Mitchem's Memo


The Final Stretch

One more week until the holiday break and what a busy week it will be! Tuesday night is the Holiday Program at Wheaton Compass Church. The program will start at 7 PM. Please arrive at 6:30 PM to beat the crowd and help set up. Although the name of the church has changed, it is the same wonderful venue that continues to host our program. Kindergarten and First graders will be housed upstairs; Second and third graders will be housed downstairs. Fourth and Fifth graders will sit in the church. Please be available to assist students to their locations.

Practice for the program will take place Tuesday at 1:15 PM. We will begin to call classes down shortly after the hallways are clear.

Classroom holiday parties will take place on Friday, December 18th and will begin at 2:15 PM. Continue to monitor the food that enters your classroom and make sure that all items have the ingredients label affixed to the package.

Ugly Sweater Day is Thursday, December 17th

Feel free to participate in Ugly Sweater Day on Thursday!

Important Dates to Note:

Family Reading Night will take place on Thursday, April 28th. More information will be provided as we approach the event.

I have been working closely with the PTA Cultural Arts chairpersons to identify high quality assemblies for the 2nd half of the school year. Here are the assemblies and dates that were selected:

American Eagle Productions-February 18

-K, 1, 2 show at 1:15 PM

-3, 4, 5 show at 2:15 PM

The Rope Warrior-May 25

This is a combination of rope jumping, dance and rhythmic gymnastics and is a celebration of creativity, self-expression and perseverance.

-Show times are the same as above

Thank you

-Everyone for your tireless efforts to support student learning

-To the Edison Band for the wonderful holiday music

What's ahead?

12/15-Holiday Program

12/16-Staff Meeting-CANCELLED

12/16-PACE Math Locals

12/17-Ugly Sweater Day

12/17-5th Grade Field Trip to Drury Lane

12/17-Soup Luncheon

12/18-Holiday Parties

Duties for the week:

Team: Gators

1st Grade Door-Jenny Swerdlik

K Playground-Donna Evans

South Playground-Maria Bernhagan and Kelly Giacolo

5th Grade Door-Bea McGuire

After School Car and Lounge Duty-Lauren Fitzgerald

Quote of the week

"When you can't change the direction of the wind-adjust your sails."

~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

December Birthday's

Sarah Sheldon-14th

Tonya Saporito-17th

Jeanne Johannesen-28th