Today was our Kindergarten Serenade. It was a wonderful celebration of learning with poems, songs, and dancing. The students did a wonderful job performing for their families! Thank you to Mrs. Makeij for a stellar performance, and to the Kindergarten teachers for all of the support.
Field Day 2017 was a complete success! Students had a blast with the exciting games and competitions. We totally lucked out with the weather as it was a beautiful day! Thank you to Parent Organizers: Shona and Mick Blosser, Rita Shann, Jackie Dubois and Julie Arsenault. Thank you to the dozens and dozens of volunteers who made this fabulous day possible.
The sun came out on Wednesday, just in time for our Kindergarten picnic. Rather than sitting in the fields, we sat outside on the hot top. Happy, positive faces in the beautiful sunshine were all that we needed!
Today, in Mrs. Libby’s class, I got to go in and play a Breakout EDU with the students and teachers. We had a BLAST problem solving, using our critical thinking skills and working together as a team. The students and teachers persevered to solve the problems and unlock all of the locks. Again, we identified the leaders, and the cheerleaders, the problem solvers, and the organizers.
You may or may not know this, however, before coming to Middleton, I was a teacher in Topsfield. I spent the first part of my career in Topsfield teaching preschool, grade 1 and then I became a math specialist before making the transition to Fuller Meadow. As a teacher each year, we would get an invitation to walk in the Masco graduation. It was always one of those things that I would think to myself, “Why would I want to do that?”
When I became a principal, and my first group of preschoolers were graduating from Masco, I knew that I had to be there to see them walk across the stage. That was several years ago now, and I haven’t missed a Masco graduation since. It is exhilarating to see those students clap for the faculty as we enter into the field house and then to watch them as they march into their seats. I love to scan those grown-up faces, read the program and then try to remember who they were when I had them in seat 11 years ago. It is a career-affirming event that I look forward to each year.
This year, I had the opportunity to walk with several Fuller Meadow and Howe-Manning staff members. This made this special event even more special. Thank you to Superintendent Dr. Lyons and Masco Principal Mr. Delani for constantly reaching out to the TTU staff and making us feel connected to the Masco community. Best of luck to the Class of 2017! Continue to shine bright!
Over 2,500 Massachusetts students entered the MSBA (Massachusetts School Building Authority) contest this year, writing and drawing about their ideal school. Two Fuller Meadow School students were among the 11 regional winners. Andrew Campbell and Abby McManus and their families, along with Miss Klipfel and Dr. Carreiro were invited to the State House yesterday. The students got citations from Senator Bruce Tarr and Representative Brad Jones, and met the State Treasurer, Deborah B. Goldberg. If you click on the two videos, you will see the students reading their writing in front of the audience. It was a very special day for two very special students. They represented Fuller Meadow well.