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10/19/2018- Your Weekly Update for Mayfield Intermediate

Red Ribbon Week

Dear Mayfield Family,

Next week, October 22-26, we will participate in the annual Red Ribbon Week Celebration, as well as Mix It Up Day! We will be showcasing a week of Drug Awareness and Prevention for our 5th and 6th graders by showing our unity as a school against drugs. On Tuesday we will also be encouraging students to make new friends during lunch by participating in the national Mix It Up Day (details below). We would love your participation and support for each of our daily themes!

Monday- "Wear Red Day" wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday- "Team Up Against Drugs!" wear your favorite sports team clothing.

Mix It Up Day: During lunch on Tuesday, students will be encouraged to get to know new people by sitting by birth month in the cafeteria (tables will be clearly marked). The students will still sit on their respective side of the cafeteria in order to avoid recess time confusion. Students will have dice to roll that correspond with questions they can ask each other to spark conversation, but teachers are highly encouraged to come and sit with students to help model and facilitate this process! It will be a fun day to build relationships in a relaxed environment. If you would like more information about National Mix It Up Day, visit or

Wednesday- National "Unity Day,” wear orange.

Thursday- "Too Smart to Start" wear College or Mayfield gear.

Friday- "We CAN be drug free!”- bring in a canned food item to donate to Operation Turkey.

Meet in the Middle Special Olympics

On Friday, October 19, the students in Mrs. Casteneda's and Mrs. Hardy's classes participated in the Meet in the Middle Special Olympics at Manassas Park High School. Our students were assisted at the event by student volunteers from Mayfield's very own safety patrol. It was a wonderful day full of fun and excitement. It was another example of displaying that Mayfield has wonderful students and wonderful staff.

Thank you Mrs. Casteneda, Mrs. Hardy, Ms. Hinkly, Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Dove, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Tarne, Mrs. Raynor-Hohney. Thank you to all the students and staff who wrote letters of support for all our athletes. This was an entire community effort.

National School Lunch Week

October 15-19 was National School Lunch Week. Every year, the School Nutrition Association sponsors National School Lunch Week during the second full week in October.

We had several special guests this week work side by side with our school's cafeteria staff and serve our students lunch. Thank you to Dr. Newman, Ms. Whitaker, Mr. Moore, Officer Lawler, and Mr. Frischkorn for taking time to serve the students of Mayfield Intermediate School. The students were so polite while they were ordering their lunches.

International Night Performance Auditions

Auditions for the International Night performances will be held Tuesday, October 23rd in the Mayfield cafeteria. Auditions will take place immediately after school. Participants need to turn in an audition form to Ms. McAteer by Monday at 2:30
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Mayfield Intermediate School Winter Bazaar

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