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5/3/2019: Your Weekly Update for Mayfield Intermediate

End of the Year Excitement

Mayfield Intermediate is finishing the school year on a very strong note. We have our SOL exams starting May 14th. The SOL assessments are a time for our students to show off and share everything that they learned during the year. These assessments should be a time of celebration and letting students know that we are proud of their hard work and dedication. Every single student at Mayfield has grown socially, emotionally and academically. We are proud of their accomplishments to this point and the SOL assessments will just be another opportunity to highlight their success.

Second, we have our 6th Grade School Dance scheduled for Friday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This will be a time for our sixth graders to get together and celebrate with the friends that they have made here at Mayfield. Students can purchase tickets in the cafeteria during arrival as long as they have a signed permission slip. Students must also display their Bobcat Best for the remainder of the year in order to be able to attend.

Finally, we are in the initial stages of organizing end of the year celebrations for our 5th and 6th grade classes. On Monday, June 10th we will celebrate our 5th graders with a ceremony at 8:00 AM at Mayfield. On Wednesday, June 12th we will celebrate our 6th graders with a ceremony at 8:00 AM at Mayfield.

SOL Testing Begins May 14th

When we return from spring break we will have a couple weeks before we start SOL testing. Our goal is for students to be excited about participating in the SOL exam. The SOL exam should be a time for students to show off how much they have learned this year and how much they have grown. Please start telling your child how proud you are of them and how they are going to rock on the SOL exam. They are prepared to experience success!

Here is the current schedule:

May 14: 5th Grade Reading

May 15: 6th Grade Reading

May 21: 5th Grade Math

May 22: 6th Grade Math

May 31: 5th Grade Science

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6th- May 10th

Next week we are celebrating our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. The administrative team at Mayfield has organized several activities for our teachers as a way to show our gratitude. Please take time next week to thank a teacher for their commitment to student success.

Monday- Ride to School in Style- The administrators will be offering their time during teachers' planning periods to wash teachers' cars. All the teachers need to do is drive their car over to the parking spots located next the gardens and the admin team will make sure that it comes out looking shiny and new.

Tuesday- We Got You Covered- The administrators will be taking care of teachers' recess duty. The admin team will be working with Mrs. Dove and Officer Lawler to cover the students' recess so that teachers can have a little extra time to relax and prepare those amazing lessons. Also, the administrators will visit every classroom during the day and provide teachers an opportunity to select from the Mayfield Snack Cart.

Wednesday- Come Hungry- Teachers will also have a Baked Potato Bar during lunch to have time and celebrate with their colleagues.

Thursday- You are the Keys to Success- Teachers will be provided with a personalized Mayfield Keychain that helps show that they are the keys to success for our students and families.

Friday- Sweets and Treats- The Sunshine Club will be providing teachers with a bunch of wonderful deserts to nibble on throughout the day.

Rising 5th Grade Night has Been Scheduled

Rising 5th Grade Information Night is scheduled for May 9th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. 5th grade teachers we definitely need your assistance with tours that evening so please put it on your calendars! Please pass the news along to any families that you know who have students in 4th grade. We will be sharing the information with the elementary schools as well.

Ms. Dove has organized for some of our safety patrols to be on hand to provide tours of Mayfield Intermediate. We are excited to welcome our newest Bobcats.

Student Celebrations and Clubs

Recently Mayfield was able to recognize several students for going above and beyond. We had a Lunch with the Principals on Thursday, May 2nd for students whose name was selected from a drawing. Students entered the drawing for by gaining Bobcat Bucks for display excellent citizenship.

We also are seeing many of our students participated in after school clubs. This week I had the pleasure of observing our 5th Grade Boys Basketball program compete against each other. We are so fortunate that Mr. Krizmanich takes time to organize this program for our students. We also had our garden club with Mrs. Hammad busy this week as they harvested the crops that we had in our school garden and then prepared the garden for a new crop of foods.

Finally, last week our band and orchestra participated in the All-City Band and Orchestra Concerts at Osbourn High School. Mr. Tressler and Mr. Souza did an awesome job preparing our students to participate in this great show. Way to go students.

Lost and Found

Our school's lost and found selection has grown pretty large recently. Our custodial staff organized the lost and found items and they are on display in the cafeteria for the next week. If your child is missing something, please have they look through the lost and found. After next week the clothes and items will be donated to a local organization.
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