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Welcome Flower Valley Parents!. Principal/Parent Meet and Greet July 24, 2012. Outcomes for our meeting:. * Learn about Mrs. Melnick’s core values and plans for the upcoming school year. * Get better acquainted . Welcome!. Gay E. Melnick, Principal Cinthea Thurman, Assistant Principal

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welcome flower valley parents

Welcome Flower Valley Parents!

Principal/Parent Meet and Greet

July 24, 2012

outcomes for our meeting

Outcomes for our meeting:

* Learn about Mrs. Melnick’s core values and plans for the upcoming school year.

* Get better acquainted.



Gay E. Melnick, Principal

Cinthea Thurman, Assistant Principal

Theresa Robinson, Staff Development Teacher

Jan Riley, Consulting Principal

Sandy Young, PTA President

more about mrs melnick

More about Mrs. Melnick…..

25 Years of Experience in Education:

Elementary and Middle School Teacher,

High School Testing Coordinator,

Elem. School Counselor,

College Professor/Student Teaching Supervisor,

Scholastic Consultant,

Assistant Principal, and Principal Intern

more about mrs melnick1
More about Mrs. Melnick…..

Married to Richard Melnick for 23 years.

Two sons, Brett and Kyle, ages 18 and 16.

Brett just graduated from Sherwood High School and will be attending Ohio University in the fall.

Kyle is in Grade 11 at Sherwood HS.

She enjoys traveling, kayaking, sailing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

mrs melnick s core values

Mrs. Melnick’s Core Values

At Flower Valley ES, every child will THRIVE as a competent and capable learner.

This means every child will have access to:

Trusting Relationships with students and adults

Staff who believe in and provide a Teaching andLearning environment that promotes high expectations

Equitable Experiences

A Safe, Secure, and Peaceful School environment

how will mrs melnick model these core values
How will Mrs. Melnick model these core values?

Make decisions based upon what is best for all children.

Committed to building positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.

Expect relevant and rigorous instruction

Be accessible and visible

Visit classrooms/lunch room/recess on a daily basis

Provide constructive feedback

Be respectful and honest

Model effective communication skills

Get to know all children by name

Ensure that school safety protocols are followed

summer planning 2012

SummerPlanning 2012

Building relationships with staff and parents

Meeting with Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

Revising our vision and mission statements

Developing the master schedule

Preparing class lists

Hiring new staff

Analyzing school/student data

Reviewing school policies

Attending trainings on Curriculum 2.0 (Gr. K-3)

summer planning continued

Summer Planning continued….

Considering new mascot/motto

Cleaning the building, new carpet in office, media center, computer lab

Preparing for Technology Modernization

Adhering to all guidelines from recent safety inspection

Preparing for Pre-Service and Open House

flower valley mission statement

Flower Valley Mission Statement

We are a diverse team of students, staff and parents committed to creating a peaceful academic environment. We achieve this by respecting differences and encouraging individuals to be active participants in the learning process. We work together as a community by utilizing research based strategies to foster academic excellence and equitable practices

flower valley vision statement

Flower Valley Vision Statement

We inspire children to become critical thinkers who are imaginative, adaptable, and collaborative, We strive to cultivate peaceful, life-long learners who thrive in a global society

flower valley msa results 2011 2012 school year

Flower Valley MSA Results 2011-2012 School Year

Great news….We met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) targets in both reading and math in all subgroups:

In reading, 90.7% of our students scored proficient

In math, 89.4% scored proficient.

Our focus for the 2012-13 school year will be reading, all subgroups, with particular attention to Special Education and FARMS students.

2012 13 school organization
2012-13 School Organization
  • 465 students in Grades K-5, including two special education programs, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) and Emotional Disabilities (ED)
  • Based on current enrollment data, we are planning for the following:
  • 3 sections of Grades K, 1, 3, 4
  • 4 sections of Grade 2
  • 2 sections of Grade 5
  • 1 Grade 4/5 combination class.
  • *This plan could change if enrollment changes.

Mascot/Motto….Our goal is to have one mascot and one motto. All students will vote for their favorite during first week of school.

Options so far…….

Flower Valley Bullfrogs or Frogs…Leaping into the Future

Flower Valley Fireflies……Lighting the Way

Flower Valley Falcons……Soaring to New Heights

Email me with any other ideas….

home school communication
Home/School Communication
  • Principal’s Page on the FVES Website
  • Principal’s Corner in monthly PTA Newsletter
  • Sunday Night Telephone/Email Message
  • Principal Coffees (Fall and Spring)
  • Email me directly Gay_E_Melnick@mcpsmd.org. (Please allow 24 hours for a reply)
  • Call the office and ask Mrs. Velez to schedule an appt.
  • PTA Meetings and events
save these dates

Save these Dates!

Kindergarten Parent Meeting, 8/23, at 7 p.m.

Open House, 8/24, from 2-3:30 p.m.

First Day of School, 8/27, School starts at 8:50 a.m.

Grandparent’s Day, 9/7, from 9:30-11 a.m.

PTA Back to School Picnic, 9/7, at 7 p.m.


I believe that strong parent/school relationships are paramount to the success of our school and every one of our students.

I look forward to working with all of you this school year!

Thank you for attending tonight’s program.

Gay E. Melnick, Principal