Adjusted Field Day Schedule As of Thursday, June 14
|Friday, June 14||3rd Grade|
|Monday, June 17||6th Grade||1st Grade|
|Tuesday, June 18||Kindergarten|
Mayfield Elementary's Maggy Lambo is Competing at National Spelling Bee
May 30, 2013 Mayfield Elementary sixth grade student Maggy Lambo was currently Washington, D.C. competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She earned the honor by edging out her sister at the Fulton County Spelling Bee in March.
Click here to read more.
Mayfield Elementary Book Swap:
May 20, 2013 A perfect opportunity for the students in Pre-K through Grade 6 to trade books for different “new” books. Read more… (open attachment)
NAO classroom robot boosts STEM experiences at Mayfield Elementary
Apr. 25, 2013 Students Mrs. Mulford-Phillips' and Mrs. Turnbull's classes were treated to a visit from a NAO robot, named Zena, courtesy of TEQ. "Zena was highly engaging and inspirational, much to the delight of students and teachers," said Mrs. Mulford-Phillips. Mayfield sixth-grade Robotics students also joined in and were able to compare their own robotic arm machine to Zena, furthering their understanding of how to program and coordinate movement using computer programming software. Robots like Zena are used to help stir an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula.
New York State Testing and Common Core Standards
Apr. 11, 2013 Please see the two documents below which were described in Mr. Criscone’s letter home regarding the New York State Tests.
Don't Stress About
NY Post Cracking
NYS Testing Begins Tuesday, April 16
Students in grades 3-8 will be taking several New York State tests during the month of April. Since the N.Y.S. Education Department has mandated specific dates and times for these assessments, please make every effort to ensure your child is present on these days. We ask that you help by making sure your child:
1. Has adequate rest on the nights before the assessment;
2. Arrives at school on time; and
3. Does not have any doctor’s appointments or other elective absences on testing days.
Please mark the following dates on your calendar:
Grade 3-8 The English Language Arts assessment will be on April 16, 17 and 18. The mathematics assessment will be given on April 24, 25, and 26.
Grade 4 The science assessment will be given on May 22, 23 and June 3.
Innovation and inspiration for Junior Engineers
Apr. 8, 2013 Congratulations to Mrs. Mulford-Phillips' for applying and receiving robotic kits through the DonorsChoose.org grant program. The third-graders in her class will be able to use these kits to develop hands-on projects. The solar powered robot kits work in collaboration with Nexxus handheld devices and a curriculum guide from Nasco. "These kits will take their engineering skills to the next level," said Mrs. Phillips.
Msgt. William Gizara presented his exploration slideshow
Apr. 8, 2013 Msgt. William Gizara of the Air National Guard recently visited the elementary students to present information from his travels in Antarctica. He spoke of icebergs, ice melt, scientific research, penguins and seals. See photos
Local musician presents music program for Mayfield first graders
Dec. 13, 2012 Local musician Jessie Jensen presented a music education program to Mayfield Elementary School first graders Wednesday, Dec. 12. Read more and see photos
Students write troops for holidays
Dec. 12, 2012 Mayfield Elementary students again this year participated in the American Red Cross’ “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program sending holiday cards to soldiers and veterans. Full story
Elementary students holding coin drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy
Nov. 19, 2012 The teachers at Mayfield Elementary School recently had conversations with their students, in an age appropriate manner, on hurricanes. Conversations ranged from the basics of a storm in our primary classrooms to the mass devastation they can bring in our upper elementary classrooms. Students wanted to help so we decided on the coin drive. The next step was finding an appropriate place to donate to so that the money gets right to the people who need it most, that’s when we found the Empire State Relief Fund, a fund designed specifically to help families rebuild homes damaged by the storm. “I’m proud of the children of Mayfield. This school and community take pride in teaching children to care and help others in need of assistance when they truly do need it. Mayfield is a community built on support of one another. The residents of this community treat one another like family and have consistently supported one another through tough times and tragedies. Now we will demonstrate to the people of downstate that we care for people beyond our community.”
Elementary students vote in mock presidential election
Nov. 6, 2012 Students at the Mayfield Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 5, made their choice for who will be the next president of the United States, and gained some first-hand experience in what it means to participate in the electoral process. FULL STORY
Oct. 31, 2012 We plan to move forward with the parade! It looks like we’ll just miss the rain but there is always a chance it might, so please be prepared. We’ll still parade through a sprinkle. We’ll begin promptly at 1:30. See you then!
Turkey Trot brings out parents, teachers and students
Oct. 30, 2012 The Turkey Trot is a great Mayfield tradition where fourth, fifth and sixth grade students run a cross country route through the school fields to celebrate the autumn season. Read the full story to see this year's winners and photos of all the runners. FULL STORY
Food drive to benefit Mayfield Food Pantry
Oct. 25, 2012 The Mayfield Elementary School is collecting food items for the Mayfield Food Pantry. The food will be used to fill a record number of holiday baskets and restock the pantry for those in need this winter. Items will be collected outside the elementary main office until Nov. 14.
Suggestions for items:
Pasta and Sauce
Non Sugar Cereal
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Canned fruits and veggies
Please make sure items are not outdated.
