MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 26, 2018  

DROP OFF REMINDER
If you happen to be driving your student to school in the morning, please remember that drop off is in the front driveway along the sidewalk.  We are seeing an increased number of students being dropped off in the front parking lot.  When this happens, it not only prevents access to the parking spaces, but also creates a safety concern with students crossing the line of traffic.

2ND QUARTER REPORT CARDS
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool has reopened. To view and print your child’s report card via the parent portal, 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.

If you are having difficulties printing or need a hard copy of your child’s report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

UPDATED MSK DATES TO REMEMBER

MSK SKI TRIP TO GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN
The middle school is sponsoring a ski trip for MSK students on Sunday, March 4th to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford New Hampshire. Please see the attached flyer with information on how to sign up. New for 2018. Cross Country skiing will be an option for students.

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.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
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.

2018 SUNDAY FUTSAL CLINIC
Develop foot skills and have fun playing Futsal with the high school Varsity Soccer Coaches - Greg & Shannon Cavanaugh. The clinic will run on Sundays beginning on January 28 and will run through February 25right here at MSK. For more information and to register for the clinic, please go to www.cavanaughcoastalcoaching.com/futsal-clinics.html

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
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/

KENNEBUNK LACROSSE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
See attached flyer - Kenn LAX Registration 2018

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!

Mondays:
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.

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: February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
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. 

Wednesdays:
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.

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. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
There will be a brief Civil Rights Team meeting in Mrs. McGlashan's room on Wednesday, Jan 31st before block 1.  All students who have attended in the past or are interested in the Civil Rights Team, please attend! This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at 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.   For questions contact advisor: Jae Allain at jallain@rsu21.net