It’s a short week (schools are closed Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day), but still lots of great stuff going on at our school ...
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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
FIELD TRIP TO SEE HIDDEN FIGURES: The 6th and 7th graders are seeing Hidden Figures this week on Thursday, February 16th. If you need the permission slips they are HERE (6th) and HERE (7th).
ATTENTION 6th GRADE PARENTS & GUARDIANS: You’re invited to an Independent Reading Projects Celebration in the MMS Library on Thursday, February 16th from 2:15pm - 3:05pm, sponsored in part by your HSA. Come join your students for a slice of pizza and a drink and browse through all of the great work your 6th graders are so proud to display and present. Please click HERE for all of the information.
PANERA FUNDRAISER: Panera Bread at 495 Prospect Ave. in West Orange is donating a percentage of sales on Wednesday, February 15th to MMS as a fundraiser for the PBIS committee. Please click HERE for all of the information and please dine at Panera on Wednesday to support our school!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH STUDENT CONTESTS: MMS is holding two contests to encourage our students to learn about and draw inspiration from the month-long celebration of Black History Month. As added incentive your HSA has sponsored Amazon gift cards as prizes for the top 3 contest winners. All of the information on the Essay Contest can be found HERE. For information on the Art Contest please contact Ms. McCourt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Reisman (email@example.com). We hope you all discuss these contests with your children and help persuade them to participate!
MMS WATER BOTTLES: Student Council is selling MMS water bottles for $5 in the School Store during lunch and after school. Kids can quench their thirst and show school spirit all while helping to support all of the excellent work done by our amazing Student Council. Plus these water bottles look great -- check them out below. Please encourage your kids to get their water bottles now while supplies last!
SCHOOL STORE: The MMS School Store is a huge hit with the kids and is integral in promoting and making meaningful the school’s Cougar Cash reward system. Please consider helping to keep the store fully stocked. Click HERE for a list of suggested items, though anything your kid would like would be appreciated! You may drop any donations in the Main Office, or contact Mr. Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for delivery. And thank you!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE MMS MUSICAL: Please consider lending a few hours to chaperone the students in their holding rooms in-between their rehearsing time. Click HERE for the Sign Up Genius to reserve your time slot. It’s the easiest volunteering you’ll do all year! Bring a book or some work and hang in the classroom with some kids to give them a break from the auditorium. Thank you!
MMS MUSICAL TICKETS: Tickets sales for the MMS Musical are ongoing. There will be three performances: Friday, February 24th at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm; and Sunday, February 26th at 2pm. Check out the Musical website HERE for all the info on the show, to purchase tickets via Pay Pal, or to print a paper order form. Additional paper order forms are available in the Main Office. Any questions? Please reach out to Ms. O’Sullivan at email@example.com.
MMS YEARBOOKS: The MMS Yearbook sale is ongoing. The yearbook is organized by MMS teachers Ms. Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Varney (email@example.com), who can be contacted with any questions. The flyer outlining how to order online or in school can be found HERE. And information on purchasing a “Well Wisher” for an 8th grade student to include in the yearbook can be found HERE.
Have a great week,
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson
your MMS HSA Co-Presidents