Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Linda Kelly

Dear Maine Memorial Families,
 
It was a beautiful summer!  I hope you are as excited as I am to welcome the new school year. We enjoyed seeing many of our youngest Spartans attend the summer enrichment program which kept our building abuzz this summer.
 
We have new teachers we are welcoming to our Maine Memorial Family. Mrs. Stephanie Miller, 4th/5th grade 12:1:1 teacher, Mrs. Emilee Senio, 5th grade teacher, and Mrs. Erika Strano, 3rd grade teacher.
 
Our Strategic Plan has been updated for the 19-20 school year. We will continue our intervention model in K-2nd grade focusing on ELA and math.  As a district, we continue to incorporate technology in our instruction throughout the day. EK-2nd grade has access to the computer lab and iPads in their classrooms.  Third-fifth graders have 1:1 Chromebooks. As part of our strategic plan, we are looking at a variety of ways to promote social and emotional wellness for our students. We will continue to incorporate movement and mindfulness activities into our daily instruction.  We will be working in conjunction with our PTA to have information workshops throughout the school year, so please look for flyers to come home.
 
I would like to invite all our students to show their school spirit every Monday by starting our week off wearing blue and gold.  It will be a great way to start our week off celebrating our Spartan Spirit. We will continue to have Morning Program; however, we are changing it to every Day 1 and it will be an all-school every Day 1.  We will invite families to special events and recognitions so be on the lookout for invitations throughout the year.
 
There is one important change that I want you to be aware of now even though we have a few months before Grandparent’s Tea in November. Due to the amazing attendance for our Grandparent’s Tea/Book Fair and for safety reasons, it will now be divided into 2 days. We will have EK-2 on Nov. 25th and 3-5 on the 26th.
 
We are continuing to offer a free breakfast for all of our students. They will be eating breakfast in their classrooms starting at 8:40.  If you are dropping your child(ren) off at school in the morning, they need to arrive between 8:40-8:55. You must sign your child in at the office after 8:55. 
 
We will continue to live the “Spartan Way” throughout the school year.  Our goal is to have positive expectations that are uniform throughout the building so there are a set of common expectations in the classroom, related arts, lunchroom, recess, and even on the school bus. We will continue to incorporate guest speakers and activities throughout the school year to reinforce the Spartan Way.  More information about the Spartan Way will come home in the future. 
I am looking forward to welcoming your child(ren) to Maine Memorial on September 5th.  I hope you enjoy the remaining days of summer.
 
Sincerely, 
Linda Kelly, Principal
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