MSK Weekly Bulletin - May 18, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
May 23 - Staff Appreciation Breakfast (Parents, the PTG still needs help with this...see below)
May 23 - All Chorus Night at KHS - 7:00 pm
May 28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
 - Band students march in two parades
May 29 - Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night - 6:00 pm
May 30 - French World Market Day (Bagged lunches for all students)
May 30 - 6th Grade Solar Car Race Day
May 31 - Spanish World Market Day (Bagged lunches for all students)

MESSAGE FROM THE MSK PTG - STAFF APPRECIATION BREAKFAST MAY 23
The annual MSK Staff Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd.The teachers really look forward to this event every year, and we'd love your help in making it a success! If you feel inclined to help out, here's the info on what and when we need help: 
Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to help out.

1. Volunteers
            -set-up: Wednesday 5/23 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 Donations
All food donations can be dropped off Tuesday, May 22nd, 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 23rd.
To make this easier, we have listed suggested donation items by grade:
6th grade: Juice and Water (apple, cranberry, OJ, etc, or bottled water)
7th grade: Prepared fruit (washed and cut up, please) 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 very 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.

Thank you for your help, and for your continued support of the PTG!

FRENCH AND SPANISH MARKETS
On May 30 and 31, we will be hosting our ninth annual day-long French and Spanish Market experiences in the MSK Cafetorium.  Because many of our students won't visit a French or Spanish-speaking country while in middle or high school, we offer them the opportunity to role-play a trip to France or Spain and provide this as a World Language assessment for our students in grades 6 - 8.

Thanks to our great parents and former students, we are all staffed for both markets already.  It's so encouraging to see how much support we have for this event.  We still need FOOD DONATIONS!  If you are able and willing to contribute, please sign up using the links below.  We need everything from crepes and cookies to empanadas, grapes, and paper plates.  
The past eight years’ events have each been a huge success!  We're looking forward to another.  Thank you for your continued support.  

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

Online Sign Up for:
(French - 5/30)   Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv           
(Spanish - 5/31) Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44

MSK YEARBOOK
Now is the time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  Sales end June 4th.

-- The 2017-2018 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. 
-- The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking this link - https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?isAdvertisementOnly=False
-- Use the MSK Yearbook ID code 13356518 and follow the prompts to place your order. You can also find this link on the MSK website at: http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders
-- Online sales end on June 4th so order soo!  The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!!

Please contact yearbook advisors Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net or Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK VEGGIE PLANT SALE
The greenhouse at school is busting with transplants that the students grew. To help raise money for future student gardening at MSK come buy some veggie transplants for your garden! 

The first plant sale will take place May 21 and 22 before and after school during pick up and drop off in the front of the building.

If you want to reserve plants: email Nick Costello, ncostello@rsu21.net  
Available Plants are: Black Cherry Tomatoes $5; Basil $3; Eggplant $5; Cucumber $5; 
Kai Kai Pumpkin $5; Zuchini $5; Yellow Summer Squash $5; Life Plant (Cool easy to grow succulent ) $5

COMMUNITY NEWS
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.

Variety Show @ MSK May 19th (THIS SATURDAY) to support the Center in Lower Village
Do you love watching amazing performances? Well you are in luck! As part of her 8th grade service project, Maggie Nelson is hosting Kennebunk’s all new, multi-generational variety show on May19th at Middle School of the Kennebunks at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.  We hope you can join us to experience the wonders this show has to offer! All money raised will go to the Center in lower village. 

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB on Tuesdays and Thursdays
The MSK Ultimate Frisbee Club will continue to play Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May from 2:15 to 3:30.  The club is open to all grades and no prior experience with the game is required.  Please meet in Mr. Kugler’s room after school (714, at end of the 7th grade hallway) and the club will walk to the West Kennebunk Recreation Field to play.  Players will return to MSK by 3:45 in time to catch the late bus. Please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

Tuesdays:
OUTING CLUB
For complete information about planned outings please go to the MSK website at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 8:00 a.m. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR MSK YEARBOOK

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Now is the time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  Sales end on June 4th.

The 2017-2018 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. 

The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking this link - https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?isAdvertisementOnly=False

Use the MSK Yearbook ID code 13356518 and follow the prompts to place your order. 

You can also find this link on the MSK website at: http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

Order soo!  The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!!

Please contact yearbook advisors Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net or Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Sports Announcement - May 15

UPDATE: We have just received a few more cancellations so please be advised that with the exception of 7th grade softball practice, ALL GAMES AND PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THIS AFTERNOON.

Dear parents/guardians:
Due to weather conditions this afternoon, please be advised that:

Track practice is cancelled

7&8 Boys LAX is cancelled

7 girls LAX game is CANCELLED
8 girls LAX practice is CANCELLED

7 Baseball game cancelled/no practice
8 Baseball practice is cancelled

7 Softball game cancelled/practice will take place, meet in the lobby at 2:15
8 Softball practice is cancelled
 

Thank you,
Andy Coulombe, MSK Athletic Director

MSK Weekly Bulletin - May 11, 2018

NCOMING PRINCIPAL TO VISIT MSK
On Tuesday afternoon, May 15th,  incoming principal Marty Bouchard will be at MSK for a “meet and greet” with students and staff from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. There will also be a “meet and greet” social for parents and community members from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the MSK library. All are welcome.

DISTRICT BUDGET MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 15
This is a reminder that the district budget meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening, May 15th at 7 p.m. in the KES gym. It is important that as many residents attend as possible so we can move the budget forward and get it to the polls for a vote on June 12th. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
May 14/15 - Cadillac Team to the Telling Room
May 15 - Meet and Greet New Principal Marty Bouchard 4pm-5pm in the MSK Library
May 15 - District Budget Mtg - 7pm in the KES gym
May 16 - Spring Sports Photo Day after school
May 17/18 - Katahdin Team to the Telling Room
May 23 - All Chorus Night at KHS - 7:00 pm
May 28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
 - Band students march in two parades
May 29 - Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night - 6:00 pm
May 30 - French World Market Day (Bagged lunches for all students)
May 30 - 6th Grade Solar Car Race Day
May 31 - Spanish World Market Day (Bagged lunches for all students)

STUDENT DRESS CODE REMINDER
With warm weather arriving we would like to remind students of our dress code:  This can also be found on the middle school website in the student handbook at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

Students must be dressed in appropriate attire that is neat, clean and safe. 
1. Students must wear footwear at all times.
2. Offensive/distracting words, pictures, and/or slogans deemed to be in poor taste are prohibited. This applies to drug, alcohol, and sexual inferences. 
3. Immodest clothing is prohibited at school. Clothing worn in such a manner as to reveal underwear or bare skin between the upper chest and mid-thigh is inappropriate. 
4. Students may wear hats or head coverings with the permission of the supervising faculty, staff, or administrator. The administration is the final judge of appropriate/inappropriate dress.

MESSAGE FROM THE MSK PTG - STAFF BREAKFAST MAY 23
The annual MSK Staff Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd.The teachers really look forward to this event every year, and we'd love your help in making it a success! If you feel inclined to help out, here's the info on what and when we need help:

1. Volunteers
            -set-up: Wednesday 5/23 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 Donations
All food donations can be dropped off Tuesday, May 22nd, 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 23rd.
To make this easier, we have listed suggested donation items by grade:
6th grade: Juice and Water (apple, cranberry, OJ, etc, or bottled water)
7th grade: Prepared fruit (washed and cut up, please) 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 very 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.

Thank you for your help, and for your continued support of the PTG!

FRENCH AND SPANISH MARKETS
On  May 30 and 31, we will be hosting our ninth annual day-long French and Spanish Market experiences in the MSK Cafetorium.  Many students will not have the chance to visit a French or Spanish-speaking country while in middle or high school.  Therefore, we offer students the opportunity to role-play a trip to France or Spain and provide this World Language assessment for our students in grades 6 - 8.

Thanks to assistance from parents, community members, and local businesses, the past eight years’ events have each been a huge success!  If you are willing to help out, by either volunteering or sending in food donations, please sign up online at the URL addresses provided below.  Merci Beaucoup!     ¡Muchas gracias!
James François • Ellen Jardine • Jeff Kugler • Tad Williams

Online Sign Up for 
(French - 5/30)   Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv
                           Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru
(Spanish - 5/31) Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44
                           Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  

-- The 2017-2018 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. 
-- The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking this link - https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?isAdvertisementOnly=False
-- Use the MSK Yearbook ID code 13356518 and follow the prompts to place your order. You can also find this link on the MSK website at: http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders
-- Online sales end on June 4th so order soo!  The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!!

Please contact yearbook advisors Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net or Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.

Variety Show May 19th to support the Center in Lower Village
Do you love watching amazing performances? Well you are in luck! As part of her 8th grade service project, Maggie Nelson is hosting Kennebunk’s all new, multi-generational variety show on May19th at Middle School of the Kennebunks at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.  We hope you can join us to experience the wonders this show has to offer! All money raised will go to the Center in lower village. 

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB on Tuesdays and Thursdays
The MSK Ultimate Frisbee Club will continue to play Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May from 2:15 to 3:30.  The club is open to all grades and no prior experience with the game is required.  Please meet in Mr. Kugler’s room after school (714, at end of the 7th grade hallway) and the club will walk to the West Kennebunk Recreation Field to play.  Players will return to MSK by 3:45 in time to catch the late bus. Please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

Tuesdays:
OUTING CLUB
For complete information about planned outings please go to the MSK website at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 8:00 a.m. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
    CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - May 4, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
May 4 - 7/8 Grade Dance - 6:30-8:30 pm $5.00 admission
May 9 - All Band Night at KHS - 6:30 pm
May 14/15 - Cadillac Team to the Telling Room
May 17/18 - Katahdin Team to the Telling Room
May 23 - All Chorus Night at KHS - 7:00 pm
May 28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
             - Band students march in two parades
May 29 - Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night - 6:00 pm
May 30 - French World Market Day (Bagged lunches for all students)
May 30 - 6th Grade Solar Car Race Day
May 31 - Spanish World Market Day (Bagged lunches for all students)

STUDENT DRESS CODE REMINDER
With warm weather arriving we would like to take this opportunity to remind students of our dress code:  This can also be found on the middle school website in the student handbook at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

Students must be dressed in appropriate attire that is neat, clean and safe. 
1. Students must wear footwear at all times.
2. Offensive/distracting words, pictures, and/or slogans deemed to be in poor taste are prohibited. This applies to drug, alcohol, and sexual inferences. 
3. Immodest clothing is prohibited at school. Clothing worn in such a manner as to reveal underwear or bare skin between the upper chest and mid-thigh is inappropriate. 
4. Students may wear hats or head coverings with the permission of the supervising faculty, staff, or administrator. The administration is the final judge of appropriate/inappropriate dress.

LUNCH MENU SWAP
Please note that the lunch menus next week on Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th will swap . 

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  

-- The 2017-2018 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. 
-- The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking this link - https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?isAdvertisementOnly=False
-- Use the MSK Yearbook ID code 13356518 and follow the prompts to place your order. You can also find this link on the MSK website at: http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders
-- Online sales end on June 4th so order soo!  The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!!

Please contact yearbook advisors Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net or Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

HOOPS FOR HEART
Students are reminded to bring in their Hoops for Heart Donations by this Monday, May 7th.

COMMUNITY NEWS
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.

Variety Show May 19th to support the Center in Lower Village
Do you love watching amazing performances? Well you are in luck! As part of her 8th grade service project, Maggie Nelson is hosting Kennebunk’s all new, multi-generational variety show on May19th at Middle School of the Kennebunks at 2:00 p.m.Admission is $5.00.  We hope you can join us to experience the wonders this show has to offer! All money raised will go to the Center in lower village. 

