We hope you enjoyed this autumn weekend. There’s a lot going on at MMS this coming week, so we’ll let you get to it. We urge you and your kids to participate in our first ever MMS DANCE-A-THON happening this Friday. Come out, eat from a food truck, win an iPAD, bust a move with faculty & friends, and have some serious FUN! Proceeds go to our Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Committee (PBIS), including our MMS School Store (rewarding positive student behavior daily).
NO-FRILLS FUNDRAISER: So! The good news is that many of you have given to our No Frills Fundraiser and we are enormously grateful! As you know, the funds you so generously give help our students in many important ways and enrich their experience at MMS greatly. THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those of you who have contributed! WE APPRECIATE YOU!!! The not-so-good news is that we’re behind our fundraising total for this time last year. So if you haven’t given yet, we urge you to please consider a donation. We don’t want to have to cancel any of our wonderful programs for the kids. Click HERE to donate now. Thank you!!
MMS DANCE-A-THON: Dance! Eat! Earn Battle of the Classes points! Hang out with friends! Win an iPad! C’mon, you know your students don’t want to miss all of the fun. Please encourage your kids to show up at our Dance-A-Thon this Friday, October 28th to participate and show their support for this fun, community-building event! The flyer is HERE and the registration form/permission slip is HERE. We hope to see you then!
SPIRIT WEAR: The October 30th deadline to order MMS Spirit Wear is almost here. Don’t miss your chance to buy cool new MMS garb for you and your kids! Check out all the great stuff we’re offering HERE. Any questions? Reach out to Lynn Salort at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do it today!
BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION INFORMATION: As we hope you know, our Board of Education has three openings this year and the election coincides with the general election (don’t let Mr. Trump trip you up on the date, it’s Tuesday, November 8th this year). Please inform yourselves on the issues and on the candidates and please vote! The decisions made by our BOE are critical to our children’s education. Please click HERE for a link to the 2016 BOE candidates’ statements on Special Education in our school district. Looking for a chance to hearing from the candidates in person? On Tuesday, October 25th the Community Coalition on Race will be sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum at 7pm in the SOMS library, all info HERE; and on Thursday, November 3rd Presidents’ Council will be sponsoring a Candidates’ Fair from 7pm-8:30pm in the CHS library, all info HERE. Show up and read up and help our schools and our children by being an informed voter!
TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN SUMMIT: This Summit is being held on Monday, October 24th at 7:30pm at The Woodland. Please click HERE for all of the information and to be part of the solution to this growing problem in our two towns.
MMS WORLD: The first edition of the MMS World online newspaper is HERE! Check it out!
PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP: There’s an excellent opportunity for our middle school students during Teacher’s Convention week. Lumos Debate is running a 2-day Debate Workshop during school vacation November 10th & 11th. The classes will be held from 12pm-4pm. Your child will study public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership. Grades 6-9. Registration fee is $65. Register at: http://camp.lumosdebate.com/workshop/
MAGIC SHOW: MMS Interim Assistant Principal and all-around magical guy Mr. Michael Healy is hosting two magic shows on Saturday, October 29th in the MMS library, at 11am and again at 1pm. All the info is HERE. Please remind your students that they may use Cougar Cash toward the price of admission!
38 MMS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SPARTAN RACE: Yesterday, 38 Maplewood Middle School students exemplified grit, tenacity, and perseverance at Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. These individuals competed in a Spartan Race, a 2 mile endurance test where the athletes had to run up and down a mountain, but standing in their way were twelve obstacles. If they failed to complete an obstacle, they were required to perform 5 burpees as a penalty. Read more of Coach Mantes' account and see who participated here! Congrats to all who participated and represented MMS well, and THANK YOU to Youth Net for sponsoring our MMS Fitness Club!