthly Key Value

Each month here at Mill Pond we celebrate a new Monthly Key Value. Together they create a framework we use for addressing essential concepts in character development. It spotlights monthly values fundamental to building strong, positive character. We talk about them in our morning meeting, through a letter from the administration, within our curriculum, and here in our Newletter. This month's Key Value is Respect. Next week, we will post a portion of our letter, and each week will include a quote.
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Breakfast Program At Mill Pond

In the near future, Mill Pond will be offering a bagged breakfast available for purchase to our students. Please take a minute and help us gather some data about interest in this program by completing this two-question survey. More information will be coming soon.

This Week's Contents

1. Breakfast At Mill Pond

2. On the Farm

3. Picture Day

4. First Day Forms

5. Ipad Information

6. MPPG Information

7. MYBA Update

6th Grade on the Farm!

Here are the Updates:

Picture Day:

Picture Day will be on September 25th. More information will be coming soon!


First Day Forms:

Just another reminder if you have not done these:


We need all parents/guardians to log into the Powerschool Parent Portal and complete our “First Day Forms”. Please follow the directions on this link to complete them. Thank you for doing this as soon as possible.


Ipad Information -

All students at Mill Pond get to use their own school-issued iPad. Our 4th graders leave them at school, and our 5th and 6th graders bring them back and forth between school and home. We provide our students with a great deal of guidance around appropriate use and care. In the First Day Forms, you should have read about the guidelines we set for students around the iPad.

5th and 6th-grade teams will be determining when iPads will start to travel home with students. However, if the sign-off, in the First Day Forms, is not complete the student will not be able to take the iPad home. More communication around the date students will be bringing home will come from your child's teachers.


Mill Pond Parent Group (MPPG) Information:

We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful and supportive parent group supporting our school. Please help support them in any way. Here is some information from them:


Our first MPPG meeting is Thursday, Sept. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Room at Mill Pond. We will be voting in the 2019-2020 executive board, talking about our mission and upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, getting feedback on future meeting days/times, and hearing an update from Peter. Please come and join, everyone is invited!


There are some flyers attached to the end of this Newsletter with more information, please take a look!


WYBA

Please click here for updated information about Westborough Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) upcoming tryouts for you 4th -8th grader.

Digging In!

Reaping the reward!

Thank you and Take Care!