MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, January 18, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:


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

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

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

Wednesday, January 23 - to be determined


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


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


MSK Musical Aladdin Jr. performances will be as follows:

Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm


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

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


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


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

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

snacks are available for purchase.


Powerschool:

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

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



MORNING DROP OFF

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


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


HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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


SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

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


AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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


CLYNK

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


MSK CLUBS

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


2nd Quarter:


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

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


DEBATE CLUB

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


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

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


6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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


7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

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


STUDENT COUNCIL

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


KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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


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


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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


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


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

MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, January 11, 2019

A FEW REMINDERS:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

  • Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm

  • Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm

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

 

Powerschool Portal:

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

Mid-Year Update from MSK PTG

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

MORNING DROP OFF

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

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

HOMEWORK HELP

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

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

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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

CLYNK

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

MSK CLUBS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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

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

 

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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

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

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


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 21, 2018

A FEW REMINDERS:

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

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

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

MSK t-shirts
MSK hoodies
MSK jackets

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

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


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6th Grade Message

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

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

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

Sincerely,

Katahdin and Cadillac Teachers

MSK Homework Help Guideline Updates

Dear parents and guardians:

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

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

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

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

  • They are requested by a classroom teacher to attend.

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

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

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

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

  • Student will not play games on their Chromebooks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MSK Picture Retakes - Thursday, Nov 29th

Dear Parents and Guardians:

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

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

MSK Cancellations Today, November 19th

Dear MSK parents and guardians:

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

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

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

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 16, 2018

HAPPY SNOW DAY EVERYONE!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Nov. 21-23 - NO School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29 - Picture Retakes

 

LOST & FOUND

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

 

NO HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK

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

 

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Nov 19 & 20

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

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

 

PICTURE RETAKES - Nov 29

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

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

 

MORNING DROP OFF

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

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

 

MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

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

 

HOMEWORK HELP

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

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

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

 

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST

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

 

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

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

 

CLYNK

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

 

MSK CLUBS

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

 2nd Quarter:

DEBATE CLUB

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

 

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

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

 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

 

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM

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

 

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS

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

 

OUTING CLUB

The last Outing Club for the season is November 13th. All information regarding outings, pick up times, and pick up locations are posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  ncostello@rsu21.net

 

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

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

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

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

 

YEARBOOK CLUB

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

 

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019

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

 

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

 

KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

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

 

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

 

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

PowerSchool Parent Portal Now Open

Dear Parents and Guardians:

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

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

  • Log in to PowerSchool.

  • Select the student you would like to view.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

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

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

OUTING CLUB
The last Outing Club for the season is November 13th. All information regarding outings, pick up times, and pick up locations are posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  Scheduled meeting dates are Nov 13 and Nov 27 at 7:00 am in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Say Something Assembly at MSK

Dear Parents and Guardians,

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

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

Students were taught to:

  1. Look for signs, signals, and threats

  2. Act immediately, and take it seriously

  3. Say Something

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Marty Bouchard, Principal

Margaret Parkhurst, Assistant Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 2, 2018

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

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

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAYS ARE WALKING DAYS
We want to remind everyone that we will continue to walk outside on Friday mornings as long as the weather cooperates. With the cooler temps, we encourage students to come prepared to walk outside and to wear a coat/jacket (gloves and scarves are fine too). 

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. If you drop off in front, please remember to use the driveway and pull up as far as possible. DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

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

MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are now offering MSK T-shirts in various sizes for just $10 each. Stop by the office and pick one up if you’re interested. We will sell them until we are out of stock and then purchase more if needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd Quarter:

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

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

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

OUTING CLUB
The next two dates of this club are Nov 6 and 13th. All information regarding outings, pick up times, and pick up locations are posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  ncostello@rsu21.net

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

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  Scheduled meeting dates are Nov 13 and Nov 27 at 7:00 am in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Everyone is welcome! We meet after school in the library on the following dates: Thursday, Nov 8, Nov 29 and Dec 13. Future dates TBA. Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

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

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

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

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. We want to remind you of the alternative drop off spot, which is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

NEW MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are now offering MSK T-shirts in various sizes for just $10 each. Stop by the office and pick one up if you’re interested. We will sell them until we are out of stock and then purchase more if needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st Quarter:

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

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

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

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

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

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

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom - 710.  The next date is 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  Scheduled meeting dates are Oct 30, Nov 13 and Nov 27 at 7:00 am in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Everyone is welcome! We meet after school in the library on the following dates: Thursday, Nov 8, Nov 29 and Dec 13. Future dates TBA. Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

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

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

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

PTG 7th/8th Grade Costume Dance

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

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

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

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

Thank you, Denise Hammond and Lorraine Burr

MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

School Start Exploration Info Packet

MORNING DROP OFF
We have noticed that traffic on Thompson Road is backing up as parents drive their children to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building. We want to remind you of the alternative drop off spot, which is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

NEW MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We are now offering MSK T-shirts in various sizes for just $10 each. Stop by the office and pick one up if you’re interested. We will sell them until we are out of stock and then purchase more if needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st Quarter:

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

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

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

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

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB (NEW)
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

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

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

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
The next Student Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/23 after school until 3:45 p.m. Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

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

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

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

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