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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We have also listed the names and addresses of the leaders of NY State to whom you can write and express your concerns.
NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY State Capitol Building>
Albany, NY 12224
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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.
Kathleen Gallaher and Lynn Petruzzo
MAS PTA Co-Presidents...less
MAS PTA Parent Night Out Masquerade Silent Auction
Molly Spillane’s - Fri. 3/7/14 | 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Check Out Some of Our Fabulous Auction & Raffle Items Below!
Over $30,000 Worth of Items Up For Grabs! That’s Right, Folks!
FOR FAMILIES Walt Disney World Park Passes ($516 Value), Miller’s Toys 13’ x 13’ Springfree Trampoline ($2,248 Value), Okemo/Ski Vermont/Thunder Ridge Ski Lift Tickets, Sportime Passes – and more!
FOR SPORTS BUFFS Signed Framed 8x10 Derek Jeter Photograph ($700 Value), Signed Framed NY Jets Players Posters, Chelsea Piers NYC & CT Passports, NY Giants Fan Pack, Brooklyn Nets Tickets, Int’l Tennis Museum Championship Tickets, Staten Island Yankees /Bridgeport Bluefish /Rockland Boulders Baseball Tickets – and more!
FOR THE LADIES Personal Denim Styling Session & Two Pairs Jeans at GAP, Stella + Dot VIP Trunk Show & Bag/Jewelry, Manicure Gift Certificates, Lord & Taylor Gift Card, Numi + Co Rye Salon Haircut, S-Factor Salon Hair Products, Fiore Pilates Session, Stampin’ Up! Scrapbooking Gift Baskets – and more!
FOR A NIGHT OUT Dinner & A Movie Combo Packs (Rye Grill & Bar, Scarbitta, Zenzo Sushi), Dave & Buster’s Arcade Passes, Medieval Times Dinner & Jousting Tournament Tickets, Lincoln Center Concert Tickets, Levity Live Comedy Club Passes, Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre Tickets, 80’s Night Capitol Theatre Tickets – and more!
FOR THE KIDS American Girl Isabelle Doll (Limited Edition! $120 Value), X-Box Games, International Spy Museum Tickets, Princess For A Day Birthday Party Pack, Glo Beauty Bar Birthday Party Pack, Camp Cody Sleepaway Camp ($3,050 Value), Crayola Experience Passes, NOGA Soccer Camp, Badger Swim Camp, Math Tutoring Sessions, Liberty Science Center Passes – and more!
BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCES Drive Your Dream Machine with Imagine Lifestyles Ferrari/Lamborghini Dream Drive ($500 Value), Learn to Horseback Ride at Twin Lakes, Learn Yoga at The Yoga Sanctuary, Master Tae Kwon Do at Cosmo’s Martial Arts – and more!
MANY ADDITIONAL exciting items and baskets will be available ONLY at Molly Spillane’s on the night of the event, Friday, March 7th. Don’t miss out!
Parent’s Night Out Masquerade & Silent Auction: Friday, March 7th at 8pm at Molly Spillane’s. If you would like more information about this exciting new event or to volunteer please contact Cherisse Barrett at email@example.com or Jeanne Spano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Fair: Saturday, April 26th at MAS from 10am-3pm (this is a date change from the district calendar). Please contact Jitka Seck at email@example.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.
March 2014 – Save the Dates
March is Nutrition Month!
Grade 5 Square Dance (for 5th graders and parents only)
School Bd Study Session (MHS Lib Clsm)
Parent’s Night Out Masquerade & Silent Auction
at Molly Spillane’s (ticketed event)
Snack Monday (Grades K-1)
Principal’s Coffee (more information to follow)
SEPTA Diner Networking (at Nautilus Diner)
Hablemos MAS (at MAS)
Snack Monday (Grades 2&3)
School Bd. Meeting (MHS Tiered Classroom)
MAS Grade 3 Strings
Crunchy Carnival at MAS
Hommocks Entering Grade 6 Orientation tour (Spanish)
School Board Meeting/Budget Review (MHS tiered classroom)
Snack Monday (Grades 4&5)
11:30 dismissal for Parent/teacher Conferences
(Free Child Care for PTA Members/$5 for non members)
Pizza & Bingo Night (Grades K-2)
7pm 5th Grade Square Dance
7:30pm Board of Ed. Mtg
Need 5 Volunteers
7pm PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Snack Monday: Grades K and 1
1-2:30pm Hablamos MAS
9am Gr. 4 and 5 Principal Coffee
St. Patrick's Day
Snack Monday: grades 2 and 3
7:30pm Board of Ed. Mtg
10am Grade 3 String Concert
Snack Monday: grades 4 and 5
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS END
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