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Congratulations to our 2018 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. DeMarco, Grade 5
Dear Mayberry Families,
Welcome to the Franklin H. Mayberry School Website! Our staff is dedicated to making this year at Mayberry an outstanding one. With new programs, new initiatives, new staff and new opportunities for family involvement, we are confident that we can offer each student a successful learning experience.
As educators, we know that family involvement is a priority. When a student’s family is involved in the school community and the decisions made within that community, students thrive. We have many opportunities this year for families to contribute their time, ideas and perspectives. One such opportunity is as a member of the School Governance Council. The SGC’s mission includes school staff, parents and community leaders working together to ensure and improve student achievement. Parents are also invited to join our Safe School Climate Committee. As a member of the SSCC, parents and staff work together throughout the year to improve and enhance the school culture, create opportunities for positive school involvement and develop plans and guidelines to ensure that all members of the school community feel safe. This year we are fortunate to be working with Sodexo and FoodCorps to provide nutrition education and develop opportunities for students to grow and cook a variety of healthy foods. Parents are encouraged to join us in this endeavor by either serving on the FoodCorps-Healthy School Toolkit/School Stakeholder Team or by volunteering their time to support FoodCorps initiatives.
Academically, parents can support their students during our Student-Led Family Conferences. During these conferences students, teachers and parents work together to set goals and the teacher and parent work together to help the student achieve those goals. Another opportunity this year includes our pilot program of Scholastic Literacy Events (K-2), an interactive program for families which highlights the strategies parents can use to support their student’s efforts in achieving success in reading and writing. Additionally, the U for Youth family engagement project is offered at elementary schools throughout the district. During the U for Youth sessions, parents can learn a variety of strategies to support their students in both literacy and mathematics.
Finally, parents are encouraged to join the Parent Teacher Organization at Mayberry School. We are always looking for new ideas and ways to enhance the students’ educational experience and provide opportunities for families and staff to gather together to celebrate and strengthen relationships.
We look forward to working alongside you this year!
Anne Axton-Jones, Principal