Week 14 Edition of the Mayfield Messenger/November 10, 2022
Message from Dr. Frischkorn
Good Evening Mayfield Intermediate School students and families!
Mayfield Intermediate School would like to recognize all the Veterans in our community who have served in our country's armed forces. As we enter the three-day weekend, we want everyone to take a moment, reflect, and honor those who have served.
In this week's edition of the Mayfield Messenger, we have the following:
- Nominate a Washington Post Teacher of the Year for Mayfield Intermediate School
- Sign up to be part of our first-ever Principal Advisory Council
- Attention All Fathers and Father Figures, Find out how to become more involved in your child's education!
- The Importance of Math: A New Math is Fun Activity to Try at Home
- The Importance of Reading: READ EVERY DAY
- School Calendar Survey
- Student Code of Conduct
Dr. Donald Frischkorn
Nominate a Teacher of the Year for the Washington Post
The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Program honors teachers who represent the best in teaching in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation.
The program is open to all teachers who:
- full time pre-kindergarten through grade 12
- minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience (3 must be within current school system)
- serving as a teacher for the current 2022-23 school year
- work at an accredited school
- planning to return for the 2023-2024 school year
Candidates will be considered on the basis of the following:
- Inspired Learning: Instill in students a desire to learn and achieve
- Encourage Individual Growth: Understand the individual needs of students, encourage their talents and foster their self-esteem
- Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise: Showcase a thorough knowledge of subject matter and the ability to share it effectively with students.
- Foster Collaboration: Proactively facilitates cooperative relationships with their colleagues, students, and the community
- Lead by Example: Demonstrate outstanding leadership
Nominations will be received through November 18, 2022.
Principal Advisory Council
Are you interested in becoming more involved in your child’s school? We are looking into creating a Principal Advisory Council that will focus on building positive relationships between the school and families that will benefit our students. We currently envision the Principal Advisory Council as a time for the following:
- Provide families with information about current school activities
- Gain feedback from families about how we can make our community better
- Develop ideas about how we can celebrate our students and staff
- Foster relationships between families and schools that will benefit our students.
If you are interested in participating in an advisory council, please that a moment to complete the following survey.
Frontline Fathers and Father Figures
Mayfield Intermediate School seeks fathers and figures who want to get involved and support their child's education and our school community. The research states that when students have fathers involved in their education, they achieve tremendous academic success in all subject areas. Studies have shown that children with actively involved fathers are 43% more likely to earn A's.
Furthermore, when dads are involved at school, either through engaging with students in the classroom or interacting with teachers, faculty, or other parents, their children learn more and perform better in school, exhibit healthier behavior, are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities, have fewer discipline problems, and overall, enjoy school more (Michigan.gov).
We would love to begin working with a group of fathers and finding ways that our community of fathers and father figures can support our students and help our entire community succeed.
Please complete this form so that we can begin checking the interest levels of our community.
The Importance of Math- Games and Activities to Do at Home
Students in 5th and 6th grade are applying concepts of decimals in school. The following activities would help their understanding of this sometimes difficult concept.
- Talk about the price of items when shopping. Our monetary system gives your child real-world connections to decimal fractions with tenths and hundredths. Ninety-nine cents (0.99) is almost a dollar. The 9 in the tenths place means 90 cents and the 9 in the hundredths place means 9 cents.
- Look up numbers with decimals related to your child's favorite sports, like running or swimming times, gymnastics or diving scores, or baseball batting averages. Practice reading the numbers aloud, emphasizing words like tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. (4.8 “four and 8 tenths”; 1.03 “one and three hundredths”; 0.015 “fifteen thousandths”)
- Race results from your local high school’s swim and track meets are reported as decimal fractions. Ask your child to read and compare the athletes’ times.
The Importance of Reading-Read Every Day!
Reading every day is excellent for a person's overall health. Our students must build the healthy habit of reading every day. Here are ten benefits to reading every day:
- It stimulates your brain!
- Helps reduce stress
- Builds knowledge
- Expands vocabulary
- Improves your memory
- It helps you become a better thinker
- Increases your ability to focus and concentrate
- Improves your writing
- It's peaceful
- It's free when you use our school's library resources!
School Calendar Survey
MCPS is developing the school calendar for SY 2023-2024 & SY 2024-2025. The development of the annual school calendar requires the balancing of the interests of students, families, and staff, along with requirements from the Virginia Department of Education. Please click on this survey link to answer a few questions about your preferences for the school calendar. Your input will be included in the presentation of calendar options to the School Board in November.
Student Code of Conduct
Principal Donald Frischkorn Ed. D.
Location: 9400 Mayfield Court, Manassas, VA, USA
Proud principal of Mayfield Intermediate School in Manassas, Virginia