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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
PARENT SURVEY: The deadline to complete the NJ Department of Education School Climate Survey is this Friday, March 17th. Please click HERE to fill out the quick questionnaire. It takes no time and is a big help to the school.
SCHOOL STORE SUPPORT MADE EASIER: Thank you very much to the many of you who so generously contributed last week to our fund for the MMS School Store! With your assistance we are helping to meet the needs of our most food insecure students while at the same time promoting positive behavior initiatives through the Cougar Cash program. Win win! And now we’ve made it easier for you to help us sustain a vibrant and active school store. Please visit the School Store Wish List HERE -- just a few clicks and your donations will be delivered right to school. So easy! Of course you’re always welcome to pick up some extra snacks on your next Costco or Target run and deliver right to school yourself. Please contact Ms. O’Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate any deliveries or to ask questions. And thank you so much for supporting the store and its mission!
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!
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. 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.
BEYOND MEASURE: The Clinton PTA and the Parenting Center of South Orange-Maplewood are co-hosting a free screening of the film, Beyond Measure, on Thursday, March 16th from 7:30-9:30pm at Clinton School. From the makers of Race to Nowhere, Beyond Measure is a film of inspiring stories from the forefront of innovation in education. For more information and to RSVP, please follow the link HERE.
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Thanks everyone! Have a great week.
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson
your MMS HSA Co-Presidents