It is hard to believe it is fall! What a beautiful time of year. Autumn arrives at 4:02 today. I always think it is too short but we have a few more summer-like days ahead I hear. Enjoy!
Kudos to the grade 3 team. They have adopted a Texas class to assist due Hurricane Harvey. You will receive more information soon.
We are looking forward to PIN on September 26th. There is no separate Learning Center PIN this year. All special education staff will be present at the school between 6:00 and 7:15pm. See our agenda for the evening's plan.
As you start the year, here is a great website to support participation in your child's education.
You might enjoy reading more from Couros about the 8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset".
Thank you to the PTO for their support as we organize our early field trips. Shout Outs to Ms. Hevey and Mrs. Monahan for ensuring the Plimouth trip goes smoothly.
We all are looking forward to seeing you at PIN on Tuesday evening. Our teachers are excited to welcome you to your child's classroom. Please realize this is not the time for a parent conference so if you do wish to learn more about your own child's transition to the new year, please schedule a separate appointment with the teacher. Thank you for your understanding!
The agenda for the classroom visit portion of the evening is to provide you with a presentation by the teacher to include an overview of the school year, the teacher's classroom expectations and a snapshot of the curriculum.
Please keep in mind we do realize there are so many current hot topics of interest - home work, recess, class size, etc. This really isn't the time to do justice to a discussion about varied opinions on these topics. We will be exploring these topics this year as a school and district and will seek your input. For now, teachers are following basic Medfield Policy requirements with regard to homework, etc.
We are aware of new research and take it seriously. We recognize and support that we all work to meet the needs of the whole child and are open-minded to any possible future changes.