Oct. 9, 2012
Earlier today we were notified by a teacher that they observed a bear cub on the perimeter of our school. At that time we called all children inside, called ENCON, and walked near the perimeter to gather more information. From a distance, we observed the cub for about 10 minutes where it eventually ran to the front of our school and through the backyards heading toward route 30 before it went back into the woods. We still kept the children inside until ENCON came and checked the area thoroughly. After some time here, they provided us with a short list of precautionary measures to take and deemed that our school yard was safe.
The cub was very small, maybe 25 pounds and our worry was that the mother bear was around. Please use this as an opportunity to speak with your children about the dangers of getting too close to bear cubs as often times the protective mother is close by.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Mayfield Elementary October Newsletter
Oct 7, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope everyone has an excellent Columbus Day weekend. We’re having a spectacular start to the school year. Many changes have come to Mayfield and other schools across the state. From the state level we began the implementation of the new and rigorous Common Core Learning Standards, a new principal and teacher evaluation system, more testing of children at all grade levels, and fewer resources to implement your child’s basic education. We have a major task ahead; do much more with much less, an equation that does not always equal success. But as you know, we strive to be successful and will educate your children to the best of our abilities. In order to meet the new rigors the state has put onto the school system, we will need more parent help than ever before.
Here is how you can help:
A look ahead to November
**The district has adjusted it’s school calendar. November 9th is no longer a full day off from school. Instead, it will be a half day with a NOON dismissal for PreK-6 students. This adjustment was made due to the use of several emergency closing days due to the water shortages we experienced in September. If the superintendent adjusts any other calendar days, I will be sure to notify you. The best, easiest, fastest way to get this news is by signing up for our School News Notifier (SNN). Sign up for email or text message alerts from our school by visiting https://snn.neric.org/mayfield/
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the afternoons of November 19 & 20. These two days will be half days for students with an 11:45 dismissal. Please be sure to email or call your child’s teacher if you do not have a time slot scheduled yet.
Farewell to Mrs. North!
Farewell to Mrs. North! As most of you know, Mrs. North began working as
the principal at Glebe St. Elementary School in Johnstown last Month.
She wanted me to give you all one last a farewell! The district will not
be replacing her administrative assistant principal responsibilities;
however, Edna Lake was hired as a part time committee on special
education chairperson for the district.
End to paper communication
Paper communications will soon come to an end! My parent/caregiver email
distribution list will be ready to go in just a couple of weeks. All
reminders, monthly letters, announcements, and information pertaining to
Mayfield Elementary School will be communicated via email. If you have
not sent me your email address, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org to be added. Hard copies of these
communications will be available for families without internet
June 5, 2012 Sports Physicals are required and must be on file with the High School Health Office by July 31st, 2012 to participate in a fall sport. Please take a moment to review and print the Letter from the health office.
Mayfield 3rd Annual PreK-12 Learning Fair
May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 17 at 6PM
Join us at the High School Thursday evening where the building will be bursting with displays of student learning from all grade levels. Let your child guide you through the hallways, cafeteria and library as you enjoy student projects.
Can you spell A-W-E-S-O-M-E?
February 17, 2012 Congratulations to each of the winners of our school spelling bee!
4th Grade – Emilee Walendziak
5th Grade – Maggy Lambo
6th Grade – Katelyn Harrington
Each student will represent Mayfield at the Fulton County Spelling Bee at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 12 in the Gloversville Middle School auditorium. Please join us in wishing them the best of luck!
Mayfield Elementary Parent Teacher Association launches new website
February 1, 2012 The Mayfield Elementary School PTA is proud to announce the launch of their new site. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SITE
Mayfield sixth graders selected as Student Ambassadors
January 16, 2012 This fall, when Thomas Armstrong and Brenna VanNostrand begin seventh grade at Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School, they’ll have no trouble answering the classic question, “What did you do over your summer vacation?” In fact, they’re certain to have plenty of stories to share after spending 19 days traveling around England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as People to People Student Ambassadors. FULL STORY
Mayfield Student and Family Handbook
September 21, 2011
We are excited to work with you and your children in order to
make this an enjoyable school year. We would like to take this
opportunity to make you and your children aware of the
rules and policies
of the school. We ask that you review these rules with your children.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. We strive to
provide a comfortable and respectful learning environment for all of our
students at Mayfield Elementary.
Mr. Nicholas Criscone, Principal
Mrs. Abbey North, Assistant Principal
Mon-Fri, June 10-14
Elementary Field Days
Tues-Thur, June 11-20
Thur, June 13
Special Joint Board Meeting, Executive Session, Upper Library, 6:30 p.m.
Tues, June 18
Board Meeting, Upper Library, 6 p.m.
Fri, June 21
Last Day of Classes
Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony, Auditorium, 10 a.m.
Sat, June 22
HS Graduation, Athletic Fields, 11 a.m.
Fri, June 28
Report Cards posted on student portal
Thur, July 4
Schools closed, Holiday
Mon, July 8-Fri, Aug 2
Summer Rec, Elementary School, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Tues, July 23
Reorganizational Board Meeting, Upper Library, 7 p.m.
Mon-Sat, August 5-10
Volleyball Camp, High School Gym, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tues-Thur, August 19-29
Jump Start, Elementary School, 9 - 11:30 a.m.