WELCOME TO MENDON ELEMENTARY

  

164 STATE ROUTE 31

RUFFSDALE, PA  15679

 PHONE: 724-872-6484

FAX: 724-872-6972 

                                                                 

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 Mrs. Birch - Nurse X 4010

Cafe X 4030

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

Mendon News!

  • Science Fair- Extreme STEAM!

    The Yough Intermediate Middle School will be holding their 12th annual Science and Health Fair on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6-8:00 PM. There will be more than 300 student displays, interactive displays, and many new school related exhibits and education outreach vendors. We hope to see everybody there!

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  • Yearbook Sale

    Lifetouch has decided to extend the yearbook sale deadline to Friday, February 24, 2017. Yearbooks this year are being printed in all color and are $13.00 each. Payments can be made to Lifetouch. Orders can also be placed online at YBPay.lifetouch.com with Yearbook ID Code: 7748917. Extra order forms are available in the main office.

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  • Yough 5K Drug & Alcohol Awarness Walk

    Please join us in exercise and fun for all!! The walk will take place at the Yough High School Track on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM. Checks can be made payable to Yough School District. The registration deadline is March 10, 2017- forms can be dropped off at any Yough School District building. Please see the attached form & feel free to call the main office with any questions.

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  • Please Help!

    Please use the link below to  help Mrs. Smith reach her goal- "Dashing Through Mendon"!

    https://www.donorschoose.org/project/dashing-through-mendon/2399702/

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Upcoming Events

  • Kick off to Read Across America Week!

    "Camp Read A lot" - Wear your favorite Flannel Shirt

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  • DAY 4

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  • Activity Period

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  • DAY 5

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  • Drop Everything & READ!

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  • DAY 6

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  • Team Jersey Day

    Wear your favorite TEAM JERSEY!

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  • St. Vincent

    Petke: 9:30, GIlbert: 10:15, Amey: 10:55, Smith:1:45, Coppula: 2:25.
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  • Grandparents Breakfast

    For grades: Kindergarten, Third, & Forth. Flyers were sent home.

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  • DAY 1

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  • Drop Everything & READ!

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  • St. Vincent

    Eckenroad: 9:30, Broadwater: 10:15, Stouffer: 10:55, Frescura: 1:45, Marchese: 2:25.
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  • DAY 2

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  • 4th Grade Wax Museum

    A flyer will be coming home with more information.

    Doors open at 2:00 PM.

    Please enter through Door #4.

    If you wish to take your child after the program you must: write a note, exit the building, and re-enter through the main doors.

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  • Spirit Day

    Wear your school SPIRIT ATTIRE!

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  • Grandparents Breakfast

    For grades: First & Second. Flyers were sent home.

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  • DAY 3

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  • DAY 4

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  • DAY 5

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  • PTO Meeting

    The meeting will be held in Room 308.
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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 25: Humble- Not thinking of yourself as better than other people

 

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

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 February: Problem Solving

Problem-Solving & Critical Thinking:  refers to the ability to use knowledge, facts, and data to effectively solve problems.

This doesn’t mean you need to have an immediate answer, it means you have to be able to think on your feet, assess problems and find solutions. The ability to develop a well thought out solution within a reasonable time frame, however, is a highly valued skill. 

 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 

 

The Writing Room

The 100th Day of School!