March to the Sea: Friday, May 24 - 1 pm
Our annual March to the Sea is set for this Friday! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this honored school tradition, the whole school would normally walk to the Memorial Wharf on the Friday before each Memorial Day. This year, due to the weather, we will be offering this program in our school gym. The program honors veterans and those soldiers who have fallen in past American wars and conflicts and features patriotic music by the Eagle Band, poems recited by students, songs by local singer Mark Lovewell, and guest speaker Lt. Col. Ted Morgan (Ret.). You are welcome to join us in the gym at 1pm on May 24.
Mr. Stevens, principal
This week as well as next I will be coming to some of the classrooms during morning meetings for a "Tick Talk." Mrs. Costello, our health teacher, currently covers this subject in grades k-2 health class. The information I present is taken from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) which includes: How to identify a wood tick vs a deer tick, what to do if you find a tick attached, and prevention, which is key. I will also review some interesting facts about why we can't feel a tick bite. I will be sending home a sheet from the MA DPH on tick repellants. This is certainly one way to prevent a tick exposure. Please take this opportunity to ask your kids what they have learned, and don't hesitate to call me with any questions.
Resources for Tickborne Diseases:
Healing Lyme by Stephen Buhner
Yours in health,
School Improvement Plan
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Edgartown School Community,
Below in the File Cabinet for School Advisory Council please find a draft of the school's 2013-14 School Improvement Plan (SIP). Our School Advisory Council (SAC) has worked very hard over the course of the last three months to develop this draft blueprint for our school. This plan contains some new features including, persons responsible for goal completion and the present status of a goal, if the goal currently exists. The SAC felt that these features were important to ensure accountability in all goal areas and to keep the community informed of how goals are progressing.
Your feedback is an important part of the school improvement process. Between now and the next SAC meeting on May 14, the SAC is inviting feedback about the plan. At the May 14 meeting, SAC members will consider all feedback and adjust the plan as appropriate. Please peruse the SIP and let the SAC know what you think. Your comments may be forwarded to any SAC member.
SAC members are:
John Stevens, Co-chair
Kate McCormick, Co-chair / Teacher
Deirdre Morris, Parent
Kathy Pogue, Parent
Mike Joyce, Community Member
Becky Hegarty, Parent
Karen Bressler, Community Member
Paulo Pereira, Parent
Carlene Gatting, Parent
Thank you in advance for taking the time to look at this plan and making any comments that would strengthen it.
As school nurses we get lots of questions and concerns from parents and guardians regarding the subject of ADD and ADHD. Some of the most pressing questions are whether to medicate or not for ADHD.
Please join Dr. Melanie Miller for a lecture followed by discussion with time for questions/comments. In her lecture she’ll be covering the latest ADHD information. This will be a three part series and will be held at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School on Thursday's: May 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Place: MVRHS Cafeteria
Dates: Thursday's, May 2nd, 9th, and 16th
Please RSVP your school nurse if you plan to attend.
Como enfermeiras escolares temos muitas perguntas e preocupações dos pais e encarregados da educação das crianças sobre o tema da ADD e ADHD. Algumas das perguntas mais frequentes são se as crianças tèm que ser medicadas para o TDAH (TDA/H Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade)ou não.
Por favor, venha participar nesta reunião com a Dra. Melanie Miller para falar sobre este assunto e depois a gente pode fazer perguntas e comentár sobre os últimos descubrimentos sobre TDAH. Nós vamor ter uma série de três reuniões que serão realizadas no Regional High School de Martha’s Vineyard, na Quinta-Feira 02 de Maio, 9 de Maio e 16 de Maio..
Lugar: MVRHS Cafeteria
Datas: quinta-feira, 02 de maio, 9 e 16
Horario: 6 19:00
Se você pretende participar; Por favor ligar a enfermeira ou visitar a nossa escola para conferir sua presença.
Class of 2014 Important Meeting
Important Meeting for the Class of 2014 parents and students to discuss events and fundraising
for next year's 8th grade! Thursday, May 16 at 7 PM in the Edgartown School Library. All
parents and students of the current 7th grade (Class of 2014) are asked to attend!
2013-2014 School Calendar
Click here to view the 2013-2014 school calendar in pdf format.
Summer Math Skills Sharpener and Summer Language Arts Review Workbooks!
We sell a Summer Math Skills Sharpener and a Summer Language Arts Review Workbook at the school store! Pricing will probably be $16 for the math sharpener and $17 for ELA workbooks. Each grade level book helps students maintain their academic skills over the summer months.
The Integration of Instructional Assistive Technology into the Lives of Individuals with Disabilities - May 29 & 30
Sean J. Smith holds the rank of Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Smith has a background in the area of special education and technology, specifically towards the inte-gration of technology across teacher preparation programs.
The integration of instructional/assistive technology into the lives of individuals with disabilities and their respective educational professionals; e-mentoring to enhance teacher education/induction; online learning; and addressing the needs of individuals with Down syndrome.
May 1st Ride your bike to school day – helmets required. Join with us to celebrate this event
and take advantage of our community bike paths.
May 3rd PTA sponsored Staff Appreciation Day
May 8th All Island Band Spring Concert at the MVRHS PAC – 6:30 p.m.
