Mary K. Goode Elementary School

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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  • November

    Posted by Christopher Phenix at 11/3/2015

    We had a great turn out at the Harvest Dance and raised over $3000 which will be used for classroom supplies.

    Just a reminder that Thursday November 5th is Pajama Day!  Please bring in a pair of pajamas to donate as well.

    The Veteran's will be coming to do a presentation and flag ceremony on Monday November 9th in honor of Veteran's Day.

    The Student Council is collecting used worn out markers for a recycling program they are participating in.

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  • October

    Posted by Christopher Phenix at 9/28/2015

    Please click on the flyer below to find out more about the Health and Wellness Committe meeting.

    Health and Wellness Committee

    October Happenings!

    October 1 Early Release - 1 pm Dismissal

    October 8 Bruins Day - Wear your bruins attire or black and gold!

    October 15 Picture Day

    October 16 Family Harvest Dance

    October 26 School Council Meeting - 4:15 pm

    October 28 Principal Coffee Hour - 9:30 am

    October 30 Halloween Parade - Wear your costume!


    Some Reminders.......

    If your child is absent, tardy or needs to be dismissed for a medical reason please probide a doctor's note to excuse the absence.


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  • September

    Posted by Christopher Phenix at 9/9/2015


    Thank you to everyone for helping getting the school year off to a great start for your children!

    Just a reminder to read a copy of the handbook and then sign the verification form and return it to school.  You can find a copy of the handbook on our website or can request a hard copy.

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Christopher Phenix at 8/18/2015

    Welcome Back!  I hope that everyone is enjoying the last couple weeks of summer!

    The walk through will take place on Thursday August 27th from 10-11:30.

    The 1st day of school is on Wednesday September 2nd.  A reminder that drop off for students will be at 8:40 and all students should be in the building by 8:50.  Dismissal will be at 3:20.
    I would also like to take the time to welcome new staff members to MKG:
    Alexa Stebbins - 4th grade Teacher
    Susan Schobel - 1st grade Teacher
    Kimberly Karns - Physical Education
    Claudia Pawlikowski - Music
    Barbara Masaitis - Computer Lab ESP
    Bonnie Devine - ESP 
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  • April

    Posted by Christopher Phenix at 4/10/2015
    April Happenings!
    Ms. Taylor Dyer and Mrs. Susan Peters have won Rookie of the Year awards at the annual Plymouth County Education Association Banquet.  Congratulations to both of them! They are extremely hard working teachers, and deserve the recognition.
     Taylor Dyer Susan Peters
    Friday April 10th is the last day of ELA MCAS for grades 3-5.  We will be doing Make-ups next week. 
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    Posted by Chet Delani at 2/11/2015
    Welcome back from vacation!  Hopefully we're all done having to shovel snow with only 2 more weeks until daylight savings.  Spring is right around the corner!
    School vacation begins Friday February 13th at the close of school, and resumes on Monday February 23rd.
    Thanks to the PTA for the t-shirts for staff and students.  It makes for a unified and joyful spirit.  We took a group photo in the auditorium and were amazed  how many students we have at MKG ... we barely fit. 
    Spirit Shirts  
    Steve Krasner had been working with the 5th grade students teaching them about ways to tap into their imagination when writing.
    steve krasner  
     Each day following the daily pledge of allegiance and school news, we end with a question of the day.  The questions generally focus on global awareness. Originally we challenged the students to find the continents and oceans on a labelled map.  Since we all share the same maps, we can easily switch projected maps from our computer and project the map that incorporates the nature of the questions.  Another map, non-labelled, challenges the students to assign labels to the continents and oceans.
    Currently we are focused on the geography, boundaries, and facts about our own country.  In the pictures depicted below, the students are responding to the question, 'What is the longest river system in the United States?'  The students are asked to converse with the student next to them and check their information. Thus everyone has an audience and is heard.  Everyone has a chance to make any necessary corrections. School is a place to learn, modify one's strategies and solutions. School is a place to feel safe in sharing one's ideas.   You might just want to explore with your child regions and places of the world and U.S.A. You might be surprised with what they know.

