Martin Memo March 2nd
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education Information
Attention: This is the flyer in English. The flyers in Spanish and Bengali are attached to the memo email.

Book Fair is Open During Conferences!
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Visit the Martin Book Fair Website for all the information you need!

You'll see times the fair is open, you can sign up to volunteer, or you can sign up for eWallet!

PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER! If you do not want to make an account, you can email me with your availability! 

Don't want to send your kiddos to school with cash? Sign up for eWallet! Send the information to family and friends and they can add money to your child's eWallet too!

*From 1:00pm-1:30 only students with eWallet will be able to purchase books. From 1:30-4:00 pm, students can shop with their parents.*

Link to Book Fair Website:

EISCA Family Survey!

We need your help in completing the EISCA Survey! It is imperative that EVERY VOICE be heard!

What is the EISCA Survey? The EISCA Survey stands for Equity-Informed School Climate Assessment. It is a collaboration between The Discovery Center, EdChange, and Manchester Public Schools. Its purpose is to assess the experiences--educational, emotional and social--of students, families, and staff [in Manchester Public Schools] through the lens of racial equity and identify to what extent district and school policy, practice, and culture impact students with marginalized identities, so we can create sustainable changes to ensure equity for each student. Not only making a difference by completing the survey, you also have the opportunity to win some great prizes!

All surveys must be completed by March 12.

Chromebooks will be available during conferences to complete the survey. Please see Mrs. Kelsey at the FRC Table during conferences for more information.

Click Here for the link to the EISCA Family Survey

Update from the Family Resource Center:

Brrrrrr, it’s been cold outside! It may be chilly but summer is just around the corner! (Today, summer is officially 112 days away!) Now is the time to start to think about summer camps and activities for your Martin Mustangs. The Manchester Park and Recreation Department has a phenomenal summer camp program! The 2018 Manchester Summer Day Camp will run from 7/2/18 - 8/10/18. Registration is done by lottery and registration packets will be accepted by mail only from Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31. Registration packets will be available at the following locations:

Center Springs Main Office - 39 Lodge Drive

Community Y Recreation Center - 78 N Main Street

Customer Service, Town Hall - 41 Center Street

Online at

Registration fills up quickly so make sure to keep checking their website for further information!


Coffee And… Summertime!

Join us for this drop-in program. Grab a pastry and chat about events/ideas/issues in our community! This month we'll be discussing upcoming summer programming and registration with the Manchester Department of Parks & Recreation. This will be a great opportunity to plan ahead for your family. Start the day with a cup of coffee & thinking of summer! Please contact Martin FRC Coordinator, Joy Ann Kelsey, at 860-645-4829  ext 21412 or email for more information.


Leadership Lunches & Lunch Bunch Updates

Our Grades 4 and 5 Martin Mustangs have met during Leadership Lunches to discuss values and what they mean to us. We’ve discussed how they affect the decisions we make and the actions we take.

Our Kindergarten and Grade 1 Lunch Bunch friends explored friendship and family through reading Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell and Hi, Cat! by Ezra Jack Keats. We also snuck in some game time with our families after finishing lunch and our story together!

If your child is interested in enrolling in either programs, please contact Mrs. Kelsey at 860-645-4829  ext 21412 or email

H.O.T. School Participation Opportunity
 HOT Schools Exploration Day at Jack Jackter Intermediate School, Colchester

March 7, 2018   10:00AM - 3:15PM
Participants will take a tour of our building, have the opportunity to see a TAC in action, and observe classrooms as they integrate HOTS strategies in their everyday practice, meet our Student Senators and wrap-up the day by exploring our production companies.  It should be a full day with something for everyone
Learn more and register here for Jack Jackter Intermediate Schools'Exploration Day

Martin Happenings: 

Mustang Weekly Spotlight: Library

Greetings from the Martin Library!
This has been a busy last couple weeks in the library! I spearheaded the Feeling Good February campaign to get our students excited to be great Martin citizens who follow our school expectations, are engaged learners, are great friends, and flexible thinkers. Congratulations to everyone who won a medal this past month. We are very proud of our individual medal winners, and the whole classes who one gold, silver or bronze each week chosen by our essentialists.

This past week we celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’s birthday! The highlights were our door decorating contest (see pictures below), and school-wide Dr. Seuss Bingo. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Students at Martin School have been doing a lot of nonfiction reading and are learning how to be better researchers. If you want to help your student at home, the resources on our K-8 webpage are a great place to start. PebbleGo, PebbleGoNext, iConn, and Tumblebooks are a safe place for elementary aged students to build their research skills.

The Martin Scholastic Book Fair is next week during conferences. There is a new method of payment called the eWallet that is a safe way for you students to pay without losing money. Plus, you can send the link to family and friends who live far away to add money to your student’s account. Sign up by visiting the book fair website here. We are also looking for volunteers, sign up on the book fair website or email me with your availability. I look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Fair Hours:

1:00-4:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

*From 1:00-1:30, only students who have signed up for eWallet will be able to shop without a parent or guardian.

During the next month we will be celebrating Multicultural March. In the library, we’ll be reading books by various authors or about different cultures. We are also inviting members of our Martin family and our Manchester Community to come in and speak or read to our students. Please email me or Mrs. Kelsey from the FRC if you want to come in or know someone in our community who would be an awesome speaker.

Happy March!

~Miss Mary Hrenko

Martin Library School
Library Media Specialist
Mustang Weekly Spotlight: Feeling Good February
This week our area of focus was Being a Flexible Thinker and following the school rules and expectations.

Here are the list of this week's gold medal winners! Congratulations!

KB:  Sonny S.
 Skylii C.
KK:  Dennaliys S.
1B:  Ryan S.
1G:  Noah G.
2B:  Sydney B.
2S:  Levi C.P.
2V:  Ava S.
3B:  Matthew G.
3D:  Izaiah C.
3P:  Cenaiyah L.R.
4K:  Amanda S.
4T:  Ethan R.
5I:  Andy A.
5O:  Travis M.
 Michael S.

Mustang Weekly Spotlight:

Read Across America Door Decorating Contest
1st Place: The 3rd Grade Team


2nd Place:
The 1st Grade Team


3rd Place:
The K Team & MAP


Other Creative Ideas:


Upcoming Events: 
March 1st - 31st, Multicultural March!
Tuesday-Thursday March 6th-8th, Martin Scholastic Book Fair 1:00-4:00 pm (During Conferences)
Monday, March 12th, PTA Meeting 6:00-6:45 pm
Friday, March 23, Variety Show 7:00 pm
Friday, April 20th, Spring Fling Dance 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 19th, Yard Goats Game Time TBA
Thursday, June 7th, Ice Cream Social 6:00 pm