Mohegan Weekly Update 5/8/2023

May 8 Update


I want to start this newsletter by recognizing the wonderful staff we have at Mohegan Elementary School. Everything we do is for the kids. Teachers go above and beyond to ensure that each child is receiving what they need. Teaching is more than a job…. it is a calling, a vocation. I want to let them know how grateful I am for their professionalism and dedication to the students of Mohegan Elementary School.


Just a reminder that we are still registering students for Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. If your child is turning 5 by Dec. 31, 2023, they are eligible to attend Kindergarten. Please call the office for more information.


Students in grades 3 and 4 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment starting on May 9th. They will take the SBA reading assessment on May 9th and 10th. They will take the Math assessments on May 16th, 17th, and 18th. These tests are untimed, so we encouraged students to take their time and try their best.

All students in grades K-4 will also take NWEA tests starting May 19th. The NWEA assessment is given 3 times per year to all students and shows a student’s growth over time. It is very important that students attend school on these test dates. Our teachers have worked very hard to prepare the students for the end of year assessments. Encourage your child to get plenty of sleep and do their best on every assessment. I know they will do great.


On May 23 at 6:30, Mohegan School will be hosting a multicultural music celebration. Anyone who would like to perform multicultural songs or dances can contact Maria Zampano at

Here is the link to sign up for the event. Space is limited so please sign up soon!

In addition, we are collecting the following materials for make-and-take musical instruments. These materials can be dropped off in Mrs. Zampano’s room:

  • Tissue boxes

  • Shoe boxes

  • Paper towel tubes

  • Oatmeal canisters

  • Coffee canisters


Here are this week’s PBIS Raffle winners:

Pre-K - Charlie, Jackson S.

K -Hannah, Chase, Dominic

Grade 1 - Cole M., Haniya, Zaine

Grade 2 - Dahlia, Ludovica, Dominic

Grade 3 - Presley, Sophie, Sofia N.

Grade 4 - Sky, Lorenzo, Zaya

You can see their picture below. Stay on TRACK and keep earning those tickets!


Here is a list of end of year events at Mohegan Elementary School. More information will follow regarding each event:

May 26 - 4th Grade Female Health Talk

May 31 - 4th Grade Trip to Perry Hill School

June 5 - K-4 Field Day

June 5 - Perry Hill Parent Night (for parents of students in Grade 4)

June 6 - Grade 3 field trip

June 7 - Senior Visit by SHS and Pre-K Field Day

June 8 - Pre-K Field Day (Rain Date)

June 9 - 4h Grade Celebration

*June 13 - 4th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at 9:30AM

*June 14 - Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony at 9:30AM

*June 15 - Pre-K Moving Up Ceremonies and K-4 Field Day (Rain Date)

*June 16 - last day of school

As a reminder, June 13-16 are early dismissal days.


I want to thank the PTO for the AMAZING job they did this week with honoring our staff during teacher appreciation week. I know many of our staff members were touched by the PTO’s generosity. Thank you to all the parents who made our staff feel appreciated this week.

Here are the new PTO Officers for next year:

President - Nancy Pires

Vice Presidents - Bernie Pena and Jessica Roller

Secretary - Ashley Radke

Lisa Silva will be serving as Room Parent Coordinator. Britani Tilford will be our Cub Scout Pack Liaison.

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to take on these leadership roles. Our PTO cannot be successful without you!

The Mother’s Day Plant Sale is scheduled for May 11. See the flier below.

Here are the remaining Board of Alderman meetings pertaining to the budget:

Tuesday, May 9 - Public Hearing on Budget - Auditorium - 7PM

Thursday, May 18 - Budget Workshop - Auditorium - 6PM

Tuesday, May 23 - (Tentative) Budget Workshop - Auditorium - 6PM

Thursday, May 25 - Special Board of Alderman meeting to Adopt Budget - Auditorium - 5:30PM

The only time the community can speak publicly about the budget is at the public hearing on May 9th. If you cannot attend that meeting, you can always contact your Alderman by email.


Please see the community fliers from this week.

Mr. John Coppola

Mohegan School Principal

Important Dates and Times

MAY 9 - Start SBA testing Grades 3 and 4

MAY 9 - Public Hearing on city Budget - 7PM at City Hall

MAY 11 - Mother's Day Plant Sale

MAY 23 - Multicultural Music Celebration, 6:30PM at Mohegan School

MAY 25 - Special Board of Alderman Meeting to Adopt the Budget - 5:30 - City Hall

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