First day of school photos wanted!

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We did it! First day of school! Woo hoo! How did it go for you and your little ones?

We want to see those adorable pics! Post a pic of your Marbletown student on his/her first day of school to our Facebook page , or email it to yearbook@marbletownpta.com.

Make sure to include your child’s first name, grade and teacher, and it may end up in our yearbook this year!

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All School Musical rehearsals update

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 3.39.12 PMDear MES Parents/ Guardians:

Our All School musical is nearing and your child has been practicing a grade level song with Mrs. Miller in music.  On dates (see schedule), your child is invited to stay after school to practice, with our Musical Director, the song and movements. Pick up times are listed.

Additionally, your child is invited to perform on May 12th, at the Rondout Valley High School, at 6 PM.

More info will be coming home regarding color scheme of grade level outfits for performance and details of drop off/pick up info.

Click here to print the permission slip.

Musical Auditions – 101 Dalmatians!!

 Marbletown PTA presents
101Dalmation

Auditions*:

Monday, March 14th  3:30 – 5:00
Tuesday, March 15th  3:30 – 5:00

 *Auditions are for 2nd and 3rd graders. In addition, each grade will perform a class song in the musical.  Please see audition materials below for preparation.

For complete details visit the school musical page!!


Audition Materials:

 Each child should be prepared to sing the song “Bow Wows” and read from a scene in the script.  You can download all materials at the links below.

Bow Wow – Instrumental
Bow Wow – Vocal Guide
BowWow_Song_Lyrics
Cruella Scene Lines – Girls
Roger_Lines


PTA Bake Sale

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We’re holding a good ol’ fashioned bake sale in front of Emmanuel’s Marketplace on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 to 4.

ALL proceeds will directly benefit our students.

donutVolunteer bakers can drop off baked goods at MES on the morning of Friday, Oct. 7, or in front of Emmanuel’s on Sunday, starting at 10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please e-mail Fundraising Chair Tara Clark.

Fall assessment schedule

A note from our principal, Andrew Davenport:

Marbletown Elementary School will be conducting the Student Learning Objective (SLO) pre-tests September 14th – 29th.  

STAR Math & ELA testing (grades 1 – 3) will follow beginning September 30th through October 16th.   The SLO and STAR assessments are designed to tell us each student’s level of mastery as they begin the school year. Students will be assessed again later in the year in an effort to identify growth over time.

The assessments are part of the APPR program and tied to New York State regulations. To the greatest degree possible, we will work to use the data to inform our instructional practices.  Students need not worry about these assessments.  They should just give their best effort.

The STAR assessments take approximately 30+/- minutes each.  That equates to about 30 minutes of testing in week one and 30 minutes of testing in week two.  The SLO pre-assessments are created by our teachers.  They are also short in duration.  Students take four or more over the two week testing period.