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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau. Click HERE for a photo from the Day of Silence.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: May 1-5 is Teacher Appreciation Week, which is shorthand really for everyone who works at MMS and helps make it such a special place for our middle schoolers. Teachers, secretaries, administrators, guidance counselors, custodians, school nurse, social workers, etc. -- we’re so grateful for all of the hard work that each and every one of them puts in each day. To help show some love your HSA has planned a really fun week for everyone. Check out all the great stuff HERE.
8th GRADE END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES: Lots of really fun things happening for our graduating 8th grade students in the coming weeks. Please click HERE for the letter from 8th grade team leaders regarding participation in 8th grade activities and HERE for the Frog Bridge permission slip, due with payment by Wednesday, May 17th.
A MESSAGE FROM NURSE PORTER: Our very own fabulous Nurse Porter has a message for all of us and our well-being: "As we welcome spring, many of us also have to deal with the discomfort of seasonal allergies. Understanding allergic reactions, minimizing pollen exposure, and considering allergy medication may help reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies. Please read the message HERE for tips for pollen survival."
SOMSD TOWN HALL ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION: Don’t miss this important District-wide meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd from 7pm-9pm in the CHS auditorium. All info on the workshops and discussion leaders and the event can be found HERE.
MERMER CONCERT TO BENEFIT MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Save the date -- Mermer will be holding a concert to benefit MMS & SOMS on Saturday, May 13th at 8pm at Maplewood Crossfit (6 West Parker Avenue). Kegs and light snacks and music from college, all to benefit our kids -- sounds pretty great! Click HERE for the flyer.
SOMSD DISTRICT CLOSINGS/DELAYED OPENINGS: Did you get the email from the School District this week? Apparently they counted wrong and scheduled one too many days of school! Which means a 4-day weekend for Memorial Day topped off with a delayed opening Tuesday, May 30th (10:15am start time at MMS). Check out the email HERE.
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson
your MMS HSA Co-Presidents