Mary M. Knight
Weekly Family Update: 3/6 - 3/10
Mary M. Knight Mission
Mission (our purpose):
Our Mission is to ensure that all students have the knowledge, skills, motivation, and confidence to be successful citizens.
Vision (who we must become):
We are a community of learners and leaders united to enrich the lives of all our students.
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What's coming up this week at Mary M. Knight?
- Late Start
- Shelton Jr Programs field trip grades 1,2,3
- Shelton Jr Programs field trip grades 4,5,6
This Weeks School Menu
- Breakfast: French Toast
- Lunch: Cheesy Pull Apart
- Breakfast: Cold Cereal
- Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Breakfast: Oatmeal
- Lunch: Calzone
- Breakfast: Mini Cinnamon Rolls
- Lunch: Sloppy Joes
- Breakfast: Bagle w/ Cream Cheese
- Lunch: Chilli Cheese Fries
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February Elementary Awards Assembly
The elementary ended the week on Friday with the February end-of-the-month awards assembly. Each grade level recognized students in reading, math, attendance, and overall and our OWLS awards for ownership, willingness, leadership, and success for all grades. We also took time to recognize the students nominated as our responsibility student of the month as we ended February learning about the character trait, of responsibility.
Spring Conferences - March 29 - 31
As a reminder, Spring conferences will be coming up at the end of March. Conferences will occur on Marcy 29, 30, and 31, with one-day holding evening conferences. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or advisory teacher—more information and details will come out soon.
Elementary to See the Super Scientific Circus on Field Trip
The elementary school was awarded a grant for grades 1-6 to go on a field trip to Shelton High School next week to see the Super Scientific Circus play. Field trips should have gone home last week. If you did not receive that, please get in touch with your child's teacher. Grades 1-3 will attend on Wednesday, and grades 4-6 will attend on Thursday.
The Super Sciencitif Circus program is designed to help students understand that science can be appreciated in everything we see and do. We believe that science can be and is fun!
The program features circus skills, magic tricks, comedy, and mime to illustrate fundamental scientific concepts such as gravity, the center of gravity, air pressure, the speed of sound and light, ultraviolet light, centripetal force, airfoils, and more.
Read Across America Recognition Week Next Week
As part of the school recognizing Read Across America next week, we will hold a spirit week focused on recognizing reading. The image bellow shows the themes for each day.
Character Dare - Family
At Mary M. Knight, we utilize the Character Strong social-emotional curriculum, which emphasizes 9 critical character traits. As part of the program, there are activities called "Family Dares," which are designed for families to implement to engage with their kids around these character traits and social-emotional skills. Check out the Family dare of the week below.
Character Strong - Grades PK - 6th Focus on Perseverance
As this month (February) ends and March begins, grades PK-6 will wrap up their focus on responsibility and start their new character trait of perseverance for March. Check out each grade level's monthly newsletter for Perseverance, which begins this week.