Nicholas Criscone

Principal

80 North Main Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8222

leaf bullet Elementary School News

 

New Elementary Playground Update…

August 15, 2016

Scheduling delays and conflicts have resulted in the district postponing the installation of the elementary playground surface until August 26 and 27. Additionally, high school students with supervision (for example, Jon Caraco with his varsity soccer team) may volunteer. Remember to bring shovels, wheelbarrows and/or rakes.

NYS releases testing information on ELA and math tests taken in April

July 29, 2016

The state Education Department today released the results of the 2016 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and math tests that students took in April.

From a proficiency standpoint, Mayfield's proficiency rates - 33 percent on grades 3-8 ELA and 44 percent on grades 3-8 mathematics received scores in levels 3 or 4 on the exams - placed the district third in mathematics and fifth in ELA among the 15 school districts in the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES. Statewide, the figures were 38 percent on ELA and 39 percent on mathematics.

At Mayfield, the proficient figures for both the ELA and mathematics exams remained close to the 2015 results. The number of students scoring in the proficient levels - 3 and 4 - climbed to 33 percent, compared with 30 percent in 2015. In mathematics, 44 percent of Mayfield students scored in levels 3 and 4, compared with 42 percent in 2015. Read more here

Student photoWork begins on construction of the new elementary playground

August 8, 2016

With  temperatures and humidity levels rising throughout the morning, one thing was clear for the 16-17 volunteers who showed up for the first day of elementary playground construction today: they were hot.

In fact, every man had a sweat-soaked tee-shirt by 9 a.m.

Superintendent Jon Peterson, joining in with the group that included other parents, community members, district administrators and Board of Education members, said work was progressing as they had hoped. "We are doing pretty well here - it's all starting to come together but there's still plenty to be done," he said, stopping to talk while holding a handful of bolts.  Read more here

Old playground removedTime to build the new elementary playground - volunteers are needed!

July 27, 2016

Now that the old playground has been removed (see picture at right), the moment of truth has arrived - the new playground is about to rise! To make that happen, the school district needs everybody's help! We are looking for a Few Good Men (and Women of course!) to donate two hours or more of their time to assemble the playground behind the elementary school on one of these five days. There will be a supervisor from the playground company on site to guide the work.
Please consider volunteering your time and talents on one of the following dates/times. You could give as much time as your schedule allows
:

August 5
- 8-10 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Tools provided by contractor
August 6 -  8-1
0 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Tools provided by contractor
August 8 - 8-10
am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm, - Tools provided by contractor
August 12 - 8-10
am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Please bring a wheelbarrow, shovel and/or rake with you.
August 13 - 8-10
am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Please bring a wheelbarrow, shovel and/or rake with you.

If you are willing, able and available, please send
Superintendent Jon Peterson an email at peterson.jon@mayfieldcsd.org by July 29 indicating the date and “shift(s)” that you are able to help. Additionally, if you have any influence over Mother Nature please order cool and dry conditions!

Thanks in advance!

Check out more pictures of the playground and field work at the elementary school here.

Update on the elementary playground and field work; access road closed during the day

July 20, 2016

Principal Nicholas Criscone provides this update on the contruction at the elementary school:

Families and Staff,
We’re making great progress. At this point we are closing the access road to the playground and back field area between 6am and 4pm due to heavy equipment needing frequent use of that driveway.
The good news is that we are opening our track and its inner field starting at 4pm each day!

For your safety, please do not enter the back driveway, track, fields or playground area between 6am and 4pm
.

You’ll be getting an email in the near future regarding the playground build and the need for volunteers. I’d love to see a show of force to help with the installation! Keep an eye out for a sign up sheet.

Update on the elementary playground and field work; access road closed during the day

July 20, 2016

Principal Nicholas Criscone provides this update on the contruction at the elementary school:

Families and Staff,
We’re making great progress. At this point we are closing the access road to the playground and back field area between 6am and 4pm due to heavy equipment needing frequent use of that driveway.
The good news is that we are opening our track and its inner field starting at 4pm each day!

For your safety, please do not enter the back driveway, track, fields or playground area between 6am and 4pm
.

You’ll be getting an email in the near future regarding the playground build and the need for volunteers. I’d love to see a show of force to help with the installation! Keep an eye out for a sign up sheet.

Playground closed for the summer beginning July 18; help needed to build new one

July 13, 2016

Due to the anticipated new playground and work on athletic fields located behind the elementary school, the elementary playground area and fields will be closed as of Monday, July 18. The new school community playground build will take place on August 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13. We’ll need as many volunteers as possible to help with this exciting project. More details to follow.

Mayfield Teachers Association plans 33rd annual basketball fundraiser on March 11

March 4, 2016

The Mayfield Teachers Association will sponsor their 33rd Annual Scholarship Game this year on Friday, March 11 in the Mayfield High School Gymnasium.

