Journey Through Sixth Grade

Week of September 28th

Things to look forward to

  • September 30-Picture Day (complete form online, or return paper form with payment)
  • September 30 - 7 pm Family Life Program with Nurse Larson (HPAC)-see info below
  • October 9th - 6th Grade Class Mass (1:00 in the Chapel)
  • October 8, 6 p.m. Joe Dilley "Parenting in the Digital Age" (HPAC)-see info below
  • October 15-Founders Day Mass, 9:00 a.m. Concert Dress

  • October 16- 6th Grade Retreat (info to come soon)
  • October 16- 6th Grade Boys Football and Girls Volleyball tournament
  • October 21 and 22-Parent Teacher Conferences, No school for students

  • October 30- Half Day. Harvest Festival

September comes to a close

Hello Sixth Grade Families! Our first month of school was filled with excitement as we started KPals, taught second grade about 9/11, held our first town hall, and bonded as a class. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to an amazing year with your sixth graders. We enjoyed seeing you last week at Back to School Night; Mass of the Holy Spirit; and Opening Mass. Coming together as family and as a Mayfield community is what makes our school special.

6th Grade Girls Volleyball and Boys Football Tournament

The Middle School Independent League will be hosting a 6th grade boys football and a 6th grade girl’s volleyball tournament on Friday October 16th from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m. The girls will be playing at Westridge and will be leaving Mayfield at 2:00 via parent carpool (parents who are driving, please pick-up on Waldo Ave. in the back of the school). The boy’s football tournament will be at the Rose Bowl Soccer Fields and will also leave Mayfield by 2:00 pm.

* Both girls and boys must wear their P.E. uniforms. Boys may wear rubber cleats and use gloves.

Parents must pick up their child at 4:30 from either locations. Coach Daniel and Coach Neth will coach the boys, while Coach Pierson and Miss. Evanilla and will be coaching the girls. Participation in this activity is optional, as it is an after school event.

The tournament is fun experience, score will not be officially kept and there will be no trophies or awards.

Forms can be found on schoology under advisory

Friday Families

Elf Making with Ms Wong

Nurse Kathy Larson “Family Life Parent Information Night” is this week!

When: Wednesday, September 30, 7 pm, Hayden Performing Arts Center
Childcare: Child care and dessert is available for $5 through Extended Programs
Why: to learn about the Family Life Program that Nurse Larson teaches our students in Grades 4 – 8.

Nurse Larson has taught Family Life at MJS for a number of years, in addition to teaching in over 20 other local independent schools and working at the Huntington Medication Foundation – Pasadena Pediatrics. Family Life instruction will begin for students in October.

Register Here

The parent education committee is also adding a two-part class where Nurse Larsen would share actual content she teaches in 4th-8th grade. If you are interested in this, please contact Dr. Maria Pannell at

“Parenting in the Digital Age: Balancing Screen Time with Green Time”

Joe Dilley to the rescue!

What: Expert, Joe Dilley is coming to MJS to discuss the digital age!

When: Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m., Hayden Performing Arts Center
Child care: Extended programs will supervise and give pizza dinner for $5

Our kids want and need to use technology, but navigating toward safe use can be treacherous. This discussion helps parents re-establish control in the home even as they extend their kids plenty of latitude, so that the three jobs of being a kid: doing school, minding parents, and having fun, can be enjoyed harmoniously.

Joe Dilley is a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of "The Game is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug & Reconnect in the Digital Age. " His book will be available for $12 on the evening of the event.

Register Here