Malta Avenue NOVEMBER 2022 Newsletter
Malta Avenue Calendar
Wednesday, November 2nd: School Photo Retakes
Thursday, November 10th: Emergency Release Day (students are released 15 minutes early from school)
Friday, November 11th: Veterans Day- No School
Tuesday, November 15th: PTA Meeting; 6:30 PM (virtual)
Wednesday, November 23rd-Friday, November 25th: Thanksgiving- No School
Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th: Elementary Conference Days; Half day for students
Halloween at Malta Avenue
On Monday, October 31st, students enjoyed Halloween festivities at Malta Avenue. Each grade level organized and planned Halloween activities. We also held a Halloween parade for students in grades K-2. Fun was had by all!
On Thursday, October 27th, we held our first in-person schoolwide meeting in over two years. Mrs. DeGregorio’s fourth grade class did a wonderful job planning and leading our first meeting. During schoolwide meetings, we recognize our character education award winners for the month and introduce our character education word for the next month.
Character Education Word Of The Month Winners
Our character education word for October was fairness. Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by Malta Avenue staff members:
This month, we have two character education word of the month overall winners. Our winners are: Julia D. and Mia S. Congratulations Julia and Mia! Thank you for exemplifying fairness and embodying the Malta Way! Julia and Mia will be our Malta Man Sidekicks.
Character Education Word Of The Month
Our character education word for November is Responsibility - do what you are supposed to do- plan ahead. Do your best - show self-control. Think before you act - be accountable - set a good example.
Faces of Malta Avenue :
Name: Ms. Houser
Position: Teaching Assistant
Dream Vacation: Yellowstone National Park and the state of Wyoming in general!
Favorite Restaurant: Cantina (or anything Mexican)!
Favorite Morning Beverage: Arbonne Energy Fizz
On Weekends I like To: Spend time with my English bulldog, Dilla, and boyfriend, Bryce, outside on the lake, hiking, skiing, kayaking, or at the dirt bike track
Hidden Talent: Tap Dancing (15 years of lessons really paid off!)
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Book Recommendation: Where The Crawdads Sing
Go-To Snack or Dessert: Ice Cream
Person I’d Like to Meet: Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs (I’m a BIG country music fan)
What I love Most About Malta Avenue: I love how everyone at Malta Avenue has welcomed me with open arms! I was a little nervous switching schools but after meeting some of the staff, I am very excited to get to work and get to know everyone!
I Became An Educator Because: I have always had a passion for children and learning so why not combine the two to make it my dream job! I also have a younger brother who is on the spectrum and watching his struggles throughout school made me want to work with students just like him. I want to make a difference in the lives of special education students in the same way that so many teachers have done for him!
Name: Mrs. Cassidy
Position: Teaching Assistant
Dream Vacation: The islands of Madeira
Favorite Restaurant: The Mouzon House
Favorite Morning Beverage: Herbal tea
On Weekends I like To: Visit art museums and gardens
Hidden Talent: Figure skating
Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradiso
Book Recommendation: How To Love A Country: Poems by Richard Blanco
Go-To Snack or Dessert: Baklava
Person I’d Like to Meet: Volodymyr Zelenskyy
What I love Most About Malta Avenue: I like its emphasis on character education. The mixture of old and new in the school and its proximity to the neighborhood.
I Became An Educator Because: I like to share my love of learning and of the value of always being curious.
Name: Mrs. Roemer
Position: School Social Worker
Dream Vacation: Greek Isles
Favorite Restaurant: Hamlet & Ghost
Favorite Morning Beverage: Coffee, coffee, coffee. Even my dog knows not to bother me until I've freshly ground my beans!
On Weekends I like To: Bike rides with my family and cheer on my daughter's soccer and hockey teams.
Hidden Talent: I love to sing. (Talent debateable.)
Favorite Movie: Inside Out
Book Recommendation: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Go-To Snack or Dessert: Popcorn
Person I’d Like to Meet:) Malala Yousafzai
What I love Most About Malta Avenue: The warm and welcoming staff!
I Became An Educator Because: I chose to work in a school setting to be able to provide practical support to students in their daily environment. I am also passionate about educational equity and am happy to provide extra support to students who need it to help close that gap.
Our incredible PTA has created age appropriate indoor recess carts. Our students will be able to access the carts when the weather prohibits the students from going outside. We continue to be grateful to our incredible PTA!
Our November PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM. Please utilize the link below to access the meeting:
Mrs. Johnson's Contact
Phone number: (518) 884-7250 ext 1351