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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session. Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops. If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.
Academic Homework Help 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 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!
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 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 email@example.com. All are welcome!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us. Stay tuned for dates. Advisors: Mrs. Grant (email@example.com) and Mrs. Thomson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com, and Ann Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org