We hope you are enjoying the last few moments of summer and that all had a Happy Labor Day! We know, the Countdown has begun… just a few more hours before the doors open and the red carpet is rolled out for MMS Students. We are very excited for the school year and there is so much to talk about. Here are just a few things for the week:
Schedules: Schedules were mailed out last Thursday and we hope by now all students have received their letters. Receiving the full schedules ahead of the first day of school was new this year at MMS and while exciting for the students; it can also bring so many more questions for parents and caregivers. We have heard a few. What is Dance? Creative Computers? What happens in P8? We have relayed the questions already received to Ms. Gronau and the district will be communicating all curriculum questions in the next few days. We know it’s hard, but please be patient, they will communicate shortly!
First Day of School
- Doors open 8:12 am
- 1st class begins at 8:20am
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 14th from 7pm-9pm. Don’t miss this chance to see the school from the inside, meet our wonderful new principal, get to know your child’s teachers, and much more!
WHITE ENVELOPES/EMERGENCY FORMS: The first day of school your students will receive a white envelope. Please complete and make sure to return all emergency forms to the school and any other mandatory info from those white envelopes. There is a lot of great info in there from your HSA as well, including the Co-Presidents’ welcome letter HERE, our HSA membership form is HERE, and our No-Frills Fundraiser Flyer HERE. Thank you!
YOUTHNET AT MMS:
Extended Enrichment Program: YouthNet offers an Extended Enrichment Program for all MMS students. The program runs until 6pm at MMS and follows the school calendar. MMS teachers offer individual homework help to students in extended enrichment.
After-school Clubs and Classes: The catalogue for Fall 2017 clubs will be available September 17th and clubs begin the first week of October. Meanwhile, please visit the YouthNet website www.somayouthnet.org for more information. No student is ever denied access to YouthNet programming for financial reasons. This is really an incredible organization and we are so lucky to have it in our community. Please consider supporting YouthNet and getting your students involved! More info on YouthNet will also be available at Back to School Night.
This year the South Orange /Maplewood Invitational Golf Outing is donating all its proceeds to YouthNet. The event is September 18th, click HERE for more information.
MMS ONLINE DIRECTORY: New this year, you no longer have to register for a directory through MMS. All families who opt in for information to be shared with the district will be included in the MMS Directory. This will be available mid-October. A special thanks to Jenny Winters for all your hard work over the past few years. Please make sure you have signed up for the eblast and tell your friends.
We encourage all families to follow our Facebook page at @MaplewoodMiddleHSA or click HERE
ACHIEVE FOUNDATION NEWSTEAD 5K: The 15th Annual Achieve Newstead 5K is this Saturday, September 16th! The race starts at 9am at the South Mountain School Annex, 112 Glenview Road in South Orange. Click HERE for more info!
Your MMS HSA coPresidents 2017-2018
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt