Spring 2015

  • Mrs. Kathy Perry – Calvin Leete School – Thank you for an amazing year of learning and fun.  Liam Earle and Family.  

    Mrs. Barbara Catlin –  Calvin Leete School – Thank you for always providing a warm and smiling face.  Liam Earle and Family.  

    Mrs. Debra Golembieskii – Calvin Leete School – Thank you for making my favorite subject even more fun.  Liam Earle and Family.

    Laura Vedrani – Melissa Jones School – Don & Lisa Barberio.  

    John Montanaro – Baldwin Middle School – Many thanks for your support this year!  The Getrost Family.  

    Robin Kalfaian – A.W. Cox –The DellaVenture Family – Sarah, John, Grace and Abigail.

    Jen Lisi – Baldwin Middle School – Many thanks for your support this year! The Getrost Family.

    Rob Macmillen – Baldwin Middle School – Many thanks for your support  this year! The Getrost Family.  

    Matt Guarnieri – Melissa Jones – Many thanks for a great third grade year!  The Getrost Family.

    Carol Fonicello – Baldwin Middle School – Thanks for all your effort and dedication.  The Mix Family.

    Karen Guarino – Calvin Leete – Thanks for making second grade an awesome experience.  The Mix Family.

    Nicole Israel – Calvin Leete – Thanks for making second grade a fantastic experience.  The Mix Family.

    Jamie Froelick – Calvin Leete – Thank you for all your support this year. Kelly & Michael Weed.

    Mrs. Chris Cody – Melissa Jones School – Thank you for being a fantastic kindergarten teacher to Naomi!.  Akiko Iwasaki.

    Ms. Elizabeth Hill – Melissa Jones School – Thank you for being a fantastic second grade teacher to Emi! Akiko Iwasaki.

     Principal Paula McCarthy – Melissa Jones School – You are a great principal. We are very grateful for your hard work.  Akiko Iwasaki.

     Ms. Chris Penry – Melissa Jones School – Thank you for being a great teacher to Naomi!  Akiko Iwasaki.

    Mrs. Maureen Afeltra – Guilford Lakes Elementary School – We can’t thank you enough for your tireless work.  We are grateful for this forum to applaud both your skills as an educator and the effort you make.  You certainly go above and beyond.  It is amazing what you have been able to accomplish daily and the difference you have made in Mac’s life.  Teachers like you are the ones who give the Guilford Public Schools the amazing reputation that it has.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Carolyn & David VanDeventer. 

    Ms. Jen Bunger – Guilford Lakes Elementary School – Thank you for such a great year.  Our son loves going to school and has had such a wonderful experience this year with you. Carolyn & David VanDeventer. 

    Ms M Puccini – Guilford Lakes Elementary School –  Thank you for all of your work with our son this year.  We are grateful for all of your efforts and comforted to know our son has such wonderful people to look up to and help him in the classroom. Carolyn & David VanDeventer. 

    Cory Slifstein – Adams – Thanks for your exceptional caring and hard-taught science & life lessons this year! Hugh, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Thomas Bushnell – Adams – Thanks for being an exceptional teacher who made it fun and brought out Hugh’s best!  Hugh. Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Nathan Kaplowitz – Adams – Thank you for being an exceptional teacher who places the bar high to prepare for high school! Hugh, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Jessica Gellert – Adams – Thank you for being an exceptionally dedicated and accessible teacher who gives so much support to students.  Hugh, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Christopher Jones – Adams – You are the ultimate orchestra teacher! Thanks for making music so fun.  Hugh, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Beth Santoro – Baldwin – Thank you for being an exceptional teacher who brought out Aiden’s best efforts!  Aiden, Pam and Mike Medvecky.

    Judy Bellonio –Baldwin- Thank you for being an exceptional teacher who brought out Aidan’s best efforts!  Aidan, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Pete Cuticelli – Baldwin- Thank you for being an exceptional teacher who made it fun!  Aidan, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Carol Funicello –Band-  Thank you for being an exceptional teacher who made being in band such fun!  Aidan, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Joyce Galehouse – Guilford Lakes – Thank you for remaking our halls & walls and inspiring newfound love of art with your truly fantastic teaching!  Owen, Pam & Mike Medvecky.

