MSK Weekly Bulletin - December 21, 2017

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE HOLIDAY BREAK WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

DON’T FORGET:
Dec 21 – ½ day (11:00 am dismissal) - Bagged lunches are available to those students who request one. NO LATE BUSES WILL BE RUNNING AND ALL STUDENTS MUST GO HOME AT THE 11:00 AM DISMISSAL TIME
Dec 22-Jan 1 – NO School - Vacation
Jan 2 - School Reopens

ALL CHROMEBOOKS ARE TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK

MATH TEAM NEWS
6th Grade - The MSK 6th grade math team competed in their first meet of the year on Tuesday, December 19th.  With 30 schools participating, the MSK team placed first.  Individually, Trevor Williams took first place and David Rush earned 2nd. Congratulations to all team members: Oliver Boxall, Turner Fadiman, Sophia Grassi, Sam Harris, Isaac Kahn, Ambrose Maynes, Jack Mulligan, Xander Pettis, David Rush, Oliver White, Trevor Williams

7th Grade - The 7th grade math team placed 1st out of twenty-five teams at the Southern Maine Math League competition on Wednesday, December 19th.  Eamon McGlashan placed 3rd individually. Congratulations to all team members: James DiGovanni, Maya Flores, Tori Ladd, Noah Manning, Eamon McGlashan and Sam Marquis.  Seventh graders Hayden Furber, Emma Hussey, and Morris McCall competed as an alternate team. 

8th Grade - The 8th grade math team placed 4th out of twenty-four teams.  Sofie Dumas placed 5th individually. Congratulations to all team members: Ella Boxall, Sofie Dumas, Sophia Esch, Ivy Hammer-Gumbrell and Alexandra Verna.  

LOST AND FOUND
We have a MULTITUDE of lost items in our lost and found that students have left behind.  For the next few weeks until break, we will display these items in the MSK lobby so you can take a look to see if anything belongs to you.  There are shoes, boots, coats, sweatshirts and much more.  We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure the check any time you come into school.

PLAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE
Rehearsals will be extended until 6:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 2nd in order to provide enough time to get through the entire show.   ALL CAST MEMBERS need to be all ALL REHEARSALS and have rides home as the late bus is not available at that time. 

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, January 2nd
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
8 Girls - 3:45-5:15      (No 7th Grade Girls Practice)
Wednesday, January 3rd
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls 3:45-5:15
Thursday, January 4th
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls 3:45-5:15
Friday, January 5th
7/8 Boys 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls 3:45-5:15

Any athlete staying after school for the 3:45 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - January Snow Tubing at Seacoast Fun Park
WHEN: Sunday, January 14
WHERE: Seacoast Fun Park - Windham, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return at approximately 7:30 pm
COST: $29/participant
 
Epic Night Out - February Climbing at Salt Pump Climbing Gym
WHEN: Friday, February 16
WHERE: Salt Pump Climbing Gym - Scarborough, ME
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 5:00 pm & will return at approximately 10:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

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

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

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

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

MSK CLUBS - 2nd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

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

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  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 rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net

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

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. After-school meets are scheduled for: Jan. 23 and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

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

OUTING CLUB
There are no activities scheduled until after February vacation. 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: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:  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, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Future dates are Jan 17th and Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th