The doors will open at 5:30 pm and Game Time is set for 6:00 pm.

Admission is $3 at the door.

The teachers of the Mayfield Central School organize and participate in this night of basketball and community fun to raise money for the annual Scholarship Fund. Hundreds of dollars have been awarded to Mayfield seniors each year in the form of a college scholarship. The proceeds from the MTA game this year will be awarded to three college bound seniors in recognition of their academic excellence. The 2014-15 winners were Abby MacFarland, Alyssa Davis and Megan Frasier. Read more here

New York State has made changes to the testing program students will face in April

State testing changesMarch 3, 2016

Mayfield students in grades 3-8 will take state English Language Arts exams April 5-7 and state mathematics exams April 13-15. The state, in response to a large number of students who didn't opt to take the tests last year, has made several changes to the exams.

Click on the image at right to read more about them.

Student photoKids Care Club gives back to the community every day

March 1, 2016 

The Mayfield Elementary School Kids Care Club has been very busy doing what they do best: giving back to the community.

On Tuesday, February 9, Kids Care Club sponsored a pop-up, mini-project during lunch periods. Using Valentine cards donated to the PTA by Wal-Mart, and shared with Kids Care Club by Tonya Moore (Thank you, Mrs. Moore!), we offered every MES and BOCES student a chance to share some love with local nursing home residents.

Students signed 385 Valentine cards!

Kids Care Club collected more than $200 in cash and food items/snacks, which were donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Read more here

$20,000 Target grant won for purchase of playground equipment

January 11, 2016

Mayfield was informed on Friday, January 8, that Target has awarded the school district a $20,000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service grant for new playground equipment!
This is a grant that
the district applied for this past fall.
The district was selected from the many other submissions that were made by stores and distribution centers throughout our region.
Criteria for the grant included hands-on projects, youth centered activities, and/or community volunteer project(s).
Mayfield's application was for the purchase of playground equipment and features a community install where school/community members and Target employees volunteer to assemble and raise the playground.
We will hold a kickoff event during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and are forming a steering committee.
Target not only funds the grant, but Target employees will volunteer their time and talents to assist our school as we plan, purchase, and install the equipment…hence the title the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Student photoBoard of Education approves capital project; proposal to be considered by the community on Tuesday, January 12

November 17, 2015

After more than a year of studying and weighing options, the Board of Education this evening approved a $15.5 million capital project that will address health and safety issues, deteriorating roofs and infrastructure and make athletic field improvements at each building.

 The proposal was updated after an October 14 forum that mentioned several issues, including the need to improve field drainage and parking at the elementary school. The Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5 and a community vote from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12 in the high school gymnasium lobby.  Read more here

Congratulations to Mayfield Elementary School for winning a $4,000 Dollar General grant for the Leveled Literacy Project

September 11, 2015

Mayfield Elementary School has received a $4,000 Youth Literacy Grant from Dollar General. The school will create "The Leveled Literacy Project" to establish a leveled literacy library for the school's youngest learners - kindergarten to grade 2. The literacy library will serve as an instructional resource that will move students toward reading success.

A leveled literacy library is a collection of books categorized by levels so that every child has data determined books that are at their independent "just right" reading level to practice fluency and to develop a love for reading. This project will also ensure that every teacher has books to use with children at their data determined instructional reading level to ensure maximum growth in literacy skills, as taught through guided reading. Read more here

Student photoStudent photoWelcome back to school!

September 9, 2015

Despite the heat outside (and inside), everybody got down to work on this, the second day of school at Mayfield Elementary School.

Check out a few photos from school today

 

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Kids Care Club honor selfless acts of volunteer firefighters

 

June 3, 2015  Kids Care Club baked cookies and presented them to Mayfield Volunteer Firefighters in appreciation of their selfless service to our community. Student bakers were supported in this project by parent volunteers: Suzanne Nash, Stephanie Andrews, Amy Sawyer, and Lynn Shea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Care Club raised money to help end hunger in our community

crop walk

April 29, 2015  Elementary students and staff members joined the Kids Care Club team at Mayfield Presbyterian Church's CROP Hunger Walk held on Sunday, Apr. 26. CROP Hunger Walks are held annually across the country to fight hunger globally and in our own communities. The Kids Care Club team raised over $100 in donations while enjoying a pleasant afternoon stroll with friends and family.

 

Panther Pride in New York City!

April 28, 2015  Our very own Mrs. Guttenburg, Mrs. Gatto, and Mrs. Mashhadi (as seen left to right) traveled by train to New York City and ran in the “More Women’s Fitness” Half Marathon in Central Park. The 13.1 mile race took place on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

 

Mayfield congratulates our teachers for tireless efforts in the classroom and also for being such positive role models for health, fitness, and well-being!

 

 

 

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Tues, Aug 16

Board of Education meeting; 7 pm, Upper Library

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Meet The Coaches Night for fall sports; 6 - 8 p.m., Auditorium

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