MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 13, 2017

Oct 16 - Picture Day (new date moved from the 10th)
Oct 16-17 - Auditions for MSK Musical after school (sign up with Mrs. Mathews)
Oct 17,18 &19 - Katahdin Team to Laudholm Farm
Oct 19 - Student Flu Clinic

MSK Picture Day will take place on Monday, October 16th.  Picture forms have been sent home with your child, but we have extra copies in the office if you need one.  You can also order online ahead of time at using picture day ID #LG387053Q0.  We ask that all students be photographed, even if you are not purchasing a photo package. These pictures are used for the yearbook and student IDs.

As a reminder, MSK's student flu vaccine clinic will be held on Thursday, October 19th. If you want your child to receive their flu vaccine here at MSK, please read the attached information sheet and complete the attached permission form and return it as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Taggart RN at 467-8004.

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

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

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

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

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

Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at for questions.

The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at with questions. 

This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center beginning 9/21 and continues throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald

The 6th grade math team will begin practice on Monday, October 16th after school in room 806.  Practice will be held until 3:45. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at with questions.

The 7th & 8th Grade math teams met for their first practice on Tuesday, October 10th with Mrs. McGlashan.  Practices for SMML math team will continue to meet every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at with questions. 

MathCounts, a more intense and advanced math team experience, also began on Tuesday, October 10th, after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m.  MathCounts students will have a full practice every other Tuesday and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at with questions. 

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 (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1 . If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at

All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  

The first meeting of the Yearbook Club will be held right after school on Monday, October 16th.  Everyone is welcome!  We’ll meet in the library.  All Yearbook Club meetings will be on Mondays and the meetings end in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy  & Julia Gottlieb 
Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: October 16th,October 30th, November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th 

KENNEBUNK TO QUÉBEC TRIP (Memorial Day Weekend 2018)
Mr. Tad Williams, will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Québec City over the Memorial Day Weekend . The trip is scheduled for May 26-28, 2018. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

We’ll stay at the oldest and the best located hotel in Old Quebec, dine at some of the best restaurants, walk the most significant streets with a professional guide, and tour inside some of the most interesting buildings. We’ll head outside Quebec City to tour the stunning Basilica of Sainte- Anne-de-Beaupré, and marvel at the Montmorency Falls from its observation decks and the suspension bridge that spans the Montmorency.

Students can enroll online at: OR email Mr. Williams: for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!