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Principal's Message

Greetings Mill Pond families and community!

 

I am so excited to be starting as Principal at Mill Pond! I have spent the last couple of weeks getting to know students, teachers, staff and parents within the community and I look forward to meeting even more of you.  First of all, I want to thank Ms. Suzanne Kenny for all the time and effort she put into Mill Pond and the transition process. Mill Pond and Westborough are fortunate to have had such a kind and effective school leader as principal, and we are all grateful that she is not going far and will be joining our central office.  Secondly, I would like to thank all of those who were involved in the hiring process. It truly made an impression on me how well-organized and invested this community is in their education system. Lastly, I want to reiterate my excitement to be a part of this school and this district and I can’t wait to do great things together for our students!


As you know, the arrival of summer does not mean that the learning stops! If you look on our website below the “What’s Happening” Banner, you will see links to three important resources for summer learning:

  1. "Preventing the Summer Slide 4-6" in Reading from Mrs. Stephanie Nephew

    1. Literacy: there are links here for suggested summer readings and links to the Westborough Public library's summer reading program that includes reading logs and challenges

  2. "Preventing the Summer Slide 4-6" in Math from Mrs. Jenny Deane

    1. Math: links to a variety of games and resources to keep your child's math skills fresh!

  3. "Summer Technology Tips" from Ms. DeFiore with links to sites for keyboarding practice and coding


Back-to-School Grade-Level Supply Lists will go on our website in early July, so please check before you go shopping!  These lists will contain items that are common to ALL of the homerooms in that grade. Families will be able to access their child’s homeroom in mid-August through PowerSchool which will direct you to your child’s team letter. This will contain additional supplies that are requested for that team.


Save the date of Wednesday, 8/22/18, for Open Door Day.  All students in grades 4-6 are invited (it’s optional) to come visit Mill Pond between 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. to see their classrooms and get a tour of the building. The first day for students is Wednesday, 8/29/18, and students should arrive at school no later than 7:40 a.m. to be ready to start the new school year at 7:45 a.m.!


Please check the “Mill Pond Events” section on the right side of our web page which is a calendar of important MPS dates that is regularly updated. It will include important information such as MPPG meetings, upcoming concerts and field trips, and special school events.


Also make sure to Look at the What’s Happening section in the center of our web page. It includes the Weekly News and Notes section with links to important and timely information. This section is updated weekly and contains important school, parent group, and community notices. Please check it out every Thursday to see what is new! In addition, each Thursday (during the school year) the principal sends a Connect 5 email message to families alerting them that the Weekly News and Notes section has been updated, in addition to other school news. If you have not received these weekly email messages, please contact the Mill Pond main office at 508.836.7780 and we will assist you in getting these weekly communications.


The MPPG (Mill Pond Parent Group) and the parent volunteers are essential components of our school community. If you would like to learn more about MPPG and/or how you can volunteer your time in ways big and small at Mill Pond, please click here to link to the MPPG website.


Enjoy your summer and I look forward to meeting and working with you!


Sincerely,

 

Peter Guellnitz

Mill Pond School Principal