Mill Pond Newsletter

May 16th, 2019

"What's Popping" this week?


Choose your own adventure of the topics covered below:


1. MPPG

2. Upcoming Calendar of Events

3. Memorial Day Assembly

4. 5th Grade Maturation Day

5. 6th Grade Barbeque

6. Surveys

7. MCAS

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Mill Pond Parent Group

I wanted to start off with a note about our school's parent group. I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful group supporting our school and enriching our students' experiences. The quality of the activities that are provided here are outstanding and we could not be thankful enough for all that they accomplish. I have put some pictures below from just a few of the many events.

Since there is no membership to be a part of MPPG; they are always accepting helpers and donations!

Looking to help.- click here

Looking to donate - click here

Thanks so such much MPPG, your efforts are appreciated by staff and students!

Supporting MPPG - supports our students!

Upcoming Events

May 21st - 5th and 6th Grade Band Concert

May 23rd - 4th Grade Chorus Concert

May 24th - School-wide Memorial Day Assembly

May 28th - 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra Concert

June 1st - WHS Graduation

June 3rd - 5th and 6th grade Spring Jazz Band Concert at Bay State Commons

June 4th - 4th Grade Orchestra Concert

June 5th - 5th and 6th Grade Chorus Concert

June 6th - 6th Grade Move-up Day to Gibbons

Other things on the "bubble"...

Memorial Day Assembly -

Next Friday we will be having a school-wide assembly to honor and learn about Memorial Day. There will be some musical tributes and educational pieces. We will learn about the different meanings of the holidays that celebrate our nation, an informative explanation of the song Taps, and a little history of the holiday. It is a great opportunity to bring the whole school together to recognize a tribute that entrenches so may of our school values.


Maturation Lessons -

5th grade will have 1 hour long lessons on puberty and hygiene on June 3rd. These lessons will be given jointly by our School Counselors and PE/Health Staff. The lessons will be a portion of the health curriculum "The Puberty Workshop" which was developed by experienced health educators and physicians to educate students about the emotional and physical changes of puberty. For more information please contact Mr. Guellnitz at the email at the bottom.


6th Grade BBQ -

6th Graders are invited to the 6th Grade BBQ (for 6th grade students only) on Wed. June 12th, 2-4pm, in the Mill Pond Cafeteria. There will be food, a DJ, and photo booth. Attached is a permission slip and more information. Permission slips will also be distributed in the 6th grade classes. Any questions, please contact Jen Niece at jennifer.niece@verizon.net

MCAS Schedule

Math - May 16th and 17th - Our students did a great job!!!


Grade 5 Science, Technolgy and Engineering - May 20th and 21st

Thank you and Take Care!