Greetings Munn Families!!

Please continue to connect with Munn Elementary School:

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Munn continues to build on our successes by deliberately practicing acts of kindness, compassion and acceptance and using the guiding principles below from Rachel’s Challenge in all we do.


  1. Use Kind Words & Do Kind Things   
  2. Accept & Include Others
  3. Choose & Be a Positive Influence
  4. Set Goals & Keep a Journal
  5. Continue the Chain Reaction


Our next SOAR assembly is on May 25th at 2:45 pm.  Our Annual Rachel’s Rally will be June 15 at 2:15 pm.  Please join us in the cafeteria as we highlight our efforts as a learning community to teach, model and celebrate kindness, compassion and acceptance.


We need your feedback!! Our Building Planning Team is already planning for the 2018-2019 school year.  Staff and students will be provided the opportunity to give us feedback in a survey they will complete during the school day.  Please look for the parent survey link in your e-mail and on our site after June 5th.


Students in grades 3-5 successfully took the New York State ELA Assessment online on April 16 and 17 and the New York State Math Assessment online on May 7 and 8.  District staff and students did a great job. My THANKS to our families for providing a healthy breakfast and well-rested students on assessment daysAs a school district, we continue our work utilizing instructional technology to enhance student learning.  I am amazed at the creativity of staff to provide multiple ways for our students to show what they know and explore the curriculum more deeply.  Take a moment to ask your child about their experiences with Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Padlet, Plickers, Wixie and Schoology just to name a few.  Click the link to see our students and teachers using instructional technology throughout the day.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE62W6wi6Kw)A guiding resource for our work has been the standards identified by the International Society for Technology Education.  An informative web site is https://www.iste.org/standards/standards.  I encourage parents and guardians to continue to inform yourself about the exciting things happening in New York State public education.  Informative web sites are http://www.nysed.gov and www.EngageNY.org.


Our next early release date is June 4th.  Dismissal will be at 11:50 am.  That afternoon will be used to continue with our building transition plan for English Language Learners (ELL) coming to Munn next year.  In January, the Board of Education approved a plan to decentralize the ELL program.  Most students living in the Munn catchment will attend school at Munn and those in other parts of the district will attend Canal View.  Since January, we have been planning for a smooth transition for ELL students and their families.  I know our current students and families will welcome our new friends with open arms!!


On June 5th students and staff will be engaged in “A Day in History” with each grade level choosing a different time period to visit.  The day is designed for students to participate in hands-on, interactive and engaging experiences from the time period selected.  One highlight will be a Tinsmith who will be at Munn from the Genesee Country Museum.  The time and history for each grade level will be revealed at our SOAR assembly on May 25th.  Don’t miss it!! 


We, as a school, are truly appreciative of the partnership forged with parents and caregivers in the education of their children. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions on how you can continue to support the academic growth of your child.  Please contact me if I can be of assistance in helping you or your child to enhance their academic and social experience at Munn Elementary School.


Yours in Partnership,




Michael M. Canny