Mayfield Messenger

11/20/2018 Your Weekly Update for Mayfield Intermediate

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday. All schools will be closed on Wednesday (11/21/2018), Thursday (11/22/2018) and Friday (11/23/2018).

Everyone please have a relaxing and enjoyable break with your family and friends! I know that I'm thankful to be serving as principal of such a wonderful school that is filled with a great group of students and educators. I look forward to all the great achievements that will come to everyone as we work together to make Manassas City Public Schools one of the best school divisions in the state!

Picture Retake Day is November 26th!

On Monday, November 26th, we will have our rescheduled picture retake day. If your child missed their previous picture day then this is their opportunity for a retake.

International Night is November 29th at 6:30 PM!

International Night is coming to Mayfield Intermediate School on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30 PM. Please come join the Mayfield community as we celebrate the many different cultures that are present within our school.

Leading up to the International Night event we will have some spirit activities for the students to participate in:

International & Heritage Week Homeroom Challenge

November 26: USA DAY *Dress in RED WHITE AND BLUE*

November 27: International Superstar Day *Dress like a celebrity from another country*

November 28: Sports Team Day *Dress like your favorite international team or athlete*

November 29: International Day *Pick a country and wear the flag’s colors*

Instructional Focus

You have probably have started to notice that I try to include examples of great teaching and learning that occur here at Mayfield Intermediate School in our weekly newsletter.

On Monday I had to pleasure of attending an instructional conference with Ms. Torres (6th Grade Math and Science) and Mrs. Maldonado (Instructional Math Coach). The goal of the conference was to examine the potential for Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs) to be designed for STEM integration. The project will bring together national experts in teacher leadership, model-eliciting activities, science and mathematics education to develop a research agenda and plan for future projects for MEAs as part of K-6 STEM learning. This conference was hosted by George Mason University. I look forward to seeing how Ms. Torres and Mrs. Maldonado incorporate the ideas that were shared into their instructional practices.

Family Life Education Lessons

Mayfield students will be participating in Family Life Education class when we return from Thanksgiving break (November 26-30). Family Life Education classes will take place during your child's physical education class. Students can be opted out of FLE with parent permission. Parents must complete the FLE opt-out form that can be picked up by your child at the front office.

Successful Mayfield Winter Bazaar

I would like to thank Ms. Dove and all the vendors that participated in Mayfield's annual Winter Bazaar. We had a tremendous turnout. Proceeds from the bazaar benefited Mayfield's Safety Patrols.