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Mrs. Carole Kelder
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
Dear Mt. Marion Families,
I would like to thank all of the families that came to our Fourth Annual Back to School BBQ that was held on September 20th. The weather was beautiful and we had more than 250 family members attend and enjoy each other’s company. A big thank you to the many staff members (and their families) who volunteered to set up, serve, and clean up. Also, thanks to the PTA for supplying the hotdogs and hamburgers, and to our families for the delicious side dishes and desserts they brought to share. The feedback has been that it was another successful get together!
Our Open House was well attended which clearly shows how committed our Mt. Marion Families are to education. The format of the evening allowed for teachers to have the opportunity to provide families with informative presentations about curriculum and programming.
Our School Safety Team met on September 10 to review the updated Mt. Marion safety plan for this school year. Together, the Mt. Marion Safety Team and Mt. Marion staff conducted several drills throughout the month of September, including four Fire Evacuation drills, a Lock Down drill, Room Clear drill, and an offsite Evacuation Drill. All went well, and students were very cooperative and conscientious during each drill. Of course it is always our hope that we will never have to respond to an emergency.
We have a very busy month ahead of us. October 1st was Picture Day and Wednesday, October 2nd, was Mt. Marion’s annual Walk to School Day.
On October 2nd The Energized Guys taught us all about energy efficiency in two assemblies, sponsored by Central Hudson. On Thursday, October 17th, there will be an SSP (Saugerties School Parents) meeting, here at Mt. Marion beginning at 10:00am in the cafeteria. Finally, on October 18th, we have our Fire Prevention Day with the Mt. Marion Fire Department. They will be here for the day speaking with the students about fire safety.
The PTA will hold its Sixth Annual Obstacle Fun Color Run on Friday, October 18th, rescheduled from the 10th and it looks to be like another huge success!!! Don’t forget to send in your pledge sheets. All of the money students raise is for student field trips, assemblies, and other exciting events throughout the year. Thank you in advance to all of our volunteers, coaches, PTA members, teachers, and students for organizing such a terrific event.
Don’t forget, you get to come back in the evening and run through the obstacle course again with your family. Run through the halls of Mt. Marion and light up the night at our BLACK LIGHT EVENT. This is sure to be fun, fun, fun.
At the end of the month, we have Family Pumpkin Carving Night (October 21st) and our Annual Trunk or Treat (October 28th). Come and join in the fun.
Thank you to everyone who signed up to be on the Mt. Marion email list to help reduce paper use in the school. We are working to configure our list. If you would like to join our “Going Green” list, please send an email to email@example.com with GOING GREEN in the subject line and she will add you to our list. I am hopeful that we will be up and running paperless very soon.
SAFETY REMINDER: When you are picking your children up from school, please use the parking lot on the right side of the school (when you are facing the school). You should drive around to the sidewalk and we will walk your children to the car. Or, if you prefer to walk to the canopy in front of the building, you should park in a parking spot and come to get your child. We cannot let students walk through the parking lot unattended. THIS IS ONE WAY!!! PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN AROUND IN THE PARKING LOT, ALL CARS MUST GO AROUND THE CIRCLE. Thank you for your cooperation.
REMEMBER: On WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9th, there is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, as well as MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th there is NO SCHOOL for all!
One, last thing…PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS THAT COME INTO THE SCHOOL. IT HELPS US RETURN LOST ITEMS TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNERS.
Carole A. Kelder