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Kindergarten Dreams 2020 Kindergarten Dreams 2020 Over the past few months, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our McGraw kindergarten students have been forced to deal with many changes in their lives—from the things and people they could no longer see on a regular basis, to the way we expected them to keep on learning and growing as students. Throughout all of it, they have made us proud. This was not at all easy for them, or for their ...
Summer Feeding Program Summer Feeding Program Dear Parents or Guardians,   Children in our community do not need to go hungry this summer. For many kids, summertime means food, friends and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further. The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program helps fill ...
Annual Music Awards Annual Music Awards Although we were unable to hold our Musical, Spring Concerts, or the Solo Festival, there were many activities that did occur – our Music Department Dance, Junior Area All-State, Pops Concert, Community Performances, Holiday Concerts, All-County, and Senior Area All-State. We are not able to have our “traditional” Music Awards but wanted to do something to recognize our students.  ...
Making Facemasks Making Facemasks   During remote learning in Mrs. Latta’s second grade class, students were sent the materials to make their own facemasks. With a bandana, coffee filter, and two rubber bands, each student was able to make their very own protective facemask without a sewing machine! Learning at home was a different experience for all of us, but making ...
5th Grade Explorers 5th Grade Explorers   As part of distance learning, the 5th graders have gone on many adventures through videos and text to learn about many different explorers.  To end the unit, the students got to become explorers and write their personal stories.  They also made their boats out of recycled materials.  Many of the students went ...
6th Grade Artwork 6th Grade Artwork   Here are some amazing projects created by students in Grade 6.  They have been doing such an excellent job creating artwork during this time of distance learning. 
7th Grade Artwork 7th Grade Artwork Students in Grade 7 have been doing such an excellent job creating artwork during this time of distance learning.  Here are some of their amazing projects!
Soccer Sign-Ups Soccer Sign-Ups ATTENTION McGraw Parents & Athletes Fall sports sign-ups are being done through email!    Please email Chuck Freeman at  and specify what sport and level.    Girls and Boys modified soccer (grades 7-9) or varsity soccer (grades 9-12).
Friday Fun Days Friday Fun Days The Elementary Student Council PRESENTS Friday Fun Days! Friday Fun Days.pdf Let’s make the best of this situation by having a little fun while at home  and show off our school spirit! Friday, May 15th  Eco Pride Day - Go on a nature walk or even dress like an explorer! Friday, ...
HS Artwork HS Artwork     The McGraw art students in grades 9-12 have been doing such an excellent job creating artwork during this time of distance learning.  Check out some of their amazing projects!!!
30 Week Honor Roll 30 Week Honor Roll 6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Allen, Mason Eaton, Josslyn Lea, Owen Mulcahy, Blair Randall, Kamyren Thomas, Drew   6th GRADE HONOR ROLL  Bergey, Sarah   7th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Brown, Morgan Eaton, Haleigh Gale, Hailey Harris IV, Richard Hubbard, Meghan Libbey, Mallory Marshall, Emma McCall, Alexandria Miller, Ysabelle Sears, ...
40 Old Fashioned Things 40 Old Fashioned Things Students in Mrs. McCool's 2nd grade class are working on Superintendent McCool's list of "40 Old Fashioned Things that Kids Should Know".  They are being asked to share pictures of their new skills and write about them.  What a fun and exciting way to learn new and valuable skills!  
Eagle Parade Eagle Parade Boy, oh boy, does McGraw Elementary School miss their students!  On Thursday April 24, the faculty and staff were joined by our Eagle Mascot as they paraded around town to see the students that they miss so much.  There were over 20 vehicles and we got to see many students in town, through Blodgett Mills, and on some back roads as well.  ...
Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence Tinker Falls This week our Positivity Project Trait is Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence .  This is when you notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.   Take the week of April 20th to enjoy all of the beauty our world has to offer us.  Go out and hike, visit a waterfall, watch a small child make ...
"Flight School"   Last month in library class, after listening to "Flight School", third grade students accepted the STEAM challenge to get their penguin to fly as well as land safely using only the simple materials provided.
Identifying the Good in Others Identifying the Good in Others Positivity Project Trait: Identifying the Good in Others:  With everything that is going on in the world, we want to remind you that other people matter.  Take some time today to reach out and do something good for someone else or notice the good that someone has done for you.  You could send them a thank you card or call and say thank you!  
Humor Humor The week of April 6, 2020, for The Positivity Project, we focused on the character strength “Humor.”  Humor means you like to laugh and bring smiles to others.  Even in times like this, is it important to find something that makes you smile.  “If you have the power to make someone happy, do it.  The world needs more of that!”
NY State of Health Letter to Families NY State of Health Letter to Families  
"Hot Potato" During tech time at library class last month,  Pre K played "Hot Potato" using the Sphero app and Bolts.  First the students participated in small groups and then participated a whole group challenge!  Congratulations David P.!  
Fairness Fairness   For the week of March 23, The Positivity Project focused on the character strength “Fairness.”  Fairness is the process in which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong.  This is a great trait to discuss with your family right now as many things in our lives just don't seem fair.  It doesn't seem fair that we aren't ...

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