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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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  • American Education Week Parent Visitation Day

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 11/24/2014
    American Education Week Parent Visitation Day

    Once again this year MKG celebrated American Education Week by inviting parents/guardians to visit our school on Monday, November 24th. Parents had an opportunity to visit their child’s classroom and observe a “regular” school day. Many thanks to all who came out in such awful weather to visit the MKG classrooms. We were thrilled to have over 150 parents/guardians visit our school to share a day of learning with their child. 

    American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. During Parent Visitation Day, schools across the nation invite parents/guardians into the classroom to experience firsthand what a school day is like for their child. The initiative is designed to spotlight the importance of parental involvement.

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  • Holiday Extravaganza at MKG

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 11/24/2014
    MKG Holiday Extravaganza
    Thanks to the PTA and the many parents and teachers who volunteered their time and talents, the Holiday Extravaganza was a huge success. MKG was transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations, trees and even a visit from Santa Claus. Craft tables manned by MHS student council members welcomed children to create decorations. Gingerbread men and houses, gift basket raffle, hot chocolate, pizza, popcorn and more all made for a wonderful family event that everyone could enjoy.
    Thank you one and all! 
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  • Reading to Mrs. Vaughan

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 11/24/2014
     First Grade Students Read to Mrs. Vaughan
    First graders are well on their journey to become fluent readers. Mrs. Vaughan is inviting first grade teachers to send volunteers to her office to read a favorite story. Everyone has done an excellent job! 
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  • Animals and their Changing Habitats-Grade 2

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 11/13/2014
    Animals and their Changing Habitats-Mrs. Germano's Grade 2 Class
    Mrs. Germano invited parents into her classroom to view students' recent work. The grade 2 ELA Unit of Study was Animals and their Changing Habitats. This unit centered around the Reading Standards for Informational Texts. Students used a variety of nonfiction texts to research information for their project. Students used important text features to locate key facts or information in the text. (RI 2.5) Students presented their reports and diorama's to the visiting parents and friends in the classroom. The students were excited to share their work with their family. 
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  • 5th Annual Halloween Candy Drive

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 11/7/2014
    5th Annual Halloween Candy Drive
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    Calvin Derby, a third grade student at MKG already knows the meaning of giving back. For the 5th year Calvin and his family organized the Halloween Candy Drive for Kids with Cancer. Collection boxes were set up in each Middleboro school. Students donated their unused candy to help children who are unable to trick ot treat. All of the candy is donated to the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston. Many thanks to Calvin and his family and all the MKG children who donated to the cause.
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  • A Busy Day at MKG

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 11/6/2014
    State  Representative Keiko Orrall Reads to Grade 3 Students
    Mrs. Magnett's grade 3 class had a special visitor today. State Representative Keiko Orrall participated in the Reading is Fundamental Program. RIF mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. Rep. Orral brought a selection of her favorite books with her. After discussing the books, the students voted on which book they wanted Rep. Orrall to read- it was a close vote but the story One by Kathryn Otoshi was the winner. Students enjoyed the discussion about the voting process and the reading of the story. MKG thanks Rep. Orrall for taking the time to read to our students.
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     Student Leadership Team Cheers on the Sachems!
    The big game for the Middleboro high school football team is this weekend. The mighty Sachems will take on the Dennis Yarmouth Dolphins. The fifth grade Leadership Team at MKG created posters to decorate Middleboro High School before the big game. Go Sachems!! 
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  • Halloween at MKG

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 10/31/2014
    Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!
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  • MHS Student Athletes Visit MKG

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 10/27/2014
    MHS Student Athletes Visit MKG
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    Students in grades 3 & 4 had surprise visitors at lunch last week. Student athletes from Middleborough High School came to MKG to promote the importance of eating healthy and exercising. The students walked around and stopped at tables to talk to the students. They pointed out the importance of eating healthy foods. The athletes congratulated students who had brought healthy food items from home or were eating ones provided with hot lunch.  Mike Perry, Athletic Director at MHS and Paul Branigan MHS Principal echoed the student’s message about a healthy lifestyle.  One highlight of the lunch period was when all of the athletes were on stage; Mike Perry asked “Which player do you think scored the most touchdowns when they were in fifth grade?” The students were surprised and shocked when Mr. Perry threw the football to Hayden Bagnell! Hayden spoke about believing in yourself and achieving your goals.

    All of MKG wishes the MHS football team best of luck with their season.  Go Sachems!

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  • MKG Students Have a Successful Food Drive

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 10/28/2014
    Student Food Drive a Success!
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    Thank you to all families who donated food items to the MKG food drive and especially the group of fifth grade students from Mr. O'Brien's class who organized the drive.. This food drive was initiated by Savannah Guilbeault, a fifth grade student. Thanks to Savannah's idea and the help of her friends 10 boxes of food were collected for the homeless. The food will go to St. Vincent DePaul's Food Pantry. These donations will certainly help many families in need.
    Thank you students, you are truly MKG Soaring Eagles! 
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  • Food Drive at MKG

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 10/23/2014

     MKG Food Drive

    Recently on our field trip to Boston, a student in my class, Savanah Guilbeault, was profoundly affected by the homeless we saw on the Commons. A few days later, she came into school and told me that her birthday was coming in October and if I could guess what she asked for. Unlike the response I expected, she told me she asked all her family members for food for the homeless. That was all she asked for. This was an insightful moment. How many kids would give up their own wants to help others they don’t know? This inspired conversations about how we could make this bigger. Savanah, along with other students, has taken the opportunity to create a school wide food drive.  All donations will be sent to St. Vincent De Paul.


    Dates of Food Drive: 10/21-10/28


    Canned and boxed food can be brought into three collection areas: the lobby, outdoor classroom door, stage

    I would like to thank you for all your support and cooperation in this matter. It is awesome to see a student make such a selfless choice.


    Please contact me with any questions. 

    Mr. O’Brien

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Mission Statement

The Mary K. Goode School is committed to educating all children in a safe, collaborative, academically challenging and socially conscious environment where diversity is celebrated, respect is paramount and the needs, integrity and differences of each child are met as we develop life-long learners and productive global citizens.

Core Beliefs and Values

• We believe in the development of critical thinking, cooperative learning, collaboration and problem solving skills provided in a risk-free environment through the use of innovative and authentic learning experiences.

• We value our commitment to educational excellence while providing a safe and secure environment that supports teaching and learning.

• We believe the safety and education of our children is the most important responsibility of our community and requires a partnership between family, school and community to maximize the potential of all learners.

• We value the importance of educating all children by creating partnerships between family, school and community in order to maximize the potential of all learners.

• We believe in teaching and guiding Mary K. Goode students to be responsible, culturally aware and contributors to the betterment of the global community.