Message from the Principals
Ms. Amy O'Brien, Principal
Mr. John Coppola, Assistant Principal
Welcome Message from Principal Amy O’Brien
Welcome Back Mead School Students and Families!
We hope you had a restful and productive summer and had many opportunities to enjoy family, friends, get away a bit and do things for yourself. We are all busy preparing Mead School for your return.
Our first day of school is on Monday, August 28th. We have scheduled an assembly for our students in the gym that will begin as soon as the buses are unloaded and all students have been grouped with their classroom teachers. Our presenter is Casey Carle from Bubble Mania (bubblemania.com), who will be presenting an interactive program for all students to welcome them back. It is our philosophy at Mead School to make sure kids feel that this is a positive place where we work hard and have high expectations but that we also like to have fun. Here at Mead School we are committed to providing a safe, progressive learning environment that ensures students achieve their maximum individual potential with the confidence to take intellectual risks and become curious, lifelong learners. Our first day of school assembly will be focused on the joy we can have here at school. We always look forward to our first day of the new school year at Mead School!
Our motto at Mead School continues to be that Mead School students have the courage to Stay Safe, Show Respect and Try our Best. You will see us as a school even more focused on these expectations as we will be acknowledging students who are “Caught Being Good” on a regular basis. To be successful, this plan needs to be a partnership between home and school. Throughout the year the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) team will send updates and information about PBIS. We invite your comments, concerns and ideas to make PBIS work at our school. We are also looking to have a parent member on our PBIS Leadership team. Please contact me if you are interested. The members of our PBIS Leadership team are: PBIS Teacher Coaches, Melissa Cook and Todd Howes. Administrators Amy O’Brien and John Coppola. Staff members Jaime Cox, Nichole Kuna, Carolyn Keller, Eugenie O’Callaghan. New to the leadership team this year will be James Chester and Sue Matican.
Please support PBIS at Mead School by:
● Reviewing the behavior expectation matrix that is in the Parent/Student handbook and on our website.
● Reading, then signing and returning the handbook sign off page,
● Use the 3 Mead School expectations at home (Stay Safe, Show Respect, Try our Best).
● Providing positive reinforcement (acknowledging good choices with compliments, and/or quality time) at home.
● Sharing comments with or asking questions of PBIS team members
As we are getting ready to begin the 2017-2018 school year we are without active PTO officers. We are in need of a PTO President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. If any parent is willing to donate some time bi-monthly to hold these offices please let us know.
We are scheduled to have a Book Fair the week of September 11th and need parents to run it during the day and in the evenings of the 11th and 12th when we have our “Meet the Teacher” evenings.
We are happy to report that we have additional parking at Mead School this year. The new lower parking lot is expected to be complete and ready for use when the new school year officially begins. Construction in the back of our building for additional classrooms is not yet complete and will not be for the first day of school. Expected completion is in October. Unfortunately this will limit our space for outdoor recess as the safety of our students is our first concern.
Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in helping this school year in any way and/or if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Reminder: Mead School has an Attire Policy
Mead School Hours: 7:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (regular day) 7:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (early dismissal)
Pre-K Times 8:00 – 2:00 (regular day) 8:00 – 12:30 (early dismissal)