MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
****THE PRINCIPAL’S CORNER****
Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
Dear MMS Families:
Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday evening for our amazing Back to School Night! It was a great opportunity to meet your child/children’s teachers, connect with friends, and learn more about your MMS HSA.
We have a lot of information included in this newsletter so please take a moment and review it, and feel to reach out if you have any questions.
We’re looking forward to another great week at school! Remember that there is no school on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
Youth Net After School Clubs
Your child wants to do more at MMS? Sign up for a Youth Net Club! Youth Net Clubs are after school clubs that run for 6 weeks in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; each club ends at 4:15. Registration is $40 per session no matter how many clubs your child wants to participate in. First session begins in October and includes a wide array of offerings such as: Fitness, Model UN, Board Games, Gardening and so much more!
See attached flyers here for more details: Youth Net Details, and Youth Net Permission Slip
The Student Council Interest Meeting took place Friday 9/15, after school in Ms. O'Sullivan's room (130 - across from the library). Anyone who missed the meeting and is interested can touch base on Monday, 9/18, with Ms. O'Sullivan, Mr. Kaplan or Mr. Palmgren. Applications for Student Council are due on Tuesday, 9/19. Please click here for the link to the application.
Questions? Contact Mr. Palmgren - firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Kaplan - email@example.com
The 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
Extended Enrichment Period (EEP)
EEP is an after-school tutoring program that runs throughout the entire school year. Tutoring sessions are run by MMS teachers in the Library. Tutoring ends at 6:00 pm, but children don’t have to stay the entire time. All students enrolled receive a free snack and access to the gym for recreation also.
Additionally, students who take part in the EEP can sign up for YouthNet Clubs at no cost!
For more information and registration forms, please visit somayouthnet.org, or get the forms in the main office and bring to Mr. Degnan (in the library). If you have questions, please reach out to: email@example.com. (There is a fee for the program but scholarships are available if needed.)
The MMS Musical this year is Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella! The Musical Interest Meeting will take place on Monday 9/25, after school in the auditorium. Anyone who is interested in auditioning for cast or joining Art Crew or Stage Crew should attend this meeting. The dates for this year's musical are February 23, 24, 25 - 2018. Questions? Contact Ms. O'Sullivan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in working on the MMS Musical as a Student Director? Do you have the time to commit to daily rehearsals? If so, attend the Student Director Interest Meeting in Ms. O'Sullivan's room (130 - across from the library) on Wednesday 9/27. Questions? Contact Ms. O'Sullivan - email@example.com
PowerSchool is a “real time” program that allows students and parents to track assignments, grades, etc. For any parents that are looking for PowerSchool login and password information please email Evyn Degnan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents have the ability to create their own profiles as long as they have their child’s login information. For further assistance on creating a parent profile please use the following information:
If you need your parent account to be reset please contact – Rosann Voorhees, at email@example.com.
Maplewood Middle School Parents Workshop via Conference Call
Social Media and Tips for Keeping Everyone’s Sanity with the Devices will be hosted by Principal Gronau on Tuesday, September 26 at 8 pm. The conference call will be lead by parenting coach and author Amillah Williamson; this is sure to be an informative evening! Please see the attached flyer for more information and log-in instructions.
Save the Date
The district will hold a middle school curriculum night held at SOMS on October 11 for both Middle Schools, all supervisors will be present.
HSA Communications: Your MMS HSA over the past few years has been working really hard to make sure communications among central office, school administration, faculty & staff, and families is clear and transparent and frequent. The best ways to stay informed are to make sure you’re receiving this eblast to your email (if not, sign up HERE), visit your HSA website at http://www.mmshsa.org/, and join our two Facebook pages: MMS HSA at https://www.facebook.com/MaplewoodMiddleHSA/ and Maplewood Middle School Families at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mmshsa/
Ms. Gronau’s weekly letter will also be featured (at the top) in The Principal’s Corner. Lastly, if there are questions you feel aren’t being addressed, please reach out and ask us! We are here to help.
That’s it from us for now. Thanks, all!
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt