Conference Sign Ups

Hello Parents and Guardians!

I can’t believe the time is already here for conferences! Please click the link below to sign up for a time that works for you. If no times work, email me at mmerlini@philasd.org or leave a comment, and we will find a time outside conference hours that accommodates both of our schedules.

I look forward to seeing you and talking about your amazing kids!

Best,
MM
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Adios Jeff!

Today we said goodbye to our classmate, Jeff (Jeffe.) I’d like to give a shout out to Ms. Hantman who graciously gave us Jeff so we could watch his metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. We said our goodbyes with a special morning meeting outside.

We wish you a beautiful, safe journey to Mexico Jeff- we will miss you!

Welcome to our 21st Century Classroom

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I began the switch to flexible seating by incorporating yoga balls, mats and wobble seats two years ago. My students’ ability to use the classroom in the ways they needed to accomplish the learning goals I set for them as modern learners was stifled, however, by the desks. I am beyond thrilled to report this is no longer true!

I want to give a huge shout out to all the parents and guardians that donated some sweat equity to assembling our brand new tables and benches! Not only has our classroom transformed into a beautiful space the kids look forward coming to each day, but I am able to utilize student voice and collaborative learning in ways I could only dream about before!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

MM

We are off to an amazing start!
During the first week of school the students took part in an engineering challenge. Working in small groups, they collaborated and built the tallest free standing tower they could out of marshmallows and toothpicks. Students had twenty minutes to complete the task. They used the Engineering Design Process to ask, imagine, and create their design. Check it out!

Welcome!

Dear 4th Grade Families,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! My name is Meg Merlini, and I am your child’s teacher for Fourth Grade. This will be my seventh year at McCall, and I couldn’t be more excited to start this journey with you!

Your child will engage in many new and exciting things this year! My mission is to create a welcoming community for your children and to provide high-quality instruction so that your child can grow academically and socially. I have high expectations for myself as a teacher and for the students in my classroom. I promise to work hard for your child, but I cannot do this job alone. We need the support and involvement of parents and families in order to ensure the maximum achievement of our children.

The following pages should be considered a handbook for the school year. Please take some time to go over these policies and procedures (more information will given at Back-to-School Night.) As usual, there are many forms for parents to fill out. Please return and bring all school supplies by Tuesday September 4th. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,
Ms. Merlini
4th Grade Teacher
McCall School
mmerlini@philasd.org
215-351-7350