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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
Thank you to all the parent volunteers that helped with Picture Day on Friday this past week. It was great to see all the smiling students and we truly appreciate the suggestions for improvement moving forward, we can’t wait to recruit more support next year. We continue to be amazed by the families willing to donate their time and we welcome anyone who wants to help out going forward. We understand volunteering during the day can be hard with schedules, so we will look for more ways to get involved, day and night!
This week kicks off the Week of Respect at MMS from October 2-6. The theme this year is "Be an Upstander." Please see more details in Ms. Gronau's weekly message.
There is a lot of information this week. We are working on a new calendar format to track all the dates, as we realize that there is so much information to keep track of. For now, please see below for some quick dates.
Dates to Remember
- 10/2 YouthNet Clubs start this week
- 10/3 8th Grade Spain Trip Info Session
- 10/6 Wonder Project Assembly All Grades
- 10/11 Middle School Curriculum Night - 7 PM @SOMS
- 10/12 Open HSA Meeting and HIB Info Night - 7 PM @ MMS Library Media Center
- 10/20 Coffee and Conversation with Ms. Gronau 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM - @ MMS Library Media Center
HSA Committee Chairs Needed!
We are seeking a chairs for School Store and Beautification. If you are interested please email MMSHSAinfo@gmail.com.
We need Supplies for the school store!
Student Council would like to get the MMS School Store up and running so students can spend their Cougar Cash and we need YOUR help! Please consider donating snacks and other items (gift certificates, supplies, etc) to the MMS School Store. You can donate directly from our Amazon Wishlist (https://amzn.com/w/2XWAR0OJ0D1H8) or pick up extra snacks on your next trip to your favorite store! All donations can be left in the main office to the attention of Ms. O'Sullivan and/or the MMS School Store. Questions? Contact Ms. O'Sullivan - firstname.lastname@example.org
YouthNet Clubs start this week!
Clubs start this week and there is still an opportunity to sign up for clubs, have your students bring in the permission slips this week.
6th GRADE IMMUNIZATION AND HEALTH FORMS
Reminder to parents/guardians of 6th grade students, Immunization and pre-adolescent forms are due for all 6th grade students. Misplaced the forms? Click Here for the forms that were sent in March, 2017. One is for the required 6th grade/11-year-old immunizations. The other is for the pre-adolescent physical. If you have not already completed the forms, please mail or FAX or scan completed forms to your child’s school nurse as listed below. If possible, please keep a copy for your records. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Porter.
Julianne Porter, CSN
MMS School Nurse
7 Burnet Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Phone: 973-378-7660 x2 or FAX: 973-378-5247
Thank you for your support in providing a safe and healthy learning environment.
Spain Trip Informational Meeting - 10/3. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday October 3rd at 6:30pm library at Maplewood middle school, for parents and 8th grade students interested in the trip to Spain. Click Here for Flyer.
OPEN HSA MEETING – HIB Information NIGHT 10/12:
Please save the date Thursday, October 12th at 7:00pm in the MMS Library. Your HSA will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Ms. Gronau and Mr. Brown. Ms. Gronau will present HIB information to all families in attendance. This is also a terrific opportunity to mingle with fellow parents and chat with our incredible staff. Want to contribute your favorite dessert, stay tuned for a signup genius to get involved!
- MMS Money Makers Fundraising Initiative
First of all, thank you to Mel Rose and all who contributed to the kickoff garage sale to support MMS, and we need your help to raise more funds! Are you ready to become a MMS Money Maker? This new fundraising initiative lets you decide how you want to raise money and where it goes.
Step # 1
Choose from a list submitted by teachers of projects/ideas they want to do for your kids but lack the funds to do so. For a complete list, please reach out to your Fundraising team or Co-Presidents.
Choose a Money Maker idea. This can be anything - cocktail party, Halloween contest, Bingo/game night, wine tasting event, bake sale, backyard movie, dog walking, poker party, bring a speaker into your home, chili cook-off, sell unwanted items online. The possibilities are endless!
Implement your Money Maker idea anytime between now and December 31, 2017.
To learn more about Money Makers or to volunteer to host an event, please send Fundraising Chair Mel Rose a message at email@example.com.
- No Frills
We are continuing our goal of supporting open lines of communication with the MMS Administration and the District. Check our website (www.mmshsa.org), sign up for our weekly e-blasts, and join the HSA and Maplewood Middle School Families Facebook pages to stay updated on everything going on around MMS!
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt