Message From The Principal
Can you believe that we only have five and a half days remaining in this school year? They will prove to be a wonderful 5.5 days! This time of year teachers start wrapping up the school year, which comes with celebrations and the culmination of larger projects. This week, sixth graders finished construction of their solar powered sun catchers and tested the final product, with some being able to reach the boiling point of water. You may have driven past the school during the day and wondered what the large silver contraptions spread about were, now you know. Third graders proudly displayed their Native American dioramas in the atrium for their peers to admire. Each showed a different region of the US and what the traditional Native American dwellings would have looked like. Fourth grade finished their unit about Japanese culture with a day spent immersed in sharing what they have learned, as well as learning from special guests. All in all, it felt like a “normal” week of school!
Next week proves to be joyful, but hot. Our outstanding special area teachers (teachers of Art, Music, PE, French, Technology, Guidance, and Library) have planned a week of Covid-safe field day activities for students in all grade levels. We feel that since very few of our students are vaccinated, we still need to be cautious. Because of this, the special area teachers have planned field day activities that span the week and have only one grade level participating at a time. This is sure to be a welcome activity for the last week of school.
On Thursday of next week, we will be celebrating our 6th graders as we prepare to send them across the river to RMS. Thanks to the support of the PTO, 6th grade families, MCS staff, and the Covid Task Force, we have planned a celebration that will honor students in a safe way. Each student will be able to invite up to four family members for the celebration taking place on the Norwich Green. We ask that all family members plan to bring their own seating, remain 6 feet apart from other family groups, and stay masked for the duration of the event. I am so happy that we will be able to have an in person event.
Finally, please help us out by talking to your children who use electric scooters and bicycles on Girard Way. There have been many near misses with cars, buses, and small children in the last week. We are happy to have students bring their electric scooters and bicycles, but request that they do so safely. I do believe that some have exceeded the speed limit for that area!
Have a joyful weekend,
Message From Student Services
Happy Number Day!
On June 14th we will have MCS Spirit Day...it is the last Special Dress Up Day of the year as it is the last Friday of the year!
Congratulations to all 3rd through 6th graders. All of the mandated testing is complete and our preliminary results look great.
Also thanks so much to John Pepper, who treated the entire MCS staff to lunch. I found out that the Diablo Sauce is Fire!
As we head to the last full week of school, we are feeling really grateful and appreciated. Thanks to the MCS Community for making this year possible.
Have a great weekend!
Welcome to the Principal's Corner. My name is Shawn Gonyaw, Principal of Marion Cross School. Each week I post a message here to keep you updated on important topics that are happening at our school.
My weekly posts can also be found in the weekly Cross Words newsletter which I highly encourage you to view. I hope you find all this information helpful, informative and fun.