Martin Memo November 9th


Check Out Highlights from Last Week's Memo:
Visit last week's memo to find more information about the following:
        -Veterans Day Assembly Information
        -Spotlight on Library and Upcoming Events
        -Pictures from the Whole School Field Trip
Lutz Museum Young Poets Night
Students between the ages of five and twelve are invited to share original poetry or a selection from their favorite author. Please contact Bob Eckert at 860-643-0949 x.18 or ( if your child would like to appear on stage. The event begins at 6:00 PM. It is free and open to the public!
Lyman Pie Orders
Lyman pie and cookie dough orders will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 21st from 3:30-5:30 in the gym.  If you cannot pick up during that time frame, please notify Susan Skoog ahead of time at (860)416-7106 or
Sturbridge Saturdays are Free in November!
Any CT resident can visit Sturbridge Village for free on Saturdays in November!!!

Find out more information here:
Martin Gives: Can Wars
Martin School is collecting can goods and other non-perishable food items from Monday, November 13th through Monday, November 20th. Donations will be given to Martin families by our FRC the week of Thanksgiving.

Each grade will be collecting different items to prevent too many of the same item being collected.

The winning grade will be enjoying fun time in the FRC with Mrs. Kelsey!!!

Grade K: Stuffing/Instant Potatoes
Grade 1:Corn Bread/Bread Mixes
Grade 2:Juice/Water
Grade 3:Pasta/Pasta Sauces
Grade 4:Canned Veggies/Cranberry Sauce
Grade 5:Gravy/Pickles/Olives

Staff: Pudding/Cookies/Tea/Hot Chocolate

Food items will be turned into their classroom teachers throughout the week, the hallway boxes, or into the FRC during conferences.

Want to know more about the events and resources provided by the FRC?

Contact Joy Ann Kelsey, the Martin School FRC Coordinator:
860-647-3367 ext. 21412

Lucky Taco Dine Out Night is Tonight!!!




Put the pots and pans away and join us for our first dine out night of the year tonight 5:00-10:00 pm. 5% of all proceed this night will be donated back to the PTA to pay for the end of the year 4th and 5th grade celebrations. Can't wait to see you all there!!!

Address: 829 Main St, Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: (860) 432-2274

*Notice that there are going to be other dine out nights to help defer the cost of the end of the year celebrations for 4th and 5th grade. These dates are at the bottom of the memo.
Visit the Library During Conferences:
Come check out a book from the Martin Library for your child to read and meet Miss Hrenko, the school library media specialist.

Miss Hrenko will also be collecting money to help provide all our students the opportunity to purchase at least one book during the school book fair. Please consider stopping by and donating at few dollars.

Volunteer for the Book Fair!
Click on the following link to fill out the Volunteer Form for our Book Fair coming up at the end of November: link to form

Martin Happenings: 

Mustang Weekly Spotlight: MAP

Greetings From MAP!

Our current theme is Fall. Our new vocabulary words are leaf, rake, acorn, scarecrow, pine cone, turkey, pumpkin, and sweater.  We are working on increasing our vocabulary by exploring these objects, looking at pictures and reading books including some of these Fall items.  We will be taking a nature walk and collecting some of these items to explore back in the classroom.  Please check out our interactive bulletin board outside the office and don't forget to add your favorite Fall item on a sticky note!

We went on a wonderful field trip to see the play, "Miss Nelson Is Missing" last week!  Our students enjoyed riding on the bus/lift van to the Bushnell.  They displayed fabulous growth in their listening and attending skills. 

~Mrs. Rodowicz



Mustang Weekly Spotlight: Martin Gives: Bottle & Can Drive

Upcoming Events: 
Thursday, November 9th, Lucky Taco Dine Out Fundraiser 5:00-10:00 pm
Friday, November 10th, Lutz-Museum Poetry Night 6:00 pm
Monday, November 13th - Monday, November 20th, Martin Can Wars
Monday, November 13th, Martin Hosts the Board of Education 7:00-9:00 pm
Friday, November 17th, Veteran's Day Town Meeting 2:15-3:15 pm
Tuesday, November 21st, Lyman Pie Order Pick Up 3:30-5:30 pm
Monday-Friday, November 27th-December 1st, Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, December 1st, Silk City Coffee Dine Out Night Fundraiser 5:00-9:00 pm
Monday, January 8th, PTA Meeting 6:00-6:45 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser
Monday, January 22nd, Pastrami on Wry All Day Dine Out Fundraiser