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.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 9, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NOVEMBER:
12 – NO School - Veterans’ Day (observed)
13 - The Parent Portal of PowerSchool Reopens
14 - Cancelled-8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner (no bagged lunches)
21-23 - NO School - Thanksgiving Break

LOST & FOUND
It’s not too late to look in our lost and found to see if anything belongs to you. We still have a MULTITUDE of items that students have left behind. We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure to check any time you come into school. All items not picked up by Tuesday, November 20th will be donated.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
Because there is no bag lunch on Wednesday, November 14th, the following lunch menu will be provided:

Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing
Fish fillet with cheese
Traditional pizza choice
Garden bar and fresh fruit choices

POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool will reopen on Tuesday, November 13th.

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Nov 13-16
Monday - NO SCHOOL Veterans Day
Tuesday - Choreography - Arabian Nights
Wednesday - All Cast members - Music
Thursday - Entire Cast - Begin running Act 1
Friday - Entire Cast - Finish running Act 1

BASKETBALL
Students may stay after school if they have practice at 2:15 or 3:30. For all later practices, athletes should go home after school and come back for their practice time. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Coulombe at acoulombe@rsu21.net

WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Please see the attached newsletter regarding wellness. Wellness Newsletter November 2018

KENNEBUNK CHEERING FLYER
Please see the attached flyer for cheering opportunities. KKAYCA Cheer Poster

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.

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:

NEW: 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 13 and 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!

Say Something Assembly at MSK

Dear Parents and Guardians,

RSU 21 has been working with Sandy Hook Promise throughout this school year to help implement procedures to keep our students and school safe. Initiatives such as Start With Hello and Say Something are a part of our Sandy Hook Promise work. Back in September, all schools in RSU 21 supported the Start With Hello initiative, a week of activities encouraging our students and staff to promote acceptance and inclusion of everyone in our schools.

Today at MSK we hosted Brendan Rainey, a presenter from the organization Sandy Hook Promise. This student assembly focused on empowering students to share information with trusted adults when they see concerning behaviors from peers.

Students were taught to:

  1. Look for signs, signals, and threats

  2. Act immediately, and take it seriously

  3. Say Something

Students are encouraged to “Say Something” to a trusted adult or to use an anonymous reporting system that can be accessed through their app on Android or Apple devices, online at www.saysomething.net, or by calling 1-844-5-SAYNOW.  

If you would like more information, please feel free to watch a recording of the parent forum, hosted by RSU 21  several weeks ago in the KHS auditorium: https://www.ustream.tv/recorded/117462872

You may also review the presentation materials shared with students today using this link.

As a result of our assembly today, many students have been able to download the Say Something app and can begin reporting and looking out for each other.  The assembly today created some appreciation by our students, as it provided them with a useful tool to help keep their peers and school safe. However, due to the sensitive nature of the content, some heightened feelings were also brought to the forefront.  To deal with these feelings, MSK brought in additional counselors today to ensure that students were supported throughout this process.

We provide you with this information in an effort to encourage you to work together with us as we help students implement this new program.  Parents are also able to download the app and make anonymous reports in an effort to help protect our students, school, and community. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have as we move forward with this researched based initiative.

Sincerely,

Marty Bouchard, Principal

Margaret Parkhurst, Assistant Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 2, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NOVEMBER:
  2 - The 1st quarter ends. Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, November 5th as teachers finalize grades and will reopen on Monday, November 12th so parents can view report cards.
  8 - MSK PTG Mtg - 9:00 am in the cafe
12 – NO School - Veterans’ Day (observed)
14 - Bagged Lunches for Grades 6 & 7
14 - 8th Grade Thanksgiving Luncheon

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Nov 5-9
Monday - Blocking - pages 60 - 96
Tuesday - Choreography - Arabian Nights
Wednesday - All Cast members - Music
Thursday - Blocking - pages 60 -96
Friday - Music - Jasmine, Entourge, Jafar, Iago, Aladdin, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, Genie

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
7th and 8th Grade boys and 8th grade girls basketball will begin on Monday, November 5.
7th grade girls basketball will begin on Tuesday, November 6.

The tryout and practice schedule for the first week is as follows:
7th Grade Boys - 6:00-7:15 Monday through Thursday; 2:15-3:30 Friday
8th Grade Boys - 3:30-4:45 Monday,Tues & Wed; 2:15-3:30 Thursday & Friday
7th Grade Girls - 4:45-6:00 Tuesday through Friday
8th Grade Girls - 2:15-3:30 Monday, Tues & Wed; 3:30-4:45 Thursday; 6:00-7:15 Friday 

Students may stay after school if they have practice at 2:15 or 3:30. Anyone with the 4:45 pm or 6:00 pm practice should go home after school and come back for their practice time. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Coulombe at acoulombe@rsu21.net

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural basketball begins in January. Look for detailed information regarding intramurals in later bulletins.

8TH GRADE THANKSGIVING DINNER - November 14th
Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians:
Each November, the two 8th grade teams hold a Thanksgiving Dinner as their IB Community Giving Project for the senior citizens of our community.  This year’s dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, and Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding it as our community partner.  The students plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food, and provide the entertainment.

The 8th graders were given information requesting the names and addresses of relatives, neighbors and friends to invite to the dinner. The form is also attached for your convenience.  
Please consider helping us by donating desserts or rolls.  We have set up a Sign Up Genius to organize donations.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A62BA0F49-msk8th1

Thank you, Sharon Greenglass, Erin Neale and the 8th grade teams

FRIDAYS ARE WALKING DAYS
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). 

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. If you drop off in front, please remember to use the driveway and pull up as far as possible. 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. 

We want to remind you of the alternative drop off spot, which 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 are now offering MSK T-shirts 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 and then purchase more if needed.

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.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
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:

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 next two dates of this club are Nov 6 and 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 13 and 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 8, Nov 29 and Dec 13. Future dates TBA. Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

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 - October 26, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
10/26 - 7/8 Costume Dance hosted by the PTG - 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5.00 admission
10/29 - Student Flu Clinic 
11/2 - 1st Quarter Ends

THE PARENT PORTAL WILL BE CLOSED SOON
Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, November 5th as teachers finalize grades and will reopen on Monday, November 12th so parents can view report cards.

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 we will move exercise day indoors.

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Oct 29 - Nov 2
Monday - Block Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2
Tuesday - Choreography - All cast members in "Arabian Nights"
Wednesday - Continue blocking Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2
Thursday - Entire Cast - Music Rehearsal
Friday - Choreography - All cast members in "One Jump"

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Signups for 7th & 8th grade boys and girls basketball will start on Monday, October 29th. Tryouts for each team will begin on Monday, November 5th. The tryout and practice schedule for the first week is as follows:

7th Grade Boys - 6:00-7:15 Monday through Thursday; 2:15-3:30 Friday
8th Grade Boys - 3:30-4:45 Monday through Friday
7th Grade Girls - 4:45-6:00 Tuesday through Friday
8th Grade Girls - 2:15-3:30 Monday through Thursday; 6:00-7:15 Friday
Please note that 7th Grade Girls Basketball will not start until Tuesday, November 6th.

Students may stay after school if they have practice at 2:15 or 3:30. Anyone with the 4:45 pm or 6:00 pm practice should go home after school and come back for their practice time. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Coulombe at acoulombe@rsu21.net

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural basketball begins in January. Look for detailed information regarding intramurals in later bulletins.

8TH GRADE THANKSGIVING DINNER - November 14th
Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians:
Each November, the two 8th grade teams hold a Thanksgiving Dinner as their IB Community Giving Project for the senior citizens of our community.  This year’s dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, and Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding it as our community partner.  The students plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food, and provide the entertainment.

The 8th graders were given information requesting the names and addresses of relatives, neighbors and friends to invite to the dinner. The form is also attached for your convenience.  
8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner 2018 
Please consider helping us by donating desserts or rolls.  We have set up a Sign Up Genius to organize donations.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A62BA0F49-msk8th1

Thank you, Sharon Greenglass, Erin Neale and the 8th grade teams

SCHOOL START TIME EXPLORATION FORUM- MONDAY, OCT 29TH
RSU 21 is hosting a Community and Parent Forum as we consider the impacts of the School Start Time Exploration. At the forum, participants will be given the opportunity to review each proposal, ask questions, voice concerns, provide feedback, and engage in productive dialogue within a smaller group setting.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Please join us: 
Monday, October 29th 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Kennebunk Elementary School Gym

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. We want to remind you of the alternative drop off spot, which 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.

NEW MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are now offering MSK T-shirts 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 and then purchase more if needed.

FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
Mr. Roddy is excited to share that MSK has a fine art Instagram page. Follow our talented students at mskfinearts or www.instagram.com/mskfinearts

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.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
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!

