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Newsletter 10/24/2016

Posted on 10/24/2016

Dear  Parents, Students and Community,

This is your new interim principal, Mrs. Conroy. I want to say hello and let you know how much I have enjoyed by first ten days at Mary Ford Elementary.  While several challenges are ahead, I have accelerated my mission at Mary Ford and have begun the work. The best part of my journey so far: your children are jewels, the teachers and staff are stars, and the Mary Ford community has welcomed me with open arms.

Next week is Red Ribbon Week and Fall Into Reading as we wrap up the month of October. We will be focusing our work and knowledge by celebrating the fight against drug use and illiteracy.  Each day your student will wear something different to heighten our awareness of these two areas of concern in our community and in society everywhere. Be watching for the Red Ribbon and Fall into Reading flyer in your student's book bag.

Monday is crazy sock day. Students will continue to wear their uniforms, but may wear crazy colored or designed socks.

Tuesday, October 25 is a special evening for parents at Hursey Elementary (we are providing no child care); my guest speaker and author of Parent Talk, Chick Moorman, is speaking to parents about knowing what words to choose when disciplining a child.  I am inviting parents from Mary Ford to attend.  It begins at 6:00 PM at Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary.

Wednesday, October 26 is an Early Release Day. Teachers will have professional development.  We will be dismissing at mid-day.

Thursday, October 27 is our first Parent Conference night and first PTO Meeting. Watch for your child's appointment schedule and sign up for your most convenient time to meet with their teacher.  We will pass out report cards, test data, and you will have a chance to have a 1 on 1 conference with your teacher to hear about your student's learning. Watch for the invitation coming home on Monday from your child’s teacher.  

From 5:30-6:30pm that evening, we will Meet and Greet your new principal, talk about the Student Handbook, Title I responsibilities, and Ms. Conroy's expectations for student success.  Nominations will also be taken for PTO officers for this school year.

Again, thank you for your warm welcome, open hearts and smiles.  Boys and girls remember the red R - respect means soft is better than loud, using manners and choosing to be kind is polite, and taking responsibility for your actions and making best choices are increasing learning time.  

Remember  ~ Reading Makes Dreams Take Flight -  Have a wonderful week.  Love, Ms. Conroy

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