May 9th 2nd grade travels to the New Bedford Museum – 8:15 a.m. boat off & 2:30 p.m. boat back
MCAS – May 7th through May 21st
During this testing period it is important for all students to be present on MCAS testing days. Please make sure your child(ren) have a good nights sleep and arrive to school on time. We will be providing a light breakfast before the test and water during the test. The specific testing schedule is available on the web site and in the letter sent home in March. We have been working hard to make this MCAS a successful experience for all students and your positive and calm attention to these days is helpful.
May 14th PTA meeting in the staff dining room at 8:20 a.m.
SAC meeting in the staff dining room at 10:00 a.m.
May 15th School Committee Meeting in the staff dining room at 8:30 a.m.
May 17th 4th quarter interim reports for 5th – 8th grade mailed home
PTA Sponsored All Island 8th grade gathering at the Ag Hall – 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
May 20th All Island Elementary String Concert at the MVRHS PAC – 6:30 p.m.
May 21st 5th grade Growth and Development night starting in the library at 7:00 p.m.
May 24th Annual March to the Sea leaving from the front of the school at 1:00 p.m.
May 27th No School – Memorial Day
May 28th – June 1st 8th grade Annual Washington DC trip
May 29th - DARE Graduarion - 1:30 pm in cafeteria
May 31st 3rd grade field trip to Boston - 8:15 a.m. boat off and 5:00 p.m. boat back
Tuesday, April 30th at Tisbury
Tuesday, May 7th home vs WT
Tuesday, May 14th home vs OB
Semi-Finals May 20th & 21st
Finals May 23rd
01 de maio Compareça à escola de bicicleta hoje – obrigatório o uso de capacete. Participe deste evento e tire proveito das trilhas de bicicleta da nossa comunidade.
03 de maio Dia de Apreciação dos Funcionários patrocinado pela PTA.
08 de maio Concerto de Primavera da Banda de Toda a Ilha no MVRHS PAC às 18h30.
09 de maio Passeio da turma da 2a série ao New Bedford Museum.
Partida do barco: 8h15. Retorno do barco: 14h30.
MCAS – De 07 a 21 de maio
Durante este período de é importante que todos os alunos se apresentem nos dias de teste MCAS. Certifique-se que o seu filho tenha uma boa noite de sono e que compareça à escola no horário. Forneceremos um café da manhã leve antes do teste e água durante o teste. O horário específico dos testes está disponível no nosso site e na carta que foi enviada à residência do aluno em março. Temos trabalhado arduamente para que o período de testes MCAS seja uma experiência positiva para todos os alunos e sua atitude positiva e tranquila nesses dias é muito importante e útil.
14 de maio Reunião da PTA [Associação de Pais e Mestres] na sala de refeições dos funcionários às 8h20.
Reunião do SAC [Conselho Consultivo Estudantil] na sala de refeições dos funcionários às 10h.
15 de maio Reunião do Comitê Escolar na sala de refeições dos funcionários às 8h30.
17 de maio Boletim de notas do 4° trimestre enviado à residência do aluno.
Evento p/ as turmas de 8a série de toda a ilha patrocinado pela PTA no Ag Hall, das 18h30 às 10h.
20 de maio Concerto de Cordas de Primavera Elementar de Toda a Ilha no MVRHS PAC às 18h30.
21 de maio Noite de Desenvolvimento e Crescimento da 5a série – Início às 19h na biblioteca.
24 de maio Marcha rumo ao mar anual saindo da frente da escola às 13h.
27 de maio Sem aulas – Dia da Memória (“Memorial Day”, em inglês)
De 28 de maio a 1° de junho: Passeio anual da 8ª série à Washington DC.
31 de maio Passeio da 3ª série à Boston – Partida do barco: 8h15. Retorno do barco: 17h.
Jogos de softbol:
Terça-feira, 30 de abril em Tisbury
Terça, 07 de maio – time da casa contra WT
Quinta-feira, 14 de maio – time da casa contra OB
Semifinais – 20 e 21 de maio
Finais – 23 de maio
Box Tops for Education
Click here for more information about Box Tops for Education >
Keep the Box Tops coming!!!!
The Box Top Bear contest continues for Grades K-2.
Winners so far are: Mrs. McDonald's class, Mrs. Lachapelle's class and Mrs. Searle's class.
PTA is offering a popsicle party and extra recess for the top two classrooms that turn in the most Box Tops by June 14.
Box Tops must be turned in bagged in counts of 50 to be counted.
to download the popsicle Box Top template.
Box Top collection boxes are placed in grades 6-8 teachers boxes to help build incentive.
Thank you so much for your support!
School Visitor Policies
If you're visiting the school between 8:20am and 2:40pm, please note our policies:
Sign in at the office and get a visitor pass.
Remember to sign back out when you're leaving.
No parking in front of the entrance. Please use the parking lot.
Your cooperation is most appreciated as student safety and security is our highest priority. Thank you!
Crosswalk Safety at the School
Please make sure to use the sidewalks and crosswalks at the school, and encourage your children to do the same. Cutting across parking lots or the pickup line can be dangerous, as cars backing up or pulling out cannot always see you.
Please be safe! Thank you!
Safe Routes to School - Survey Results
Parents - Click here to review the Safe Routes To School Survey Results. If you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions, please contact Sue Costello at 508-627-3316, ext. 206.
School Report Card
Click here to view our school's 'report card' in pdf format (updated October 2012). This report card contains important information about enrollment, teacher qualifications, student achievement on the MCAS and more.
School Bullying Plan
Information about our school bullying plan can be found in the student & parent area.