October 2022 News
We have had a marvelous start to our school year and students are adjusting well to daily routines. Mayo Mallards are respectful, responsible and ready to learn on a daily basis. I am so proud of the exemplary Mallard behavior I see throughout our school building!
As fall approaches, the weather is becoming cooler. Please be sure to dress your student(s) appropriately for school. Sneakers are always a safe option for footwear and raincoats with hoods are easier to navigate than an umbrella. Recess is more enjoyable when students have a hat and gloves in the cold weather. Please be sure to label everything with your child's name so we can return it to them if items are misplaced.
AACPS will continue to use the Parent Portal as a means for keeping parents informed of their child's grades and progress in school. If you need assistance with a Parent Portal account, contact Ms. DuFour in the office firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is much news to share from our school community, so please take a moment to review the information below. Happy Fall!
Principal, Mayo Elementary
On Monday, October 31st, students may wear their costumes to school, given the following guidelines:
- Students should be able to navigate the school day with ease. For example, if glass slippers are part of the costume, please send your child to school in tennis shoes instead.
- Costume masks may not be worn to and from school or in the classroom. If the costume mask is part of the costume, your student may wear it for the parade.
- All costume props must be safe and align with the Code of Student Conduct. No swords/guns/knives, etc. should come to school, even if they are a costume prop.
- Teachers will not be able to dress students.
Once the parade has concluded, students will participate in a party in their classroom; additional information will follow from the classroom teacher/room parent. If your child will not participate in the Halloween festivities, please notify the child's teacher.
Mayo Fall Book Fair October 17-21
Parent Teacher Conferences
If you are not scheduled for an October conference, there are additional conference days in the AACPS calendar for November 21 & 22 and March 2 & 3. Families will have the option to conference in-person, via Google Meet, or phone.
Harvest for the Hungry
October 3-31, our school will be participating in Harvest for the Hungry. By partnering with the Anne Arundel County Foodbank, AACPS works to donate funds that support the Backpack Buddies program. This program helps to put food into the hands of students and families who need it most. We are collecting both non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations. This link will take you to the site to make a monetary donation in the name of Mayo Elementary. Food items can be brought into school and placed in the food boxes by the front door!
On Friday, November 11th, Mayo Elementary will celebrate Veterans Day honoring all our Veterans, but especially our families here at Mayo. All Mayo students will be participating in the program during our school-wide assembly, beginning at 8:30am.
During our program we would like to honor any Veteran or Military member from our Mayo families. We would like to recognize them in a slide show during our program. If you already sent your family Veterans pictures and information, there is no need to send it again. However, if you are NEW to Mayo and if you or a family member are interested, please email Mrs. Brewer their name, a picture in uniform, and job title. Also, please include a sentence or two explaining previous employments, deployments, assignments, or anything regarding their service that seems pertinent.
We look forward to celebrating our heroes on Veterans Day. Please send your information to email@example.com by Tuesday, November 1st so we have plenty of time to put our program together. Any Veterans or active military who would like to attend the program, please complete this form for PRE-REGISTRATION by Friday, November 4th. We are excited to honor our Veterans on November 11th!
At Mayo we like to celebrate and learn about different heritages and traditions. September 15-October 15 we are highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month. The National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of culture and origin of Latinos and Hispanic Americans in the United States. The celebration coincides with national independence days of several Latin American countries including Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile and Belize. Hispanic Heritage Month is unique as it doesn't start and end within the same month. Instead, it starts on September 15 to honor the independence days of several Latin American countries and ends on October 15.
Mark your calendar for upcoming important dates
October 3: Harvest for the Hungry campaign begins
October 5: Schools Closed for Yom Kippur
October 11: Neo Pizza Day
October 17-21: Mayo Book Fair
October 18: PTO General Membership Meeting
October 19: 2-hour early dismissal for Teacher PD. Project Unity Day, wear orange
October 20: 2-hour early dismissal. Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 31: Halloween Parade
November 3,4: 2-hour early dismissal - End of 1st MP
November 8: Schools Closed for Election Day
November 11: Veterans Day
November 17: PTO Paint Night with Mrs. Denney - Save the Date!
November 21,22: Schools Closed for students. Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 23-25: Schools Closed - Thanksgiving holiday
STUDENT SPIRIT DAYS ~
October 6: National Mad Hatter Day - Wear a silly hat
October 19: Unity Day - Wear Orange
October 31: Show off your costume
November 4: Mayo Spirit Wear
November 11: Veterans Day - Wear Red, White & Blue
November 14: World Diabetes Day - Wear Blue
November 18: Fall Fun Friday - Wear your BEST FALL colors and gear
News from the Edgewater Public Library
Saturday, October 1, 10:30-11:30am: Music and Movement Story Time (Registration Required)
Bring your preschoolers to a special movin' and groovin' story time!
Wednesday, October 5, 2-4pm: Coco Family Watch Party
Go un poco loco! Bring the whole family and join us to watch Disney Pixar's Coco. Crafts and snacks will be provided.
Thursday, October 20, 5:30-6:30pm: Family STEM Night (Registration required)
Elementary aged kids and their families are invited to do some hands-on activities all about food science!
Saturday, October 22, 10am-12pm: Paws to Read (Registration required)
An opportunity for your child to spend 15 minutes reading one-on-one with a doggy friend who loves to listen! Call the library at 410-222-1538 for available time slots.
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30-7pm: Family Trivia Night (VIRTUAL)
The whole family is invited to play virtual trivia using Kahoot! Register to receive Zoom link.
New from our Anne Arundel County Police Partners
Family Movie Night
Fun community events hosted by AACPD
Join us for both events!
35 Stepneys Lane
"Trunk or Treat!"
10/29 @ 4:00pm