Dear Munn Families,

The month of November has arrived and followed a fabulous October of teaching and learning!!  The October SOARing STARs (Shining Together Acting Responsibly) assembly was tons of FUN at MUNN celebrating our efforts to be kind, compassionate and accepting.  Click the link to see the assembly.   (https://ensemble.monroe2boces.org/Watch/q3HPj65K).  November is a busy month.  Below are some dates of importance.

November 6 - MSPA Meeting, 6:45 pm Munn Cafeteria

November 8 - Veterans Day Recognition, 9:15 am Munn Cafeteria                    

Parent Conferences - 3:45 pm-6:30 pm Munn School

November 9 - Half Day Early Release 11:50 am Dismissal

November 12 - Veteran’s Day No School

November 14 - Turkey Trot during grade level specials (Grades 1-5)

November 14 - Parent Conferences 3:45 pm-6:30 pm Munn School

November 16 - MSPA Family Fun Night 6:30 pm-8:00 pm 

November 20 - Reports Cards Come Home

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Recess No School

November 30 - SOARing STARs Assembly 2:45 pm Munn Cafeteria

We, as a school, are appreciative of the strong partnership forged with parents and caregivers in the education of their children.  Parent/Teacher conferences are November 8th and 14th from 3:45 pm-6:30 pm.  Please contact your child’s teacher to confirm your conference time.  The conferences are an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss how your child is progressing in school. After 10 weeks of school, teachers have an excellent understanding of the students’ academic, behavioral and social strengths and areas of growth. Teachers will also share their observations about how your child is progressing with the routines of the school day, his/her organization, work and study habits. This is an ideal time to communicate information with your child’s teacher about what your child shares about their school experience. Below are some suggestions to help frame that conversation.

  • Is your child struggling with his/her homework?
  • Is the homework too easy for him/her?
  • What does your child talk most about involving school?
  • What interests does your child have?
  • Are there outside school difficulties your child may be having?
  • What support do you feel your child needs from school?

If you were unable to schedule a conference, please let me know and I will coordinate a convenient time for you and your child’s teacher to meet. 

Report cards will be sent home with students on November 20.  Students have worked very hard this first trimester!!  Please review your child’s report card with them and celebrate their successes.  I also encourage parents and students to set an academic and behavioral goal to strive for on the March report card.  Research shows the more students set short and long term goals, the more success they experience. 

I encourage you as a parent to continue to inform yourself about the exciting things happening in New York State public education.  An informative web site is www.EngageNY.org.  I am appreciative of the tremendous collaboration and communication between our families and the 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 Elementary School.

Yours in Partnership,


Michael M. Canny