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Suzanne Kenny
June, 2017


Summer Message, 2017

Greetings Mill Pond families and community! Welcome to the website for the Mill Pond School, home to all of the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders of Westborough. Our motto is “Learning and Caring- It’s What We Do Here!”
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 two links to three important resources for summer learning:

  1. “Preventing the Summer Slide: Summer Reading and Math Practice from Mrs. Nephew and Mrs. Deane
    1. Literacy: there are links here for suggested summer reading and links to the Westborough Public library’s summer reading program that includes reading logs and challenges.
    2. Math: links to a variety of games and resources to keep your child’s math skills fresh!
  2. “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!  Families should expect to receive notice in mid-August of their child’s homeroom placement and will have access to the team letter at that time.  Save the date of Wednesday, 8/23/17, 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, 8/30/17, and students should be at school by 8:00 a.m. to be ready to start the new school year!
As we close out the 16-17 school year, we offer thanks to the hundreds of family and community members who volunteered at MPS in so many ways, helping to make it such a successful year for our students.  Special thanks to Radhika Chintapalli and Loreen Yearick, our Mill Pond Parent Group Co-Presidents, for all of their work on behalf of our school.  We could not have done it without you!
To all of our students and families, we wish you a safe and enjoyable summer filled with relaxation, fun, friends, family, learning, and exploring.  We will see you in August!
As always…. 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.

Thank you for sharing your children with us.
Sincerely,
Ms. Suzanne Kenny, M.S. Ed. Principal
"We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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