MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
SCHOOL CLOSED: MMS is closed on Wednesday, October 12th in observance of Yom Kippur.
WELCOME DESSERT/COFFEE PARTY FOR MS. GRONAU & MR. PATTERSON: We hope to see everyone this Thursday, October 13th at 7:30pm in the MMS Library for a Welcome Party for our new principal, Ms. Gronau, and our brand new Assistant Principal, Mr. Patterson. Come enjoy coffee/tea and desserts compliments of your HSA as we hear from our new Principal and Assistant Principal, have an opportunity to ask questions, and mingle with fellow parents. Let’s make sure we show them our support! Please click HERE for the invitation.
MMS DANCE-A-THON: It’s almost here, so SIGN UP today for this great event! The first ever MMS Dance-A-Thon is happening on Friday, October 28th and we hope you & your students will get involved for a chance at prizes and fun. The PBIS committee is meeting this week to finalize plans, so watch for an e-blast with more details about this great event. In the meantime, please book the date and sign up at the link above and know it’ll be an entertaining, community-building event filled with music by a professional DJ, dancing, food trucks, and more!
SPIRIT WEAR: Spirit Wear orders are being accepted only until October 30th so don’t forget to order soon! MMS garb makes a terrific gift for birthdays or the holidays. We have lots of great new offerings plus working car magnets too. So check it out here http://www.mmshsa.org/spirit-wear.html! Any questions? Reach out to Lynn Salort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE FOR TRIVIA NIGHT: Woo hoo! Our largest party and fundraiser of the year is booked and it’s going to be better than ever. So please save the date Friday, February 3, 2017 for MMS Trivia Night at The Woodland! Go ahead, do it now. You won’t want to miss it.
SCHOOL STORE & LUNCHTIME RAFFLES: The School Store is booming, thanks to all of you! Please keep up the donations of snacks, waters, and items -- the kids are loving it! A vibrant store helps make the Cougar Cash reward system meaningful for our students. All contributions are welcome, and the Amazon site with specific items can be found HERE. Also, Student Council plans to start lunchtime raffles soon, which are another terrific incentive & use for Cougar Cash. Parents can donate gift cards to stores/restaurants in town and the students will raffle them off at lunchtime. Have a gift card to donate? Send it to school with your child with attention to Student Council/Ms. O’Sullivan. And thank you so much for your help with our Cougar Cash program!
6TH GRADE SOCIAL: The 6th grade Fall Social is always the best-attended event of the year and your 6th grader won’t want to miss it! It’s the perfect way for your students to get to know their new classmates in a fun setting. There will be food, dessert, a DJ, games, and more! Save the date Wednesday, October 26th. More info and permission slip to come.
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO 7TH & 8TH GRADE MUSICIANS AND THEIR PARENTS: See what it's like to play in the CHS Marching Band, the Pride of Columbia! On Saturday, October 15th all MMS and SOMS 7th and 8th grade musicians are invited as guests of the CHS Marching Band to play during the rehearsal and home football game versus Seton Hall Prep. That morning, you'll see what it takes to put on a field show, rehearse our stands music, and meet your "big sisters and brothers" in the band. Starting at 1pm MMS students can play in the stands during the game and have a field-side seat for the halftime performance. (Parents -- plan to be there to cheer on the kids.) This free event includes lunch and a third-quarter snack. Sign up here: http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/Page/2936. See you Saturday, Little Cougars!
MAPLEWOOD LIBRARY CLEAN SLATE PROGRAM: During the month of October, students in grades K-12 with a Maplewood Library card can have their overdue fines waived. Come in person to the Main Library or Hilton Branch and start with a clean slate! Middle School students see the Teen Librarian for assistance.
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Ms. Gronau would like all of us to know that she very much looks forward to meeting & addressing everyone at Thursday evening’s welcome party -- see you then!
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson