From the Principal
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2021-22 School Supply Lists for all Grades are Now Available!FR News & Headlines
5th Grade Legacy Project - Spirit of StrengthFor the annual tribute to their beloved elementary school, Fulmar 5th grade students created a poppy flower field.Art teacher Melissa Lindsay explained the process which led the artists to the final product. "I thought the poppy flower was a wonderful symbol of strength, especially for what our 5th graders have had to go through given last year and this year. They have demonstrated their own strength and resilience and their poppy flower field is a great testament to their enduring strength in the face of much change and difficulties. They looked at many images of the flower and we discussed the history behind its importance. The flower that the students created used an impasto technique where they sculpted their poppy flower with paint and a palette knife on a canvas board. Their flower is abstract in nature and the history of the poppy flower itself is known to represent resilience and strength in the face of difficulties and honoring those who have stood to help others in need."The 5th grade legacy project is 26 feet in length and is currently installed in the Kindergarten wing of the building, above the lockers. The yearbook editor also did a beautiful job creating a legacy project page just for the 5th grade.Well done Fulmar Class of 2021!FR News & Headlines
Fulmar's Finest Headed to MMS
Fulmar 5th graders sat with their parents and each stood as his or her name was called by the fifth grade teachers. After all the fifth graders were recognized, there was not a dry eye in the house as the class watched a beautifully choreographed and set to music video montage of pictures from the class’ past six years at Fulmar Road - kindergarten through this year and then a “then and now” segment with adorable baby pictures.
Superintendent DiCarlo praised the resiliency of the class and Mr. Chadwick made lots of jokes about his incredibly technologically savvy 5th graders. He also congratulated their parents for being excellent IT support. Students, parents, and teachers cheered as names were called to recognize the “graduates.”
The class then stood up together one last time and walked out of the room and through the halls high-fiving and hugging teachers and fellow students as they headed back to their classrooms and then to an outside celebration.
Congratulations Fulmar’s Finest!FR News & Headlines
MCSD 2020-2021 District-wide Art Show
MCSD 2020-2021 District-wide Art Show
The Mahopac Central School District believes that Art education is an essential component of human development. Through Visual Art, students are empowered to be creative, “out of the box” thinkers and conscious designers; they are able to discover and express who they are, communicate their ideas, understand the visual, cultural, and virtual world, take risks, work collaboratively, make connections in their learning, innovate, develop an increasing sense of their own aesthetic, and authentically engage in their education.
The inaugural District-wide Art Show centralizes all the a talent district wide from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Click the link below, explore, and enjoy!FR News & Headlines
Snow In June!Students in Kathryn Jesselli’s class at Fulmar Road were in for an unexpected surprise on one of the hottest days of the year: a snow ball fight! Although the kids did not know it was coming, Mrs. Jesselli’s has been doing this tradition with her class every year since she started teaching at Fulmar. “I look forward to it with every year, both because it’s fun and because the kids are so surprised and excited about it once they see the snow.”Principal Gary Chadwick joined the class wearing his ski goggles as they each wore mittens, hats and scarves as they shared the easy reader book “Snow in July.”Then Mrs. Jesselli snuck out of the room to the faculty freezer and brought back two buckets filled with snow from the first snowfall of the season. Students each got a scoop of snow in their hands which they played with on their desks and then headed outside for a snowball fight. It was a great day!FR News & Headlines
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: One School One Book!
One School, One Book is that special time of year when the whole school - students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff - read the same book as part of a school-wide book club.
This year, OSOB kicked off on May 3 with each class viewing the launch video, complete with some cameo appearances by students and staff members, introducing the community book “Almost Super” to students. Next, a copy of the book is delivered to each adult and child in the building so the can read independently, together, or visit the Fulmar Road One School One Book YouTube Channel and enjoy recordings of guest readers reading each chapter on our YouTube channel.
“One School One Book builds an academic connection between every student in the building while having fun! When our entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book being read increases these benefits and there is the added joy of building community in the school family.”FR News & Headlines
VowelMan Visits Fulmar KindergartensTo the delight of Fulmar’s kindergarten classes Vowelman made a surprise appearance!This time walking the halls, visiting students in their classes, and admiring their beautifully decorated vowel shields. Just like their friends at Lakeview, Fulmar’s kindergartners demonstrated their letter knowledge by telling him what vowels were in their names and were excited to pose for pictures with him.Katherine Jesselli sent him off with a special message, “Thank you VOWELMAN for coming to our classroom and delivering our Vowel Shields!”Where will he show up next?FR News & Headlines
Learning Together is All in a Day's WorkVanessa Stavinski’s fifth graders at home and in school used a variety of reading comprehension strategies to dig into Edward Tulane, which is a heartwarming story of a china doll rabbit who, after something terrible happens to him, learns to love and care for others.The mindful reading of the book employed strategies including: sticky note, reflect, jot, discuss, sketch note, and share to dig deep and find meaning in the pages. This process helps readers engage with text and focus on specific aspects of the reading process. In other words #metacognition or thinking about their thinking.In both modalities, students were able to “learn together” with Mrs Stavinski’s guidance and for her class that is “all in a day’s work!”FR News & Headlines
2020-2021 One Page Calendar
This Calendar includes school breaks, holidays, and color cohort days for the entire 2020-2021 school year. *Please refer to specific communications from schools for building specific changes and updates.*FR News & Headlines
Spotlight Special Edition: Fulmar Road Reopening
Please enjoy this Spotlight especially for Fulmar Road Families about the Reopening.FR News & Headlines
Elementary Schools Parade a Success!
Teachers and staff from all three of Mahopac’s elementary schools - Lakeview, Austin Road, and Fulmer Road - held a parade on Friday, June 5, to pay tribute and say goodbye to their students, who they haven’t seen in person since the pandemic shutdown began. Students lined Route 6 with signs so they could say “goodbye” as well in a touching tribute.
Check out pictures of the parade - with many pictures submitted by YOU - here!
Read more about it and see even more pictures in the Mahopac News: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/mahopac/sections/education/articles/a-parade-of-goodbyesFR News & Headlines