WELCOME TO MENDON ELEMENTARY

   

164 STATE ROUTE 31

RUFFSDALE, PA  15679

 PHONE: 724-872-6484

FAX: 724-872-6972 

                                                                 

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Dr. Pappasergi X 4021

 Mrs. Birch - Nurse X 4010

Cafe X 4030

Guidance- Ms. Mumau X 4016 & Mr. Gates X 4017

Mendon News!

  • No School

    There will be an in-service day on Friday, April 28, 2017. There will be NO SCHOOL for students. School will be back in session on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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  • Kindergarten Readiness

    The Mendon Kindergarten staff would like to invite you to our Kindergarten Readiness program.

    Who: 2017-18 Kindergarten students & their families

    Where: Mendon Elementary School

    When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 & Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

    If you have any questions please call Mrs. Jennifer Bierhals at 724-872-6484 ext. 74105.

    We hope to see you there!

     

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  • PSSA Testing

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR 3RD & 4TH GRADE PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

    We will be administering the PSSA to our third and fourth graders and will follow the schedule listed below.  It is important that your child attends school on testing days.  Please do not schedule any doctor's or other appointments on testing days.  Should you need to get your child out of school early, please do so after 1:00 PM. Thank you for your help in this matter.

    PSSA Schedule:

    Math - April 24th, 25th, and 26th

    Science (grade 4 only) - May 2nd & 3rd

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  • Kindergarten: Great Beginnings

    Do you live in the Yough School District and have a child that will be 5 years old by September 1, 2017

    If the answer is yes, please the the attached flyer below.

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Upcoming Events

  • PSSA TESTING- MATH

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  • DAY 5

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  • Yough Skate Night

    A PTO fundraising event taking place at the Valley Skating Center in Donora, PA. More information will be sent home.
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  • Kindergarten Field Trip

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  • DAY 6

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  • Pop Tab Collection

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  • In-Service Day- NO SCHOOL for students

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  • DAY 1

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  • Progress Reports will be sent home

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  • PSSA TESTING- SCIENCE

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  • DAY 2

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  • DAY 3

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  • DAY 4

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  • DAY 5

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  • DAY 6

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  • DAY 1

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  • Kindergarten Readiness

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  • DAY 2

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  • Fourth Grade to YIMS

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  • DAY 3

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Word of the Week

Each week, students at Mendon Elementary will be learning and using a new "word of the week".  They will see the word, learn the definition, and  incorporate the word within their classrooms and their daily assignments.

Week 34: Integrity- the quality of being honest and fair

Week 1: Patient- Being able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time

Week 2: Accountability- Being responsible for your decisions and actions; dependable 

Week 3: Stewardship- The activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something

Week 4: Grateful- Feeling or showing thanks

Week 5: Acceptance- Recognition of the diversity of others, their opinions, practices, and culture

Week 6: Forgiveness- Benefiting yourself and others by ceasing to feel resentment towards others.

Week 7: Loyalty- A sense of commitment and duty

Week 8: Caring- Things that are done to keep someone healthy, safe.

Week 9: Valor- Courage or bravery

Week 10: Healthy- Showing good health

Week 11: Neighborly- Helpful & friendly

Week 12: Honor- A sense of what is right, just, and true; privilege

Week 13: Trustworthiness: Worthy of confidence; reliable; dependable

Week 14: Self-Reliant: Confident in your own abilities and able to do things for yourself

Week 15: Reliable- Able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed

Week 16: Mannerly- Behaving politely while with other people, showing good manners

Week 17: Courtesy- Polite behavior that shows respect for other people

Week 18: Obedient- Willing to do what someone tells you to do or to follow a rule

Week 19: Reverent- Showing a lot of respect, very respectful

Week 20: Thankful- Expressing thanks

Week 21: Virtuous: Morally good having or showing virtue

Week 22: Wise- Having or showing wisdom or knowledge usually from learning or experiencing many things

Week 23: Collaboration- To work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.

Week 24: Empathy- The ability to share someone else's feelings

Week 25: Humble- Not thinking of yourself as better than other people

Week 26: Character- The set of qualities that make a person different from other people

Week 27: Prepared- Ready for something, willing to do something

Week 28: Determination- A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult

Week 29: Enthusiasm- Strong excitement about something, a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy

Week 30: Perseverance- The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult

Week 31: Attentiveness- Thinking about or watching something carefully 

Week 32: Conservation- The protection of animals, plants, and natural resources

Week 33: Orderliness- the quality or state of being orderly

Career Awareness Initiative

The Yough School District is kicking off the 2016-17 school year with it's Career Awareness Initiative.  Part of the initiative is to bring awareness to the top Soft Skills employers look for in their employees.  What better way to prepare the future work force by introducing & reinforcing Soft Skills while they're in school?

The Soft Skill for the Month of April is: Writing Skills

Writing is the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged—in college, in the workplace, and in the community. Communication skills, including writing, are one of the most important transferable skills that workers possess.

Having a solid command of the written word can help set you apart from ‘the competition!’

 Top 10 Soft Skills By Forbes Magazine.pdf 

 Career Awareness Handout 1.pdf 

General School Information

 Mendon will continue to follow our 5 "Be's to Behavior" for the 2016- 2017 school year.

Be Safe- Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Be Respectful- Say please & thank you.

Be Prepared-  Bring materials to school everyday.

 Be Responsible-  Be in the listening position during class.

Be Your Best- Follow directions at all times. 

 

Our theme this year will be OCEANS/ UNDER THE SEA

O- Outstanding

C- Children

E- Eagerly

A- Achieving

N- New

S- Success

 

AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE

In need of a before and/or after-school child care program for your K-4 students?  Through the Greensburg YMCA, Mendon Elementary students can participate in a before/after school child care program here at the school.  For more information, see the flyer below:

 Before and After School Care Flyer.pdf

The Greensburg YMCA is also hiring and they are looking for you! For more information, see the flyer below:

 Before and After School Care is Hiring Flyer.pdf 

 

Family Fun Literacy Night

Pie In The Face