The May Center for Learning

Week of September 9

Week of September 9, 2019

PET PARADE REMINDER

We hope to see you tomorrow (Saturday, September 7th) at the Pet Parade! The Santa Fe Fiesta’s Pet Parade welcomes furry friends and children (with parents) to walk in this parade.  May Center’s theme this year is school spirit. Go wild with green and white and get creative with our owl mascot.  

Line up in the parking lot of the former St. Francis School (227 E. Alameda) between 8:15 and 8:30.  Parade begins at 9:00. 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Student drop off begins at 8:10--all teachers are in a morning meeting until 8:10 and are not available to receive students until then. 


Here you will find the updated school calendar. A few of you may have received an old version over the summer. Please be sure to update your own calendars to reflect the changes and additions.

MEET TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS


We are excited to welcome Ben Morgen as our new Physical Education Teacher.  Ben comes to us with ample experience in working with children as well as a variety of athletic skills. He is also dedicated to mindfulness and passionate resolve. These traits combined with his ability to hold the attention of groups of students makes him a welcome addition to our community.  Welcome, Ben! 


Our Intermediate Art students have had the pleasure of working with Tom Miller. Tom Miller is an artist and educator who worked with May Center Intermediate students to build bookshelves for Opportunity Santa Fe's Reading Group last school year.  Tom has been a teacher of art for the last decade, working at both the college and secondary level.  


INTERMEDIATE CAMPING TRIPS


Intermediate Camping trips are fast approaching! 7th and 8th graders leave on Thursday, September 12th after school and return by 3pm on Friday, September 13th.  5th and 6th grade students leave on Thursday, September 26th after school and return by 3pm on Friday, September 27th. Be on the lookout for permission slips. We are looking forward to outdoor games, campfire stories and supporting bonding amongst students as we kick off the school year. If you have questions regarding the camping trips, please contact Bret Luboyeski, bret@maycenter.org.


Did you know that physical education not only promotes healthy bodies but also supports academic focus, social skills and good mental health?  At May School, our physical education program is designed for all of these things. Each class has a predictable routine from beginning to end. Students begin class with a check in about what will happen in class and ends with an opportunity for students to share about their experience in PE.  Students regularly participate in warm-ups, learn new sports related skills and enjoy playing games.  

This year, students in Pre-K through 8th grade are working on soccer skills such as dribbling and passing the ball.  While Mr. Bret and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching PE this year, we are happy to pass the torch to Mr. Ben next week.

A SNEAK PEAK AT PHYSICAL EDUCATION