Mill Pond Newsletter

August 30, 2019

Welcome Back!

This has been a SUPER week and we love having all of our HEROES back in the building!. There is such an upbeat and gleeful feeling at Mill Pond this year and it can be seen everywhere. As I walk around the building and talk with students and staff about our first week back, I hear so much positive and ambitious excitement about our year to come! I hope your children are coming home and telling you about their classes, friends, and fun so that we can share in this excitement together. Bringing an eagerness to learning builds meaning and value that is irreplaceable. It is wonderful to see heroes in this building do it every day!
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BAM! Topics for Today

1. Our Kick Off!

2. First Day Forms

3. Ipad Information

4. MPPG Information

5. MYBA Update

6. Team Building

7. Published Mill Pond Students

ZAP! We Put the HERO in HERON!

WHAM! Here are the Heroic Updates!

First Day Forms:

We sent an email home yesterday, but this is so important we will let you know again today!


We need all parents/guardians to log into the Powerschool Parent Portal and complete our “First Day Forms”. Please follow the directions on this link to complete them. Thank you for doing this as soon as possible.


Ipad Information -

All students at Mill Pond get to use their own school-issued iPad. Our 4th graders leave them at school, and our 5th and 6th graders bring them back and forth between school and home. We provide our students with a great deal of guidance around appropriate use and care. In the First Day Forms, you should have read about the guidelines we set for students around the iPad.

5th and 6th-grade teams will be determining when iPads will start to travel home with students. However, if the sign-off, in the First Day Forms, is not complete the student will not be able to take the iPad home. More communication around the date students will be bringing home will come from your child's teachers.


Mill Pond Parent Group (MPPG) Information:

We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful and supportive parent group supporting our school. Please help support them in any way. Here is some information from them:


Our first MPPG meeting is Thursday, Sept. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Room at Mill Pond. We will be voting in the 2019-2020 executive board, talking about our mission and upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, getting feedback on future meeting days/times, and hearing an update from Peter. Please come and join, everyone is invited!


There are some flyers attached to the end of this Newsletter with more information, please take a look!


WYBA

Please click here for information about Westborough Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) upcoming tryouts for you 4th -8th grader.

POW! Team Building!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Mill Pond students- Kate Harasta, Sydney Bond, Jessica Abdelsayed, and Kevin Goyette for being published in Westborough Life Magazine. Their article, Protect Your Water, helps to bring awareness to Westborough residents on how they can protect our watershed.

Thank you and Take Care!