1st Quarter:

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club meets every other Wednesday to explore the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. See Mr. Hall in room 611 for more information or contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

Please note, many of the meetings will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net
 for 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. 1st & 15th, 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
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be 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.  The next date is 10/31. 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 Oct 30, Nov 13 and 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 8, Nov 29 and Dec 13. Future dates TBA. Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

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!

PTG 7th/8th Grade Costume Dance

This is a reminder that the PTG will be sponsoring a costume dance for the 7th & 8th graders this Friday, October 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

We need water donations so please consider dropping off a case of water at school any time prior to the dance to help us out.

We also still need volunteers on Friday starting at 2:30 p.m. to help set up for the dance and at 8:30 p.m. to help with clean up.

Please reach out to us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to help in any way.

Thank you, Denise Hammond and Lorraine Burr

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 19, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
10/26 - 7/8 Costume Dance hosted by the PTG - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
10/29 - Student Flu Clinic
11/2 - 1st Quarter Ends

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Oct 22-26
Monday  - Entire cast - music
Tuesday - Choreography for "Arabian Nights" - with ensemble, vendors, beggars and anyone else in that scene/song
Wednesday - Principals with singing roles
Thursday - Block Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2
Friday - Choreography with Cave of Wonders Dance Team

SCHOOL START TIME EXPLORATION - OCTOBER 29
RSU 21 is hosting a Community and Parent Forum as we consider the impacts of the School Start Time Exploration. At the forum, participants will be given the opportunity to review each proposal, ask questions, voice concerns, provide feedback, and engage in productive dialogue within a smaller group setting.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Please join us: 
Monday, October 29th 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Kennebunk Elementary School Gym

School Start Exploration Info Packet

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. We want to remind you of the alternative drop off spot, which 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.

NEW MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are now offering MSK T-shirts 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 and then purchase more if needed.

PTG 7TH/8TH GRADE COSTUME DANCE 
The PTG will be sponsoring a costume dance for the 7th & 8th graders on Friday, October 26th, 6:30-8:30pm.  We will need volunteers to help with decorating the gym/lobby/cafeteria after school and also volunteers to run the concession table and admission table. Please reach out to us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to help in any way. Thank you, Denise Hammond and Lorraine Burr

FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
Mr. Roddy is excited to share that MSK has a fine art Instagram page. Follow our talented students at mskfinearts or www.instagram.com/mskfinearts

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help has begun and 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.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
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!

1st Quarter:

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club meets every other Wednesday to explore the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. See Mr. Hall in room 611 for more information or contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

Please note, many of the meetings will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net
 for 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 (NEW)
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. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team will practice on Mondays beginning October 15th.  Practice will be held in Mrs. Neale's room (806) from 2:15 until 3:45. You can reach Mrs. Neale 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.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be 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 (room 710) on the following dates: 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
The next Student Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/23 after school until 3:45 p.m. 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.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Everyone is welcome! Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

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 - October 12, 2018

REMINDER: SCHOOL PHOTOS ARE THIS MONDAY, OCT 15TH

Don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/ or follow us on multiple twitter feeds:
 @MSKrsu21 for updated school information as the year progresses
 @MSKathletics for daily sports updates and other important athletic information
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
10/15 - School Photos at MSK - 7:40-10:30 a.m.
10/26 - 7/8 Costume Dance hosted by the PTG - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
10/29 - Student Flu Clinic

SCHOOL PHOTOS - MONDAY, OCT 15TH
MSK school photos are scheduled for Monday, October 15th and photo forms were distributed to homeroom teachers to go home with students. We have extra forms available in the office if needed AND you can also order online at www.mylifetouch.com with the ID code: LG388053Q0.
It is important that every child be photographed (even if you don’t plan on purchasing prints) so they can be issued an ID card and have their picture in the yearbook. 

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. We want to remind you of the alternative drop off spot, which 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 cross walk 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.

NEW / MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are now offering MSK T-shirts 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 and then purchase more if needed.

SUPERWALK UPDATE FROM THE PTG
The Superwalk was a huge success, from an enjoyable walk to a fun outdoor party after! We really appreciate everyone's time and effort in making the walk safe and pleasant for all, and in cheering on the walkers.  In addition to the fun, we raised over $13,000 for MSK!! The students did a great job getting pledges, so we will be able to fund many things throughout the school year!! Thank you to all of the volunteers, participants and contributors in making this the success it was.

