CHIRPS Chatter

May 6, 2022

Important Dates to Remember

  • May 2nd-May 6th: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2nd SBAC Window Begins (State testing for Grades 3-5)
  • May 9th: Volunteer Recognition @ Board Meeting 6:30pm @ PHS Media Center
  • May 11th: Wacky Tacky Wednesday
  • May 12th (during the Day) Reading Reward for Readathon!
  • May 16th: Early Dismissal 1pm Professional Development
  • May 19th: Band and Orchestra Concert @ 2pm
  • May 20th: Cricket Pride Day
  • May 26th: Grade 4 Concert @ 2pm (rain date 27th)
  • May 26th: Quassy Night!
  • May 27th: Patriotic Day
  • May 30th: No School Memorial Day
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Last Call!


Dear Parents:

As we approach the end of the school year, one of our most important responsibilities is to place our children in new classes for next year. Our staff will review the educational needs of every child in order to provide the best instructional placement for all children. It is a complicated process that we take very seriously.

Although teachers and other staff have closely observed your child in the classroom environment, this is your opportunity to share information from a parent’s perspective. If you have information that you would like to share with us as we go through the placement process, please email Mrs. Pellicone,, or send in a letter ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022.

Here are some important guidelines:

 This letter is optional. Our staff will look at each child’s individual needs

whether or not you submit a letter.

 This is not a request for a specific teacher, nor is it a request for your child to be placed with specific friend groups.

 Please do not call staff about progress in the placement process or seek information about placements prior to the letters being sent out before the next school year.

Final placement rests with the administration and staff and is based upon many variables. However, if you would like to contribute input to the placement process, it is important to take advantage of this opportunity.


Heather Pellicone


Last Call!

Teacher and Para of the Year Nominations!

Put in your Nominations for an amazing MES staff member!

Region 15 Schools and the Teacher and Paraeducator of the Year committees ask that you take a few minutes to submit nominations for the 2022-23 Pomperaug Regional School District Teacher of the Year and/or the 2022-23 Pomperaug Regional School District Paraeducator of the Year!

The Teacher and Paraeducator of the Year awards recognize excellence for all Teachers and Paraeducators through the selection of an outstanding representative Teacher and outstanding representative Paraeducator in our school district.

To submit a nomination, complete the 2022-23 Teacher / Paraeducator Nomination Form. Please submit your nomination(s) no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Information about the recognitions, including guidelines for nominations, can be found here.

Thank you,

Jennifer Bourque and Stacey Zwick, Teacher of the Year Co-Chairs

Donald Rapuano, Paraeducator of the Year Chairperson

Jessica Clark and Benay Woodford

Volunteers, Join us at the region 15 volunteer reception!

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Spring Pictures

Tuesday, March 17th

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Thank you MES Community!!

This year we raised $500 as a school community for the Becky Chaplinski Scholarship Fund! Thank you all for your generosity!

An Opportunity Through S.M.A.R.T

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Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Please register your child for Kindergarten as soon as possible if they are age eligible. This helps us determine accurate numbers for next year.

Thank you!!

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Counseling Corner

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Check out Miss Rinaldi's April Bitmoji Classroom!

Middlebury and Southbury E&I Committee is Looking for Your Feedback!

Stem Camp is Back!

S.T.E.M Camp is back for 2022 for more fun and excitement. After tremendous success in 2021, Region 15 and the Naugatuck Public school have again partnered with Camp Mattatuck to offer S.T.E.M Camp. Each day participants entering grades 3rd - 8th will be exposed to Science Technology Engineering and Math experiences in a nature-based outdoor program with traditional camp activities. The day begins at 8:00 am camper drop off at the busing locations (PHS or NHS) and ends at 4:30 when the buses depart Camp Mattatuck. Each session will last two weeks with a cost of $600 for the two-week session.
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MES is on Instagram! Please follow us


We will be posting plenty of pictures for you to stay "in the know!"

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