MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 22, 2019

Keith McClelland Fund Auditions - April 6th. Please see the attached flyer.


University of New England Brain Fair - April 5th. Please see the attached flyer.


8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner Rescheduled:

8th grade parents: Our apologies for changing this date multiple times, but between the Pertussis issue back in November and MEA testing this spring, the date for the rescheduled  8th grade "Thanksgiving Dinner" is finally set. The new date is May 29th. Please stay tuned for more details and requests for baked good as we get closer to the date. We thank you for your understanding as we try to find a day that works for everyone for this important community event.


MSK Yearbook:

It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out! The 2018-2019 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00.  To order your yearbook simply click here.  When placing your order, it would be helpful if you included your child’s homeroom teacher.  Order soon! The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!! If you have any questions, please contact yearbook advisors:  Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  or Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net    


7th & 8th Grade Dance hosted by the Acadia Team:

Friday, March 29,  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $5.00 and snacks and beverages are available for purchase.


Chamber Choir Auditions:

Chamber Choir auditions will be held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 27.  Interested students can get an audition packet from Mrs. Mathews.


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

Emily Mains is raising awareness for blood drives in York county. Please see this link for a blood drive near you. Please support the American Red Cross and consider donating blood.

Tech For Tanzania:

For her community service project, Kylie Parsons is collecting old technology.  It will be sent and used in a health center in an underprivileged village in Tanzania.  She is collecting outdated cell phones, tablets, and laptops. A collection box is in the office.

Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an upcoming instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.

Socks for Biddeford Refugee Project:

Sarah Cameron is collecting new socks for the Biddeford Refugee Project for her community service project.  There will be a collection box for new socks located outside of the main office in the lobby.

Maine Cancer Foundation:

Brady Lemieux, Max Madore, and Jordan Kellis are raising money for the Maine Cancer Foundation.  You can donate to this important cause by purchasing a Lavender Ribbon in the name of someone affected by cancer. Ribbons can be purchased for $2.00 and will be displayed in the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


CLYNK -

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. 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. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!


MSK CLUBS

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


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next student council meeting dates are: Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 a.m. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.



MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 15, 2019

Please see the attached flyer regarding the Keith McClelland Fund.


MSK Yearbook:

Dear Parents and Guardians: It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out! The 2018-2019 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00.  To order your yearbook simply click here.  When placing your order, it would be helpful if you included your child’s homeroom teacher.  Order soon! The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!! If you have any questions, please contact yearbook advisors:  Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  or Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net    


7th & 8th Grade Dance hosted by the Acadia Team:

Friday, March 29 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $5.00 and snacks and beverages are available for purchase.


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

Emily Mains is raising awareness for blood drives in York county. Please see this link for a blood drive near you. Please support the American Red Cross and consider donating blood.

Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

Ayden Caston, Nicco Valentino, and Will Watkinson will be collecting new and gently-used board and card games to donate to a homeless shelter as part of their community service project.  Donation boxes will be located in the lobby and 8th grade wing.

Tech For Tanzania:

For her community service project, Kylie Parsons is collecting old technology.  It will be sent and used in a health center in an underprivileged village in Tanzania.  She is collecting outdated cell phones, tablets, and laptops. A collection box is in the office.

Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an upcoming instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


CLYNK -

The 8th Annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge continues through March 22.  Please turn your Clynk bags in before March 22nd and help us earn extra funds. We will continue to collect Clynk for the remainder of the year, but during this challenge period, we get an extra percentage.

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. 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. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!


MSK CLUBS

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


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next student council meeting dates are: Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 a.m. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.



MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 8, 2019

Please see the attached flyer regarding the Keith McClelland Fund.


MSK Wrestling Team:

The MSK Wrestling Team will practice from 4:30-6:30 pm in the MSK gym.  Students who plan to attend the practice are expected to go home after school and return at 4:30 unless the student has made prior arrangements to stay with a specific teacher.


MSK Swim Team:

The Swim Team began on Monday, February 25. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2 pm for practice and returns at 4pm for the late buses and parent pickup.  The schedule and swim information is posted in each hallway.  If you have questions, please contact Coach Kugler (jkugler@rsu21.net) or Coach Hebert (merryhebert@gmail.com).  


7th & 8th Grade Dance hosted by the Acadia Team:

Friday, March 29 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $5.00 and snacks and beverages are

available for purchase.


8th Grade NAEP Make-ups: Monday March 11, 2019 for those who were absent.


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

Emily Mains is raising awareness for blood drives in York county. Please see this link for a blood drive near you. Please support the American Red Cross and consider donating blood.


Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

Ayden Caston, Nicco Valentino, and Will Watkinson will be collecting new and gently-used board and card games to donate to a homeless shelter as part of their community service project.  Donation boxes will be located in the lobby and 8th grade wing.


Tech For Tanzania:

For her community service project, Kylie Parsons is collecting old technology.  It will be sent and used in a health center in an underprivileged village in Tanzania.  She is collecting outdated cell phones, tablets, and laptops. A collection box is in the office.


Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an upcoming instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.



MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building.


An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net


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.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.


CLYNK -

The 8th Annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge continues through March 22.  Please turn your Clynk bags in before March 22nd and help us earn extra funds. We will continue to collect Clynk for the remainder of the year, but during this challenge period, we get an extra percentage.

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

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


INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL

Intramural volleyball started on Monday, February 25th and will be held Monday through

Thursday from 2:15-3:45. Anyone interested should sign up outside of Mr. Taylor's room, Mr. MacLeod's room, or Mr. Hemond's room.


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. Stay tuned for meeting dates. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  


Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

This spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip.


The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.


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 - Friday, February 15, 2019

HAPPY VACATION WEEK!

There is no school Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22 for February break.


6th Grade Math Team:

There will be no 6th grade math team on Monday, February 25.  Practice will resume on Monday, March 4.


8th Grade

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 Grade 8 Parent Information Evening 6:30 PM at KHS


Spirit Week:

Spirit week ended on February 15.  The door decorating contests were won by Mrs. Blatt’s Homeroom in 6th grade, Mr. Costello’s Homeroom in 7th grade, and Mr. Roddy’s Homeroom in 8th grade.  Congratulations!


NAEP:

The Middle School of the Kennebunks has been selected to participate in The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on March 7.  “The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only assessment that measures what U.S. students know and can do in various subjects across the nation, states, and in some urban districts.”  It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education.”  

NAEP has randomly selected approximately 100 of our 8th grade students to take the assessment.  The week of February 25 students who have been selected will be notified by letter via email, or USPS, if email is unavailable.  If you have any questions regarding the assessment please contact Brian Grant at bgrant@rsu21.net or by calling 467-9033.


MSK Wrestling Team:

The MSK Wrestling Team will begin practice on Monday, February 11 from 4:30-6:30pm in the MSK gym.  Students who plan to attend the practice are expected to go home after school and return at 4:30 unless the student has made prior arrangements to stay with a specific teacher.


MSK Swim Team:

Swim Team begins on Monday, February 25. Monday’s practice is a tryout and will be for new swimmers only.  The swim bus will leave MSK at 2 pm and return at 4pm for the late buses and parent pickup.  Tuesday practice is for all swimmers. The schedule and swim information is posted in each hallway.  The gear store is currently open for team shirts sweatshirts, so get your order in by Wednesday, February 27 customink.com.  If you have questions, please contact Coach Kugler (jkugler@rsu21.net) or Coach Hebert (merryhebert@gmail.com).  


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


Student / Staff Basketball Game for 8th Grade Community Service Project:

Miles Kohler and Noah Manning have organized a Student / Staff basketball game on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $5.00 and snacks will be available for purchase. This is their community service project with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross and hurricane relief.


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

Emily Mains is raising awareness for blood drives in York county. Please see this link for a blood drive near you. Please support the American Red Cross and consider donating blood.


Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

Ayden Caston, Nicco Valentino, and Will Watkinson will be collecting new and gently-used board and card games to donate to a homeless shelter as part of their community service project.  Donation boxes will be located in the lobby and 8th grade wing.


Raffle for Boston Children's Hospital:

Colin Hines is raffling off a signed Julian Edelman 25 x 25 poster for Boston Children’s Hospital. One ticket is $2 and 3 tickets are $5. You can also purchase tickets at the student staff basketball game on Wednesday, February 27 starting at 6 p.m.


Tech For Tanzania:

For her community service project, Kylie Parsons is collecting old technology.  It will be sent and used in a health center in an underprivileged village in Tanzania.  She is collecting outdated cell phones, tablets, and laptops. A collection box is in the office.


Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an upcoming instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.


8th Grade Semi-Formal:

Anna Morse and Lauryn Peabody are organizing an 8th Grade Semi-Formal on Saturday, March 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Kennebunk Town Hall auditorium.  Proceeds will go to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


Donate Non Perishable Food Items:

Jameson Kendrick, Xander Lowry, and Blake Nunan are collecting non-perishable food items for the York County Homeless Shelter.  They are asking students attending the February 1 dance to bring in a donation to help this great cause.


MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building.


An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net


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.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.


CLYNK -

The 8th Annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge continues through March 22.  Please turn your Clynk bags in before March 22nd and help us earn extra funds. We will continue to collect Clynk for the remainder of the year, but during this challenge period, we get an extra percentage.

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

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


INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL

Intramural volleyball will start on Monday, February 25th after vacation and will be held Monday through Thursday from 2:15-3:45. Anyone interested should sign up outside of Mr. Taylor's room, Mr. MacLeod's room, or Mr. Hemond's room.


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. There will be a sign up sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  


Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

This spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip.


The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.


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 - Friday, February 8, 2019

MSK Spirit Week February 11 - 15:

Dress Up Days:  Monday-Crazy Day; Tuesday-Sports Day/Character Day; Wednesday-Decades Day; Thursday-Tourist Day; Friday-Color Day - Katahdin Team-Orange; Cadillac Team-Yellow; Allagash Team-Green; Sebago-Red; 8th Grade-Blue & White.  


February Break:

There is no school Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22.


8th Grade

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 Grade 8 Parent Information Evening 6:30 PM at KHS


MSK Wrestling Team:

The MSK Wrestling Team will begin practice on Monday, February 11 from 4:30-6:30pm in the MSK gym.  Students who plan to attend the practice are expected to go home after school and return at 4:30 unless the student has made prior arrangements to stay with a specific teacher.


MSK Swim Team:

Swimmers and parents!   Information letters about the MSK swim team have been placed in each of the grade level hallways.  Tryouts are Monday, Feb 25. Regular practice starts Tuesday, Feb 26. Orders for optional team gear are due Wednesday, Feb 27... order through customink.com.  If you have questions, please contact Coach Kugler (jkugler@rsu21.net) or Coach Hebert (merryhebert@gmail.com).


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


Student / Staff Basketball Game for 8th Grade Community Service Project:

Miles Kohler and Noah Manning have organized a Student / Staff basketball game on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00pm.  The cost is $5.00 and snacks will be available for purchase. This is their community service project with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross and hurricane relief.


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

Emily Mains is raising awareness for blood drives in York county. Please see this link for a blood drive near you. Please support the American Red Cross and consider donating blood.


Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

Ayden Caston, Nicco Valentino, and Will Watkinson will be collecting new and gently-used board and card games to donate to a homeless shelter as part of their community service project.  Donation boxes will be located in the lobby and 8th grade wing.


Raffle for Boston Children's Hospital:

Colin Hines is raffling off a signed Julian Edelman 25 x 25 poster for Boston Children’s Hospital. One ticket is $2 and 3 tickets are $5. You can also purchase tickets at the student staff basketball game on Tuesday, February 12th starting at 6pm.


Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an upcoming instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.


Donate Non Perishable Food Items:

Jameson Kendrick, Xander Lowry, and Blake Nunan are collecting non-perishable food items for the York County Homeless Shelter.  They are asking students attending the February 1 dance to bring in a donation to help this great cause.


MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building.


An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net


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.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.


CLYNK

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

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



INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

Intramural Basketball will begin on Tuesday, January 15.  This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:45 until the February break.  Any student who is NOT currently in an MSK Basketball program may participate.  If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu.21.net.


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. There will be a sign up sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  


Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

This spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip.


The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.


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 - Friday, February 1, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:
Allagash Team is sponsoring the February 1st 7th & 8th grade dance.  The dance will be 6:30pm - 8:30pm and the cost is $5.00.  There will be snacks and beverages for sale at the dance.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Please see the updated dates to remember attached and mark your calendars. Dates to Remember Updated Feb 1 2019.pdf 

MIYHS Survey:
In February, the students in our school will be taking part in an anonymous survey. About 96,000 Maine students have been asked to take the survey. The survey will take about 50 minutes. The survey asks questions about health and health related behaviors.

If you do not wish your child to take the survey, please contact the school office at 467-8004. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you consent to your child’s participation. Your child may also decide not to take the survey on the day it is conducted.

8th Grade:
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 Grade 8 Parent Information Evening 6:30 PM at KHS

Swim Team Meeting:
There will be an informational meeting for all new swimmers on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00pm in the MSK Library.  Come and learn about the tryout process, the meet and practice schedules, and ordering team suits and shirts.  All students who are interested in participating
should sign up on the sign-up sheets outside Mr. Taylor’s room, Mr. MacLeod’s room, and
Mr. Hemond’s room.  

Kennebunk Comprehensive Plan Open House at Town Office:
Kennebunk’s Comprehensive Plan Committee is hosting its final Open House for residents on the evening of Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00pm on the third floor of the Kennebunk Town Hall in room 300.  Created by Kennebunk volunteers, the Comprehensive Plan outlines the steps Kennebunk should take to manage growth, and provides guidance to public and private decision-makers regarding the future development of the town.  An Open House allows residents to stop in for as long as is convenient, make written comments, and informally vote on which sections of the plan they like or dislike.  Children are welcome.  If you cannot attend this Open House, comments and feedback are also invited on the Kennebunk website at: www.kennebunkmaine.us/CommunityVoice

8th Grade Community Service Projects:

Student / Staff Basketball Game for 8th Grade Community Service Project:
Miles Kohler and Noah Manning have organized a Student / Staff basketball game on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00pm.  The cost is $5.00 and snacks will be available for purchase.  This is their community service project with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross and hurricane relief.

Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:
Ayden Caston, Nicco Valentino, and Will Watkinson will be collecting new and gently-used board and card games to donate to a homeless shelter as part of their community service project.  Donation boxes will be located in the lobby and 8th grade wing.

Donate Non Perishable Food Items:
Jameson Kendrick, Xander Lowry, and Blake Nunan are collecting non-perishable food items for the York County Homeless Shelter.  They are asking students attending the February 1 dance to bring in a donation to help this great cause.

MSK Spirit Week February 11 - 15:
Dress Up Days:  Monday-Crazy Day; Tuesday-Sports Day/Character Day; Wednesday-Decades Day; Thursday-Tourist Day; Friday-Color Day - Katahdin Team-Orange; Cadillac Team-Yellow; Allagash Team-Green; Sebago-Red; 8th Grade-Blue & White.  

February Break:
There is no school Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22.

MORNING DROP OFF
Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:
They currently have a W in one or more classes.
They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.
They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.
They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.
They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.
Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

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.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural Basketball will begin on Tuesday, January 15.  This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:45 until the February break.  Any student who is NOT currently in an MSK Basketball program may participate.  If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu.21.net.

DEBATE CLUB
Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019
Pura Vida!  This summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019
This spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

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 - Friday, January 25, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:


MSK Winter Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00pm


MSK Musical Aladdin Jr. performances will be as follows:

Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm


MSK 6th Grade Math Meet on Tuesday, January 29.  Team will return by 1:30pm.


Allagash Team is sponsoring the February 1st 7th & 8th grade dance.  The dance will be 6:30pm - 8:30pm and the cost is $5.00.  There will snacks and beverages for sale at the dance.


Powerschool:

2nd Quarter grades closed on Friday, January 18, 2019.

The Powerschool Student and Parent Portal will close from Tuesday January 22 to Monday afternoon, January 28th allowing teachers to finalize grades.