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

NEW: ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB on Tuesdays and Thursdays
This ultimate frisbee club will play fun, informal pick-up style games while practicing the fundamental skills of the game. Students will walk to the KES fields with Advisor, Jeff Kugler and return to MSK in time for the late bus at 3:50 p.m. on the following days: Tuesdays 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 and 5/29 and Thursdays 5/10, 5/17 and 5/24. Please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

Tuesdays:
OUTING CLUB
For complete information about planned outings please go to the MSK website at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 8:00 a.m. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - April 27, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

May 2 - Sebago Team East Asia Night - 6:00 pm

May 3 - Allagash Team East Asia Night - 6:00 pm

May 4 - 7/8 Grade Dance - 6:30-8:30 pm

May 9 - All Band Night at KHS - 6:30 pm

May 14/15 - Cadillac Team to the Telling Room

May 17/18 - Katahdin Team to the Telling Room

May 23 - All Chorus Night at KHS - 7:00 pm

May 28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

             - Band students march in two parades

May 29 - Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night - 6:30 pm

May 30 - French World Market Day

May 30 - 6th Grade Solar Car Race Day

May 31 - Spanish World Market Day

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:

Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK

TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm

COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK

TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm

COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP

Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

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

CLYNK

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

MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR

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

NEW: ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB on Tuesdays and Thursdays

This ultimate frisbee club will play fun, informal pick-up style games while practicing the fundamental skills of the game. Students will walk to the KES fields with Advisor, Jeff Kugler and return to MSK in time for the late bus at 3:50 p.m. on the following days: Tuesdays 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 and 5/29 and Thursdays 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 and 5/24. Please contact Mr. Kugler at jkugler@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

Mondays:

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

Tuesdays:

OUTING CLUB

For complete information about planned outings please go to the MSK website at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)

MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.

Wednesdays:

ART OPEN STUDIO

This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

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

STUDENT COUNCIL

All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant. You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net

Thursdays:

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions.

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Sports Announcement - April 26

Dear parents and guardians:

Due to field conditions this afternoon, some games and practices have been modified.  Please see below for final schedule for today: 

7/8 Baseball & Softball Games have been postponed. Makeup date TBA.

7/8 Boys Lacrosse games are on as scheduled.

There will be no practice for 7th & 8th grade baseball or 8th grade softball.

7th grade softball will practice in the gym from 2:15-3:45.

Track & Field and 7/8 Girls Lacrosse will practice as regularly scheduled.

Thank you!

MSK Sports Announcement - Wednesday, April 25

Dear MSK parents and guardians:

Due to weather conditions this afternoon, please note the following changes regarding sports practices and games:

Track - CANCELLED
8th Grade Softball - will practice in the gym 2:15-3:00 pm and uniform distribution after
7th Grade Softball - uniform distribution after school
8th Grade Baseball - CANCELLED
7th Grade Baseball - uniform distribution after school
7/8 Girls LAX - games postponed-new date TBD, will practice in the gym 3:00-3:45 pm
7/8 Boys LAX - CANCELLED

MSK Track and Field Begins Today

Dear parents and guardians:

This is a reminder that track and field practice begins today, Monday, April 23rd, after school on the high school fields.

Athletes will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. Students who do not usually ride a bus will be assigned to bus 19. All track athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show the bus driver each day in order to get off the bus at KHS and participate in track and field. 

Practice ends at 3:50 pm and students can take be picked up at KHS at that time or take the late bus home from there.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MSK Athletic Director, Andy Coulombe at acoulombe@rsu21.net

Thank you and have a great day!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - April 12, 2018

HAPPY VACATION EVERYONE!

Don’t forget that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 13th and next week, April 16 - 20 as we all enjoy a well deserved spring break. 

School will reopen on Monday, April 23 and we look forward to seeing everyone then.

2ND QUARTER REPORT CARDS
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool will reopen on Friday afternoon, April 13th. To view and print your child’s report card via the parent portal, 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.

STUDENT COUNCIL
The next student council meeting will take place on Wednesday morning, April 25th at 8:00 am in room 707.

