MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
SCHOOL CLOSED: MMS is closed Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Happy New Year to all of our families who celebrate!
OPEN HSA MEETING: Please save the date Thursday, October 13th at 7:30pm in the MMS Library. Your HSA will be hosting a Meet & Greet with special guests Ms. Gronau, Mr. Brown, and our new Assistant Principal Mr. Patterson. Please come enjoy complimentary coffee & desserts at this reception for our new MMS Administration! Ms. Gronau will present on a few topics of interest and also will conduct a Q & A. This is a terrific opportunity to mingle with fellow parents and chat with our incredible staff. We hope you’ll join us as we welcome Ms. Gronau and Mr. Patterson to our MMS family! Want to contribute your favorite dessert to the event? Please contact our volunteer coordinator Val Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your baking (or purchasing) prowess! Thank you.
SPIRIT WEAR: MMS Spirit Wear is back! With a fabulous online purchasing option and new items to choose from, we’ve made showing school spirit easier than ever. We are even offering new car magnets that will actually stay on your car! Check it out and shop today: http://www.mmshsa.org/spirit-wear.html. We’re accepting orders until October 30th and all items will be delivered to school the week of November 7th. Any questions? Please contact our extraordinary Spirit Wear chairs, Lynn Salort at email@example.com and Thea Cogan-Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CELEBRATION OF MR. WISE: All are welcome this Friday, October 7th for a celebration in honor of our beloved Mr. Robert Wise -- longtime community member and former custodian at Seth Boyden and now MMS. Mr. Wise has done so much for our schools and children. Please click here for details and to contribute: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ca5a623a5fd0-youare
SCHOOL STORE: We love our school store because it offers tangible rewards for positive student behavior. Our kids love it because it’s got lots of great stuff! There are many ways you can help to keep it stocked and encourage our students: (1) Visit the Amazon wish list for easy ordering and delivery: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2XWAR0OJ0D1H8/ref=cm_sw_su_w; (2) Purchase snacks, waters, or fun items on your own and deliver to the Main Office (ask your kids what they really want to see in the store!); (3) Give a small monetary donation and your HSA will do the shopping -- either cash/check in an envelope marked “HSA/School Store” or use our No Frills PayPal link and write “school store” in the notes section: http://www.mmshsa.org/no-frills-2.html.
Thank you! Your contributions are so appreciated by the kids and will help keep our Cougar Cash program vibrant and meaningful.
SIXTH GRADE FIELD TRIP: 6th graders have a field trip coming up to the South Mountain Reservation! The permission slip is due on Wednesday, October 5th. You can find it HERE.
MMS DANCE-A-THON: We hope you’ve all saved the date Friday, October 28th for our first ever community-wide Dance-A-Thon! You won’t want to miss this fun event! Something for everyone: dancing, music, mingling, food trucks. All are welcomed and encouraged to participate! More info on how you & your kids can get involved can be found HERE.
****THE PRINCIPAL’S CORNER****
Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau, announcing the hiring of our new Assistant Principal!
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson