The May Center for Learning

Week of August 19

Week of August 19, 2019

OPEN HOUSE

Join us for our Open House on Thursday, August 22nd from 4-6pm. All families can check out the new wing of our campus and enjoy time meeting new families and socializing with friends. Early childhood and elementary students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and see their classrooms. Intermediate students will receive their schedules and walk through their daily schedule with their parents.  Outdoor games and frozen treats will make for a fun afternoon!


BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS

Back to school paperwork is due on August 22nd. We have moved to an online system through QuickSchools this year. If you have not received an invitation from QuickSchools in your email, please email Patty Conway,  patty@maycenter.org. We will have computers available at our Open House for those that have not yet completed the required forms.


SCHOOL LUNCH OPTION

Mucho is happy to continue delivering lunches to students on a daily basis. This year they ask that you call them each Monday with the order for the week and order from their regular menu. Mucho, The Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe (505) 473-7703.


COMMUNITY SEMINARS

May Center for Learning offers a number of seminars each year. These seminars are open to the public. Families new to May School are required to attend, while returning May School families are encouraged to attend. Our first seminar of the year is on October 9th at 6pm. Amy Miller, May Center’s Executive Director and Amy Stanton, May School’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction will present an overview of learning differences. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a simulation of learning differences. If you haven’t had the chance to participate in these simulations, this evening is not to be missed! Check out our other community seminar offerings here.


Ever wonder what teachers do during inservice week? We have had the opportunity to connect as a staff and discuss important topics such as school culture, the “May Way” of teaching and school safety.  Faculty took a first aid and CPR class through CPR Santa Fe as well as participated in discussions with Resolve and Solace Crisis Center about creating protective communities. Many of our elementary and all of our Intermediate students will have the opportunity to participate in Resolve classes to help build and maintain healthy boundaries as well as learn basic self defense. Parents will receive detailed information prior to the course offerings. You may learn more about Resolve here.

FACULTY INSERVICE

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MEET KAREN SANDS

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Karen is May School’s Student Mental Health and Wellness Advocate. She comes to us with many years of counseling experience and a particular interest in working with students with learning differences. 

This year, Karen will teach social skills classes for all students in grades 1-8. We are elated to have her expertise on our staff. Welcome, Karen!


Formally known as the May School PTA, the May School Community Builders (MSCB) is a group of parents, teachers and administrators that have come together in an effort to foster a deeper sense of community at the May School.  Our goal is to support the development of May School students by facilitating events and collaborations between families and teachers. For the 2019/2020 school year, the Community Builders will facilitate three Friday evening events.

We ask that all parents and teachers sign up to support at least one of these three events. We will make participation a breeze with sign up sheets (both paper and online) and email reminders via the school newsletter. Please look for the May School Community Builders table at both the Welcome Back Open House (8/22) and the Back to School Picnic (8/28).  We will have sign up sheets for all events and we welcome your input. We are actively seeking parents and teachers to join our small committee to further develop this auxiliary arm of the May School.  Participation is vital to our success!

“If you want to go quickly, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb

SAVE THE DATES:

Friday, October 25  - 5:30-7:30pm - GAME NIGHT

Chess, checkers, Battleship, Risk (Secret Mission), Uno, War, Twister, Jenga, Corn Hole… You get the idea.  Does your family have a favorite? Sign up to lead a game table, help with set-up, or do the pizza run. 

$3 per person suggested donation for pizza.  Don’t like pizza? Feel free to bring your own food! 

Friday, February 28  - 5:30-7:30pm - STEM NIGHT

We are looking for parents, teachers and older students that are interested in leading fun and simple STEM activities across the following age groups:  3-5, 5-7, 7-9, 9-13. Activities should be inexpensive, require little instructional reading, and require materials that are easy to clean up (i.e. no Mentos & Coke experiments).   We’d also love help with set-up, take down, and making the food run.

$5 per person suggested donation for an Italian dinner from Piccolino (or BYO Food).

Friday, April 17  - 5:30-7:30pm - ART NIGHT

Join us for an evening of art exploration.  We are looking for adults and older children that can lead and assist at tables of their choice.  We will supply the necessary materials, you bring your love for art and all its forms. Not an artist but willing to assist?  Just let us know. As always, you can also support with set-up, clean-up, and making the food run.

$3 per person suggested donation for Felipe’s Tacos (or BYO Food).

MAY SCHOOL COMMUNITY BUILDERS