Moreau's Monthly Messenger - M3
A Message from Mr. H.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you welcomed 2018 in a wonderful way. This morning, during student arrival, I heard the best words a principal can hear, "I missed you!" We may be experiencing record breaking cold outside, but my heart is warmed by these simple interactions. A high-five, hug, or fist-bump goes a long way to making our students feel comfortable here at MH. I wrapped up 2017 by visiting with each class to read The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors and have an epic Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament (see pics below). I hope your students shared stories about the fun we had. We are off to a great start in '18, already making one #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay (see below for details). It's shaping up to be a great year!
Kindergarten parents, you will be receiving your child’s report card on Tuesday, January 30th. As you know, much work goes into reporting your child’s progress towards end of year standards. We know that you may have some questions once you receive the report card. Please know that we are always available to help clarify information and answer any questions you may have. Have a wonderful start to your new year.
Hawk of the Month - Respect
We celebrated our November Hawks of the Month on Wednesday, December 20th. These students were selected because of their respectful approach. We are so proud of the bucket filling attitude they possess each and every day. They take care of themselves. They treat others as they want to be treated. They take care of our school. And, they embrace new ideas. Our November recipients include Angelika, Lily, Kloe, Michael, Vivian, Benjamin, Dominic, Adam, Gia, Nathan, Nicholas, and Achard. Our Hawks and their guests were treated to a breakfast celebration ceremony thanks to our friend Mike Asack at North Easton Savings Bank.
Good News Call Of The Day
Holiday Sing Along
Principal Read Aloud - The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt
Rock, Paper, Scissors, HUG! There is a principal under there, somewhere!
Tuesday, January 2
Wednesday, January 10
Sheep Pasture visits Grade One
Friday, January 12
Sheep Pasture visits Grade Two
Monday, January 15
No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 16
No School for students - Professional Development Day for Faculty/Staff
Thursday, January 18
Author Kate Hanscom visits Grade One
Tuesday, January 23
Grade One Family Literacy Night, with special guest Keith Munslow - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, January 24
PAC Meeting - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 25
Author Virginia Sands visits Grade Two
Tuesday, January 30
Sheep Pasture visits PreSchool
Tuesday, January 30
Kindergarten Report Cards Distributed
Grade 1 Family Literacy Night
Our annual Grade 1 Family Literacy Night will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Look for an invitation in your first grader’s folder soon.
Reading with your children everyday is invaluable to their growth as a student. We will have learning activities and games set up in the gym. These fun activities stress literacy, teamwork, and a love of learning.
At 7:00 pm we have the pleasure of being entertained by storyteller, illustrator, and musician Keith Munslow! We hope the time spent at this special event helps to build a life-long love of reading for all!
PAC News - Parent Advisory Council
Kristen Finch and Colleen Pantazelos – Co-Chairpersons
Michelle Greco – Vice ChairpersonChrissy Sierra – Treasurer
Eve Reed – Secretary
The fourth meeting of the Parent Advisory Council will be held on
Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm
in the Moreau Hall Library.
All are welcome!
Mark your calendar now for PAC Meeting dates...
January 24 @ 7:00 pm
March 15 @ 6:30 pm (Combined meeting with Center and Parkview)
April 11 @ 7:00 pm
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Email PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow PAC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moreauhallpac
Mrs. Silverstein's Reading Corner
Is reading aloud to children important once they are able to pick up a book and read on their own?
The answer is a resounding YES! There are many reasons to read aloud to your school aged children:
• Time spent reading together is a pleasant, valuable, and exciting experience between you and your child
• Reading aloud gives children background knowledge, which helps them make sense of what they see, hear, and read
• Their listening, speaking, reading and writing vocabulary grow larger as does their understanding of what words mean when used in context
• Through reading aloud to your child, you are able to introduce them to new genres of literature such as poetry, short stories, biographies that they might not choose to read on their own
• Reading aloud lets children visualize what is happening in their mind and use their imaginations to explore people, places, times, and events beyond their own experiences.
• Discussing a book with your child supports reading, writing, and thinking skills
• When reading aloud to your child you become a role model for fluent reading
• Your child is exposed to more formal language that is found in books and tends to be grammatically correct versus spoken language that is much more informal.
• Reading aloud is fun and gets your child motivated and excited to read
If you are interested in learning more about reading aloud to your child or would like a list of possible books to read aloud for your family please feel free to contact me at
Moreau Hall students, teachers, parents, and community members take P.R.I.D.E. in being a “bucket-filling” school. In order to provide a positive child-centered learning experience for all students we will follow our five core values:
Positive Attitude, Respect, Involvement, Determination, and Excellence
Be a “bucket filler” and show your Hawk P.R.I.D.E.!
Believe in yourself and your abilities and those of your classmates
Believe that effort will improve your future
Stay motivated, even when things don’t go well
Be excited and energized about learning
Take care of yourself
Treat others as you want to be treated
Take care of your school
Embrace new ideas
Help your Moreau Hall family
Make a difference in your community
Share your talents
Show enthusiasm and actively participate
Finish what you start
Stay committed to your goals
Keep working hard even when you feel like quitting
Strive to be your personal best
Listen to understand
Show gratitude for all you have
Created with student input by the Moreau Hall School Council - January 2015
Moreau Hall Mission Statement
The mission of Moreau Hall Elementary School is to provide a positive, child-centered learning experience for all students.