MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, May 10, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  
Below are some important dates to remember. The complete list of upcoming dates can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/

May 10 - 7/8 Dance 6:30 pm (Hosted by the Sebago Team) This was moved from May 3rd  
May 14 - Allagash Team to Boston Aquarium and IMAX 7:45 - 3:30
May 22 - All Chorus Night at KHS - 7:00 p.m.
May 31 - Solar Car Day

MSK PTG STAFF BREAKFAST - MAY 17TH
The MSK PTG is hosting the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast next Wednesday, May 17th, to show our thanks to the wonderful staff members of MSK. This breakfast would not be possible without the help of the fantastic parents of the children here at MSK. *Please note that this is a late start morning and the teachers will enjoy all this before our kids even arrive at school. 

We will need help on that day, as well as help with food donations. If you are able to assist in any way, we would really appreciate it! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AC22A3FA7-teacher 

1. Volunteers
-set-up: Wednesday 5/18 at 6:30 am (6-8 people)
-serving: 7:15-8:15 am (6-8 people)
-clean-up: (6-8 people)---from about 8:15 until 9:00 am
Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you can help that morning.

2. Food and/or Monetary Donations
All food donations can be dropped off Tuesday, May 17th between 7:30 and 4:00 in the office (there will be a cooler there), or between 6:30-7:15 am on Wednesday morning, May 18th.
To make this easier, we have listed suggested donation items by grade:

6th grade: Juice and Water (apple, cranberry, OJ, bottled water)
7th grade: Prepared fruit (washed and cut up) in large zip-top bags or disposable containers---each person can do just one or two types of fruit. We did this last year and were able to combine them all into a large bowl for a fantastic fruit salad!
8th grade: Baked Goods (Pastries, Muffins, Breads----Homemade or Store-bought).  Gluten-free options would also be appreciated!

Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to donate any of these items (and specifics of what you will be bringing, if possible).  This way we will know what we will have and what we might need.

We would also be happy to accept monetary donations, which may be dropped off at the office any time between now and May 15th. (Checks can be made out to MSK PTG.)  Your money will go toward rounding out the morning’s menu. Thank you for your help, and for your continued support of the PTG!

MSK YEARBOOK:
Don’t miss out! It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.The 2018-2019 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00.  To order your yearbook simply click here.  When placing your order, it would be helpful if you included your child’s homeroom teacher.  CASH SALES begin on Monday, May 13th and online orders close Friday, May 31!  The MSK Yearbook sold out last year so don’t wait to place your order!!  If you have any questions, please contact yearbook advisors:  Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  or Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net    

8TH GRADE SPRING LUNCHEON - MAY 29TH
Dear 8th Grade Families:
The MSK 8th grade teams will hold a THANKFUL FOR YOU meal for the senior citizens of our community on Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30 AM in the MSK cafeteria. Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding the dinner as our community partner.  The students will plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food and provide the entertainment.

We need your help in two ways.  
First, we need food donations.  Although the meal is paid for by Biddeford Savings we do ask for dessert and roll donations from 8th grade families.  Please use this Sign-Up Genius link to donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A62BA0F49-msk8th2 .  
Secondly, we are asking you to please distribute invitations to relatives, family friends, or neighbors who are 50 plus years of age.  You can do this by forwarding the attached PDF of our invitation or your child can ask for a printed copy at school.  This person (or people) will be your child's guest for the event. Thank you for your support in making this incredible event a success!
Sharon Greenglass sgreenglass@rsu21.net and Erin Neale eneale@rsu21.net

FRENCH AND SPANISH MARKET DAYS
On  May 23rd and 24th, we will be hosting our tenth annual day-long French and Spanish Market experiences in the MSK Cafetorium.  Thanks to assistance from parents, community members, and local businesses, the past nine years’ events have each been a huge success!   If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online at the URL addresses provided.  We will confirm with you by phone or email. 

Merci Beaucoup!  Muchas gracias!
Sharon Connors • James François • Ellen Jardine • Jeff Kugler • Tad Williams

Online Sign Up
(Spanish - 5/23) 
Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44      Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7
(French - 5/24)   
Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv      Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru

KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K
Do you like to run or walk?  MSK is excited to be forming a team for the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in support of The Center. This event is open to all walkers and runners on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms are available in the MSK office. For RSU21 staff, students, and their families, the entrance fee is only $10.00.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

GSA Club:
Catie Williams, Dylan Rogers, and Annabelle Morin have created the GSA Club for their community service project.  This club is for LGBT students and their allies.  The club will meet Wednesdays after school beginning on Wednesday, April 24.
Kennebunk Food Pantry
Stacey Ames, Bella Hirst, and Nina Parsons are collecting non-perishable food for their community service project.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to one of the collection boxes in the lobby and the by the elevator.  Donations will go the Kennebunk Food Pantry.
Local Blood Drive Dates:
Emily Mains, as part of her community service project, has listed several opportunities where you could go to give blood.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lcqncvgn9bf5CEMDCdqC05kQz3tl4o-YOlBscpP6BtI/edit?usp=sharing

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

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS AT THE MAINE OFFICE 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!

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 advisors Rachel McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net or Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net with questions. 

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

OUTING CLUB
Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome. Mr. Costello is the advisor and can be reached at ncostellos@rsu21.net for questions. Sign up on the whiteboard outside of Mr. Costello’s room (711) to attend. You can check out all of the upcoming offerings at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB
The MSK Ultimate Frisbee Club starts next week and will play every Tuesday and Thursday until June 6th.  The club plays informal pick up games until 3:30 and is open to all grades -- no prior experience with the game is required.  Please meet in Mr. Kugler’s room after school (room 714, at end of the 7th grade hallway) and the club will walk over to the West Kennebunk field to play.  Players will return to MSK by 3:45 in time to catch the late bus.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, May 3, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  

Below are some important dates to remember. The complete list of upcoming dates can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/


May 7 - Econobunk - Katahdin Team

May 8 - All Band Night at KHS at 6:30 pm

May 9 - Econobunk - Cadillac Team

May 10 - 7/8 Dance 6:30 pm (Hosted by the Sebago Team) This was moved from May 3rd  

May 14 - Allagash Team to Boston Aquarium and IMAX 7:45 - 3:30

May 22 - All Chorus Night at KHS - 7:00 p.m.


MSK Yearbook:

Don’t miss out! It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.The 2018-2019 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00.  To order your yearbook simply click here.  When placing your order, it would be helpful if you included your child’s homeroom teacher.  Online orders close Friday, May 31! The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!! If you have any questions, please contact yearbook advisors:  Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  or Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net    


8TH GRADE SPRING LUNCHEON - MAY 29TH

Dear 8th Grade Families:

The MSK 8th grade teams will hold a THANKFUL FOR YOU meal for the senior citizens of our community on Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30 AM in the MSK cafeteria. Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding the dinner as our community partner.  The students will plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food and provide the entertainment.


We need your help in two ways.  

First, we need food donations.  Although the meal is paid for by Biddeford Savings we do ask for dessert and roll donations from 8th grade families.  Please use this Sign-Up Genius link to donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A62BA0F49-msk8th2 .

Secondly, we are asking you to please distribute invitations to relatives, family friends, or neighbors who are 50 plus years of age.  You can do this by forwarding the attached PDF of our invitation or your child can ask for a printed copy at school. This person (or people) will be your child's guest for the event. Thank you for your support in making this incredible event a success!

Sharon Greenglass sgreenglass@rsu21.net and Erin Neale eneale@rsu21.net


FRENCH AND SPANISH MARKET DAYS

On  May 23rd and 24th, we will be hosting our tenth annual day-long French and Spanish Market experiences in the MSK Cafetorium.  Thanks to assistance from parents, community members, and local businesses, the past nine years’ events have each been a huge success!   If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online at the URL addresses provided. We will confirm with you by phone or email.


