Mayfield Messenger

September 8, 2019

A Message from Dr. Frischkorn

Greetings Mayfield Community!

As we prepare to start the 4th week of school I would like to give everyone a brief update on what their children have been doing in class.

First and foremost, our Mayfield Bobcats have been working with one another to build positive learning communities in all of their classes. Our teachers have focused on building strong relationships with the students and providing the students opportunities to build relationships with their classmates. Our Bobcat Block, which occurs daily from 7:20 to 7:47 AM, has been a key part to this process. During the Bobcat Block our teachers facilitate group discussions with their classes and help them get prepared for the day ahead.

Second, every student has already completed the iReady online diagnostic exam for both reading and math. The information from these assessments is valuable and helps the teacher deliver personalized instruction for each student within the classroom.

Third, we have rolled out computers to every students in every classroom. The students keep their individually assigned computer with them all day and the school has provided the students with a protective carrying case. At the end of the day, the students return the laptop to the charging cart where the computer is charged and is ready for them when they return.

Finally, the students have adapted well to the "A Day/B Day" schedule. Our students have done an awesome job at learning their schedules and traveling from class to class. This is just one of the ways that your child is being provided with opportunities to experience independence while at Mayfield and become prepared for Metz, Osbourn and beyond.



Dr. Donald Frischkorn


Safety Updates

We have conducted 3 fire drills since the start of the school year. Our students have done a great job at following their teacher's directions and exiting the building in a quick and orderly fashion. We will have 1 more fire drill this upcoming week and then we will start having one fire drill a month starting in October.

Important Dates

  • 9/13/2019-2:30 to 4:30- Student Social Barbecue Party
  • 9/18/2019- Interim Report Cards
  • 9/19/2019 and 9/20/2019- Early Release Day at 11:20 AM - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 10/7/2019- Fall Picture Day for All Students
  • 10/16/2019- Early Release Day at 11:20 AM- End of the 1st Quarter
  • 11/9/2019- 10 AM to 4 PM- Safety Patrol Bazaar

A Day/B Day Schedule for the Upcoming Week

Monday- B Day

Tuesday- A Day

Wednesday- B Day

Thursday- A Day

Friday- B Day

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

School attendance is essential to academic success. Research shows that missing as little as two days every month, or ten percent of the school year can have a significant impact on students. Missing school can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ultimately, teens dropping out of high school. In Virginia, missing ten percent of the school year is considered chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism includes excused and unexcused absences. If you want more information regarding attendance, please check out the Attendance Works web page at the following link:

Attend today, achieve tomorrow!


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Barbecue Cookout Party

On Friday, Spetember 13th, Mayfield will host our first student social of the year. The theme for this will be a barbecue cookout. Tickets will go on sale next week during homeroom. The cost for a ticket is $5.00. Food will be available for purchase at the event.
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6th Grade Boys Basketball is Accepting Registrations

6th Grade Boys Basketball will be the first club to start the school year. We have 17 spots remaining as of September 5th, 2019.

Fall Garden Club

The Fall Garden Club with Mrs. Hammad will be starting soon as well. Be on the lookout for the permission slips coming home with students. This is another popular club and the spots fill up quickly.

Clubs and Activities at Mayfield

We are in the process of creating the list of teacher sponsored clubs and activities for the upcoming school year. Here is the current list of clubs that will be offered for students to sign up for throughout the school year. Some clubs do have a limited number of spaces available.

  • 5th and 6th Grade Girls Basketball- Winter and Spring
  • Art Club- Winter
  • Safety Patrols- Starts in the fall and lasts all year
  • Club Soccer for Boys and Girls- Spring Winter
  • Bible Club- Winter
  • Chess Club
  • Girls Running Club- Spring
  • Archery Club- Spring
  • Reading Club- Fall and Winter
  • 6th and 5th grade Boys Basketball- Fall and Spring
  • Roc the Mic- Fall
  • Garden Club- Fall and Spring
  • Anime Club- Winter
  • Honors Band
  • Spanish Club- Winter and Spring
  • Volleyball-Winter
  • Metz Wrestling Club-Fall
  • Games Club- Winter and Spring

Community Building in the Classrooms