PTG 7TH/8TH GRADE COSTUME DANCE 
The PTG will be sponsoring a costume dance for the 7th & 8th graders on Friday, October 26th, 6:30-8:30pm.  We will need volunteers to help with decorating the gym/lobby/cafeteria after school and also volunteers to run the concession table and admission table. Please reach out to us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to help in any way. Thank you, Denise Hammond and Lorraine Burr

FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
Mr. Roddy is excited to share that MSK has a fine art Instagram page. Follow our talented students @mskfinearts or www.instagram.com/mskfinearts

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help has begun and 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.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
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!

1st Quarter:

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club meets every other Wednesday to explore the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. The next meeting will be on October 3rd and we will be exploring the Kennebunk Plains, home of Upland Sandpipers, Vesper Sparrows and Black Racers. See Mr. Hall in room 611 for more information or contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

Please note, many of the meetings will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for 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. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 17th at 8:00 a.m.

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB (NEW)
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: Oct. 4th &18th, Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team will practice on Mondays beginning October 15th.  Practice will be held in Mrs. Neale's room (806) from 2:15 until 3:45. You can reach Mrs. Neale 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.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 16th and every Tuesday thereafter.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be 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 (room 710) on the following dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
The next Student Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/23 after school until 3:45 p.m. 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.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Meetings are held on Thursdays throughout the year and the 1st meeting is October 18th. Everyone is welcome! Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

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!

Student Flu Clinic Monday, October 29th

Dear parents and guardians:

This is a reminder that MSK's student flu vaccine clinic will be held on Monday, October 29th. If you want your child to receive their flu vaccine here at MSK, please complete the permission form and send it in to our nurse, Michelle Taggart, by October 26th.
Student flu vaccine Permission Form
Student flu vaccine info statement inactivated
Student flu vaccine information statement

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Taggart RN at 207-467-8004 or by email at mtaggart@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 4, 2018

Please remember to check out our website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/ or follow us on multiple twitter feeds:
 @MSKrsu21 for updated school information as the year progresses
 @MSKathletics for daily sports updates and other important athletic information
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
10/5 - NO SCHOOL (Friday)
10/8 - NO SCHOOL (Monday) COLUMBUS DAY
10/11 - MSK PTG Mtg - 9am
10/15 - School Photos at MSK - 7:40-10:30 a.m.
10/26 - 7/8 Costume Dance hosted by the PTG - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
10/29 - Student Flu Clinic

DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.
Auditions for MSK’s musical will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9th and 10th. Callbacks will be on Thursday, October 11th.  If students are interested in auditioning, they should sign up for an audition day on the bulletin board outside Mrs. Mathews’ room. They should also take an audition packet and complete the paperwork before auditioning. If you have questions you can email Mrs. Mathews at kmathews@rsu21.net. Performance dates are: January 24, 25 and 26 at 7pm, and January 27 at 2pm.

SCHOOL PHOTOS - MONDAY, OCT 15TH
MSK school photos are scheduled for Monday, October 15th and photo forms were distributed to homeroom teachers earlier this week.  If you haven’t seen one come home yet, please ask your child about it. It’s important that every child be photographed (even if you don’t plan on purchasing prints) so they can be issued an ID card and have their picture in the yearbook. You can order online at www.mylifetouch.com with the ID code: LG388053Q0

FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
Mr. Roddy is excited to share that MSK has a fine art Instagram page. Follow our talented students at mskfinearts or www.instagram.com/mskfinearts

OCTOBER WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Please see the flyer: October Wellness 2018 

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help has begun and 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.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
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!

1st Quarter:

NEW: YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Meetings are held on Thursdays throughout the year and the 1st meeting is October 18th. Everyone is welcome! Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club meets every other Wednesday to explore the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. The next meeting will be on October 3rd and we will be exploring the Kennebunk Plains, home of Upland Sandpipers, Vesper Sparrows and Black Racers. See Mr. Hall in room 611 for more information or contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

Please note, many of the meetings will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for 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 (NEW)
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: Oct. 4th &18th, Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team will practice on Mondays beginning October 15th.  Practice will be held in Mrs. Neale's room (806) from 2:15 until 3:45. You can reach Mrs. Neale 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.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be 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 (room 710) on the following dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council’s first meeting was held on Wednesday, September 19th. Stay tuned for information regarding our next meeting date.  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 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!

7th Grade Kieve Update

Dear 7th grade parents and guardians,

Despite the weather, students are having a wonderful time at Kieve. The rain let up shortly after they arrived on Monday and students were able to get outside for some team building activities. Though Tuesday had its wet moments, students were able to proceed with indoor activities and challenges. Mrs. Parkhurst was able to join students on Monday and Mr. Bouchard is at camp for Wednesday and Thursday. 

Reminders:
1) For those parents traveling up to Kieve on Thursday, the workshop begins at 9am with lunch at 11am and departure at 11:30am
2) For those parents picking up from Kieve but not attending the workshop or lunch, please arrive no later than 11am
3) Students who are not picked up from Kieve will return to MSK for a dismisal time of 1:30pm. Parents are asked to come into the gym to pick up their child at 1:30 so they are able to transport luggage home. 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - September 28, 2018

Please remember to check out our website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/ or follow us on twitter @MSKrsu21 for updated information as the year progresses.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
9/30 - Kieve luggage and medication drop off 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the gym
10/1-10/4 - 7th Graders to Camp Kieve
10/1 - Cadillac Team to Wells Reserve
10/2 - 8th Grade Field Trip
10/2 - Cadillac Team to Wells Reserve
10/4 - Cadillac Team to Wells Reserve
10/5 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
10/8 - NO SCHOOL - COLUMBUS DAY

START WITH HELLO WEEK
Our school was excited to support the Sandy Hook Promise work this past week, in particularly the Start With Hello initiative.  We developed and carried out three different activities during the week.  First of all, thank you to the Civil Rights Team for preparing and announcing a positive message each day to our students and staff.  These messages centered around acceptance and being a good person to everyone and they were very well received.  On Tuesday all students and staff wore name tags in an effort to have our students know more people, and to more easily meet people and know their names.  Finally, on Thursday we did a homeroom switch where different grade level homerooms got together and conducted activities to introduce our students to others who they may not have known.  A big thank you to everyone who participated and help make Start With Hello week at MSK a success.

7TH GRADE - KIEVE PARENT REMINDER
The luggage and medication drop off for Kieve is this Sunday, September 30th. The gym doors will open at 5:00 pm and everything must be dropped off before 6:30 pm. Please be sure that all items are clearly marked with your child’s name.

THE SANDY HOOK PROMISE COMMUNITY/PARENT FORUM- OCT 2ND AT KHS
As part of the District’s commitment to school and community safety, RSU 21 is partnering with the Sandy Hook Promise to educate our community on how to prevent violence in our schools and at home. Please help RSU 21 welcome Neil Larkin from the Sandy Hook Promise at a Community & Parent Forum. Mr. Larkin will introduce two of their programs to our community and continue to work with our staff throughout the week to integrate them into our district culture.

The programs are:
Know the Signs  By knowing the signs, you have the power to intervene and get help for that person.  Your actions can save lives.
Say Something is an education and awareness program that provides tools and practices to:
Recognize the signs & signals of a potential threat – especially in social media
Teach and instill in participants how to take action
Drive awareness and reinforce the need to Say Something

Join Us:Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in the Kennebunk High School Theater. We will offer 2 sessions, 6pm and 7pm  *The content of the material will be appropriate for all members of our community Grade 6 and above.

The Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. (Attach flyer here)

ROCKIN THE FIGHT - September 27th
Please see the flyer attached regarding a fundraiser for local families fighting cancer. 
Rockin the Fight Poster

PUMPKIN PATCH TROLLEY
Please see the attached flyer for some fun family adventure opportunities. 
Pumpkin Patch Trolley Flyer 2018

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
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

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help has begun and 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.

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council’s first meeting was held on Wednesday, September 19th. Stay tuned for information regarding our next meeting date.  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.

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!

1st Quarter:

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club meets every other Wednesday to explore the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. The next meeting will be on October 3rd and we will be exploring the Kennebunk Plains, home of Upland Sandpipers, Vesper Sparrows and Black Racers. See Mr. Hall in room 611 for more information or contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

Please note, many of the meetings will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for 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 (NEW)
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: Oct. 4th &18th, Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
If you love math, join the math team.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Our first meeting will take place after school next Tuesday, September 11th, in Mr. Costello's room and we will plan this fall's outing adventures. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in the MSK lobby in front of the office. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, 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 (room 710) on the following dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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 - September 21, 2018

Please remember to check out our website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/ or follow us on twitter @MSKrsu21 for updated information as the year progresses.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, VOLUNTEERED AND SUPPORTED OUR SUPERWALK TODAY.  IT WAS A FUN AND SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL WIDE EVENT.

The parent group will share specifics in next week's bulletin and let us know how much money was raised to support MSK.

7TH & 8TH GRADE DANCE
Our 1st dance is scheduled for tonight, Friday, September 21st and is hosted by the Baxter Team. Dances take place from 6:30pm-8:30pm and are open to all 7th and 8th graders.  The cost is $5.00 -- refreshments will be available for purchase. 

All proceeds are divided among the 7th and 8th grade teams to help defray expenses for team events.  Please note:  a) If a student is absent from school on the day of a dance, they may not attend.  A doctor’s note is required for appointments causing your child to be excused from some portion of the school day.  b) Students who have had an in-school or out-of-school suspension on the day of a dance will not be allowed to attend.  c) School dress code remains in effect. 

START WITH HELLO WEEK
MSK is happy to support Start With Hello week, September 24-28.  Start With Hello is a program affiliated with our Sandy Hook Promise work.  Next week we will be encouraging our students to reach out to those around them in an effort to welcome all students with kindness.  Our civil rights team will be sponsoring a daily announcement pertaining to being kind and meeting new people.  On Tuesday all of our students and staff will apply name tags in homeroom to invite the creation of new relationships amongst our students and staff.  Everyone is encouraged to reach out and greet someone new they may not have known.  Finally, our third activity on Thursday will be a grade level home room switch-a-roo where teachers will match up students from different homerooms, again in an effort to create new relationships.

THE SANDY HOOK PROMISE COMMUNITY/PARENT FORUM- OCT 2ND AT KHS
As part of the District’s commitment to school and community safety, RSU 21 is partnering with the Sandy Hook Promise to educate our community on how to prevent violence in our schools and at home. Please help RSU 21 welcome Neil Larkin from the Sandy Hook Promise at a Community & Parent Forum. Mr. Larkin will introduce two of their programs to our community and continue to work with our staff throughout the week to integrate them into our district culture.

The programs are:
Know the Signs  
By knowing the signs, you have the power to intervene and get help for that person.  Your actions can save lives.
Say Something
Say Something is an education and awareness program that provides tools and practices to:
Recognize the signs & signals of a potential threat – especially in social media
Teach and instill in participants how to take action
Drive awareness and reinforce the need to Say Something

Join Us:Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in the Kennebunk High School Theater. We will offer 2 sessions, 6pm and 7pm  *The content of the material will be appropriate for all members of our community Grade 6 and above.

The Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
Sandy Hook Promise Flyer

NEWS FROM OUR CAFE
Please note that next Thursday and Friday's menus will be swapped.  We will have deli bar on Thursday and Pizza on friday.

ATHLETICS
All fall sports have begun. Please make sure that you have provided us with the Medical Release form signed by a physician and you have filled out an Athletic Card and the Concussion Management form online through RankOne. This can be found by going to http://athletics.rsu21.net and clicking on the Rank One tab. Each athlete needs to have these three things completed before they will be allowed to participate. If you are interested in team schedules, these can be found at http://athletics.rsu21.net/msk.
 
NEW this year: We have added a new MSK Athletics Twitter page (@MSKathletics) which you can follow for daily updates and other important information.

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help has begun and 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.

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council’s first meeting was held on Wednesday, September 19th. Stay tuned for information regarding our next meeting date.  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.

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.

OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Ogunquit Playhouse is producing a production of Elf The Musical this winter and is looking to cast a number of children in the show. This is a perfect opportunity for children with an interest in singing, dance, and theatre to be a part of a really special experience. Click on the link for more details. 
Ogunquit Playhouse Elf Auditions

PUMPKIN PATCH TROLLEY
Please see the attached flyer for some fun family adventure opportunities. 
Pumpkin Patch Trolley Flyer 2018 

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!

1st Quarter:

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club will meet every other Wednesday, beginning next week September 19th.  Mr. Hall (6th grade science teacher) is the advisor. Please meet in room 611 to hear about exploring the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. 

Each meeting we will be exploring a different type of habitat within the district. In addition to identifying birds, we will be looking at plants, insects, mammals, and other interesting aspects of our local natural world. There will also be a small nature photography element of this club. 

Please note, that many of the meetings for this club will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Future dates will be announced and Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
The 7th & 8th grade math teams will begin practice next Tuesday, September 18th right after school with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor.  If you love math, join the math team.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Our first meeting will take place after school next Tuesday, September 11th, in Mr. Costello's room and we will plan this fall's outing adventures. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in the MSK lobby in front of the office. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, 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 (room 710) on the following dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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!