MHES Snowflake Dance Party, Friday, February 3rd, 6PM - 8PM in the Medfield Heights Cafeteria! Music, Games and Food - Admission $5 per family. Sponsored by the MHES PTO with funds raised to support classroom technology.
We are thrilled to announce that MHES is a proud recipient of a Spring 2017 Access for All Grant through Young Audiences of Maryland. With this support, MHES will host NRITYA, an acclaimed Indian dance duo for (2) back to back assemblies on February 3rd.
We are thrilled to host this program in celebration of our school's incredibly diverse student community. Thank you to the PTO parents for grant writing support to make this possible.
NRITYA features Indian Classical dancers, Lakshmi Swaminathan and Lavanya Thamire. NRITYA, in Indian dance vocabulary, means expressive dance. The program will introduce students to the myths and legends of India while also identifying shared commonalities. NRITYA reinforces the universality of dance across cultures.
Don't forget to register your Giant Bonus Card to earn money for Medfield Heights! There was an issue getting our school registration renewed for this year, but it's been resolved. Register online at: http://giantfood.com/aplus/register-card/
- Enter your card number and first 3 letters of your last name
- Search for Medfield Heights Elementary or just enter our school code: 01331
We are excited to welcome Jess Bastidas, student teacher from Maryland Institute College of Art, who will be working with Ms. Melone this Spring! Here is a little of what they have planned to keep our kids creative in the classroom!
My name is Miss Jess and I am really looking forward to working with all of your wonderfully creative children! I am finishing my Master’s in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art and as part of my student teaching placement, I will have the pleasure of working alongside Miss Melone for the next seven weeks. In class, I hope that we can uncover the role of artmaking in our world, art as a form of communication and expression, and learn more about the elements of art. I will be bringing in some new materials so that students can explore everything from sculpture to mixed media so PLEASE have your children bring in a t-shirt or smock that they can get messy in! In the art classroom, all students are researchers working through inquiry to develop their critical thinking skills and problem-solve collaborative and creative solutions. Additionally, students learn to develop open-mindedness, test new perspectives, and honor divergent ways of being in an inclusive and interconnected community of makers. Finally, art has the capacity to transfer to diverse content areas so that, in the world outside the classroom, students can be empowered to advance as independent, self-directed, lifelong learners.
Looking forward to working with and learning from all of your young artists!
See more of Jess's artwork, blog and artist resume at:
Instagram at @jessbastidasart
Join us this Thursday, January 19th, 6PM - 8PM in the MHES Library for our first PTO meeting of 2017! We welcome new-comers and families with kids.
The annual Medfield Heights Elementary Snow Flake Dance will take place on Friday, February 3, from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. In order to make this event a success, we need parent volunteers to help us set up, sell concessions, craft with the kids and clean up too!
Sign up HERE and let us know how you can help. We won't be able to pull this one off without help from our fabulous parents! With your help, this dance should go off without a hitch! This event is being run by MHES PTO. Admission is $5.00 per family. Food and souvenirs will be sold at an additional cost.
Many thanks to all those who contributed to the Holiday Drive and helped us bring Christmas gifts to families in need at Medfield Heights Elementary. We truly appreciate your donations and we couldn't do it without you! MHES was able to adopt 30 families for the Holidays this year!
The Thurgood Marshall Alliance is a new school improvement initiative with the goal of supporting neighborhood schools in Baltimore that are committed to diversity and excellence. Parents of children who attend MHES are invited to a meeting on Monday, January 9th from 6:00-8:00 at the Roland Park Library (5108 Roland Avenue) for a conversation about their school and the other schooling options available to them and their children. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please join us!
Who We Are
The MHES PTO is comprised of dedicated parents and friends that support the school's programming and fundraising efforts - bring your talents, tools and ideas - join us this year!