Merci Beaucoup!  Muchas gracias!

Sharon Connors • James François • Ellen Jardine • Jeff Kugler • Tad Williams


Online Sign Up

(Spanish - 5/23)

Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44   Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

(French - 5/24)   

Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv   Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru


AWS YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

The Animal Welfare Society has two new programs for students to earn community service hours.  Please see the link below for details. https://animalwelfaresociety.org/events/category/volunteer/youth-volunteers/


KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K

Do you like to run or walk?  MSK is excited to be forming a team for the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in support of The Center. This event is open to all walkers and runners on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms are available in the MSK office. For RSU21 staff, students, and their families, the entrance fee is only $10.00.


8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

GSA Club:

Catie Williams, Dylan Rogers, and Annabelle Morin have created the GSA Club for their community service project.  This club is for LGBT students and their allies. The club will meet Wednesdays after school beginning on Wednesday, April 24.

Kennebunk Food Pantry

Stacey Ames, Bella Hirst, and Nina Parsons are collecting non-perishable food for their community service project.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to one of the collection boxes in the lobby and the by the elevator.  Donations will go the Kennebunk Food Pantry.

Local Blood Drive Dates:

Emily Mains, as part of her community service project, has listed several opportunities where you could go to give blood.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lcqncvgn9bf5CEMDCdqC05kQz3tl4o-YOlBscpP6BtI/edit?usp=sharing


HOMEWORK HELP

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


CLYNK

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS AT THE MAINE OFFICE 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!


        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 advisors Rachel McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net or Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net with questions.


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


OUTING CLUB:

Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome. Mr. Costello is the advisor and can be reached at ncostellos@rsu21.net for questions. Sign up on the whiteboard outside of Mr. Costello’s room (711) to attend. You can check out all of the upcoming offerings at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/



MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, April 26, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  
Below are some important dates to remember. The complete list of upcoming dates can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/

April 30 - Sebago Team Asia Family Night - 6 pm (this was moved from 4/24)
May 2 - 6th grade math meet
May 7 - Econobunk - Katahdin Team
May 8 - All Band Night at KHS at 6:30 pm
May 9 - Econobunk - Cadillac Team
May 10 - 7/8 Dance 6:30 pm (Hosted by the Sebago Team) This was moved from May 3rd  

3RD QTR REPORT CARDS
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.

If you are having difficulties printing or need a hard copy of your child’s report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

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

LOST & FOUND BEING DONATED:
On Wednesday, May 1 the items collected in the MSK Lost & Found will be donated to the Kennebunk Cares Closet.  Parents/guardians and students can look for missing items which are located in the hallway by the main office. Lost & Found.jpg 

8TH GRADE SPRING LUNCHEON - MAY 29TH
Dear 8th Grade Families:
The MSK 8th grade teams will hold a THANKFUL FOR YOU meal for the senior citizens of our community on Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30 AM in the MSK cafeteria. Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding the dinner as our community partner.  The students will plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food and provide the entertainment.

We need your help in two ways.  
First, we need food donations.  Although the meal is paid for by Biddeford Savings we do ask for dessert and roll donations from 8th grade families.  Please use this Sign-Up Genius link to donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A62BA0F49-msk8th2.  
Secondly, we are asking you to please distribute invitations to relatives, family friends, or neighbors who are 50 plus years of age.  You can do this by forwarding the attached PDF of our invitation Spring luncheon invite.pdf or your child can ask for a printed copy at school.  This person (or people) will be your child's guest for the event. 
Thank you for your support in making this incredible event a success!

Sharon Greenglass  sgreenglass@rsu21.net and Erin Neale eneale@rsu21.net

FRENCH AND SPANISH MARKET DAYS
On  May 23rd and 24th, we will be hosting our tenth annual day-long French and Spanish Market experiences in the MSK Cafetorium.  Thanks to assistance from parents, community members, and local businesses, the past nine years’ events have each been a huge success!   If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online at the URL addresses provided.  We will confirm with you by phone or email. 

Merci Beaucoup!  Muchas gracias!
Sharon Connors • James François • Ellen Jardine • Jeff Kugler • Tad Williams

Online Sign Up
(Spanish - 5/23) Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44   Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

(French - 5/24)   Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv   Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru

AWS YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
The Animal Welfare Society has two new programs for students to earn community service hours.  Please see the link below for details.

https://animalwelfaresociety.org/events/category/volunteer/youth-volunteers/

SPRING SPORTS PRACTICE TIMES:
7th & 8th Grade Baseball 2:15-3:45 MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball 2:15-3:45 MSK
Track & Field 2:15-3:45 KHS
8th Grade girls lacrosse 2:15-3:45 KES
7th Grade boys lacrosse 2:15-3:45 KES
8th Grade boys lacrosse 3:45-5:15 KES
7th Grade girls lacrosse 3:45-5:15 KES

KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K
Do you like to run or walk?  MSK is excited to be forming a team for the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in support of The Center. This event is open to all walkers and runners on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms are available in the MSK office. For RSU21 staff, students, and their families, the entrance fee is only $10.00.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

GSA Club:
Catie Williams, Dylan Rogers, and Annabelle Morin have created the GSA Club for their community service project.  This club is for LGBT students and their allies.  The club will meet Wednesdays after school beginning on Wednesday, April 24.
Instrument Drive:
Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie are having an instrument drive as part of their Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have their own instrument.  Please bring donated instruments in to the MSK office any time during school hours until Wednesday, May 1st.
Kennebunk Food Pantry
Stacey Ames, Bella Hirst, and Nina Parsons are collecting non-perishable food for their community service project.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to one of the collection boxes in the lobby and the by the elevator. Donations will go the Kennebunk Food Pantry.
Local Blood Drive Dates:
Emily Mains, as part of her community service project, has listed several opportunities where you could go to give blood.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lcqncvgn9bf5CEMDCdqC05kQz3tl4o-YOlBscpP6BtI/edit?usp=sharing

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

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS AT THE MAINE OFFICE 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!

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. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, April 30 after school instead of Monday. Please email advisors Rachel McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net or Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net with questions. 

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

OUTING CLUB
Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome. Mr. Costello is the advisor and can be reached at ncostellos@rsu21.net for questions. They will be going to Parsons Beach on Tuesday, April 30 to do beach clean up.  Sign up on the whiteboard outside of Mr. Costello’s room (711) to attend. You can check out all of the upcoming offerings at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/


MSK Weekly Bulletin - Thursday, April 11, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  
Below are some important dates to remember. The complete list of upcoming dates can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/

April 12 - NO SCHOOL (Friday)
April 15-19 - NO SCHOOL - VACATION WEEK
April 30 - Sebago Team Asia Family Night - 6 pm (this was moved from 4/24)

AFTER SCHOOL BUS ASSIGNMENTS
Beginning after April vacation, additional buses will be at MSK to pick up at the end of the day.  That means most students will no longer need to get on one bus at MSK and change to their assigned bus at KHS to go home.  SO, beginning Monday, April 22, 2019, at the end of the day MSK bus students will board directly onto their assigned bus and ride it all the way home. 
Two buses will still transfer at KHS: Bus 17 will take Bus 8 students to KHS and Bus 12 will take Bus 36 students to KHS.

AFTER SCHOOL CLARIFICATION
With the weather getting warmer, we would like to remind parents that students who stay after school are limited to those who have made arrangements to stay under the supervision of a staff member. This includes participation in co-curricular activities such as sports, MSK clubs, and those receiving extra academic help [homework help or meeting with a teacher]. We appreciate your support as we ensure a safe and supportive after-school environment. 

Recently we have had a few students who want to practice a sport outside or just simply hang out and then catch the late bus. This is not allowed because we need to have all students who stay after school be under the supervision of an adult while here at MSK. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact the main office.

AWS Youth Community Service Program:
The Animal Welfare Society has two new programs for students to earn community service hours.  Please see the link for details.  https://animalwelfaresociety.org/events/category/volunteer/youth-volunteers/

SPRING SPORTS
Practices for Monday, April 22:
7th & 8th Grade Baseball 2:15-3:45 MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball 2:15-3:45 MSK
Track & Field 2:15-3:45 KHS
7th & 8th Grade girls lacrosse 2:15-3:45 KES
7th & 8th Grade boys lacrosse 2:15-3:45 KES

Please make sure that you have completed all of the necessary forms on Rank One prior to the season starting.

Track & Field Athletes - Practices will be held at Kennebunk High School. Students should take their normal bus home after school to KHS, get off, and walk to the track. If students need the late bus home, they will get on at KHS. 

Lacrosse Athletes - Lacrosse practices and games this year will be taking place at Kennebunk Elementary School. Transportation will be provided to and from KES after school. Students needing the late bus will be picked up at KES at 3:45 and brought back to MSK in order to take the late bus home. Any lacrosse player not taking the late bus should be picked up at KES.  8th boys and 7th girls will practice 3:45-5:15 but the bus situation still applies to them if they cannot get a ride from a parent to KES for 3:45 pm. A coach will be there to hang out with them until practice time if needed. Please see the attached information sheet for further clarification.

KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K
Do you like to run or walk?  MSK is excited to be forming a team for the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in support of The Center. This event is open to all walkers and runners on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms are available in the MSK office. For RSU21 staff, students, and their families, the entrance fee is only $10.00.

8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner Rescheduled:
8th grade parent reminder: The new date for the 8th grade Thanksgiving Dinner is May 29th. Please stay tuned for more details and requests for baked goods as we get closer to the date.

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

8th Grade Community Service Projects:

Instrument Drive:
Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie are having an instrument drive as part of their Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have their own instrument.  Please bring donated instruments in to the MSK office any time during school hours until Wednesday, May 1st.
Kennebunk Food Pantry
Stacey Ames, Bella Hirst, and Nina Parsons are collecting non-perishable food for their community service project.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to one of the collection boxes in the lobby and the by the elevator. Donations will go the Kennebunk Food Pantry.
Local Blood Drive Dates:
Emily Mains, as part of her community service project, has listed several opportunities where you could go to give blood.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lcqncvgn9bf5CEMDCdqC05kQz3tl4o-YOlBscpP6BtI/edit?usp=sharing

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

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS AT THE MAINE OFFICE 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!

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 advisors Rachel McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net or Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net with questions. 

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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

OUTING CLUB
Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome. Mr. Costello is the advisor and can be reached at ncostellos@rsu21.net for questions. You can check out all of the upcoming offerings at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/
 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, April 5, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  
Below are some important dates to remember. The complete list of upcoming dates can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/

April 9 - Sebago Team China Town Trip - 7:45-3:30 pm
April 12 - NO SCHOOL (Friday)
April 15-19 - NO SCHOOL - VACATION WEEK
April 30 - Sebago Team Asia Family Night - 6 pm (this was moved from 4/24)

POWERSCHOOL
With 3rd quarter grades closing this Friday, April 5, the Powerschool student and parent portal will be closed from Monday, April 8 until Thursday afternoon, April 11 allowing teachers to finalize grades.

AFTER SCHOOL CLARIFICATION
With the weather getting warmer, we would like to remind parents that students who stay after school are limited to those who have made arrangements to stay under the supervision of a staff member. This includes participation in co-curricular activities such as sports, MSK clubs, and those receiving extra academic help [homework help or meeting with a teacher]. We appreciate your support as we ensure a safe and supportive after-school environment. 

Recently we have had a few students who want to practice a sport outside or just simply hang out and then catch the late bus. This is not allowed because we need to have all students who stay after school be under the supervision of an adult while here at MSK. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact the main office.

AFTER SCHOOL BUS ASSIGNMENTS
Beginning after April vacation, ALL buses will be at MSK to pick up at the end of the day.  That means students will no longer need to get on one bus at MSK and change to their assigned bus at KHS to go home.  SO, beginning Monday, April 22, 2019, at the end of the day all MSK bus students will board directly onto their assigned bus and ride it all the way home.

SPRING SPORTS
Signups for Spring sports are currently happening. Practices will begin on Monday, April 8th.  All practices will be 2:15-3:45 pm with the exception of 8th boys lacrosse and 7th girls lacrosse as described below. No Practices Friday April 12th - No School 

Monday, April 8th
7th & 8th Grade Baseball      2:15-3:45        MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball        2:15-3:45        MSK
Track & Field                         2:15-3:45        KHS
8th Girls Lax                          2:15-3:45        KES
8th Boys & 7th Girls Lax       3:45-5:15        KES
No 7th Boys Lax

Tuesday, April 9th
7th & 8th Grade Baseball      2:15-3:45        MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball        2:15-3:45        MSK
Track & Field                         2:15-3:45        KHS
8th Boys & 7th Girls Lax       3:45-5:15        KES
8th Girls Lax                          5:00-6:30        KHS
No 7th Boys Lax

Wednesday, April 10th
7th & 8th Grade Baseball      2:15-3:45        MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball        2:15-3:45        MSK
Track & Field                         2:15-3:45        KHS
7th Boys Lax                         2:15-3:45        KES
8th Boys & 7th Girls Lax       3:45-5:15        KES
8th Girls Lax                          5:00-6:30        KHS

Thursday, April 11th
7th & 8th Grade Baseball      2:15-3:45        MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball        2:15-3:45        MSK
Track & Field                         2:15-3:45        KHS
7th Boys Lax                         2:15-3:45        KES
8th Boys & 7th Girls Lax       3:45-5:15        KES
8th Girls Lax                         5:00-6:30         KHS

No Practices Friday April 12th - No School

Please make sure that you have completed all of the necessary forms on Rank One prior to the season starting.

Track & Field Athletes - Practices will be held at Kennebunk High School. Students should take their normal bus home after school to KHS, get off, and walk to the track. If students need the late bus home, they will get on at KHS. 

Lacrosse Athletes - Lacrosse practices and games this year will be taking place at Kennebunk Elementary School. Transportation will be provided to and from KES after school. Students needing the late bus will be picked up at KES at 3:45 and brought back to MSK in order to take the late bus home. Any lacrosse player not taking the late bus should be picked up at KES.  8th boys and 7th girls will practice 3:45-5:15 but the bus situation still applies to them if they cannot get a ride from a parent to KES for 3:45 pm. A coach will be there to hang out with them until practice time if needed. Please see the attached information sheet for further clarification. MSK Lax Letter.pdf 

EIGHT MSK STUDENTS AWARDED SUMMER CAMP MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Congratulations to all the students who auditioned for the Summer Music Camp scholarships offered by the Keith McClelland and Dionne Trust Funds.  The judges were impressed by all of the students. This year’s scholarship winners are:

Sophia Grassi (7th grade)
Noah Hammond (6th Grade)
Emily Hansen (8th grade)
Ambrose Maynes (7th Grade)
Erin McNeilly (7th grade)
Kylie Parsons (8th Grade)
Hope Poore (8th grade)
MeghanTaggart  (6th grade)

KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K
Do you like to run or walk?  MSK is excited to be forming a team for the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in support of the The Center. This event is open to all walkers and runners on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms are available in the MSK office. For RSU21 staff, students, and their families, the entrance fee is only $10.00.

8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner Rescheduled:
8th grade parent reminder: The new date for the 8th grade Thanksgiving Dinner is May 29th. Please stay tuned for more details and requests for baked goods as we get closer to the date.

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

8th Grade Community Service Projects:

Instrument Drive:
Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie are having an instrument drive as part of their Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have their own instrument.  Please bring donated instruments in on Friday, April 5 from 2-4 pm (please note that this is a time change) to the MSK Lobby.  If you are not able to get to school during this time, they can be brought into the MSK office any time during school hours until Wednesday, May 1st.

Kennebunk Food Pantry
Stacey Ames, Bella Hirst, and Nina Parsons are collecting non-perishable food for their community service project.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to one of the collection boxes in the lobby and the by the elevator. Donations will go the Kennebunk Food Pantry.

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

CLYNK 
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

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

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

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

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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

OUTING CLUB:
Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome. Mr. Costello is the advisor and can be reached at ncostellos@rsu21.net for questions. You can check out all of the upcoming offerings at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/

MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 29, 2019

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


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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS  

Below are some important dates to remember, but we are attaching the full updated list here as well.    This can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/


April 4 - Allagash Team Global Action Night - 6 pm

April 5 - 3rd Qtr Ends

April 9 - Sebago Team China Town Trip - 7:45-3:30 pm

April 12 - NO SCHOOL (Friday)

April 15-19 - NO SCHOOL - VACATION WEEK

April 24 - Sebago Team Asia Family Night - 6 pm


HANNAFORD HELPS PROGRAM - THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and community members for depositing those school dollars in the MSK slot at our local Hannaford. Your contributions have helped us raise money to benefit MSK. The program has ended for now but will start up again next year.  Continue to keep us in mind as you do your shopping….it really helps! And don’t forget to pick up a Clynk bag the next time you’re at MSK….this program continues all year long and certainly adds up over time.


SUMMER MUSIC CAMP SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

These auditions will be taking place at MSK next Wednesday, April 3rd after school. Students should see Mrs Ellis by Friday to secure an audition time or email her at lellis@rsu21.net.


SPRING SPORTS

Signups for Spring sports are happening this week and next week. Practices will begin on Monday, April 8th.  All practices will be 2:15-3:45 pm with the exception of 8th boys lacrosse and 7th girls lacrosse as described below.


Our spring offerings are:

7th & 8th grade Softball

7th & 8th grade Baseball

7th & 8th grade boys and girls Lacrosse

6th, 7th, & 8th grade Track and Field


Please make sure that you have completed all of the necessary forms on Rank One prior to the season starting.


Track & Field Athletes - Practices will be held at Kennebunk High School. Students should take their normal bus home after school to KHS, get off, and walk to the track. If students need the late bus home, they will get on at KHS.


Lacrosse Athletes - Lacrosse practices and games this year will be taking place at Kennebunk Elementary School. Transportation will be provided to and from KES after school. Students needing the late bus will be picked up at KES at 3:45 and brought back to MSK in order to take the late bus home. Any lacrosse player not taking the late bus should be picked up at KES.  8th boys and 7th girls will practice 3:45-5:15 but the bus situation still applies to them if they cannot get a ride from a parent to KES for 3:45 pm. A coach will be there to hang out with them until practice time if needed.


8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner Rescheduled:

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


MSK Yearbook:

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



8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

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

Tech For Tanzania:

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

Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.  Please bring your intstruments in on Friday, April 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the MSK Lobby.

Socks for Biddeford Refugee Project:

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

Maine Cancer Foundation:

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


HOMEWORK HELP

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


CLYNK -

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!


MSK CLUBS

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


OUTING CLUB:

Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome.  The first meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2 after school in Mr. Costello’s room (711) to get more information about the club and go to the MSK Challenge Course.



MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 22, 2019

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


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


8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner Rescheduled:

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


MSK Yearbook:

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


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

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


Chamber Choir Auditions:

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


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

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

Tech For Tanzania:

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

Instrument Drive:

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

Socks for Biddeford Refugee Project:

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

Maine Cancer Foundation:

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


HOMEWORK HELP

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


CLYNK -

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!


MSK CLUBS

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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



MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 15, 2019

Please see the attached flyer regarding the Keith McClelland Fund.


MSK Yearbook:

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


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

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


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

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

Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

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

Tech For Tanzania:

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

Instrument Drive:

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


HOMEWORK HELP

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


CLYNK -

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

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!


MSK CLUBS

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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



MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 8, 2019

Please see the attached flyer regarding the Keith McClelland Fund.


MSK Wrestling Team:

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


MSK Swim Team:

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


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

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

available for purchase.


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


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

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


Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

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


Tech For Tanzania:

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


Instrument Drive:

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



MORNING DROP OFF

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


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


HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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


SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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


CLYNK -

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

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


MSK CLUBS

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


INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL

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

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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


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


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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


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


Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!






MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, February 15, 2019

HAPPY VACATION WEEK!

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


6th Grade Math Team:

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


8th Grade

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


Spirit Week:

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


NAEP:

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

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


MSK Wrestling Team:

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


MSK Swim Team:

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


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


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

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


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

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


Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

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


Raffle for Boston Children's Hospital:

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


Tech For Tanzania:

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


Instrument Drive:

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


8th Grade Semi-Formal:

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


Donate Non Perishable Food Items:

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


MORNING DROP OFF

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


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


HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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


SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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


CLYNK -

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

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


MSK CLUBS

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


INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. There will be a sign up sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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


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


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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


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


Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!






MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, February 8, 2019

MSK Spirit Week February 11 - 15:

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


February Break:

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


8th Grade

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


MSK Wrestling Team:

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


MSK Swim Team:

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


8th Grade Community Service Projects:


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

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


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

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


Donate New or Gently-Used Board and Card Games:

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


Raffle for Boston Children's Hospital:

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


Instrument Drive:

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


Donate Non Perishable Food Items:

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


MORNING DROP OFF

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


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


HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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


SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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


CLYNK

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


MSK CLUBS

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



INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. There will be a sign up sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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


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


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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


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


Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!






MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, February 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8th Grade Community Service Projects:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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

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

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

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

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

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!


MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, January 25, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:


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


MSK Musical Aladdin Jr. performances will be as follows:

Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm


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


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


Powerschool:

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

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


8th Grade Community Service Project:

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



MIYHS Survey:

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


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


8th Grade

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




MORNING DROP OFF

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


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


HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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


SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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


CLYNK

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


MSK CLUBS

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



INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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


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


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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


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


Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!






MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, January 18, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:


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

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

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

Wednesday, January 23 - to be determined


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


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


MSK Musical Aladdin Jr. performances will be as follows:

Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm


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

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


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


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

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

snacks are available for purchase.


Powerschool:

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

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



MORNING DROP OFF

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


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


HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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


SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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


CLYNK

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


MSK CLUBS

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


2nd Quarter:


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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


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


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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


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


Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, January 11, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

  • Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

  • Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm

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

 

Powerschool Portal:

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

Mid-Year Update from MSK PTG

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

MORNING DROP OFF

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

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

HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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

CLYNK

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

MSK CLUBS

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

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

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

  • CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
    The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 
    6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
    The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

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

  • STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
    All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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

 

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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

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

 

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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

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

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 21, 2018

A FEW REMINDERS:

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

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

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

MSK t-shirts
MSK hoodies
MSK jackets

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

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


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

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

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

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

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

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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

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

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

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

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

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

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

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

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

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

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

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

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

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

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

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

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!

6th Grade Message

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

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

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

Sincerely,

Katahdin and Cadillac Teachers