MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 20, 2017

PLEASE REMEMBER: School begins at 7:30 a.m on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  This means students need to be sitting in their homerooms at these times, not arriving to school or in the hallway at their locker.  If you drive your child to school, please plan on being at school 15 minutes early so they have enough time to get settled and in homeroom on time.

KIEVE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
We are happy to welcome Caitlin Dunn as our Kieve Leadership School Educator in Residence. She will be with us at MSK from Jan 3- March 17working with all grade levels.  Students can join Caitlin this Thursday (Jan 26) after school for low ropes and Kieve games. Meet after school in the computer lab if you are interested in participating. This program will end at 3:50 p.m., in time for the late bus.

Biography- 
Caitlin Dunn graduated from Kennebunk High School in 2010 and earned a degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine in 2015. She has spent seasons in Washington and California teaching outdoor education and currently works for the Kieve Leadership School. She is looking forward to working with grades 6-8 students this winter to enhance and support the Kieve Leadership School mission and our MSK philosophy.

SPORTS PHOTOS
Sports pictures for basketball will happen on Tuesday, January 24th directly after school.  Parents can simply go to https://order.lifetouchsports.com/index.cfm?event=OrderHome&contractID=125191 to be directed to the Lifetouch online ordering site (Picture Day ID: LG386768X0) or students can come with their photo order form distributed by coaches.

MSK SKI TRIP
We are in the process of planning a ski trip for MSK students on Saturday, March 4th.  Look for a separate email next week with details.

TEDDY BEAR TOSS
6th grader, Hayden Furber has teamed up with a group of students from UNE, along with United Way of York County and Greater Portland, for their first annual Teddy Bear Toss.  Teddy Bears will be tossed on to the ice at the January 28 UNE game and all teddy bears tossed will be given to families in need in York County and Greater Portland.  
We are asking for your help.  Please donate a new or slightly used teddy bear to this worthwhile cause.  We have a big box in the lobby that we would love to fill.  We will need all donations by Thursday, January 26.  Thank you for your help.

MARY POPPINS INFO:
Performance dates are: Thursday, Jan 26th at 7 pm; Friday, Jan 27th at 7 pm and Saturday, Jan 28th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the middle school office during school hours prior to the show or at the door for $7.00

SPORTS:

INTRAMURALS -Intramural Basketball Dates - MSK Gym 2:15 – 3:45
Week:
4) Tuesday, January 24; Thursday, January 26
5) Monday, January 30; Tuesday, January 31; Thursday, February 2
6) Monday, February 6; Tuesday, February 7; Wednesday, February 8; Thursday, February 9

BASKETBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: 
Monday - Games vs York
Tuesday - Pictures at 2pm - please remember uniform
                   4-5pm - 7th Girls
                   5-6pm - 8th Boys
                   6-7pm - 7th Boys
                   7-8pm - 8th Girls
Wednesday - Games vs Sanford (End of the Season)

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Tuesday, Feb. 7th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about try-outs requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 27th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pmfor the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.

Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 28th.

KHS UNIFIED BASKETBALL
The Kennebunk High School Unified Basketball has started practicing and players are very enthusiastic about the 2017 season.  Please plan on attending any or all of our games this season.  We would love to have as many fans cheering us on as possible. Home games are at the high school.

Friday  January 27th Home Game 3:30 vs. Massabesic
Tuesday January 31st Away Game 3:30 @ Marshwood
Friday February 3rd Home Game 4:00 vs. Wells
Tuesday February 7th  Home Game 5:30 vs. Greely
Thursday February 9th Away Game at York 3:30
Wednesday March 1st Away Game 3:30 at Massabesic
Friday March 3rd  Home Game vs. Deering 3:30
Wednesday March 15th End of the season Festival at Yarmouth 3:30pm
 
Thank you for your support, KHS Unified

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
On February 9, a randomly selected group of 100+ 8th grade students will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  “NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education.”  Please look for a School Messenger email in the coming weeks for additional information.  If you have any questions prior to that time please contact Brian Grant at bgrant@rsu21.net or by calling 467-8004.

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
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.

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 - 3rd 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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/9 and 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 jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

Reminder: 7th Grade Parent Meeting Tonight

Dear 7th grade parents and guardians:

This is a reminder that tonight, Tuesday-January 17th teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors will give a short overview of the upcoming 7th grade science curriculum on Human Growth and Development.  This meeting will take place at 6:30 PM in the MSK Library and will be followed by a question and answer time.  All interested parents/guardians of 7th grade students are encouraged to attend.

Sincerely,

Nick Costello and Andy MacLeod
MSK 7th Grade Science Teachers

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 13, 2017

REMINDER:  This Monday, January 16th, is a holiday as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day. There is no school.  Enjoy the long weekend!

MARY POPPINS INFO:
Full cast rehearsals Tues-Fri next week with extended hours until 6:00 p.m. each day. No rehearsals on Monday since school is closed for the holiday.
Performance dates are: Thursday, Jan 26th at 7 pm; Friday, Jan 27th at 7 pm and Saturday, Jan 28th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the middle school office during school hours prior to the show or at the door for $7.00

SPORTS:

INTRAMURALS -Intramural Basketball Dates - MSK Gym 2:15 – 3:45
Week:

3) Wednesday, January 18
4) Tuesday, January 24; Thursday, January 26
5) Monday, January 30; Tuesday, January 31; Thursday, February 2
6) Monday, February 6; Tuesday, February 7; Wednesday, February 8; Thursday, February 9

BASKETBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: 
Wednesday: NO 7th gr boys
4:00 - 5:00 7th gr girls
6:00 - 7:00 8th gr girls
7:00 - 8:00 8th gr boys
Friday:
2:15 - 3:45 7th & 8th gr boys
3:45 - 5:15 7th & 8th gr girls
Games are on Tuesday and Thursday.

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Tuesday, Feb. 7th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about try-outs requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 27th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pmfor the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.

Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 28th.

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
On February 9, a randomly selected group of 100+ 8th grade students will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  “NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education.”  Please look for a School Messenger email in the coming weeks for additional information.  If you have any questions prior to that time please contact Brian Grant at bgrant@rsu21.net or by calling 467-8004.

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS FITNESS CLUB
The Fitness Club will hold its last meeting on Tuesday, January 17th.  Students will take the bus to the library and walk to Waterhouse Center to go ice skating.  Students must be picked up at the Waterhouse Center by 3:40.  Please come to school on Tuesday with your permission slip and your skates!

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/9 and 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 jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

7th Grade Parent Meeting - Tuesday, January 17

Dear 7th grade parents and guardians:

On Tuesday evening, January 17th teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors will give a short overview of the upcoming 7th grade science curriculum on Human Growth and Development.  This meeting will take place at 6:30 PM in the MSK Library and will be followed by a question and answer time.  All interested parents/guardians of 7th grade students are encouraged to attend.

Sincerely,

Nick Costello and Andy MacLeod
MSK 7th Grade Science Teachers

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS)

Dear Parents/Guardians of MSK Students,

Attached is an important document regarding your child's participation in the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS). Please read and review the specifics of the attached letter carefully.  Should you have any questions, you can contact Principal, Jeff Rodman at jrodman@rsu21.net or Guidance Counselor, Diane Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Jeff Rodman and Diane Binger

MIYHS SURVEY 2017 PARENT CONSENT LETTER

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 6, 2017

7/8TH GRADE DANCE
As a reminder, we have a dance tonight for 7th and 8th grade students.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 and refreshments can be purchased at additional costs. This dance is hosted by the Sebago Team and ends at 9:00 p.m.

AFTERSCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK
Homework help resumes on Monday, January 9th. 

MSK PTG NEWS
Happy New Year! The next meeting of the MSK Parent Teacher Group is Thursday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. in the cafetorium.  We hope you can join us.

BUS NOTES
Reminder: any time a student needs to ride a bus after school to a location other than his/her home, they will need a pink bus note issued by the MSK office to give to the bus driver.  In order for a bus slip to be produced, the office must get written permission from a parent (via a written note, an email to sbrunelle@rsu21.net or in emergency situations, via telephone prior to 1:30 p.m. on that particular day).  We encourage students to make plans with their friends before school so parents have time to write a note giving their permission.  This will minimize last minute requests and eliminate confusion at the end of the school day. 

Bus notes are not needed for the late bus. If you have any questions, please call the office at 207-467-8004.

MARY POPPINS INFO:
Full cast rehearsals Mon-Fri next week with extended hours until 5:00 p.m. each day.
Performance dates are: Thursday, Jan 26th at 7 pm; Friday, Jan 27th at 7 pm and Sat, Jan 28th at 2:00 pm

INTRAMURALS -Intramural Basketball takes place in the MSK Gym from 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. on the following dates: 
Week 1) Wednesday, January 4
Week 2) Tuesday, January 10; Wednesday, January 11
Week 3) Wednesday, January 18
Week 4) Tuesday, January 24; Thursday, January 26
Week 5) Monday, January 30; Tuesday, January 31; Thursday, February 2
Week 6) Monday, February 6; Tuesday, February 7; Wednesday, February 8; Thursday, February 9

BASKETBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY (1/10 & 1/11)
4:00-5:00 pm - 7th Boys
5:00-6:00 pm - 8th Girls
6:00-7:00 pm - 7th Girls
7:00-8:00 pm - 8th Boys
Games are on Monday, Tuesday and Friday

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS FITNESS CLUB
The Girls' Fitness Club dates for the remainder of the 2nd quarter are Tuesday afternoons on, 1/10 and 1/17. The club will meet from 2:45-3:45, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesdaymorning, January 11th at 8:00 a.m.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdaysthrough March on the following dates:  1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/9 and 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 jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 22, 2016

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SCHOOL IS CLOSING EARLY TODAY (11:00 A.M.), WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22ND AND THE BUILDING WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL WE RETURN FROM BREAK ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3RD. 

WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. 

AFTERSCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP RESUMES – MONDAY, JANUARY 9TH
Please note that there will not be homework help the first week we return from break. Homework help will resume on Monday, January 9th.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 16, 2016

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE FOOD DRIVE PROJECT
If you’ve been into school lately, you’re sure to have seen the overflowing shopping cart in the lobby filled with items that two 8th grade students have been collecting non-perishable food items for their community service project.  Did you know that Mr. Rodman has agreed to dress up as an elf on Thursday, December 22nd if they collect 500 items by Wednesday, December 21st?  So far, they have collected 314 items….THEY CAN REACH THEIR GOAL OF 500 WITH YOUR HELP.  We have until Wednesday afternoon....3 MORE DAYS….LET’S GET THOSE CANS AND PACKAGED FOOD ITEMS ROLLING INTO MSK.  All items will be donated to the local food pantry.

AFTERSCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK
Homework help will only take place on Monday next week, Dec. 19th.  There will be no homework help on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20 and 21. Homework help will resume in January.

BUS NOTES
Reminder: any time a student needs to ride a bus after school to a location other than his/her home, they will need a pink bus note issued by the MSK office to give to the bus driver.  In order for a bus slip to be produced, the office must get written permission from a parent (via a written note, an email to sbrunelle@rsu21.net or in emergency situations, via telephone prior to 1:30 p.m. on that particular day).  We encourage students to make plans with their friends before school so parents have time to write a note giving their permission.  This will minimize last minute requests and eliminate confusion at the end of the school day. 

Bus notes are not needed for the late bus. If you have any questions, please call the office at 207-467-8004.

MARY POPPINS INFO:

Mary Poppins Work Day – Saturday (Dec 17th) beginning at 9:00 a.m.

MARY POPPINS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Dec 19, 20 and 21
Monday - Run Act 1 (review)
Tuesday - All cast members involved in Supercal
Wednesday - All cast members involved in Chimney Sweep scene and choreography.

6TH GRADE CHORUS
The 6th Grade Chorus will be performing at "Carols on Ice" at the Waterhouse Pavilion this Sunday
(Dec 18th) at 3:15 p.m.  Please meet Mrs. Mathews there at 2:50 p.m.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Dec 19, 20 and 21
Monday - Games       Girls at York        Boys Home vs York
Tuesday - Practice times
                  2:15 - 7th Girls
                  3:45 - 8th Girls
                  5:15 - 7th Boys
                  6:45 - 8th Boys
Wednesday - Games     Girls Home vs Saco     Boys at Saco

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.netfor more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS FITNESS CLUB
NO FITNESS CLUB NEXT TUESDAY, DEC. 20TH. The Girls' Fitness Club for the 2nd quarter meets Tuesday afternoons on, 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. The club will meet from 2:45-3:45, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.netfor more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdaysthrough March on the following dates:  1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/9 and 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 jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

Sidewalks, Driveways, and Walkways at MSK

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Department of Public Works and the RSU21 Grounds crew do a great job to ensure that the sidewalks, driveways and walkways leading into MSK are both clear and safe during the winter months. Students who walk to school should use extreme caution and those being driven to school should be careful when stepping out of a car on to the drive or in the parking lot.

With extremely cold temperatures predicted, it doesn't take long for exposed skin to freeze. We encourage students to always be prepared and wear the appropriate winter outerwear. 

Thank you,
Jeff Rodman
Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 9, 2016

SAY THANK YOU
to a Teacher, Coach, Staff Member or Administrator and support your child through the Ed Foundation!

In this season of giving thanks and sharing appreciation, there’s a meaningful way to recognize those in our schools who have helped your child succeed and develop. A gift to the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel in honor of a teacher, staff member, administrator or coach, sends a message of thanks.  Each honoree will receive a certificate from EFKA letting him/her know of your gift.

BUS NOTES
Reminder: any time a student needs to ride a bus after school to a location other than his/her home, they will need a pink bus note issued by the MSK office to give to the bus driver.  In order for a bus slip to be produced, the office must get written permission from a parent (via a written note, an email to sbrunelle@rsu21.net or in emergency situations, via telephone prior to 1:30 p.m. on that particular day).  We encourage students to make plans with their friends before school so parents have time to write a note giving their permission.  This will minimize last minute requests and eliminate confusion at the end of the school day. 

Bus notes are not needed for the late bus. If you have any questions, please call the office at 207-467-8004.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Please see Dates to Remember for an updated list of important MSK dates.

GIRL SCOUT MOVIE NIGHT – DEC 16TH AT 7PM
Please see the attached Home Flyer for information about a holiday shopping/date night opportunity.

MIYHS (Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey)
This school year, students in Middle School of the Kennebunks will be asked to take an anonymous health survey during their Advisory block on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The data from this survey is used at the school, county and state levels.  It supports grant funding, assessment of student needs, and the design and evaluation of health related programs.  You will receive more information on this survey closer to the time of survey administration and will have the opportunity to review its contents. You have the choice of whether or not your child will take this survey.  Your child will also have the option of whether or not to participate in the survey on the day it is given.

MARY POPPINS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Dec 12-16
Monday - Entire Cast - begin running Act 2 with all lines, music and choreography
Tuesday - Entire Cast - music for Act 2 and finish choreography for Chimney Sweeps
Wednesday - Entire Cast - review all choreography
Thursday - Entire Cast - continue running Act 2
Friday - Entire Cast - finish running Act 2

MATH TEAMS

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
No math meet on Monday…6th grade math team WILL practice on Monday next week.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
No math meet on Monday next week.  7th and 8th grade math teams will practice on TUESDAY, in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

MATH COUNTS
MathCounts will practice every Friday with Mrs. Rodier in room 612 from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS FITNESS CLUB
The Girls' Fitness Club is a new after-school club for the 2nd quarter meeting Tuesday afternoons on 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. Students will set fitness and health goals and exercise using weight and cardio machines in the MSK fitness room.  In this safe environment, students will also discuss nutrition, hydration, sleep habits, mindfulness, self-esteem, and other topics with the goal of forming lifelong healthy habits.  The club will meet from 2:45-3:45 on Tuesdays, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.netfor more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will be meeting on the following dates during the months of November and December: Thursday, November 17th; Thursday, December 8th; Thursday, December 15th.  More dates to follow after the new year! All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 2, 2016

6TH GRADE EGYPT NIGHT
This is a reminder that next Tuesday, December 6th, is 6th Grade Egypt Night.  This event will take place in the gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and students are asked to arrive by 6:15.

MSK/PTG MTG – Thursday, December 8th
The next meeting of the MSK Parent Teacher Group will be Thursday, December 8th, at 9:00 a.m. We hope you can join us.

BUS NOTES
This is a reminder that any time a student needs to ride a bus after school to a location other than his/her home, they will need a pink bus note issued by the MSK office to give to the bus driver.  In order for a bus slip to be produced, the office must get written permission from a parent (via a written note, an email to sbrunelle@rsu21.net or in emergency situations, via telephone prior to 1:30 p.m. on that particular day).  We encourage students to make plans with their friends before school so parents have time to write a note giving their permission.  This will minimize last minute requests and eliminate confusion at the end of the school day. 

Bus notes are not needed for the late bus. If you have any questions, please call the office at 207-467-8004.

MIYHS (Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey)
This school year, students in Middle School of the Kennebunks will be asked to take an anonymous health survey during their Advisory block on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The data from this survey is used at the school, county and state levels.  It supports grant funding, assessment of student needs, and the design and evaluation of health related programs.  You will receive more information on this survey closer to the time of survey administration and will have the opportunity to review its contents. You have the choice of whether or not your child will take this survey.  Your child will also have the option of whether or not to participate in the survey on the day it is given.

ATHLETICS

Basketball practices for next week, December 5-9:
Monday - Games vs Sanford
Tuesday - No Practices - 6th grade Egypt night
Wednesday - Games vs Marshwood
Thursday - 2:15 - 3:45 - 8th Grade Boys Basketball
                  3:45 - 5:15 - 7th Grade Boys Basketball
                  5:15 - 6:45 - 8th Grade Girls Basketball
                  6:45 - 8:15 - 7th Grade Girls Basketball
Friday -     2:15 - 3:45 - 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball
                  3:45 - 5:15 - 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball

MARY POPPINS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Dec 5-9

Monday - Entire Cast - finish running Act 1
Tuesday - Principals - music and Choreography for "Let's Go Fly a Kite"
Wednesday - Entire Cast - music and choreography
Thursday - Entire cast - work Act 1
Friday - Entire cast - work Act 2

MATH TEAMS

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices every Monday after school in room 806 until 3:45 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
7th and 8th grade math teams will practice on Monday next week, in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

MATH COUNTS
MathCounts will practice every Friday with Mrs. Rodier in room 612 from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  11/16, 12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS FITNESS CLUB
The Girls' Fitness Club is a new after-school club for the 2nd quarter meeting Tuesday afternoons on 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. Students will set fitness and health goals and exercise using weight and cardio machines in the MSK fitness room.  In this safe environment, students will also discuss nutrition, hydration, sleep habits, mindfulness, self-esteem, and other topics with the goal of forming lifelong healthy habits.  The club will meet from 2:45-3:45 on Tuesdays, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.netfor more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  The next meeting is Wednesday morning, December 7th at 7:30 a.m. Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will be meeting on the following dates during the months of November and December: Thursday, November 17th; Thursday, December 8th; Thursday, December 15th.  More dates to follow after the new year! All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 18, 2016

MSK Weekly Bulletin for November 21 & 22:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Remember, school is open on Monday and Tuesday next week, and closed Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving.  Have a safe and happy holiday with your family.

NO HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK
There will not be homework help on Monday and Tuesday next week.  Homework help will resume on Monday, November 28th.

MIYHS (Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey)
This school year, students in Middle School of the Kennebunks will be asked to take an anonymous health survey during their Advisory block on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The data from this survey is used at the school, county and state levels.  It supports grant funding, assessment of student needs, and the design and evaluation of health related programs.  You will receive more information on this survey closer to the time of survey administration and will have the opportunity to review its contents. You have the choice of whether or not your child will take this survey.  Your child will also have the option of whether or not to participate in the survey on the day it is given.

PRINTING OF REPORT CARDS BY PARENTS
This is a reminder that individual report cards are not printed by the school unless requested by a parent.  Report cards for the 1st term can be accessed now via the PowerSchool parent portal. Parents can print report cards using the procedures below. 

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.

The complete guide to Reporting Student Progress can be found on page 21 in the MSK Student Handbook.

If you are having difficulties printing or would like a hard copy of your report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE (MON&TUES) NOV 21 & 22
7th / 8th grade boys – 2:15–3:45 practice together both days
7TH grade girls – NO PRACTICE on Monday
8th grade girls – 3:45–5:15 on Monday
7th / 8th grade girls – 3:45–5:15 practice together on Tuesday

MARY POPPINS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE NOV 21 & 22
Monday - Review Scenes 1 - 10 - anyone with speaking lines in those scenes.
Tuesday - Choreography for students in Supercalifrag... except Mrs. Corry

PICTURE RETAKES
MSK picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, December 2nd. We expect delivery of purchased photos from the original date to arrive soon. If you are unhappy with the quality of these pictures or if your child did not have their photo taken previously, they should have it done on December 2nd.  Original photos need to be returned if students have retakes done. All students should sit for a photo regardless of whether or not you purchase prints, as this picture is used for the yearbook and student IDs.  Order forms are available in the office or you can go online at www.lifetouch.com. Please note the online code for orders has changed to LG386053Q1.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
It’s time for our annual yearbook cover contest.  This year, the theme for the yearbook is KINDNESS & CARING.  Create a cover showing Kindness and Caring. All covers must be submitted by Wednesday, November 30th. For more details about what to include on the cover, students should see Mrs. Kennedy in the library.

MATH TEAMS

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices every Monday after school in room 806 until 3:45 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
7th and 8th grade math teams will practice on Monday next week, in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  11/16, 12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS FITNESS CLUB
The Girls' Fitness Club is a new after-school club for the 2nd quarter meeting Tuesday afternoons on 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. Students will set fitness and health goals and exercise using weight and cardio machines in the MSK fitness room.  In this safe environment, students will also discuss nutrition, hydration, sleep habits, mindfulness, self-esteem, and other topics with the goal of forming lifelong healthy habits.  The club will meet from 2:45-3:45 on Tuesdays, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Stay tuned for dates.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will be meeting on the following dates during the months of November and December: Thursday, November 17th; Thursday, December 8th; Thursday, December 15th.  More dates to follow after the new year! All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Reminders

Dear parents and guardians:

1) The 7/8 grade dance scheduled for this Friday, November 18th, is being rescheduled due to the KHS championship football game that evening.  We will let you know the new date of the dance as soon as it is confirmed.

2)  How to print report cards: Please note that individual report cards are not printed by the school unless requested by a parent.  Report cards for the 1st term can be accessed now via the PowerSchool parent portal. Parents can print report cards using the procedures below. 

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.

The complete guide to Reporting Student Progress can be found on page 21 in the MSK Student Handbook on our website:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/524a1808e4b025e8f32f551e/t/58233c2b6b8f5b184ad1a5f9/1478704171709/MSK+Handbook+2016-2017+Revised+Nov+2016.pdf.

If you are having difficulties printing or would like a hard copy of your report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 10, 2016

DATES TO REMEMBER

Attached is an updated list of important Dates to Remember.

PRINTING OF REPORT CARDS BY PARENTS
Please note that individual report cards are not printed by the school unless requested by a parent.  Parents can print report cards via PowerSchool using the procedures below. The complete guide to Reporting Student Progress can be found on page 21 in the MSK Student Handbook.

*Report cards for the 1st term can be accessed via the PowerSchool parent portal beginning Monday afternoon, November 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.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE (MON-FRI) NOV 14-18
8th grade girls – 2:15-3:45 pm
7th grade girls – 3:45-5:15 pm
8th grade boys – 5:15-6:45 pm
7th grade boys – 6:45-8:15 pm

MARY POPPINS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE NOV 14 - 18
Monday and Thursday - Block Scenes 7, 8 and 9
Tuesday and Wednesday - Ensemble Music and Choreography
Friday - Music with Principles - Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Michael and Jane, Mary Poppins, Mrs. Brill and Robertson Ay, Bert

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH IS A BAGGED LUNCH DAY FOR 6TH & 7TH GRADERS
6th and 7th grade parents, please note that Wednesday, November 16th is a bagged lunch day for your child due to the 8th grade Thanksgiving Senior Citizen community luncheon being held in the cafetorium.  6th and 7th grade students can either bring a lunch from home or order a bagged lunch from the café. They will eat in their homeroom during their regular lunch time.

PICTURE RETAKES
MSK picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, December 2nd. We expect delivery of purchased photos from the original date to arrive soon. If you are unhappy with the quality of these pictures or if your child did not have their photo taken previously, they should have it done on December 2nd.  Original photos need to be returned if students have retakes done. All students should sit for a photo regardless of whether or not you purchase prints, as this picture is used for the yearbook and student IDs.  Order forms are available in the office or you can go online at www.lifetouch.com. Please note the online code for orders has changed to LG386053Q1.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
It’s time for our annual yearbook cover contest.  This year, the theme for the yearbook is KINDNESS & CARING.  Create a cover showing Kindness and Caring. All covers must be submitted by Wednesday, November 30th. For more details about what to include on the cover, students should see Mrs. Kennedy in the library.

8th GRADE THANKSGIVING DINNER REMINDER
8th grade parents: If you haven't already, please send in the attached forms for the November 16th Thanksgiving Dinner Community Project. We are requesting addresses for friends and relatives that your 8th grader wishes to invite.  We are also seeking donations of dinner rolls and desserts.  Please return the attached forms to school as soon as possible.  Thank you!!!!

Thanksgiving 2016 - Request for Address  
Thanksgiving 2016 - Dessert Request

MATH TEAMS

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices every Monday after school in room 806 until 3:45 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
7th and 8th grade math teams will practice on Monday next week, in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

MATH COUNTS
MathCounts will practice every Friday with Mrs. Rodier in room 612 from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. 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: 
GIRLS FITNESS CLUB

The Girls' Fitness Club is a new after-school club for the 2nd quarter meeting Tuesday afternoons on 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. Students will set fitness and health goals and exercise using weight and cardio machines in the MSK fitness room.  In this safe environment, students will also discuss nutrition, hydration, sleep habits, mindfulness, self-esteem, and other topics with the goal of forming lifelong healthy habits.  The club will meet from 2:45-3:45 on Tuesdays, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

NEW:
COLORING/DRAWING CLUB

Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter, and begins on Wednesday, November 9th 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  11/16, 12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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. The next activity is surfing onTuesday, October 18th. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Stay tuned for dates.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will be meeting on the following dates during the months of November and December: Thursday, November 17th; Thursday, December 8th; Thursday, December 15th.  More dates to follow after the new year! All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

Message From The Principal

Dear MSK Parents and Guardians:

If (and when) the Kennebunk High School football team wins the South Sectional championship game this Friday, the November 18th middle school 7/8 grade dance will be re-scheduled for a later date. 

If, per chance, the team does not win, the MSK dance will happen as scheduled.

Go Rams!

Sincerely,

Jeff Rodman, Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 4, 2016

GRADES CLOSE AND THE 1ST QUARTER ENDS TODAY, FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 4TH
Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool this weekend to check for missing work. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, November 7th until Monday afternoon, November 14th as teachers prepare grades for report cards.  We will provide detailed instructions on how to print report cards next week.

ATHLETICS

•    Basketball (grades 7 & 8) and Cheering (grades 6, 7 & 8) practices will start on Monday or Tuesday next week.
•    Please make sure you have gone to the Rank One website to fill out the paperwork to be eligible to tryout and turn in an updated physical form with the date of your most recent physical. You can find the information on our website under athletics and Rank One Registration.

Practice Schedule: November 7 - 10 (No Practices Friday as School is Closed for Veteran’s Day)
2:15 - 3:45   7th Girls   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
3:45 - 5:15   8th Boys   Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:15 - 6:45   7th Boys   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
6:45 - 8:15   8th Girls   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

MARY POPPINS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE NOV 7 - 10

Monday – Scenes 4, 5 and 6 - Need Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Neleus, Park Keeper, Jane and Michael, Bert, Police Statues, Mrs. Brill, Robertson Ay, Admiral Boom, Miss Lark, Policeman.
Tuesday and Wednesday - All cast members EXCEPT Michael, Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Admiral Boom, Mrs. Brill, Robertson Ay, Bert.  We will be rehearsing music and announcing roles and choreography groups to members of the ensemble.
Thursday - Scenes 4, 5, and 6. Need Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Neleus, Park Keeper, Jane and Michael, Bert, Police Statues, Mrs. Brill, Robertson Ay, Admiral Boom, Miss Lark, Policeman.
Friday - Veteran’s Day – No Rehearsal! Enjoy the long weekend!!

NOVEMBER 16TH IS A BAGGED LUNCH DAY FOR 6TH & 7TH GRADERS
6th and 7th grade parents, please note that Wednesday, November 16th is a bagged lunch day for your child due to the 8th grade Thanksgiving Senior Citizen community luncheon being held in the cafetorium.  6th and 7th grade students can either bring a lunch from home or order a bagged lunch from the café. They will eat in their homeroom during their regular lunch time.

PICTURE RETAKES
MSK picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, December 2nd. We expect delivery of photos purchased from the original date to arrive soon. If you are unhappy with the quality of these pictures or if your child did not have their photo taken previously, Lifetouch will be back on December 2nd.  Original photos need to be returned if students have retakes done. All students should sit for a photo regardless of whether or not you purchase prints, as this picture is used for the yearbook and student IDs.  Order forms are available in the office or you can go online at www.lifetouch.com. Please note the online code for orders has changed to LG386053Q1.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
It’s time for our annual yearbook cover contest.  This year, the theme for the yearbook is KINDNESS & CARING.  Create a cover showing Kindness and Caring. All covers must be submitted by Wednesday, November 30th. For more details about what to include on the cover, students should see Mrs. Kennedy in the library.

8th GRADE THANKSGIVING DINNER REMINDER
8th grade parents: If you haven't already, please send in the attached forms for the November 16th Thanksgiving Dinner Community Project. We are requesting addresses for friends and relatives that your 8th grader wishes to invite.  We are also seeking donations of dinner rolls and desserts.  Please return the attached forms to school as soon as possible.  Thank you!!!!

Thanksgiving 2016 - Request for Address  
Thanksgiving 2016 - Dessert Request

MATH TEAMS

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices every Monday after school in room 806 until 3:45 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
7th and 8th grade math teams will practice on Monday in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

MATH COUNTS
MathCounts will practice every Friday with Mrs. Rodier in room 612 from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. 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: 
GIRLS FITNESS CLUB

The Girls' Fitness Club is a new after-school club for the 2nd quarter meeting Tuesday afternoons on 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. Students will set fitness and health goals and exercise using weight and cardio machines in the MSK fitness room.  In this safe environment, students will also discuss nutrition, hydration, sleep habits, mindfulness, self-esteem, and other topics with the goal of forming lifelong healthy habits.  The club will meet from 2:45-3:45 on Tuesdays, so students should go to Homework Help until 2:45. Please contact advisor Sara Clinehens with any questions:  sclinehens@rsu21.net

NEW:
COLORING/DRAWING CLUB

Coloring/Drawing Club will also happen during the 2nd quarter, and begins on Wednesday, November 9th 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 dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
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:  11/16, 12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
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. The next activity is surfing onTuesday, October 18th. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  The next meeting is scheduled for November 9th at 8:00 a.m. during late start Wednesday. Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will be meeting on the following dates during the months of November and December: Thursday, November 17th; Thursday, December 8th; Thursday, December 15th.  More dates to follow after the new year! All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 28, 2016

ATHLETICS

•    Basketball (grades 7 & 8) and Cheering (grades 6, 7 & 8) will start on Tuesday, November 8th.
•    Basketball sign-ups for grades 7 and 8 are happening now and will go through the week of October 31st. Sign-ups for 7th grade basketball will be outside Mr. MacLeod's room and sign-ups for 8th grade basketball will be outside Mr. Hemond's room.
•    Cheering sign-ups will also be going on through the week of October 31st for grades 6, 7 and 8. Sign-ups for 6th grade will be outside Mr. Taylor's room, 7th grade outside Mr. MacLeod's room and 8th grade outside Mr. Hemond's room. 
•    Please make sure you have gone to the Rank One website to fill out the paperwork to be eligible to tryout and turn in an updated physical form with the date of your most recent physical. You can find the information on our website under athletics and Rank One Registration.

8th GRADE THANKSGIVING DINNER REMINDER
8th grade parents: If you haven't already done so, please send in the attached forms for the November 16th Thanksgiving Dinner Community Project. 

Thanksgiving 2016 - Request for Address  
Thanksgiving 2016 - Dessert Request  

We are requesting addresses for friends and relatives that your 8th grader wishes to invite.  We are also seeking donations of dinner rolls and desserts.  Please return the attached forms to school as soon as possible.  Thank you!!!!

MATH TEAMS

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices every Monday after school in room 806 until 3:45 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
7th and 8th grade math teams will practice on Tuesday next week, rather than Monday in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. Students may take the late bus home.

MATH COUNTS
MathCounts will practice every Friday with Mrs. Rodier in room 612 from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  Students may take the late bus home.  

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

GIRL TALK
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. Girl Talk Chapters are led by high school girls who serve as mentors to help young teenage girls build self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Girl Talk is designed to reach ALL middle school girls! KHS/MSK is one of many chapters! Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
This club will be Tuesday, October 25th after school and is for students who like exploring the outdoors and nature or in photography.  Contact advisor: Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for meeting dates and specific details.

OUTING CLUB
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. The next activity is surfing onTuesday, October 18th. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Stay tuned for dates.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will be meeting on the following dates during the months of November and December: Thursday, November 17th; Thursday, December 8th; Thursday, December 15th.  More dates to follow after the new year! All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK School Photos - Friday, October 28th

DON'T FORGET--PICTURE DAY IS TOMORROW AT MSK – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
Pictures will take place in the morning before lunch. 

Please be sure to send in your child's photo envelope with payment to school OR you can order online by going to www.mylifetouch.com

If you order online, the Picture Day ID is: LG386053Q0
  • No need to send cash or flyer back to school
  • Get more background choices online & customize your package online with different portrait sheets

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 21, 2016

MARY POPPINS AUDITIONS – 10/24 & 10/25
Auditions for this year’s musical, Mary Poppins, will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 24th and 25th. Students can pick up an audition packet outside Mrs. Mathew’s chorus room and sign up for one of the two audition days. Performances are scheduled for January 26, 27 and 28.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices every Monday after school in room 806 until 3:45 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact advisor Erin Neale (8th grade math teacher) at eneale@rsu21.net.

7TH / 8TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 7th and 8th grade math teams will practice every Monday in Mrs. McGlashan's room (#612) from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  Students may take the late bus home.

MATH COUNTS
MathCounts will practice every Friday with Mrs. Rodier in room 612 from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m.  Students may take the late bus home.  

PICTURE DAY AT MSK –FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
Student and staff photos will take place on Friday, October 28th in the morning (THIS IS A DATE CHANGE FROM THE 20TH). 

Mark your calendar!
Picture Day is: Friday, Oct 28
Picture Day ID: LG386053Q0
The easiest way to get school pictures is by ordering at mylifetouch.com
• No need to send cash or flyer back to school
• Get more background choices online
• Customize your package online with different portrait sheets
• New MyFamily rewards program available online. 
Please submit your portrait order on-line or at school by Friday, Oct 28 for free shipping to school.

BRICK STORE MUSEUM
Please see the two flyers for Brick Store Museum community opportunities. 
Brick Store Museum Oct 20
Brick Store Museum Oct 29

BOSTON CITY SINGERS
The Boston City Singers will be coming to Kennebunkport on November 12th. See the flyer for specific details.
Boston City Singers

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
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.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help has begun and 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.

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
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 finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

BIKE CLUB
The MSK Bike Club is up and rolling. Sign-ups are located outside of room 707.  The bike club will continue every Wednesday through October 26th and will ride on the road to the Eastern Train, ride the trail and then return to MSK in time for the late bus. Please contact advisor Josh Stone at jstone@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

GIRL TALK
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. Girl Talk Chapters are led by high school girls who serve as mentors to help young teenage girls build self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Girl Talk is designed to reach ALL middle school girls! KHS/MSK is one of many chapters! Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program atwww.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business. Training will take place during the month of October to prepare student workers for community jobs they will take on throughout the school year.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
This club will be Tuesday, October 25th after school and is for students who like exploring the outdoors and nature or in photography.  Contact advisor: Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for meeting dates and specific details.

OUTING CLUB
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. The next activity is surfing onTuesday, October 18th. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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 mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  The next meeting is on Wednesday morning, October 19th at 8:00 a.m.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club meets in the library after school on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. All meetings end in time for students to catch the late bus and everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net