Greetings Munn Families!!

Happy New Year!!  I hope 2019 brings happiness, health, and prosperity to each of you.  2019 will be another great year for growing and learning at Munn Elementary School.  We will meet and exceed our school-wide goal and targets identified by the Building Planning Team. 

Munn Elementary School will engage students, families, and staff in a compassionate, supportive, and empowering learning environment.   

  • Target: Munn Elementary School will explicitly model and teach pro-social skills to enhance and foster genuine and meaningful relationships.
  • Target: Munn Elementary School staff will develop a shared understanding of trauma-informed and culturally responsive schools.
  • Target: Munn Elementary School will provide engaging learning experiences for students and staff. 
  • Target: Munn Elementary School will provide appropriately challenging academic learning experiences for all students. 

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Below are some upcoming dates of importance.

January 7

MSPA Meeting

6:45 pm Munn Cafeteria

January 8

BOE Meeting

7:00 pm Admin Building

January 18

K-5 half day

11:50 am Dismissal

January 21

MLK Jr. Day

No School

January 25

STAR Assembly

2:45 pm Munn Cafeteria



6:30 pm Munn Cafeteria

Munn Elementary School continues our efforts with the elementary program of Rachel’s Challenge.  Munn is building on our success by continuing to demonstrate acts of kindness, compassion and acceptance using these guiding principles from Rachel’s Challenge. 

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

In December Munn set a goal of reaching 4, 000 Random Acts of Kindness.  We celebrated with a raucous SOAR assembly (https://ensemble.monroe2boces.org/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/Sa9g3NRp/view).  

In January we kicked off our One School, One Book initiative is in full swing.  Everyone - students, parents, teachers, administrators, bus drivers and all staff are having fun reading Save Me A Seat.  In school, students are invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. 

One School, One Book is an awesome program because children at all grade levels will all be listening to the same book.  Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense.  Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level.  And we also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves.  Our committee selected Save Me A Seat which can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but that will still captivate and stimulate older children. For younger students it may be necessary to rephrase or explain harder vocabulary.  Families should use their judgment in making sure their child is understanding the story.   

The Munn SWE (School Wide Enrichment) team meets monthly to support staff with differentiation of instruction, implementation of 21st Century skills in daily instruction and the development of enrichment Clusters have been developed separately for K-2 and 3-5 students.  Each K-2 student will experience two mini-clusters that will meet throughout the year.  3-5 students will participate in one cluster that meets throughout the year.  Enrichment cluster dates are 1/22 , 2/8, 2/12, 3/5, 3/22 (1/2 day Theme day of Fun) Check out enrichment cluster fun http://animoto.com/play/SMtWxuonP87zSZhVMlKBsw?utm_source=amazonaws.com&utm_medium=player&utm_campaign=player.    

I am truly appreciative of the tremendous collaboration and communication between our families and Munn staff.  Please contact me if I can be of assistance in helping you or your child to enhance their academic and social experience at Munn School.

Yours in Partnership,


Michael M. Canny