REMINDER: THERE ARE NO SPORTS PRACTICES TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH
IMPORTANT REMINDERS REGARDING TONIGHT’S 7TH/8TH GRADE DANCE: FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH
-- The dance begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm
-- Please do not drop your child off before 6:50 pm
-- Students must be in school on Friday to be able to attend the dance
-- Students who bring a nonperishable food item will be entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to Dairy Queen
END OF THE 3RD QUARTER - FRIDAY, APRIL 7
Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool this weekend to check for missing work. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, April 10th until Friday afternoon, April 14th as teachers prepare grades for report cards.
*Report cards for the 3rd term can be accessed via the PowerSchool parent portal beginning Friday afternoon, April 14th.
To access the report card please follow these steps:
• Log in to PowerSchool.
• Select the student you would like to view.
• In the Left Side navigation window, select the Online Report Card link for your student’s school (this is the fourth link down in the Navigation panel).
• In the Reporting Term - select the Quarter for the report card you would like to view (Q1 = Quarter 1, Q2 = Quarter 2, etc.) Please note that only grades for a completed quarter are available for viewing via the report card.
• If you would like to print the report card, the best method is to select the printer icon toward the upper right corner of the page - this will remove the browser border windows and provide for better printing.
• Depending on your computer, printer and paper size - you may need to set your page to print in Landscape mode (instead of Portrait) for better results.
If you are having difficulties printing or would like a hard copy of your report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.
CLYNK MAINE RECYCLES CHAMPIONSHIP
DID YOU KNOW that MSK is participating in the Maine Recycles Championship through Clynk at Hannaford? Although we recycle all year long, this program offers added incentives from Feb 17 - Apr 24. For every $1 raised we can earn an extra $.50
Soooooo in order to qualify for the added funds, that gives us just about two more weeks to get all those bottles and cans returned to Hannaford using CLYNK bags with MSK’s tag on them. If you need bags, we have them here in the MSK office. They are already tagged so you’ll be good to go! All bags must be dropped at Hannaford by the end of day on Monday, April 24 in order to count toward the Maine Recycles Championship. The funds we raise go toward helping students in many ways and we appreciate your support!
NO HOMEWORK HELP ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
There will be HW help on Monday and Tuesday next week, BUT homework help is not available on Wednesday, April 12th.
CATCH THE WAVE
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel, and we hope the RSU21 community will join us in celebrating the work that we have done and will continue to do to support the six schools of our district.
Catch the Wave is: A Celebration of Education that will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at The Nonantum from 7:00-10:30 pm. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased online by clicking HERE or on our website, educationfoundationka.org. There will be live and silent auctions along with some surprising new additions to the evening's program. We are also continuing to sell our maximum of 150 raffle tickets for a private cabana in St. John’s! Visit our website for more information and purchase the raffle tickets in advance. This event is a great way for grown-ups to have some fun while supporting and investing in our children’s educational interests. All proceeds will support the EFKA's mission to work with RSU 21 to ignite young minds by funding creative and innovative programs for students and professional development for teachers and other staff.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Please see the attached list of important dates.
Dates to Remember - April 7, 2017
Schedules on Rank One Website
Track and Field will start on Wednesday, April 12th
(THIS IS A CHANGE DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS)
MSK Track and Field takes place on the high school track, not at the middle school. Athletes should change up before taking their afternoon bus to KHS and get off there and proceed directly to the track. All athletes will need an athletic pass to show the bus driver in order to get off the bus at KHS. This pass will be distributed to students next week. Track and Field practice is from 2:15–4pm. You can either be picked up at KHS or take the late bus home from there. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!!
8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
-- Caleb Congdon, Aiden Ward, and Nathan Payeur are collecting toiletries for York County Shelter Programs. There will be three ways to help donate to this organization. One way is to bring toiletries to the 7/8th grade dance on April 7th, the second is to drop them off in the MSK lobby, and the third drop off point is at Duffy's Tavern and Grille. The organization is in need of toiletries for men, women and children including deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and tooth brushes, liquid soap, lotion, shampoo, cream rinse, hair brushes and combs.
-- Lance Dinino, Quinn Battagliese, and Donavyn Corcoran are collecting new and gently-used hats, gloves, and mittens for the homeless in the Portland area. Their donation box can be found in the school lobby. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
-- Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office. Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults). Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them. All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!
-- Soccer Donations? Grady Seaward and Robin Gorham are collecting new or gently used soccer gear to donate to those in need. We’re looking for cleats, soccer balls, shin guards, and tall soccer socks. There is a box in the lobby for your donations. Thank you for your support.
-- Your old shoes can give a new hope in 127 countries around the world. Donation boxes are located outside the Middle School Office, at Sea Road School, Kennebunk High School, Hannaford and the Kennebunk Free Library. All shoes collected will be donated to places around the world to people in need. These shoes will be collected on April 14th so be sure to drop off your old shoes before then.
-- Leah Wimpfheimer is coordinating the donation of unused diabetes test strips. Please see the flyer on Juvenile Diabetes.
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session. Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops. If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.
AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.
MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests. Below is a list of current clubs. Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day. Stay tuned!
NEW CIVIL RIGHTS CLUB:
The 1st meeting for the 4th quarter will be Wednesday, April 12th after school from 2:15-3:45 pm in room 612. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor. If you have any questions please see her or send an email to email@example.com
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom). A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided. Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!!
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines. No experience necessary. We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest. Advisor: Dolly Nguyen If you have any questions you can reach her at email@example.com
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays: 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.
GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center. Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com Please see Ms. MacDonald or email email@example.com for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello: firstname.lastname@example.org
STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m. Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc. Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own. Contact advisor Matt Coleman at email@example.com for more information.
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year. The next meeting is scheduled for April 12th at 8:00 a.m. Advisors: Mrs. Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mrs. Thomson (email@example.com).
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates: 3/23. All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ann Kennedy email@example.com