MSK 1st Quarter Report Cards

Dear parents and guardians:

The Parent Portal of PowerSchool has been reopened and you can now access you child's 1st quarter report card.

To view and print your child’s report card via the parent portal, 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 need a hard copy of your child’s report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 9, 2017

REMINDER: THERE IS NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH. SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR VETERANS’ DAY.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Wednesday, Nov 15 - Bagged Lunches for Grades 6 & 7--students can bring a lunch from home or order a bagged lunch from the cafe. 6th and 7th graders will eat in their homerooms.
Wednesday, Nov 15 - 8th Grade Community Thanksgiving Dinner

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE

Friday (Nov 10) -NO SCHOOL/NO REHEARSAL - Veteran's Day
Monday 11/13 - Continue blocking Scenes 5, 6,7 and 8 - Annie, Drake, Grace, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh, Cecille, Warbucks, Star-to-be, Rooster, Lily, Annette            
Tuesday 11/14  - Finish choreography for “Hooverville”
Wednesday 11/15 - Finish blocking scenes 5, 6, 7, and 8 - Annie, Drake, Grace, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh, Cecille, Warbucks, Star-to-be, Rooster, Lily, Annette
Thursday 11/16  - Music rehearsal - Servants, Grace, Warbucks, Orphans, Cecille, Greer, Annette
Friday 11/17 - Begin blocking Act II, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 - Sound effects man, Jimmy Johnson, Fred McKrackin, Wacky, Boylan Sisters, Hannigan, Rooster, Lily, Orphans, Howe, Perkins, Hull, Ickes, Morgenthau, Warbucks, Annie

BASKETBALL
The schedule for 11/13-11/17 is as follows:
7th Grade Girls
Mon 6:00-7:15; Tues 6:00-7:15; Wed 2:15-3:30; Thurs 2:15-3:30; Fri 2:15-3:45
8th Grade Girls
Mon 4:45-6:00; Tues 4:45-6:00; Wed 3:30-4:45; Thurs 3:30-4:45; Fri 2:15-3:45
7th Grade Boys
Mon 3:30-4:45; Tues 3:30-4:45; Wed 4:45-6:00; Thurs 4:45-6:00; Fri 3:45-5:15
8th Grade Boys
Mon 2:15-3:30; Tues 2:15-3:30; Wed 6:00-7:15; Thurs 6:00-7:15; Fri 3:45-5:15

Any student staying after school for the 3:30 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 5TH
The 8th grade trip to Lowell National Historic Park has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 5th.  Students will depart MSK around 8:00 a.m. and will return to school around 3:30 p.m.  Students will be able to ride the late bus home or can be picked up at 3:30 from MSK.

CUB SCOUT PACK FLYER
Please see the flyer regarding an event at KES on Nov. 17th. 
Cub Scout Flyer

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
The Yearbook Club is having a cover contest which is open to all students at MSK. The theme this year is MAINE. There are posters around the school with details and students can see Mrs. Kennedy in the library for questions. All entries are due by December 4th. 

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
There is no Art Studio scheduled on Nov 15th due to conferences. Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705 … dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at mthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th 

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Grade Recovery Intensive Tutoring Program

Grade Recovery Intensive Tutoring Program

After School Make-up Sessions 


Dear parents and guardians,

It is our goal that each and every student is successful in all classes. It is a partnership that includes students, parents and staff. Many students who struggle academically do so as a result of issues stemming from work completion. We believe it is imperative that students, with support from teachers and parents, complete their work. 

However, the burden of responsibility needs to tip towards the student. In an effort to support students who, at the end of a term, have a “W” in a subject, MSK is piloting an after school program that allows for students to change their grades. The program, G.R.I.T. stands for Grade Recovery Intensive Tutoring. 

This after school program is designed to support students who have not successfully completed their work at the end of a term. In lieu of a failing grade, this program requires students to successfully complete assignments, assessments, etc… under the watchful eye of MSK staff. Students have up to three weeks to successfully complete their work.

If a student does not complete the program within the three weeks, they will receive a failing grade and will not be allowed to participate in after school activities.

How it works:
A student receives a “W” for a marking period in a given subject. The student will need to attend the GRIT after school program for their grade level.

That student’s subject teacher prepares work necessary for success for that specific student.

Student stays after school with an assigned grade level teacher.

Student has a maximum of six after-school sessions to complete the work.

Students may take the late bus home @ 4 p.m.

Students are assigned the grade earned for completing their work.

Additionally, during the after school sessions, students will be supported by administrators and counselors to help with strategies that promote work completion and academic success.

We are committed to supporting the needs of all students and we thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Jeff Rodman         Cory Steere
Principal                Assistant Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 3, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Nov 3  - 1st quarter ends.  Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, November 6th as teachers finalize grades and will reopen on Monday, November 13th so parents can view report cards.
Nov 9 - MSK PTG Mtg 9am
Nov 10 - School Closed - Veterans’ Day

STUDENT FLU SHOT?
Did your child receive their flu shot? If not, there is still some vaccine available here at MSK and our school nurse, Michelle Taggart, can administer it. If you would like to have that done, it’s not too late. Just read the attached information sheet, complete the attached permission form and return it to the office. Once the paperwork is received, Mrs. Taggart will call your child down to the nurse’s office and give them their flu shot. 
Student Flu Vaccine Info Sheet
Student Flu Permission Form

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE
Monday - Begin blocking Scenes 5, 6, 7 and 8  - includes
                Drake, Grace, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh, Annette, 
                Cecille, Warbucks, Star-to-be, Rooster, Lily  
                Re-auditions for one orphan
Tuesday - Choreography for “Hooverville”
                Finish Choreography for “Hard Knock Life”
Wednesday - Music Rehearsal for Orphans, Annie, Warbucks, Lilly, Hannigan, 
                 Rooster, Boylan Sisters
Thursday - NO REHEARSAL  - I have Cadillac Team    
                  Conferences
Friday - NO REHEARSAL/NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

BASKETBALL
Tryouts begin on Monday, November 6th and will be at the following times:
7th Grade Girls
Mon 11/6 4:45-6:00  Tues 11/7 2:15 - 3:30  Wed 11/8 3:30-4:45  Thurs 3:30-4:45
8th Grade Girls
Mon 11/6 & Tues 11/7 - No Practice  Wed 11/8 2:15-3:30  Thurs 2:15-3:30
7th Grade Boys
Mon 11/6 2:15-3:30  Tues 11/7 4:45-6:00  Wed 11/8 4:45-6:00  Thurs 4:45-6:00
8th Grade Boys
Mon 11/6 3:30-4:45;Tues 11/7 3:30-4:45;Wed 11/8 6:00-7:15;Thurs 11/9 6-7:15

Any student staying after school for the 3:30 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
The Yearbook Club is having a cover contest which is open to all students at MSK. The theme this year is MAINE. There are posters around the school with details and students can see Mrs. Kennedy in the library for questions. All entries are due by December 4th. 

LIFE IS A CABARET, OLD CHUMS!!
Come hear the music play...at this year's Cabaret fundraiser benefitting the Class of 2018 Project Graduation. Besides the amazing entertainment provided by KHS students, this night includes the delicious food of the Nonantum and quality serving skills of senior students! Sure to be a fun night for all!! This wonderful night of food, fun, and fundraising will take place on Sunday, November 5th starting at 6:30pm (Social Hour) at the Nonantum Resort (7:30pm dinner & entertainment). Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an exceptional menu of hors d'oeuvres, soup, salad, entree, and a special "event only" dessert all prepared by the renowned Nonantum Chefs. Make your reservations today by calling Tim Ames directly at the Nonantum at 207-494-1266.    

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice will resume on Monday, Oct 30th and continue every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team will meet every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705 and the next meeting will take place on November 8th. Future dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at mthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 27, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Friday, Nov 3  - 1st quarter ends.  Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close next week. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, November 6th as teachers finalize grades for report cards.

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE
Monday, Oct 30 - Choreography for all orphans and all citizens of Hooverville
Tuesday, Oct 31 - Entire cast - Music rehearsal
Wednesday, Nov 1 - Blocking Scenes 1 through 4 - includes Annie, orphans, Bundles, Hannigan, Apple Seller, Assistant Dog Catcher, Dog Catcher and Lt. Ward.
Thursday, Nov 2 - Choreograph servants.  Music rehearsal - Annie, orphans and Hannigan
Friday, Nov 3 - Finish Blocking Scenes 1 through 4

BASKETBALL
Sign ups for 7th and 8th Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be next week starting on Monday, October 30th. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 6th and will be at the following times:

7th Grade Girls
Mon 11/6 4:45-6:00  Tues 11/7 2:15 - 3:30  Wed 11/8 3:30-4:45  Thurs 3:30-4:45
8th Grade Girls
Mon 11/6 & Tues 11/7 - No Practice  Wed 11/8 2:15-3:30  Thurs 2:15-3:30
7th Grade Boys
Mon 11/6 2:15-3:30  Tues 11/7 4:45-6:00  Wed 11/8 4:45-6:00  Thurs 4:45-6:00
8th Grade Boys
Mon 11/6 3:30-4:45;Tues 11/7 3:30-4:45;Wed 11/8 6:00-7:15;Thurs 11/9 6-7:15

Any student staying after school for the 3:30 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

EMAILS TO STAFF
From time to time when sending an email to a staff member at school, it ends up in their SPAM folder or we don’t get it because a staff member’s name has been misspelled.  If you email a teacher or other staff member at MSK and you don't hear back within a day or so, please call the school (467-8004) and bring it to our attention. We want to be sure your message is getting through.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations and good luck to the Kennebunk Clash U14 boys soccer team headed to States this Sunday in Brunswick.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
The Yearbook Club is having a cover contest which is open to all students at MSK. The theme this year is MAINE. There are posters around the school with details and students can see Mrs. Kennedy in the library for questions. All entries are due by December 4th. 

8TH ANNUAL RAMS’ CUP
Our 6th Grade Language B classes (French and Spanish) will be hosting the 8th annual RAMS' Cup on Oct. 30th and 31st.  The soccer games will take place during their regular scheduled classes.

LIFE IS A CABARET, OLD CHUMS!!
Come hear the music play...at this year's Cabaret fundraiser benefitting the Class of 2018 Project Graduation. Besides the amazing entertainment provided by KHS students, this night includes the delicious food of the Nonantum and quality serving skills of senior students! Sure to be a fun night for all!! This wonderful night of food, fun, and fundraising will take place on Sunday, November 5th starting at 6:30pm (Social Hour) at the Nonantum Resort (7:30pm dinner & entertainment). Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an exceptional menu of hors d'oeuvres, soup, salad, entree, and a special "event only" dessert all prepared by the renowned Nonantum Chefs. Make your reservations today by calling Tim Ames directly at the Nonantum at 207-494-1266.    

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice will resume on Monday, Oct 30th and continue every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team will meet every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at mthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: October 30th, November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th

Today's 8th Grade Field Trip

Dear 8th grade parents and guardians:

Update on 8th Grade Field Trip - Oct 23, 2017

At 6:00 am today, we were notified by the transportation department that they were unable to provide buses for the field trip to Lowell today.  Although the buses had been reserved, last minute issues with staffing caused this cancellation.  

We have notified students, offered our apologies and will be conducting a regular day of classes.  We are as disappointed as the students and will attempt to reschedule the trip and will keep everyone up to date with these efforts.

In spite of the fact that many students do not have their materials, classes will be conducted today and students are expected to be in school. Teachers will make plans to accommodate students who do not have Chromebooks or other materials. Students will be dismissed at the regular dismissal time this afternoon.

Sincerely, Mr. Bean and Mr. Bibeau

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 20, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Oct 23 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Lowell Nat’l Park, MA
Oct 24 - “Annie” parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Chorus Room
Oct 27 - 7th/8th Grade Costume Dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. hosted by the PTG

7TH/8TH GRADE DANCE - OCT 27
The MSK PTG will be hosting the Costume Dance on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. We could use help that afternoon as we decorate the hallways and gym to get everyone in the spirit! If you have any time between 2:15 and 5:00, we'd love to have you volunteer. We also need help at the end of the dance to take everything down (which goes much more quickly), so if you are picking up your child and have a few minutes to lend us a hand, we would really appreciate it!
We are also asking for donations of cases of water for that night. If you would like to donate, please drop off the water in the front office anytime next week. Thank you so much! Connie Plaistaid and Denise Hammond

NICHOLAS STRIKES BACK ROAD RACE AND KIDS RUN - OCT 29TH
Please see the flyer below for more information regarding this race to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 
Road Race and Kids Run

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
The Yearbook Club is having a cover contest which is open to all students at MSK. The theme this year is MAINE. There are posters around the school with details and students can see Mrs. Kennedy in the library for questions. All entries are due by December 4th. 

8TH ANNUAL RAMS’ CUP
Our 6th Grade Language B classes (French and Spanish) will be hosting the 8th annual RAMS' Cup on Oct. 30th and 31st.  The soccer games will take place during their regular scheduled classes.
We are asking that each 6th grader bring in a slightly oversized white t-shirt by Monday, October 23 (if you haven’t already sent it in).  Students will be transforming these t-shirts into soccer jerseys representing their chosen country.
Merci / Gracias, Tad Williams

LIFE IS A CABARET, OLD CHUMS!!
Come hear the music play...at this year's Cabaret fundraiser benefitting the Class of 2018 Project Graduation. Besides the amazing entertainment provided by KHS students, this night includes the delicious food of the Nonantum and quality serving skills of senior students! Sure to be a fun night for all!! This wonderful night of food, fun, and fundraising will take place on Sunday, November 5th starting at 6:30pm (Social Hour) at the Nonantum Resort (7:30pm dinner & entertainment). Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an exceptional menu of hors d'oeuvres, soup, salad, entree, and a special "event only" dessert all prepared by the renowned Nonantum Chefs. Make your reservations today by calling Tim Ames directly at the Nonantum at 207-494-1266.    

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The next meeting, however, will be held on Wednesday, October 25th instead of Thursday. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
There is NO practice on Monday, Oct 23rd. 6th grade math team practice will resume on Monday, Oct 30th and continue every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
The 7th & 8th Grade math teams met for their first practice on Tuesday, October 10th with Mrs. McGlashan.  Practices for SMML math team will continue to meet every other Tuesdaythrough early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts, a more intense and advanced math team experience, also began on Tuesday, October 10th, after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m.  MathCounts students will have a full practice every other Tuesday and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
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 Tuesdayafter school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at mthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: October 30th, November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th 

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Student Flu Clinic is Thursday, October 19th

Dear parents and guardians:

This is a reminder that MSK's student flu vaccine clinic will be held tomorrow, Thursday, October 19th. If you want your child to receive their flu vaccine here at MSK and have not yet sent in their permission form, please complete the attached and send it in Thursday morning. You can also email it to mtaggart@rsu21.net

Student Flu Permission Form

Contact Michelle Taggart RN at 467-8004 with any questions.

8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner

Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians:

Each November, the two 8th grade teams hold a Thanksgiving Dinner as their IB Community Giving Project for the senior citizens of our community.  This year the event will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 9:30 AM in the MSK cafeteria.  Once again, Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding the dinner as our community partner.  The students will plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food and provide the entertainment.

The 8th graders were given information requesting the names and addresses of relatives, neighbors and friends to invite to the dinner. The form is linked below for your convenience.  

Thanksgiving Address Requests

Please consider helping us by donating desserts or rolls.  We have set up a Sign Up Genius to organize donations. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa5a62ba0f49-msk8th

Thank you,
Sharon Greenglass, Erin Neale and the 8th grade teams

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 13, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Oct 16 - Picture Day (new date moved from the 10th)
Oct 16-17 - Auditions for MSK Musical after school (sign up with Mrs. Mathews)
Oct 17,18 &19 - Katahdin Team to Laudholm Farm
Oct 19 - Student Flu Clinic

SCHOOL PHOTOS
MSK Picture Day will take place on Monday, October 16th.  Picture forms have been sent home with your child, but we have extra copies in the office if you need one.  You can also order online ahead of time at mylifetouch.com using picture day ID #LG387053Q0.  We ask that all students be photographed, even if you are not purchasing a photo package. These pictures are used for the yearbook and student IDs.

STUDENT FLU CLINIC
As a reminder, MSK's student flu vaccine clinic will be held on Thursday, October 19th. If you want your child to receive their flu vaccine here at MSK, please read the attached information sheet and complete the attached permission form and return it as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Taggart RN at 467-8004.

Student Flu Vaccine Info Sheet
Student Flu Permission Form
 
HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team will begin practice on Monday, October 16th after school in room 806.  Practice will be held until 3:45. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
The 7th & 8th Grade math teams met for their first practice on Tuesday, October 10th with Mrs. McGlashan.  Practices for SMML math team will continue to meet every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts, a more intense and advanced math team experience, also began on Tuesday, October 10th, after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m.  MathCounts students will have a full practice every other Tuesday and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  

YEARBOOK CLUB
The first meeting of the Yearbook Club will be held right after school on Monday, October 16th.  Everyone is welcome!  We’ll meet in the library.  All Yearbook Club meetings will be on Mondays and the meetings end in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net 
Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: October 16th,October 30th, November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th 

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 5, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Oct 6 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS (FRIDAY)
Oct 9 - NO SCHOOL (MONDAY-COLUMBUS DAY)
Oct 10,11&12 - Cadillac Team to Laudholm Farm
Oct 12 - MSK PTG Mtg - 9am in the Cafe
Oct 16 - Picture Day (new date moved from the 10th)
 
RUN 4 THE FIGHT
On Saturday, October 21st, there will be a fun run on the Eastern Trail to support local families dealing with cancer.  Please see the attached flyer for details. 
Run 4 The Fight Poster

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team will begin practice on Monday, October 16th after school in room 806.  Practice will be held until 3:45. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
The 7th & 8th Grade math teams will have their first practice on Tuesday, October 10th after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m.  Practices for SMML math team will continue every other Tuesday through early May.  The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts, a more intense and advanced math team experience, will also begin on Tuesday, October 10th, after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m.  MathCounts students will have a full practice every other Tuesday and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
The MSK Civil Rights Team will begin Wednesday, October 11th with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 after school.  Open to all grades, the Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  After next Wednesday, the meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in Mrs. McGlashan's classroom (612).  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The first meeting of the Yearbook Club will be held right after school on Monday, October 16th.  Everyone is welcome!  We’ll meet in the library.  All Yearbook Club meetings will be on Mondays and the meetings end in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net 
Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: October 16th,October 30th, November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th 

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  

OUTING CLUB
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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

Kieve Update - Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Dear 7th grade parents and guardians:

It was another great day at the Leadership School at Camp Kieve, thank you for your good weather thoughts!  As we get ready to depart tomorrow, here are some reminders:

1) If you are picking up your child at Kieve, please arrive no later than 11:00 a.m. All students who are not picked by that time will be transported back to the middle school.

2) Students returning to MSK will arrive around 1:30 p.m. Students and their gear will be in the gym and need to be picked up there. Please park on the gym side of the building and enter the gym to pick up your child.

Thank you,

Jeff Rodman
Principal

Camp Kieve Update

Dear 7th grade parents and guardians:

We had a great 1st day at Camp Kieve yesterday! The students are excited and all is well. It was a bit chilly this morning but it's warming up and another beautiful day is on the way.

Mr. Kugler will soon be sharing a link wiith photos so you can see everyone in action.

Keep those good weather thoughts coming our way!

Have a great day,
Jeff Rodman

MSK Weekly Bulletin - September 29, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Oct 1 - Kieve Luggage Drop Off - 5:00-6:30 pm in the gym
Oct 2-5 - 7th Graders at Camp Kieve
Oct 3 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Major
Oct 3 - 6th Grade Movie Afternoon - 2:15-4:00 pm
Oct 16 - Picture Day (new date moved from the 10th)
 
MSK PTG
The Parent Teacher Group would like to thank everyone who helped with our Superwalk fundraiser last week---it was a big success! From what we heard and saw, students and staff had an enjoyable walk followed by a fun after-party on the back field (complete with music and frozen treats). On top of that, we raised $11,570 for MSK!! Thank you so much to everyone who donated money or their time to this worthwhile event---we couldn't have done it without you!! We really appreciate it. Connie Plaisted and Denise Hammond

RUN 4 THE FIGHT
On Saturday, October 21st, there will be a fun run on the Eastern Trail to support local families dealing with cancer.  Please see the flyer for details. 
Run 4 The Fight Poster

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 8:00 a.m. We will be working in the tulip garden out front so bring your gardening gloves.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  

OUTING CLUB
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 Tuesdayafter school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net
 


KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - September 22, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Sept 26 & 28 - 7th Grade River Trips
Sept 29 - 7th Grade Kieve Leadership Training AT MSK
 
7TH & 8TH GRADE DANCE
Our 1st dance is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd. Please note that our times have changed!  Dances take place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and are open to all 7th and 8th graders.  The cost is $5.00 and refreshments will be available for purchase.  This dance is being hosted by the Baxter Team.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 1ST 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday morning, September 27th at 8:00 a.m. in room 705.  All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate. We welcome new members and look forward to seeing past members attend this first important meeting.  We will be discussing projects and fundraisers for the year as well as planning ahead for Spirit Week. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  We hope to see you there! 

OUTING CLUB
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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 9/27, 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net
 
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON MOVIE - Sept 23
Girl Scout Troop 1056 will be showing this movie at MSK on Saturday, September 23rd.  Please see the attached flyer for details. 
GS Troop 1056 Movie

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!