Happy Almost May! It’s hard to believe but the end of the school year is fast approaching. Please be on the lookout for information regarding end-of-year activities, as this time of year is always busy!
A few notes:
PARCC continues this week.
Math selection is due tomorrow, Monday, April 30.
It‘s allergy season and that means tissues and hand sanitizer are in high demand. Please consider sending your student in with a box or package of hand sanitizer wipes! The teachers would certainly appreciate it.
Additionally, the teacher luncheon on May 10 needs immediate help, click here if you want to contribute.
DATES TO REMEMBER
4/30 Math Registration
5/14 BOE Meeting
5/17 School in Action
5/28 Memorial Day - No School
6th GRADE PARENTS
5/25 Field Trip to the Liberty Science Center
7th GRADE PARENTS
4/30-5/3 PARCC TESTING
5/14 Field Trip to Turtle Back Zoo
8th GRADE PARENTS
5/8- 5/11 PARCC TESTING
5/22- 5/23 NJSLA TESTING
6/13 Trip to Frog Bridge
6/19 8th grade Dinner Dance at Maplewood Country Club
6/21 Moving Up Ceremony at MMS (AM ceremony)
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS COMING! MAY 7-11
We are putting the finishing touches on the schedule for Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks to all of the parents who stepped up to make this a great week for our teachers! There is a sign-up sheet for the luncheon. If you can’t get to the school but would like to donate an item or some $$, please contact Deb Holt DebCatHolt@gmail.com or Sara Knutsen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule of events:
Monday - Massage Monday
Tuesday - “We are Lucky to Have You!”
Wednesday - “Salty & Sweet”
Thursday - Staff Luncheon - Click here to help!
Friday - Margaritas and chips!
Reminder, the final date to select a math course is April 30, 2018. Click here.
MMS IDOL IS HERE!
Does your child love to perform? Have him/her register for MMS Idol a fun competition among MMS students. Please see attached flyer for details!
Clip and save your Box Tops and please send them in with your MMS Student! Each Box Top is worth $.10 for our school! Also, the Box Top donations are being tracked by grade to help each class win points for Battle of the Classes!! It’s a win-win!
Do you have a Green Thumb? Have you ever noticed how beautiful the Maplewood Garden is? We will send out a sign up genius soon! We could use your help this spring. MMS 6th grade teacher Debra SIlva received a $1300 Achieve Grant to continue to help grow our garden along with a separate grant for a program called “Maplewood Rocks” (painted rocks with words of kindness). She is looking for volunteers to help with either or both projects which will take place late April, early May. If interested, please email Deb Holt at email@example.com.
Spring YouthNet has begun! Some classes may have started but there may still be openings if you forgot to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Diane Malloy at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen Miller at: email@example.com.
BOE STUDENT RECOGNITION
We know there are more students to recognize, don’t be shy! Each month the Board of Education recognizes students at board meetings. If you know a student who deserves recognition - in or out of school - please contact Principal Gronau.
Our school store is always on the lookout for donations! If you’re making a Costco run, please consider picking up some extra items and donating them. The School Store is run by our wonderful Student Council and uses Cougar Cash for purchases. You can even help without leaving home! Click to order from the school store Amazon wish list!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC
See attached flyer on a spring field hockey clinic for middle schoolers! Click here
CHS MARCHING BAND OPEN HOUSE
Come to the CHS Marching Band Open House! Thursday, May 3 starting at 6 PM.
Stations for each section of the marching band will be set up and students can meet with current marching band members -- and even try out some drums!
The CHS Cougar Marching Band is one of the most visible and respected performing ensembles at Columbia High School. “The Pride of Columbia” has a rich tradition of musical excellence, visual pageantry, dedication, and pride which is carried from generation to generation within the band.
For information and links, visit their Site!
VOLUNTEER & HELP NEEDED!!
MMS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
The Media Center needs parent volunteers to shelve books, organize sections, check in/out books and help students throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to be at MMS beyond Back to School and School in Action Nights! Volunteer for as much or as little as you would like. Check out the Media Center Class Schedule and signup directly on the Google Sheet Click here! Feel free to contact Tracey Clarke (HSA Special Projects) with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check here for more information on what is happening in the MLC.
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt