Hundreds of food items donated to elementary school collection

Third grader Aurora Horne wanted to help people, so she approached Principal Katria Hitrick about a Thanksgiving food drive at the elementary school. Aurora created a letter that was sent home to families asking for donations. She also decorated collection boxes for the food.  More than 300 food items were delivered to the food pantry …

Mayfield Elementary welcomes vets for a celebration

Elementary students ate breakfast with veterans and put on performances for them during the Veterans Day celebration at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 13. This was the first Veterans Day celebration to be held at Mayfield Elementary in a number of years. The assembly was followed by a breakfast for the more than 50 veterans …

Fight Flu at Home and School

Fight Flu at Home and School Flu, or influenza, spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially kids. You can help stop flu! Flu symptoms include: Fever or chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, headache, runny or stuffy nose, feeling very tired. Some people, especially children, may have stomach problems and diarrhea. Unlike a …

Second annual Fun Run set for Oct. 19 by Mayfield Cross Country team

The Mayfield Cross Country team is hosting its second annual fun run for kids as a fundraiser for the program on Saturday, Oct. 19 behind the elementary school. There will be a 1 mile race, a 1/2 mile race and a toddler sprint race. Day of race registration only, $5 per child, ages 1-12. Registration …

Elementary students participate in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program

Elementary students, prompted by their own Queen Hitrick, from the Great Land of Mayfield at last week’s assembly, is participating in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program. Students learned about the Ronald McDonald House and the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program.  The Ronald McDonald House is a set of houses in Albany that …

The 2019-20 school year has begun at Mayfield; hundreds of students return for an active year ahead!

Mayfield elementary students were greeted with signs, held by staff and PTA members as well as local police and firefighters, encouraging them to have the best year ahead while Jr./Sr. High School students got right into their studies on the first day of school.  Here are a few images from opening day, 2019, at both …

Christopher Harper hits the ground running as Mayfield’s new superintendent

All Means All Those three words adorn Christopher Harper’s office wall, placed above the district’s Mission Statement.  The last sentence of the Mission Statement states that “All students can learn.” All Means All emphasizes and complements that final sentence: Every – Single – Student at Mayfield can learn. “The mission statement is very inspiring and …

Tax rates adopted for the 2019-20 school year

The Board of Education adopted tax rates for the 2019-20 school year at its meeting on August 20. The new rates are: Town of Mayfield – $24.36 Town of Northampton – $24.73 Town of Johnstown – $24.36 Town of Broadalbin – $19.36 The tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed value. So, if you live …

Elementary Spelling Bee winner Kian Ely ready for the Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 13

After two hours and 46 rounds, grade 6 student Kian Ely emerged from the pack as the elementary spelling bee winner. He will not proceed to the Times Union Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 13 at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady. Ten students participated in the final run-off. All classrooms participated, grades 4-7, and the winners …

Students, parents come together to create Gingerbread Houses

A more than 30-year tradition continued at Mayfield Elementary School today – making Gingerbread houses. A parent or family member came into school to help a kindergarten student decorate the houses. This project involved students from the classes of Marcie Jordan, Lisa Klena and Jennifer Mellen. This year’s holiday break runs from Monday, Dec. 24 to …

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