From the Principal's Corner
Click here for Principal Gronau’s welcome letter.
Hello MMS Families!
We hope you have been enjoying a wonderful summer and Labor Day weekend! School begins this week on Thursday, September 6 for 6th and 7th grade and Friday, September 7 for 8th grade (welcome new families!).
We can’t wait to have all of the students back in MMS. It’s been a busy summer and we have so many things to look forward to! Schedules were mailed out last week so if you haven’t received your student’s yet, it should be on its way.
A Few Key Dates
September 6 – First day of school, 6th & 7th grade
September 7 – First day of school, 8th grade
Doors open at 8:12
First class begins at 8:20, dismissal is 3:05.
We could use your help on the first days! Your MMS HSA is teaming with MMS staff to roll out the red carpet and welcome the students with cheers and fanfare. We would really love to have lots of parents there to show support for the kids. It will only take about 30 minutes on Thursday and Friday – please click here to join the fun.
Rosh Hashanah - District Closed
There will be no school on Monday and Tuesday September 10 & 11 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
MMS HSA Meeting
Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 in the Library Media Center.
Back to School Night
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 13 from 6:45 pm – 9 pm for Back to School Night! A welcome will take place in the auditorium. Please take the opportunity to see what a day in the life of your middle schooler is like! See the classrooms, meet the teachers and principal, and much more! A reminder that this is a 4-hour day; students will be dismissed at 12:30.
Special Ed/504 Families Meet and Greet
There will be a Meet and Greet with Principal Gronau for families of students with IEPs and 504s on Thursday, September 13th from 6:15-6:45 pm, prior to the Back to School Night. For more information, or to volunteer to help with the event, contact Special Ed Liaison Kiersten Carlson-Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Envelopes/Emergency Forms
The first day of school your students will receive a white envelope. Please complete and return all emergency forms to the school. There is a lot of great info in there from your HSA as well including our welcome letter here. Also included was our No-Frills Fundraiser flyer here. Thank you!
YouthNet at MMS
Youth Net offers an Extended Enrichment Program for all MMS students. The program runs until 6 pm and follows the school calendar. MMS teachers offer individual homework help to students enrolled. Click here and here for more information or visit www.somayouthnet.org for more information. No child is denied due to financial reasons.
More info on YouthNet’s after school club program will also be available at Back to School night. These offerings begin first week of October.
Achieve Newstead 5k
The 15th annual Achieve Newstead 5K is on Saturday, September 15. The race starts at 9 am at the South Mountain School Annex at 112 Glenview Road in South Orange. Please click here for more information.
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt
MMS HSA Co-Presidents 2018-2019