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Mrs. Percy, Literacy Coach

Mrs. Nikki Kupec, Reading Interventionist

Mrs. Ozmun, Math Coach



News from the Coaches’ Corner

January is Reading Rally Month Calendar

In January we will be having students work on creating goals to promote reading.  You can find a copy of the Reading Rally Month Calendar and letter from Mrs. Percy and Mrs. Kupec explaining the event below!

January Reading Rally Calendar

 Reading Rally Letter

Report Card/Conferences


As conferences are coming up, please take a moment to look at the Office of Family and Community Partnership website:   http://www.mpsfcp.com/

On the home page you can click on your child's grade level and view what your child is expected to learn this Fall. If you have any questions please feel free to bring them up at conferences, or contact Lauren Percy (Literacy Coach) or Diane Ozmun (Numeracy Coach). 

Exciting Math News!

Thanks for the Gumball!

The gumball race to Martin Mustang Math Fact Mastery is on! All students in grades 2 through 5 are learning and practicing their math fact fluency strategies. Grade 2 – 5 students are enrolled in Fast Math, an online fact fluency program where students log on to practice their math facts in addition,

subtraction, multiplication and division. Teachers are also assessing students’ math fact fluency with paper and pencil assessments. Once a student has mastered the operation that they are working on, either through Fastt Math or on his/her timed test in the classroom, the student receives a

congratulatory certificate, his/her name goes up on the Math Fact Masters board in the lobby and the grade level gumball machine gets a gumball. Grades 2 through 5 are trying to fill up their grade level gumball machine for each of the grade level operations. Please have your child(ren) practice the

math facts at home as well – math fact fluency is the key to being a successful mathematician!  


The grade level expectations for Math Fact Mastery are:


Grade 2 Addition and Subtraction Facts 0 -9

Grade 3 Addition and Subtraction Facts 0 – 12, Multiplication Facts 0 – 12

Grades 4 & 5 Addition and Subtraction Facts 0 – 12

Multiplication and Division Facts 0 – 12

In other exciting Math News, the 2016 - 2017 Martin Mustangs Math Olympiads Team has been in full swing since November and our Olympiads are digging deep into their mathematical understandings. They have been busy solving higher order math problems both independently and

in groups, and you can expect to hear some terrific math dialogue while students continue to sharpen their skills with Mathematical Practice #3 – Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Math Olympiads is a world- wide program and competition that allows students

to explore challenging math problems and promotes higher order thinking skills.  Math Rocks!   If you have any questions, please contact Diane Ozmun, Martin Numeracy Coach, 860-647- 3367 ext. 21436 or email b55dozmu@mpspride.org.

Martin School Open House

We would like to thank all of the families who were able to come out to the Martin School Open House and thank you to those families who were able to attend the Coaches’ Workshop Model presentation.  If you were unable to attend our presentation, please see the attached link to our Powerpoint presentation which:

  • Describes the Workshop Model for Reading, Writing and Math
  • Provides information on how the Workshop Model supports student success in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Gives helpful tips on how families can support students at home in both Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Provides the link to our new Manchester Office of Family and Community Partnership website.  This new website is an awesome resource that families can visit to get information about what your child is learning and resources for supporting your child at home.http://www.mpsfcp.com/

Meet the Team

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, we are here to help!  Please feel free to call (860-647-3367) or email us.

Mrs. Lauren Percy                  Mrs. Diane Ozmun                Mrs. Nikki Kupec

      Literacy Coach                       Numeracy Coach             Reading Interventionist

lpercy@mpspride.org                        b55dozmu@mpspride.org     ckupec@mpspride.org



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