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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. We will announce club opportunities as they start up both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day. Stay tuned!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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 (email@example.com) and Julia Gottlieb (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.