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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
BRRRR, it sure is cold outside. We hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday break. As we come back to school this week, it looks like the artic breeze will continue. If you plan to drive your students, please remember the traffic flow patterns around the school have changed. There are also a few reminders below to hopefully help you ease back into all things MMS. As always, your financial support of the MMS HSA is also appreciated. We are just half way to our $12k No Frills Fundraising Goal, there is still time to contribute to MMS. Click here to donate, it is that simple. Or send in a check or cash, we will take it!
Dates to Remember
1/2 School Resumes
1/5 Last day to register for Youth Net
1/8 Youth Net clubs begin this week
1/8 Musical Tickets on sale to the public
1/15 No School – MLK Day – District Closed
1/23 Orchestra Concert 7pm at MMS
1/24 Band Concert 7pm at MMS
WINTER YOUTH NET REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Winter Youth Net flyer is out and registration is open through this week. Don’t miss out, there are lots of great NEW offerings! Clubs will begin the second week in Jan. Click here for details.
Spirit-Wear Online Store Open for 2018
You asked and we listened! The Maplewood Spirit Wear Store reopens for 2018. All orders are custom,click here for details.
2018 MMS Musical – Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version)
Please Save the Dates for the 2018 MMS Musical, it is not to be missed. Show dates are 2/23, 2/24, 2/25
*Advanced ticket sales are currently open to cast, crew and staff members. Public ticket sales will start on January 8th.
Want to help the Musical? See below for a list of current needs;
1) Volunteers for Building & Construction on Saturdays in January and February (9am - 3pm)
2) Volunteers to feed our Saturday Volunteers & Crews on Saturdays in January and February (noon) - pizza and cases of water are greatly appreciated!
**Interested volunteers for #1 or #2 can contact Mr. Palmgren (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
3) Donations of prom dresses, ball gowns, artificial Christmas trees.
**Donations can be dropped off any Saturday in January (9am - 3pm)
Musical Website for families involved click here.
Choose Kind: MMS Cares-Supporting our Maplewood Senior Citizens
MMS has begun a partnership with the township to connect our students to seniors in the community. This might include spending time with them, helping them learn a bit about technology, or helping with tasks around their homes. Parent/guardian permission will be required and students will only be permitted to go in groups of 3-4. More information is forthcoming.
VOLUNTEER & HELP NEEDED!!
MMS Library Media Center
The Library Media Center needs parent volunteers to check out, stack books, and help students print out documents through-out the day. Feel free to contact Tracey Clarke (HSA Special Projects) with any questions: Please email Tracey: email@example.com or check out the signup.
SAVE THE DATE! Please mark your calendars and plan to join in the fun for our biggest fundraiser of the year! February 2, 2018 at The Woodland. Come and show off your knowledge of pointless useless information. There will be fabulous food and you are welcome to bring whatever your drink of choice will be for the evening. Keep your eyes peeled for when ticket sales begin. Tickets always go fast, the Woodland has limited capacity and you don't want to be left out in the cold. Question: What is celebrated on February 2nd and has been since 1887? Please don't be fooled...the questions for Trivia Night are always much more challenging than this one.
MMS Money Makers!
Who will be the host of the next Money Maker? It could be you! You get to choose where your fundraising efforts get utilized. To learn more, or to volunteer to host an event, please reach out to Fundraising Co Chairs Mel Rose firstname.lastname@example.org or Gabrielle Graziano email@example.com. They can also help you come up with great Fundraising ideas.
This easy way to contribute to your school is still available. There is no expiration on this fundraiser. Not interested in throwing a party, or attending one? Click here to donate, it is that simple. Or send in a check or cash, we will take it!
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt