MSK Weekly Bulletin - February 9, 2018

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for students and parents on Friday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm in the KHS gym. Middle School wrestling will start on Monday, February 12th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Young at styoung@rsu21.net.

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION
Thank you for your patience as we work to alleviate the morning drop off congestion. Please understand that the school driveway and Thompson Road were not made to handle the number of vehicles that come to MSK each morning. If an effort to ease traffic flow, we now have two drop off areas. These are:
1. The front driveway along the sidewalk of the main entrance (please pull as far forward as possible).
2. The middle school side parking lot behind the Dorothy Steven’s Center.  If you use the side lot, we ask that you drop your child off in the parking lot, not the driveway.  This will allow traffic to flow smoothly. Students need to use the crosswalk and enter through the glass hallway door when being dropped off at this location. 
At all times, please adhere to the posted speed limits and do not pass other vehicles in line.  Our number goal is to ensure the safety of students. 

Our school day begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. and students are expected to be in their homeroom at that time. 

GUNSTOCK SKI TRIP (SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH) PERMISSION SLIP ATTACHED
Attached is the “official” Gunstock Ski Trip permission Slip. Please print and complete this form and return it to Mr. Rodman no later than Monday February 12th. Hard copies are also available in the main office.
Gunstock Ski Permission Slip March 2018

SPIRIT WEEK IS NEXT WEEK: Feb 12 - Feb 16
Please remember the school code of conduct and school dress code apply during all spirit week activities. Students are expected to dress and behave appropriately.
Monday:     Pajama Day/Onesies
Tuesday:     Sports Day
Wednesday:     Decades Day
Thursday:     Meme/Character Day
Friday:     Color Day: Katahdin-Orange; Cadillac-Yellow; Allagash-Green; Sebago-Red; 8th Grade-Blue and White 

WINTER BAND CONCERT- FEB. 15th
The MIddle School of the Kennebunks Concert and Jazz Bands will have their Winter Concert on Thursday evening, February 15, 2018.  The concert will take place in the MSK Gym and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Students should plan on arriving for warm-ups by 6:30 p.m. and should dress nicely for their performance. * please no jeans, sweatpants or shorts

Boys: Dress pants, collared shirt or sweater - tie optional
Girls: Dress, skirt/blouse, dress pants/sweater

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION - New Meeting Date of Feb 12th
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Monday, Feb. 12th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about tryouts requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.

More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
The last day of Intramural Basketball is Tuesday, Feb 13th - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

CHROMEBOOKS
All Chromebooks (and chargers) are to remain in school during February break.  School is closed February 19-23 and will reopen on Monday, February 26th. 

MSK INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PARENT SURVEY
This year we are involved in a self study process evaluating our progress as an IB World School. As part of this process, we are interested in learning about your experiences with our school.  We appreciate your feedback as we reflect on our progress and consider how we can continue to develop our Middle Years Programme and enhance students' educational experience at MSK.  Click here to take the survey https://goo.gl/forms/rw6odLgZh8Qs3hKx2

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

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

Thursdays:
 NEW: IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. This club takes place on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Morning Drop Off Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Our school day begins at 7:30 a.m. and students are expected to be in their homeroom at that time. If you happen to be driving your child to school in the morning, please arrive between 7:00-7:25 a.m.  

In an effort to alleviate traffic flow issues, you may now drop off in one of two areas.  

  1. The front driveway along the sidewalk of the main entrance (please pull as far forward as possible).
  2. The middle school side parking lot behind the Dorothy Steven’s Center.  If you use the side lot, we ask that you drop your child off in the parking lot, not the driveway.  This will allow traffic to flow smoothly. Students need to use the crosswalk and enter through the glass hallway door when being dropped off at this location. 

At all times, please adhere to the posted speed limits and do not pass other vehicles in line.

Thank you,

Jeff Rodman, Principal

MSK Hold In Place - Feb. 5, 2018

Dear parents and guardians:

This morning, due to a medical emergency involving a student, the middle school initiated a "hold in place." The hold in place allowed first responders to come into the building without restriction and to protect the privacy and dignity of our student. This student was transported to the hospital and is doing well.