We wish you and your family and safe and happy spring break.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - April 6, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
April 6 - 3rd quarter ends.  Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, April 9th as teachers finalize grades and will reopen on Friday, April 13th so parents can view report cards.
April 6 - 7/8  Dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5.00 admission (refreshments are available for purchase)
April 9 - Sebago Team Chinatown Trip
April 12 - MSK PTG Mtg 9am
April 13-20 - NO School for Students/Vacation Week

NO HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK
There will be no homework help after school next week, April 9-11.

7/8 GRADE - CHROMEBOOKS STAY IN SCHOOL OVER BREAK
Parents and students, please remember that chromebooks are to be left at school over April vacation. In addition to the chromebooks, cases and chargers should be left as well.  

SPRING SPORTS
Spring sports includes: baseball (grades 7&8), softball (grades 7&8), lacrosse (grades 7&8) and track and field (open to all grades).

Beginning Monday, April 9th - 7/8 softball, 7/8 lacrosse and 8th grade baseball
Beginning Wednesday, April 11th - 7th gr baseball
Beginning Monday, April 23rd - track and field...athletes will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. All track athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show the bus driver each day.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  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.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

FOOD DRIVE AT THE DANCE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH
Eighth grade students Lydia Highbarger and Samantha McGrath are doing a food drive for their community service project. As part of their project, they are going to have a donation table on April 6, the date of the MSK dance for 7th and 8th graders. 8th and 7th graders can donate a non-perishable food item as they walk into the dance. They specifically need donations of canned ravioli or spaghetti, canned fruit, canned baked beans, boxed cereal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, beef stew, boxed pasta, stuffing, muffin mix, oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, and juice. Anything helps!!!

PORTLAND SCHOOL OF BALLET
As part of Maeve Saunders’ community service project to bring the arts to all audiences, please join Portland Ballet at Building Ballets, an innovative program that mixes performance, lecture and demonstration to educate the public about the performing arts. See flyer attached!

KENNEBUNK COFFEE HOUSE - APRIL 7TH
Mary Hauser’s community service project is the "Kennebunk Coffee House", in which 8th grade and high school musicians will perform over coffee and desserts to raise money to support the organization Doctors Without Borders.  This is being done in collaboration with the high school Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Join us on Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafe and help support this worthwhile cause. The suggested donation is $5 /students and seniors; $10/adults, $20 for families. We hope to see you there.

THE BUNK-BRUNCH - APRIL 8TH
On Sunday, April 8th from 10am-3pm, come join Alexandre Reed, Cole Binnet, William Smith and Leia Lowery, at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters for a family friendly brunch. Located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport, there will be food, fun and board games, or walk a trail and warm up by the fire. For more information contact Leia@kctoffice.org or call 207-967-3465.

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

A 2nd donation box is located in the lobby for Libby Dakers and Elsa Engesser’s community service project, also to support the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk. Any donation you can make to better the lives of animals in the shelter is much appreciated.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
NO HOMEWORK HELP APRIL 9,10&11 - Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  The next meeting is scheduled for April 9th.

Tuesdays:
OUTING CLUB IS BACK
The 1st meeting of the 4th quarter will take place next Tuesday, April 10th: learning about the basics of fire safety and building a fire on goose rocks beach. It’s not too late to sign up, simply see Mr. Costello for a permission slip and sign up on the board outside Mr. Steere’s office. Feel free to bring something to cook over the fire and share! 

Pick up is @ Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport (not gooches!) @ 4:00 PM. Go to the clock tower corner on rt 9, turn on Dyke rd toward the beach, then turn left on the kings highway along the beach. We will be in the middle of the beach. 

For complete information about this and future outings please go to https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ 

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 30, 2018

CADILLAC TEAM SCIENCE EXPO
The Cadillac Team Science Expo is happening next week on Thursday, April 5th, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the MSK cafeteria. Our scientists are almost ready!!

SPRING SPORTS
Sign ups for spring sports are posted in each wing - outside Mr. Taylor’s room in 6th grade, outside Mr. MacLeod’s room in 7th grade and outside Mr. Hemond’s room in 8th grade. Spring sports includes baseball, softball, and lacrosse that are open to 7th and 8th grade students, and track and field which is open to students in all grades.

Baseball, softball and lacrosse will begin Monday, April 9th.
Track and field will begin on Monday, April 23rd - athletes who participate in track and field will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. All athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show the bus driver each day.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  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.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

FOOD DRIVE
Eighth grade students Lydia Highbarger and Samantha McGrath are doing a food drive for their community service project. As part of their project, they are going to have a donation table on April 6, the date of the MSK dance for 7th and 8th graders. 8th and 7th graders can donate a non-perishable food item as they walk into the dance. They specifically need donations of canned ravioli or spaghetti, canned fruit, canned baked beans, boxed cereal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, beef stew, boxed pasta, stuffing, muffin mix, oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, and juice. Anything helps!!!

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 23, 2018

MEA TESTING CONTINUES NEXT WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS
MEA testing at the middle school will continue on Monday and Tuesday next week, March 26 and 27.  Testing will take place from 7:40-9:00 am each day. If your child is absent on any of the testing days, make up sessions will be provided. 

It is CRITICAL that if your child brings their chromebook home, they bring it back to school each morning FULLY CHARGED.

It is also important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast each morning, and arrive to school on time (by 7:25 am). Please encourage your child to do their best when testing and feel free to contact principal, Jeff Rodman at 467-8004 if you have any general questions regarding the MEA.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
We have two games next week: Monday, March 26 at Wells Jr. High at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, March 30 at home at 3:00 p.m. There will also be practice after school on Tues, Wed & Thurs until 3:45 p.m.

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

SPRING SPORTS
Sign ups for spring sports are posted in each wing - outside Mr. Taylor’s room in 6th grade, outside Mr. MacLeod’s room in 7th grade and outside Mr. Hemond’s room in 8th grade. Students should sign up if they are interested in Spring sports. This includes baseball, softball, and lacrosse - open to 7th and 8th grade students, and track and field which is open to students in all grades.

Baseball, softball and lacrosse will begin on Monday, April 9th.
Track and field will begin on Monday, April 23rd - athletes who participate in track and field will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. All athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show to the bus driver each day.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  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.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER
Emilie Santerre and Maiea Naber are collecting donations for Safe Haven Animal Shelter. Their goal is to collect 200 cans of cat food and 5 lbs. of dry cat food by March 30th. If they can reach their goal, Mr. Steer has agreed to dress up as the Easter Bunny for the day on April 2nd. Please bring in some cat food and drop it off in the big purple and blue box by the front door of MSK.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
NO ART STUDIO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST. This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  The next meeting will be on March 28th at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 15, 2018

MEA TESTING TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS
MEA testing at the middle school will take place beginning Monday, March 19th and go through Tuesday, March 27th.  Testing will take place from 7:40-9:00 am each day with the exception of late start Wednesday, March 21st (no testing on Wednesday). If your child is absent on any of the testing days, make up sessions will be provided. 

It is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast each morning, and arrive to school on time (by 7:25 am). Please encourage your child to do their best when testing and feel free to contact principal, Jeff Rodman at 467-8004 if you have any general questions regarding the MEA.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
Intramural Volleyball takes place after school and ends in time for students to take the late bus home. Next week’s schedule is as follows: Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22 only.

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

HARLEM SUPERSTARS COME TO KHS - MARCH 19TH
The Harlem Superstars will be at Kennebunk High School on Monday, March 19th for a game to be held at 6:00 pm in the KHS Gym. The tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. This is a fundraiser to benefit the KHS Student Council. A few of the “Superstars” will be visiting MSK during lunch to talk to our students as well. 

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  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.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

BLOOD DRIVE-MARCH 19TH
As their community service project, Maura Ragnarsson and Lola Cook are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, March 19th from 2:00-7:00 pm in the MSK gym. If you or a family member can donate blood please spread the world and donate! Thank you for supporting our eighth grade community project.  
Please see the flyer: Middle School of the Kennebunks Blood Drive Newsletter

SPECIAL SURFERS ORGANIZATION
Ashley LaRoche, Ashley Medina and Juliauna Tadlock are having a bake sale at the blood drive on March 19th from 2-7pm. They are raising money for the special surfers organization and are trying to reach a goal of $750.  Please stop by if you are able and help them support kids with special needs who would like to get out and learn to surf! You can learn more about the organization by going to http://www.specialsurfer.org/

