Hi MMS, welcome to March! Lots of stuff to tell you today …
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HELP FOR OUR NEEDIEST STUDENTS: Did you know -- our Cougar Cash MMS School Store isn’t just fun for all kids but also importantly serves our food insecure students by helping to bridge the gap between free school-provided breakfast & lunch and home. But we need the help of the parent community to keep the store fully stocked with after-school snacks. Would you consider donating some funds or items to help ensure the store always has a full inventory? A list of the most popular items can be found HERE and anything you purchase can be dropped in the main office. Or you may donate some funds -- drop a check in the HSA mailbox in the main office with a notation that it’s for the school store or use our Pay Pal account HERE, again with a notation directing the money toward the store. And thank you so much for helping to serve ALL our children.
YOUTHNET IS STARTING AGAIN: The Winter session of Youth Net clubs is starting this week and there’s still time to sign your student up for these amazing classes! It’s just one $40 fee for multiple clubs. And no student is ever denied access for financial reasons. We are so lucky to have Youth Net in our community and to have our incredible MMS faculty teach these courses. Check out the current brochure HERE and encourage your kids to participate!
MMS CHOPPED: Speaking of Youth Net, Ms. Silva’s cooking club “MMS Chopped” can use your donations. She’s really short on supplies and wants to give the kids the best possible experience. Have anything cooking-related that you can donate? She’ll take anything! Ideas are: microwave, blenders, measuring spoons, toaster oven, griddle that plugs in, hot mitts, aprons. Please contact Ms. Silva at email@example.com if you’re able to help. And thanks!
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AT MMS: Our MMS Student Council is hard at work promoting ideas to celebrate and learn about Women’s History Month. Read about all the great stuff they’re doing:
1. News on Waffles Daily Announcements & Guess Who Trivia Board a. Each morning students will hear a short bio and quote that will connect with an interactive trivia bulletin board B. Students will have chances to win prizes twice a week 2. Multimedia Commercial Contest a. An Open Contest For All Three Grades To Create an informative and creative video short (90 seconds) that highlights the theme, MMS Honors Trailblazing Women b. Judges will choose the top 12 shorts to highlight on News on Waffles 3. Advisory Door Decorating Contest A. All Three Grades Will Compete In advisories to decorate their classroom door to represent the theme, MMS Honors Trailblazing Women B. Administrators will choose one advisory per grade that exemplified the theme in their work and product C. One advisory per grade will be invited to a pizza party on March 31st 4. Important Women’s Tea A. Students from all three grades will be offered the opportunity to craft a poem, essay, or other piece of writing about an important woman in their life B. Students who craft this piece of writing can then ask the important woman that was the subject of their writing to join them at the Important Women’s Tea
MATH COURSE SELECTION MEETING: The school district is hosting a math course selection informational session on Wednesday, March 8th from 7pm-8:30pm in the MMS library for families with current 5th-7th graders. Come hear about the math & science courses offered at the middle school and high school and get all your questions answered about levels, prerequisites, summer options, access & equity, and more. All info can be found HERE.
CONGRATULATIONS MMS ODYSSEY OF THE MIND: In its very first year at MMS, our Odyssey of the Mind team came in 4th place out of 17 teams. Our hard working students should be congratulated and acknowledged for their commitment and placement. This terrific team consisted of 6th grade students Owen Holt, Max Lombardi, Charles Rosenberg, Alex Shubart, Jonathan Smith, and Sam Zaslow-Braverman and their faculty advisor was Mr. Kaplan. And a huge thank you as well to MMS parent Emilie Zaslow for all of her hard work and effort in bringing this club to MMS. Well done, everyone!
CITY CHALLENGE OBSTACLE RACE: Join Mr. Mantes’s MMS Fitness Club in this fun City Challenge Obstacle Race on Saturday, April 22nd. The team will be in the 11am wave and they would love a huge group of parents and students to join them! Check out the website HERE and contact Mr. Mantes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SPECIAL OFFER FROM PERFORMERS THEATER WORKSHOP: Performers Theatre Workshop congratulates MMS on an outstanding production of The Addams Family! PTW is happy to offer continued opportunities for MMS students to act, dance, and sing. Registration for spring and summer sessions are happening right now. PTW would like to extend to the MMS families a 20% discount on tuition for any new student. PTW is walking distance from MMS and has classes after school and on Saturday. Call 973-327-2250 or email PTWstars@gmail.com to join the community at PTW. http://ptwonline.com/
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP: Please click HERE for all of the info on a selective summer science camp opportunity for middle schoolers. Click HERE for the application.