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.
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!
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.