MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 20, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Oct 23 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Lowell Nat’l Park, MA
Oct 24 - “Annie” parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Chorus Room
Oct 27 - 7th/8th Grade Costume Dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. hosted by the PTG

7TH/8TH GRADE DANCE - OCT 27
The MSK PTG will be hosting the Costume Dance on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. We could use help that afternoon as we decorate the hallways and gym to get everyone in the spirit! If you have any time between 2:15 and 5:00, we'd love to have you volunteer. We also need help at the end of the dance to take everything down (which goes much more quickly), so if you are picking up your child and have a few minutes to lend us a hand, we would really appreciate it!
We are also asking for donations of cases of water for that night. If you would like to donate, please drop off the water in the front office anytime next week. Thank you so much! Connie Plaistaid and Denise Hammond

NICHOLAS STRIKES BACK ROAD RACE AND KIDS RUN - OCT 29TH
Please see the flyer below for more information regarding this race to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 
Road Race and Kids Run

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. 

8TH ANNUAL RAMS’ CUP
Our 6th Grade Language B classes (French and Spanish) will be hosting the 8th annual RAMS' Cup on Oct. 30th and 31st.  The soccer games will take place during their regular scheduled classes.
We are asking that each 6th grader bring in a slightly oversized white t-shirt by Monday, October 23 (if you haven’t already sent it in).  Students will be transforming these t-shirts into soccer jerseys representing their chosen country.
Merci / Gracias, Tad Williams

LIFE IS A CABARET, OLD CHUMS!!
Come hear the music play...at this year's Cabaret fundraiser benefitting the Class of 2018 Project Graduation. Besides the amazing entertainment provided by KHS students, this night includes the delicious food of the Nonantum and quality serving skills of senior students! Sure to be a fun night for all!! This wonderful night of food, fun, and fundraising will take place on Sunday, November 5th starting at 6:30pm (Social Hour) at the Nonantum Resort (7:30pm dinner & entertainment). Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an exceptional menu of hors d'oeuvres, soup, salad, entree, and a special "event only" dessert all prepared by the renowned Nonantum Chefs. Make your reservations today by calling Tim Ames directly at the Nonantum at 207-494-1266.    

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
Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. 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 next meeting, however, will be held on Wednesday, October 25th instead of Thursday. 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 beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
There is NO practice on Monday, Oct 23rd. 6th grade math team practice will resume on Monday, Oct 30th and continue 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
The 7th & 8th Grade math teams met for their first practice on Tuesday, October 10th with Mrs. McGlashan.  Practices for SMML math team will continue to meet every other Tuesdaythrough 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, a more intense and advanced math team experience, also began on Tuesday, October 10th, after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m.  MathCounts students will have a full practice every other Tuesday 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
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 Tuesdayafter 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) on the following dates: 10/25 & 11/1 . 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 mthomson@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: October 30th, November 13th, 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!