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Mrs. Carole Kelder



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Mrs. Carole Kelder




Dear Mt. Marion Families,                             

Can you believe that it is December already?  This year is just flying by, and November has come and gone.  It was great to see all of the parents, grandparents and family members that came to school during the Parent Visitation Days in November. Thank you for taking the time to join us!

Our Mt. Marion School Spelling Bee was held on November 26th. Congratulations to our winner, Cori M. and our runner up, Landon H.  Both will advance to the District Spelling Bee to be held on December 12th at the Saugerties High School Media Center.  Each of our students worked very hard to prepare for the spelling bee.  We are proud of them.

Thank you to all of our veterans who came out on November 8th and gave our students the opportunity to honor them.  The students and staff of Mt. Marion School work hard and take great pride in preparing for this day.   We would also like to thank everyone who donated items for our Adopt-a-Soldier program so far. We will continue to collect items until December 3rd.

On November 14th, students in Pre-Kindergarten through third grade brought some very special friends to school to celebrate "National American Teddy Bear Day."  The history of the Teddy Bear is based on President Teddy Roosevelt's cancelled bear hunt.  Students buddied up with their Teddy Bear, and had some “beary” special treats!

Our Winter Concert is scheduled for Monday, December 16th (with a snow date of 12/17) at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  I know that the chorus and band students, led by Ms. Busia and Mrs. Hansen, have been working very hard these last couple of months to prepare for the upcoming performances.  

Please remember that our last day of classes before Winter Recess is Friday, December 20th. School resumes on Thursday, January 2nd. 

This is just a reminder that winter is upon us. I believe that it is extremely important for students to get outside to exercise and get fresh air as much as possible, even in the cold weather.  I will continue with what has traditionally been done, using the threshold of 20 degrees (wind chill taken into account) on whether students will be allowed outside. Above 20 degrees they will go out, and below they will stay inside.

As in the past, the staff and I do not want to have to justify which type of sweatshirt or light jacket is appropriate for the outdoors on a daily basis.  We will continue to work on the assumption that you know that your child will be going outside on most days and that you will send them to school in attire that you deem appropriate for outside wear.  This means that whatever type of jacket they arrive to school in, they will have to wear outside.  Thank you for your cooperation.

I wish everyone a safe and restful Winter Recess.  See you next year!!


Carole A. Kelder,







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