The hold in place lasted approximately 20 minutes and our students and staff responded appropriately and respectfully.

Sincerely,
Jeff Rodman
Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - February 2, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MSK STAFF MEMBER
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Computer Technician, Jae Allain who started at MSK last week. Ms. Allain will be responsible for IT support for students and staff at the middle school.  She can be reached at jallain@rsu21.net or by calling 467-8004.

Some fun facts about Ms. Allain: she has four chickens and two cats (Princess Gwendolyn and Young Master Thomas Brady Fortin.) Some of her non-technology hobbies include gardening, crafting, cooking, and snowboarding. She also volunteers at Sunday River.

Welcome to Middle School of the Kennebunks Ms. Allain!

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION
Our school day begins at 7:30 a.m…..students are expected to be in their homeroom at that time. If you happen to be driving your child to school in the morning, please arrive between 7:00-7:25 a.m.  In an effort to alleviate traffic flow issues, you may now drop off in one of two areas.  
1. The front driveway along the sidewalk of the main entrance (please pull as far forward as possible).
2. The middle school side parking lot behind the Dorothy Steven’s Center.  If you use the side lot, we ask that you drop your child off in the parking lot, not the driveway.  This will allow traffic to flow smoothly. Students need to use the crosswalk and enter through the glass hallway door when being dropped off at this location. 
At all times, please adhere to the posted speed limits and do not pass other vehicles in line.

GUNSTOCK SKI TRIP PERMISSION SLIP (Attachment)
Attached is the “official” Gunstock Ski Trip permission Slip. Please print and complete this form and return it to Mr. Rodman no later than Monday February 12th. Hard copies are also available in the main office. 
Gunstock Ski Permission Slip March 2018

GRIT - GRADE RECOVERY INTENSIVE TUTORING PROGRAM
This after school program will be starting up soon and is designed to support students who have not successfully completed their work at the end of the 2nd quarter. In lieu of a failing grade, this program requires students to successfully complete assignments, assessments, etc… under the watchful eye of MSK staff. Students have up to two weeks to successfully complete their work. If a student does not complete the program within the two weeks, they will receive a failing grade and will not be allowed to participate in after school activities.

SPAGHETTI & RAFFLE FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL BOY
Thursday February 8th, 5:00-7:00 pm at Kennebunkport Consolidated School

A Consolidated School Family Member, a young boy, Max, was diagnosed with cancer this past summer. He still attends school when he is feeling well and not in the hospital receiving treatment. 

Spaghetti Supper is $5pp, please pre-buy tickets at KCS in the office. (We will have tickets available to purchase at the door). Pre-buyers will be on a list, simply check-in at the door. 
All food generously donated from Alisson’s Restaurant and Bradbury Bros. Market. 

Thanks to the support and generosity of our community and surrounding communities  we are holding a RAFFLE FUNDRAISER with AMAZING GIFTS on our stage at KCS  during the Supper as well as ONE silent auction item! 
Raffle Tickets are $5ea. OR 5/$20.  All gifts are valued at a $100 minimum in value! 

All money raised will go to Max’s Family. 

If you are unable to attend but would like to help this family, monetary donations are being accepted. Checks should be written to KCS or RSU21 (memo:Max’s fundraiser) and dropped off or mailed to: Consolidated School, attn: Max’s Fundraiser, 25 School Street, Kennebunkport, ME. 04046 by February 9th. 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.

More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for students and parents on Friday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm in the KHS gym. Middle School wrestling will start on Monday, February 12th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Young at syoung@rsu21.net.

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
NEW: IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 26, 2018  

DROP OFF REMINDER
If you happen to be driving your student to school in the morning, please remember that drop off is in the front driveway along the sidewalk.  We are seeing an increased number of students being dropped off in the front parking lot.  When this happens, it not only prevents access to the parking spaces, but also creates a safety concern with students crossing the line of traffic.

