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 email@example.com if you are able to help out.
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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!!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
For complete information about planned outings please go to the MSK website at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org