MSK Weekly Bulletin - September 23, 2016


7th grade parents and guardians, please remember that the Kieve payment of $75 (checks made payable to MSK) should be sent to school by next Friday, 9/30.  If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact your child’s advisor.
Luggage and Medication Drop-Off is Sunday, October 2nd–in the MSK gym from 10 am – Noon – Please note change in time.  It is important that the nurse receives all medications in the original bottle/container and no later than Sunday.
Departing for Kieve:  students should arrive at school on Monday, October 3rd at the regular time of 7:30 a.m. and busses will transport them to Kieve.
Returning to MSK:  On Thursday, Oct. 6th, students can either be picked up at Camp Kieve by a parent (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) or take the bus back to MSK for pick between 2:30 – 3:00 pm.  Students are expected to have a ride home from MSK by 3 pm as late busses are not an option because of the amount of gear each child has.
What to Bring:
-- Pillow and Sleeping Bag (or 3 blankets)
-- Clothing appropriate for the season and 3 nights.
-- Closed toe shoes, no sandals, and plenty of socks.
-- Rain gear and cold weather gear (gloves, hats, scarves, and coats)
-- Personal items: toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, chap stick, sunscreen, bug repellent, etc.
-- Towel
-- Miscellaneous: water bottle, flashlight.  NO PHONES.
**PLEASE DO NOT Send/Pack any type of food – as it can attract unwanted guests!!!!!! **


We still have quite a few fall athletes without the proper paper work filled out to participate in MSK athletics. Please be sure to fill out the information on Rank One so that your student athlete will be eligible to participate this year. We encourage you to fill out the forms now even if your child doesn’t play a fall sport. The following link will take you to the Rank One site that will give you the directions on what to fill out and how to fill out the form. If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste this into the address bar

Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

Academic Homework Help began on Monday, September 19th and takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

The annual 8th Grade Bike Trip is scheduled for next Tuesday, September 27th -that's next week!  To volunteer, please sign up at the bike trip website or by sending an email to Luke Howell -
Don't forget, the potluck dinner follows the ride. Cyclists and families will enjoy a meal together in our cafeteria.  We are asking families to contribute a dessert, main dish or salad to this event. Details are included on the permission slip that was sent home.

Student athletes who have severe allergies must have an epipen (provided by a parent) with them at all practices/games and should talk with their coach about their allergies and location of their epipen.

Head lice is a common communicable condition among children.  Please screen your children regularly and treat as directed by your physician.  If you have any questions on how to check for head lice, please call Donna D’Iorio at 467-9003.

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.

Our 1st dance is scheduled for September 30th. Dances take place from 7pm-9pm and are open to all 7th and 8th graders.  The cost is $5.00 -- refreshments will be available for purchase.

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

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

The first Student Council meeting will be on our next late start Wednesday, September 28th at 8:00 am. Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Thompson

The Girl Talk group had their first meeting of the school year on Sept 21st. This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. Girl Talk Chapters are led by high school girls who serve as mentors to help young teenage girls build self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Girl Talk is designed to reach ALL middle school girls! KHS/MSK is one of many chapters! Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at

Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:

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