2ND QUARTER REPORT CARDS
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool has reopened. To view and print your child’s report card via the parent portal, please follow these steps:

•   Log in to PowerSchool.
•   Select the student you would like to view.
•   In the left side navigation window, select the Online Report Card link for your student’s school (this is the fourth link down in the Navigation panel).
•   In the Reporting Term - select the Quarter for the report card you would like to view (Q1 =Quarter 1, Q2 = Quarter 2, etc.)  Please note that only grades for a completed quarter are available for viewing via the report card.
•   If you would like to print the report card, the best method is to select the printer icon toward the upper right corner of the page - this will remove the browser border windows and provide for better printing.
•   Depending on your computer, printer and paper size - you may need to set your page to print in Landscape mode (instead of Portrait) for better results.

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

UPDATED MSK DATES TO REMEMBER

MSK SKI TRIP TO GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN
The middle school is sponsoring a ski trip for MSK students on Sunday, March 4th to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford New Hampshire. Please see the attached flyer with information on how to sign up. New for 2018. Cross Country skiing will be an option for students.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you like free pizza and movies? Tickets are going to be sold for a raffle in the MSK lobby from January 22 until February 2 for Lauren Poulin’s IB Community Service Project. You could win a $50-50 Local gift certificate, a $20-Kennebunk House of Pizza gift card, a $25-Squaretoe’s gift certificate, or a Smitty’s Cinema gift bag. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10. All money goes to supporting the education of girls in Guatemala.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

2018 SUNDAY FUTSAL CLINIC
Develop foot skills and have fun playing Futsal with the high school Varsity Soccer Coaches - Greg & Shannon Cavanaugh. The clinic will run on Sundays beginning on January 28 and will run through February 25right here at MSK. For more information and to register for the clinic, please go to www.cavanaughcoastalcoaching.com/futsal-clinics.html

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.

More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

KENNEBUNK LACROSSE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
See attached flyer - Kenn LAX Registration 2018

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 2nd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
There will be a brief Civil Rights Team meeting in Mrs. McGlashan's room on Wednesday, Jan 31st before block 1.  All students who have attended in the past or are interested in the Civil Rights Team, please attend! This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year.   For questions contact advisor: Jae Allain at jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 19, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE CAST AND CREW OF ANNIE
Last night’s performance of MSK’s musical “Annie” was spectacular and we want to thank all of our cast, crew, managers, directors, volunteers and parents for all of their hard work and support in making this happen. If you missed last night’s show, don’t worry, you have two more opportunities to see it. Tonight, Friday-Jan 19th at 7pm and Saturday-Jan 20th at 2pm. The cost is $7 and you can purchase tickets at the door.

MSK SKI TRIP TO GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN
The middle school is sponsoring a ski trip for MSK students on Sunday, March 4th to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford New Hampshire. Please see the flyer with information on how to sign up: MSK Ski Trip to Gunstock Mountain

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you like free pizza and movies? Tickets are going to be sold for a raffle in the MSK lobby from January 22 until February 2 for Lauren Poulin’s IB Community Service Project. You could win a $50-50 Local gift certificate, a $20-Kennebunk House of Pizza gift card, a $25-Squaretoe’s gift certificate, or a Smitty’s Cinema gift bag. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10. All money goes to supporting the education of girls in Guatemala.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE 
Monday 1/22
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Biddeford 4:00/5:00
7/8 Girls Away Game vs. Biddeford 4:00/5:00
Tuesday 1/23
7th Boys & Girls Home Game vs. St. James 4:00/5:00
No 8th Grade Practice
Wednesday 1/24
7/8 Boys Away Game vs. Noble 3:30/4:30
7/8 Girls Home Game vs. Noble 3:30/4:30

Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 1/23 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/25 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

2018 SUNDAY FUTSAL CLINIC
Develop foot skills and have fun playing Futsal with the high school Varsity Soccer Coaches - Greg & Shannon Cavanaugh. The clinic will run on Sundays beginning on January 28 and will run through February 25 right here at MSK. For more information and to register for the clinic, please go to www.cavanaughcoastalcoaching.com/futsal-clinics.html

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.
More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 2nd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

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

Tuesdays:

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

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

Wednesdays:

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net
YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

MSK Musical - Annie - January 18, 19 and 20

MIDDLE SCHOOL OF THE KENNEBUNKS PRESENTS "ANNIE"

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. in the MSK cafeteria tonight, Jan. 18 & Friday night, Jan. 19---as well as a matinee performance on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door, or ahead of time at the MSK front office.

MSK music teacher Karen Mathews is once again serving as music director and producer, and retired York High School band director George Perkins is the artistic director. 

Please see the flyer for more details: Annie Musical Poster 2018

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 12, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Jan 15 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 18,19 & 20 - MSK Musical “Annie” - Tickets are $7.00
Jan 26 - 7/8 Dance - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - $5.00 Admission


UPDATED DATES TO REMEMBER
Our current list of important dates can be found on the Middle School website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/. We are also attaching an updated list here for your convenience. Dates to Remember UPDATED 1-12-18.pdf  Please be sure to check the website often to stay current on what’s happening at MSK.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you like free pizza and movies? Tickets are going to be sold for a raffle in the MSK lobby from January 22 until February 2 for Lauren Poulin’s IB Community Service Project. You could win a $50-50 Local gift certificate, a $20-Kennebunk House of Pizza gift card, a $25-Squaretoe’s gift certificate, or a Smitty’s Cinema gift bag. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10. All money goes to supporting the education of girls in Guatemala.

LUNCH MENU SWITCH
Please be aware that lunch menus for next Tuesday (1/16) and Thursday (1/18) will be switched. Tuesday will be BBQ Chicken with a Biscuit and Thursday will be Chicken Fried Rice. 

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.
More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE

Monday 1/15
NO SCHOOL - No Practices
Tuesday 1/16
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Saco - 4:00pm/5:00pm
7/8 Girls Away Game vs. Saco - 4:00pm/5:00pm
Wednesday 1/17
7th Boys & Girls Home Game vs. St. James - 4:00pm (Boys)/5:00pm (Girls)
No 8th Grade Practices
Thursday 1/18
8th Boys & Girls Home vs. Wells - 3:30pm (Boys)/4:30pm (Girls)
No 7th Grade Practices
Friday 1/19
7/8 Boys Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls Practice 3:45-5:15

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 1/16 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/18 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/23 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/25 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

KENNEBUNK-KENNEBUNKPORT LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION
Please see the attached for information regarding registration. KKLL Registration Information 2018.pdf 

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us
Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return at approximately 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant
 
Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return at approximately 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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


MSK CLUBS - 2nd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

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

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

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

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Future dates are Jan 17th and Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

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

MSK PTG Meeting Thursday Morning 1/11/18

Dear parents and guardians:

This is a reminder that there is a PTG meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning, Thursday January 11th, at 9:00 a.m. in the cafe.  We hope you can make it!

In addition to our regular monthly meeting,  IB Coordinators Polly Meinders and Nate Bean will be discussing the IB self-study evaluation of MSK which will be occurring this year. A brief summary is below. They will also be discussing how parents can be involved in this evaluation. Please join us tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. if you are interested in finding out more about this important process!

Every five years IB schools are required to conduct a self study process. The purpose of the self study is to have members of the school community reflect on our progress as an IB World School.

This is an opportunity to share the evaluation process overview and how parents can be involved. Thank you!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 5, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Jan 8 - 7th Grade Parent Mtg 6:00 p.m. in the Library
Jan 11 - MSK PTG Mtg at 9:00 a.m.
Jan 18, 19 & 20 - MSK Musical “Annie”
Jan 26 - 7/8 Dance - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

LOST AND FOUND

It’s not too late to look in our lost and found to see if anything belongs to you. We still have a MULTITUDE of items that students have left behind. We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure the check any time you come into school.

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE

Rehearsals take place every day after school and are extended until 6:00 p.m. in order to provide enough time to get through the entire show.  ALL CAST MEMBERS need to be all ALL REHEARSALS and have rides home as the late bus is not available at that time.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE

Monday 1/8
8th Grade Boys & Girls - Home vs. Sanford (Boys - 3:30/Girls - 4:30)
No 7th Grade Boys or Girls Practice

Tuesday 1/9
7/8 Girls Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys Practice 3:45-5:15

Wednesday 1/10
7/8 Girls Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys Practice 3:45-5:15

Thursday 1/11
7/8 Girls Home vs. Massabesic (3:30/4:30)
7/8 Boys Away vs. Massabesic (3:30/4:30)

Friday 1/12
7/8 Girls Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys Practice 3:45-5:15

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym.

Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:

Tuesday 1/16 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/18 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 1/23 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/25 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES

For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return at approximately 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant

Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return at approximately 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP

Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

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

CLYNK

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

MSK CLUBS - 2nd QTR

A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO

This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

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

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)

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

OUTING CLUB

There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

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

STUDENT COUNCIL

All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Future dates are Jan 17th and Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net

YEARBOOK CLUB

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

7th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Meeting

Dear 7th Grade Parents and Guardians:

There will be a Parent Information Night for the 7th Grade Human Growth and Development Unit (formerly called the Sex Ed Unit) on Monday, January 8th starting at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the MSK Library and will consist of an introduction to the course materials and a question and answer session. Please email Mr. MacLeod at amacleod@rsu21.net or Mr. Costello at ncostello@rsu21.net with any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 21, 2017

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE HOLIDAY BREAK WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

DON’T FORGET:
Dec 21 – ½ day (11:00 am dismissal) - Bagged lunches are available to those students who request one. NO LATE BUSES WILL BE RUNNING AND ALL STUDENTS MUST GO HOME AT THE 11:00 AM DISMISSAL TIME
Dec 22-Jan 1 – NO School - Vacation
Jan 2 - School Reopens

ALL CHROMEBOOKS ARE TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK

MATH TEAM NEWS
6th Grade - The MSK 6th grade math team competed in their first meet of the year on Tuesday, December 19th.  With 30 schools participating, the MSK team placed first.  Individually, Trevor Williams took first place and David Rush earned 2nd. Congratulations to all team members: Oliver Boxall, Turner Fadiman, Sophia Grassi, Sam Harris, Isaac Kahn, Ambrose Maynes, Jack Mulligan, Xander Pettis, David Rush, Oliver White, Trevor Williams

7th Grade - The 7th grade math team placed 1st out of twenty-five teams at the Southern Maine Math League competition on Wednesday, December 19th.  Eamon McGlashan placed 3rd individually. Congratulations to all team members: James DiGovanni, Maya Flores, Tori Ladd, Noah Manning, Eamon McGlashan and Sam Marquis.  Seventh graders Hayden Furber, Emma Hussey, and Morris McCall competed as an alternate team. 

8th Grade - The 8th grade math team placed 4th out of twenty-four teams.  Sofie Dumas placed 5th individually. Congratulations to all team members: Ella Boxall, Sofie Dumas, Sophia Esch, Ivy Hammer-Gumbrell and Alexandra Verna.  

LOST AND FOUND
We have a MULTITUDE of lost items in our lost and found that students have left behind.  For the next few weeks until break, we will display these items in the MSK lobby so you can take a look to see if anything belongs to you.  There are shoes, boots, coats, sweatshirts and much more.  We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure the check any time you come into school.

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE
Rehearsals will be extended until 6:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 2nd in order to provide enough time to get through the entire show.   ALL CAST MEMBERS need to be all ALL REHEARSALS and have rides home as the late bus is not available at that time. 

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, January 2nd
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
8 Girls - 3:45-5:15      (No 7th Grade Girls Practice)
Wednesday, January 3rd
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls 3:45-5:15
Thursday, January 4th
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls 3:45-5:15
Friday, January 5th
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls 3:45-5:15

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return at approximately 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant
 
Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return at approximately 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 2nd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

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

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

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

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Future dates are Jan 17th and Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

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

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 15, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Dec 18-20 - NO HOMEWORK HELP AFTER SCHOOL ALL WEEK
Dec 20 – Late Start Wednesday
Dec 21 – ½ day (11:00 am dismissal) - Bagged lunches are available to those students who request one.
22-Jan 1 – NO School - Vacation 

ALL CHROMEBOOKS ARE TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK
Please be sure your child leaves his/her chromebook in school with the charger beginning on Tuesday, December 19th.

BAGGED LUNCHES AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21ST
Since Thursday, December 21st is a ½ day with dismissal at 11:00 a.m., we will be offering bagged lunches from the cafetorium for any student who wants one.

THE MAINE FIRST LEGO LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON DECEMBER 9TH
Congratulations to our two lego teams who participated and won at the state championships on Saturday, December 9th.

The team, “Water Those?” earned the Maine State Championship and an invitation to the First LEGO League World Festival of Champions, representing the State of Maine. Good luck at the World Festival in April against teams from 80 countries.Team members are: Andrew Atwater, Cole Binette, Maya Flores, Sophie Ferrick, Cassandra Mackenzie, Eamon McGlashan, Jacob Morris and Samuel Marques. 

The team, “Hydro Llamas” won first place in project presentation. Team member are: Seamus Faherty, Jamie Harrington, Issac Kahn, Erin McNeilly, Ian Morrison and Lily Downing (4th grade).

LOST AND FOUND
We have a MULTITUDE of lost items in our lost and found that students have left behind.  For the next few weeks until break, we will display these items in the MSK lobby so you can take a look to see if anything belongs to you.  There are shoes, boots, coats, sweatshirts and much more.  We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure the check any time you come into school.

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE - Dec 18-20
Full cast all three days (Mon-Wed) NO REHEARSAL ON THURSDAY, Dec 21st

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE - Dec 18-20
Monday 12/18
7/8 Girls Away Game vs. Marshwood 3:45pm/4:45pm
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Marshwood 3:45pm/4:45pm
Tuesday 12/19
7/8 Girls Home Game vs. Saco 4:00pm/5:00pm
7/8 Boys Away Game vs. Saco 4:00pm/5:00pm
Wednesday 12/20
7/8 Girls Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys Practice 3:45-5:15

NO GAMES/PRACTICES ON THURSDAY, DEC 21ST

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

MSK IB WORLD SCHOOL UPDATE
Programme Highlight: Community Project ~ This is our fourth year of implementing the Community Project with all of our 8th graders. Eighth grade teachers will support students in completing over 85 projects this year.  Topics range from animal shelters, food insecurity, recreation and wellness opportunities, to hurricane relief, veteran support, and tutoring.  8th graders will present their projects at a school wide exhibition on May 16, 2018.

SEBAGO TEAM HOLIDAY PROJECT
The Sebago Team is pledging to make the holidays special for teens and adults who need a warm blanket this year.  With your help students are planning to make polar fleece blankets. What they need from our parents and the community is 3 yards of polar fleece material or a small donation of funds to purchase the material. Help us make this a warm and appy holiday for those in need. Please contact mhebert@rsu21.net or cdalton@rsu21 for more information.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return at approximately 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant
 
Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return at approximately 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
THERE IS NO HOMEWORK HELP AFTER SCHOOL NEXT WEEK DEC 18 - 20...Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 1ST QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
NO CODING CLUB ON THURSDAY, DEC 21ST. This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

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

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

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Future dates are Jan 17th and Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

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

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)

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

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

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

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 8, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Dec 13 – Late Start Wednesday
Dec 14 - MSK PTG Mtg - 9:00 am
Dec 20 – Late Start Wednesday
Dec 21 – ½ day (11:00 am dismissal) - Bagged lunches will be available to those students who request one.
22-Jan 1 – NO School - Vacation Week

LOST AND FOUND
We have a MULTITUDE of lost items in our lost and found that students have left behind.  For the next few weeks until break, we will display these items in the MSK lobby so you can take a look to see if anything belongs to you.  There are shoes, boots, coats, sweatshirts and much more.  We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure the check any time you come into school.

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE - Dec 11-15
Monday - Run Act 1
Tuesday - Choreograph - "I Don't Need Anything But You" - Servants, Warbucks,                         Annie, Grace, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Annette, Cecille
Wednesday -  Finish running Act 1 - Start Act 2
Thursday - Choreograph - "You Won't Be an Orphan For Long" - Mrs. Pugh, Annette,                       Drake, Grace, Cecille, Warbucks, Annie, Mrs. Greer
Friday - Finish Act 2

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE - Dec 11-20
Monday 12/11
7 Boys & Girls Away Game vs TAMS 4:00pm/5:00pm
8 Boys & Girls Home Game vs. NOBLE 3:30pm/4:30pm
Tuesday 12/12
7/8 Boys Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls Practice 3:45-5:15
Wednesday 12/13
7/8 Girls Home Game vs. Biddeford 4:00pm/5:00pm
7/8 Boys Away Game vs. Biddeford 4:00pm/5:00pm
Thursday 12/14
7/8 Boys Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls Practice 3:45-5:15
Friday 12/15
No Practice
Monday 12/18
7/8 Girls Away Game vs. Marshwood 3:45pm/4:45pm
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Marshwood 3:45pm/4:45pm
Tuesday 12/19
7/8 Girls Home Game vs. Saco 4:00pm/5:00pm
7/8 Boys Away Game vs. Saco 4:00pm/5:00pm
Wednesday 12/20
7/8 Girls Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys Practice 3:45-5:15

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

MSK IB WORLD SCHOOL UPDATE
Since 2008, MSK has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, implementing the IB MIddle Years Programme (MYP) for all students in grades 6-8. During that time, we have made changes in how we plan, teach, and learn.

This year we are involved in a self study of our program. Every five years IB schools are required to conduct this review. The purpose of the self study and accompanying evaluation visit is to reflect on our progress as an IB World School in order to improve the program for our students and community

So far this year, teachers have been working on writing and refining their MYP units and coordinating subject group overviews. During the winter of 2018, we will conduct a parent survey to ask for feedback on MSK’s implementation of the IB MYP program.  Additionally MSK’s IB coordinators will attend the PTG meeting on January 11, 2018 to hear feedback and answer questions about the program and self study.  Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to your input throughout this process.

SEBAGO TEAM HOLIDAY PROJECT
The Sebago Team is pledging to make the holidays special for teens and adults who need a warm blanket this year.  With your help students are planning to make polar fleece blankets. What they need from our parents and the community is 3 yards of polar fleece material or a small donation of funds to purchase the material. Help us make this a warm and appy holiday for those in need. Please contact mhebert@rsu21.net or cdalton@rsu21 for more information.

PRELUDE ACTIVITIES
Make your own gingerbread house on Saturday, Dec. 9
KENNEBUNKPORT — An annual tradition in the Kennebunks, Prelude's gingerbread-house making party will be held from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Nonantum Resort. Admission is $3 and includes graham crackers, frosting and all the fixin's needed to make a festive candy house. The event is organized and run by the York County Coast Star and the Chamber of Commerce, and this year all proceeds will benefit the Chamber's Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. For reservations, call 967-4050.

KHS WINTER CONCERT - DECEMBER 11 AT 7PM
The Kennebunk High School Music Department is gearing up for their first concert in the new theater at the high school.  At 7PM on Dec. 11, the KHS Band, Choir, and Kenne-funk Jazz Band will perform an evening of exciting music and holiday classics in their winter program entitled "Stars I Shall Find."  The concert is free and open to the public.  A cookie and cocoa reception will conclude the evening in the KHS cafeteria.  

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - December Holiday Shopping at Maine Mall
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12
WHERE: Maine Mall - Portland, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 6:00 pm & will return approx 9:00 pm
COST: $9/participant
 
Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return at approximately 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant
 
Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return at approximately 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 1ST QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

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

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

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

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

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

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

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)

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

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

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

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 1, 2017

UPDATED DATES TO REMEMBER: Dates to Remember UPDATED 12-1-2017

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE - Dec 4-8
Monday - Run all of Act 2 - ENTIRE CAST - with music and dance
Tuesday - Choreography -   Finish “NYC” - “Hard Knock Life” - Reprise
Wednesday - Choreography - “New Deal For Christmas” - We need servants
Thursday - Finish Running Act 2 with music and dance - ENTIRE CAST
Friday - Music Rehearsal - ENTIRE CAST

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE - Dec 4-8
Monday 12/4
7/8 Girls Away Game @ Massabesic 3:30/4:30
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Massabesic 3:30/4:30
Tuesday 12/5
7th Boys and Girls 2:15-3:45
8th Boys and Girls 3:45-5:15
Wednesday 12/6
7/8 Girls Home Game vs. Shapleigh MS 3:30/4:30
7/8 Boys Away Game @ Shapleigh MS (Kittery) 3:30/4:30
Thursday 12/7
7/8 Girls 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys 3:45-5:15
Friday 12/8
7/8 Girls 2:15-3:45
7/8 Boys 3:45-5:15

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

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

SEBAGO TEAM HOLIDAY PROJECT
The Sebago Team is pledging to make the holidays special for teens and adults who need a warm blanket this year.  With your help students are planning to make polar fleece blankets. What they need from our parents and the community is 3 yards of polar fleece material or a small donation of funds to purchase the material. Help us make this a warm and appy holiday for those in need. Please contact mhebert@rsu21.net or cdalton@rsu21 for more information.

PRELUDE ACTIVITIES

Free Prelude skate party is Thursday, Dec. 7
KENNEBUNK — Come on out for the third annual Prelude Family Skate Party from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Waterhouse Center. Sponsored by Port Inn Kennebunk and HMSHost, and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the York County Coast Star, the night will feature a free hot cocoa bar with all the fixin's, plus holiday tunes. The Waterhouse Center is an open-air skate center in downtown Kennebunk, and all skaters must bring their own equipment. For information, call the Chamber at 967-0857 or visit www.gokennebunks.com.

Make your own gingerbread house on Saturday, Dec. 9
KENNEBUNKPORT — An annual tradition in the Kennebunks, Prelude's gingerbread-house making party will be held from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Nonantum Resort. Admission is $3 and includes graham crackers, frosting and all the fixin's needed to make a festive candy house. The event is organized and run by the York County Coast Star and the Chamber of Commerce, and this year all proceeds will benefit the Chamber's Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. For reservations, call 967-4050.

KHS WINTER CONCERT - DECEMBER 11 AT 7PM
The Kennebunk High School Music Department is gearing up for their first concert in the new theater at the high school.  At 7PM on Dec. 11, the KHS Band, Choir, and Kenne-funk Jazz Band will perform an evening of exciting music and holiday classics in their winter program entitled "Stars I Shall Find."  The concert is free and open to the public.  A cookie and cocoa reception will conclude the evening in the KHS cafeteria.  

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - December Holiday Shopping at Maine Mall
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12
WHERE: Maine Mall - Portland, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 6:00 pm & will return approx 9:00 pm
COST: $9/participant
 
Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return approx 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant
 
Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

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

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 1ST QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. and is offered to all students in grades 6-8. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

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

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

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

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

Picture Retakes at MSK on Friday

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This is a reminder that picture retakes at MSK will happen tomorrow morning, Friday, December 1st. 

If your child did not have their photo taken previously, there are order forms available in the office or you can order pictures on line at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID #LG387053Q1.

If your child had photos taken but are unhappy with the result, the entire photo package must be returned at the time of sitting for the new picture.

Also, please remember that whether you purchase pictures or not, we ask that all students be photographed.  This picture is used for their school ID and in the yearbook.

Thank you!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 17, 2017

A reminder that school is closed Wednesday-Friday next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We wish you and your family a happy and safe break.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Nov 20&21 - NO Homework Help (Mon & Tues)
Nov 22-24 (Wed, Thurs & Fri) - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1 - Picture Retakes

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE
Monday - Block Act II, Scenes 4, 5 and 6
Tuesday - Choreography for Servants and "Easy Street"
Wed-Fri - NO PRACTICE/School is Closed

BASKETBALL
The schedule for 11/20 &11/21 is as follows:
7th & 8th Grade Girls - 2:15-3:45 Monday & Tuesday
7th & 8th Grade Boys - 3:45-5:15 Monday & Tuesday

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

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

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

HOMEWORK HELP
NO homework help on Monday and Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21.  Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 1ST QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club will resume on November 29th. It takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. and is offered to all students in grades 6-8. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

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

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

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

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!