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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
Spring has Sprung! Let’s hope the snow is behind us because this winter is getting a little ridiculous. As many probably know, we are over our allotted snow days this school year and as a result MMS will be making up the days during spring break. As long as we don’t have any more winter storms, classes will be held 4/9, 4/10 and 4/11. A formal reminder should be coming from the district.
Lastly, it is BUDGET time so we once again encourage all to attend Monday’s Special board meeting as well as chime in where needed on the budget process for the district.
Dates to Remember
3/26 BOE Special Meeting 7:30 PM
3/27 5th Grade - Getting Ready for Middle School 7:30 PM
3/27 SEPAC/SPED PTO 7:30 PM
3/30 District Closed/No School - Good Friday
4/2 1/2 Day School
4/12-4/13 Closed for Spring Break*
*Note, MMS will have school 4/9, 4/10, 4/11
6TH GRADE PARENTS
Please consider volunteering the evening of March 27 at the 5th grade “Getting Ready for Middle School” event. Email Debcatholt@gmail.com or email@example.com and let us know!
7th GRADE PARENTS
The 7th graders are still selling bracelets! Send in your student with $1 to support the funding drive. The 7th Grade Coordinators also need volunteers to help with the 8th Grade Dance and Graduation. Stay tuned for more details in next week’s eBlast.
8th GRADE PARENTS
Save the date for June 19th for the 8th Grade Dinner Dance.
Last day to order yearbook is March 30 - this Friday!
School Code: 6667
Also, please see attached forms: Info for ordering and Form for placing a well-wisher Ad for your 8th grader!
Deadline March 30!
Any questions, please email Ms. Hansen. firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE FROM SPECIAL ED LIAISON - Out of District Placements!
Attention parents of children in Out of District placements and anyone else with an interest in the subject.Is SPED PTO’s next meeting on Tuesday, March 27th, 7:30-9 pm, at the BOE building, 525 Academy, Maplewood, on your calendar? IT SHOULD BE! The featured topic is SPECIAL EDUCATION: The Out of District Experience and the targeted audience is YOU! Hear from SPED PTO executive board members and the SEPAC/SPED PTO OOD liaison about their personal parental experiences. Share your own with others who can relate and have similar questions and concerns. Transportation will be among the topics covered, with Paul Roth, SOMSD Business Administrator, addressing the subject. Outstanding opportunity to network with local parents. (New people are showing up at every SPED PTO/SEPAC meeting!)
ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ESSAY CONTEST
It’s not too late to encourage your student to apply for the MMS Women’s History Month Essay contest. Click here for more details. There are some great Gift card prizes!! Deadline 4/18.
Each month the Board of Education recognizes students at board meetings. If you know a student who deserves recognition - in or out of school - please contact Principal Gronau.
Our school store is always on the lookout for donations! If you’re making a Costco run, please consider picking up some extra items and donating them. The School Store is run by our wonderful Student Council and uses Cougar Cash for purchases. You can even help without leaving home! Click to order from the school store Amazon wish list!
VOLUNTEER & HELP NEEDED!!
*** TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK ***
Want to knock the socks off our teachers with gratitude? Please consider chairing one day during the week of May 7-11. We would like to come up with a special program for each day, for example: Massage Monday, Treats Tuesday, etc. Pick a day and agrab a friend. It only takes an hour! Please contact Deb Holt DebCatHolt@gmail.com or Sara Knutsen at: email@example.com if you’d like to get involved!
*** WANT TO JOIN THE MMS HSA EXECUTIVE BOARD?!? IT’S FUN!!! ***
We are in the process of putting together the slate for next year’s HSA Executive Board and would love to have YOU join! We have two opportunities: 1) you can join the Board or 2) serve on this year’s Nominating Committee.
If you are interested in being on the board or serving on the Committee, please e-mail Deb Holt or Sara Knutsen.
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
Check here for more information on what is happening in the MLC.
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