Miquon Matters, 6.11.18

By Kristin Sanderson


  1. We still have 242 overdue books checked out of the Library! Send yours into school tomorrow or return them to the library on Skit Night!
  2. Lost and Found items will be on display at Skit Night. Please go through the items and take home yours!
  3. NEW DETAILS about our end-0f-year events. Please note them all.
    EOY Events
  4. We have a host of 2018-19 school year forms for you to complete on the Parent Portal and on paper form NO LATER THAN August 15! Starting now is a great idea!
    Parent Portal
    Paper Forms
  5. We’ve changed two dates in next year’s calendar; we are now closed on September 10, and we’re open on November 9.
    2018-19 Academic Calendar


Diane and Mark’s fifth and sixth grade group put on a fabulous version of Hamlet Hears a Who and both third and fourth grade groups worked together to put on a collection of plays as a part of their study of Colonial America and the Lenni Lenape. Check out (and download) the photos!

Hamlet Hears a Who Photos

3-4 Play Photos



Last Tuesday at our all-school picnic lunch, the classrooms made a host of surprise presentations to our departing staff members–School Psychologist Carol Moog, Librarian Amy Vaccarella, and After Care staffer Bambi Stoddart. Carol was presented with never-ending boxes of doughnut holes and a special honorary graduate diploma, and Amy was thrilled to receive a medallion and a custom-made miniature shelf with tiny books dedicated just to her. Later in the day, the children who attend After Care gave Bambi a set of kid-made Sculpey clay jewelry in homage to the wonderful art projects she’s completed with the children. Carol, Amy, and Bambi, we will miss you and we wish you well!

Check out the photos



There’s a host of year-end celebratory events coming up, including the all-school ones detailed below. For special classroom-specific gatherings, check the Google Calendar.

Tuesday, June 12
8: 25 am | Last Day of School for Nursery and Kindergarten
6:00 pm | All School BYO Picnic and Skit Night

All Miquon families are invited to this BYO picnic dinner to celebrate our graduates! The graduation tradition features skits performed by fifth graders about their graduating sixth grade peers.  The picnic begins at 6:00 pm,  skits begin at 7:00 pm.

New: Please check out the Lost and Found items on display at Skit Night, and take your items home please! Things left behind will be donated.

Also new: Please bring your overdue books back to the library at Skit Night (or before)! Thanks.

Wednesday, June 13
8:00 am | Vacation Care Open

Whole day Vacation Care available for N & K (8:00 am – 6:00 pm), and half day Vacation Care available for Grades 1-6 (12:30 dismissal to 6:00 pm). Be sure to register in advance by emailing extendeddayprogram@miquon.org.

8:25 am | Last Day of School for Grades 1-6

8:45 am | Graduates arrive by 8:45 (or earlier; this is might be new to you!!!)

9:30 am | Graduation

12:30 pm | Early Dismissal*; buses and vans depart at 12:30 pm**. Need child care for Wednesday afternoon? Be sure to register in advance by emailing extendeddayprogram@miquon.org.

*New: Anyone picking up their children on June 13 must check out with your child’s classroom teacher(s). 

**Also new: If you think your child may be hungry due to a long bus ride home on June 13, feel free to send extra snacks or a lunch with him/her!

Thursday, June 14 – Friday June 15
8:00 am – 6:00 pm | Vacation Care Open

Whole and half day Vacation Care available, featuring activities, air-conditioned quiet time, and swimming! Be sure to register in advance by emailing extendeddayprogram@miquon.org.



These lists were put together by Librarian Amy Vaccarella as suggestions, not requirements. They include newly published titles or titles that are unfamiliar to introduce/expose students to new books. In many cases, these aren’t the books that students have been reading in library class or classrooms this year.

View 2018 Summer Reading




Miquon Day Camp is now full, however many families send their children to Vacation Care during the weeks between school and camp. There’s loads of outside activities, and swimming every day.

Vacation Care Registration



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