Seems like we will actually get a full week of school in starting tomorrow and that temperatures are going to get to a more normal range, thankfully!
A reminder that if you plan to drive your students, please remember the traffic flow patterns around the school have changed. There are also a few reminders below to hopefully help you ease back into all things MMS.
Dates to Remember
1/8 Youth Net clubs begin this week
1/8 Musical Tickets on sale to the public
1/12 MLK Peace March
1/15 No School – MLK Day – District Closed
1/22 Board of Education Meeting
1/23 Orchestra Concert 7pm at MMS
1/24 Band Concert 7pm at MMS
2/1 8th Grade Mixer with SOMS at CHS
2/2 Trivia Night
ORDER NOW! Spirit-Wear Online Store Open for 2018!
You asked and we listened! The Maplewood Spirit Wear Store reopens for 2018, now through January 19! All orders are custom, click here for details. (https://kixnstix.com/spirit/maplewood_middle_school_2018/)
SAVE THE DATE! Please mark your calendars and plan to join in the fun for our biggest fundraiser of the year! Do you know which country allowed women to vote first? How about which finger nail grows the fastest?
If you know the answers, or even if you don't, COME HAVE FUN at trivia night. Donate your dollars to MMS–a school in great need of your dollars–and show off your most trivial assets. Teams of ten compete for tacky statues and bragging rights. No team? No problem! We will find a team for you.
60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood
Appetizers/light snacks will be provided
Click HERE to purchase tickets! Have questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 MMS Musical – Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version)
Please Save the Dates for the 2018 MMS Musical, it is not to be missed. Show dates are 2/23, 2/24, 2/25
*Advanced ticket sales are currently open to cast, crew and staff members. Public ticket sales will start on January 8th.
Want to help? See below for a list of current needs;
1) Volunteers for Building & Construction on Saturday's in January and February (9am - 3pm)
2) Volunteers to feed our Saturday Volunteers & Crews on Saturdays in January and February (noon) - pizza and cases of water are greatly appreciated!
**Interested volunteers for #1 or #2 can contact Mr. Palmgren (email@example.com)!
3) Donations of prom dresses, ball gowns, artificial Christmas trees.
**Donations can be dropped off any Saturday in January (9am - 3pm)
Musical Website for families involved click here (https://sites.google.com/site/mmsmusical)
Even though MMS received a generous number of fully-funded Achieve grants this year, there are still some teachers who only received partial funding. Below please find a list of our teachers who are still looking for full funding for their projects. You can help support the MMS projects of your choice through Achieve's Direct Grant Funding campaign.
For a list of all of the Achieve grants awarded this year (including those of the teachers listed above), please click HERE.
To donate, please click here for more information about each grant and to make your tax-deductible donation online.
Choose Kind: MMS Cares-Supporting our Maplewood Senior Citizens
MMS has begun a partnership with the township to connect our students to seniors in the community. This might include spending time with them, helping them learn a bit about technology, or helping with tasks around their homes. Parent/guardian permission will be required and students will only be permitted to go in groups of 3-4. More information is forthcoming.
VOLUNTEER & HELP NEEDED!!
MMS Library Media Center
The Library Media Center needs parent volunteers to check out, stack books, and help students print out documents through-out the day. Feel free to contact Tracey Clarke (HSA Special Projects) with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the signup HERE.
Spring Fair Chairpeople Needed!
MMS will host its first-ever Spring Fair this year in conjunction with the South Mountain YMCA. It promises to be a great day of fun for our MMS community!
As always, your financial support of the MMS HSA is also appreciated. We are just half way to our $12k No Frills Fundraising Goal, there is still time to contribute to MMS. Click here to donate, it is that simple. Or send in a check or cash, we will take it!
Or host a MMS Money Maker: you choose how you want to raise the money and how it will be spent! Please reach out to Fundraising Co Chairs Mel Rose email@example.com or Gabrielle Graziano at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also help you come up with great Fundraising ideas.
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt