MSK Year End Bulletin

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EVERYONE!
 
We had a wonderful 8th grade recognition ceremony Thursday evening, and we want to thank our PTG and the 7th grade parents who helped with refreshments.  Thank you to all who were able to join us to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our 8th grade students.
 
As a reminder: Please note that the Parent & Student Portal of Powerschool will  reopen this afternoon so you can view report cards.  Year-end report cards will be mailed home at the end of next week . In this mailing, team placement for next year's 7th and 8th graders will be included on the report card as well as the spring NWEA test results.
 
Finally, we have several staff members who will be moving on from MSK. We would like to thank Mary McCarthy, Donna D’Iorio, Linda McCluskey and Greg Holm for their commitment and support of our students. We wish them all the best!

MSK Weekly Bulletin June 19-23

REMINDER: There are no late buses running during the last week of school and no after school activities planned! Students need to go home at the end of the regular school day.
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Congratulations to Mr. Stone’s, Ms. Wyman’s, and Mr. Coulombe’s Green Block class for building, and then making a donation, of three picnic tables to the middle school. These tables will be placed outside of the cafeteria. Students who built the tables are Spencer Hutchinson, Sam Johnson, Brandon Kozdra, Noah Roberts, and Cam Wilcox. This project was funded through a grant by MSK’s Parent Teacher Group. 

Click to see the picnic table builders
 
THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
19 - 8th Gr Ice Cream Social/Yearbook Distribution
20 - 8th Gr Boat Trip 8:00 am-1:50 pm
20 - Allagash Team Kids Teach at the Beach
20 - Incoming Freshmen (8th grade) Athletic Info Night - 6:00 pm in the MSK Cafe
21 - NOT A LATE START - The school day begins at 7:30 am
21 - Sebago Team Kids Teach at the Beach 8:45-11:30 then leave for Vacationland  Land Bowling
21 - Allagash Team-Community Caring Activity/Bowling Trip (no classes)
21 - 8th Grade Movie Presentation and Discussion - “Point Of No Return”
22 - 8th Grade Awards Assembly(school wide) 8:45 am (this is a change in start time)
22 - 5th Grade Step Up Day (during assembly)
22 - 7th Grade Field Day (after assembly)
22 - 6th Grade Field Day (after assembly)
22 - 8th Grade Recognition Night - 7pm in the MSK Gym
23 - 7th Grade End Of The Year Breakfast Celebration
23 - Last day of school for students-½ day with 11:00 am dismissal
 
POWERSCHOOL & REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Please note that the Parent & Student Portal of Powerschool will be closed during the last week of school in order for teachers to prepare grades for report cards. The portal will reopen on Friday, June 23rd in the afternoon so you can view report cards.  Year-end report cards will be mailed home during the week of June 26th . In this mailing, team placement for next year's 7th and 8th graders will be included on the report card. NWEA test results will also be included.
 
YOUTH FOOTBALL FLYER
Please see the attached Youth Football Flyer
 
QUEBEC CITY
Mr. Williams, French teacher here at MSK will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Columbus Day weekend 2018.  The trip is scheduled for Oct 7-9, 2018.  This is not a school-sponsored trip.
We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.
Students can register by following the link... http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register
OR.. email Mr Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information.

MSK Late Bus Service Ends Friday, June 16th

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Please note that the last day for after school late bus service is this Friday, June 16th.  There will be no late buses running during the last week of school.

Additionally, as a reminder, today (Wednesday-June 14th) is the last day of homework help and after school snack.

MSK Yearbook

Dear parents and guardians:

It’s not too late to order your MSK yearbook, but the deadline for online orders is fast approaching. You have until this Wednesday, June 14th to order your yearbook online.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. You can order online by simply clicking the following link. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders It will lead you to a "Capture Memories" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook.

You may also order a yearbook at school with cash or a check made payable to MSK until this Friday, June 16th.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. 

If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

Thank you!

MSK Weekly Bulletin June 12-16

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s not too late to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders
 
You may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!  If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
--  On Saturday, June 3rd, the Maine State Finals of the Junior Solar Sprint program were held at South Paris, Maine. MSK sixth grade was well represented by 10 teams that qualified from our Solar Car Day race to compete at the Maine State Finals  race. Congratulations to the following award winners:

- Kids's Choice :   1st Place (tie) :  Apollo 14 ...Zia Gulson, Grace Archer, Dylan Rogers, Bella Hirst
- Technical Merit  2nd Place: Speedy Gonzalas ...Eamon McGlashan, Henry Lowery, Sam Marquis, Sean Horgan
- Innovation 3rd Place :   Helios II ...Sawyer Montembeau, Andrew Atwater
- Speed  4th Place:  B.E.A.M. ....Ethan Prichard, Anthony Oliver, Mickenon Walters, Brady Gailloux
- Speed  6th Place:  America ...Jack Cataldi, Nicolas Brierley   

     We sincerely thank all those students who participated in this great event!
 
--  On Friday, June 2, 2017 a total of 73 students from the MSK 7th and 8th Grade Choruses participated in  the Funtown Music Festival.   Students had  the opportunity to perform and be adjudicated by well known judges from around New England.  In addition to performing, they participated in a clinic offered by their adjudicators.  As part of the the day, students also got to enjoy time with their friends at Funtown. We value this experience for our music students and hope that the comments from the judges will help them grow musically and further their passion for performing in an ensemble.
 
--  Congratulations to sixth grade student Grace Archer who has been selected to sing the national anthem at the Portland Sea Dogs game on Thursday, August 17th.
 
JUNE DATES TO REMEMBER
13 - 8th grade to Sanford Regional Technical Center for "Techsplorations" 11:30-1:45 pm
14 - Late Start Wednesday (added to calendar) 9am start
14 - LAST DAY OF HOMEWORK HELP & After School Snack Program
19 - 8th Gr Ice Cream Social/Yearbook Distribution
20 - 8th Gr Boat Trip 8:00 am-1:50 pm
20 - Allagash Team Kids Teach at the Beach
21 - NOT A LATE START - The school day begins at 7:30 am
21 - Sebago Team Kids Teach at the Beach 8:45-11:30 then leave for Vacationland  Land Bowling
21 - Allagash Team-Community Caring Activity/Bowling Trip (no classes)
22 - 8th Grade Awards Assembly(school wide) 8:30 am
22 - 5th Grade Step Up Day (during assembly)
22 - 7th Grade Field Day (after assembly)
22 - 6th Grade Field Day (after assembly)
22 - 8th Grade Recognition Night - 7pm in the MSK Gym
23 - Last day of school for students-½ day with 11:00 am dismissal
 
HOMEWORK HELP
The last day of homework help for the 2016/2017 school year is Wednesday, June 14th. 
 
AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
The last day of this program is Wednesday, June 14th.
 
DANCE CLUB
The last day of dance club for the year will be Tuesday, June 13th. This club meets in the cafetorium after school from 2:15-3:45 p.m.  Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

8th Grade Softball and Baseball Changes

Softball - Due to field conditions, the 8th grade softball game scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow, Thursday, June 8th at MSK.  Game time is the same at 3:30 p.m.

Baseball - Due to field conditions at MSK, today's 8th grade baseball game will be played at the high school.  Athletes should take their regular bus to KHS....game time is 3:30 p.m.

MSK Weekly Bulletin June 5-9

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s not too late to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

You may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

6th GRADE SOLAR CARS
On Wednesday May 31ST, sixth grade students from both the Cadillac and Katahdin teams ran the engines of their model solar cars to compete in MSK's annual Solar Car Race Event!  Light rain, overcast skies and the threat of showers forced the outdoor solar event indoors where MSK's gym became the six lane race track. The all day event produced many successful cars and we wish to thank all the parent volunteers, teachers and school staff who supported this event.  

Ribbons were awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places as well as Honorable Mention in four areas:  Speed, Technical Merit and Design. These students and their cars are invited to the State Finals, Saturday, June 3, held at Paris, Elementary School, South Paris, Maine. Good Luck and congratulations to all our competitors!!

JUNE DATES TO REMEMBER
  6 - 8th Gr Sea Dogs Game
  6 - 6th Gr Econobunk (Cadillac)
  7 – Late Start Wednesday - 9am start
  8 - 6th Gr Econobunk (Katahdin)
  8 – MSK PTG Mtg – 9 am in the cafe
13 - 8th grade to Sanford Regional Technical Center for
       "Techsplorations" 11:30-1:45 pm
14 - Late Start Wednesday (added to calendar) 9am start
19 - 8th Gr Ice Cream Social/Yearbook Distribution
20 - 8th Gr Boat Trip 8:00 am-1:50 pm
20 - Allagash Team Kids Teach at the Beach
21 - NOT A LATE START - The school day begins at 7:30 am
21 - Sebago Team Kids Teach at the Beach 8:45-11:30 then leave for
        Vacationland  Land Bowling - back to school by 1:45 pm
21 - Allagash Team-Community Caring Activity/Bowling Trip (no classes)
22 - 8th Grade Awards Assembly(school wide) 8:30 am
22 - 5th Grade Step Up Day (during assembly)
22 - 7th Grade Field Day (after assembly)
22 - 6th Grade Field Day (after assembly)
22 - 8th Grade Recognition Night - 7 pm in the MSK Gym
23 - Last day of school for students-½ day with 11:00 am dismissal

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Congratulations to the MSK bands and their director, Mrs. Ellis.  On Monday, more than 180 band members marched in the Memorial Day parades in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk. Then on Thursday evening, MSK hosted its Spring Band Concert. The concert included performances by the 8th grade concert band, 7th grade jazz band, 8th grade steel drums, 6th grade concert band, 8th grade jazz band and the 8th grade percussion group. The spectacular evening was capped off by an incredible performance by the combined 7th and 8th grade concert bands.

8TH GRADE SLIDE SHOW
We will present an 8th grade slide show after the awards ceremony on the morning of June 22nd and at the end of recognition night that same evening.  In the past we have asked for baby pictures of 8th grade students, HOWEVER, we are changing things up a little this year.  Instead of baby pictures, we are looking for photos (both individual and group shots) of 8th graders during their 3-years at MSK. If parents or students have any electronic photos to share, please send them to sheinbach@rsu21.net.  Sandy Heinbach is this year’s slide show advisor. 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. The last day of homework help for the 2016/2017 school year is Wednesday, June 14th

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. The last day for this program is Wednesday, June 14th.

DANCE CLUB
The last day of dance club for the year will be Tuesday, June 13th. This club meets in the cafetorium after school from 2:15-3:45 p.m.  Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

MSK Weekly Bulletin May 29 - June 2

MEMORIAL DAY - May 29
School is closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day, but our MSK band students will be marching in local parades.  We hope you can join us.  
Reminder: Band students meet Mrs. Ellis at 8:30 a.m. at Consolidated School with instruments.
The Kennebunkport parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and Kennebunk parade begins at 2:00 p.m.  

JOIN THE MSK TEAM IN THE KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K ON JUNE 4TH
It's not too late to sign up and be part of the MSK team consisting of students and staff to run/walk in the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K. The race is on Sunday, June 4th and starts at 9:30 am at 175 Port Road in Kennebunk. Students, faculty and their families can still join the team by bringing your registration form into school next Tuesday, May 30th. The discounted cost is $10. 

Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K Registration

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

Starting on Tuesday, May 23rd, you may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to the Lego Robotics Team, “Those Wile E. Coyote” who recently participated in the 2017 North American Open in Carlsbad, California. TheY placed 12th out of 80 teams (including 28 international teams) in the Robot competition. The team included MSK students Andrew Atwater, Samuel Marquis, Jacob Morris, Eamon McGlashan, Cole Binette, Nathaniel Cripps and Benjamin Marquis.

Congratulations to Kennebunk Twirler, Reyna O’Brien who, this past weekend, won the 2017 Maine State Juvenile Woman’s Solo Grand Championship. Good luck to Reyna and the Kennebunk Twirlers as they travel to Pennsylvania next week to compete in the Northeast Regional Championships.

The May edition of Boys’ Life, the magazine of the Boys Scouts of America, features an article on Kennebunk’s own Boy Scout Troop 304. The article entitled “The Lighthouse Keepers” is about the troops community service efforts at the Goat Island Lighthouse. Work on the island  includes handiwork and a general cleanup. Current MSK students in Troop 304 are Robin Gorham, Grady Seaward, Evan Smith, Liam Pritchard, Ethan Pritchard, Connor Patterson, Andrew Palmeri, Sam Gipson-Turley, Mitchell Stevens and Sean Horgan.

SPRING SPORTS:
The Spring sports schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

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!

All Chorus Night & TA Track Meet

Dear parents and guardians:

If your child is participating in the track meet at Thorton Academy on Wednesday, May 24th and also singing in the chorus concert later that evening, please note:

A bus will pick up chorus students from TA at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and transport them back to the middle school for a 6:00 p.m. pick up  time. This will allow those track athletes who are in chorus to get home in time to participate in the chorus concert. 

Please remember that All Chorus Night takes place at the high school not MSK. Students should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and meet Mrs. Mathews in the KHS gym. The concert begins at 7 p.m. 

Thank you!

MSK Team in the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K

MSK is forming a team consisting of students and staff to run/walk in the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K. The race is on Sunday, June 4th at 9:30 am and starts at 175 Port Road in Kennebunk. We will be supporting the Center for Seniors down in Lower Village by participating and also creating team spirit! We are encouraging students, faculty and their families to join our team. 

The cost is only $10.00 per person but you must register using a hard copy of the registration form and not register online, in order to be a part of the team and receive this discount. For your convenience, a copy of the registration form is attached or you can pick one up in the MSK office if you prefer.

All registration forms and money must be in by this Friday, May 26th. Maureen Fulford will hand deliver all MSK forms to Pat Schwebler down at the Senior Center that afternoon. 

Thank you for your support and let's hope that we have a great turnout and great weather for this event.

Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K Registration Form

MSK Weekly Bulletin May 22-26

LATE TO SCHOOL:
We want to remind parents and students that the school day begins at 7:30 a.m. on Mon, Tue, Thr & Fri and at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  Parents, if you drive your child to school, we ask that you get them here no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the day so they can go to their locker, report to their homeroom on time and don't miss the beginning of the school day. 

ANNUAL WORLD LANGUAGE “MARKET DAYS” ARE COMING 
(These will be bagged lunch days for all students at MSK!) Sign ups for lunch take place in each homeroom. If your child signed up to bring a lunch from home, please remind them on these days.

Our Foreign Language classes will be hosting Market Days: May 25th – Spanish;  May 26th – French and we are looking for parent volunteers and donations.  Please see the online sign up opportunities below.

Online Sign Up

Spanish 5/25
Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44 
Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

French 5/26
Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv 
Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru

MSK PTG
The MSK PTG would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the staff appreciation breakfast on Wednesday. Whether you baked, bought, or volunteered, your assistance was greatly appreciated! We couldn't have done it without everyone's help. Our wonderful staff seemed to really enjoy themselves, and we are glad that we were able to provide them with such a nice event. Thanks again!

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

Starting on Tuesday, May 23rd, you may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council will meet next Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 a.m.

KHS VPA’s Spring Meeting May 31
The high school Visual and Performing Arts Boosters' Spring meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm in the KHS Auditorium. Next year will be an exciting one at KHS when the new theater and art classrooms open. Join us to continue the great tradition of supporting the arts at KHS! All are welcome, with a special invitation to next year’s freshman parents.

SPRING SPORTS:
The Spring sports schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

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 Tulip Garden - May 19th

Tomorrow morning, all students and staff at MSK will gather together by the tulip garden in front of our school for our annual "stand against cancer."  This event will take place during our walking time beginning at 9:30 a.m.  It is a time to reflect on those special folks in our lives who are battling cancer, have survived cancer or have lost their battle with this terrible disease.

WE ENCOURAGE STUDENTS AND STAFF TO WEAR PINK OR PURPLE ON FRIDAY!

MSK Parent Check-In Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian of a Middle School of the Kennebunks student,

Below you will find our Parent Check-In Survey.

As part of the 2016-2021 District Strategic Plan, the district will utilize this survey to check in on various focus areas of the district. This same survey will be used for several years and will help the district analyze trends. 

Please note that this survey is specific to the Middle School of the Kennebunks. We are asking that all parents please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey prior to June 16.

Should you have any questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phil Potenziano at ppotenziano@rsu21.net.

Parent Check-In Survey

Sincerely,
Dr. Katie Hawes
Superintendent of Schools

MSK Weekly Bulletin May 15-19

MSK PTG
The MSK PTG is hosting the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17th, to show our thanks to the wonderful staff members of MSK. This breakfast would not be possible without the help of the fantastic parents of the children here at MSK. *Please note that this is a late start morning and the teachers will enjoy all this before our kids even arrive at school. 

We will need help on that day, as well as help with food donations. If you are able to assist in any way, we would really appreciate it!

1. Volunteers
            -set-up: Wednesday 5/18 at 6:30 am (6-8 people)
            -serving: 7:15-8:15 am (6-8 people)
            -clean-up: (6-8 people)---from about 8:15 until 9:00 am
Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you can help that morning.

2. Food and/or Monetary Donations:
All food donations can be dropped off Tuesday, May 17th between 7:30 and 4:00 in the office (there will be a cooler there), or between 6:30-7:15 am on Wednesday morning, May 18th.
To make this easier, we have listed suggested donation items by grade:

6th grade: Juice and Water (apple, cranberry, OJ, bottled water)
7th grade: Prepared fruit (washed and cut up) in large zip-top bags or disposable containers---each person can do just one or two types of fruit. We did this last year and were able to combine them all into a large bowl for a fantastic fruit salad!
8th grade: Baked Goods (Pastries, Muffins, Breads----Homemade or Store-bought).  Gluten-free options would also be appreciated!

Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to donate any of these items (and specifics of what you will be bringing, if possible).  This way we will know what we will have and what we might need.

We would also be happy to accept monetary donations, which may be dropped off at the office any time between now and May 17th. (Checks can be made out to MSK PTG.)  Your money will go toward rounding out the morning’s menu. Thank you for your help, and for your continued support of the PTG!

THE 2017 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS - BELLA ROSSBOROUGH
6th grader, Bella Rossborough, was one of the top two youth volunteers selected from Maine for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. She was formally recognized at a gala award ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History earlier this month. You can see a clip from Ella's interview here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5vPKx0wclw&feature=youtu.be

      CONGRATULATIONS BELLA!

SCHOLAR LEADER AWARDS DINNER
Two 8th graders, Kevin Finn and Lilly Schwartzman, were honored by the New England League of Middle Schools and the Maine Association for Middle Level Education as Scholar Leaders at an awards dinner on May 11th. This award recognizes 8th graders from throughout Maine who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding leadership. We congratulate Lilly and Kevin on receiving this award.

SPRING SPORTS:
The Spring sports schedules can be found on the middle school website:
http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

ANNUAL WORLD LANGUAGE “MARKET DAYS” ARE COMING
Our Foreign Language classes will be hosting Market Days: May 25th – Spanish;  May 26th – French and we are looking for parent volunteers and donations.  Please see the online sign up opportunities below.

Online Sign Up

Spanish 5/25
Food Donations - http://alturl.com/ggh44 
Market Volunteers - http://alturl.com/p8xu7

French 5/26
Food Donations - http://alturl.com/2oscv 
Market Volunteers - http://alturl.com/wprru

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

Starting on Tuesday, May 23rd, you may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

CELEBRATE EMS WEEK ON MAY 20th   
EMS Flyer 2017

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!

MEA Testing Friday, May 12th at MSK

Dear parents and guardians:

As a reminder, the MEA essay test, the final phase of the MEA’s, will take place this Friday, May 12th. Testing begins at 7:40 a.m. and it is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast and arrive to school on time. It is also important that students bring their iPads to school fully charged for testing AND BRING THEIR CHARGERS WITH THEM.