Mintz Elementary School Newsletter
Teacher of the Year
Grade 1st Teacher Leader
Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator
3rd Grade Teacher Leader
Support Employee of the Year
News from Ms. Moltisanti
Fall means the weather is getting a bit cooler, and the days are getting shorter. For our walkers and bike riders, it means the sun is rising later each morning. If your child is walking or biking to school early each morning, please remind them to be extra careful.
Keeping Children First,
The Scoop from Student Services
Red Ribbon Week is coming up the last week of October. Please see the attached flyer for our dress-up themes for each day of Red Ribbon Week!
Your Student Services Team is:
Bambi Daignault, School Counselor
Andrea Hogue, School Psychologist
Herb Tisdale, School Social Worker
School Advisory Council (SAC)
This year, SAC meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Our SAC Team for 2021 - 2022 is:
Christpopher Casazza - Parent
Janice Claudio - Parent
Reyah Pineda-Ocasion - Parent
Enid Miranda - ESOL Resource Teacher
Jessica Savary - Teacher Representative
Deborah Moltisanti - Principal
Precious Simmons - Assistant Principal
ESOL - English Language Learners
Mintz Media News
Hispanic Heritage Month Bookmark Contest
The Hillsborough Public Library is holding it’s annual Hispanic Bookmark Contest. Students may pick up an application from the media center or you may print one from Family & Community Engagement (FACE) / Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (hillsboroughschools.org) Entries turned into the media center by Friday, October 8 will be entered into the contest by Mrs. Howell. Top school entries will also receive a prize from our media center.
The Book Fair is Coming!
The face to face Scholastic Book Fair is back at Mintz! We will be holding our Fall Book Fair October 11-15. Visitors are still not able to come on to our campus, so Mrs. Howell will be recording a book fair preview video that students and parents will be able to view together. You will also be able to browse the physical flyer or an online version, allowing you and your child to select ‘just right’ books. Students may bring checks and cash to school for shopping, but you also have the option of setting up an eWallet at Parent How it Works (scholastic.com). This is a safe, cashless way for your child to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair! In addition, you may shop online at the Mintz Virtual Book Fair from October 8-15. All orders will be delivered to students at school. Thank you in advance for your support!
Mrs. Howell is Hiring!
Mintz is a Leader in Me school, and the Media Center is currently hiring student leaders to keep our library running smoothly. 1st – 3rd grade students may apply to be a Shelf keeper or part of the Media Clean Up Team. 4th – 5th grade students may apply to be a Book Cart Organizer or a Magazine Secretary. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Media Center. Lastly, all work tasks will take place when students are in the library for book check out time, so as not to interrupt learning.
From Our Family Learning Action Team
Middle School Choice Application Opens Soon
Choice information is available at https://www.hillsboroughschools.org/Page/3711