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Mako Memo - May 27, 2022

MAKO MEMO

May 27, 2022

Dear Families, 

All Falmouth first graders enjoyed a district wide outdoor learning adventure at Shiverick’s Pond and the Mullen Hall gardens on Tuesday, May 24th. Everyone explored multiple learning stations and activities and learned a lot.

6 children looking into microscopes 4 children sitting at red picnic bench with adult 2 children pointing at a pond

The third grade concert was amazing! It was thoroughly enjoyed by students and families. Thank you Mrs. Jazo and third graders for a wonderful show! 

3 students standing on stage singing 4 children playing recorders

Please enjoy the long weekend!

 


School Council News 

 

We will be looking for additional members for our School Council for the upcoming school year 2022-2023, one parent and one community member. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. 

Please submit your name to me  rmoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us  if you're interested.


cartoon boy holding blue star

Our On-Going Kindness Mission Continues!  

Take turns or let someone else go first.

 


Cartoon woman holding giant pencil

Upcoming Dates:                               

May 30th- No School, Memorial Day Observance

June 8th - Art Show 5-7pm

June 18th- PTO Carnival (Flyer Below) 

June 15th- Math Night  

June 20th- No School, Juneteenth Observance

June 22nd - Field Day (Info Below)

June 29th- Early Release Day, Last Day of School!  (Dismissal at 12:40pm)

 


Colorful Art Show poster with red paintbrush

Art Show at Mullen Hall

Wednesday June 8th

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cartoon Ice creat poster 1 dollar each 

YOU'RE INVITED to the MULLEN HALL Ice Cream Social 

$1.00 each for ice cream


The coalition for Children Summer Events

The Coalition for Children is offering several parent-child playgroups this summer at no cost to families thanks to the CFCE Grant. Open to all families with children birth to age 8 (siblings welcome!). Learn more at http://thecoalitionforchildren.org/summer


cartoon stack of Money

*** Reminder! Only 3 weeks left for banking! Don’t forget to send in your deposits on Friday mornings!

 


PTO NEWS:

As the end of the school year fast approaches, there are many exciting events and activities and MANY ways to volunteer or help out. . . please use the links below to sign up to help!

-Carnival 6/18, 10am-12pm: (flyer attached)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4eaea722a6fc1-mullen

-Field Day 6/22: (flyer attached)

https://signup.com/go/qyNMDyD

-4th Grade Graduation Breakfast, 6/28, 8:30am:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944afac2eabfd0-4thgrade1

 


Mullen Hall Carnival Sign

YOU'RE INVITED TO MULLEN-HALL'S CARNIVAL
SATURDAY JUNE 18th from 10AM -12PM
 
GAMES WITH PRIZES / OBSTACLE COURSE
FACE PAINTING / FUN SNACKS
 
We need volunteers! Please visit https://bit.ly/3yUMmGz to sign up.
 
FIRST 10 TICKETS FREE TO MULLEN-HALL STUDENTS!
Additional tickets: $1 each or 10 for $5

 


Mullen Hall Field Day Poster

Join us for Mullen-Hall Field Day 2022!
When: Wednesday, June 22 (rain date: Thurs. June 23)
Where: Lawrence Jr. High School Field
 
 
Field Day Activities (Lawrence School Field)
 
Students will walk to/from Lawrence School with their classmates
Grades K-2: 9:30 - 11:45
Grades 3-4: 12:15 - 2:30
Please have your children wear sunscreen to school! You may also want to send your child with a hat and a reusable water bottle.
 
Field Day Cookout (Mullen-Hall School Garden) 33
We invite you to join us for a cookout lunch at Mullen-Hall School consisting of a hamburger or hot dog, chips, and a drink. The cost is $3.00 per additional person (MH students are free).
 
Students will have lunch at the following times:
Grades 3-4: (before their field day activities)
Grade 3 @ 11:15am & Grade 4 @ 11:25am
Grades K-2: (after their field day activities)
Grade 2 @ 12:10pm, Grade I @ 12:20pm & Kindergarten @ 12:30pm
 

Red maple leaf

Mullen Hall Educational Nature Trail:

The Falmouth Rotary Club Mullen-Hall School Educational Nature Trail

You have never seen or heard the outdoors like this. The Falmouth Rotary Club, working with the

Committee for Outdoor Education, the Falmouth educational system, and The 300 Committee Land

Trust has set up an education nature trail for children at the Mullen-Hall Elementary school. The trail

starts near an outdoor kiosk across the corner of Library Lane and Katharine Lee Bates Road and runs

along a path on the west side of Shivericks Pond, adjacent to Mullen-Hall school, directing you to ten QR

stations, ending up at the outdoor education tent inside the school grounds. Like hunting for Easter

eggs, these stations allow you to access the QR code with a cell phone or cellular-capable tablet and

presents a 30-second video with sounds and sights of the environment. We try to transport you up

close to the pond environment and animals along the trail.

Originally begun as a means of reducing exposure and risk of COVID-19 by advancing education

outdoors in the Falmouth school system, the educational nature trail addresses three critical areas. We

call them The 3Cs – cardiac health, curriculum enhancement, and conservation awareness.

For better health, encouraging our children to learn outdoors is strongly linked to lower blood pressure,

strong heart rate, and better stress hormone level, plus decreased anxiety, depression, and fatigue. A

study presented in Nature’s Scientific reports in 2019 found that 20,000 participants were significantly

more likely to report good health and well-being when they spent 120 minutes or more in nature per

week.

To tie the videos into the curriculum of the school, the dialog is chosen in the scripts to match the

elementary science curriculum Mystery Science and Outdoor Learning Opportunities. For the Mullen-

Hall Nature Trail, the script is labeled by the learning unit through Grades 1 to 4 including “Plant and

Animal Superpowers,” “Plant Adventures,” “Animal Adventures,” “Power of Flowers,” “Animals through

Time,” and many more. For instance, with QR Station #2, the video deals with snapping turtles that

commonly migrate from the pond onto the school grounds to lay their eggs. Later, the young turtles

head back to the pond.

The nature trail is part of the Shivericks Pond path, of which The 300 Committee Land Trust has donated

land to the Town. T3C has helped to preserve over 2,500 acres of acquired land, bringing the

permanently protected land area in the Town of Falmouth to 22%, among the highest on Cape Cod. This

protects many of the original habitats, plant and animal species, and ecosystems for the future

generations.

At request of the principal, the kiosk and QR stations are available at any time along the Shivericks Pond

walk path. Presently, the current QRs are directed to the children, but later adult QRs will be added so

that whole families can enjoy the trail.

 


 For information regarding the district’s COVID-19 data, protocols, and district contact information, please refer to the district’s COVID-19 website which can be found here: COVID-19 Information / Homepage.  

You can follow the Falmouth School Committee on YouTube here and find their Agendas and Minutes here

Each week I will include a Google Form as a vehicle for you to share your thoughts and ask questions.  GOOGLE FORM

 

Together,

Rose Moran           Jill Meserve                        Anne-Marie Iandoli

Principal             Assistant Principal              Special Education Building Admin.

 

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