MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 12, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Jan 15 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 18,19 & 20 - MSK Musical “Annie” - Tickets are $7.00
Jan 26 - 7/8 Dance - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - $5.00 Admission


UPDATED DATES TO REMEMBER
Our current list of important dates can be found on the Middle School website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/. We are also attaching an updated list here for your convenience. Dates to Remember UPDATED 1-12-18.pdf  Please be sure to check the website often to stay current on what’s happening at MSK.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you like free pizza and movies? Tickets are going to be sold for a raffle in the MSK lobby from January 22 until February 2 for Lauren Poulin’s IB Community Service Project. You could win a $50-50 Local gift certificate, a $20-Kennebunk House of Pizza gift card, a $25-Squaretoe’s gift certificate, or a Smitty’s Cinema gift bag. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10. All money goes to supporting the education of girls in Guatemala.

LUNCH MENU SWITCH
Please be aware that lunch menus for next Tuesday (1/16) and Thursday (1/18) will be switched. Tuesday will be BBQ Chicken with a Biscuit and Thursday will be Chicken Fried Rice. 

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, Feb. 7th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about try-outs requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 
All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.
Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.
More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE

Monday 1/15
NO SCHOOL - No Practices
Tuesday 1/16
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Saco - 4:00pm/5:00pm
7/8 Girls Away Game vs. Saco - 4:00pm/5:00pm
Wednesday 1/17
7th Boys & Girls Home Game vs. St. James - 4:00pm (Boys)/5:00pm (Girls)
No 8th Grade Practices
Thursday 1/18
8th Boys & Girls Home vs. Wells - 3:30pm (Boys)/4:30pm (Girls)
No 7th Grade Practices
Friday 1/19
7/8 Boys Practice 2:15-3:45
7/8 Girls Practice 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. 

Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 1/16 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/18 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/23 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/25 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

KENNEBUNK-KENNEBUNKPORT LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION
Please see the attached for information regarding registration. KKLL Registration Information 2018.pdf 

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 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th