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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
Trivia Night is this week - watch your inboxes for information on how we can make this an amazing Fundraiser for MMS. Bring cash for Mulligans. If you didn’t remember to get your tickets, look for the other ways to participate in community involvement.
Special shout out to Special Projects Chair – Tracey Clarke, for putting together the video on Library Media Center. We could use anytime you have to support this initiative.
Thanks to the entire MMS community for your continued and valuable support!!
Dates to Remember
2/1 8th grade mixer with MMS-SOMS, 7pm CHS
2/2 Trivia Night
2/5 Half Day
2/16, 2/19 No School
2/23 MMS Musical 7:30 PM
2/24 MMS Musical 7:30 PM
2/25 MMS Musical 2 PM
Trivia Night has sold out! Thank you to all the amazing families and staff who signed up to attend. If you didn’t buy your tickets in time, we hope you will look for other ways to support the HSA. Interested in helping with the event? The organizers could use your help with set-up and clean-up! Click here.
8TH GRADE MMS/SOMS MIXER
MMS/SOMS 8th Grade Mixer: Attention all 8th graders! This Thursday, February 1st from 7 PM to 9 PM in the CHS cafeteria there is an 8th grade mixer with both MMS and SOMS students. You won't want to miss it! DJ, dancing, photo booth, snacks, and prizes. Show up with your friends and make some new ones!
- Permission slips went home this weekend or you can click here and print.
- A signed permission slip + $5 is your ticket to the event. Hand in the slip and the money to an HSA volunteer during 8th grade lunch this Tuesday 1/30, Wednesday 1/31, or Thursday 2/1. Tickets will not be sold at the door Thursday night.
- We need help to make this event a success! Please click here to see the Sign Up Genius to donate some items, funds, or your time.
- Any questions? Email Kathleen Bailie
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
Tickets are on sale now – don’t miss out. Click here to buy!
Questions on all things MMS Musical – please visit the Musical Website. Click here!
The Achieve Foundation awarded more than $64,000 to teachers for grants this year! Because Achieve receives so many extraordinary proposals, some grants are partially funded. Now you can contribute to these eligible projects through Achieve’s Direct Grant Funding campaign. Please consider donating DIRECTLY to one or more of these MMS projects of your choice.
Spotlight on Ms. Reisman’s Expresssion Through Woodworking… See this article. So amazing!
- Please click HERE to donate to the teachers at MMS.
Michael Berezny Creators of YouTube ($3124), 2018 Poetry Grammys! ($2200), Bored in Class? Need Help in Math? There's a Flocab for That! ($500)
Kelli Dios Saturday Academy Adventures ($1060)
John Faherty iPads for Inquiry ($10,471), Audio Out ($140)
Meredith Hansen Model UN ($3520)
Anna Herstatt Principal’s Breakfast ($1445)
Debra Hwang MM Science Fair ($925)
Maureen O’Sullivan Current Events in the Classroom ($250), Aesthetics Abound ($2472), Let’s Wake Up Waffles! ($2290)
Melissa Parks IPads & Digital Books for ELL ($2184)
Michele Reisman Expression Through Woodworking ($6961)
Elizabeth Schwartz Shared Technology Solution ($834)
Samantha Selikoff Everyone Can Invent ($1872), Middle Schoolers Rock ($3900)
Debra Silva “We Rock!” ($979)
Lorraine Sudol Inspire Us ($722)
Melissa Tavares Flexible Seating Project ($557)
Ryann Varney MMS Moves Minds ($900)
Heather Vorona Let’s Take A Seat ($2290)
(Please note: The amounts represent the total needed to fully fund the grant proposals. Staff members can begin implementing their programs with partial funding. Any and all donations will be appreciated and are fully tax-deductible)!
For a list of all of the Achieve grants awarded this year, please click HERE. Thank you!
VOLUNTEER & HELP NEEDED!!
Interested in helping get the MMS word out? MMS HSA is looking for assistance managing the weekly eblast. If interested, please contact Thea at: email@example.com
MMS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
The Media Center needs parent volunteers to shelve books, organize sections, check in/out books and help students throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to be at MMS beyond Back to School and School in Action Nights! Volunteer for as much or as little as you would like. Check out the Media Center Class Schedule and signup directly on the Google Sheet Click here! Feel free to contact Tracey Clarke (HSA Special Projects) with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING FAIR Chairpeople Needed!
MMS will host its first-ever Spring Fair this year in conjunction with the South Mountain YMCA. It promises to be a great day of fun for our MMS community!
Go No Frills OR Host an MMS Money Maker! You choose how you want to raise the money and how it will be spent! Please reach out to Fundraising Co Chairs Mel Rose email@example.com or Gabrielle Graziano at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also help you come up with great Fundraising ideas.
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt