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Welcome to Who's Wise Words. Here you will find the weekly newsletter as well as its archives. We encourage you to come back often to hear about the fun and exciting things happening around our school.

 

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MCS Who's Wise Words, May 20, 2022

Important Dates
 

May 25
Open House 

May 30
Holiday, No School

June 13
6th Grade Celebration (rain date 6/14/22)

June 16
Last student day of school of students

 

From the Principal



Wow, what a beautiful week we have had, which will be followed by a fantastic weekend.  There are many times when I remind myself how very lucky I am to live in this amazing part of the world.  The PTO sponsored Bike to School day was nothing less than perfect.  Weather has allowed for many exciting field trips.  Classes have been able to enjoy being outside.  I believe that the sunny days even allowed SBAC testing for the students in grades 3-6 to be more enjoyable!    

Next Wednesday is our much delayed and anticipated Open House.  In a typical year, this event would have happened in September.  We are all fully aware that this has been anything but a typical year!  Here are a few details that will make the event a success.

1.    The event is being held from 5pm until 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 25th.

2.   Families who have a last name starting with the letters A-M should plan to attend from 5pm-5:45pm.  Families who have a last name starting with the letters N-Z should plan to attend from 5:45pm-6:30pm.  This is to allow for fewer people in the building at one time.

3.   Masks are welcome and encouraged for this event.  There continue to be active covid cases in the area and it never hurts to be cautious. 

4.   Please plan to have your student take you on a tour to see the special area teachers - art, music, french, physical education, and library/media.  Specials teachers will be in their classrooms just waiting for visitors!

5.   Please keep your child(ren) with you at all times.  This is a family event and we request that families stick together. 

6.   The purpose of the open house is to allow families to see the inside of our school, allow for students to share their school and classroom, and just enjoy the time together.  It is so tempting to ask questions about the progress that your child is making.  However, those types of conversations would be better had in a private conference.

7.   Finally, please enjoy your stay.  Check out the bulletin boards, visit classrooms, and let your child(ren) share their favorite parts of MCS with you!

 

Enjoy the sunshine,

Shawn

 

Message From Student Services 

 

Happy Friday,

Things are ramping up and getting busier and busier.  This past week we hosted our Kindergarten Information Night for families enrolling kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year.  If you missed it, here is a pdf of the presentation.  Next Tuesday we will host a Zoom presentation for 2022-23 PreK families.

Is your family planning to move out of Norwich over the summer?

It would be extremely helpful in our efforts to create balanced class lists if families who are moving could notify the school.  We will then be able to get your child’s education records ready to be sent to the new school and also better plan our class groupings for the coming school year.  Please feel free to email gregbagnato@sau70.org if you know your child will not be returning next school year.

Have a Great Weekend,

Greg

 


School News and Information

 

An actual field trip!  6th graders visited the Hood Museum last week, to see the wonderful exhibit, This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, in connection with a year-long Social Studies interest in the history and relationship between Indigenous and later-arrived Americans. Students toured the galleries with docents, and explored art ranging from an early birch-bark canoe to Hudson River School landscape paintings and contemporary Native American art.  Take a 3D tour of the show at the link - or visit the Hood (free) yourself in person.  Fun!

 

PAL( Peer Adventure Learning)  and PE - On the move to physical and social success!!!

This week our classes focused on gossip.  What it is, how does it spread, what can we do to stop it? Students did a great job of helping each other and talking about how to stop gossip.  We played fun games to practice and had a great time.


6th Grade Families:

Good Afternoon and a hearty welcome to RMS!

Please join us at 6pm on Monday, May 23rd in the RMS Auditorium as we welcome the parents/caregivers of our incoming 7th grade students from MCS.  Administrators, counselors, and academic staff will meet the “adults” of incoming students to provide an overview of curriculum, answer questions, and provide a quick tour of our building.  We are excited to welcome the newest graduates of MCS as they join the RMS family. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Until then, be well, stay safe, and take care of each other.

Tim Boyle & Anissa Morrison


PTO News

Summer Community Gardens

Volunteers Needed

Each year we need volunteers to help keep the MCS gardens watered and healthy during the summer. Students plant the gardens with Lindsay Putnam, and families care for them during the summer... a big task made easier with many hands! Please sign up to help here. It is fun and greatly appreciated!  Monday June 6th right after school, Lindsay Putnam will meet with all the volunteers at the giving garden to walk through the watering process.

 

Retirement Celebration - JUNE 15TH

Ginny Moore, Lindsay Putnam and Rick Newton are retiring this year after 25, 23 and 18 years, respectively. The MCS PTO invites you to join us to celebrate all that they have brought to our school over the years. We will honor these amazing teachers on June 15 at 2:15pm. There will be sweet treats and lemonade will be served.  Sign up if you would like to contribute to helping us make this a fete fitting of these cherished teachers!

This is a community event—bring a chair or blanket if you’d like and spread the word, all are welcome!

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Photos of the Week

New photos added each week from across MCS.

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fireman in full gear talking with students
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students seated listening to fireman
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students entering Fire Department trailer
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