     Miss Nieuwenhuis
     Miss Nieuwenhuis Class
    100th day of school 
    The students at MKG recently reached the 100th day of school.  In celebration of this day student's in Mrs. Barwikowski's class created projects consisting of 100 items.
    100 days pic 1  
    100 day pic 2  
    100 day pic 3  
    100 day pic 4  
    100 day pic 5  
    100 day pic 6  
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  • Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the MKG Staff

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 12/22/2014
     Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
    From The MKG Staff 
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  • Goode News

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 12/21/2014
                                                                                                                                                                 December 22, 2014

    Dear MKG Families,


    As I move onto the next phase of my life, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the MKG families and students for allowing me to be a part of the MKG community. I have enjoyed my work with the families, children and teachers.

     I am reminded daily of the efforts put in by parent volunteers at MKG. The task of running an event or fundraiser is overwhelming with a population of 600 students, yet these volunteers step up and get things done! Tuesday folder volunteers, Holiday Extravaganza, PTA and School Council members who put in so many hours, I thank you for your service. All of your efforts are noticed and appreciated. Supportive partnerships in learning are key to improving children’s development and success in schools. MKG is fortunate to have these partnerships.

    I will miss working with your children. It has been a pleasure to greet them each morning as they get off the bus. I have enjoyed watching them grow and learn. Continue to encourage your children to be a person of great character and to put forth their personal best every day.  Your children will do great things in life! 

    I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy 2015.


     Karen Vaughan


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  • Goode News

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 12/19/2014


    Grade 2 Gingerbread Houses

    The Holiday Season is here and MKG is ready to celebrate! Grade two students invited family members to school to help them create a non-edible gingerbread house. It is so rewarding to see the number of families that came to school to help with this fun project. Grade 2 teachers would like to thank all who participated or donated items to be used for decorations on the gingerbread house. 

    houses houses houses houses houses

                                                                            Gingerbread Man on the Loose!

    Reading Specialist, Dianne Phillips worked with the first grade teachers to develop a theme unit based on the story The Gingerbread Man. Students read the story  The Gingerbread Man, wrote about the gingerbread man and created art projects about the gingerbread man. Over the course of the afternoon the Gingerbread Man got away and visited many places at MKG!! Being great detectives, the first grade students were able to follow the clues and bring him home again!

    clue  gman
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  • Goode Morning News

    Posted by Karen Vaughan at 12/8/2014


    December Goode News

    December is a very busy month at MKG. Please take a few minutes to read about the happenings at MKG.


    • Reports cards go home this Friday, December 12th.
    • Tuesday, December 9th   Family Night with Instructional Coaches  6:15-7:45 at HBB cafeteria. Come with the family to participate in some fun writing activities with your child(ren).
    • Thursday, December 11th Early Release 1:00 pm dismissal
    • Wednesday, December 17th: Bill Harley Family Concert  6:30 pm HBB Auditotrium
    • The PTA is currently holding its Holiday Shopping event for the students. Your child should have brought home information in their Tuesday folder.



    Morning Drop off Reminder

     8:35 am is drop off time for students coming to school.  There is no supervision for students prior to the 8:35 drop off time. You must wait for an administrator or teacher to open the door and welcome your child to school. Do not leave students under the portico unsupervised. We thank you for your cooperation and help keeping our MKG students safe.

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Announcements (11/16/15)

  • Please join us for a

    K-2 Family Math Night

    hosted by the Instructional Coaches

    Math Heart Logo  

    Why: To learn strategies and resources to help your student(s)

    show deeper thinking in math

    Who:  Families with kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade students

    When:  Tuesday, December 1st 6:30-7:30

    Where:  H.B.B. Cafeteria

    Registration is required.
    In an effort to be more green, please register online by going to the
    MECC, HBB, or MKG homepage of your student(s)
    and clicking on the link for the
    Family Math Night Registration.”
    Let us know if you have any questions.
    We hope we can count you in!

    Your fellow math aficionados,
    Mrs. Gates and Ms. Vigna

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Mission and Values

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.