Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign - we are thrilled to kick-off this highly anticipated project in late June 2017, led by MICA alumni and Baltimore muralist Bridget Cimino.
Bridget has designed a playful series of large, wonderfully colorful and academically minded OWLS scattered throughout the courtyard to greet our kids this Fall and throughout the year! The Owls - our school mascot - are featured hard at work and play - reading, playing sports, stirring up science experiments and peering into the stars!
Families and children are welcome to join Bridget on Saturday, July 1st from 10AM -12PM at the school to make your mark on this creative community project! We are looking for kids and families to join Bridget on July 1st to help paint individual bricks to add a confetti - explosion of color on several walls! If you would like to join us on July 1st - please RSVP here! Children need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.
In additional to this painting project, our funds will also purchase new wooden benches and plants for our existing garden beds!
Thank you again to our gofundme supporters and our dedicated teachers - Ms. Casey, Ms. Becker, Ms. Melone, Ms. Kilcoyne and Ms. Chaivacci for spearheading and supporting our Medfield Heights Mural Project!
Baltimore muralist, Bridget Cimino, is a conservationist and decorative painter having restored artworks in and around Baltimore and the Washington, DC metro area including the Basilica, The Engineers Club at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion and The Senator Theater. Her recent mural work includes projects throughout East Baltimore and collaborations with Holy Frijoles in Hampden and with teachers and students at Highlandtown Middle School. She is a graduate of Patapsco Highschool and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Thank you to our participating fundraising partners for supporting our school and bringing our community together in and around the neighborhood! Please remember to patronize these businesses throughout the summer to show our continued appreciation!
Principal Kilcoyne - FInalist for Heart of the School Award for 2nd Year in a Row!
Our school community is so proud to announce that, for a second year in a row, our principal, Mrs. Kilcoyne, is a finalist for the 2017 Heart of the School Award! (She is the only principal who has been a finalist twice! Just saying!) We love you, Mrs. Kilcoyne! Thank you for everything you do for our school and community!
Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Casey - Nominated for Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Casey, both 2nd grade teachers, were nominated for the prestigious Baltimore City Public Schools' Teacher of the Year Award! Mrs. Jones was a finalist for the award and recognized by Dr. Santelises, BCPSS CEO, at the May 23, 2017 Board Meeting. We are so proud of both of our nominated teachers! Both Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Casey are members of our Instructional Leadership Team. They are individuals who are truly dedicated to the improvement of our school, of our community, and of our staff. We are lucky to call them Medfield Heights teachers!
Want to get to know some great MHES parents and find ways to get involved this Fall? Share your time and ideas at three summer PTO planning meetings!
Everyone is welcome to attend (and kids always welcome too!) The first meeting will be at Erin Bolton's house (PTO President) at 1325 W. 40th Street and will be potluck-style.
Thu 06/29, 6:00-7:30 pm @1325 W. 40th Street
Thu 07/13, 6:00-7:30 pm @TBD
Thu 08/17, 6:00-7:30 pm @TBD
A Letter from PTO President, Erin Bolton:
We held elections for our 2017-18 officers last week and I am honored and excited to serve as President for the upcoming school year. I'd like to extend my congratulations to our new PTO Board:
Gideon Breidegam, Vice President
Desiree Cleves, Treasurer
Erin Jakowski, Secretary & Communications Chair
Judi Breidegam, Member at Large
Christina Maly, Member at Large
Denise Stanley, Member at Large
Liza Casey, Teacher Representative
I'm also very pleased that Shelly Bates and Heather Rogers will be heading up the planning and activities for 5th Graders (field trips, fundraising, and end-of-year fun) as their respective daughters enter the 5th Grade in the fall. Thanks for your enthusiasm and dedication to our school -- I'm looking forward to a great year ahead!
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!