Martinson Messenger

9/19/2022-9/23/2022

Principal's News

It was our first full week at Martinson and we are now in full swing. It's like we have been in school for months! Our students are diving into our new math curriculum, Bridges. Ask them about Number Corner! In addition, students are building stamina for reading during Readers Workshop and beginning to settle into their first Writers Workshop unit. It's a busy place, but we are having so much fun!

Upcoming Events

Tues. Sept 20: Picture Day

Fri. Sept 23: Go Gold Day - wear gold or yellow

Fri. Sept 30: Kick off for One Book One School

Mon. Oct 10: Columbus Day- No School

Wed. Oct 19: Curriculum Night

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MES Goes Gold for Pediatric

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To commemorate this, Marshfield Public Schools is going gold!


Next week, your child’s school will be aiming to fill the gold boot (located in the front office) with spare change. All week long, students are invited to bring spare change to put in the boot. All money will be donated to South Shore Action for Hope, who fundraise for pediatric cancer research. Through this fundraiser, we are aiming to give pediatric cancer the boot!


On Friday, September 23rd, all schools in the district will participate in a Go Gold Day. We invited our students to wear yellow or gold on this day to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and close out Go Gold Week.

Cafe News

Announcing Free Lunch for All Marshfield Students through June 2023


The Marshfield Public Schools are pleased to announce the availability of one free lunch daily for every student in Marshfield through June 2023.


Please click here for the September lunch menu.

MPSD Has an App

The Marshfield Public Schools are thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.


You can download the app for free on Google Play or Apple App Store.

Download for Android https://bit.ly/3yOktQ8

Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3nVNlzs

Aspen Parent/Student Workflow Updates Aspen Parent/Student Workflow Updates

Please complete the Student Information Update workflow for all your children as soon as possible. Please click here for instructions.


If after reviewing the instructions you are having difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact aspen@mpsd.org.

Note:

  • Pop ups need to be allowed in order for the form to open.
  • Please, double check the information before submitting it.
  • Make sure that if you have autocomplete feature turned on in your device, it won’t override what you have entered.
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MPSD Aspen Portal address: https://aspen.mpsd.org

Username: lastname.firstname.fam
Password:

** If the Password field above is blank, it means our records indicate that you have already chosen a personal password. If you do not know the password, please email us at aspen@mpsd.org to have the password re-set.

PickUp Patrol

MES will continue to use the PickUp Patrol system for any school year changes such as absences, early dismissals, authorized individuals to pick up at car line and regular dismissal changes.


You should have received your PickUp Patrol Welcome Email with login credentials last week. Please review your child's default plans. If any default changes need to be made, please reach out to Carolyn Hubbard via email at chubbard@mpsd.org with any permanent dismissal changes that need to be made .


Please click here for additional information on how the portal system works for parents. Please contact the front office with any questions or concerns.

Nurse's Notes

Welcome back to school! I look forward to working closely with families and students this year to promote health and wellness. Not only is "your health your wealth", but it is also lucrative to a functioning body and mind. Parents, take a moment to reconnect with yourself in peace by practicing deep breathing, yoga, or doing something gentle and meditative for yourself (i.e. get outdoors, go for a walk, listen to relaxing music etc.) and be creative with providing opportunities for your children to do the same. Commit to both you and your child(ren) to getting proper rest, eating a nutritious diet and exercising to keep bodies strong, energized and refreshed.

What's Happening in the MES Health Office:

Health Records:Please be sure that your child's health / immunization record is up to date- by sending in the most recent copy of your child's physical exam. All students in Kindergarten and 4th grade are required to provide this documentation per state mandate.

Medications: If your child needs any medication during the school day (one that is either scheduled or on an as needed basis) please call Nurse Mudge directly for specifics. It is not good practice to send medication to school with your child, as it could get lost or mishandled. All medications should be handed off by an adult- directly to the Nurse. All medications need to be properly labeled and must be accompanied with a Medication Authorization (Dr's order) from the prescribing MD, along with a Parent Consent- which can be found on the school's web site: Located under Administration click on Health Services and scroll down to medication administration.

Please feel free at any time to contact Nurse Carolyn Mudge by phone 781-319-3985 or email cmudge@mpsd.org

Annual Vision and Hearing Screenings will begin as soon as all students' health records are accounted for and charted with Nurse Mudge

PTO NEWS

WHOA NELLY! Thanks to everyone who came out to our first meeting! What a

phenomenal turnout! Now we are even more excited about the year to come! Meeting

Notes are available to view under the “Files” tab in the MES Parent Forum group on

facebook, or by request.


Please sign up for communications from us through www.PTBoard.com (school code

MDSVP8), and please consider becoming a voting member while you’re there! Can’t

make it? There are other ways to be part of the conversation. Join our Facebook group,

MES Parent Forum, or you can always share your ideas and concerns by emailing

ptomartinson@gmail.com.


PARTY IN THE TREEHOUSE! September 22 we will host “Last Call” of the summer at

Rexicana! Join us for music, convo, and snacks! $30 ticket includes door prize entry,

appetizers, and exclusive treehouse access with the best views of the stage! Tickets

available now on PTBoard: https://martinson.ptboard.com/formvw?store=3380&form=4&fbclid=IwAR3TlRDW-


Passive fundraising is a great way to support the PTO with really minimal effort! Just

use our special links to shop for things you might need anyway, like:

Minted.com ! You get 20% off your card order and 15% of their order is donated to MES?

Head on over to minted.com and check out all they have to offer (more than just holiday

cards!) and enter FUNDRAISEMARTINSON in the Promo Code field at checkout to save

20% and donate 15% to the PTO!


~OR~

Mabel’s Labels! These are high quality labels for clothing, water bottles, bags, etc. They

have stick on labels, iron-on, name stamps, and other fun, customizable options. For each

order, MES PTO will receive 20% back to help towards programs, activities, supplies, and

more!Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com to and search for Martinson Elementary School PTO to support us while shopping!

Library News

We are having another great week in the Library! The students are doing an amazing job with taking care of their books and returning them on time. Books can always be returned to the Martinson Library even if they have been checked out for a few months or even a few years! We are always happy to welcome back Martinson Library books to the shelves. So, if you see any books hanging around the house, no matter how long they have been checked out, feel free to send them in! As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns to cwalsh@mpsd.org. Have a great week! - Mrs. Walsh

DISTRICT NEWS

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