MSK Weekly Bulletin - September 29, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Oct 1 - Kieve Luggage Drop Off - 5:00-6:30 pm in the gym
Oct 2-5 - 7th Graders at Camp Kieve
Oct 3 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Major
Oct 3 - 6th Grade Movie Afternoon - 2:15-4:00 pm
Oct 16 - Picture Day (new date moved from the 10th)
 
MSK PTG
The Parent Teacher Group would like to thank everyone who helped with our Superwalk fundraiser last week---it was a big success! From what we heard and saw, students and staff had an enjoyable walk followed by a fun after-party on the back field (complete with music and frozen treats). On top of that, we raised $11,570 for MSK!! Thank you so much to everyone who donated money or their time to this worthwhile event---we couldn't have done it without you!! We really appreciate it. Connie Plaisted and Denise Hammond

RUN 4 THE FIGHT
On Saturday, October 21st, there will be a fun run on the Eastern Trail to support local families dealing with cancer.  Please see the flyer for details. 
Run 4 The Fight Poster

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!

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 8:00 a.m. We will be working in the tulip garden out front so bring your gardening gloves.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  

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: 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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
 


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!