Mayfield Messenger

12/14/2018 Your Weekly Update for Mayfield Intermediate

Winter Break- December 20 - January 2

Winter Break starts next Thursday for Manassas City Schools. Students will report to school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Then, from December 20th to January 2nd students will be off from school. Students return Thursday, January 3rd.

During this long break it is my hope that students take this time to spend with family and friends. Also, be sure to take some time to sit and read a book for 20 minutes a day.

MCPS Libraries Book Fair at Barnes and Noble!

Mr. Frischkorn will be a guest reader at 12:00. Come out and support our school libraries!
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Important Dates Next Week

Monday, December 17 at 7:00 PM- 6th Grade Band Orchestra Concert at Metz Auditorium

Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 AM- Student of the Month Celebration!

Winter Break Countdown Fun!

We are inviting our students and staff to participate in some upcoming Winter Break fun! Each day next week we are going to have a different theme that will help us celebrate the upcoming break. Here are the days and the themes! On Tuesday, the students will be voting for the staff member with the craziest sweater.

Monday- Holiday Hat Day

Tuesday- Crazy Sweater Day

Wednesday- Pajama Day

5th Grade Choir Concert

There was a terrific concert that was performed on Tuesday, December 11th! Our 5th grade choir from Mayfield collaborated with the choir from Baldwin Intermediate and put on another wonderful show at Baldwin Intermediate School. I'm so impressed with Mrs. Sweeney's creative talent and her ability to get our students to perform so well. I'm also very impressed with our parents and their time and effort to get their child to the show on time and ready to perform.

Thank you again to everyone who helps make our music program a success.

Instructional Focus: Collaborative Pairs

Ms. Callahan and Ms. Wise are a terrific pair of teachers who collaborate with one another to provide their students with the support they need to be successful. This week I was able to observe the students in their math class work in collaborative pairs. This collaborative pairs approach to teaching allows students to become the expert and help out their fellow classmates. The students are able to discuss and communicate with one another on how to best solve each problem. Great job Ms. Wise, Ms Callahan, and your students.

Instructional Focus: Centers

I have mentioned centers before in our weekly newsletter. I would just like to highlight again how well the students in Ms. Eberhard's class are doing with their station work. I can walk into that classroom any day and see students engaged in various types of activities. It is also amazing to see the small group reading instruction that Ms. Eberhard is able to deliver to students.

Educational Leaders: Mayfield's Cafeteria Staff

Mrs. Potter and her staff are true examples of educational leaders at Mayfield Intermediate School! Every day they prepare healthy, well-balanced meals for breakfast and dinner for our Mayfield Bobcats. They serve over a 1,000 meals a day. They make sure that our students have a full stomach and the energy to engage in learning all day long. They also do a wonderful job at greeting our students with a friendly smile and a hello. They are such an important part of our school community.