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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
MMS 8th GRADE/COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT: The 8th Grade Wind Ensemble and Honors Wind Ensemble will be performing as part of a joint concert with the Maplewood Community Band on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30pm in the MMS auditorium. All info can be found in the flyer HERE. Please click HERE to donate baked goods for the Bake Sale Fundraiser. All proceeds from the sale will be split between the Community Band and the MMS Music Department.
SPRING YOUTHNET ENROLLMENT IS OPEN: Spring YouthNet registration is open now and classes begin soon. Click HERE for all the info and a description of the great course offerings. YouthNet is such a terrific opportunity for our students, please encourage your kids to participate!
SCHOOL STORE: Our recent efforts to bolster the MMS School Store have been working thanks entirely to the incredible generosity of you, our parent community! Please keep it up! The School Store Wish List is HERE. Or donate funds via Pay Pal. Or drop off items you purchase in the Main Office. Please contact Ms. O’Sullivan at email@example.com to coordinate any deliveries or to ask questions. Thank you!
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH COMMERCIAL CONTEST: Click HERE to check out the commercial contest that MMS Student Council is holding in honor of Women’s History Month. All videos must be received by Friday, March 31st. Your HSA is sponsoring prizes for the winning entries. Please encourage your students to participate!
MARCH ART CONTEST: MMS art teachers Ms. McCourt and Ms. Reisman are holding an art contest in honor of Youth Art Month. Click HERE for all of the info and requirements. All entries must be received by Friday, March 31st. Your HSA is sponsoring prizes for the winners of the contest. Please encourage your students to participate!
MATH COURSE SELECTION FORMS: 6th & 7th grade parents -- your students’ math course selection forms for next year are due back on Friday, March 31. If you have any questions about the levels or the process click HERE for all of the middle school math documents or contact your student’s current math teacher.
YOUTH IN ACTION NIGHT: Mrs. Felder’s Youth Net club, Students for Social Change, has been working all year on their research project to showcase at Rutgers in May. Please join them for a showcase of all of their hard work on social justice issues on Wednesday, April 5th from 4pm-6pm in the SOMS auditorium. All info can be found in the flyer HERE. Let’s support these amazing kids as they explore issues of racial justice, environmental justice, gender equality, improving the effectiveness of schools, and LGBTQ+ rights!
TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT RACE: Please see the attached flyer HERE and read about the important seminars hosted over the next few weeks by The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. So important and relevant today, renowned professor Diane Hughes, whose focus is on bias and race, will help parents and educators navigate talking to children about race.
YOUTHNET BINGO: YouthNet is holding a multigenerational Bingo fundraising event at Dehart Senior Center on Sunday March 26th from 2pm-4pm. All ages welcome! All info HERE.
CITY CHALLENGE OBSTACLE RACE: Join Mr. Mantes’s MMS Fitness Club in this fun City Challenge Obstacle Race on Saturday, April 22nd. The team will be in the 11am wave and they would love a huge group of parents and students to join them! Check out the website HERE and contact Mr. Mantes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thanks everyone! Have a great week.
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson
your MMS HSA Co-Presidents