To the MAS Parent/Guardian Community:

The MAS PTA is aware of the many concerns you have regarding the Common Core Curriculum, High Stakes Testing, and the inBloom database. As you may know, Mamaroneck Union Free School District recently “opted out” of the Race to the Top (RTTT). The hope was “the State would not require us to participate in the mandated data dashboard component and that our individual student information would remain secure and private and would not be shared with inBloom and data dashboard software companies”...more

In the past few weeks both Lynn and I attended several discussions at the County and District level and have discovered that it is not just the parents who are outraged, but most teachers, administrators and leaders share our concerns.

We are currently working with PT Council to create a way to articulate the community’s disapproval of the way in which our State Legislature and Department of Education has rolled out its educational reform and requirements. PT Council is currently compiling and categorizing the responses from the Mamaroneck community regarding the Common Core, High Stakes testing.

As we await our PT Council’s decision as to what the next steps will be, we have created an email address where you can send your concerns. Lynn and I will forward those concerns to Gail Julie, our PT Council Legislation Representative. That address is mascommoncorefeedback@gmail.com. We have also listed the names and addresses of the leaders of NY State to whom you can write and express your concerns.

State Senator George Latimer
222 Grace Church Street Suite 300
Port Chester, NY 10573

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NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY State Capitol Building>
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390
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Thank you for your attention to this most critical matter. Your input about privacy risks, concerns over your children’s education and their future will empower your leaders to abolish this legislation.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Gallaher and Lynn Petruzzo
MAS PTA Co-Presidents...less
Upcoming Events
International Fair: Saturday, April 26th at MAS from 10am-3pm (this is a date change from the district calendar). Please contact Jitka Seck at jitsam@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer. Additionally, Jitka needs 1 or 2 Co-Chairs to work with her this year and take over the position next year.

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April 2014 – Save the Dates

4/1-4/3
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4/7-4/11
4/8
4/8
4/8
4/9
4/9
4/9
4/9
4/10
4/14 - 4/18
4/21
4/22
4/23
4/26
4/30 – 5/2
4/30

Lunch


6:30
7:30pm
2:00
9:15 am
1-2:30
7:30pm
5:30pm


7:30pm
11:30
10-3

7:00pm
State ELA Exams Grades 3-5
"Fruity Friday"
Screen Free Week (School Beautification – look for ways to get involved!)
School Bake Sale (students attend with their classes or during lunch)
Junior Company performance of "Captain Louie Jr." (APR – ticketed event)
School Bd Study Session (MHS Lib Clsm)
Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences (Free Child Care for PTA Members/$5 for non members - Lunchroom)
SEPTA Diner Networking (at Nautilus Diner)
Hablemos MAS (at MAS)
Hommocks Incoming Grade 6 Parent Orientation (Hommocks Auditorium)
Student Council Screening for (5thgraders and Parent’s only) of The movie, “The Impossible”, rated PG13 (MAS APR)
SCHOOL CLOSED – Spring Recess
School Re-Opens
School Bd. Meeting (MHS Tiered Classroom)
Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences (Free Child Care for PTA Members/$5 for non members - Lunchroom)
International Fair (note date & time change from District Calendar)
State Math Exams Grades 3-5
PTA “Open” Meeting, PTA Elections, Budget Discussion & Vote (at MAS)
Please note that the Principal’s Coffee that was schedule for 4/11 has been CANCELLED.
April
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1

State ELA Exam (Grades 3-5)

2

State ELA Exam (Grades 3-5)

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State ELA Exam (Grades 3-5)

4

Fruity Friday:
Need 5 Volunteers

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6

Screen Free WEEK

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8

6:30pm JR. CO. PERFORMANCE

7:30pm Board of Ed. Meeting

9

1-2:30pm Hablamos MAS

7:30pm HOM Incoming Grade 6 Parent Orientation

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11

9am Principal Coffee
K-2

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14

Passover Begins--OFF

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OFF

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OFF

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OFF

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OFF

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Easter

21

OFF/Give back day

22

Earth Day

7:30pm Board of Ed. Meeting

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3:30pm International Fair

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30

State Math Exam (Grades 3-5)

7pm PTA Budget Disc & Vote

**Information, including e-mail addresses, listed on the Mamaroneck Avenue School web site is for the use of parents, students, and the staff of Mamaroneck Avenue School. It shall not be used for personal gain or made available for commercial or solicitation purposes.

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