SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY: The NJ Department of Education requires our parent community to complete the School Climate Survey found here: https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/climate/Parents.php. MMS needs at least 25% participation by October 31st. Could you please help and fill it out now? It takes just a few minutes. Thank you!
MMS DANCE-A-THON: COME TO DANCE; STAY TO WIN AN iPAD! The first ever MMS Dance-A-Thon is happening on Friday, October 28th! There are *new* details and rules and incentives to get all students to participate, including earning Battle of the Classes points and a raffle to win their very own iPad! Please check out the new flyer HERE and the new registration form HERE and PLEASE encourage your kids & their friends to join this fun, unique, community-building event!
6TH GRADE SOCIAL RESCHEDULED: We’re rescheduling the 6th grade social for a date TBD in November so as not to conflict with the Dance-A-Thon. Please urge your 6th graders to gather with their classmates and party at the Dance-A-Thon instead! In particular we know the 6th graders will want to earn Battle of the Classes points for their grade at the event. So please help talk it up! Thanks!
SPIRIT WEAR: PERFECT FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING! Time is running out to order MMS Spirit Wear! The deadline is October 30th. Don’t miss it! Have you seen the new items? Plus working car magnets! Check it out here http://www.mmshsa.org/spirit-wear.html. Any questions? Reach out to Lynn Salort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOPS: Please remind your kids that Student Council has an ongoing Box Top collection. Box Tops count toward Battle of the Classes points! Make sure to indicate your student’s grade on the envelope or bag.
MARINA BUDHOS AUTHOR VISIT: This Wednesday, October 19th at 3:30pm author and MMS parent.
Marina Budhos will be visiting Words. Three copies of her new book Watched will be raffled off and there will be refreshments. Please see the flyer HERE for all the details.
SOMA SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT: On Thursday, October 20th, from 7pm-8:30pm in the CHS Cafeteria, the Special Services Department is hosting a “Back to School Night” for families of students receiving special services in the district. There will be introductions of district special services staff and a brief presentation, followed by break-out sessions where families are invited to interact with Child Study Team members and parent representatives from SPED PTO, SEPAC, and SOMA 2e.
BOE CANDIDATE STATEMENTS ON SPECIAL ED: Click HERE to find the 2016 BOE Candidate statements on Special Education. SEPAC does not endorse candidates in any election and encourages all voters to reach out to individual candidates with any questions regarding their responses. Thank you for supporting SEPAC and please don’t forget to vote on November 8th!
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER: Guidance counselors Ms. Battle and Ms. Dios asked us please to share with parents the October issue of the guidance department newsletter. Please click HERE to access this terrific resource.
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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson