MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
From the Principal's Corner
Click here for Principal Gronau’s weekly update.
Hello MMS Families!
We hope you had a fantastic weekend. It was great to see so many of our families at Back to School Night. We were thrilled at how many families volunteered to help the HSA and we had a record night selling Spirit Wear. Thank You!
As promised, here is a quick and easy way to join the MMS HSA. Click here to Join. You can also learn more about your MMS HSA, including Board members and meeting dates, how to get involved, or to donate, PLEASE click here.
A reminder that there is NO SCHOOL Wednesday September 19th in observance of Yom Kippur.
A Few Key Dates:
9/19 No School - in observance of Yom Kippur
9/28 Picture Day - All Grades
10/1 Cultural Arts Assembly - All Grades
10/9 4 Hour Day - Staff development
10/11 General Meeting - HSA
10/18 Title 1 Info Meeting @Seth Boyden
White Envelopes/Emergency Forms
The first day of school your students received a white envelope. Please complete and return all emergency forms to the school.
We mentioned on our News on Waffles segment to be on the lookout for TISSUES and also cleaning wipes. It’s already been a busy season of allergies and colds. If you are at the store and can pick up some extra boxes, the MMS staff would greatly appreciate it! The student council runs a school store and accepts donations, please make sure to send in food allergy compliant snacks. They even have an Amazon Wishlist if getting to the store is too hectic. Click Here for MMS School Store’s Amazon Wishlist.
No Frills and Fundraising
The MMS HSA raises funds through an ongoing No Frills fundraiser, Money Maker (Host your own, seed your own) initiatives, Adults only Trivia Night, and other grade specific events during the school year. Without the support of families, we would not be able to provide the supplemental support to the students and staff. To donate now click here.
YouthNet at MMS
YouthNet offers an Extended Enrichment Program for all MMS students. The program runs until 6 pm and follows the school calendar. MMS teachers offer individual homework help to students enrolled. Visit www.somayouthnet.org for more information. No child is denied due to financial reasons.
YouthNet’s after school club program flyer will be coming home this week. These offerings begin first week of October.
Emily Witkowski is the teen librarian at Maplewood Memorial Library and the Hilton Branch Library. There are several programs targeted to Middle School families throughout the year.
Varsity Orchestra Through the South Orange Maplewood Adult School!
- 9/20 Surviving and Thriving in Middle Schools. Monique Bostic, local mom and licensed clinical social worker, will be at the Main Library at 3:30 pm to give 10 tips for surviving and thriving in middle school. This program is geared towards 6-8 graders and pizza will be served. Click here for information.
- 10/4: Homework Battles: Strategies to help your child is being offered on Thursday October 4th, from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Maplewood Main Library. Click here for details and registration information.
Don’t miss this chance for your young musician to make music with their peers in an encouraging, inclusive and inspiring environment, led by talented and engaging instructors who have deep experience working with children. Designed to augment the school music instruction, our orchestras allow young musicians to develop their musical talent, experience being part of an ensemble, learn about music theory, grow friendships with other young musicians, and perform at our twice-yearly concerts. Orchestras meet one evening a week at Columbia High School. Register online at the SOMAS website.
Join Hola! Fest NJ 2018 at The Woodland from 12 to 6 pm. part of Maplewood’s first Hispanic Heritage festival, a free community event that will entertain the entire family.
Deb Holt & Sara Knutsen
MMS HSA Co-Presidents 2018-2019