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER
Emilie Santerre and Maiea Naber are collecting donations for Safe Haven Animal Shelter. Their goal is to collect 200 cans of cat food and 5 lbs. of dry cat food by March 30th. If they can reach their goal, Mr. Steer has agreed to dress up as the Easter Bunny for the day on April 2nd. Please bring in some cat food and drop it off in the big purple and blue box by the front door of MSK.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
NO ART STUDIO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST. This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Blood Drive - Monday, March 19th from 2-7pm

Dear MSK Parents and Guardians:

Two of our 8th grade students are hosting a blood drive here at MSK on Monday, March 19th in the MSK gym. The blood drive is part of our community projects for our 8th graders and the American Red Cross will be here to run it from 2pm - 7pm. At this time we have 15 of our possible 48 slots filled. We need your help! Please sign up at www.redcrossblood.org or you can reach out to Craig Hemond at chemond@rsu21.net. Let me know what time frame you would like to sign up for and I will sign you up and confirm your appointment. Thank you for considering to give blood and please spread the word!

Thank you,
Craig Hemond (8th Grade Science Teacher and Community Project Advisor for this group)

Please see the attached form for more information: Middle School of the Kennebunks Blood Drive Newsletter

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 9, 2018

KHS MUSICAL
Kennebunk High School Theater presents "As You Like It." A modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery. Performances are: March 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm, and March 11 at 2 pm in the KHS auditorium. 

Tickets for all RSU 21 students are free at the door. These free tickets must be claimed, in person, on the same day as the performance. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. Call 985-1110 x1107 for more information or go to www.asyoulikeitkhs.brownpapertickets.com if you would like to purchase tickets online.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
Intramural Volleyball takes place after school and ends in time for students to take the late bus home. Next week’s schedule is as follows:

Monday 3/12 - Game @ York High School 3:30pm start (Bus 2:15pm)
Tuesday 3/13 - No Volleyball
Wednesday 3/14 - Practice 2:15-3:45
Thursday 3/15 - Home Game vs. York 3:30pm

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE TRIP TO BOSTON - MARCH 16TH
The sixth grade teams will be going to Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, March 16th.  Students will return at 3:00 pm and can be picked up upon return.  Students also have the option of taking the late bus at 3:45 pm.

HARLEM SUPERSTARS COME TO KHS - MARCH 19TH
The Harlem Superstars will be at Kennebunk High School on Monday, March 19th for a game to be held at 6:00 pm in the KHS Gym. The tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. This is a fundraiser to benefit the KHS Student Council. A few of the “Superstars” will be visiting MSK during lunch to talk to our students as well. 

8TH GRADE IB COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:
All 8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  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.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

BLOOD DRIVE-MARCH 19TH
As their community service project, Maura Ragnarsson and Lola Cook are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, March 19th from 2:00-7:00 pm in the MSK gym. If you or a family member can donate blood please spread the world and donate! Thank you for supporting our eighth grade community project.  Please see the attached flyer. 

SPECIAL SURFERS ORGANIZATION
Ashley LaRoche, Ashley Medina and Juliauna Tadlock are having a bake sale at the blood drive on March 19th from 2-7pm. They are raising money for the special surfers organization and are trying to reach a goal of $750.  Please stop by if you are able and help them support kids with special needs who would like to get out and learn to surf! You can learn more about the organization by going to http://www.specialsurfer.org/

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - March 13 Skateboarding, Inline Skates, and Scooter Riding at Bath Indoor Skatepark - A waiver must be completed and signed by a parent in front of the Program Coordinator (this can be done at drop off at the Youth Community Center on the day) OR, IF NOT SIGNED IN PERSON THIS FORM MUST BE NOTARIZED.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th
WHERE: Bath Meetinghouse and Skatepark, Bath
TIMES: Bus leaves the Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return approx. 10:00 pm
COST: $35/participant

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. Late buses are available for transportation home.

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.