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February Newsletter

Posted Date: 2/26/24 (9:00 AM)

Mandalay Elementary School

Dear Mandalay Families:

It's hard to believe we are nearing Spring; admittingly, I cannot wait for the longer and warmer days that lie ahead!  

Looking ahead, our focus for March is Cooperation.  As previously mentioned, all three elementary schools will designate the second Tuesday of each month to CharacterDare, which highlights the theme of the month with a short homework assignment for students to complete, fostering a stronger partnership between school and home. The assignment is linked in the March calendar. Teachers will select a few assignments to display in the main lobby on our SEL bulletin board.

Here is the calendar for March, which outlines some musical treats in the morning, along with an entire week filled with literacy based activities for PARP (Pick A Reading Partner), and recognizing World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!
Elementary progress reports will be published on Thursday, March 14th. Please review your child's progress report in preparation for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  All reports can be located in Infinite Campus. Conferences will be on Tuesday, March 19th in the afternoon and evening, and Wednesday, March 20th in the afternoon.  As a result of afternoon conferences on March 19th and March 20th, dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m. The window to schedule conferences with your child's teachers via Parent Square will be available from February 12th to March 4th.

Just a reminder we are nearing the NYS ELA, Math, and Science Assessments in April and May. Recently, Mrs. Carol-Ann Winans sent out a correspondence in Parent Square reviewing all necessary information. If you have a third, fourth and/or fifth grader please review her message when you have a free moment.  If your child(ren) are not sitting for the assessments the form needs to be completed by March 27th.  For you convenience the form is listed below under "helpful links".

If you are celebrating Easter, have a joyful holiday!

Marie Pisicchio
Principal | Mandalay Elementary School
Helpful Links

Grades 3-5 NYS Testing Refusal Form

Absentee Form 

UPK Registration

K Registration

Lunch Menu

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Dates to Remember

March 4th-8th 
*see calendar for details*

March 4th 
Window closes to sign-up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 5th 
Book Fair- In School

March 6th
Second Incoming Kindergarten Workshop @ 10:15 am

March 6th & 7th
3rd Grade Trip
Safety Town

March 12th 
PTA meeting 
in café @ 7:30 pm

March 14th
Progress Reports published

March 15th
5th Grade 
Wax Museum 
@ 10:00 am

March 18th and 20th
6:1:1 Pizza Trips!

March 19th and 20th
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal 
@ 12:30 pm

March 21st 
4th Grade Trip
Whaling Museum

March 25th

5th Grade Trip

March 28th-April 1st