Dear MMS families,
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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
Hope you had a great week! Finally feels like Fall is here!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our General Session HSA Meeting on Thursday. Also, thanks to Principal Gronau and Assistant Principal Brown for leading the highly informative session on the District’s HIB Policy.
A reminder that Volunteer and Fundraising needs for the HSA are ongoing. Please take a look at the many ways you can get involved and help with important school programming at the bottom of this eblast!
Additionally, it is budget season and MMS needs our active voices and involved parents to ensure our MMS students’ needs are met. Thanks in advance for your support!
DATES TO REMEMBER
- 10/16 District BOE Meeting
- 10/19 Coffee and Conversation with Ms. Gronau 9:00 am & again at 3:30 pm - @ MMS Library Media Center
- 10/24 6th Grade Social
- 10/24 Parenting Support Conference Call with Amillah Williamson
Spirit Wear is HERE!
We are thrilled to announce that the 2017-2018 Spirit Wear is here! Choose from a variety of clothing options via our online store. Please visit the Online-spirit-wear store to order!
The online store will remain open until November 19. All purchases will be delivered 2-3 weeks after the close date.
Point of View! Please ask your child about the Point of View! assembly that took place this past Friday. It was a 40-minute multi-media experience from Camfel Productions that looked beyond the violence, racism, intolerance, harassment, and hate in this world, giving students a new perspective on the differences that separate them from their peers, their parents, and the others who are around them.
Tutoring Volunteer Opportunity For MMS Students
MMS Students can volunteer to help elementary or other middle school students with their school work! Volunteers can choose after school or weekend sessions. All tutoring takes place in our schools and is supervised by district staff. Additional information and online forms are available here. The next tutor training workshop is Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30-8 pm, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to RSVP. Thank you!
6th Grade Social 10/24
The 6th grade Fall Social is always the best-attended event of the MMS school year and your 6th grader won’t want to miss it! It’s the perfect way for your students to get to know their new classmates in a fun setting. Save the date Tuesday, October 24th. More info and permission slip to come.
Flu Season Reminder
Nurse Porter sends along the reminder that the CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.
For more information, please refer to:
- Your health care provider
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
- The attached flyer (with Flu clinic dates 10/18 and 10/21)
A Reminder: Extended Enrichment Period (EEP) Available for MMS Students
EEP is an after-school tutoring program that runs throughout the entire school year. Tutoring sessions are run by MMS teachers in the Library. Tutoring ends at 6:00 pm, but children don’t have to stay the entire time. All students enrolled receive a free snack and access to the gym for recreation also.
Additionally, students who take part in the EEP can sign up for YouthNet Clubs at no cost!
For more information and registration forms, please visit somayouthnet.org, or get the forms in the main office and bring to Mr. Degnan (in the library). If you have questions, please reach out to:email@example.com. (There is a fee for the program but scholarships are available if needed.)
District’s October Digital Backpack
The District Office published its October backpack. Click Here to see what’s happening around the District.
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. Note: All periods are open for parents to help out. But it would be most helpful to have a volunteer while MMS Investigates teacher, Evyn Diegnan, is leading classes.
Please visit the Google Sheet link for Sign-Up Schedule and consider signing up for a regular weekly time period(s) or any time you can spare.
Feel free to contact Tracey Clarke (HSA Special Projects) with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSA Committee Chairs Needed!
We are still seeking chairs and committee members for School Store and Beautification. If you are interested please email MMSHSAinfo@gmail.com.
We Still Need Supplies for the school store!
Student Council would like to get the MMS School Store up and running so students can spend their Cougar Cash and we need YOUR help! Please consider donating snacks and other items (gift certificates, supplies, etc) to the MMS School Store. $5-$10 gift cards to stores and restaurants in town are also great ideas! Our MMS Students can use their Cougar Cash rewards at the school store. You can donate directly from our Amazon Wishlist (https://amzn.com/w/2XWAR0OJ0D1H8) or pick up school supplies and extra snacks on your next trip to your favorite store! All donations can be left in the main office to the attention of Ms. O'Sullivan and/or the MMS School Store. Questions? Contact Ms. O'Sullivan - email@example.com
MMS Money Makers!
The first Money Maker fundraiser event of 2017 on Saturday Sept. 30th was a success. Now who will be the host of the next Money Maker? There is still plenty of time to organize your own MMS Money Maker event. To learn more, or to volunteer to host an event, please send Fundraising Chair Mel Rose a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can also help you come up with a great Fundraising idea!
Not interested in throwing a party, or attending one? Is writing a check more your style? We will take your donations, any way you want to support us. Click here, donate your $, it is that easy. Or send in a check or Ca$h, we will take it! (and Thanks!)
We are continuing our goal of supporting open lines of communication with the MMS Administration and the District. Check our website (www.mmshsa.org), sign up for our weekly e-blasts, and join the HSA and Maplewood Middle School Families Facebook pages to stay updated on everything going on around MMS!
Your MMS HSA Co-Presidents,
Sara Knutsen & Deb Holt