Nicholas Criscone

Principal

80 North Main Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8251

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Mix it up at Lunch

December 15, 2014 Launched in 2002 by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mix It Up at Lunch is a simple call to action: take a new seat in the cafeteria.  On this one day, students take a risk in a safe, controlled environment.  They may make new friends and help build an inclusive and welcoming school community.  Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades at Mayfield Elementary School mixed it up at lunch on Friday, December 12th.  The event, coordinated by Catholic Charities Prevention Educator, Amy Walag, was themed, “Friends Can Be Lifesavers.”  Students were randomly assigned to color-coded lunch tables, where they participated in friendly conversation and fun games.  Many students also dressed in mixed up clothing for the occasion.  School principal and celebrity judge, Nick Criscone, chose the “Most Mixed Up Class” at each grade level and prizes were awarded.

       

Inspired

December 8, 2014

Food DriveFrom Mr. Criscone - Thank you to all families that participated in our Food Drive! Your generous donations will help feed the hungry. One of our sixth-grade students, David Christman, has been an integral part of our food drive. Today he told me that one of his teachers, Mrs. Mucica, our occupational therapist, inspired him so much through this food drive that he not only wanted to help with our collection, storage, and packing of the food drive items but he would like to become a regular volunteer at the local food pantry. David, thank you for your contributions to our society!

 

 

Kids Care Club

December 8, 2014

Mrs. Mucica, Mrs. Lair, and the Kids Care Club members are decorating brown paper bags to fit the season! Decorating these bags with a Thanksgiving and holiday touch is sure to show those that receive from our local food pantry that the children of the Mayfield community care!

 

 

 

 

The importance of school attendance

October 22, 2014 Every Minute Counts … Every Student Counts

Daily attendance is one of the most important factors in whether or not a student will succeed in school. Students are faced today with unprecedented changes within the field of public education so it’s essential they are present to receive the instruction they need to meet or exceed those standards. If a student is going to be absent or tardy, parents are expected to contact the child’s school directly the morning of the absence.

 

Read an article by Capital Region BOCES Communications Service's Parent Today: SCHOOL- YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT! (Copyright ©2014 by Parent Today and Capital Region BOCES; Used with permission)

 

Keep reading those books!

October 15, 2014 Nov. 1 marks the first benchmark for READ 25. This benchmark asks students to log at least 8 books read so far this school year - working towards the goal of 25 books by year's end.

 

25 day fitness challenge kicks off at Mayfield Elementary

October 15, 2014 Mayfield Elementary's Physical Education Department is kicking this year off with a 25 day fitness challenge. All students are encouraged to participate. The goal of this challenge is for your son or daughter to be physically active for 60 minutes a day for 25 days from Sept. 29 through Oct. 31. Therefore each student will need to be active for 1 hour, 5 out of 7 days a week. Students will need to log their activity time on a log sheet. Physical Education and Recess time can count towards their daily minutes. Both students and parents will need to sign log sheets and return them after Oct. 31 to Mrs. Stuttle and/or Mr. Moore.

This program is sponsored by SPARK PE and the winners will be selected based on the percentage of the school population that participates in the challenge. Some ways in which you can help earn bonus points are by following us on Twitter (@mayfieldphysED) When you send us a tweet please use the hashtag #SPARKchallenge, the more tweets we get the more points we get!!!

 

Shop at Price Chopper and earn points for free equipment

October 15, 2014 With Tools for Schools, you earn points on behalf of Mayfield Elementary School every time you shop using your AdvantEdge Card. The points are redeemed by the school for FREE equipment such as school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment.

Here's how it works:

1. Register your AdvantEdge Card and designate a school at the Guest Services desk at your local Price Chopper, at school, or using our online form. You'll be required to sign up each year. Mayfield School's code is 15812.

2. The program begins on Sunday, July 27, 2014 and runs until Saturday, March 28, 2015.

3. All purchases using your AdvantEdge Card will be automatically credited to Mayfield Elementary School.

4. Every dollar* spent at Price Chopper earns you one point. Purchase Price Chopper or Central Market Classics brands and receive double points.

 

New Parent Resource Center, "Panthers' Closet", is now open

October 6, 2014 Mayfield Elementary School is pleased to announce the opening of a new Parent Resource Center, "Panthers' Closet." Located just inside the front door of the elementary school, across the hall from the main office, Pathers' Closet offers free informational materials on parenting, education, health, community resources and many other topics. Clothing, toiletries and school supplies are also available for families in need. Panthers' Closet is open to Mayfield families from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each school day. As always, please sign in at the main office upon arrival at school. For more information, contact School Psychologist, Lauren Lozier, or Robin Lair, School Counselor.  

 

 

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

September 17, 2014 As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks; more recently, cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed in New York. The Mayfield Central School District is providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness.  Read more

 

Welcome back, students!

Septemeber 10, 2014

Mayfield Central School District's students returned to the classrooms on Wednesday, September 3, and are already hard at work. Click on video to see them in action during the first few days of school.

 

Mayfield Elementary School Announces Registration Dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year

January 22, 2014   More information is listed in the links below:

Pre-Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration

For past news stories visit the Elementary School news archive

Upcoming Events

Thur, Dec 18

Holiday Concert; 6:30 p.m., auditorium

Fri, Dec 19

5 week progress reports posted to portal

Mon-Fri, Dec 22 - Jan 2

Holiday Recess, No Classes

Mon, Jan 5

Classes resume

Wed, Jan 7

Suicide Prevention Task Force meeting; 2:20 - 2:55 p.m., upper library

Wed, Jan 14

Supt Conf Day; No Classes

Sat, Jan 17

Semi-Formal Dance; 7 - 9 p.m., HS Cafeteria

Mon, Jan 19

Martin Luther King Day; No Classes

Tues, Jan 20

Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library

Mon-Thur, Jan 26-29

Regents Testing

Fri, Feb 6

Report cards posted to portal

Tues, Feb 17

Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library

Fri, Mar 13

5 week progress reports posted to portal

Tues, Mar 17

Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library

Thur-Fri, Mar 26-27

Drama Production of Peter Pan; 7 p.m., auditorium

Sat, Mar 28

Drama Production of Peter Pan; 2 and 7 p.m., auditorium

Tues, April 21

Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library

Wed, April 22

Report cards posted to portal

Tues, May 12

Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library

Tues, May 19

Annual Meeting/Budget Vote; 12 Noon - 8 p.m., HS gym lobby

Thur, May 21

5 week progress reports posted to portal

Fri, July 3

Final report cards posted to portal