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3/1/2019: Your Weekly Update for Mayfield Intermediate

Interim Reports are Coming Home Today!

Interim reports were sent home today in your child's Friday folder. This is an adjustment from the original schedule due to the number of snow days that we have had in January and February. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's interim please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher.

Ballet Field Trip for the 5th Grade

On Thursday, March 7, the 5th grade students will be taking a field trip to the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the George Mason campus located in Prince William County. Please complete the permission form so that your child can participate in this terrific opportunity. The permission form is coming home today in your child's Friday folder. Please review with your child the expectations for behavior when traveling to places outside of Mayfield. We want the community to know the upstanding citizens that we have at Mayfield! #MayfieldISProud

  • When: March 7, 2018
  • Time: 9:20 am – 11:30 am
  • Location: The Hylton Center, 10960 George Mason Cir, Manassas, VA 20109
  • Event: A Fantasque Evening, performed by the Manassas ballet.
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Read Across America Week!

Help us celebrate Dr. Suess at Mayfield during the week of March 4th!

Monday: The Sleep Book: Wear you pajamas

Tuesday: Fox in Socks: Wear your Silly Socks

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday: Wear your Funky Pattern clothes

Thursday: Daisy Head Mayzie: Crazy Hair Day

Friday: My Many Colored Days: Dress as your favorite Dr. Suess Character

6th Grade Advanced Math

On Tuesday, March 5th, Mrs. Kellas will be coming to Mayfield to discuss the 6th grade advanced math class that is available to our students when they enter the 6th grade. She will talk with every team of teachers and their students in the 5th grade. Here is her schedule for Tuesday.

We have come up with the following schedule based off homerooms:

7:30-7:45 Fisher/Heffron/Stoll

7:50-8:05 Demeria/Coombs

8:10-8:25 Borick/Mernin/Brusati

8:30-8:45 Smith/Eberhard/Halligan

8:50-9:05 Callahan/Krizmanich

9:10-9:25 Callirgos/Baier/Belch

The students will come into the pod where Mrs. Kellas will give them a brief overview of the class and the application process. We will also provide applications to the math teachers on each team.

Project LEAD

Our wonderful counselors have continued their work with the students who participated in the Project LEAD training during the fall of 2019. This past week the students were trained in how to facilitate playing board games with groups of people. This is part of the Project LEAD. The students will take back their knowledge and help lead students in their classrooms in playing these games. This will help build their leadership skills as well as promote a friendly and inviting atmosphere for all students. Thank you to Ms. Thomasson and Mrs. Dutchess!

Instructional Focus: Algebra Mystery Maze

The students from Mrs. Daubert's class were putting their knowledge to the test by creating mystery mazes. The students have been studying our the of Algebra Mystery Maze book for a couple weeks and Mrs. Daubert came up with a challenging activity that required their students to put the concepts that they learned into a real world scenario. I can't wait to see the outcomes of the projects that these students have been working on.

Instructional Focus: Orchestra Concerts

Congratulations to our orchestra students for an outstanding show Monday night. Our 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra students performed for the first time in front of a live audience. They did an outstanding job! The Advanced Orchestra made up of 6th grade students performed amazingly. We are very fortunate to have such a strong music program in Manassas City Public Schools that allows our students to explore new instruments!

Breakout Spaces for Learning

At Mayfield Intermediate School learning can take place anytime and anywhere. We are extremely fortunate to have so many great spaces available for our students to work in. As we move forward we are in the process of redesigning our common learning spaces. We have reallocated furniture within the school to equip each of our campus pods with 6 kidney shaped tables and and chairs. In the next week we will have whiteboard tables delivered along with more options for flexible seating. These spaces will become a vibrant place for students to study, to work collaboratively, and to create meaningful learning experiences. I look forward to seeing how our staff utilizes the space with our students.

Mayfield Career Day

Mayfield Intermediate School's Career Day will be Friday, March 29 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. This event is a great opportunity for our students to see all the careers that they can start preparing for even at this young age. I know that this will be a rewarding experience for our students as well as our Career Day presenters. Please consider donating some of your time to come in and support our Mayfield Bobcats with your knowledge and expertise!

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Middle School Sports: Attention All 6th Grade Students

Effective for the spring sports season, sixth graders will be eligible to play spring sports at Metz. Discussions between Dr. Newman (Superintendent of MCPS), Mr. Ruppert (Principal at Metz), Mr. Williams (Activities Director at Metz) and me occurred during the winter months. We all decided that this could be a great opportunity for our students at Mayfield and help continue to build the a positive transition for our students as they prepare for Metz Middle School.

In order to participate in middle school sports students must have 2 items completed:

  1. A school sports physical that is no older than August 1st, 2018
  2. Concussion Training: This is a signed form stating that the the student-athlete and their parent/guardian has reviewed the signs/symptoms of a concussion.

Both these forms can be picked up in the gym or in the front office here at Mayfield.

Tryouts will begin on Monday, March 25th. Sports offered in the spring are; Boys Track, Girls Soccer, Baseball and Softball.