8th Grade Community Service Project:

Jameson Kendrick, Xander Lowry, and Blake Nunan are collecting non-perishable food items for the York County Homeless Shelter.  They are asking students attending the February 1 dance to bring in a donation to help this great cause.



MIYHS Survey:

In February, the students in our school will be taking part in an anonymous survey. About 96,000 Maine students have been asked to take the survey. The survey will take about 50 minutes. The survey asks questions about health and health related behaviors.


If you do not wish your child to take the survey, please contact the school office at 467-9059. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you consent to your child’s participation. Your child may also decide not to take the survey on the day it is conducted.


8th Grade

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 Grade 8 Parents Information Evening 6:30 PM at KHS




MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building.


An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net


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.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.


CLYNK

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

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



INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

Intramural Basketball will begin on Tuesday, January 15.  This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:45 until the February break.  Any student who is NOT currently in an MSK Basketball program may participate.  If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu.21.net.


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  


Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip.


The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.


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 - Friday, January 18, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:


Aladdin Jr. Play practice for the week of January 21 is as follows:

Monday, January 21 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, January 22 - 2:15pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday, January 23 - to be determined


Monday, January 21 is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and there is no school


MSK Winter Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00pm


MSK Musical Aladdin Jr. performances will be as follows:

Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm


Tickets for Aladdin can purchased for $8.00 in advance from the MSK office during school

hours. If paying by check, please make out to MSK Drama.


MSK 6th Grade Math Meet on Tuesday, January 29.  Team will return by 1:30pm.


The next 7th and 8th grade dance will be Friday, February 1.  The Allagash team is sponsoring

the dance.  The dance is from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and the cost is $5.00.  Drinks and

snacks are available for purchase.


Powerschool:

2nd Quarter grades close on Friday, January 18, 2019.

The Powerschool Student and Parent Portal will close from Tuesday January 22 to Monday afternoon, January 28th allowing teachers to finalize grades.



MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building.


An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net


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.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.


CLYNK

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

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


2nd Quarter:


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

Intramural Basketball will begin on Tuesday, January 15.  This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:45 until the February break.  Any student who is NOT currently in an MSK Basketball program may participate.  If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu.21.net.


DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  


Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip.


The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.


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 - Friday, January 11, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:

-Aladdin Jr. Play practice for the week of January 14 is as follows:   2:15 - 5:00 pm every day for the entire cast

-Monday, January 21 is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and there is no school

-MSK 6th Grade Math Meet on Tuesday, January 29.  Team will return by 1:30pm.

-MSK Winter Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00pm

-MSK Musical Aladdin Jr. performances will be as follows:

  • Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

  • Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

  • Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm

TICKETS for Aladdin Jr. can purchased for $8.00 in advance from the MSK office during school hours. If paying by check, please make out to MSK Drama.

 

Powerschool Portal:

2nd Quarter grades close on Friday, January 18, 2019.
The Powerschool Student and Parent Portal will close from Tuesday January 22 to Monday afternoon, January 28th allowing teachers to finalize grades.

Mid-Year Update from MSK PTG

The MSK PTG now meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at MSK.  As always, if there is anything you would like us to discuss, please join us or email us at mskptg.me@gmail.com.  We have approved several grants in the first half of the year, helping with the 8th grade Boston trip, the 6th grade Christmas Carol performance trip, the Geography Bee, and the upcoming production of Aladdin Jr.  Lastly, We would like to say THANK YOU to the Webhannet Charitable Foundation of the Kennebunks for choosing MSK PTG as the recipient of a $1,000.00 donation to help offset costs of curriculum based field trips.  We greatly appreciate their generosity and support.

MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

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.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK

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

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

  • INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
    Intramural Basketball will begin on Tuesday, January 15.  This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:45 until the February break.  Any student who is NOT currently in an MSK Basketball program may participate.  If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu.21.net.

  • DEBATE CLUB
    Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.

  • CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
    The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 
    6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
    The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

  • 7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
    If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

  • STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
    All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

  • STUDENT COUNCIL
    Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

 

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

 

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

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 21, 2018

A FEW REMINDERS:

Thursday, Dec 20 
   - No play rehearsal Thursday or Friday
   - No late bus will be running on Thursday or Friday

Friday, December 21 - Is a half day of school.  Dismissal will be at 11:00 a.m.

The holiday break begins Monday, December 24 - January 1, 2019 AND school reopens on Wednesday, January 2nd (YES IT IS A LATE START)

MSK t-shirts
MSK hoodies
MSK jackets

It's not too late to purchase some MSK gear in time for the holiday. We have MSK T-shirts for $10, Hoodie Sweatshirts for $33, and Jackets for $50. Please see the attached photos....and stop in the office by the end of the day on Friday to pick one up.

THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF WISHES YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY BREAK. 
 
ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WE’LL SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR.


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 14, 2018

REMINDER
The RSU 21 Board of Directors voted to add a half-day of school on Friday, December 21st. We will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. that day. The addition of this day will eliminate one of our two snow days, moving our last day of school back to June 18th. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Dec 21 - ½ day of school - dismissal is at 11:00 a.m.
Dec 24-Jan 1 - Holiday Break NO SCHOOL

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLER THIS HOLIDAY?
We have MSK T-shirts for $10 and Hoodie Sweatshirts for $33 in a variety of sizes. These would make a terrific gift for your MSK child. Please call or stop by the office if you are interested in purchasing one or both. 
MSK Sweatshirts

HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING THIS SATURDAY - DEC 15TH
The cast of this year's MSK musical "Aladdin" are ready to wrap your holiday gifts! The students are working hard to make the musical continue the amazing standards we have grown to love from MSK musicals, and fundraising is a part of what they do to help cover production costs.

This Saturday December 15th, from 9-12 am in the MSK cafeteria, the cast is ready to wrap the boxed gifts you bring to MSK for a small charge ($2-5 per gift, depending on size and materials used).  You can also bring your own paper if preferred.   We look forward to seeing you!!!! 

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - MON-WED ONLY - Dec 17-19
Monday - Entire Cast - Run Act 1
Tuesday - Choreograph "High Adventure" - need Babkak, Omar, Kassim, Razoul, Guards - not the rest of the ensemble.
Wednesday - Entire Cast - Run Act 2
Thursday and Friday - NO REHEARSAL

MORNING DROP OFF
Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:
They currently have a W in one or more classes.
They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.
They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.
They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.
They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.
Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

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.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

2nd Quarter:

NEW: KNITTING/CROCHET CLUB
If you would like to learn to knit and crochet then this is the club for you. Please sign up with Mrs. Kasprzak in the main office. We will meet on Thursdays beginning January 10th in room 801.

DEBATE CLUB
Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next meeting dates are Jan 8th, Jan 22 and Feb 5 at 7:00 a.m. in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019
Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019
Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

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 7, 2018

TONIGHT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH MSK SINGS AT PRELUDE
Please come out this evening to support our MSK chorus. The Eighth Grade Select Ensemble will be singing at the tree lighting in Dock Square in Kennebunkport at 5:30 p.m.  Fireworks will follow. We hope to see you there!

REMINDER
The RSU 21 Board of Directors voted to add a half-day of school on Friday, December 21st. We will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. that day. The addition of this day will eliminate one of our two snow days, moving our last day of school back to June 18th. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Dec 11 - 6th grade goes to Portland Stage and will return by 12:30 - bring a bag lunch
Dec 13 - Math Meet
Dec 14 - MSK PTG meeting at 12:30 p.m. The meeting scheduled for the 13th is cancelled
Dec 21 - ½ day of school - dismissal is at 11:00 a.m.
Dec 24-Jan 1 - Holiday Break NO SCHOOL

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLER THIS HOLIDAY?
We have MSK T-shirts for $10 and Hoodie Sweatshirts for $33 in a variety of sizes. These would make a terrific gift for your MSK child. Please call or stop by the office if you are interested in purchasing one or both.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  In this bulletin we will list some current projects that students would like to share.
SMILES FOR SHEA - Please see the flyer attached from Avah Bedard and Sarah Barry about a dance fundraiser (8th graders only please) to support Shea as she battles brain cancer. 
Smiles For Shea
    
MORNING DROP OFF
Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students may attend homework help if:
They currently have a W in one or more classes.
They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.
They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.
They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.
They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.
Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

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.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

2nd Quarter:

NEW: KNITTING/CROCHET CLUB
If you would like to learn to knit and crochet then this is the club for you. Please sign up with Mrs. Kasprzak in the main office. We will meet on Thursdays beginning January 10th in room 801.

DEBATE CLUB
Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019
Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019
Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

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!

6th Grade Message

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

In an effort to maintain a healthy environment, sixth grade teachers have all agreed that energy drinks, caffeinated beverages, and anything other than water will no longer be allowed in our classrooms effective Tuesday, December 11th. These drinks are causing significant distractions and unnecessary cleaning for our custodial staff. Students who wish to bring these to school must consume them prior to 7:30 (9:00 on Late Start Wednesdays), and at the start of homeroom time, will be asked to dispose of them accordingly.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

Katahdin and Cadillac Teachers

MSK Homework Help Guideline Updates

Dear parents and guardians:

After some discussion about how to best serve students attending Homework Help, we have made the decision to refresh this program’s description, which is outlined below. These updates are effective immediately.

Homework Help is an after-school program that provides students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to work in a quiet, structured environment. Students may attend Homework Help if:

  • They currently have a W in one or more classes.

  • They have missed one or more days of school and need to make up work.

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

  • They need to use school books, technology, and/or materials that may not be available at home.

  • They have prior approved arrangements with a classroom teacher and/or the Homework Help Coordinator, Nicole Desjardins.

When students attend Homework Help, it is understood that they will follow these expectations:

  • Student must be working on homework, makeup work, or reading if work is finished early.

  • Student will not play games on their Chromebooks.

  • Cell phones are strictly prohibited - if parents need to contact a student, they may do so through the Main Office.

  • Students will remain quiet so that others are not disturbed.

  • Headphones or any device that elicits sound is prohibited unless permission has been given by a Homework Help staff member.

  • Students will remain under the supervision of a Homework Help staff member at all times. Bathroom breaks, locker visits, etc. will be at the discretion of Homework Help staff members.

If these expectations are not followed, the student will be excused from Homework Help to the office that afternoon, and the student’s privilege to attend Homework Help in the future may be revoked.

Thank you for your support in making sure our students have a safe and focused environment in which to complete work.

Please contact Nicole Desjardins, ndesjardins@rsu21.net, if you have any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 30, 2018

UPDATED DATES TO REMEMBER
Please see the updated list of important dates at MSK: Dates to Remember - Updated Dec 2018
This can also be found on our website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Dec 3-7
Monday - Entire Cast - Run Act 1
Tuesday - Entire Cast - Choreography
Wednesday - Music for principals only
Thursday - Entire Cast - Choreography
Friday - Entire Cast - FInish running Act 1

FRIDAY - WALKING DAY
We want to remind everyone that we will continue to walk outside on Friday mornings as long as the weather cooperates. With the cooler temps, we encourage students to come prepared to walk outside and to wear a coat/jacket (gloves and scarves are fine too). Once the temperatures dip, or it is inclement weather, we will move exercise day indoors.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  In this bulletin we will list some current projects that students would like to share.
SMILES FOR SHEA - Please see the flyer below from Avah Bedard and Sarah Barry about a dance fundraiser (8th graders only please) to support Shea as she battles brain cancer. 
Smiles For Shea 
    
MORNING DROP OFF
Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We still have a few T-Shirts available in various sizes for just $10 each. Stop by the office and pick one up if you’re interested. We will sell them until we are out of stock.

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students can stay and get their work done in a quiet, structured environment. Please note: Once students sign in to this after school program, they are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early.   This year, the advisor for the Homework Help program is Nicole Desjardins and she can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  There will be a separate message forthcoming with more details about Homework Help.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

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.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

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

2nd Quarter:

DEBATE CLUB
Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan 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. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019
Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019
Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

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 Picture Retakes - Thursday, Nov 29th

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This is a reminder that MSK picture retakes are tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 29th. If your child received a photo package but is unhappy with their picture, they must bring the entire package with them when they sit for retakes. If your child did not receive their photos or was absent when photos were previously taken, they should sit for retakes tomorrow morning. All students should have their picture taken even if they are not purchasing photos, since we use these for student IDs and the yearbook. Extra picture forms are available in the main office or you can go online to order them at mylifetouch.com using the picture day ID of LG388053Q1.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 467-8004.

MSK Cancellations Today, November 19th

Dear MSK parents and guardians:

All after school activities have been cancelled this afternoon, Monday-November 19th.

This also means parent conferences are cancelled as well. Teachers will reach out to parents to reschedule their conference for a future date.

There will be no late buses provided today and all students are expected to go home at the end of the regular school day.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 16, 2018

HAPPY SNOW DAY EVERYONE!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Nov. 21-23 - NO School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29 - Picture Retakes

 

LOST & FOUND

Last chance to look in our lost and found to see if anything belongs to you. We still have many items that students have left behind. We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure to check any time you come into school. All items not picked up by Tuesday, November 20th will be donated.

 

NO HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK

There is no homework help after school on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20 prior to the Thanksgiving break.

 

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Nov 19 & 20

Monday - Entire Cast - Run Act 1 and Choreograph "One Jump"

Tuesday - Choreography  for Jafar, Iago Jasmine, Aladdin, Babkak, Omar, Kassim, Sultan, Narrators and Genie

 

PICTURE RETAKES - Nov 29

Our MSK picture retake day is scheduled for Thursday, November 29th (in the morning).  If you are not happy with your printed pictures, please be sure to bring the entire photo package with you when you sit for retakes.

Any student who did not have their photo taken previously, should plan to sit for a picture even if they are not purchasing a package. We use this photo for the yearbook and student I.D. cards.

 

MORNING DROP OFF

Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building.

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

 

MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

We still have a few T-Shirts available in various sizes for just $10 each. Stop by the office and pick one up if you’re interested. We will sell them until we are out of stock.

 

HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students can stay and get their work done in a quiet, structured environment. Please note: Once students sign in to this after school program, they are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early.   This year, the advisor for the Homework Help program is Nicole Desjardins and she can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

 

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.

 

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

 

CLYNK

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

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

 2nd Quarter:

DEBATE CLUB

Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with questions.

 

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages 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.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan 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. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

 

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

 

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.

 

OUTING CLUB

The last Outing Club for the season is November 13th. All information regarding outings, pick up times, and pick up locations are posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  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, Mancala, 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  Scheduled meeting dates are Nov 27 at 7:00 am in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

 

YEARBOOK CLUB

Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Everyone is welcome! We meet after school in the library on the following dates: Thursday, Nov 29 and Dec 13. Future dates TBA. Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net).

 

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

 

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

 

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip.

 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

 

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!

PowerSchool Parent Portal Now Open

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The MSK Parent Portal of PowerSchool is now open for you to view your child's report card.

To view and print your child’s report card please follow these steps:

  • Log in to PowerSchool.

  • Select the student you would like to view.

  • In the left side navigation window, select the Online Report Card link for your student’s school (this is the fourth link down in the Navigation panel).

  • In the Reporting Term - select the Quarter for the report card you would like to view
    (Q1 = Quarter 1, Q2 = Quarter 2, etc.)  Please note that only grades for a completed quarter are available for viewing via the report card.

  • If you would like to print the report card, the best method is to select the printer icon toward the upper right corner of the page - this will remove the browser border windows and provide for better printing.

  • Depending on your computer, printer and paper size - you may need to set your page to print in Landscape mode (instead of Portrait) for better results.

On the report card, achievement grades will be indicated as follows:

90-100 = Superior Progress
80-89 = Strong Progress
65-79 = Adequate Progress
W = Work still needs to be completed or revised for an achievement grade.

If your child has a W in any of their classes, both the student and you are encouraged to contact their teacher as soon as possible in order to develop a plan to rectify the issue and replace the W with an achievement score.

If you have any questions, please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.