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164 STATE ROUTE 31

RUFFSDALE, PA  15679

 PHONE: 724-872-6484

FAX: 724-872-6972 

                                                                 

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Mendon News!

  • Epilepsy Awareness Day

    On March 26 annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness.  Epilepsy, the fourth most common neuroligical disorder, affects people of all ages and is charatcterized by unpredictible seizures and can cause other health problems. Mendon will be participating in recognizing epilepsy and is asking Mendon students and staff to wear purple on Friday, March 24, 2017. 

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  • Fundraiser

    The Mendon PTO & Mendon staff are selling tickets to benefit the PTO & the Garden Fund. The ticket will run for three days and are $5.00 a piece. There are two numbers per ticket. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket(s) please stop into the main office. If you are unable to make it in and would still like to purchase a ticket, you can send money in with your child and we will complete the identifying information needed for the stub! All ticket sales and money are due by April 4, 2017.

    Help us support our school!

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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:

    English Language Arts (Reading & Writing) - April 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th

    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

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  • Yough Elementary Family Fun Literacy Night

    Flyers are being sent home regarding this event.

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  • Report Cards Sent Home

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  • Pop Tab Collection

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  • Yough 5K Drug & Alcohol Awareness Walk

    More information will be sent home regarding this event.
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  • DAY 4

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  • PSSA TESTING- ELA

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  • PTO Meeting

    The PTO Meeting will be held in room 308.

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  • Drug Symposium @ YIMS

    Our Annual Drug Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the intermediate middle school from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  We hope you'll join us for an informative evening of drug awareness, education, and prevention!

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  • DAY 5

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

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

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 March: Technology Skills

What are the most critical technology skills for students to learn? Well the answer might surprise you. Maris Stansbury, Associate Editor of eSchool News recently published a top-5 list on their website, based on feedback from employers across the country. Here’s the result:

Online Literacy, Critical Thinking, The Science Behind the Technology, Adaptability, and Courage

 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 

 

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