    Lori Luyckx, Guilford Lakes, We appreciate all that you have done for both of our boys! Thank you so much! – Scott, Brandy, Logan and Caden Markovich

    Steve Zajac, Baldwin Middle School, Thank you for making 6th grade so much fun! Go Red Sox! – Logan Markovich and Family

    Lori Luyckx, Guilford Lakes, We appreciate all that you have done for both of our boys! Thank you so much! – Scott, Brandy, Logan and Caden Markovich

    Ms Katlyn Destefan -A.W Cox- Thank you for all your help and guidance this year!  Gage Maisano and Family .

    Maureen Shields -MJS- Thanks for an awesome Kindergarten year!! You made it fun, playful, & you taught me so much! Thanks for everything….Love, Austin LaFata.

    Shauna Panella -MJS- Thanks for a fantastic 2nd grade year! Thank you for making it fun, playful, & demanding! I learned a LOT! love, Avery LaFata

    Rob Messer -MJS-  Thank you for an awesome 3rd grade year! You did a great job of making it fun, demanding, & you helped me grow in so many ways….Thank You! AJ LaFataPaula McCarthy – MJS- Thank You for being the best at what you do! We appreciate that you take such good care of all of us! Love, the LaFata’s

    Maureen McManus Hackett, Guilford Lakes School
    Thank you for helping Alex not only to learn how to play tennis, but to learn responsibility for his choices and how to become a better person! You are the best! Julie & Chris Cieplik

    Cheryl Signore, Guilford Lakes School
    Thank you for helping Alex to thrive in second grade! Your personal care and attention has helped him to grow so much this year. Thank you!
    Julie & Chris Cieplik

    Terri Donarumo: Melissa Jones, Thanks for letting us be free and creative! Sophie Weisberg.

    Derek DeLucia: Melissa Jones, Thanks for being so fun, and teaching us resilience. I don’t give up!  Sophie Weisberg.

    Caitlin Charles: Melissa Jones, Thanks for talking to us about our feelings, and helping us figure things out. Sophie Weisberg.

    Kathy Fiorentino: Melissa Jones, Thanks for really getting to know me, and appreciating who I am!  Sophie Weisberg.

    Colleen Wall:  Melissa Jones, Thanks for taking care of us when we don’t feel good.  Sophie Weisberg.

    Mr. Messer, 3rd grade teacher, Melissa Jones School:  Dear Mr Messer — thank you so much for being Danielle’s favorite teacher ever; she wishes so much that you and the entire class next year could graduate together to 4th grade and you’d be her teacher again (she even had a dream last night that this had happened!). You’ve supported her writing and other pursuits and given her the freedom to develop that is very rare among teachers at any level and she will always remember you, and we as a family will always appreciate it.  John and Monica Bargh.   

    Robert Macmillen,  Baldwin Middle School, Thank you for a great year!  We were trying to think of ways that 5th grade could have been better! And we couldn’t think of any! It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to Isabel’s needs. Sincerely, the Matthews/Halvorsen Family.

    John  Montanaro, Baldwin Middle School, Thank you for a great year!   We were trying to think of ways that 5th grade could have been better! And we couldn’t think of any! It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to Isabel’s needs. Sincerely, the Matthews/Halvorsen Family.

    Jennifer Lisi, Baldwin Middle School, Thank you for a great year!   We were trying to think of ways that 5th grade could have been better! And we couldn’t think of any! It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to Isabel’s needs. Sincerely, the Matthews/Halvorsen Family.

    Maryann Martino, Baldwin Middle School, Thank you for a great year!   We were trying to think of ways that 5th grade could have been better! And we couldn’t think of any! It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to Isabel’s needs. Sincerely, the Matthews/Halvorsen Family. 

    Polly Leclaire, Calvin Leete, We were trying to think of ways that 5th grade could have been better! And we couldn’t think of any! It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to Isabel’s needs. Sincerely, the Matthews/Halvorsen Family.  

    Kathleen Perry, Calvin Leete, Thank you for all your help with Math! And being a great teacher too.  Alex Matthews.

    Deborah Gloembeski, Calvin Leete, Thank you for your years of encouragement, help and fun! More than any other teacher, you have identified my strengths and helped me develop in so many ways!  Alex Matthews.

    Erin Tuttle, Calvin Leete, Thank you for a great year!  Alex Matthews.

    Mrs. Jen Shanbhag, Calvin Leete, Thank you for all your help this year! Have a relaxing summer! The Matthews Family.

    Mrs. Melissa Garuti, Calvin Leete, Thank you for all your help this year! Have a relaxing summer! The Matthews Family. 

Fall 2014

George Cooksey Guilford High School.  From the Guilford Community. In appreciation of his committed service as a teacher at Guilford High School and as an ex-officio member of the GFFE Board of Directors.

Erin Tuttle, Tara White, and Debbie Clifford, Calvin Leete School.  Thank you for all you do!  Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season.  

The Vinings.Kaitlyn DeStefano, A.W. Cox School.  Thanks for being such a great teacher.  Maisano Gage.Lauren Trotta, and Amanda Riccio, Calvin Leete.  

To Mrs. Trotta, from Violet Johnson, and to Mrs. Riccio, from Levi Johnson.  Thank you for all you do, not just at Christmas, but throughout the year.

Erin Tuttle, Calvin Leete School.  Thanks for being a great teacher!  Douglas Erin.

Paula McCarthy, Melissa Jones School, from the Iwasaki-Medzhitova family; Liz Hill, MJS, from Emi Iwasaki-Medzhitova; and Christine Cody, MJS, from Naomi Iwasaki-Medzhitova.

Ms. Heather Whittaker, A.W. Cox School.  Thank you for all the enthusiasm you bring to your teaching.  Jensa and Victor Morris.

Kerry Kennedy, A.W. Cox School.  You are an exceptional teacher.  The Lee Family.

Nathaniel Kaplonitz, Adams Middle School.  Thanks for engaging, challenging and looking out for Hugh to prepare him for high school.   Pam, Mike and Hugh Medvecky.

Beth Santoro, Baldwin Middle School.  Thanks for engaging, challenging and making it fun for Aiden.  Pam, Mike and Aiden Medvecky.

Maureen Williams, Guilford Lakes School.  Thanks for engaging, challenging and making it fun for Owen. Pam, Mike and Owen Medvecky.

Maureen Williams, Guilford Lakes School.  Thanks for engaging, challenging and making it fun for Owen. Pam, Mike and Owen Medvecky.

Maureen Alfetra, Guilford Lakes School.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  You are incredible at your job and an outstanding educator.  Your work with our child will pay dividends to him his entire life.  Thank you so much.  David and Carolyn VanDeventer.  

Thomas Bushnell, Adams Middle School.  Thanks for engaging, challenging and looking our for Hugh to prepare him for high school.  Pam, Mike and Hugh Medvecky.

Judy Bellonio, Baldwin Middle School.  Thanks for engaging, challenging and making it fun for Aiden.  Pam, Mike and Aiden Medvecky.

Christopher Jones, Adams Middle School.  Thanks for making orchestra such a great experience for Hugh.  Pam, Mike and Hugh Medvecky.

Misty Mota, Guilford Lakes School.  Mrs. Mota is an exceptional teacher.  Molly Pluck and Family.

Ms. Kerry Kennedy, A.W. Cox, Thank you for all your hard work and attention to each and every child.  Jensa and Victor Morris.

Mrs. Jennifer Anemone,  Guilford Lakes School.  Thank you for being an excellent teacher.  Ana Sai.

Barbara Suchy, Melissa Jones School.  Happiest of holidays and thank you for inspiring Bandon.  Drs. Bridget Martell and Edmund Chung.

Vincent Mascola, A.W. Cox School.  I learn a lot in his class and he is fun! Karen Pawelek.

Miss Holly Aery, Melissa Jones School.  We cannot thank you enough for your commitment, caring and dedication.  You certainly made a difference for Liam and all of us this year.  We will miss you tremendously.  Jessica Nargi.  

Miss Holly Aery, Melissa Jones School.  We cannot thank you enough for your commitment, caring and dedication.  You certainly made a difference for Liam and all of us this year.  We will miss you tremendously.  Jessica Nargi.