CHIRPS Chatter

April 26, 2022

Important Dates to Remember


  • April 26th-29th: Book Fair
  • April 29th: Dress in Purple!
  • May 2nd: Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • May 2nd-May 6th: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2nd SBAC Window Begins (State testing for Grades 3-5)
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The Book Fair Begins Today!

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Come to the Art Show this Weekend!

All MES Students will have a piece in the show!

Please swing through and admire the work of your children and the children in the Region!

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Fourth Grade Geniuses!

On Wednesday, April 20th, the Grade 4 students demonstrated their knowledge during Genius Hour! The students were able to choose their topic and presentation style. Great work Fourth Graders! Here are a few pictures to give you a flavor of the amazing projects these students completed!

MES Cares About our school and the planet!

PLACEMENT INPUT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!



Dear Parents:

As we approach the end of the school year, one of our most important responsibilities is to place our children in new classes for next year. Our staff will review the educational needs of every child in order to provide the best instructional placement for all children. It is a complicated process that we take very seriously.

Although teachers and other staff have closely observed your child in the classroom environment, this is your opportunity to share information from a parent’s perspective. If you have information that you would like to share with us as we go through the placement process, please email Mrs. Pellicone, hpellicone@region15.org, or send in a letter ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022.


Here are some important guidelines:

 This letter is optional. Our staff will look at each child’s individual needs

whether or not you submit a letter.


 This is not a request for a specific teacher, nor is it a request for your child to be placed with specific friend groups.


 Please do not call staff about progress in the placement process or seek information about placements prior to the letters being sent out before the next school year.


Final placement rests with the administration and staff and is based upon many variables. However, if you would like to contribute input to the placement process, it is important to take advantage of this opportunity.


Sincerely,

Heather Pellicone

Principal

Teacher and Para of the Year Nominations!

Put in your Nominations for an amazing MES staff member!

Region 15 Schools and the Teacher and Paraeducator of the Year committees ask that you take a few minutes to submit nominations for the 2022-23 Pomperaug Regional School District Teacher of the Year and/or the 2022-23 Pomperaug Regional School District Paraeducator of the Year!


The Teacher and Paraeducator of the Year awards recognize excellence for all Teachers and Paraeducators through the selection of an outstanding representative Teacher and outstanding representative Paraeducator in our school district.


To submit a nomination, complete the 2022-23 Teacher / Paraeducator Nomination Form. Please submit your nomination(s) no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Information about the recognitions, including guidelines for nominations, can be found here.

Thank you,

Jennifer Bourque and Stacey Zwick, Teacher of the Year Co-Chairs

Donald Rapuano, Paraeducator of the Year Chairperson

Jessica Clark and Benay Woodford

Volunteers, Join us at the region 15 volunteer reception!

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Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Please register your child for Kindergarten as soon as possible if they are age eligible. This helps us determine accurate numbers for next year.

Thank you!!

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Counseling Corner

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Check out Miss Rinaldi's April Bitmoji Classroom!

Stem Camp is Back!

S.T.E.M Camp is back for 2022 for more fun and excitement. After tremendous success in 2021, Region 15 and the Naugatuck Public school have again partnered with Camp Mattatuck to offer S.T.E.M Camp. Each day participants entering grades 3rd - 8th will be exposed to Science Technology Engineering and Math experiences in a nature-based outdoor program with traditional camp activities. The day begins at 8:00 am camper drop off at the busing locations (PHS or NHS) and ends at 4:30 when the buses depart Camp Mattatuck. Each session will last two weeks with a cost of $600 for the two-week session.
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Instagram

MES is on Instagram! Please follow us

@middleburyelementary


We will be posting plenty of pictures for you to stay "in the know!"

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